Learn Italian in Genoa, in groups and for all levels

Location: Italy: Genoa

Term: Throughout the year

Dates: Year Round

A Door to Italy

Via Caffaro 4 / 7 Genoa, Genoa 16124 Italy


Located in the heart of Genoa, in the middle of Riviera in Liguria region (north west coast of Italy) the school is located in an elegant and fascinating building of the 19th century and it is easily reachable by bus or train. It is also just a few steps from the main touristic attractions in the town and close to world top destinations such as Cinque terre and Portofino (East Riviera) or Sanremo and Monte Carlo (West Riviera).

A Door to Italy has a wide range of courses at any level, from beginners to advance, available all year round. We offer intensive, non-intensive, long-term and special culture courses.

Different cultural programs and preparatory courses to Italian language certifications are regularly held.

Skilled and professional teachers drive students into the learning of the language.

Different solutions of accommodation and many free time activities are available to join the study of the Italian language to a pleasant stay. Our Italian study programs are accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR), ASILS and EDUITALIA. We also run special courses to CELI and CILS exams.

A Door to Italy is an official CELI exam centre.



The Italian Language School for Foreigners A DOOR TO ITALY was established in 2002, and was the first institution teaching Italian as a foreign language in Genoa. Each year hundreds of students from all over the world enjoy our top quality courses.


* Member of ASILS National Association of Italian Language Schools
* Officially recognized by the University for foreigners of Perugia as CELI and CIC Exam centre
* Member EDUITALIA Association
* Approved by the local representation of Ministry of Education
* Recognized by all the Italian Cultural Institutes in the world (IIC)
* Recognized by the Swedish Board CSN, for study grants to students
* Recognized by the BILDUNGURLAUB in Germany (Berlin, Hamburg, Hessen), for study grants to workers

High Quality Premises:

A Door to Italy is located in an elegant and fascinating building of the 19th century, one minute from all the main places in Genoa. Classes are held in spacious, bright rooms equipped with tape recorders, videos, white boards and TV. There is also a library, free internet point and free internet access WiFi.

Professional Staff:

Our teachers are highly qualified and experienced. All are native speakers of Italian who are career language teachers, often with experience of teaching Italian in other countries. They are all university graduates with extensive teaching experience. They have also been specifically trained to teach Italian as a foreign language. The optimal quality of teaching offered is reinforced through teachers' meetings, classroom observations and workshops. A Door to Italy also employs full-time administrative staff dedicated to their work they arrange accommodation, cultural activities and bookings.

Extensive Range of Courses:

Italian Language and Culture, General Italian, Business Italian, Individual Tuition, Courses for Executives, Combined Courses (group+individual), Cooking classes, Italian and diving, Italian and sailing, Italian and Photography, Cultural courses.

All Levels:

Our programme is based on 6 different levels: from beginners to advanced levels corresponding to the Common European Framework of Languages (from A1 to C2). To asses the level each new student is required to take the entry test, both written and oral during the first day of lessons.

Small Study Groups:

The classes are small, with average of 5-6 students per group. This helps to ensure that the students are given personal attention and the opportunity for self expression.

Linguistic Mix:

Our students come from all over the world, usually in a group there are no more than two students of the same nationality. Different languages and cultural backgrounds make the group and the lessons very interesting and the learning process particularly fast.

Degree Level


  • Italian

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Italian

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

* Entry test;
* Material;
* Final language certificate;
* Assistance with Visa application and permit pf stay when necessary;
* Accommodation service: research and bookings;
* Social activities (citywalk / welcome cocktail / visits of museums / half day or full day trips during week days and week ends);
* Free internet access (computers and Wifi network);
* Helpdesk available during office hours

Credit Available


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Dormitory
  • Guest House
  • Home-stays
  • Independent living

Participants Travel to Italy

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Written Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
Post Services Include
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
Year Founded