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amalelingue, Genoa
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Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.06 reviews
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Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0
Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
506€ 484€
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Centro Studi Italiani, Genoa

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.043 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5/5.0
Standard Course 20 - 22 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
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390€ 371€
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A Door to Italy, Genoa
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Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.064 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0
Standard (SG) - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
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410€ 391€
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, Genoa
Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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2420€ 2299€
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Key Facts about Genoa

Genoa: Genoa is "the most winding, incoherent of cities, the most entangled topographical ravel in the world." So said Henry James, and the city is still marvellously eclectic, full of pace and rough-edged style. Sprawled behind the huge port Italy's largest and an increasingly popular stopoff for international cruise liners is a dense and fascinating warren of medieval alleyways, a district which has more zest than all the coastal resorts put together.

Population: 581,000

Elevation: 19 m. above sea level

Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)

Region: Liguria, Provincia di Genova

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0952 USD)

Name of city in Italian: Genova

Genoa quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 (113 reviews by our former students)

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.

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:85* (15% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:54* (46% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:76* (24% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Italy average):4.17 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Plug Type L
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Arrival Airport

Genoa Cristoforo Colombo (GOA) - 5 km. from Genoa city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 240 minutes, 2,00 €, 16 minutes.

Main stops: Airport / departures, Bertolotti/stazione Fs, Via Pacinotti F. 13, Via Cantore Matitone, P.zza Nunziata 2 Sottopassaggio, Portello/interiano

Every 15 minutes, 2,00 €, 26 minutes.

Main stops: Sestri Ponente, Genova-Piazza Caricamento

Every 18 minutes, 3,00 €, 30 minutes.

Main stops: Genova Sestri Ponente, Genova Piazza Principe

Taxi: 16 €, 11 minutes drive to city center of Genoa

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: London Gatwick, London Stansted

Weather in Genoa

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Events in GenoaBest time to take a language course in Genoa

July
Gezmataz Festival
Gezmataz Festival

July 2020Gezmataz, the Genoa Jazz Festival, is three days of concerts and workshops with some of the most important names in jazz today. All concerts are held in the old port.

Goa Boa Festival
Goa Boa Festival

July 2020Music festival dedicated to promoting the best in popular music from around the world. Well known musicians perform alongside up and coming artists, both local and international.

September
Genoa Boat Show
Genoa Boat Show

17 September 2020 - 22 September 2020The Genoa International Boat Show is one of the most important fairs of its kind, worldwide. With exhibits spread over land and sea, you will find all types of vessels and their manufacturers represented here as well as accessories and water sports equipment.

October
Wissenschaftsfestival
Wissenschaftsfestival

22 October 2020 - 01 November 2020The Science Festival in Genoa brings together great minds in mathematical & natural science and the humanities, blurring the barriers between those fields and creating opportunities for exchange. Hundreds of events to interest and stimulate people of all ages and knowledge.

What to do in Genoa

Royal Palace
Royal Palace
Strada Nova Museum
Strada Nova Museum
The Lanterna Lighthouse
The Lanterna Lighthouse
Boccadasse
Boccadasse
Spianata Castelletto
Spianata Castelletto
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    FAQ about schools in Genoa

  • 371€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an Italian course in Genoa. The average cost of a language course in Genoa is 232€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at amalelingue as the best.
  • amalelingue has received the best overall rating in Genoa.
  • amalelingue, located in Via San Lorenzo, 21/17 has been voted as the school with the best location in Genoa.
  • amalelingue was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay - Mid-Range' at Centro Studi Italiani is the best rated accommodation in Genoa.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for Italy is 4.5 weeks.
  • The student price index in Genoa is 84.91. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Genoa with 4.5 stars out of 5.
  • In Genoa electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type C, F, L.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Genoa is Genoa Cristoforo Colombo (5.3 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Genoa.

What our students said about Genoa

6
Big city with a lot to discover... Nature is further...

Big city with a lot to discover... Nature is further away...

Godelieve
Belgium
6
I liked it a lot and I lacked time for everything...

I liked it a lot and I lacked time for everything it offers.

Estrella
Spain
10
Interesting city, but the elevators are very old....

Interesting city, but the elevators are very old.

Alison
Canada
8
Genova is a relatively big and well located city....

Genova is a relatively big and well located city. The public transport is great, so you can reach many interesting cities by train (really beautiful places). But the city itself is not really nice. It was dirty (specially the historical center) and, nowadays, it's full of foreign people, some of them working as prostitutes on the streets.

Aline
Brazil

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Genoa

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 43 reviews

* We were a small group. * Interesting discussions * All further questions were answered.

21 September 2019
Course: Standard Course 20 - 1 week
Student age: 62 years

Eva
Germany

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 64 reviews

Nice atmosphere, great friendliness.

