Scuola Leonardo da Vinci - Italian Language Schools in Italy

Italian language school "Scuola Leonardo da Vinci ®"

Learn Italian in Florence, Milan, Rome and Siena
Officially authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci ®


ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES

When does the next course start?

You can start your Italian course every Monday, except for beginners. For more information, consult our calendar. 


What should I expect to do on the first day at school?

We will wait for you at 8:30 am at the school office. Students having little or no knowledge of the Italian language will attend the first lesson in which the oral capacity and the understanding will be tested. All other students will take a written and oral placement test which enables us to find the appropriate level. More information on Italian language ability levels.

Which is a typical course schedule?

Intensive Italian language course

Florence:

  • 09:00 - 10:30 / 15 minute break / 10:45 - 12:15. or
  • 10:45 - 12:15 / 15 minute break / 12:30 - 14:00 or
  • 14:15 - 15:45 / 15 minute break / 16:00 - 17:30.

Milan:

  • 09:00 - 10:30 / 15 minute break / 10:45 - 12:15 or
  • 14:00 - 15:30 / 15 minute break / 15:45 - 17:15.

Rome:

  • 09:00 - 10:30 / 15 minute break / 10:45 - 12:15 or
  • 14:15 - 15:45 / 15 minute break / 16:00 - 17:30

Siena:

  • 09:00 - 10:30 / 15 minute break / 10:45 - 12:15 or
  • 14:15 - 15:45 / 15 minute break / 16:00 - 17:30.

Super Intensive Italian language course

Florence:

  • 09:00 - 10:30/ 15 minute break /10:45 - 12:15/ 15 minute break /12:30 - 14:00 or
  • 10:45 - 12:25/ 15 minute break /12:30 - 14:00/ 15 minute break /14:!5 - 15:45.

Milan:

  • 09:00 - 10:30 / 15 minute break / 10:45 - 12:15 / 15 minute break / 12:30 - 14:00 or
  • 09:00 - 10:30 / 15 minute break / 10:45 - 12:15 / 15 minute break / 14:00 - 15:30

Rome:

  • 09:00 - 10:30, 15 minute break, 10:45 - 12:15, 15 minute break, 12:30 - 14:00 or
  • 12:30 - 14:00, 15 minute break, 14:15 - 15:45, 15 minute break, 16:00 - 17:30

EXTRA INTENSIVE COURSE

Florence:
group lessons:

  • 09:00 - 10:30, 15 minute break, 10:45 - 12:15 or
  • 10:45 - 12:15, 15 minute breaki, 12:30 - 14:00

individual lessons (one or two lessons):

  • 12:30 - 14:00 or
  • 14:15 - 15:45 or
  • 16:00 - 17:30

Milan:

group lessons:

 

  • 09:00 - 10:30 / 15 minute break /10:45 - 12:15 or
  • 13:30 - 15:00 / 15 minute break / 15:15 - 16:45 or
  • 14:00 - 15:30 / 15 minute break / 15:45 - 17:15

individual lessons (one or two lessons)

  • 12:30 - 14:00 or
  • 14:15 - 15:45 or
  • 16:00 - 17:30 or
  • 17:00 - 18:30

Rome:
group lessons:

  • 09:00 - 10:30, 15 minute break, 10:45 - 12:15 or
  • 14:15 - 15:45, 15 minute break, 16:00 - 17:30

individual lessons (one or two lessons):

  • 12:30 - 14:00

Siena:
group lessons:

  • 09:00 - 10:30, 15 minute break, 10:45 - 12:15 or
  • 14:15 - 15:45,  15 minute break, 16:00 - 17:30

individual lessons:

  • 12:30 - 14:00 or
  • 14:15 - 15:45

Part Time Twice a week

Milan:

  • 18:30 - 20:00 (Tuesday and Thursday)

Rome:

  • 18 - 19:30 (Tuesday and Thursday)

 

To complete homework and exercises, you should expect to do one hour's extra study a day.


How many students are in a class?

In Florence, Milan and Rome, each class has a maximum of 12 students. However, in Siena, the maximum number of students per class is 10. 

Which books are used during the lessons?

Our text books and our exercises are developed by our school. In addition to these books, you will use other support materials such as newspaper and magazine articles, audiovisual materials and you will participate in the various activities in your lesson. 

Are the teaching/educative materials included in the price of the course?

All books and other materials are provided by the school, but you must bring your own dictionary. 

