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Dante Alighieri

Siena, Italy
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About the school

Imagine a typical Italian street. Including bumpy boulders, rosé colored houses, curtains that flutter past the wooden shooters of the windows and Fiat 500's that are parked centimeter-accurate in a small parking space. In such a street in the heart of Siena you will find language school Dante Alighieri. Located in a recently restored historic building. Not only from the outside, but also from within the school is a feast for the eyes: the beautiful historic details are well preserved and are combined with a colorful interior. The school has 25 classrooms, a roof terrace with views over the city, a cozy lounge with piano, a well-stocked library, a professionally equipped kitchen and a dining room with ceiling paintings. The friendly staff and teachers of the school regularly organize activities where students can practice their Italian in an informal way and hang out with their classmates. The lessons at the school are of good quality and accredited.
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What we like

  • check_circle   Lots of cultural activities
  • check_circle   Historical building
  • check_circle   Right in the historic heart of Siena
  • check_circle   Professional kitchen in school
  • check_circle   Roof terrace with a view

Safe bookings

Free insurance

Free cancellation

Italian at Dante Alighieri

  • check_circle   Including certificate
  • check_circle   Including level check
  • check_circle   Free accommodations insurance
  • check_circle   Free activities

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Eva Sampieri is the main contact for Dante Alighieri.

Courses

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School's facilities

  • Accredited
  • wifi WiFi
  • my_location Located in the city center
  • directions_transit Located near public transport
  • local_florist Garden
  • airline_seat_recline_extra Lounge
  • room_service Reception
  • local_pizza Cafetaria
  • flip_to_back Study rooms

Schedule and social program

This is an example of how your week at Dante Alighieri looks like. The actual schedule might vary depending on the season.

Dante Alighieri usually organizes 6 activities each week. All of these activities are free of charge. Some examples of activities that Dante Alighieri organizes are presented here.

Example activities at the school:

  •   Museum visit (free)
  •   Day-excursion to another city (free)
  •   Video nights (free)
  •   Discover the city (free)
  •   Tastings (free)
  •   Weekend excursion (free)
  •   Guided tours (free)
  •   Walking tour (free)
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Siena

As one of world's best-preserved medieval cities Siena is a feast for the senses and an essential stop on every Tuscan itinerary. In the lively, medieval streets you will find sweet-smelling patisseries, tempting restaurants with the freshest Tuscan specialties and craft shops. The historic districts that the city is rich of are so well preserved that you imagine yourself in the 17th century when you walk through them. Siena is like an open-air museum of Gothic architecture and art. The small town has about 50,000 inhabitants and is built on three hills and surrounded by well-preserved city walls. You will find the world's most unique squares here, Piazza del Campo for example, a shell shaped square including scalloped edges. The world-famous horse race 'the Palio of Siena' which takes place twice a year is characteristic of the Sienese identity, history and culture and attracts visitors from all over the world. If you are following a language course in Siena, it is highly recommended to stick around a little longer when your course is finished. Siena is an excellent starting point to discover the rest of Tuscany. Think of visiting nearby charming cities such as San Gimignano and Pienza and some Tuscan wine regions such as Montalcino and Montepulciano.

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Aug 12, 2020
5/ 5stars

I attended group classes and afternoon activities here for two weeks in February before the school had to close because of the pandemic. Classes were fun, interesting and varied. The teachers were very smart and nice. There were didactic lessons, games, conversation, and one day we even went to the weekly market together. The afternoon activities included watching an Italian movie, a meal at a local restaurant and a tour of the Saint Catherine convent. Once it was clear that the country was going to lock down, the school handled the situation and communications in a very clear and professional manner. I will be back to Siena and the school whenever Americans can go to Italy again! Next time I will find lodging recommended by the school though. In February I found my own apartment and it wasn’t great. I heard from other students that the rentals recommended by the school were very interesting and convenient.

Since leaving Italy I’ve been very pleased with the online classes I’m taking from the school 2-3 times a week with Livia.

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Aug 10, 2020
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I spent two weeks in Siena last fall and had the most remarkable experience at Dante Alighieri. I have taken Italian languages courses in Italy several times before, but the experience at Dante Alighieri was far superior. The instructors are EXCELLENT and the staff couldn't be more helpful and accommodating. When Covid struck, I began taking on line lessons with Angela, my teacher from last fall. We have continued for the last four months and I will hopefully continue this wonderful experience well into the future. I am finally getting the hang of it and loving every minute thanks to Dante Alighieri Siena!

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May 10, 2019
5/ 5stars

The Dante Alighieri School is more than perfect!
I have been a student at the school for 8 months now and can highly recommend the Italian language course!
In the heart of Siena you will find the school, which is beautifully furnished.
The learning atmosphere is wonderful and all teachers are very nice and competent. I personally, really like that there is a friendly atmosphere between teacher and student. It is always a pleasure to go to school and everyone enjoys it.
Furthermore, one is welcomed by wonderful secretaries who are always(!!)
available for help and advice.

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Jan 28, 2020
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I came here with the University of Delaware as a study abroad student. I really enjoyed the experience. Siena is a small, quiet town but its full of history and culture. The staff at the school were beyond helpful and inviting upon our arrival. We were all quite nervous being in a new environment but they helped us become more confident and open with the learning process. If youre looking to improve your fluency and immerse yourself in a new culture, I would recommend this school for anyone.

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Jan 28, 2020
5/ 5stars

All the professors were very helpful and excellent in teaching Italian. The school provided all the amenities needed to complete the course. Overall it was a student friendly experience.

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