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BENVENUTO! Light Course

BENVENUTO! Light Course Price

From €130.00

Course Location


Course Duration

1-48 weeks

Course start periods

Every Monday. For A0 and A1 level, please contact the student office for the beginning dates

Total hours

12 hours per week

Course schedule

4 hours a day for 3 days

Who is the class suitable for?

All levels

Choose the BENVENUTO! Light Course

The BENVENUTO! Light Course is a group Italian course for those who want to combine their study with leisure time.

This engaging course offers 12 hours of language and conversation sessions per week, providing a light, accessible approach to learning Italian. Designed to offer maximum flexibility, BENVENUTO! allows students to enjoy their free time during the week, enabling them to add private lessons, explore the city, or simply relax.

The language and conversation sessions, with plenty of interaction and practice, are dynamically structured to make learning engaging and stimulating. Our team of qualified teachers adopts an innovative educational approach, ensuring that students acquire language skills effectively and enjoyably.

You should participate in the course if:

The benefits of the BENVENUTO! Light Course

The flexibility of the BENVENUTO! Light Course allows students to customize their learning experience. With the option to add private lessons, students can focus on specific areas of interest or tackle more complex topics, ensuring tailored learning.

In addition to the lessons, the course offers a wide range of additional resources, including interactive teaching materials. These tools further support learning, providing students with the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge from the group sessions.

The course location, a welcoming, stimulating environment in the city of Genoa, provides an ideal place in which to learn and interact. Easily accessible by public transport, it also offers the convenience of being located near bars, restaurants, and other city attractions.

This group course is the ideal choice for those seeking a balanced approach to learning Italian, where study is harmoniously integrated with leisure time, creating a comprehensive, rewarding learning experience.

Learn Italian quickly with us!

Discover all the information about the BENVENUTO! Light Course that you can take in the city of Genoa.
Carefully consider all aspects of the course and join the great family of Centro Studi Italiani with this group learning experience.

Features of the BENVENUTO! Light Course

The BENVENUTO! Light Course is a group course for learning the Italian language. It is an option open to students of all levels, ages, and nationalities, who are eager to explore the nuances of Italian using a dynamic, accessible approach.

Lesson Schedule

3 days per week
9:15 – 11:15: grammar and vocabulary;
11:15 – 11:30: break;
11:30 – 13:15: conversation and activities.

Classes are intentionally kept small to ensure personalized attention to each student. Group formation is based on the initial level of proficiency in the Italian language, determined through a level test. We recommend adding individual sessions in the afternoon for those who wish to reinforce privately what they have learned during group lessons or to address specific needs.

At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to take a final exam, certifying your level of language proficiency. Centro Studi Italiani will issue a certificate that you can use both in the workplace and for university admission.

Who is the course for?

The course is open to students with language skills at any level.


Our institute is located in the heart of Genoa, inside an elegant historic building. Its strategic location allows easy access thanks to the presence of numerous public transport services connecting it to all neighborhoods of the city. You will find a wide range of bars, restaurants, supermarkets, shops, and other useful services in the surrounding area.

The school’s structure is designed to welcome students in a comfortable environment, with numerous classrooms for lessons. It also features a spacious relaxation area where you can enjoy a coffee during breaks and benefit from the high-speed Wi-Fi covering the entire facility.

The school is open throughout the year, and our dedicated staff is available from the first contact to provide assistance and support. We will be your reference point during your stay in Genoa, ensuring that you have a fulfilling educational and cultural experience.

Registration and price


Our engaging Italian Language Course offers a competitive price starting from €130 per week, with reduced weekly rates for extended stays.

Registration Fee

This course requires a registration fee of €65.

The Course Includes:

12 hours of engaging Italian language lessons, weekly;
Entrance test, available online or on your first day at the school;
Assistance in finding accommodation, if needed;
Textbook for educational support;
Student card, identifying you as a member of our esteemed study center.
Continuous support from the student office for any administrative needs;
Insurance during school-organized activities;
Final exam, an optional opportunity to assess your learning;
Certificate of attendance, certifying your commitment and progress;

Payment Procedure

To secure your place, we require a 20% deposit of the total fee at the time of registration. The balance must be paid before your arrival or on the first day of school.


10% Centro Studi Italiani Alumni;
10% Second member of the same family;
10% Members of the Dante Alighieri Society;
20% Students from Pontifical Universities.

Excursions and activities

Centro Studi Italiani Genova can recommend a number of destinations for you to discover during your stay.

When you stay in this fascinating city, you have the opportunity to visit iconic villages of the Ligurian Riviera as well as its breathtaking landscapes. Renowned destinations include the Cinque Terre, Portofino, Camogli, Sanremo, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portovenere but also Milan and the Serravalle Shopping Outlet.