Which teaching method do you use?

  SCUOLA LEONARDO DA VINCI teaches according to the Communicative Aproach Method: from the first day on, at all levels, only Italian will be spoken. The spoken language is the most important part of the tuition. Continually promoting the use of verbal communication permits you to learn Italian 'naturally', to unite theory and practice with no great problems and to increase your knowledge quickly and with confidence. You are encouraged to practice your spoken Italian in real-life situations, with your teacher, and with other participants, in pairs and groups. In advanced courses the written language will also be promoted. For more information about our methon please click here.

What is the qualification level of teachers?

All of our teachers are highly qualified. The majority have studied Italian language and literature. All have completed specific training for teaching Italian to foreigners. 

Which certificates and diplomas do students obtain?

The following certificates are issued by the Leonardo da Vinci school:

  • At the end of each course, students which have regularly attended lessons receive a certificate of attendance that indicates the ability level reached.
  • At the end of the 3rd level, students that pass the test receive a 'Certificate of Knowledge of the Italian Language'
  • At the end of the 5th level, students that pass the test receive the 'Italian Language Diploma'.

"Firenze" Diplomas of the Accademia della Lingua Italiana (AIL):

  • DELI - basic level: end of 1st level;
  • DILI - intermediate level: end of 3rd level;
  • DILC - intermediate level, business language: end of 3rd level;
  • DALI - advanced level: end of 6th level;
  • DALC- advanced leve, business language: end of 6th level.

What is the average age of the students at the school? I would be interested in a course which includes students aged 30 or over. Do you have courses which are suitable for different age groups?

60 % of our students are 17-30 years old and want to improve their knowledge, particularly of Italian, but also of Italian culture in general.
60% of our students already work, around 10 % are managers of projects and executives of different nationalities.
5 % are retired and want to improve their Italian and familiarize themselves with Italian culture.
Our students who are 30 years old or more feel completely at ease in our classes and enjoy meeting people that come from all over the world. In the more intensive courses and the courses in small groups, the average age is higher.}

The Leonardo da Vinci school offers 6 different levels of course, from beginner to advanced

Each ability level is made up of 20 lessons a week, for 4 weeks. If you have a talent for languages and you study correctly, it is possible to pass the beginner, basic, and intermediate levels in 1 weeks.
At the end of the intermediate level, you will already have a very good knowledge of Italian. You will feel much more at ease with the language and you will have mastered a wide range of different expressions. You will feel able to take the Leonardo da Vinci exam to obtain an Italian Language certificate and the DILI 'Firenze' Diploma from the Accademia di Lingua Italiana.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Come iscriversi?

La prima e più importante cosa da fare è riempire il modulo d'iscrizione. Si prega di aggiungere al vostro modulo una prova del pagamento delle spese di iscrizione (70 €).
Potete utilizzare anche il nostro sistema di Iscrizione on-line.

Nel momento in cui riceveremo il vostro modulo di iscrizione, vi invieremo una lettera (o un fax, o una e-mail) di conferma oppure una fattura (unicamente tramite corriere postale). È sempre possibile prolungare il soggiorno, anche se siete già arrivati in Italia.

Cerchiamo, per quanto possibile, di essere flessibili e accogliervi nelle nostre scuole qualunque sia il periodo e nonostante la necessità di un preavviso minimo di iscrizione. Se prenotate prima, però, potremo soddisfare meglio i vostri desideri e le vostre preferenze per quanto riguarda l'alloggio. Inoltre ricordiamo che le procedure di visto possono essere piuttosto lunghe.


Accomodation

Your accommodation is very important. Take your time before making a decision. If you would like to speak with us, please do not hesitate to call the secretary of the school. You must book accommodation in advance. We need your credit card number to be able to do this.

You will receive the address of your accommodation, normally 15 days before the start of courses and once we have received the full payment for the chosen course/s. You will be expected to arrive on the Sunday before the start of courses. We ask you please to inform the owner (by telephone) or the school (by telephone, fax or email) of your estimated arrival time, at least 4 days before your arrival. Otherwise, we will expect you to arrive after 18.00

You must leave your accommodation on the Saturday that follows the end of your courses, before 12.00. If you arrive a day early, or you would like to stay a day longer, please speak about this with the school's reception.

Sheets are provided, and are changed every fortnight, but you must bring your own towels. You will have your own keys, which will let you be completely independent. Students that live with a family can receive phone calls. However, apartments do not have telephones. In any case, our schools can put you in contact with companies that rent out mobile phones.

