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Italian school in Rome: Scuola Leonardo da Vinci

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4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Overall school rating of Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Rome
Ranked #6 of 9 Italian schools in Rome
School
Location of the school
4.9 

Rating: 4.9/5.0

Facilities
3.4 

Rating: 3.4/5.0

Social activities
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Organisation
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
3.8 

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

(3)
Students 18-30 years
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

(55)
Students 31-49 years
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

(61)
Students 50+ years
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

(103)
What we like about the school
  • Students receive a student card for discounts at different restaurants, clubs, sport shops and more.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
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

Location: Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Rome is located in the unique and profound city of Rome, Italy. Housed within a 17th-century palace, the school is as unique as its surroundings and is within walking distance of several links to public transport, eateries, restaurants and sites of interest. Housed in the historic city centre, the school is also within walking distance of attractions such as the Piazza Navona, Campo de Fiori, the Museo Nazionale Romano, Saint Angelo Castle and much more.

Course selection: Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Rome provides a variety of courses for learning about the Italian language and culture. In addition to General Italian, which is available to students of all levels over several schedules and intensities, the school also supplies programmes for specific learning in a number of subjects. Such subjects include art history, Italy Today - Language and Culture, Exam Preparation, Academic Year programmes and much more. Courses for students aged 50+ (La Dolce Vita 50+) are also readily available at various times throughout the year.

Social and cultural: A city famed for its history and beauty, Rome offers many exciting and unique activities and cultural sites of interest for students to embrace. Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Rome offers support and assistance to students who would like to see the sights and arrange excursions and trips during their time in Rome.
  • The language school Scuola Leonardo da Vinci was founded in Rome, Italy in 1984.
  • Legal name / parent company: Scuola Leonardo da Vinci Roma srl
  • Tax registration ID: IT01539331007
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Italian Courses

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

Information for all courses offered by Scuola Leonardo da Vinci

Comments about courses

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, 25 Apr 2024, 01 May 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 21 Dec 2024 - 31 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 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, Rome 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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  • Tours of Rome
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  • Resource centre
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  • Excursions in Rome
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  • Computer facilities
    Computer facilities 16/35
  • Exploring Rome
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  • Class
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  • Learning about Rome
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  • Seeing Rome
    Seeing Rome30/35
  • Exploring the city
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  • Making food in Rome
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  • Biking in Rome
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Scuola Leonardo da Vinci

Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOASILSISO 9000/9001NAFSAWYSE/FIYTOEDUITALIAPreferential 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
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 Scuola Leonardo da Vinci and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Student support desk

  • Free WIFI

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

  • Classroom equipment

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 9
    Number of public PC workstations: 1
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 200
Throughout the year: 150
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: 34 years
Throughout the year: 39 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Roma Ciampino Airport:
100 € one way
200 € return (both ways)
Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport:
100 € one way
200 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Rome Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO).
More information about airports around Rome and how to get from the airport to Rome on your own here on our Rome 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
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
Cooking0.5 km
Dancing1 km
Football (soccer)-
Music5 km
Swimming2 km
Yoga0.5 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Guided visits
Pronunciation lessons
Cinema
Italian history lessons
Italian literature lessons
Language exchange

Adults - Paid activities

Dinner EUR 17
Drinks EUR 10
* Short trips to nearby towns EUR 50-80
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
Sample Monthly Social Calendar
Sample Monthly Social Calendar

Accommodation

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

 Scuola Leonardo da Vinci RomeAverage of all other schools in Italy
Overall school rating4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school4.9

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Facilities3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Social activities3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Organisation4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

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 money4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Homestay4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

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, Rome

Liked
Excellent situation in a historic building in a lovely old pedestrianised area not far from Piazza Navona and the Tiber, yet just a minute from a major bus route. Excellent historical/archeological walks led by a specialist tutor every Wednesday, and talks on history/geography/writers on other afternoons. These activities appealed most to the more mature adult students and were of a high standard.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I'd highly recommend the late afternoon talk/visits, even though if you have morning classes it may seem inconvenient to return for them at 5.30pm (one advantage of afternoon classes is that they finish at 5.15, just in time for the extra events.)
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)
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Other comments I was initially placed in an afternoon class but it was easy to change to a morning for my 2nd week. The school has created its own textbooks which centre on Rome & provide a lot of interesting information on Roman legends, history etc while teaching grammar in an entertaining way. I would have preferred each session to be split between 2 teachers as happens in some other language schools, since if you had a boring teacher who just plugged the same thing mindlessly for 3 hours, there wasn't much you could do about it. Students voted with their feet: after the 2nd afternoon was excruciatingly boring, the class dropped from 10 to 5 for the rest of the week. Obviously there is an element of luck in your teacher allocation - my 2nd one was enthusiastic and never boring. Classrooms were rather bare and just had hard chairs, no posters, though some did have prints of Italy on the walls. No social space, just a coffee machine in the corridor. Good WiFi, and a caretaker kept the place spotlessly clean. A plus point: lunchtime revision classes were offered at each level to make up for classes lost when the school was closed on a public holiday.
Course: Intensive - 2 weeks
17. Apr. 2018
Liked
The school is well organised, the teaching material and the teachers are great. There are regular activities and excursions in the evenings or fortnightly at the weekend, where you can make lots of contacts. The language students come from all over the world. I really liked the school's central location and the building it is in.
Disliked
The chairs are a bit uncomfortable.
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

