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Italian Language Schools in Rome - Ranking 2022

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18 Best language schools in Rome (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Rome? Rome, the 'Eternal City' was once the administrative centre of the mighty ...
Roman Empire. Now it is a city that features more than 2600 years of history and culture – a few of the splendours are the Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica, the Spanish steps, Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. As a capital city should have, Rome boasts fantastic shopping and an entertaining night life. The city is blessed with a warm Mediterranean climate, making Rome particularly pleasant to visit in autumn and spring.
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What we like about Rome

This ancient city is filled to the brim with spectacular historical monuments. The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Pantheon are just a few of the many places to visit. The city has a wonderful art and culture scene here. There is no better opportunity to see this than in the Vatican city in both the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum. Don’t think you can rest after a day of sightseeing. Rome has an electric nightlife. Meeting locals and partying into the early hours of the morning is both easy and affordable. Of course, you cannot fail to mention the food. The capital city of the country with arguably the best food in the world does not disappoint. There are lots of local restaurants to choose from in a range of prices for everyone’s budget. What are you waiting for, see it for yourself!

What we dislike about Rome

Sadly, Rome is a hot spot for petty crime and there are a large number of beggars on the streets. A firm “no” will often deter even the most persistent but it is highly recommended to keep an eye on your belongings at all times. The wonders of Rome are no secret. Tickets often sell out quickly in high season, with very long queues at the most popular visitor attractions. Book well in advance and take a gelato for the long lines.

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What our students said about Rome

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Unique city with an incredible amount of history and culture, definitely worth seeing! It remains incomprehensible that apart from the historical core, little is being done for the public sector (renovation of the streets, garbage disposal, replacement of the ailing trams, reduction of emissions ...).

Waltraud
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I can't say anything about the nightlife and the surrounding area. Rome is a great city that, unlike other large cities, can be explored on foot. There are also many beautiful and interesting things to discover away from the hotspots that are besieged by tourists.

Dr. Sabine
Germany

Rating: 5/5

5.0

You have to live Rome and not just visit it. It has an immense cultural wealth due to its history. By spending more time there one perceives the identity of the districts of Rome as well as the preserved traditions (many "small trades" disappeared in France).

Violaine
France

Rating: 5/5

5.0

A great city that has a lot to offer - sights, shopping, food, nightlife, nice people. Not so nice is the garbage and the rental e-scooters that are lying around everywhere.

Andrea
Austria

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Rome is a fantastic city, unique in the world in this way. But I don't know if it will stay as long as it is.

Anton
Switzerland

Rating: 5/5

5.0

It is easy to get around with a monthly bus pass but the big city feel lacks the personal ambiance

Mary

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Can't say too much as I had to end my stay early due to the coronavirus.

Claudia
Germany

Rating: 4/5

4.0

I live in Rome and I like living here, so I'm happy with it.

Aidan
England UK

Rating: 3/5

3.0

My favorite city. I'll come back many more times.

Francisco Manuel
Spain

Rating: 4/5

4.0

Unbeatable city for atmosphere and history

Pradeep
Singapore

How our students rated their experience in Rome

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Nightlife

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Public transport

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Climate

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Cleanliness

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3
Affordability

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Shopping

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Safety

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Rome

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 213 reviews

The location was excellent and it was good to meet other people on the course. By the 3rd lesson I felt as i was making progress.

18 April 2022
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 66 years

Michael
England UK

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 119 reviews

Everything. The teachers were great. I also like the club cafeteria. Location was great, close to the train station, 20 minutes walk from the place I stayed.

28 March 2022
Course: Intensive (30) - 1 week
Student age: 57 years

Monica
United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 63 reviews

The teachers Chiara, Alessandro and Marco were very present, competent and humorous. The location of the school is central and perfect. The organisation worked very well. The coordination was also very professional.

22 February 2022
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 63 years

Anton
Switzerland

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 63 reviews

There are a maximum of 7 students per class; it allows you to speak and ask questions easily and therefore to progress faster; and then it's more user-friendly, we all get to know each other very quickly! The students came from all over the world: Bangladesh, Philippines, Afghanistan, Brazil, Russia, United States, Belgium, it is very enriching. I was by far the oldest but didn't feel a barrier about it. We had 2 teachers every morning; it avoids monotony and in addition they complemented each other very well. It's a small school, there are 3 classes; it gives an atmosphere that I really liked.

