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Siena: The Ideal Place For Learning Italian Language

For all students and lovers of the Italian language: are you looking for the ideal place to study one of the world’s most beautiful languages?

Welcome to the Leonardo da Vinci Italian language school in Siena, one of the jewels of Tuscany, the very cradle of the Italian spoken and written word.

Sienacombines all the neighborliness of small-town life with the attractions of a world-renowned cultural center and the educational and social resources of a campus environment.

Within its ancient walls and astonishingly well preserved medieval architecture, Siena will greet you with a plentiful variety of museums, bookstores, cafes, restaurants and shops featuring exquisite handcrafted goods.

Because Siena is a family town that houses one of the most important universities in Italy, students of all ages will find the pace of life leisurely yet rewardingly enhanced by a wealth of activities and many opportunities to exercise their new language skills.

As a student at the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, you might study Italian in the morning then spend your afternoon at a wine tasting, or on a guided tour of a cultural site, at a lecture learning about one of Siena’s fascinating historic traditions, or simply sitting in the beautiful Piazza del Campo with an aperitif.

In the evenings you might attend a concert given by participants of Siena’s world-class music academy or try one of the local pubs or restaurants featuring hearty Sienese and Tuscan cuisine.

Weekends are for exploring the town’s winding streets, art-filled churches, and picturesque squares or for excursions around the region. Florence, Arezzo, San Gimignano, and Volterra, are just a few of the culturally rich cities that are but a bus ride away.

Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most important Italian language schools for foreigners in Italy, and organizes Italian courses since 1977. It is present in the most beautiful cities of Italy (Florence, Milan, Rome, Siena), and each year the company welcomes thousands students from 60 different countries in the world.

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From E. M. Forster’s “A Room With a View” (1908) to Frances Mayes’ “Under the Tuscan Sun” (1996), Tuscany has long been highlighted as a place of unspoiled beauty. How has Tuscany managed to preserve its quaint landscape, strewn with tiny villages, ancient architecture, and overall regional flavor, despite its popularity?

“Tuscany is still the sparkling gem of history and culture that the world has celebrated for generations,” says founder Suzanne Pidduck. In the 1940′s, strict building regulations preserved the charm and old-world feel of this prized Italian region. Tuscany is much the same today as it has been for centuries — an escape from modern stresses to a place where all that matters is sunshine, great wine, and wonderful food, surrounded by gently rolling hillsides, flourishing vineyards, and ancient coastlines.    

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