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Scuola Leonardo da VinciFlorence, Italy

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4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Overall school rating of Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Florence
Ranked #9 of 16 Italian schools in Florence
School
Location of the school
4.9 

Rating: 4.9/5.0

Facilities
3.7 

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Social activities
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Organisation
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Value for money
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

(4)
Students 18-30 years
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

(28)
Students 31-49 years
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

(15)
Students 50+ years
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

(31)
What we like about the school
  • Students receive a student card for discounts at different restaurants, clubs, cybercafés, sport shops and more.
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 10% of students.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
What we dislike about the school
  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.
  • 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

Location: Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Florence is located in the famous and culturally rich city of Florence, Italy. Housed in the heart of Florence, close to cafés, eateries, restaurants, and many of the city's main attractions, the school is well placed to offer student's a good view into the culture and happenings of the city. Attractions within walking distance of the school include the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, the Basilica of Santa Croce, the Piazza della Signoria, Piazza della Repubblica and the Leonardo da Vinci Museum as well as much more.

Course selection: The school provides a wide variety of courses that cover both the Italian language and various subjects in Italian culture. In addition to General Italian programmes, available to students of all levels, taught over several schedules and intensities, the school also provides La Dolce Vita 50+, Fine Arts courses, Italian Wines, Art History, various Music Specialist programmes, Exam Preparation (CILS), Teacher Training courses, several Academic Italian tuition programmes and various additional culture orientated courses.

School chain: Scuola Leonardo da Vinci was initially founded to teach the Italian language in combination with Italian culture. The school has since grown into a group of schools with locations in Florence, Milan, Viareggio, Turin and Rome.

The Scuola Leonardo da Vinci group is recognised and acknowledged by various national and international institutes and organisations for their quality Italian language and culture tuition. Possibly, the most notable of these acknowledgements is from the Italian Ministry of Education.
  • The language school Scuola Leonardo da Vinci was founded in Florence, Italy in 1977.
  • Legal name / parent company: Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Florence srl
  • Tax registration ID: IT01454960483
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Italian Courses

General Language
Private
Work & Study
Business
Exam Preparation
Language Plus Activity

Information for all courses offered by Scuola Leonardo da Vinci

Comments about courses

Private tuition is also subject to an inscription fee.

Student insurance:
Multirisk (emergency medical expenses, personal liability, personal accident, personal belongings): EUR 9 per week.
Multirisk and cancelation (possibility to receive the reimbursement for expenses students had in case of cancelation for health reasons): EUR 10 per week.

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
70.00 €
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 50 €. 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.
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.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.

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 at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • 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 finding flats for long-term students
Note: All courses offered by Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Florence 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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Scuola Leonardo da Vinci

“Our long experience and the love of all staff for this job let the School Leonardo da Vinci be one of the best schools in Italy.”
Chiara Poggi
– 
Chiara Poggi
Director of Scuola Leonardo da Vinci
Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOASILSISO 9000/9001NAFSAWYSE/FIYTOEDUITALIA
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
Students should arrive at 8:30
Student gender mix
40% male / 60% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Scuola Leonardo da Vinci and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoEurocard - logoAmerican Express - logoJCB - logoCash payment - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • 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)

  • Tourist information

  • Assistance with reservations for restaurants, bars, clubs

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in most classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 17
    Number of public PC workstations: 3
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

    • Bathroom for disabled students available.

Additional comment about facilities of school

Snack, drink and coffee machines in the lounge Audio facilities

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 130
Throughout the year: 100
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 25 years
Throughout the year: 28 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Pisa International Airport:
180 € one way
360 € return (both ways)
Florence Peretola Airport:
60 € one way
120 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Firenze / Peretola Airport (FLR).
More information about airports around Florence and how to get from the airport to Florence on your own here on our Florence 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)
40 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet3 km
Basketball10 km
Cooking5 km
Dancing-
Diving3 km
Football (soccer)10 km
Golf15 km
Horse riding20 km
Mountainbiking40 km
Music1 km
Sailing60 km
Skiing70 km
Squash10 km
Swimming15 km
Table Tennis10 km
Tennis10 km
Volleyball10 km
Windsurfing60 km
Yoga1 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

City tour on first day of school
Art history lessons
* Cinema at school

Adults - Paid activities

Aperitivo or dinner with teachers and school staff
Visiting museums
Wine tasting
Weekend excursions
Videos about leisure activities at Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Florence

Accommodation

Ratings of Scuola Leonardo da Vinci compared to ratings of all schools in Italy

 Scuola Leonardo da Vinci FlorenceAverage of all other schools in Italy
Overall school rating4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school4.9

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Organisation4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Quality of teaching4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Homestay4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shared flat4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Student opinions about Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Florence

