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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 schedule lessons/week Prices starting from Min
Intensive courses* 9:10 – 13:00 20 Euro 230,00 1 week
Combined courses standard 9:10 – 13:00
14:30 – 16:10 / 2 days a week
20 + 4 Euro 390,00 1 week
Combined courses intensive 9:10 – 13:00
14:30 – 16:10 / 4 days a week
20 + 8 Euro 550,00 1 week
Individual lessons NA NA Euro 48,00 min 2 lessons
Mini-group courses NA NA Euro 35,00 min 2 lessons
Trimester 9:10 – 13:00 20 Euro 2.050,00 12 weeks
Semester 9:10 – 13:00 20 Euro 3.550,00 24 weeks
NA 30 (45 min) Euro 570,00 2 weeks

*This school is recognised by Swedish Government for CSN programs

Language + Culture

Class schedule lessons/week Prices starting from Min
The Gothic Dream 9:10 – 13:00
14:30 – 16:10 / 2 days a week
20 + 4 Euro 380,00 1 week
Siena Magnifica 9:10 – 13:00
14:30 – 16:10 / 2 days a week + to 2 gastronomy sessions + 1 wine tasting…
34 Euro 500,00 1 week

Language + Cooking

Class schedule lessons/week Prices starting from Min
Language and Cooking 9:10 – 13:00
2 gastronomy sessions a week
20 + 8 Euro 330,00 1 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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
7 4 4 1, 15 6, 20 3, 17, 24
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1, 15, 22, 29 5, 19 2, 16, 30 14, 28 11, 25 NA

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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