Italian Classes

Italian Classes Siena Language Café, a project of Siena Info Point, offers short-term Italian language courses to visitors in Siena. Our school is located in one of the oldest squares of Italy and the most important place in Siena: Piazza del Campo. We offer an easy and fun way to learn Italian while you are on vacation. You can learn the basics of the language or lexicon and phrases related to local culture and try your knowledge immediately with additional activities organized within every course. Just choose the topic you’re interested in or build your own course!

Speak & Art

For centuries Siena has been an important point of reference for Italian culture and the arts. Sculptors, painters, architects and writers have spent time in Siena and have left an architectural and artistic heritage which is still visible today in the narrow streets, churches and squares of Siena. Today, as in the past, the art in Siena can be attractive and intellectually stimulating for tourists. Through these lessons, including our teaching of the Italian language, it will be possible to further your interest in the art and the pecularities of this city.

Speak & Palio

What is il cencio, il canapo, la tratta or il barbaresco? These lessons attempt to uncover the city of Siena and its surrounding area through its event most known to the rest of the world: the Palio. This isn’t just for you to learn about Sienese tradition; for participants it is an opportunity to immerse yourself linguistically and physically in an element of Sienese life that for centuries has characterised this great city. Visiting the Contradas and the important places in the city and learning about its traditions will help you learn about the city’s history and distinctive traits, which will reveal their cultural and symbolic weight, and be all the more interesting with your newly acquired language skills.

Speak & Cook

Italian cuisine is not just a brand to be exported or reproduced outside Italy. Italian cuisine was formed by following age-old traditions handed down through families, cooks and mothers who have adapted or changed dishes which characterise an area, a city or an entire region, according to their situation and surroundings. Hence ribollita, pici, pappa al pomodoro, Florentine steak and hundreds of other typical Tuscan dishes were born.

Speak & Wine

Wine is fundamentally important not only for Italian gastronomic culture, but is also essential for the cultivation of Italian traditions, culture and economy, and this has been the case throughout history. Tuscany is a very particular case because for centuries wine and its production processes have contributed to the shaping of the rural and urban landscape of the region.