Istituto Venezia
Italian Courses in Venice, Italy
Istituto Venezia
Italian Courses in Venice, Italy

About Istituto Venezia

Venice is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. With its thousands of tourists visiting every year, it is an ideal destination for many students, both Italian and foreigners.

The city itself is particularly suitable for those who want to attend an Italian language course in Italy, as the whole town is a big pedestrian area.

Venice offers several cultural attractions such as theatres, museums, but it is also well-known for being a very lively and sociable city, especially at the happy hour time, when bars and clubs are full of people going for a spritz or an “ombra” (a white wine glass).

Art in Venice is constantly evolving: besides its important masterpieces from the Renaissance, Venice hosts two of the most important events in the Italian and international contemporary cultural scenario, Biennale d’Arte and the Cinema Festival.

For these and many other reasons, Venice is the perfect place to learn Italian.


We have a very good mix of both ages and nationalities in our classes. The majority of our students are from European countries but we also have a lot of students of North America, Australia, Japan, Brasil and Russia.
  • 1513 Number of Students
    Enrolled at the
    School Last Year
  • 60 per week Average Number
    of Students During
    the Year
  • 120 per week Average Number
    of Students During
    the High Season
  • 16 MINIMUM


A historical building hosts the school in the center of Venice old town, in the university area of Dorsoduro district, the well-known square Campo Santa Margherita. It is a meeting place for students and residents who go shopping at the local fish and fruits/vegetable market or take a break to chat and drink in the open-air cafés.

Classrooms are spacious, bright and with adequate ventilation. Students can relax on the beautiful wide terrace outside during their breaks from study.

7 classrooms

pc for students

wifi internet


students room

hot drinks machine

microwave oven for students



Learning a language is much more than being familiar with its grammar rules: it also entails learning in-depth about the culture it represents. That is why, included in the course price , the school offers the possibility to improve your knowledge of Italian culture thanks to the social activities.

thematic walking tours
visit to artesans workshops
visits to museums and exhibitions
cinema seminars
learning Italian with songs
food and wine tasting sessions
cooking classes
art history courses

Visa Information
For no EU citizens: to get a student Visa, you must enrol no later than 10 weeks before the beginning of the course. You have to pay the fee completely in advance.
We will send you an admission letter to be submitted to the pertaining Italian authorities of your country (Italian Embassy or Consulate).
If you don’t get a student Visa, you will get your advance payment back by sending a copy of the Embassy/Consulate letter with the reasons for non-admission. The original copy of the Admission Letter must also be sent back to the school. The school will keep 150 euro of the advance payment for registration fees.
Please be aware that a student visa means mandatory attendance.
Further information is available in the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and on Portale della Lingua Italiana.

How to get there

The address of the school in Venice is: Rio Terà Canal, Dorsoduro 3116/A, 30123 VENEZIA
Istituto Venezia is located in a very central area of Venice, Campo S.Margherita: 10 minutes walking from Piazzale Roma (car/bus stop), from train station Venezia Santa Lucia and from Accademia Bridge. Closest waterbus stop: Ca’ Rezzonico, line 1.

How to get to Venice:

By airplane:
 Venice “Marco Polo” international airport :
 Treviso airport :

From Venice airport to the city:
 by bus: line 5 to Piazzale Roma (every 30 minutes, tickets inside the airport for 8 €,
 by taxi (to Piazzale Roma only, 40 €)
 by water-taxi (very expensive, about 120 €)
 by water-bus (much cheaper, about 15 €, see
 by train: stazione “Venezia Santa Lucia”,
 by car: we suggest that you leave the car in Mestre and you come by train. In front of Mestre train station (10 minutes from Venice train station) there is a big car park with reasonable prices.

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