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Piccola Università Italiana - Le Venezie, Trieste, Italy

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Via Armando Diaz 16 - 34124 Trieste - see on map
Piccola Università Italiana - Le Venezie - Building

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes
  • Apartment - private accommodation very close to school
  • Welcome dinner.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
  • Electronic whiteboards in all classrooms.
  • For chain schools: Same conditions for waiving the inscription fee also apply if the student has booked at another school of the same school chain.

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.
  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.

Location: Piccola Università Italiana - Le Venezie (Trieste) is located in the historic city of Trieste, in northeastern Italy. With vast Austro-Hungarian and Slovenian influences, the capital of Italy's Friuli Venezia Giulia region has a lot to offer in terms of sites of interest in addition to beautiful surroundings. The school is housed in the heart of the city, a short 200m from the Piazza Unità d'Italia and within walking distance of attractions such as the Roman Theatre of Trieste, the Revoltella Museum, Piazza della Borsa and much more. The sea and the coastline are just a stone's throw from the school's front door.

Course selection: The school provides courses suitable for students of all levels and many interests. In addition to General Italian programmes available over several schedules and intensities, combination programmes of Italian and specific subjects, such as scuba diving, painting, catamaran sailing, windsurfing and cooking, are also readily available throughout the year. Fantastic programmes for active senior students (60+) are also readily available at certain times of the year, in addition to programmes tailored to the needs of Erasmus+ students. One-to-one and two-to-one programmes are available in conjunction with or independently from any other programme.

Accommodation: Piccola Università Italiana - Le Venezie can arrange accommodation in residence facilities and homestays with local families, subject to availability.
  • The language school Piccola Università Italiana - Le Venezie was founded in Trieste, Italy in 2013.
  • Legal name / parent company: PICCOLA UNIVERSITA' ITALIANA S.R.L.
  • Tax registration ID: IT02367270796

Italian Courses

General Language
Junior
Private
Work & Study
Business
Exam Preparation
Language Plus Activity
Specialty Courses
Information for all courses offered by Piccola Università Italiana - Le Venezie
Comments about courses

Students aged 16-17 need written consent from their guardian, sent with the booking.

The registration fee of EUR 100 includes:

  • Transfer to and from Trieste, Venice, Treviso or Ljubljana airport OR 2 half day excursions by minibus

  • Schoolbag, pen and note pad

  • City map and information about Trieste, tips on excursions

  • Presentation including welcome cocktail

  • Guided city tour of Trieste (every week)

  • Film evenings at school

    Travel insurance (optional): EUR 10 per week.
Lesson duration
55 minutes
School's administrative fee
100.00 €
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
06 Jan. 2022, 18 Apr. 2022, 25 Apr. 2022, 02 Jun. 2022, 15 Aug. 2022, 01 Nov. 2022, 08 Dec. 2022, 26 Dec. 2022.
In 2023 (including national and regional bank holidays):
06 Jan. 2023, 10 Apr. 2023, 25 Apr. 2023, 01 May 2023, 02 Jun. 2023, 15 Aug. 2023, 01 Nov. 2023, 08 Dec. 2023, 25 Dec. 2023, 26 Dec. 2023.
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Welcome dinner
  • 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 assistance in finding flats for long-term students
Note: All courses offered by Piccola Università Italiana, Trieste can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

Videos & Photos

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  • Piccola Università Italiana - Le Venezie - Student Interviews2/12
  • Building
    Building 3/12
  • Nature
    Nature4/12
  • Stone building
    Stone building5/12
  • Streets of Trieste
    Streets of Trieste6/12
  • Outdoor views
    Outdoor views 7/12
  • Old building
    Old building8/12
  • Students exploring
    Students exploring 9/12
  • Piccola Universita Italiana Trieste student
    Piccola Universita Italiana Trieste student 10/12
  • Trieste at night
    Trieste at night11/12
  • Trieste during the day
    Trieste during the day12/12

Piccola Università Italiana - Le Venezie

Accreditations and Quality seals
IALCEDUITALIA
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 8:00
School Size
Combine courses at different Piccola Università Italiana chain schools and save
Piccola Università Italiana will charge their administration fee only once on your first booking.
Combine courses at these schools: Piccola Universita Italiana (Tropea). Just mention in the comments field of our online registration form that you have also booked classes at another school from the chain.
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Piccola Università Italiana - Le Venezie and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard 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: 2
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Accessible Toilet

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 30
Throughout the year: 15
Minimum age of students
16 years
12 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 15
Adult courses Throughout the year: 15
Average age of students
In summer: 27 years
Throughout the year: 39 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Airport transfer
Best arrival airport is Trieste (TRS).

