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5 Italian Language Schools in Genoa 2024

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Best Italian schools in Genoa by category - student age group, value for money

TOP Rated by
Students 18-30 years
amalelingue
Students 18-30 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
TOP Rated by
Students 31-49 years
amalelingue
Students 31-49 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(12)
TOP Rated by
Students 50+ years
amalelingue
Students 50+ years
4.9

Rating: 4.9

(31)
TOP Rated by
Students all ages
amalelingue
Students all ages
5.0

Rating: 5

(46)
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Quality of teaching
amalelingue
Quality of teaching
4.9

Rating: 4.9

(42)
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Leisure programme
amalelingue
Leisure programme
4.2

Rating: 4.2

(22)
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Value for money
amalelingue
Value for money
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(42)
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Location of school
amalelingue
Location of school
5.0

Rating: 5

(43)
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Genoa ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Genoa

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Genoa
171 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Genoa
Nightlife
3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Geographic setting
4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Public transport
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Climate
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Cleanliness
3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Affordability
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shopping
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Safety
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

What our students said about Genoa

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Having friends in Genoa, I already knew the city, the city center is magnificent with many ancient palaces, in history the republic of Genoa competed with the republic of Venice, the porto antico in its style is pretty too, the walks on the top of the are to be done with a breathtaking view of the sea, the traffic is dense there as in all the big cities but the Italian drivers are very fair-plays and patient with the foreign drivers, the gastronomy of the sea and the excellent Italian wines, the custom of the Aperitivo from 6.30 pm is to be discovered, the inhabitants are friendly and absolutely.

Francoise
France
5.0

Rating: 5/5

It is a beautiful city. For the most part, it's also clean. It's just a pity that the beautiful old town smells of urine everywhere. That is unpleasant. Public toilets could help. I had bought a weekly bus ticket. The bus ticket inspectors should be a bit more friendly to the tourists. I was ripped off straight away because I didn't know that a weekly ticket also had to be stamped. 40 euros had to be paid, even though I was practically sitting next to the vending machine.

Gertrud
Switzerland
4.0

Rating: 4/5

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
4.0

Rating: 4/5

The school was good, but the people of Genoa aren't the type to open up and make friends right away, so I think it's a city where you'll come to understand the good things in a long term rather than a short term. Not recommended for short stays. Also, compared to other cities

Yukiko
Japan
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Genoa is the ideal city by the sea, ideal for walking to everything, ideal for excursions along the coast and into the hinterland - it is neither too big nor too small. In my 10 days I got a good insight from her.

Peter
Germany
4.0

Rating: 4/5

Beautiful city with a rich history. A wide range of cafes, restaurants and shops. Short distance to other places of interest (eg Cinque Terra, Portofino). Lots of traffic and steep slopes.

Alfred
Netherlands
5.0

Rating: 5/5

I fell in love with Genova. I don’t think many people realize what an interesting place it is and I’m not sure I want them to for selfish reasons.

Joanne
England UK
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Genoa is still quite authentic with relatively few tourists. There is much to discover in the city and the surrounding countryside.

Jürgen
Germany
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Very good. Old, historic town with many activities. Beautiful surroundings, close to nature and easy to visit the rest of Liguria.

Paula
Sweden
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Really underrated. Beautiful, historical, culturally fascinating and in a stunning setting between the mountains and the sea.

Samantha
England UK
5.0

Rating: 5/5

I feel very much at home in Genoa! The city has a lot to offer, it is versatile. I've had many nice encounters here.

Claudia
Germany
5.0

Rating: 5/5

It is a very authentic city that has a lot to offer: Culture, harbour, old town, sea, mountains for hiking!

Christina
Germany
5.0

Rating: 5/5

definitely a city to go to. A lot of culture, good food, good shopping, good vibes, beaches in the city.

Matthias
Germany
4.0

Rating: 4/5

The city of Genoa offers a great mix between modern city life and a midevil city.

Vincent
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Genoa is a gem, proving a rich tapestry of Italian cuisine and culture.

Trisa
Singapore
5.0

Rating: 5/5

As from now, my favourite city is in Italy. I'm going back in October.

