Scuola Leonardo da Vinci - Scuola di lingua italiana in Italia

Italian language school "Scuola Leonardo da Vinci ®"

Learn Italian in Florence, Milan, Rome and Siena
Officially authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci ®

Italian school in Florence

Italian language school in Florence

Florence, the pearl of the Italian Renaissance, where you can breathe art and culture in every corner.

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Italian school in Milan

Italian language school in Milan

Milan is a modern city.
The Italian capital of fashion and design.

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Italian school in Rome

Italian language school in Rome

Rome, the Eternal City, filled with ancient and modern charm. The theater of the “Dolce Vita”.

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Italian school in Siena

Italian language school in Siena

Siena sits right in the heart of Tuscany, rich of art and tradition, world-famous for its food and wines.

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Scuola Leonardo da Vinci® - Schools in Italy

Le scuole Leonardo da Vinci in Italia

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci® in Italy was founded in Florence in 1977 as an Institute of Italian Language and Culture. Since its beginning, combining language with culture was the school’s central concept and trademark. For this, teaching the Italian language at Scuola Leonardo da Vinci is heavily supported by cultural aspects including: courses (art history, Italian food, Italian cinema) and crafts (weaving, pottery, leather work, jewelry).

Still today the school promotes, along with the language, the study of Italian culture. Scuola Leonardo da Vinci has been enriched by new courses to meet the demands of the contemporary market today which points to food and wine, art, painting and restoration.

In 1984, a second location was launched in the heart of Rome; a new center with the same principles and following the same guidelines promoting language alongside culture.

In 1991, a third location was established in the city of Siena, in the heart of the Chianti Region of Italy. This beautiful frame is a catalyst for the food and wine sector.

Most recently, in 2004, Scuola Leonardo da Vinci opened its doors in Milan, the city of fashion and design, on the private University campus of NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts).

In its 37 years, Scuola Leonardo da Vinci has hosted students of various nationalities from all over the world. Over the years, the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci syndicate has developed links with Universities and Colleges in the U.S. as well as South America and has participated in workshops in the United States, Japan, Korea, Northern Europe, former Eastern European countries and Russia promoting the immense historic and artistic heritage of the Italian lifestyle.

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, in 1984, also contributed to the founding of the Accademia Italiana di Lingua (AIL), the professional association of schools, institutions and experts in the field of teaching Italian as a foreign language. The AIL created the first diploma of modern Italian which effectively tests the language abilities of the candidates; according to the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR). Over 14,000 candidates from Italian offices and those abroad have participated in the AIL exams.

Today Scuola Leonardo da Vinci looks toward the future and specializes in offering courses specifically designed to target age, profession and availability. At the same time the school still brings forward its initial idea that there is no language without culture and by that it has reinforced its research of new methodologies for training teachers of second and foreign language.

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Read about the experiences of our students!

The experience of Paull-Anthony Keightley

Paul Keightley studente australiano del corso intensivo a Siena

  • + Name: Paull-Anthony Keightley
  • + Country: Australia
  • + Course: Intensive

My experience with the Italian language intensive course in Siena:

"In four weeks I relearned a lot of basics that I forgot. And I started to think in Italian that was the main goal I was aiming for."

The experience of Emma Chamberlain

Emma Chamberlain

  • + Name: Emma Chamberlain
  • + Country: Australia
  • + Course: Private lessons

My experience with thePrivate Italian language courseinSiena:

"The private classes allowed me to perfect my Italian and specifically prepare for the Italian entrance exam for university. I feel very confident and secure as a result of the individual help I received from the private lessons".

The experience of Conny Ernst

Conny Ernst - Corso culturale La Dolce a Vita a Firenze

  • + Name: Conny Ernst
  • + Country: Swiss
  • + Course: Dolce Vita

My experience with "La Dolce Vita" course in Florence:

"I can highly recommend this course at Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, especially when traveling alone in Florence. La Dolce Vita program provides many appealing excursions and you will get to meet many people.
Donatella, who is a teacher at the school and also the guide of the excursions, has a lot of experience, and is always ready to answer your questions.
Many thanks to all for the unforgettable memories here in Florence.

