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12 Italian Language Schools in Bologna - Ranking 2023

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12 Best language schools in Bologna (ranked based on student reviews)

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How our students rated their experience in Bologna

4.7

Rating: 0.0/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Bologna
163 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Bologna
Nightlife

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Public transport

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Climate

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Cleanliness

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Affordability

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Shopping

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Safety

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5

What our students said about Bologna

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Beautiful city, the feeling that is in the center of everything :D First of all, in the city itself a lot of interesting and beautiful places to get around and see, great food and also liked the fact that you can easily get to other cities are not less interesting.

Viktor
Russia

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I loved the city. It is very walkable. It is a beautiful city, very old. It is big enough to have plenty to do and small enough to get around. Also everyone is really nice and lets you speak in Italian even if you are not very good and if you take a long time.

Françoise

Rating: 5/5

5.0

A beautiful city where I have been on holiday several times. Sights like Momba, San Luca, the towers, various churches, the Pinacotec and the Archaeological Museum, just like the whole atmosphere, not to mention the colours of the city.

Sabine
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I didn't really check out the nightlife, so cant comment on this. It was really lovely to walk around even when it is raining because of the Porticos. Great public transport system and almost always on time.

Maria
Australia

Rating: 3/5

3.0

Bologna is a great city with lots of activities, museums and churches. From the train station we visited Parma, an unexpected surprise. It has a great location.

Thomas

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Absolutely no public toilets seen. Unseasonably freezing and wet weather literally dampened the experience. But overall Bologna is a fascinating city.

Olive Blackman
Australia

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Unfortunately the weather was a little abnormal (all over Europe) as it went from almost winter-temperatures to blazing hot summer-temps.

Heidi
Switzerland

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I don't need public transport and I can't rate it. The same is actually true of security.

Jutta
Germany

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Bologna is a beautiful, atmospheric and pleasant city. I would recommend it to everyone!

Mirjam
Netherlands

Rating: 5/5

5.0

A very nice city with lots of culture and lots of things to explore.

Lena
Sweden

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I definitely think Bologna is one of the best cities to go to.

Vera
Italy

Rating: 4/5

4.0

It is a calm, small but moderately well-organized town.

Kyoko
Japan

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Culturally rich, great atmosphere, worth experiencing.

Emmo
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

A lively city worth seeing that has a lot to offer.

Heidi
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

A great city to visit and experience

Hans
Germany

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Bologna

Academya Lingue

Good and motivated teachers
Very nice teachers and especially the director. Professional service.

23 November 2022
Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 58 years

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 34 reviews
Academya Lingue

Excellent teachers. Skilled. Intelligent. Friendly and kind.
Great school. Andrea is a good leader/capo. All the staff are quite skilled teachers. All in Italian is excellent. I learned quite a bit in 2 weeks.

24 October 2022
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 63 years

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 34 reviews
Paul DominicAcademya Lingue
Academya Lingue

I like the location of the school. We were able to find accommodations in the city center, with a 2-block walk to the school. Donatella, our conversation teacher was excellent. She spoke clearly and animatedly. She used different approaches for each class. They were engaging and effective
Although the school seemed to run along with few issues, there wasn’t a lot of organization at the managerial levels. A few times I wanted to pay the balance of my tuition only to be told that they didn’t know how to do that. I still haven’t paid the balance. I’m guessing that somebody will write me for the money.

18 October 2022
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 67 years

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 34 reviews
Cultura Italiana

The environment and the teachers were very nice

2 August 2022
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 58 years

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 17 reviews
Cultura Italiana

The teaching approach was very good. I felt that they were thinking constantly about how to make the class enjoyable.
The principal was also nice, calm and gentle.

26 July 2022
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 64 years

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 17 reviews
A.L.C.E. Accademia Lingue e Culture Europee

The teaching was great, both the system and the teachers.

13 July 2022
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 63 years

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 44 reviews
Cultura Italiana

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 :)
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.

8 July 2022
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 69 years

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 17 reviews
Cultura Italiana

Communication classes very good. Teachers mostly good and nice.

10 May 2022
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 64 years

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 17 reviews
Academya Lingue

The quality of the teaching was very good. The teachers were competent, friendly and patient. The whole atmosphere was very pleasant. Thumbs up from me.