2 December 2021
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 64 years

Violaine
France

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 63 reviews

Friendly, helpful and flexible teachers, the good teaching atmosphere, the flexible approach to topics and environment of the students

22 November 2021
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 68 years

Waltraud
Germany

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 119 reviews

Loose atmosphere, lots of conversation. Learned a lot, but not enough yet. That is not possible after two weeks.

5 October 2021
Course: Intensive (30) - 2 weeks
Student age: 63 years

Marc
Belgium

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 74 reviews

Focused on the basics of grammar, essential to speak properly.

4 October 2021
Course: G8 Standard - 4 weeks
Student age: 40 years

Francisco Manuel
Spain

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 63 reviews

The teachers tried very hard to include every course participant, they also explained very well and continued until one understood it. Another plus point is the number of students - we had a maximum of five.

27 September 2021
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 52 years

Andrea
Austria

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 213 reviews

The amazing teacher Paola, open and kind school staff, very good organisation, great location and very good conditions.

20 August 2021
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 54 years

Paweł
Poland

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 63 reviews

Fiorenza is the best Italian teacher I've had so far! Thumbs up! She is so good and also personable and open to all topics!

6 January 2021
Course: Intensive Course - 5 weeks
Student age: 39 years

Sabrina
Germany

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 213 reviews

My energetic and engaging teacher Marta.
Great atmosphere.

3 November 2020
Course: Super Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 58 years

Deirdre (sister Therese)
United States

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 119 reviews

Great organization, dear teachers, good courses and leisure activities
Great location and a very nice house

25 July 2020
Course: Intensive (30) - 1 week
Student age: 34 years

Xenia Lara
Germany

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 213 reviews

Very bad experience. I would spend 7 weeks studying. At the end of the first week, due to the COVID crisis, they started offering online classes. Italy was starting their lockdown and students had to leave the country quickly. The sensitivity of the school was zero, they did not give me a chance to cancel my booking and only after insisting a lot I was given a voucher to return and take the course within a year. It is not easy to travel from Brazil to Rome and stay there for 7 weeks, without working and studying, I will probably never achieve this in my life, but even so the school was not supportive and they wanted me to take the online course, even though I said that the course would start every day at 04:00 AM in my country. I can't say anything about the quality of the course and the teachers,  but I warn you that if something happens and you need to count on the school's support and comprehension, it won't happen, you will not get any assistance. I consider that I've lost the course, I will never be able to do it and I ended up losing all the money, because the school has not even offered an agreement. If one day I have the opportunity to return to Italy to study, I will look for a place where I can count on some solidarity, in case something happens. I emphasize that I received help by everyone in Italy, by my host, by the airline company, by the school that I would attend after this course, but only the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci did not offer me any agreement or assistance. It was very disappointing.

14 May 2020
Course: Intensive Course - 7 weeks
Student age: 39 years

Luis Gustavo
Brazil

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 213 reviews

The friendliness of the teachers and the staff, the helpfulness, the qualification of the teachers and the optimal location in the center of the city.
Some classrooms are very small and not suitable for the number of students. Everything is very cramped and it is difficult to write notes.

30 March 2020
Course: Intensive Course - 5 weeks
Student age: 68 years

Claudia
Germany

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 74 reviews

Attentive and available to answer questions.

21 March 2020
Course: G8 Standard - 8 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Ana Paz
Paraguay

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 119 reviews

I will start with good things: the location is great, facilities, office staff are very nice and helpful and the activities are great. However, my ultimate favourite thing was the bar. Food at school was amazing, very tasty and well priced. Unfortunately, I was not happy with the quality of teaching. The method they use just does not work for everyone. If you like structure and to learn basic things at the beginning then this school is not for you! I was in the A1 group. The teacher should have taught us basic things like: an alphabet, how to introduce yourself, how to say I, you, she, he, we, they. We were repeating some conversation without understanding the words (or seeing the words, just repeating from listening) or repeating phone conversations. That was extremely pointless at that stage when I just want to know basic things. I would not have a conversation on the phone with anybody when I am just starting to learn Italian. But it would be nice to know how to say: ''Hi, How are you?'', ''I would like to order....'', and ''Can I have a bill?''. I spoke with few teachers about my concerns but I was just told to have a faith in the method. I paid for two weeks but lasted a week and half. In my second week, I just lost all hope that they will teach me properly and I left. Also, some teachers have a bit of attitude. I had a very unpleasant incident with one teacher and that just cemented my decision to leave. If I can't even ask a question, what is the point to stay? I feel that I chose the wrong school and that I just wasted 2 weeks and a lot of money. Probably, I would learn more by myself by just watching videos on Youtube. P.S. I speak 3 languages so I know how it is in different schools.

