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Historic Italian street with flag, language immersion, cultural exploration, brick buildings.
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Italian culinary experience with various cheeses, meats, breads, and wine.
Historic Italian architecture, ideal for immersive language learning and cultural exposure.

Italian language school Cultura Italiana

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4.8/5 based on 56 reviews
7 Classrooms
Max 12 students per class
Medium sized school
10 Dedicated teachers
Learn to speak fluent Italian in a medieval palace in the middle of the historical center of Bologna. Sounds tempting? It is possible at language school Cultura Italiana, this school is located in the castle Palazzo Pepoli. Obviously, the historical details are also reflected in the cozy interior of the school, which feels homely: beautiful wooden school benches, lots of art, cheerful yellow walls and even a piano.Only 100 meters walking from the two most famous towers of Bologna: the Due Torri. Special about this school is that the teachers do their very best to encourage the students to surround themselves as much as possible with local Italians. After class, a lot of activities are organized: from city walks and history and art trips to culinary tours through a parmesan cheese factory or authentic vineyard. Students can also visit fashion fabrics or mechanical factories (Ducati, Maserati, Lamborghini, Ferrari). Cultura Italiana (1980) is the first school recognized by the Italian state as an "Italian language school for foreigners" and the lessons are of high quality.
What students like about Cultura Italiana
  • Familial atmosphere
  • Lots of cultural trips and activities
  • Located in medieval castle
  • Right in the historic centre of Bologna
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Facilities
Located in the city center
Located near public transport
Free WiFi
Reception
Air conditioning
In a popular neighbourhood
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Study rooms
Located in historic center
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Lounge
Officially registered exam location
Airconditioning
Accredited
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Italian language certification from the University for Foreigners of Siena. CILS
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Courses at Cultura Italiana

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Accommodations at Cultura Italiana

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Cultura Italiana

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4.8/5 based on 56 reviews

Cultura Italiana scores excellent on the following categories:

  • School location: 5.0
  • Teachers: 5.0
  • Lesson quality: 5.0
  • Atmosphere: 5.0
  • Staff: 5.0
  • Activities: 5.0
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Reviewed on 03 May 2019 via google
We took a one week intensive course with very little prior Italian knowledge. The classes are all in Italian but the teachers are great at conveying the grammar and lessons to beginners. The teachers are also very engaged and welcoming. The school offers just enough extra activities, both free and at a reasonable extra cost. Wished we had stayed longer! We definitely recommend staying with a homestay family! We took a one week intensive course with very little prior Italian knowledge. The classes are all in Italian but the teachers are great at conveying the grammar and lessons to beginners. The teachers are also very engaged and welcoming. The school offers just enough extra activities, both free and at a reasonable extra cost. Wished we had stayed longer! We definitely recommend staying with a homestay family!
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Reviewed on 15 November 2019 via google
As a complete beginner Cultura Italiana was the perfect place for me to learn the basics of Italian. The teachers are excellent, and it’s a very fun and inspiring environment! I can highly recommend this school. As a complete beginner Cultura Italiana was the perfect place for me to learn the basics of Italian. The teachers are excellent, and it’s a very fun and inspiring environment! I can highly recommend this school.
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Reviewed on 01 October 2018 via google
Spent 2 weeks learning Italian here. Great school. They not only teach you the language but the culture and history of Italy particularly Bologna. Highly recommend. Fun students. Good teachers. Spent 2 weeks learning Italian here. Great school. They not only teach you the language but the culture and history of Italy particularly Bologna. Highly recommend. Fun students. Good teachers.
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Reviewed on 15 November 2019 via google
Cultura italiana is the perfect place to learn or develop your italian. The teachers are very nice and understanding and you can start at any level. Definitely want to come back :) Cultura italiana is the perfect place to learn or develop your italian. The teachers are very nice and understanding and you can start at any level. Definitely want to come back :)
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Reviewed on 15 July 2017 via google
I did a 4 weeks intensive course in agoust before my erasmus began, without knowing anything more than 'ciao' and 'grazie' and after the first week you can see important changes. Prices are not cheap, but the classmates from all countries that in this time are your familly and the teachers are the best you can have. The lessons method will make you forget that you are in a school, and you will learn quickly.

After one...
I did a 4 weeks intensive course in agoust before my erasmus began, without knowing anything more than 'ciao' and 'grazie' and after the first week you can see important changes. Prices are not cheap, but the classmates from all countries that in this time are your familly and the teachers are the best you can have. The lessons method will make you forget that you are in a school, and you will learn quickly.

After one year I can say that in that time I made very good friends, we were like a family, and is a very important piece of my italian adventure, thanks to them I could understand university lessons without problems and do easier my life here in bologna.
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Reviewed on 02 May 2024 via google
Cultura Italiana is a wonderful school to learn Italian and improve communication skills. Being a language teacher myself, I was very impressed by the quality of the teachers. The classes are dynamic. The teachers have a good way to facilitate conversation and explain grammar. The atmosphere in class is encouraging the student to speak and making it fun in the process. The location in the old town cannot be beat. Cultura Italiana is a wonderful school to learn Italian and improve communication skills. Being a language teacher myself, I was very impressed by the quality of the teachers. The classes are dynamic. The teachers have a good way to facilitate conversation and explain grammar. The atmosphere in class is encouraging the student to speak and making it fun in the process. The location in the old town cannot be beat.

Activities at Cultura Italiana

Cultura Italiana usually organizes 10 activities per week with other students from the school. Some activities are free, others are possible for a small fee. The school also offers a free welcoming activity.

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Location, ages and nationalities

Please note the below ages and nationalities are indicative and based on historical data. But generally, Cultura Italiana has students from the following age groups and nationalities.

Average ages
  • Younger than 16 1%
  • Between 16-18 5%
  • Between 18-24 24%
  • Between 25-34 20%
  • Between 35-50 25%
  • 50+ 25%
Nationalities
  • Germany 18%
  • Switzerland 18%
  • United Kingdom 12%
  • United States 12%
  • Spain 5%
  • Netherlands 10%
  • France 8%
  • Japan 7%
  • Norway 5%
  • Sweden 5%

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General information

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Address

Cultura Italiana
Via Castiglione 4
40124, Bologna, Italy

Course cancellation policy
Free rebooking This is a Extralingo preferred policy

Free to reschedule course up to 15 days prior to arrival.

Accommodation cancellation policy
Free rebooking This is a Extralingo preferred policy

Free to reschedule up to 15 days prior to arrival.

Payment policy
Flexible (recommended) This is a Extralingo preferred policy

A down payment of 30% is due upon booking and the full payment is due 29 days before arrival.

Regional / National Holidays
National holidays in Bologna, Italy

Bologna has the following national holidays. Please note that schools might be closed on these days. The school will inform you about the exact dates once you request a booking.

Name: Date:
Epiphany 06-01-2024
Easter Sunday 31-03-2024
Liberation Day 25-04-2024
International Workers Day 01-05-2024
All Saints Day 01-11-2024
Immaculate Conception 08-12-2024
Frequently asked questions
Are the teachers native speakers?
Yes, all of the teachers at Cultura Italiana are native speakers, ensuring authentic language learning experiences.
Is there an emergency contact at the school?
Yes, Cultura Italiana has an emergency contact available for all students that need immediate assistance. This contact will be provided before your arrival at the school.
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