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Learn Italian in Siena

Siena is home to one of the oldest Universities in Europe, a beautifully compact, medieval city.

The city appeals to adult and students alike, all looking to study Italian whilst unwinding and enjoying the slower pace of life offered. The historic heart of Siena fans out from the 14th century, Piazza del Campo into winding medieval lanes best suited for walkers (or horses in past centuries), not the hectic transport of the 21st century. Accommodation can be arranged within the city walls, though most hosts live outside in the modern residential area of Siena.

CESA Plus Points:

  • Officially authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education
  • Friendly and helpful staff & professional teachers
  • Group and Private Tuition offered all year round
  • Social activities with local guides
  • Accommodation offered with native hosts or in shared apartments


The help and assistance I received from CESA Languages staff, was excellent. The CESA website and information pack gave me a good idea of what to expect.
I felt all expectations were met; the teaching material handed out was excellent, the classrooms were of a good size, well lit, comfortable and nicely decorated. For me the lessons worked well…

David – 2 wks  Read full review

  • School established: 1990
  • Course duration:
    Group tuition: 1 – 24+ weeks
    Private tuition: 1 week +
  • Minutes per lesson: 50
  • Minimum age: 16
    Average age: 24
  • No. of classrooms: 25
  • Number of students:
    Quietest weeks: 25 per week
    Busiest weeks: 120 per week

About the School

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The Italian language school is located in the heart of the city. Classes are held in a spacious and wonderfully atmospheric 13th century building in a “Castelvecchio “, the heart of the oldest part of Siena, just 10 minutes walking far from Piazza del Campo with 25 classrooms, and a common room with piano. There is also a dedicated cookery department with a full professional equipped kitchen perfect for the culinary programmes offered. Students have easy access to all the wonders of this amazing historic city. With over 40 years of teaching experience, and between 25/120 students each month the college in Siena offers a relaxed language learning environment for ALL linguistic levels in the heart of everything.

There are 25 classrooms for group courses and private tuition use and the staff are always on hand should you have any questions once on your course. The Italian Language School requires all their teachers to have university degrees and extensive experience teaching Italian as a Foreign Language.

The college offers a wide range of Italian language courses including general language courses to meet both short and longer term study needs, private tuition, specialist courses & an Over 50 Course. The Italian language school also offers students in Siena a chance to enjoy some authentic Italian cookery classes (find out how the Italians really make good pasta), and Italian wine tasting and cheese tasting sessions (very sociable, and informative whilst still fun) to complement the Italian language courses on offer. Whether you have just a a couple of weeks or several months to dedicate to your studies, Siena has plenty to offer.