Yours Sincerely, Conny"

The experience of Olivier Leleux

Olivier Leleux - corso intensivo di lingua italiana a Milano

  • + Name: Olivier Leleux
  • + Country: Belgium
  • + Course: Intensive

My experience with the Italian language intensive course in Milan:

"In 2007 I decided to live for a month in Italy. I wanted to discover the culture and people, but also learn the language. I found Leonardo da Vinci school on the net. I was not able to say a single word in Italian and I decided it was the perfect solution for a person like me. I started lessons in April 2007 and after a month with 4 hours a day of lessons, I reached a level enough high to lead an ordinary life in Milan. I liked it so much that I went back in 2009 and 2011 for two months.
If I were to give advice to a person who’s looking for an Italian language school, I would say immediately: "Try Scuola Leonardo da Vinci. Teachers are just brilliant, kind and accessible, the lessons are original, after school you can have fun with other students who come from everywhere, but also with the teaching staff of the school. Because learning a language is not just about learning grammar, it is mainly applying it in everyday life. "That 's what I did in school Leonardo da Vinci. And I have no regret!"

The experience of Irene Grob

irene grob - Superintensive Italian language course in Italy

  • + Name: Irene Grob
  • + Country: Switzerland
  • + Course: Dolce Vita

My experience with the Dolce Vita Course at Scuola Leonardo da Vinci in Milan:

"I went for two weeks at Scuola Leonardo da Vinci in Milan.

It was very interesting in our international class and the teachers were all very motivated. I particularly appreciated the "Dolce Vita" lessons outside the school.
This began with a tour in the city and continued with visits to various museums (Scala, Verdi House, the Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci). Our guide, Valentina, with his great knowledge of culture and art was an enormous enrichment.
But even dinner in the Osteria Conchetta, the Milanese aperitif in the neighborhood of Isola, the concert at the Theater Mahler and the trip in Como were so funny.

Thank you so much, it was a great experience for me!"

The experience of Kena Michael

Kena Michael - corso intensivo di lingua italiana a Siena

  • + Name: Kena Michael
  • + Country: Germany
  • + Course: Intensive

My experience with the Italian language intensive course in Siena:

"Initially I enrolled in the standard course only for three weeks, but then I liked the school so much that I extended my stay. At the end of three weeks, it became three months. I especially enjoyed the excursions and the lessons in the afternoon, which allowed students to practice the language."

The experience of Mamboueny Gouadi

Mimy Mamboueny Gouadi - Corso privato di lingua italiana a Milano

  • + Name: Mimy Mamboueny Gouadi
  • + Country: Congo
  • + Course: Private Lessons

My experience with Private lessons in Milan:

"I found this school on the net and I recommend it to everyone who would like to learn or improve their Italian language level. After 3 weeks of course and individual training, I learned many things. In particular, in the individual lessons I rehearsed my knowledge grammar. I particularly liked the environment and the quality of teaching: material, stimulating and qualified teaching, dialogues with teachers, but also congeniality of people"

The experience of Cherlyn Seruto


  • + Name: Cherlyn Seruto
  • + Country: Stati Uniti d'America
  • + Course: Dolce Vita

My experience with the course La Dolce Vita in Siena:

"I liked the activities listed in the “Dolce Vita” course, so I enrolled. The additional activities have unveiled many aspects of Siena that I would not otherwise have discovered"

The experience of Jana Černohlávková

 Jana Černohlávková - Corso superintensivo Milano

  • + Name: Jana Černohlávková
  • + Country:Czech Republic
  • + Course:Superintensiv

My experience with the course "Super Intensive Italian language course" in Milan:

"I have been at Scuola Leonardo da Vinci in Milan for 4 weeks. I managed to meet a lot of people and, in the same, to improve my Italian. I chose this school because it really takes care of students, whether you need to change your class, to move or to modify your lessons schedule. They are very kind and help you in everything you need. The lessons are really interesting, interactive, combining oral speech and grammar. I am happy for my choice, it was a great experience."

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