Italian Language School in Genova

Discover the hidden treasures of Genoa while learning the Italian language. 

If you love the sea, mountains and old cultural traditions then Genoa is the ideal city for your Italian language course. 

Among the main Mediterranean ports, characterized by one of the largest historic centers in Europe, the picturesque scenery of Genoa will capture your spirit and add a special touch to your Italian language study holiday experience.

Old town, modern atmosphere

Walking through the “caruggi”, narrow alleys lining tall colorful houses, you will fall in love with the secret charm of the city, stage of thousand never-ending stories.

Discover its artistic masterpieces in the Renaissance Palaces, the intense aromatic scents coming from the typical historic shops and the breath-taking view from the hilly districts. 

Starting your day with the typical “focaccia” and “cappuccino” will be the best awakening to follow your Italian lesson. Taste a delicious dish of “trofie al pesto” in an ancient osteria, make new friends while enjoying an aperitivo by the sea and free your mind during the weekend on a trekking tour on the surrounding hills or in a sailing trip reaching the stunning Cinque Terre.


The school is located in the heart of Genoa, inside an historic elegant building. It is easy to reach with 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 beginning of your experience. The school will be your landmark during your stay in Genoa!


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.

The school provides a wide range of services based on your specific needs:

– Visa assistance

– Residence permit assistance

– Medical assistance

– Pick-up from/to airports

– Student ID (discounts and reductions available in many shops and museums in town)



Centro Studi Italiani can arrange pick-up services on request from the main train stations and airports. Please do not hesitate to contact us for an individual/group pick-up service.

Genoa is connected to motorways from all over Italy:

Exit: Genova Ovest or Genova Est

From/To North and North East: A7; From/To Northwest: A26

From/To West and North West: A10; From/To East and South East: A12

Possibility to book a parking space in a garage nearby at a special rate.


The nearest train station to the school is Genova Piazza Principe.

For train timetables, see www.trenitalia.it and select Genova Piazza Principe as final destination.

From the station you can easily reach the school on foot (15 minutes), by taxi or by bus line 18, 20, 34, 35, 39, 40.


From Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA), you can reach the city centre by taxi, renting a car, by the Flybus shuttle service (every 15 minutes) + train or private transfer.

The airport is connected to the main European and International airports. See https://www.airport.genova.it/en/transportation-airport/ for more details.




Genoa, birthplace of the explorer and navigator Christopher Columbus and capital of one of the main Italian maritime republics, between the XII and XV century, became a naval and commercial power at European level. 

Nicknamed as “Superba” by the famous poet Francesco Petrarca, almost all of the historic center has been declared as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Especially “Strade Nuove” (Via Garibaldi, Via Balbi and Via Cairoli) and the complex of historic residences, known as “Palazzi dei Rolli”.

In the heart of the city, Piazza De Ferrari, overlooks Palazzo Ducale, Palazzo della Nuova Borsa and the Teatro Carlo Felice. Not far away is the cathedral, San Lorenzo, covered with the typical Genoese decoration of slate and marble.

Descending towards the sea, you will arrive at the tourist and cultural area of Porto Antico, which of course owes its fame thanks to the restyling curated by the Genoese archistar Renzo Piano.

The symbol of the city is definitely the “Lanterna”, the highest harbour lighthouse in the Mediterranean, reachable with a panoramic walk and location of its multimedia museum.

At the end of the beachfront promenade of Corso Italia, the fishing village of Boccadasse, famous for its pastel colored houses perched over the sea, gives a unique scenery for a break with typical Italian “gelato”. 

Things to do

Complete your Italian language course with a number of exciting and immersive experiences

Join a cooking class and discover the secrets of making the perfect pesto sauce, be enchanted by the marine dwellers of the largest Aquarium in Europe, reach the hills of the city with the characteristic funicular lines and enjoy unforgettables sunsets over the sea. Along the beaches of the main villages of Riviere, you will relax with a good book, caressed by the light sea breeze.

Conquer the peaks of the Forti and, for an out-of-town trip, a trip on the historic and colorful little train of Casella is the one for you: from the city center you will be transported to the flowery countryside of the hinterland. 


Live in Italy as an Italian.

Centro Studi Italiani offers different kinds of accommodation and gives you all the necessary 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.

We Are Family

Centro Studi Italiani is run by a family and we consider each student and each teacher to be a part of it!

Italians can always count on the support of a big, warm and welcoming family. In our schools, you will experience the same warmth, while learning in a familiar environment, where everyone is special.
Our teaching method puts each student at the center of the education experience, that takes place not only inside the classroom but also outside. For this reason, we always offer cultural experiences, excursions, workshops and cultural trips in order to broaden your learning experience and make you feel at home.


Hungry for Italian culture? Bite our courses!

We offer a wide range of cultural activities and workshops that will let you experience first-hand the authentic Italian culture.
Our cultural courses are open to students of all ages and backgrounds, from enthusiasts to professionals.
We have also built special paths for those who wish to have a deeper insight to specific aspects of the Italian culture (food, wine, fine arts, art history, design, etc.).


Main building address

Via Edilio Raggio, 1/3
16124 Genova (GE)

Office hours

Monday -Friday:
8.00 a.m./4.00 p.m.

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