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

Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
7. Jun. 2022
Liked
Combination of language education and cultural program (Dolce Vita). Teachers were motivated and played well into the level of the class. Most of the guides who accompanied us to the events in the D.V. program were excellent, especially Monika who deserves credit for her role.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Bring your own notebook(s). The school does not provide them (only a learning book). WiFi at school is spotty and (too) slow.
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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments The school is too lenient on people who are late in class and (even) eat/drink in class. A much more stricter policy on those issues should be implemented (distracts from class). And cutting the line at the coffee machine (why is there only one?) is unacceptable (even when one is from France). On occasion, somebody from the office broke into class and did a roll-call. In my view, bizzare (what is the purpose?) and a significant distraction. It interrupts class and the teacher and students need time afterwards to get back into the subject. Communication on aspects of the Dolce Vita program can be better. No notification was given beforehand that we would require to buy bus tickets (not all transportation was included) and when we went to Viterbo and made an artifact, we were not informed when these would arrive at school. Only after we asked questions ourselves, did we get answers (but never from the office...). And they did arrive, but only on the last day (just in time, yes).
Course: La Dolce Vita - 50+ Course - 2 weeks
10. Apr. 2018
Liked
Thank you very much for organising my language course in Rome at the Leonardo da Vinci School. Everything worked very well and the teacher was very committed and was able to respond individually to our knowledge. I will most probably attend this school again.
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
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Intensive Course [Italian] - 1 week
1. Mar. 2024
Liked
My teachers were excellent! Especially Donatella and Paola. They were patient, creative and very supportive. We had fun in the lessons and learned a lot. I liked the small group and the fact that English wasn't used in the lessons.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Home accommodation is the best! You learn about the Roman people, culture and get to practise Italian with your host.
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

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
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Super Intensive Group Course [Italian] - 2 weeks
2. Jul. 2018
Liked
The total immersion teaching method was fantastic. It was amazing how quickly I was able to use my Italian language skills. Also, the staff is very friendly and genuinely interested in each students progress.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Make sure you participate in the activities planned through/by the school. The activities enhance the learning experience.
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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments The school director is very professional and helpful with school related issues. Do not hesitate to speak to him while you are attending the school.
Course: Standard - 8 weeks
11. Jun. 2010
Liked
1) The contents of the books, the sequencing of the contents and the active, dynamic and participative pedagogical method. 2) Timely information from the Secretariat and Coordination in all areas.
Disliked
They have practically no library; not even a living room where you can work or read in peace, but two small tables and four stools in a hallway.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Rome is a city with a very high cost of living. This should be taken into account.
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)
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

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Very satisfied.
Course: Super Intensive Course [Italiano] - 5 weeks
4. Oct. 2023
Liked
The classes were a lot of fun and I felt we were covering a lot of different subjects in terms of culture and grammar. Even though I was only there for 2 weeks, I feel like I improved a lot.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Stay for more than 2 weeks since it is a pity to study a language for such a short amount of time. In hindsight, I would have liked to stay longer.
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
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Shared apartment
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments The school's facilities are not too modern, but are ok. Quality of teaching was good. The amount of social activities organized is a bit meager, but in the end this was also not so important since there is enough to do in Rome.
Course: Intensive - 2 weeks
18. Dec. 2017
Liked
My teacher Alessandro was simply great. He was responsive to everyone. His lessons were effective and yet relaxed. We laughed a lot and still learnt seriously.
Disliked
I didn't like the fact that the school didn't respond to the students' wishes at all - I realise that this isn't always possible - always under the premise of keeping the level in a class at the same level. The reality was a little different.
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
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Very good
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
26. Feb. 2024
Liked
The teacher is very good, with flexibility to adapt with the level of students. The gentleman on the door, Bruno is very helpful everytime I need the lift.
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)
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

Course: Intensive - 1 week
24. Jul. 2018
Liked
A good atmosphere and good organisation. My classes with Marta were instructive and enthusiastic and it was great to be completely immersed in the language.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Evaluate how long your course should be. I could only stay for a week and it wasn’t enough!
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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Super Intensive Group Course [Italian] - 1 week
19. Feb. 2018
Liked
The friendliness of the teachers and the staff, the helpfulness, the qualification of the teachers and the optimal location in the center of the city.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Take part in the additional offers and leisure activities at the school.
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)
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
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments Some classrooms are very small and not suitable for the number of students. Everything is very cramped and it is difficult to write notes.
Course: Intensive Course [Italienisch] - 5 weeks
30. Mar. 2020
Liked
I appreciated the friendliness combined with the noticeable love for teaching the language that the teachers had at Scuola Leonardo DaVinci.
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

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

Course: Super Intensive Group Course [Italian] - 6 weeks
11. Jul. 2018
Liked
Of course, I liked the teaching most. I could learn many things about Italy and Italian language from Andrea. He is such a good teacher.
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

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

Other comments One small thing I didn't like was that the classroom was hot.. the air conditioning system was not enough.
Course: Intensive Italian Group Course 20 - 3 weeks
28. Aug. 2018
Liked
Excellent location. Dynamic and friendly teacher. Nice mixture of teaching methods. Nice mixture of ages in the class. Good text book.
Disliked
Classrooms are small for the numbers in the class and depending on your seat you could not always get a good view of the board. Teacher spoke rather too quickly for A2. No study space i.e. a library or study room for students. Days were too short. After school activities were not possible if you had a 12:00 class or had to be back in your accommodation in the evenings. Text book did not have answers in the back so you could not check your progress.
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)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0