29 July 2019
Course: Standard (SG) - 2 weeks
Student age: 62 years

Iwona
Poland

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 43 reviews

Tutors are all competent and at your disposal.
I'll definitely come back to Scuola Tricolore if I have a chance to take Italian class again.

21 May 2019
Course: Intensive Course 30 - 2 weeks
Student age: 29 years

Miaki
Japan

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 64 reviews

All the staff were very friendly and the teaching was excellent.
I would definitely recommend A Door to Italy.

30 October 2018
Course: Standard (SG) - 1 week
Student age: 68 years

Brenda
England UK

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 43 reviews

Very nice teachers.
Thank you all!

29 October 2018
Course: Standard Course 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 0 years

Jaana
Finland

Rating: 5/5.0

5/5.0 | 6 reviews

Friendly teachers.
Excellent location.

29 October 2018
Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 65 years

Hope
Australia

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 64 reviews

Quality of the teachers
I sometimes found the classrooms noisy due to the close proximity of a main road and due to the acoustics of the classrooms as well. It was especially disturbing during the 1-on-1 conversations or listening exercises. Floor covering, as a simple carpet, could be a solution for this.

21 August 2018
Course: Standard (SG) - 2 weeks
Student age: 43 years

Hugo
Netherlands

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 43 reviews

Recreation room
Host administrators (director) of the school are very nice.

23 July 2018
Course: Standard Course 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 35 years

Anna
Russia

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 64 reviews

Enthusiastic teachers and a great atmosphere
I had a great time at The Door to Italy language school. The tutors were all very nice and helpful and used a wide variety of teaching methods. I felt that I made great progress in the 4 weeks of lessons and would not hesitate to go back.

13 February 2018
Course: Standard (SG) - 4 weeks
Student age: 48 years

Diane
England UK

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 43 reviews

There are two teachers, a very friendly atmosphere and meetings with other students.

30 October 2017
Course: Standard Course 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 49 years

Valerie
France

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 64 reviews

Method of group workshops, listening and understanding with little grammar

5 October 2017
Course: Standard (SG) - 1 week
Student age: 77 years

Margaret
England UK

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 64 reviews

method of listening without the grammar grind- grouping by 2 or 3

6 September 2017
Course: Standard (SG) - 1 week
Student age: 78 years

Frank
England UK

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 43 reviews

my teacher and my classmades
I missed a bar or meeting point on the first school day to meet all the other students from other class groups to get to know each other and not just those in my own class.

2 September 2017
Course: Standard Course 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 30 years

Lea
Germany

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 43 reviews

Our teacher

26 July 2017
Course: Standard Course 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 22 years

James
England UK

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 43 reviews

Skilled teachers

16 May 2017
Course: Light Course 14 - 2 weeks
Student age: 0 years

Kari Othilie
Norway

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 64 reviews

Methods of teaching and the teachers themselves. Friendly atmosphere. Ability to communicate with people from different countries. Wonderful hosts apartment where I lived.
It is a pity that the training was short.

3 April 2017
Course: Standard (SG) - 1 week
Student age: 55 years

Gulnara
Russia

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 43 reviews

courses in March, we are three female students !!
the staff is very friendly and helps you in case of any problems

21 March 2017
Course: Standard Course 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 57 years

Patricia
France

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 43 reviews

I was an absolute beginner. I spoke Italian after 3 weeks.

12 September 2016
Course: Intensive Course 30 - 3 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Olga
Russian Federation

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 64 reviews

I was about to lose confidence, because I couldn't understand the Italian. However, my pretty female teacher spoke to me slowly with seeing my eyes to eager to make me understood. It was great.
My friend who had a course before said that many school activities were organized. However, there weren't any activities in winter.

18 March 2015
Course: Standard (SG) - 3 weeks
Student age: 45 years

Rieko
Japan

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 64 reviews

Nice staff. They know you by name quickly. There is a good atmosphere.
The staff is very nice. They always had time to talk. However, I chose not to finish the course because the classes were very fast for me and I had difficulty following them. It's all about grammar and that didn't suit me, specially as the book and explanations in class were all in Italian so I felt I couldn't keep up and kept getting it wrong. The school kindly offered me different solutions, such as starting again in a new group, change teachers or get some private lessons. I rejected this as I had already made up my mind but it was very nice of them to offer. Even one of the staff members offered to help me after class. I want to emphasize that it is a great school but if you are a complete beginner it is very hard and it will be better if some of the assignments/instructions were in English. I hope they take this feedback into account. I lost my patience a few times and I am sorry for the teachers.

22 January 2015
Course: Standard (SG) - 8 weeks
Student age: 34 years

Sorah
Netherlands

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