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La Società Dante Alighieri

Italian Language Courses in Siena

Italian Language Courses

Full immersion in the Italian language

DA Siena operates a unique system of Continuous Enrolment in which students are able start a course on just about any Monday of the year depending on the individual’s language level. There are six different language levels which are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Students take a written and spoken placement test in order to assess the most appropriate language level. All courses are intensive and cover as many linguistic areas as possible which is ideal for those who are looking forward to learning Italian in Italy.

Class schedulelessons/weekPrices starting fromMin
Intensive courses*9:10 – 13:0020Euro 230,001 week
Combined courses standard9:10 – 13:00
14:30 – 16:10 / 2 days a week
20 + 4Euro 390,001 week
Combined courses intensive9:10 – 13:00
14:30 – 16:10 / 4 days a week
20 + 8Euro 550,001 week
Individual lessonsNANAEuro 48,00min 2 lessons
Mini-group coursesNANAEuro 35,00min 2 lessons
Trimester9:10 – 13:0020Euro 2.050,0012 weeks
Semester9:10 – 13:0020Euro 3.550,0024 weeks
NA30 (45 min)Euro 570,002 weeks

*This school is recognised by Swedish Government for CSN programs

Language + Culture

Class schedulelessons/weekPrices starting fromMin
The Gothic Dream9:10 – 13:00
14:30 – 16:10 / 2 days a week
20 + 4Euro 380,001 week
Siena Magnifica9:10 – 13:00
14:30 – 16:10 / 2 days a week + to 2 gastronomy sessions + 1 wine tasting…
34Euro 500,001 week

Language + Cooking

Class schedulelessons/weekPrices starting fromMin
Language and Cooking9:10 – 13:00
2 gastronomy sessions a week
20 + 8Euro 330,001 week

2019 Starting Dates for Group Language Courses

Starting dates are compulsory for absolute beginners only. Those with some knowledge of Italian can start on any Monday of the year.

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1, 15, 22, 295, 192, 16, 3014, 2811, 25NA

General Info


Monday April 22nd, Thursday April 25th, Wednesday May 1st, Thursday August 15th, Friday November 1st (no make-up lessons will be held for lessons missed on these dates). For the Palio, on July 2nd and August 16 th the school will close in the afternoon. Missed afternoon lessons on Palio dates will be re-scheduled. Winter holidays.

  • The school will be closed from Saturday December 7th, 2019 until Monday January 6th, 2020 inclusive. The school will re-open on Tuesday January 7th, 2020. 2020 dates for Italian language in Italy are subject to change.


The minimum number of students in group courses is 5, maximum is 12 and the average is 10.


Didactic material except for text books (book costs from € 20,00 to € 35,00 depending on language level), certificate of attendance, full orientation of the school and the city of Siena upon arrival, social activities (except transportation fees, meals and entrance tickets), and assistance with police registration.


School registration fee: €30,00 (without accommodation placement) // School registration + accommodation placement: €70,00 per student will be added to the tuition fees.


Registration fee of €70,00 will be added to the total fees which cover accommodation placement course enrolment, books and didactic material.


Each year at Dante Alighieri Siena, we offer several scholarships to Italian Culture Institutes, Dante Alighieri Committees, Clergy and consecrated orders, foreign Universities and Italian schools abroad.

  • If you already hold a Soc. Dante Alighieri membership card you are entitled to fee reductions on certain course. Please contact the booking office for more information.
  • If you are member of Clergy or from a consecrated order you are entitled to fee reductions on certain course. Please contact our booking office for more information.
  • Please contact the closest Italian Institute or Italian Embassy and apply for one of our scholarships at their disposal.

Società Dante Alighieri in Siena


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