In the event that you have booked accommodation in an apartment,on the first evening you must eat out, because on Sundays all supermarkets are closed. You are asked to look after the state and cleanliness of the apartment, even if someone comes to clean the rooms once a fortnight.
If you are not happy, you can change your accommodation in the first 3 days after your arrival, so that you can feel truly at ease.
Are you vegetarian? Are you allergic to pets? Do you need a transfer from the airport or station? Do you have any particular wishes or preferences? Please inform us as soon as possible so that we can do our best to meet your needs. 

 

More information about accommodation service offered by Scuola Leonardo da Vinci.

Trasporti

Viaggiare in treno
Esistono molti treni notturni con destinazione l'Italia, senza contare i collegamenti diurni con gli Eurocity. Le persone che hanno meno di 26 anni hanno diritto a delle riduzioni. Le prenotazioni per le cuccette o i vagoni letto devono essere effettuate il prima possibile. Siena è collegata a Firenze e Roma attraverso il treno o l'autobus.

Viaggiare in auto
Tutti i nostri centri sono facilmente accessibili attraverso le autostrade.
Nei centri delle città storiche, il parcheggio in genere non è autorizzato. Anche negli altri quartieri, il parcheggio è spesso a pagamento. Dei garage a pagamento sono generalmente disponibili in prossimità delle nostre scuole.

Viaggiare in aereo
Potete raggiungere le nostre scuole dagli aeroporti di Firenze, Pisa, Milano e Roma.

Le scuole Leonardo da Vinci, inoltre, offrono un servizio di transfer da aeroporti e stazioni. Maggiori informazioni.



Aiuto economico?

La Scuola Leonardo da Vinci accorda ogni anno una borsa di studio a 50 studenti di scuola o di università, che concede loro una riduzione del 100% dei costi di un Corso Intensivo di 4 settimane, senza includere l'alloggio. Se volete concorrere per una borsa di studio, dovete presentare una domanda d'iscrizione presso l'istituto culturale più vicino o alla vostra università, unendo una raccomandazione del vostro insegnante di italiano e precisando il nome e l'indirizzo della vostra scuola/università e il nome del professore in questione.
Maggiori informazioni.


The first day of the course

Please arrive at the school reception at 8.30am. Students who are beginners or who have a basic level of Italian will attend their first lesson, during which their oral and comprehension skills will be evaluated. All other students must take an oral and written test to determine their ability level and will then be put in the appropriate class.


Internet

There are always areas in the school where you can use the Internet free of charge. More information

ABOUT ITALIAN CULTURAL AND LEISURE PROGRAMME

Which are the activities for free time organized by the Schools?

The four cities and the surroundings offer a nearly unlimited variety of leisure activities, which our students might undertake by themselves. We offer leisure activities as well and organise on a regular basis:

  • dinners, which enable teachers and students to get to know each other better
  • guided visits in History of Art
  • film evenings at school
  • day and half-day excursions
  • visit to wine cellars.

Every month our schools distribute their own calendar of cultural activities. In this way participants will always be well informed concerning exhibitions, concerts, films and other events. For the weekends we hand out special leaflets for individual trips. All students receive a written guide indicating active and passive sporting activities and the secretary’s office can also help with the organization of sporting activities.


Can you give me an example of a monthly activity calendar in Florence?

  • Day excursion to Siena and San Gimignano or Pisa and Lucca etc.; every 2 weeks, normally every second Saturday (at cost price).
  • Half-day excursion to the vineyards of the "Chianti" area, visit to a winery incl. "merenda" (typical Tuscan afternoon snack); every 2 weeks, every second Thursday (at cost price).
  • Dinners with the school in a typical Florentine trattoria: students and teachers have a good chance to get to know each other; every first week after a course begins (at cost price).
  • Free guided History of Art tours in Florence: every week.
  • One or two guided museum visits in 4 weeks (at cost price).
  • Not Enough? Learn more about the city of Florence, about its history and its cultural life and past with AboutFlorence.com, the travel guide about Florence. Here you'll really find all information about the city of Florence.

Can you give me an example of a monthly activity calendar in Milan?