Mila
Germany
5.0

Rating: 5/5

For me, one of the greatest cities in the world ♥️♥️♥️

Lena
Germany
3.0

Rating: 3/5

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

Estrella
Spain
5.0

Rating: 5/5

I am impressed by the flair and would love to come back.

Maike
Germany
3.0

Rating: 3/5

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

Godelieve
Belgium

What school directors said about Genoa

Lara Avvenente

There are plenty of reasons. Genoa has a typical Mediterranean climate, characterized by mild and pleasant temperatures all year round! Genoa is a real Italian city where students still find kind people who welcome them with a smile and who are happy to speak Italian with them and not English! Genoa is the ideal place for a pleasant holiday and to discover the beautiful surroundings: Portofino, Santa Margherita, Le Cinque Terre Genoa is a city on a human scale where it is possible to live in the city center, forget the car and get around on foot or by public transport Genoa has an excellent price-quality ratio, the cost of living is well lower than that of Milan, Florence, or Rome Genoa is a city to be discovered. You never cease to discover it ... the mountains that surround it and embrace it, the sea that gathers it, the narrow and fascinating alleys of the historic center, where time seems never to have passed, the historic shops with artisans who hand down ancient knowledge and the elevators and funiculars that connect the quarters built on the hills, the ancient noble palaces and the perfumes of the trattorias when you walk at lunchtime ...

Lara AvvenenteDirector of A Door to Italy, lives in Genoa since 1969
Carlo Amedeo Pasotto

Genoa has the biggest medieval historical center in Europe, is a city full of history and Italian atmosphere set in a region full of natural beauties

Carlo Amedeo PasottoDirector of Centro Studi Italiani, lives in Genoa since 2018

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Genoa

Centro Studi Italiani

I generally thought everything was good...

20 May 2024
Course: Group Course: Intensive - 1 week
Student age: 52 years

4.4

Rating: 4.4

| 48 reviews
amalelingue

Professional teachers, location, atmosphere, international.

20 May 2024
Course: Standard Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 68 years

5.0

Rating: 5

| 46 reviews
A Door to Italy

The teacher Stefano is so fun-loving, radiates motivation, the lessons are very well organised and lively. Simply unique. I can highly recommend the school, the ladies in the office are so friendly.
Keep up the good work

1 May 2024
Course: Standard - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 76 reviews
ChristineA Door to Italy
amalelingue

the location, the teacher and the material

23 April 2024
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 50 years

5.0

Rating: 5

| 46 reviews
Christian amalelingue
amalelingue

The very welcoming and relaxed yet studious atmosphere, the location right in the centre of Genoa, the flexibility and adaptability of the teachers.

7 April 2024
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 55 years

5.0

Rating: 5

| 46 reviews

Information about Genoa

Why 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: M  581,000
Elevation: 19 m. above sea level
Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)
Region: Liguria, Provincia di Genova
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0855 USD)
Name of city in Italian: Genova
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 Dec. 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: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week: 266 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 85* (15% cheaper than New York)
  • 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): 4.39 €
    (7% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Plug Type L
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
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Best time to take a language course in Genoa
May
Design week
Design week

22 May 2024 - 26 May 2024A design week like no other, Genova and many of its ancient palaces and sites of interest are the canvas to more than 50 exhibitors and designers from all over Italy.

July
Goa Boa Festival
Goa Boa Festival

10 July 2024Music 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

19 September 2024 - 24 September 2024The 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.

Royal Palace
Royal Palace
Strada Nova Museum
Strada Nova Museum
The Lanterna Lighthouse
The Lanterna Lighthouse
Boccadasse
Boccadasse
Spianata Castelletto
Spianata Castelletto
Genoa
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Genoa Cristoforo Colombo (GOA) - 7 km. from Genoa city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 240 minutes, 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, 26 minutes.

Main stops: Sestri Ponente, Genova-Piazza Caricamento

Every 18 minutes, 30 minutes.

Main stops: Genova Sestri Ponente, Genova Piazza Principe

Taxi: 11 minutes drive to city center of Genoa

FAQ about schools in Genoa

  • Yes, we have a number of Study & Live in your Teacher's Home summer camp programmes for kids from as young as 5 to 17 years of age.
    Anele Nongcula, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 18, 2023

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