9 May 2022
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 70 years

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 34 reviews
Academya Lingue

The atmosphere was very nice and informal and the building is very nice. It was fun because the students and teachers were very nice. Italian was taught well

9 May 2022
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 58 years

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 34 reviews
Academya Lingue

The lessons were very good, varied, the teachers very nice and competent. The school was lovely and centrally located. Our group was great.

9 May 2022
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 67 years

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 34 reviews
Cultura Italiana

Nice people, really good atmosphere, a lot of fun in the lessons, they only speak Italian with you.

4 April 2022
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 35 years

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 17 reviews
Academya Lingue

Great school! I took a class for three months, came to the school with almost no knowledge, and after a couple of months I could easily communicate in Italian on almost any topic! I also liked the program of the school, which helped me communicate and get to know a lot of interesting people from different countries. The teachers were always very positive, especially the school director! Every morning at this school started for me with a smile and a good mood! In the end, I even regretted that I took the course for only three months and not longer.

29 November 2021
Course: Standard Course - 12 weeks
Student age: 28 years

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 34 reviews
Cultura Italiana

Very friendly teachers and school management.

19 October 2021
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 67 years

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 17 reviews
Centro Koinè

Enthusiastic and kind teachers, pleasant atmosphere at school.

11 August 2021
Course: Italian Language & Culture - 1 week
Student age: 53 years

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 68 reviews
Cultura Italiana

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.

29 July 2021
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 17 reviews
Academya Lingue

All very friendly, great location right in the center

3 November 2020
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 52 years

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 34 reviews
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Interesting information about Bologna

Why Bologna? Bologna in Northern Italy is a harmonious medieval medley. One side is a ...
hard-working, high-tech city and the other is politically edgy and hosts the world's oldest university. It is an important agricultural, industrial, financial and transport hub, where many large mechanical, electronic and food companies have their headquarters. According to the most recent data, Bologna is the top Italian city in terms of its economic growth rate. As a consequence, it is one of the wealthiest cities in Italy and is often ranked as one of the top cities when it comes to quality of life in the country.
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Key Facts about Bologna

Population:   395,000
Elevation: 54 m. above sea level
Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)
Region: Emilia-Romagna, Provincia di Bologna
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0875 USD)
Visa: 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.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01-12-2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Italy in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Italy on the official website - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy.
High season: October
Low season: December
Average course price per week: 258 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:80* (20% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:54* (46% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:71* (29% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Italy average): 4.39 €
    (7% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Plug Type L
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Weather in Bologna

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Events in BolognaBest time to take a language course in Bologna

March
Children's books fair
Children's books  fair

March 2023 - April 2023For over half a century, the Children's Book Fair in Bologna has been the most important international event for publishers, authors and artists of books for children and teens.

June
IL CINEMA RITROVATO”- Cinema festival
IL CINEMA RITROVATO”-  Cinema festival

June 2023Il Cinema Ritrovato is like paradise for cinephiles, showing obscure films from the extensive archives of Bologna's Cineteca with a special focus on the beginnings of the art form. Projections include silent films with live musicians providing the accompaniment and restored versions of forgotten films.

October
Bologna Jazz Festival
Bologna Jazz Festival

October 2023 - November 2023This festival was first launched in 1958. Since then, international artists and exciting shows have coloured the city, attracting fans from around the world.

What to do in Bologna

Basilica of San Petronio
Basilica of San Petronio
Ducati Museum
Ducati Museum
The two towers
The two towers
Montagnola Park
Montagnola Park
Bologna
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Arrival airport

Bologna Guglielmo Marconi (BLQ) - 6 km. from Bologna city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 15 minutes, 20 minutes.

Main stops: Aeroporto, Pontelungo, Ospedale Maggiore, Mille

Taxi: 10 minutes drive to city center of Bologna

Public transportation in Bologna

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Questions and answers about Bologna

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FAQ about schools in Bologna

  • Academya Lingue has received the best overall rating in Bologna.
  • Academya Lingue, located in Via Santo Stefano n.14 has been voted as the school with the best location in Bologna.
  • Students rated the activity program at Cultura Italiana as the best.
  • Academya Lingue was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Shared flat' at Cultura Italiana is the best rated accommodation in Bologna.
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