In the scenic centre of Genoa, just a short walk from the seafront, Scuola Tricolore occupies a beautifully restored historic building. The school is an official CILS examination centre, authorised by the University of Siena. Year round a wide range of Italian courses available: group and individual courses. For special needs we provide crash, weekend/ evening courses, conversational or cooking courses and specific exam preparation. Long-term group courses available at discounted rates.
Scuola Tricolore wants to honourably serve anyone interested in learning Italian in Italy by providing superior quality in teaching and in providing an unforgettable experience. To gain a complete Italian experience of Italian and Italy. Therefore, you can choose from numerous leisure activities and excursions; like wine tastings, cooking courses, hiking tours, sailing trips, city walks, free seminars, Italian movies and much more. Discover Genoa and Liguria with our special tours!
has partnerships with the following universities and colleges in Italy. You can gain full or conditional acceptance into one of these institutions.
The nationality and age mix at Scuola Tricolore varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 30. In the summer, the average age is 27.
teaches students from all over the world, including:
does not hold classes on the holiday dates below. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.
I really loved the housing I got. I chose to stay in a family setting and it was like having extra Italian classes, we spoke Italian and she corrected my mistakes. I also learned nice places to go out to see and got a local's view of Genoa.
The school is in the city centre, easy to find, nice building. I enjoyed my classes, especially the first two days. We got a lot of attention and also a book and a bag and a folder it was a good starter's pack.
The other thing I liked was that I had my classes in the morning until lunchtime so after that I had the whole day free to go and explore the city. I bought a week long bus pass so could jump on a bus and go anywhere or walk to the water side.
I did improve my Italian and I will absolutely come back to this school next time I go to Genoa.
I am enthusiastic about the school; small classes ( 4 to 7 participants ) the very good qualities of our teacher, Mrs. Carerina Re, the good preparation for the lessons, the beautiful building and also the class rooms, the friendliness of the teacher and staff and, naturellement, of the city of Genoa and its friendly people!
I would advise others to select the courses hors saison, as I did, the teacher told me, that the courses in summer are always full up, will say 10 students in every classroom and not 4 to six as in March.
The learning conditions could not have been better; there was one teacher for two students, which meant that our speaking time was maximized. I did appreciate the patience and competence of our young teachers.
With regard to the social activities on offer, the visit to a 'pasticceria' was totally uninteresting (visiting the workshop where the chocolates and sweets are actually made would have been more instructive). On the other hand, I did enjoy the wine and cheese tasting.
All the best to the whole staff.
I liked the environment of the school. Everybody was very helpful and supportive. I like the fact that they provided different activities to do after the lessons, which help students to integrate with each other. The only downside was that I share the flat with Spanish speaking people. I would like to have shared it with someone who I had to speak Italian with. However, my flatmates were really nice. The accommodation was basic. It didn't have a living room or TV to hang out with the rest of the people in the flat. The flat was well located and I liked the area very much. It was not far from the school if you use the bus. The bus stop was close. The school was very central. It was a bit confusing to get there the first day, but it was very well located and close to all amenities. Good experience!Show details » Read more...
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying Italian in Genoa. These homes are often between 5 - 25 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
Student residences are more suitable for an independent student, who is looking for clean, basic accommodation at an economic price. All students must be 16 - 100. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Student residences often do not include any meal plan. Learn more about apartment housing
It is possible to live in a rented apartment during your study in Genoa, but this tends to be more expensive. Scuola Tricolore provides some assistance with apartment rentals or you can rent an apartment on your own. Learn more about apartment housing
Scuola Tricolore provides some assistance with hotel or hostel reservations or you can reserve a room on your own. Learn more about hostel housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged 40 € when you register.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Genoa based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.
Genoa is a captivating, unspoilt city with a truly Italian flavour, so an Italian course in Genoa is a perfect way to learn the language! In the scenic centre of Genoa, just a short walk from the seafront, our school occupies a beautifully restored historic building. Learn Italian in Genoa and spend days wandering back in time through the medieval streets of the city.