  • Day excursion to Lago Maggiore, Lago di Como, Lago d’Iseo or Lago di Garda (all of them make up the famous lake district close to Milan);  at least once every 4 weeks, normally the first Saturday after a month course begins (at cost price).
  • Half day excursion to Monza, Brescia, Pavia: every two weeks (at cost price).
  • Guided tours around the city: every two weeks.
  • Soccer match: if enough students are interested there’s the possibility to buy tickets to see Inter or Milan soccer matches in the “S.Siro Stadium”: every week.
  • Art History tour to some of the most important sights where Leonardo da Vinci worked are on show: Castello Sforzesco, Museo della Scienza e della Tecnica, Refettorio S.Maria delle Grazie, Museo d’Arte e Scienza: every two weeks (at cost price).
  • Aperitivo night in “Navigli”, students will appreciate the typical after-work activity in Milan, buy a cocktail and the price includes snacks and aperitivi, at some of the most beautiful bars and cafes in town: every week.
  • Dinners with the school in a typical Milanese restaurant, students and teachers have a good chance to get to know each other over a delicious “risotto alla Milanese” and a good glass of wine: every 2 weeks (at cost price)
  • For the weekends we hand out special leaflets for individual trips to: Monza, Brescia, Pavia, Ligurian coast, the lake district (Lago di Garda, Lago Maggiore, Lago di Como, Lago d’Iseo), Venice and Switzerland
  • If enough students are interested we organize volleyball, basketball and soccer games
  • All students receive a guide indicating sporting activities, either to take part in or to watch and the office can also help with the organization of sporting activities
  • Not Enough? Learn more about the city of Milan, about its history, its cultural life, events and discover what to do in Milan with AboutMilan.com, the Milan travel guide.

Can you give me an example of a monthly activity calendar in Rome?

  • Tandem - language exchange with aperitivo between students and local Italians: every week.
  • Half-day excursion to Tivoli, Ostia Antica, Castelli Romani, etc.
  • Dinner with the school in a typical Roman pizzeria or restaurant: every week (at cost price).
  • Guided History of Art tours in Rome: every week (free)
  • Movie Night: every two weeks (free).
  • Diction/Pronunciation lessons: every two weeks (free).
  • "Vengo anch'io": our selection of weekly activities available to all students.
  • Not Enough? Learn more about the city of Rome, about its ancient history, its artistic and cultural life, discover what to do and what to see in Roma with AboutRoma.com, your Rome travel guide.

Can you give me an example of a monthly activity calendar in Siena?

  • Orientation tour of Siena.
  • Guided visit of historical monuments.
  • Voice, Phonetics and Diction.
  • Dinner in a Tuscan country house. Enjoy a fantastic home cooked meal just outside of Siena.
  • Full day excursion to Montalcino, home of the world famous 'Brunello' wine. Visit the beautiful monastery St.Antimo.
  • Guided visit of the Palazzo Pubblico (town hall), a medieval building in the main piazza.
  • Italian cinema. (see below for details).
  • Seminar: The underground tunnels of Siena and local fountains.
  • Wine tasting (see below for details).
  • Half day excursion to Chianti.
  • All students receive a written guide indicating active and passive sporting activities and the secretary's office can also help with the organization of sporting activities such as volleyball and soccer games.
  • Not Enough? Learn more about the city of Siena, about its monuments, its traditions, the marvelous Tuscan countryside around Siena with AboutSiena.com, your travel guide about Siena.

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION AND TIPS

Check list:

  • Valid passport or identity card;
  • Tickets and reservations;
  • Insurance documents;
  • money, traveler's cheques and credit cards;
  • Personal medicine or medical prescriptions;
  • EHIC-Card form (for citizens from EU countries);
  • Italian address given to parents etc;
  • School informed about arriving time;
  • Transfer requested from school.

Climate

Although summer in Italy, from the Alps to Sicily, is quite warm, the winter in Northern and Central Italy can be quite cool; winter in the south, however, is relatively mild. The best weather in the cities is in spring and autumn.

Average summer temperatures range from 18°C to 30°C (64°F to 86°F).
the average winter temperature is around 4°C to 16°C (39°F to 61°F).

Credit Cards / traveler's Cheques

Traveller's Cheques and Credit Cards are accepted almost everywhere. You can receive money at Automatic Teller Machines (ATM), if you have an ATM card linked to an international network (Bancomat, Postomat, EC, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro etc.). Mastercard and Visa (with PIN number) may be used to withdraw cash from an ATM machine. Cash from ATM's only in Euro. You should not forget that the daily amount is limited.

Electricity

Italy uses a 220 Volts/AC system. Additionally, wall sockets and plugs may differ from those in your home country. Be sure to get information about the possible need for an adapter before your departure.