1 November 2019
Course: Intensive (30) - 2 weeks
Student age: 34 years

Karolina
England UK

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 213 reviews

Perfect organization, contact with students from all over the world, committed teachers.

29 October 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 69 years

Dr. Sabine
Germany

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 74 reviews

Stefania is an excellent teacher and engaged us all very effectively. Materials were pretty good too.

29 October 2019
Course: G1 - Standard Plus - 1 week
Student age: 61 years

Aidan
England UK

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 119 reviews

The variety in learning: through speaking, writing, listening exercises. The cultural activities with the class after the lessons were also very interesting.

21 October 2019
Course: Intensive (20) - 4 weeks
Student age: 58 years

Brigitte
Belgium

What school directors said about Rome

Tiziana Di Dedda

Rome is a magic city in a great location, only 40 minutes by public transport from the sea.Romans welcome foreigners warmely offering not only art and culture but also good food and wine. Cities, like Florence, Naples can be reached within 2 hours

The City can talk for herself, but we have to remind you that, as Rome is in the centre of Italy, all the other Italian cities are a maximum of 3 hours on the train from Rome. Naples is just one hour by train, Florence 1,5 hour!

Enzo Cosentino

Rome is a lively modern metropolis offering a vast range of sights. Its magnificent selection of monuments is renowned throughout the world.

Fabrizio Fucile

To list all of Rome’s treasures would be impossible: Rome is one of the most important historic, artistic, and cultural cities in the world. The fun possibilities are endless. Fast, economical transportation connects you to most national and international destinations.

Maricla

Rome is the best way to have fun,discover the real italian culture and eat the best italian food.

GIANMARCO SCALAS

Centuries of history and art,not only in the incredible amount of unique museums,but everywhere in the squares,along the streets, churches and parks.

Rome is a cultural and wonderful capital. There are a lot to see and to do. The beach is also nearby.

Interesting information about Rome

Key Facts about Rome

Quality of life was ranked in recent report of Mercer in position 56 (2019).
Population: 2,319,000
Elevation: 20 m. above sea level
Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)
Region: Latium, Provincia di Roma
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0430 USD)
Name of city in Italian: Roma
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: December
Average course price per week (High season): 212 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 233 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:67* (33% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:57* (43% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:62* (38% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Italy average):4.38 € (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 Rome

Weather in Rome

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Events in RomeBest time to take a language course in Rome

May
1st May
1st May

01 May 2022All-day open-air concert in Rome held every year on Italy's equivalent to labour day. Many acts perform in this marathon-esque show, both national and international. The concert is free and the crowd is massive.

What to do in Rome

Colosseum
Colosseum
Forum Romanum
Forum Romanum
The Trevi Fountain
The Trevi Fountain
Domus Aurea
Domus Aurea
Pantheon
Pantheon
Aventine Hill
Aventine Hill
Sant'Angelo Castle
Sant'Angelo Castle
Monti
Monti
Trevi
Trevi
Colonna
Colonna
Ponte
Ponte
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Arrival Airports

Roma Ciampino (CIA) - 12 km. from Rome city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 4,00 €, 15 minutes.

Main stops: Ciampino, Roma Termini

Taxi: 35 €, 20 minutes drive to city center of Rome

Direct international flights from:
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • United Kingdom: East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow Prestwick, London Stansted, Manchester
Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino (FCO) - 24 km. from Rome city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 15,00 €, 35 minutes.

Main stops: Fiumicino Aeroporto, Roma Termini

Every 60 minutes, 7,00 €, 50 minutes.

Main stops: Rome Fiumincino Airport, Rome Termini

Taxi: 60 €, 30 minutes drive to city center of Rome

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Boston Logan International, Charlotte Douglas, Chicago O'Hare International, Detroit Wayne County, Los Angeles International, Miami International, Minneapolis St Paul, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Philadelphia International, Washington Dulles
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • Canada: Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi

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