You will have the opportunity to participate in guided tours to discover the hidden corners of the city, enjoy tastings of typical products, participate in cooking classes for local dishes, take canoe trips, and go out on sailing days and trekking accompanied by experts in the field.

Excursions and activities are planned according to the season and weather conditions. The updated calendar will be presented when you arrive at school.

Accommodation and transfers

Centro Studi Italiani offers various accommodation options and provides assistance, as required,during your stay in Italy. You can choose between fully furnished apartments and host families. By opting to live with a family, you will have the opportunity to experience the unforgettable Italian hospitality, practice the language, and interact with local residents.

The apartments are fully furnished, equipped with linens, kitchen utensils, and appliances. All apartments are within easy walking distance from the school and vary in terms of size and number of bedrooms. You can choose between single or double rooms and opt for a shared apartment with other school students or a private apartment for exclusive use.

If you choose the host family solution, you will live in a comfortable Italian home with your host family. You can select a single or double room and have the option to choose from three different meal options: Bed & Breakfast, half board, or full board.

All host families meet the high standards and criteria required by the school’s housing office.

All housing options, carefully selected by our staff, are located within walking distance of the school and the city’s main attractions. For any specific needs, our student office is at your disposal.

In addition, if requested, Centro Studi Italiani also offers a transfer service from major train stations and airports.


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Location Genova


Total Hours 12 hrs/week


Course Structure 4 hrs/3 days


Course Length 1 - 48 weeks


Entry Level All


Price From €130,00

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BENVENUTO! Italian Language Light Group Course is open to students of all levels, age and mother tongue who wish to understand, speak, read and write Italian.

Class schedule
3 days per week (days depending on level)
9:15 – 11:15: grammar and language
11:15 – 11:30: break
11:30 – 13:15: conversation and activities

Classes are intentionally small to guarantee individual attention to all students. Groups are evenly formed depending on students’ previous knowledge of the Italian language. For this reason, you will be invited to complete a placement test, if you are not a total beginner. We suggest combining your BENVENUTO! Italian Language Light Group Course with private sessions in the afternoon if you want to privately consolidate what you have learned during your group classes or if you have specific needs.

At the end of your course, you can take a final exam to attest the linguistic level you reached. Centro Studi Italiani will release a certificate that you can use for your job or University credits.



The school is located in the heart of Genoa, inside an historic elegant building. It is easy to reach thanks to the numerous public transportation services that connect it to the various districts of the city. The school is surrounded by many cafes, bars, restaurants, supermarkets and shops. The building comfortably welcomes students in the many classrooms, it has a large relaxing area where you can drink a coffee during your breaks and it is fully covered by a high-speed Wi-Fi network.

The school is open all year round. Being in a city characterized by a pleasant Mediterranean climate throughout the year, offering numerous cultural and social events, exhibitions and concerts, you will have plenty of opportunities to practice your Italian. The friendly and always smiling school staff is there to help you and assist you from the very start of your experience. The school will be your landmark during your stay in Genoa!

This course is available at the following locations:

Registration and Price


Price starts from € 130 per week. For longer periods, the weekly price is reduced.

Registration fee
€ 65

What is included
- 12 hours per week of Italian language class
- placement test (online or on your first day at school)
- accommodation assistance, if needed
- textbook
- access to the digital learning platform
- student ID
- student office assistance
- insurance during activities
- final exam (optional)
- final certificate of attendance

Payment procedure
- Deposit upon registration: 20% of the total fee
- Balance: before your arrival or at your first day at school

- 10% Centro Studi Italiani former students
- 10% Second member of the same family
- 10% Members of the Dante Alighieri Society
- 20% Students from Pontifical Universities

Excursions and activities


Centro Studi Italiani Genoa offers a wide selection of excursions and experiences, together with Italian language and cultural classes.
During your stay in Genoa you can join exciting guided tours discovering the hidden corners of the city, taste delicious typical local products, take part in cooking classes led by local chefs, and go on fun and memorable canoeing/sailing and trekking trips escorted by local experts.
In addition, you can discover the magical spots of the Liguria Riviera and take daily trips to the stunning cities of Sanremo, Camogli, Portofino and the breathtaking Cinque Terre.

Housing and pick-up


Live in Italy as an Italian.
Centro Studi Italiani offers different kinds of accommodation and gives you all the assistance throughout your stay.
You can choose between fully furnished apartments and host families. Choosing a homestay, you can enjoy a memorable immersive experience of genuine Italian life and hospitality while practising the language and getting to know the locals.
All housing options, carefully selected by our dedicated staff, are within walking distance from the school and the main city facilities.

Listen to what our students say. Literally.

"L’italiano non è solo una lingua. È cultura, amore, famiglia, e devi essere proprio lì per capirlo."

Anthony Lopez (Panama)

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