Learn Italian in Genoa and spend days wandering back in time through the medieval streets of the city. In the scenic centre of Genoa, just a short walk from the seafront. Students do not come to Italy only to study Italian and learn about Italian culture, but they also come to relax, mingle, eat, drink and laugh. Thus, Scuola Tricolore is about studying Italian with good taste and lots of fun and interaction.
We offer all year round a wide range of Italian courses: standard group courses, individual lessons, combined courses - both group and individual. For special needs we provide crash courses, weekend classes, specialised conversational classes, Italian + cooking courses and University and exam preparation courses. Long-term courses are offered at special discounted rates. The school is also an official CILS exam centre.
In addition we offer numerous leisure activities and excursions, like wine tastings, cooking courses, hiking tours, sailing trips, city walks, free seminars, Italian movies and more. Discover Genoa with our special tours: guided tour of historical specialty stores of Genoa, and the Historical Churches of Genoa.
Any typical day classes start at 9:30 in the morning. You can expect a lot of interactivity. The morning program is diveded in two parts, separated by a small break.
At the end of class there is a lunch break after which individual classes and social activities start.
In the evening their are special classes for expats and erasmus students. Also some of the activities are scheduled for the evening (cooking courses, aperitivi, wine tastings, ..).
Age range, type of group
Students come from all over the world, of all ages (from 16 till 80),and with different backgrounds and motives. A really intriguing environment! M
Many students come alone, but also many couples and sometimes with kids.
Spring and Autumn we have more mature students (50+), whereas late Spring and Summer, more University students.
Sleeping and meals
All types of accommodation are available; host family, B&B, hotels or rooms in apartments (shared by students) and independent apartments. Each option with its own set of characteristics, but all personally inspected by the school, and in close proximity.
Policies & Restrictions
Min required age to attend is 16.
Rates for courses and accommodation vary according type chosen and duration or length of stay. Courses run from week to week.
The school offers three basic course types, namely:
- group courses with different intensities (12, 20 or 30 hours), mainly in the morning, and all levels availalbe and with any duration (from 1 week up to a year).
- mixed courses: group courses complemented with individual hours, or either thematic courses (Gastronomy, Conversation, Cooking or Culture). All levels availalbe and with any duration (from 1 week up to 26 weeks).
- pure individual courses, with any intensity and frequency. Fully customised accroding your needs and interests.
Additional service available, such as visa assistance and airport pick up.
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Scholarships are available through the Italian Cultural Institutes and several Universities. Sometimes the school offers special offerings from October until February.