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Italian Language Schools in Genoa - Ranking 2022

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

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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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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: 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: 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: 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

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Genoa

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 43 reviews

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

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

Eva
Germany

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 65 reviews

Nice atmosphere, great friendliness.

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

Iwona
Poland

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 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 - 2 weeks
Student age: 29 years

Miaki
Japan

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 65 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: 5

5.0 | 13 reviews

Friendly teachers.
Excellent location.

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

Hope
Australia

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 65 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

4.3 | 43 reviews

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

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

Anna
Russia

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 65 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

4.3 | 43 reviews

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

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

Valerie
France

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 65 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

4.2 | 65 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

4.3 | 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: Ordinary Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 30 years

Lea
Germany

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 65 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

4.3 | 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: Ordinary Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 57 years

Patricia
France

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 43 reviews

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

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

Olga
Russian Federation

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

Interesting information about Genoa

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 = 1.1306 USD)

Name of city in Italian: Genova

Genoa quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5

4.5 (121 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.

High season: July

Low season: March

Average course price per week (High season): 264 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 224 €

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):4.04 € (20% 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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Public transportation in Genoa

Events in GenoaBest time to take a language course in Genoa

January
Van Dyck between Genova and Palermo
Van Dyck between Genova and Palermo

January 2022 - February 2022Van Dyck between Genova and Palermo is a temporary exhibition presenting Van Dyck's work.

February
Elliot Erwitt Kolor
Elliot Erwitt Kolor

February 2022 - July 2022A retrospective of the colour works of photographer Elliot Erwitt at the Palazzo Ducale.

July
Gezmataz Festival
Gezmataz Festival

July 2022Gezmataz, 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 2022Music 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

September 2022The 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
Andy Warhol - Pop Society Exhibition
Andy Warhol - Pop Society Exhibition

October 2022 - February 2023If you are in Genova now's your chance to see the works of pop-art master Andy Warhol. The exhibition will be at Palazzo Ducale for several months.

Wissenschaftsfestival
Wissenschaftsfestival

October 2022 - November 2022The 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
Genoa
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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

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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 has been voted as the school with the best location in Genoa.
  • 391€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an Italian course in Genoa. The average cost of a language course in Genoa is 180€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at amalelingue as the best.
  • amalelingue was rated highest for quality of teaching.

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