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7 Italian Language Schools in Milan 2024

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

TOP Rated by
Students < 18 years
Centro Studi F.D. ELLCI
Students < 18 years
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(3)
TOP Rated by
Students 18-30 years
Centro di Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Stranieri
Students 18-30 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Students 31-49 years
Scuola Leonardo da Vinci
Students 31-49 years
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(16)
TOP Rated by
Students 50+ years
Istituto Dante Alighieri
Students 50+ years
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(4)
TOP Rated by
Students all ages
Centro Studi F.D. ELLCI
Students all ages
4.6

Rating: 4.6

(40)
TOP Rated by
Quality of teaching
Centro Studi F.D. ELLCI
Quality of teaching
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(36)
TOP Rated by
Leisure programme
Centro di Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Stranieri
Leisure programme
4.6

Rating: 4.6

(5)
TOP Rated by
Value for money
Centro di Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Stranieri
Value for money
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(6)
TOP Rated by
Location of school
Centro di Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Stranieri
Location of school
5.0

Rating: 5

(6)
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Milan ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Milan

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Milan
239 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Milan
Nightlife
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Geographic setting
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Public transport
4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Climate
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Cleanliness
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Affordability
3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Shopping
4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Safety
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

What our students said about Milan

It is recommended for sightseeing, but there are many problems when it comes to living in the city. The post office and other offices involved in the application for a residence permit were quite difficult to deal with.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Takako Japan

Especially outside of the center, pleasantly peaceful and "untouristic" (at least at the end of July 2021), relaxed atmosphere, but also the possibility of celebrating an aperitivo, etc.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Bettina Germany

Anyone looking for a vibrant big city is in good hands here, beyond all the clichés about Italy. Great museums, very international, very beautiful surroundings with numerous lakes.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Florian Germany

Certainly worth seeing, a mixture of the new and the ancient. Icecream shops too tempting though! Great for shopping if that's what one likes.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Agnieszka Poland

A wonderful city with outstanding sights (e.g. cathedral, galleries, Sforzesco Castle, etc.) and a great atmosphere

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Ulrich Germany

Milan is a beautiful city with many activities to do, but the different neighborhoods are also fun to experience.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Martin Netherlands

I liked the city very much. Unfortunately, there was not enough time to visit the surrounding area.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Sabine Norway

Milan is a great city and well worth seeing. I really enjoyed the evening "aperitivo".

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Gabriele Germany

Was there for two weeks and never ran out of places to visit and things to see.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Benjamin

A vibrant city... Not necessarily to visit in high summer, was def. too hot.

4.0

Rating: 4/5

Sandra France

What school directors said about Milan

Milan is the place to be in Italy at the moment: the most active city, the most funny, the most open to different cultures. Milan is very well connected with all the cities in Italy and Europe. A very good place to be based.

Mariagrazia ArmatiDirector of Istituto Dante Alighieri, lives in Milan since 1970
Peter Luntz

Milan is elegance and sophistication. It is the main industrial, commercial and financial centre of Italy and a leading global city. Milan is a major world fashion and design capital and it is a magnetic point for designers, artists, photographers and models. Not to be missed are Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper, The Duomo Cathedral and Teatro alla Scala, but also the new skyscrapers areas of City Life and Piazza Gae Aulenti, where the world famous Bosco Vertical can be admired. Nowadays, Milan attracts talented students and business professionals from all over Italy and the world, to make it a real international city, with a strong Italian soul.

Peter LuntzDirector of ILS - International Language School, lives in Milan since 1998

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Milan

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci

I liked the whole concept... Veronica was great!

13 May 2024
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 62 years

4.3

Rating: 4.3

| 72 reviews
Scuola Leonardo da Vinci

Very relaxed atmosphere, good lessons with room for everyone's level. You notice that the teachers enjoy it and that makes learning fun.
Nice school, nice team.

7 May 2024
Course: Super Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 51 years

4.3

Rating: 4.3

| 72 reviews
Centro Studi F.D. ELLCI

I was impressed by the quality of the teaching. The teachers Emanuela and Brunella were very well prepared and structured the lessons well. Working in small groups in particular has brought me a lot.

22 April 2024
Course: Standard Course (20) - Morning - 1 week
Student age: 72 years

4.5

Rating: 4.5

| 40 reviews
Scuola Leonardo da Vinci

the skills and kindness of the trainer, Valentina, and the ever-helpful reception staff.

