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Cultura ItalianaBologna, Italy

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4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Overall school rating of Cultura Italiana, Bologna
Ranked #2 of 4 Italian schools in Bologna
School
Location of the school
4.8 

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities
3.8 

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Social activities
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Organisation
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
0.0 

Rating: 0.0/5.0

(0)
Students 18-30 years
4.9 

Rating: 4.9/5.0

(7)
Students 31-49 years
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

(3)
Students 50+ years
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

(21)
What we like about the school
  • Excellent rating of student apartments (4.5/5.0)
  • Top rated social activities (4.6/5.0)
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
  • E-learning platform.
What we dislike about the school
  • Younger students should consider that the average age of students at this school is significantly higher than at most other schools.
  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Cultura Italiana is located in the beautiful and charismatic medieval city of Bologna, in the northern Emilia Romagna region of Italy. The school is housed in a medieval building in the very centre of the city, with everything a student needs in terms of shops, supermarkets, cafés and restaurants within minutes of its front doors. A city with a rich cultural history, Bologna offers excellent cuisine, osterie, theatre and musical productions, concerts and a great nightlife.

The school boasts a varied selection of courses ranging from General Italian classes taught in groups to Private lessons, Italian for Business and CILS Exam preparation course. Courses are available for students from a complete beginners level to proficiency, meaning there is something for everyone!

Cultura Italiana likes to engage students in a realistic focus on Italian through lifestyle and culture whilst studying at the school. They have a varied activity and social programme throughout the year, offering students the opportunity to participate in walks, visits and meetings, as well as in local art and history. The goal of the activity programme is so students can engage in Italian language and culture on a local level as opposed to that of a tourist.

All teachers at Cultura Italiana Bologna have at least 5 years of teaching experience and are happy to advise students with anything they may need in terms of information about the city, accommodation, health, cultural programmes, entertainment and more.
  • The language school Cultura Italiana was founded in Bologna, Italy in 1980.
  • Legal name / parent company: Cultura Italiana Scuola Di Lingua Centro Di Cultura Italiana
  • Tax registration ID: IT04258110370

Italian Courses

General Language
Private
Language Plus Activity

Information for all courses offered by Cultura Italiana

Lesson duration
45 minutes
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 49 €. 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 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 02 Jun 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 08 Dec 2024, 25 Dec 2024, 26 Dec 2024.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via email.

Lessons needed per Italian language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

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 before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
  • INCLUDED Elearning platform
Note: All courses offered by Cultura Italiana, Bologna can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Cultura Italiana

Accreditations and Quality seals
ASILSEDUITALIAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Italian teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
80% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:30
Student gender mix
35% male / 65% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Cultura Italiana and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Fridge for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Non-smoking (all indoor and all outdoor areas of school)

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all 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: 4

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 85
Throughout the year: 60
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 8
Adult courses Throughout the year: 8
Average age of students
In summer: 29 years
Throughout the year: 33 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport:
50 € one way
100 € return (both ways)
More information about airports around Bologna and how to get from the airport to Bologna on your own here on our Bologna page.

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
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
Europe: 50 €
,
North America: 70 €
,
South America: 70 €
,
Asia: 70 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
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
Cooking1 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Walking tours in the city, hiking on the hills, extra conversation classes, conferences.

Adults - Paid activities

Aperitivo (EUR 7).

Accommodation

Ratings of Cultura Italiana compared to ratings of all schools in Italy

 Cultura Italiana BolognaAverage of all other schools in Italy
Overall school rating4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Organisation4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Quality of teaching4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Homestay4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shared flat4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Student opinions about Cultura Italiana, Bologna

