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Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri, Rome, Italy


Rating: 4.3/5.0

Piazza Bologna 1 - 00162 Rome - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.

What we dislike about the school

  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.

Location: Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri is located in the historic and breathtaking city of Rome, Italy. Housed in a stylish turn of the century building, the school is within easy reach of the city centre via the Subway, Bologna station is just a minutes walk from the school's front doors. With such great access to subway and bus transportation, attractions such as the Colleseum, Trevi Fountain and the Roma Forum, are all within a 20-minute journey of the school.

Teaching ability: With over 25 years of experience in teaching Italian as a Second Language, The CLIDA School is fully equipped to assist all levels of students in reaching their language goals. The school has had its excellent level of tuition and student care recognised internationally and holds membership with ASILS - The Association of Schools of Italian as a Second Language and EDUITALIA.

School facilities: The facilities of the school are excellent, containing all a student may need to enjoy a productive and memorable time in Rome. These facilities include a gym, computer lab, lounge area, rooftop terrace, movie room and a student support desk for any questions or queries. All classrooms are equipped with air conditioning, heating and have ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.

Course selection: There are courses available to students of all levels, with many combinations of programmes, consisting of group lessons, private lessons and lessons on Italian culture.
  • The language school Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri was founded in Rome, Italy in 1994.
  • Legal name / parent company: Linguistica SRL
  • Tax registration ID: IT04673651008
  • Abbreviated name of school: CLI Rome

Italian Courses

General Language
Language Plus Activity
Information for all courses offered by Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri
Lesson duration
45 minutes
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 40 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 06 Jan. 2022, 18 Apr. 2022, 25 Apr. 2022, 01 May 2022, 02 Jun. 2022, 15 Aug. 2022, 01 Nov. 2022, 08 Dec. 2022, 19 Dec. 2022 - 31 Dec. 2022.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
Note: All courses offered by CLI Dante Alighieri, Rome can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri (CLI)

“Everyone at CLIDA — from executive staff to each teacher — recognizes every micro-niche boutique on sight. The tastes, needs and preferences of each student are known. The staff is professional, welcoming, warm and attentive.”
Accreditations and Quality seals
ASILSISO 9000/9001NAFSAEDUITALIAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Italian teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 9:00
School Size
Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: * Bologna.
Travelling time from recommended stop to city centre by public transport: 10 minutes
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Gym

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Facilities to wash feet before praying

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

    • Homestay option for female islamic students where no men are living in household and that prepare halal food

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 6
    Number of public PC workstations: 6

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:80
Throughout the year: 50
Minimum age of students
14 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 20 years
Throughout the year: 25 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Roma Ciampino Airport:
75 € one way
150 € return (both ways)
Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport:
75 € one way
150 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Fiumicino.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
40 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet2 km
Cooking1 km
Dancing1 km
Music1 km
Swimming1 km
Tennis1 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities
Guided tours of the city (on average 2 in 4 weeks) Italian films shown at school (on average 2 in 4 weeks) Social evenings (on average 2 in 4 weeks) Cinema Theatre Disco Walks and trips Rome is a city of history and art and has many guided tours incuding: Roman Forum Baroque Rome Christian Rome The Churches of Caravaggio St Peter’s * Ancient Ostia Trips during the summer include Florence and Naples
Adults - Paid activities
Tickets (trains and museums), drink & meals.




Rating: 4.3/5.0

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Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri, Rome
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    FAQ about Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri, Rome

  • For elementary students I don't suggest the G4. It's a grammar course, effective for speakers who have a good ability in speaking and wants to improve the grammar knowledge.... When the language learning is "academic" and not through the daily life we suggest the G8 course at least, for improving all the abilities. With the G4 course the student takes the risk to have a good knowledge of the grammar but poor abilities in listening comprehension and oral production.
    Fabrizio, Founder | School Manager from LanguageCourse.net
  • For a private course for two students we increase the price by 20%. Books, teaching material and extra activities included (NO entrance tickets or meals).
    Fabrizio, Founder | School Manager from Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Roma Ciampino Airport (75 €), Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (75 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri varies from 1 students (D2 Private lessons 10) to 12 students (G8 Standard)
  • 100% of teachers at Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri comes from USA with a 15% representation, followed by students from Brazil (8%) and Germany (8%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri offers courses from 0 years to 99. Average age is 20 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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