18 March 2024
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 70 years

4.3

Rating: 4.3

| 72 reviews
Linguadue

+: very nice staff, friendly, teacher Valeria was super nice

7 January 2024
Course: Standard Course - 12 weeks
Student age: 22 years

4.0

Rating: 4

| 69 reviews

Information about Milan

Why Milan? Milan is Italy's richest and second largest city. Since the 1970s, Milan has remained the capital of Italy's automobile industry and its financial markets, but the limelight is dominated by the fashion houses. As Europe´s creative capital, shopping here is almost a religion - the city remains the marketplace for Italian fashion.
What we like about Milan
  • Famous for its fashion.
  • Fantastic public transportation.
  • Electric nightlife.
  • Excellent mix of old and new.
What we dislike about Milan
  • Towards the north of the country so it does not have the typical Mediteranean climate.
  • Busy all year round.
Population: L  1,372,000
Elevation: 122 m. above sea level
Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)
Region: Lombardy, Provincia di Milano
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0747 USD)
Name of city in Italian: Milano
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 04 Jun. 2024 (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: September
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 205 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 259 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 78* (22% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index including rent: 65* (36% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:64* (36% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Italy average): 4.44 €
    (7% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Plug Type L
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
Climate Table
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Hours of Sunshine
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Best time to take a language course in Milan
May
Milano d’Estate
Milano d’Estate

29 May 2024 - 12 July 2024Open air concerts and performances held at the Castello Sforzesco throughout the summer months. A great way to escape the late evening heat in your flat.

November
L'Artigiano in Fiera
L'Artigiano in Fiera

30 November 2024 - 08 December 2024Artigiano in Fiera coincides with the Festa de Sant'Ambrogio, Milan's patron saint. Artisans and bakers ply their wares from wooden stalls in the streets around the Basilica. Perfectly timed for Christmas shopping.

December
Christmas Market
Christmas Market

01 December 2024 - 31 December 2024The city of Milan hosts several Christmas markets in the month of December. With wooden stalls in the main squares and near the churches you will find seasonal foods, both sweet and salty, decorations and plenty of gift ideas.

Sant’Ambrogio
Sant’Ambrogio

07 December 2024One of the main events of the year, Saint Ambrose is the patron saint of Milan. There is an important mass at Sant'Ambrogio Basilica, and big street market just outside. This date is also the traditional opening night of the season at La Scala, the famed opera house.

La Scala Theatre
La Scala Theatre
Milan cathedral
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Sforzesco Catle
Sforzesco Catle
Brera Quarter
Brera Quarter
Duomo
Duomo
Porta Ticinese (Navigli)
Porta Ticinese (Navigli)
Sempione (Arco della Pace)
Sempione (Arco della Pace)
Brera
Brera
Milano Linate (LIN) - 7 km. from Milan city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 30 minutes.

Main stops: Aeroporto di Linate, v.le forlanini, forlanini, v.le corsica via lomelina, p.za grandi, p.za emilia, p.za s. maria del suffragio, c.so p.ta vittoria, palazzo di giustizia

Taxi: 10 minutes drive to city center of Milan

Milano Malpensa (MPX) - 41 km. from Milan city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 40 minutes.

Main stops: Malpensa Aeroporto, Busto Arsizio FN, Saronno, Milano Bovisa, Milano Cadorna

Every 30 minutes, 60 minutes.

Main stops: Malpensa Airport T1, Milano Centrale

Taxi: 40 minutes drive to city center of Milan

Il Caravaggio International (BGY) - 46 km. from Milan city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 60 minutes.

Main stops: Milan Bergamo Airport - Orio al Serio Airport, Milano Centrale

Taxi: 40 minutes drive to city center of Milan

Q&A - Questions and answers about Milan

  • The Centro Studi F.D. ELLCI is the school for you! There you will be prepared for university in 8 weeks and depending on your level, you will have 20 group lessons + 15 or 20 individual lessons per week. The course is offered under the title "Italian for University".
    Lisa Saskia Schiwy, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 27, 2023
  • July and August can be very hot in Milan. August is also when many shops close for the holidays, so I would recommend July if you want to experience a bit more of the city and its people.
    Lisa Saskia Schiwy, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 22, 2023
  • Academya Lingue offers special courses for 50+ students, so the average age in the standard course is automatically lower. I would, therefore, recommend this school.
    Lisa Saskia Schiwy, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 21, 2023

FAQ about schools in Milan

  • There are currently no schools offering a separate conversation course in Milan. However, they all have the option for a standard course. A standard course covers the different parts: reading, speaking, writing, grammar, etc. If you would like to focus extra on conversation, I recommend booking a standard course and adding some private lessons. During the private lessons, you can then specify exactly what your needs are.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 04, 2023
  • Yes, the school Linguadue proposes a programme of Italian + Internship. You need to have a B1 level in Italian to be eligible. You will find more information on the school's profile.
    Madly, FR Consultant from LanguageCourse.net - Nov 30, 2021

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