Financial support

SCUOLA LEONARDO DA VINCI awards 50 school or university students scholarships entitling them to a 100 percent reduction in the cost of a four-week intensive course, not including accommodation. If you wish to apply for one of our scholarships, you are requested to submit an application and registration form to the Italian Culture Institute or your University, enclosing a reference from your Italian teacher, and stating the precise name and address of your school/university, and of the teacher concerned.
More information.

Insurance

Our students are assured (accidents) during their way to school (one hour before lessons start and one hour after lessons), during classes and during organized spare time activities.Participants are not insured the time outside the school (in accommodation or spending their free time somewhere). They are not insured against illness, accidents, theft or loss of personal possessions, either by the schools or by those offering the accommodation. We therefore recommend taking out a personal insurance policy.

During your stay in Italy, you must be personally insured against illness and accident. Citizens from European Union countries are entitled to free medical care in Italy if they hold an EHIC-Card form which can be obtained from their local health authority in their home country before departing for Italy.

Students from non-EU countries must enquire with the authorities in their countries to know if they are insured during a stay abroad; if they are not covered, they should arrange health insurance to cover their stay in Italy.

Moreover, participants are advised to insure against loss of fees due to non-arrival, absence or unexpected termination of their course. Contact your travel agent for further details or contact our school.
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Health, Medical Doctors and Pharmacies

The first-aid service in the Emergency Room of the hospital is free for anyone who is in need.

SCUOLA LOENARDO DA VINCI can provide a doctor whenever you are in need of a consultation or medical care.

In every city you will find 24-hour pharmacies. You should not forget to bring, if necessary, your own medical prescriptions.

 

National Holidays

Our schools are closed on the following national and local public holidays: January 6th (Epiphany, called "Befana"), Easter Monday, April 25th (National Holiday), May 1st (Labour Day), June 2nd (Republic Day), June 24th (Saint John, Florence only), June 29th (Saint Peter and Paul, Rome only), August 15th (Assumption Day, called "Ferragosto"), November 1st (All Saints), December 7th (Saint Ambrose), December 8th (Immaculate Conception). Lessons are not held, not made up and not refunded.

More information.

Pocket money

This is not the same for every person but we think that Euro 80 per week, in addition to the costs for accommodation and food, should be enough.


Telephone

International telephone calls can be made from all public telephones (in the telephone offices, in bars, etc.). Also, the schools in Florence and Rome have a public telephone and a credit-card telephone.

The country code for Italy is "39".

'Land phone': The country code must always be followed by the "0" before the area code;
'Mobile phone': There will never be the "0" before the number.


Travelling by train

There are several night- and Eurocity-day-connections with Italy. People under 26 years may receive special discounts. Reservations for sleeping car or couchettes should be made as early as possible. Siena is connected with Florence and Rome by a public bus or by the train.


Travelling by car

All of our course locations are conveniently located on the national motorways.

In the old city centres parking is not allowed.

In Florence in all other districts parking is chargeable on the blue parking places during the day and free of charge form 8 pm to 8 am.

The Old town of Rome is accessible by car - without authorization - only after 6 pm. Outside the city centre are many parking garages for a fee.

In Siena you will find parking places around the Old Town. The blue parking places are chargeable from 8 am to 8 pm, after that free of charge. The white parking places are partly free of charge (please consider the information signs).


Traveling by air

Our schools in Florence and Siena can be reached from the airports in Florence, Pisa and Rome-Fiumicino.

The school in Milan can be reached from Malpensa and Linate airport, as well as from Orio al Serio Bergamo airport.

The school in Rome is easily reached from Fiumicino airport.


Visa

The european citizens don't need a visa and they can enter in Italy with an identity card or a passport. People who come from other countries must inquire about the laws at the Embassy or Consulate of Italy.
If you need a visa to extend your stay for more than 90 days you will have to make an application for type D (student). The Leonardo da Vinci School will provide you, after your registration and payment of the course, a certificate of registration to be attached to your file for visa application.

ARRIVAL / HOUSING / TRANSFER

Accommodation in host-family

When selecting a family, we make a decision not only on the quality of the facilities and accommodation (luxury and comfort) but also on the ability and the enthusiasm of Italian families to receive foreign students. In addition, the word 'family' should not only be understood in terms of its strict definition. A 'family' can mean a traditional family unit (with children) but can also refer to a single person or a couple without children who welcome students because they enjoy the company.

