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4 Italian Language Schools in Genoa - Ranking 2023

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4 Best language schools in Genoa (ranked based on student reviews)

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How our students rated their experience in Genoa

4.5

Rating: 0.0/5.0

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

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Public transport

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Climate

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Cleanliness

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Affordability

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Shopping

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Safety

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3

What our students said about Genoa

Rating: 5/5

5.0

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

Rating: 5/5

5.0

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

Rating: 4/5

4.0

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

Rating: 5/5

5.0

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

Rating: 4/5

4.0

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

Rating: 5/5

5.0

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

Rating: 5/5

5.0

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

Jürgen
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

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

Samantha
England UK

Rating: 5/5

5.0

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

Matthias
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

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

Lena
Germany

Rating: 3/5

3.0

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

Estrella
Spain

Rating: 3/5

3.0

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

Godelieve
Belgium

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Interesting city, but the elevators are very old.

Alison
Canada

Rating: 5/5

5.0

We are in pandemic times in Liguria.

Robert
Germany

What school directors said about Genoa

Lara Avvenente

There are lenty 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 ...

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

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Genoa

amalelingue

Very individual and personal. Good vibes.

19 September 2022
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 45 years

Rating: 5

5.0 | 21 reviews
Matthiasamalelingue
A Door to Italy

The location is ideal, the people very friendly and helpful. Coffee is also available. All perfect :-)
Very good school, very good teachers!

6 July 2022
Course: Standard - 1 week
Student age: 58 years

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 69 reviews
amalelingue

It was just great. The best language school I have ever visited. Many thanks, especially to Paola. I was really sad when I had to leave after 3 weeks. I'll be back, I promise

1 June 2022
Course: Standard Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 66 years

Rating: 5

5.0 | 21 reviews
amalelingue

I loved Paola and Rosita and can’t wait to return!

2 May 2022
Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 62 years

Rating: 5

5.0 | 21 reviews
Centro Studi Italiani

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

21 September 2019
Course: Group Course: Intensive - 1 week
Student age: 62 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 44 reviews
A Door to Italy

Nice atmosphere, great friendliness.

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

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 69 reviews
Centro Studi Italiani

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: Group Course: Fully Immersive - 2 weeks
Student age: 29 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 44 reviews
A Door to Italy

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

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

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 69 reviews
amalelingue

Friendly teachers.
Excellent location.

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

Rating: 5

5.0 | 21 reviews
A Door to Italy

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 - 2 weeks
Student age: 43 years

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 69 reviews
Centro Studi Italiani

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

23 July 2018
Course: Group Course: Intensive - 3 weeks
Student age: 35 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 44 reviews
A Door to Italy

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 - 4 weeks
Student age: 48 years

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 69 reviews
Centro Studi Italiani

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

30 October 2017
Course: Group Course: Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 49 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 44 reviews
A Door to Italy

Method of group workshops, listening and understanding with little grammar

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

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 69 reviews
A Door to Italy

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

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

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 69 reviews
Centro Studi Italiani

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: Group Course: Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 30 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 44 reviews
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Interesting 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.
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Key Facts about Genoa

Population:   581,000
Elevation: 19 m. above sea level
Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)
Region: Liguria, Provincia di Genova
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0895 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 01-12-2022 (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: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week: 266 €
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): 4.38 €
    (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 Genoa

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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
Genoa
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Arrival airport

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

Public transportation in Genoa

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FAQ about schools in Genoa

  • amalelingue has received the best overall rating in Genoa.
  • amalelingue, located in Via San Lorenzo, 21/17, Centro storico has been voted as the school with the best location in Genoa.
  • 426€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an Italian course in Genoa. The average cost of a language course in Genoa is 284€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at amalelingue as the best.
  • amalelingue was rated highest for quality of teaching.
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