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)
50 €

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Basketball-
Cooking-
Dancing1 km
Diving3 km
Football (soccer)-
Golf10 km
Horse riding9 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Music-
Sailing20 km
Skiing60 km
Swimming-
Tennis2 km
Volleyball3 km
Yoga-

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Videos about leisure activities at Piccola Università Italiana - Le Venezie Trieste

Accommodation

Reviews

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Overall school rating of
Piccola Università Italiana - Le Venezie, Trieste
60 authentic ratings from students who reserved with us
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Rating: 4.8/5.0

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Rating: 4.7/5.0

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Homestay

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5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)

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Student opinions about Piccola Università Italiana - Le Venezie, Trieste
Liked
The school is very well organised and everyone, the teaching staff as well as the administration and leisure tutors, are very nice, helpful and competent. You never feel left alone. The teachers, in my case Virginia and Lara, made the lessons interesting and also with some humour and were very patient. The school, as well as the great Dorian on the excursions, were also very nice and accommodating to the older students.
Disliked
The only negative thing I found was that even if you choose a group course, if there are not enough participants, you can be assigned to a group of two or even to an individual course. Personally, I go on language trips not only to learn the language, but also to meet and experience other people. It should therefore be possible to voluntarily choose a lower level. Otherwise I would be missing an important part.
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Quality of teaching / language progress: Both our grammar teacher Virginia and our conversation teacher Lara taught the lessons and the subject matter in an interesting way and with fun and humour as well as with patience.
Course: Course B: Complete - 1 week
4. Oct. 2022
Liked
I can highly recommend this school; their very enthusiastic management and the entire team of teachers are highly motivated, educated and in a position to teach the Italian language very well. In the future I will only book this school. A varied excursions and leisure program complete the learning experience perfectly. Here the student has the opportunity to apply their acquired knowledge.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: In Trieste, there are many events throughout the year, ranging from the well-known sailing regatta to many musical events. If you are interested, you should plan your language travel accordingly.
Other comments: I also like the fact, that after the end of the course, the school offers the opportunity "to stay tuned" with the language via Skype. Here, too, the costs are moderate.
Course: Conversation Course - 1 week
10. May. 2016
Liked
The school provides great support in all matters and is very interested in ensuring that every student attends the appropriate language level. Leisure activities offered every day. The teachers were also very motivated and the lessons were fun.
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Course: Course B: Complete - 2 weeks
31. Aug. 2021
Liked
Central location, very nice and competent teachers, great excursion offers, basically nothing to complain about and next year I will gladly take the week that has already been paid for but not yet consumed! I am already looking forward to it!
Disliked
Have not (yet) received a certificate of graduation
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Course: Course B: Complete (20 Lessons per Week) - 2 weeks
23. May. 2022
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Everyone tried very hard and was very friendly, very well organized, school in the mornings and a great program in the afternoons. You feel well looked after all around.
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Course: Standard Course, 20 Lektionen - 8 weeks
6. Mar. 2019
Liked
The personal contact, the helpfulness of the staff, the commitment of the teachers and the pleasant teaching situation, especially the size of the learning group
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110 minutes in one go, you could take a short break (2-3 minutes) in the room yourself
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Quality of teaching / language progress: very good, good ambiance, to be recommended
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: City tours
Course: Active Silver 60+ Programme - Shared flat (double) - 2 weeks
5. Nov. 2020
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That they manage to integrate the students. The teachers have an incredible ability to adapt to everyone, very friendly. I can't wait to go back!
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Quality of teaching / language progress: VERY SATISFIED WITH THE SCHOOL, THE ENVIRONMENT. THE TEACHERS, THE ACTIVITIES... A GREAT EXPERIENCE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: It is a good school to study Italian, as well as to live together and join the activities organized by the school itself. The school manages to integrate you with the city, they give you advice and tell you how to get to other points of interest. I recommend it.
Other comments: The tables and chairs are quite uncomfortable. Otherwise excellent.
Course: Standard Course  - 4 weeks
13. Oct. 2019
Liked
I had two hours of grammar and two hours of speaking practice in Italian. I was with a very friendly family and they also cooked deliciously.
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They don't tell you what's around the school: restaurants, shops. They do not have agreements with any restaurants or stores.
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