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Really everything in this school: Cultura Italiana, is wonderful! The teachers, the director, the teaching -grammar and conversation intertwine-, the atmosphere, the friendliness, the relaxedness, the voluntary classes and the leisure activities, simply excellent!!!! I had a rich and happy time there and hope to come back next year :)
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments I think I said everything at the beginning. In any case, the school is highly recommended. But it is not quite true that mainly older people attend this school. There were a lot of young people there. But I found the mixture of generations and nationalities very good.
Course: Intensive Course [Italienisch] - 4 weeks
8. Jul. 2022
Liked
Great teaching! Lovely people, so helpful and friendly. Perfect sized city for a student, beautiful and full of people to meet. Easy to practice Italian with students and teachers. Interesting topics that kept classes enjoyable and full of laughter. Amazing location - in the heart of town yet not full of tourists.
Disliked
Classrooms were hot.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
29. Jul. 2021
Liked
Super fun, safe school, fine, knowledgeable teachers and nice students of all ages and from all kinds of countries. Instructive social activities, super centrally located. You are seen and not just one of many students.
Disliked
I had brought a computer because there would be an e-learning platform. Had assumed to be able to practice extra on that, but did not receive any information/explanation on that. All the teaching was on paper. During class and for doing the homework assignments.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
17. Apr. 2023
Liked
The special feature is the varied afternoon programme. This is very attractive for solo travellers. I would like to emphasise the hike, where you can easily get into (Italian) conversation with other participants.
Disliked
All the teachers go to great lengths and are very friendly. However, some of them are not entirely professional, but conduct the lessons as an average person without teacher training would.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course [Italienisch] - 1 week
3. Apr. 2024
Liked
The teaching approach was very good. I felt that they were thinking constantly about how to make the class enjoyable.
Disliked
I suggest a little more improvement in the general cleanliness of the facility (e.g. restrooms).
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I would recommend it.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: The private lesson was great because it gave me a chance to talk about issues that I couldn't discuss in class ( because there were several of us in the class). It gave me a lot of confidence for the future.
Other comments The principal was also nice, calm and gentle.
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
26. Jul. 2022
Liked
The commitment and professionalism of the teachers. The happy, international and friendly atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Take all offers with you
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
21. Oct. 2019
Liked
Nice people, really good atmosphere, a lot of fun in the lessons, they only speak Italian with you.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Shared flat
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
4. Apr. 2022
Liked
Very nice atmosphere, stringent lessons and yet light-hearted, very reliable and flexible
Disliked
Rooms are a bit cramped
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Shared flat
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I am completely satisfied, very effective
Course: Intensive Course [Italienisch] - 2 weeks
30. Apr. 2024
Liked
Everyone was very nice and competent. I can recommend the school.
Disliked
The sanitary facilities should be improved and extended.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
7. Nov. 2023
Liked
The environment and the teachers were very nice
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
2. Aug. 2022
Liked
Very friendly teachers and school management.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
19. Oct. 2021
Liked
The teacher and the atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss It is a good idea to bring a tablet, so you can write without paper.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
26. Jun. 2023
Liked
Good location and atmosphere.
Disliked
The schedule is subject to change, some teachers are not so good, and the classrooms are inadequate.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
2. May. 2023

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Via Castiglione 4 - 40124 Bologna
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Questions and answers about Cultura Italiana

  • Shared apartments are student-only apartments. They are reserved' for students aged 18 to 30, as this type of accommodation is very basic and not really suitable for older students.
    In the host families, students would have their own single room and private bathroom (if desired) with an Italian lady or man living alone.
    Beatrice, from Cultura Italiana Bologna - Dec 19, 2022

FAQ about Cultura Italiana, Bologna

  • Yes, if you are not a complete beginner we will send you a level test upon enrollment, so that we can place you in the right group.
    Beatrice, Administration from Cultura Italiana - Sep 21, 2023
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Cultura Italiana
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (50 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Cultura Italiana varies from 1 students (One-to-One Lessons 10) to 12 students (Intensive Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Cultura Italiana hold a university degree. 80% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Cultura Italiana comes from Germany with a 20% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (15%) and Japan (13%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Cultura Italiana offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 29 during the summer and 33 for the rest of the year.
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