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Learn Italian in Montepulciano


The perfect atmosphere for learning Italian

The Italian language school Il Sasso is located in Montepulciano, a beautiful renaissance town that stands on a hill surrounded by vineyards and olive groves in southern Tuscany. The school was founded in 1983 by people who are still running it today and it is recognized by the Ministry of Public Education and ISO 9001:2008 certified.
Il Sasso is a small - medium size school of Italian with a high standard of quality.
Foreign students are of every age group and come from all parts of the globe.
It is located in a historic building in the heart of the town. It has 8 large, airy classrooms for Italian language courses, individual tuition and culture mini-courses and a hall that's used for conferences, exhibitions and events. There's a terrace with a lovely panoramic view - a favorite place for students to take their class breaks during the summer months - as well as an Internet point, free wifi access and the opportunity to study or watch a film at the school at any time throughout the day.
In addition, the school offers its students the chance to pass their afternoons together through a wide variety of culture courses and afternoon activities - guided tours, wine, olive oil and cheese tastings, cooking classes, walks in the countryside ... All teachers are university graduates specialized in the teaching of Italian as a foreign or second language to adult students.
The language courses are geared to those who want a cultural vacation in Tuscany while learning how to get by in Italian in day-to-day situations as well as to those who wish to learn Italian for their work or studies through a full immersion program. The method of communication, and the friendly and personal atmosphere of the lessons make our courses a very special, human and cultural experience that's different each time.
Il Sasso has developed a partnership with the Italian Studies Program at Kennesaw State University and at Southern Connecticut State University. It has also established a partnership with a worldwide group of Italian language schools with which it is developing exchange and cooperation projects. Its training program for diplomats has been chosen by several Embassies and International Institutions to prepare their officials linguistically and culturally.
The school's accommodation office offers constant and active support to students, advising them in their choice of lodgings or planning their trips.
While being a centre of tourist activity, the town maintains a relaxed and friendly lifestyle and it is, above all, genuinely welcoming to foreign visitors. This is one of the reasons why Montepulciano and Il Sasso offer the ideal location in which to study the Italian language and culture.