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CIAO! Italian Language Semi-Intensive Group Course

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CIAO! Italian Language Semi-Intensive Group Course allows you to focus on your language study while enjoying a good amount of free time!

This course includes language and conversation sessions for 15 hours per week. CIAO! Italian Language Semi-Intensive Group Course is the perfect choice if you wish to attend a semi-intensive Italian Language Group Course and have free time in the afternoon to add private sessions, to explore the area or just relax.


Location Urbania


Total Hours 15hrs/week


Course Structure 3hrs/day


Course Length 1 - 48 weeks


Entry Level All


Price From €150,00

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CIAO! Italian Language Semi-Intensive Group Course is open to students of all levels, age and mother tongue who wish to understand, speak, read and write Italian correctly.

Class schedule
Monday – Friday
9:00 – 11:00: grammar and language
11:00 – 11:30: break
11:30 – 12:30: 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.

During high season, the school offers optional cultural classes in the afternoon and tutoring sessions on Saturday morning.

We suggest you combine your CIAO! Italian Language Semi-Intensive Group Course with private sessions in the afternoon if you wish 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.



Urbania is a very charming and welcoming place where everybody speaks Italian.

Nestled between Tuscany and the Adriatic Sea, Urbania is a valid alternative to cities invaded by mass tourism. Surrounded by the breath-taking scenery of the Montefeltro and at the foothills of the Unesco World Heritage Center of Urbino, Urbania will add a special touch to your CIAO! Italian Language Group Course.

The school is located in an ancient building in the heart of Urbania historical center. Bar, restaurants, supermarkets, banks and all other facilities are within walking distance. The building contains a wide range of student facilities, such as numerous classrooms, several piano studios, an art studio, a courtyard and an extensive Wi-Fi network. The building is open until late and it will easily become your second home in Urbania: here you will meet your new international friends, spend your free time, study and practise Italian. A historical public library is very close by and all students have free access to the library services. The school is open all year long and during the summer hosts a number of social events, concerts and public lectures.

This course is available at the following locations:

Registration and Price


Price starts from € 150 per week. For longer periods, the weekly price is reduced.

Registration fee
€ 65

What is included
- 15 hours per week of Italian language class
- placement test (online or on your first day at school)
- accommodation assistance
- 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: prior to your arrival or at the first day of your course directly 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

Course starting dates 2024
Courses for full beginners start every 4 weeks. Please contact the student office to know the exact starting dates. For all other levels, the course can start every Monday.

National Holidays 2024
January 6th, April 1st-25th, May 1st, June 2nd, July 25th, August 15th, November 1st, December 8th-25th-26th.

Excursions and activities


Centro Studi Italiani Urbania offers a number of excursions and experiences, together with cultural classes. While living in this peaceful place, you will have the chance to discover exquisite destinations of artistic interest and natural beauty around Italy in daily trips.
Popular destinations are:

- Florence
- Venice
- Perugia
- Assisi
- San Marino
- Gubbio

You will also have the possibility to take art and ceramics classes with outstanding local artists, challenge yourself by cooking real Italian recipes and combine them with the best Italian wine, with the guidance of amazing local food and wine experts.
Popular activities and experiences are:

- art and ceramics classes
- cooking classes
- pasta making classes
- truffle and wine tastings
- hiking and biking on surrounding mountains
- canoeing through the Furlo Canyon

Excursions and activities are planned according to season and weather. The updated calendar will be presented at your arrival at school.

Housing and pick-up


Centro Studi Italiani offers different kinds of accommodation and gives you all the assistance throughout your stay. You can choose between 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.


Apartments are fully furnished, including linens, washer, as well as kitchen utensils and appliances. All apartments are within easy walking distance from the school. They vary in size and number of bedrooms. Both single and double room options are available.
You can choose between the following options:
- shared apartment with other students from the school
- private apartment for an exclusive use

Host family

Students live in comfortable homes along with their host families with single or double room occupancy. All families meet the highest standards and criteria required by the school’s housing office.
Three different combinations are available:
- bed & breakfast
- half board
- full board

All housing options, carefully selected by our dedicated staff, are within walking distance from the school and the main city facilities. For specific housing requirements, our student office is at your disposal.

Pick up

Centro Studi Italiani can arrange pick-up on request from the main train stations (Pesaro and Bologna are the nearest) and airports (Ancona and Bologna). For specific pick up requirements, our student office is at your disposal.

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)

“Era una memoria importante nella mia vita quando studiavo l’italiano al Centro Studi Italiani”

Guo Jiayi (China)

“I miei insegnanti erano incredibili! Devo tutto quello che ho imparato a loro.”

“CSI Urbania ha ottimi insegnanti e è un ambiente ideale per immergersi nell’italiano”

Jean-Pierre Deruddere (Australia)

“Centro Studi Italiani tiene un posto speciale nel mio cuore”

Laura Stedge (USA)