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Porta d'OrienteOtranto, Italy

vico Madonna del Passo 38 - 73020 Otranto - see on map
Italian courses at this language school can not be booked on our site. The information is provided in order to orient our visitors about the complete range of language course options available in Otranto.

Location: Porta d'Oriente is located in the beautiful seaside town of Otranto, Puglia, in Southern Italy. The school is central, meaning it is close to the Port, bay area, and amenities such as restaurants, supermarkets and nighttime entertainment. Originally an ancient Greek town, later developed under Roman rule, Otranto has several local attractions and landmarks. Students can find several landmarks such as the Cattedrale dell' Annunziata, Castello Aragonese and the Chiesa di San Pietro, within walking distance of the school, offering a unique view into the past and present of this seaside town, turned city.

Course selection: Course selection at Porta d'Oriente includes something for all adult and senior students, inclusive of teachers. General programmes are available to students of all levels, over various schedules and intensities. Specialist courses, more culturally orientated, include the history of Art, Literature, Cinema and Cooking, all of which are available throughout the year, in conjunction with Italian classes. Exam Preparation programmes (CILS, CELI, PILDA), Business Italian and Senior programmes are also readily available, ensuring there is something for everyone. The Language Course for Teachers takes place on specific start dates throughout the year.

Accommodation: The school can provide accommodation for local Homestay families, Shared Apartments, Private Apartments and Private Famly Apartments.

School facilities: The facilities of the school include a computer lab, library, movie room and free WIFI. All classrooms are equipped with televisions, electronic whiteboards, air conditioning, heating and ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.

Italian Courses

General Language
Language Plus Activity
Specialty Courses

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • 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

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  • Clear waters
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  • Tours
  • Day at the beach
    Day at the beach17/50
  • walking tours
    walking tours18/50
  • Seafood
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  • Monuments
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  • Learning to cook
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Porta d'Oriente

Accreditations and Quality seals
LICETPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalUniversity for Foreigners of Perugia
Italian teacher qualifications
3% hold a university degree
3% 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 8:30
Student gender mix
20% male / 80% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Porta d'Oriente and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Western Union - logoBank Transfer - logo
Year of school foundation
Legal name / parent company
Scuola Porta d’Oriente | Tax registration ID: IT03372230759

General school facilities

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie room

  • Balcony / terrace

  • 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: 4
    Number of public PC workstations: 2
    Free parking (<500m)

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 20
Throughout the year: 10
Minimum age of students
18 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 5
Adult courses Throughout the year: 4
Average age of students
In summer: 28 years
Throughout the year: 40 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Information for all courses offered by Porta d'Oriente

Lesson duration
50 minutes
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Comments about courses

Airport transfer from Brindisi airport: EUR 110 (one-way).

Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
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.

Visa Documents

Nationals from Russia require a visa to enter and study in Italy.
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)
20 €
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
Dancing5 km
Football (soccer)-
Golf15 km
Horse riding-


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FAQ about Porta d'Oriente, Otranto

  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Porta d'Oriente varies from 2 students (Two-to-One Course) to 7 students (Intensive Course)
  • 3% of teachers at Porta d'Oriente hold a university degree. 3% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Porta d'Oriente comes from Germany with a 20% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (10%) and Russia (10%).
  • Porta d'Oriente offers courses from 18 years to 99. Average age is 28 during the summer and 40 for the rest of the year.

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