Join A Secret Italy

Subscribe to our FREE Ezine

Living the Italian way in Venice and Learning Italian in Venice


Every weekday morning throughout the year, if you’re breakfasting in Campo Santa Margherita in Venice, you’ll see several dozen people enter an incongruous building in the corner of the square.

These holidaymakers, from all corners of the world and aged anything from 16 to 70, will all be clutching notebooks and pens and four hours later, they’ll head down the steps smiling.

They will also be eager to speak to you in Italian, as these are the students of Istituto Venezia, one of the leading language schools in the city.

Language schools are common everywhere but there is soemthing about studying Italian in one of the most beautiful cities in the World.

It’s one of the best Venice travel tips to combine your visit with a week or two of intensive Italian study.

And Istituto Venezia, along with the other language schools in the city, offers the chance to learn Learn Italian quickly, in the company of students of a similar standard.

Even if you’ve never spoken a word of Italian in your life, you will be able to pick up the basics in the hands of the school’s experienced teachers.

Courses are offered throughout the year, and you can choose from a short-term course – one week up to one month – up to a full 24 weeks of intensive study. You’ll be able to study in the mornings or in the afternoons, with lessons normally taking four hours each weekday.

Right from the first lesson, the teachers will be speaking only in Italian. It makes sense, since students are from all over the world, and it helps immerse you in the language quickly.

The school can arrange accommodation for you in a hostel, but one of the best Venice travel tips is to choose the option of staying with a Venetian family. Then, you’ll be able to go home every day and practise what you’ve learned on your hosts.

Every day, the school offers cultural and social activities during the evening, giving you chance to socialise with your classmates.

Maria's reply: No doubt this is a good school but having been a language teacher in Italy for nearly ten years I would recommend these schools. All of which I can recommend from personal experience.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your Venice Story.

Please Book with Us...

Maria here, if you enjoy my site and Facebook page I'd love your support.

Simply book your next trip anywhere (not only to Italy) with the search box below or with any of the hotel links on the website.

I promise you'll get the best deal on accommodation available and the income we receive from HotelsCombined helps us to:

  • Stay independent and to keep bringing you the best of Italy.
  • Never have to accept money from hotels directly; that way we can share only those we genuinely love.

Recent Articles

  1. The Venice Food and Recipe Guide

    The Veneto and Venice Food and Recipe guide focuses on the great cuisine of this Italian region. We also share recipes and stories from elsewhere in Italy too: you simply have to try our Cannoli recip…

    Read More

  2. Summer in Italy

    Ever experienced a summer in Italy? Well, we've a way that you can bring the sunshine and happiness of an Italian summer home with you.

    Read More

  3. 12 Reasons to Move to Italy Now

    Need a push to get going? Here are 12 Reasons to Move to Italy now and start living your life the dolce vita way.

    Read More

  4. Fall in Love with Padova

    City of bicycles, City of canals, City of medieval wonders. Padova is all of this and much more.

    Read More

  5. Padua Italy - A Home for the Heart

    Padua Italy, known as Padova in Italian, has to be one of the loveliest of all Italian cities. There is so much to see and do here and it is a city that so many fall hopelessly in love with... I certa…

    Read More