Study Italian in Siena


Study Italian in Siena, a lovely Tuscan city. Siena has a population of approximately 55,000 inhabitants and a UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Like other Tuscan hill towns, Siena was first settled in the time of the Etruscans, when it was inhibited by the Saina tribe. The city did not prosper under Roman rule, as it was not sited near any major roads and therefore missed out on the resulting trade opportunities. This insular status meant that Christianity did not factor until the fourth century AD, and it did not prosper until the Lombards invaded the surrounding Tuscan territory. Founded in 1203, Siena University is famed for its faculties of medicine and law and is still among the most important Italian universities. Siena was a big rival to Florence in the arts through the 13th and 14th centuries, thanks to the works of the famous Senese artists Duccio di Buoninsegna and Ambrogio Lorenzetti.

Study Italian in an international language school in Siena
Today, Siena has maintained much of its culture and history, attracting tourists and students from all over the world who come to admire the city's majestic building and Gothic artwork. Siena's cathedral, which was built in the 12th century, is a fantastic example of Romanesque architecture. It was intended to be the largest cathedral in existence but after the completion of the transept and the building of the east wall, the rest of the cathedral was abandoned because the money ran out. The Piazza del Campo, Siena's town square, is in the shape of a shell and houses the Palazzo Pubblico and the Torre del Mangia. Inside the Palazzo Pubblico is an important art museum. Within this museum is some of Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Simone Martini and Pietro Lorenzetti's finest frescoes. The Palazzo Salimbeni on the Piazza Salimbeni, is a notable building and also the medievel headquarters of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, one of the oldest banks still in existence and a major factor in the Sienese economy. The nearest international airports are in Florence and Pisa. There is an effecient train service linking the three cities. The train station in Siena is located just outside the city walls. Buses leave from Piazza Gramsci, which is located within the city walls.

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Language courses for Adults at Societa Dante Alighieri

Learn Italian in Siena at our partner school Dante Alighieri. Located in a historic building in "Castelvecchio", the heart of the medieval inner-city of Siena, Dante Alighieri is just a 10 minute walk from the Piazza del Campo. read more »
Minimum age:
18 years
Max. class size:
12
Open:
all year round
Stay in:
Apartment, Host family
Course period:
1-36 weeks, 1 week from €267

Weather in Siena

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Jan 11 2 4
Feb 12 3 5
Mar 15 5 5
Apr 19 8 7
May 23 12 9
June 26 15 9
July 29 17 11
Aug 29 17 9
Sept 26 15 8
Oct 21 11 6
Nov 16 7 4
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