Liked
The teachers were really amazing! No matter which teacher it was- you could learn a lot in a pleasant atmosphere! school felt like home as there was always someone around who cared for you. additionally it was really cool to be so close to the center of florence!! i´ll do it again :)
Insider tips about what future students should not miss you shouldn´t miss a sunset at st. croce!! and at piazzale michelangelo. and the singer and guitarplayer ken mercer at night at piazza della sigoria- it makes you shiver, I promise!
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
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments amo firenze!!!! and you´ll get to know a lot of nice and interesting people from all around the world !
Course: Intensive Group Course (2 weeks) + Intensive Group Course + 5 (2 weeks) - 4 weeks
4. Oct. 2009
Liked
The classes were well organized, and the use of the text book 'Vivere l'Italiano' was very good. Teachers spoke clearly and not too quickly. The classes were varied on method and therefore interesting and instructive.
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

Other comments Very pleasant staff and teachers. Excellent location. Attractive building and good classrooms
Course: Intensive [Italian] - 1 week
24. May. 2018
Liked
The enthusiastic teachers, the friendly staff, the convenient location, the omnipresent Cupola and the blooming flowering almond tree right outside the window.
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

Course: Intensive - 2 weeks
7. Mar. 2016
Liked
The instructors made the materials fun to work on. I was only disappointed that we were not aware of the focus of program before we started.
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

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I was surprised at the screening to determine the placement in the instruction levels. As my wife and I had done a lot of self study I was placed in intermediate level 4. That was fine for my understanding of the language structure, but did not meet my needs for basic vocabulary I struggled to study the upcoming material each evening, in order to have a modest grasp of the content. The instructors that I had, Sara and Fiorenza, were both excellent and made a point of writing the key elements of grammatical structures on the board which allowed me to follow as well as possible.
Course: Intensive Course [Italian] - 2 weeks
13. Jan. 2020
Liked
With Sara we had a absolutely wonderful time. She is such a great person: open minded, funny, competent and just molto sympatico.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Although we liked the teacher of the second week very much we have asked ourselves whether it is a good idea to change teachers every week. We believe that the result could be better with a continuous situation.
Course: Intensive Course  - 2 weeks
17. Jun. 2019
Liked
Great welcome at the reception; structure of the lessons excellent; support with all questions; always friendly and helpful
Disliked
Some classrooms are simply too small - but here we are complaining at a really high level.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Shared apartment
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments The school is highly recommended
Course: Intensive Course - 8 weeks
8. Aug. 2022
Liked
The quality of the courses, the friendliness, the mix of nationalities and also the fact that it is ideally located.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Give a phone number when organising meetings, in case we are late we do not know how to find the group during the afternoon activities. Guides presenting the city with more details
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
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments Do not make meetings with students around a very long table. We can not talk so it's a shame ... Please round tables of 6 or 8 Max it would be so much better and it creates bounding otherwise we can be bored in a very noisy environment ...
Course: La Dolce Vita - 50+ Course - 2 weeks
30. Oct. 2017
Liked
We only spoke in Italian. The teacher were really good. Sarah was the best. With her we always made conversation.
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
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments I have booked the "Dolce Vira 50+" course in hope that there will only be student over 50. Unfortunately, this was only referred to the activities. The classes were mixed. Partly there were also 17 years-old teenagers. But in the end it did not hurt. You just assume differently in the beginning according to the name "50+". On the last two days I decided to to some individual lessons as well which would cost 30€ for 45 min. Therefore, I booked 3 x 45 minutes. And in the end it said on the billing that one lesson cost 40€. This made me the goodbye very easy.
Course: La Dolce Vita - 50+ Course - 1 week
25. Sep. 2012
Liked
The school is full of people, young and old, and it's very easy to make friends if that's one of your goals.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Go to class every day, talk to people during lunch, make an effort to meet others.
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

Quality of teaching / language progress: The Leonardo da Vinci Scuola di Lingua was absolutely fantastic. The level of instruction is very professional. The teachers only speak in Italian, but even if you are just starting out you still understand everything because the speed is slow and there are good materials that accompany each lesson. I spent a month here in A2 and by the end of it I did a week of a B2 speaking course and felt comfortable. I highly recommend doing this program if you're serious about learning the language, and I recommend doing some extra work on your own in addition to the course so that everything sticks in your memory.
Course: Intensive Course [Italian] - 4 weeks
25. Nov. 2019
Liked
The staff is very friendly and helpful. There are relatively small groups. The teachers are good.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Try to discover the city, everything is within walking distance.
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)
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

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive - 2 weeks
12. Sep. 2016
Liked
I learned more in just 1 lesson than I thought I would. I made incredible progress very quickly.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I saved a lot of money by setting myself up in the lobby with my laptop to use the free Wifi.
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

Shared apartment
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Long Term Semester Course - 26 weeks
13. Aug. 2014
Liked
I really liked my teacher. He was very friendly and kind, and also a very talented teacher.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Do all the social stuff. This is a great way to make new friends and to get to know Florence
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)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0