To study Italian in Tuscany, discover the Leonardo da Vinci school in Siena.

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Located in Tuscany, in the middle of Italy, Siena is one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Europe. Like Florence, the regional capital, Siena was a trading and banking city. This affluence allowed the city to adorn itself with palaces and churches decorated by works of art from the greatest artists of that time: Nicola Pisano, Giovanni Pisano, Michelangelo, Donatello, Simone Martini, Beccafumi... Priviledged to a mild Mediterranean climate, Siena is an intimate and compact city which will seduce you at once. Indeed, its peaceful streets with numerous secret corners conceal splendid artistic and cultural treasures. It is from the Piazza del Campo, the town square shaped like a scallop shell, that the city is organized. Since the 18th century, urban rules have demanded that the whole city adapt to the site and follow the curves and the slopes of the hills harmoniously. Admire the colours of Siena, enjoy its lively atmosphere in the evening, and be tempted by the peaceful terraces of the cafes which border its squares. Following the winding streets which lead to Piazza del Duomo, discover the beautiful cathedral whose floor is covered with 56 marble panels representing scenes from the Old Testament and from the Greek mythology. This impressive work represents 78 years of labour and the participation of more than 40 artists. Siena also offers a wide number of noteworthy museums such as the Museo Civico which shelters the main treasures of the city, or the Pinacoteca Nazionale (painting gallery of the Siennese school). Finally, the location of Siena will allow you to enjoy the wonderful Tuscan countryside, famous for its pure light and its beautiful landscapes full of olive groves, vineyards and hills. Living in Siena, in the heart of Tuscany - what a wonderful to learn Italian !
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Leonardo Da Vinci
Learn Italian in Siena with Leonardo Da Vinci school. The Scuola Leonardo da Vinci is located on a typical Sienese street in the historic center of Siena, next to Piazza San Domenico and Piazza Gramsci and a three-minute walk from Piazza del Campo It is a small language school, known for its familiar and friendly atmosphere. After classes the sunny terrace of the school provides a scenic meeting place for the students. The school was founded in 1977; it has a long experience of teaching Italian as a foreign language and welcomes each year students of over 50 different nationalities. It offers courses for all knowledge levels and students work in small groups of maximum 12 participants. The Leonardo Da Vinci school is member of AIL (Accademia Italiana di Lingua), of ASILS (Association of language schools of Italian as a foreign language), of ELITE (Excellent Language Institution Teaching in Europe), of FYTO (Federation of International Youth Travel Organization), ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organization) and NAFSA (Association of International Educators). The school is also recognized by the Ministry for Education of the Italian Republic, by the CSN Lund (Swedish National Committee for Students Assistance) for study grants awarding, by 7 federal states of Germany and by various American universities for issuing university credits. If you wish to study Italian for longer periods (minimum 6 months), the Leonardo Da Vinci school offers you the opportunity to stay in different places, studying in several schools.
Euridiom's opinion
Leonardo Da Vinci schools are very well located in each city and offer an ideal environment to study Italian: comfortable facilities, many cultural activities, a welcoming team and highly qualified teachers. In addition to that, the teaching method is very effective, the result of a long professional experience. Then, in our opinion, this school is an excellent choice to learn Italian in Italy.



DATA SHEET
Capacity 50/100 Students
Method A direct and communicative method which prioritizes the spoken language: from the first day on, at all levels, only Italian will be spoken. Most of the teaching material has been developed by the school and is particularly well adapted to the students needs. All books and other supplies are provided by the school, except the dictionary.

Facilities 8 class rooms (without air conditioning), equipped with audiovisual material, free Internet access, area with a cafeteria (with snacks and warm and cold drinks machines). All classrooms have air conditioning. The school is fitted out to welcome students of reduced mobility.

Activities The school offers a great variety of leisure activities: dinners with teachers and students, guided visits in History of Art, films at school, day and half-day excursions, mountain bike riding, and visit to wine cellars... You will have also the possibility of doing various sports: gym, fitness, yoga, tennis, squash, golf, riding, cycling, etc. Each month, the school distributes it own calendar of cultural activities, which will allow you to be always well informed concerning exhibitions, concerts, films and other events.

AVAILABLE COURSES
Standard Italian course
Long term standard Italian course
Intensive Italian course Plus 5
Italian language and culture course Italy today
Academic school year
Italian for Business
Preparation course for Firenze exam
Long term standard Italian course Discover Italy
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