You can wash your sheets by hand and can use the ironing board without charge. Using the washing machine is not included but an agreement to do this can be organized between the owner, school and student.

Accommodation in a shared apartment

You will share an apartment or a floor of a house with other students from our school, with Italian students or with the owner.
The kitchen and bathroom are shared.

Apartments are furnished and the kitchens are supplied with basic utensils (plates, cutlery, pots).
You can prepare your meals with your housemates or separately.
Electricity, gas, water and local taxes are included in the price.

 

Apartments are cleaned before your arrival. During your stay you are responsible for the cleaning of your room and of the shared rooms (kitchen and bathrooms). Sheets are provided and are changed every 15 days, but you must bring your own towels.

If you have chosen this type of accommodation, a deposit of 100 euros must be paid when you pick up the keys. This deposit must be paid when you arrive and it will be returned to you on your departure, in the absence of fees for repairs.

The apartments do not have telephones.

We advise you to bring something to eat for the Sunday and Monday morning after you arrive, because food shops and supermarkets are shut on Sundays.
Italy uses the 220 Volts/AC system. The power sockets could be different to those of your country and you may need an adaptor.


Accommodation reservations

To book your accommodation we need your credit card number as a guarantee. We will send you confirmation of the address of your accommodation, together with the exact rent. We ask you please to pay the rent of your accommodation within the first 3 days that follow your arrival in Italy.


Accommodation in a private apartment

Private apartments are more comfortable than shared apartments and so are more expensive. They are available for one or two people. Prices are available upon request. We ask you please to remember that private apartments must be booked in advance and that prices vary according to the city and season.
Booking of accommodation



Accommodation in a Hotel

We work with hotels located near to our schools (the base price always includes: bed, breakfast, room with a tub or shower). Prices are available upon request, according to the type of hotel and season. We ask you please to book your room far enough in advance.

Availability

Accommodation is booked from Sunday night, the day before the start of courses, to Saturday morning (12.00), the day after the end of courses. If you need to arrive a day before, or to stay a day later, contact the school so that we can find a solution for you. Arrival and departure dates must be confirmed by enrollment.
However, if you have chosen to stay with a family or in a shared apartment, please note that you cannot arrive earlier than the Saturday before the start of courses, and neither can you stay for longer than the Sunday after the end of courses.



Arrival date and time

We need to know the date and the time of your arrival at least 4 days in advance. After having received the address of your accommodation, you must contact the landlord (by telephone) or the school (by telephone, fax or e-mail) to inform about the date and time of your arrival, so that all information can be shared as soon as possible. If we don not receive this information from you, you will be expected in the evening after 18.00.

Bed-linens / towels

Sheets are provided and are changed every fortnight. However, you must bring your own towels.


Laundry

Shared apartment: In the apartment, there is no washing machine. You must use launderettes.
In a family: the use of the washing machine is not included in the rent. However, you can organize an agreement with the owner. Hand-washing and the use of the ironing board is permitted and free of charge.


Location

Our accommodation is located in the city centre or in the outskirts. In all cases, you can easily travel to school and to the city centre by public transport. To travel from the outskirts to the centre normally takes between 15 and 25 minutes on public transport (in Rome travel time may take up to 50 minutes). If you live in the centre (according to availability), it will take you about 15 minutes to walk to school.

Meals

If you book to live with a family, you can choose between two options: breakfast or half-board (breakfast and dinner). You will eat your meals with the family (remember that Italian food habits are probably different to your own). Breakfast is generally coffee or tea with bread, butter and marmalade. Dinner is a full meal, served around 20.00.

Payment of accommodation

The Leonardo da Vinci school is only in charge of booking your accommodation. We will need your credit card number (or that of your parents). We ask you please to pay the rent of your accommodation within the first three days that follow your arrival in Italy.

Convivenza con un altro studente

We only advise the youngest students to book a double room. Our experience has taught us that people of a more mature age do not find themselves at ease in a double room, as they have to share it with young students who often have a routine and way of life that is very different to their own.

Transfer

Upon arrival, we recommended that you take a taxi to travel to your accommodation. Taxis are:
1) easily available in taxi ranks which are always outside stations and airports
2) The best way to transport all of your luggage
3) Cheap

The Leonardo da Vinci school also offers a transport service from Rome and Florence airports, as well as from the Florence, Rome and Siena stations. For information about our transport prices, consult our price list. If you would like the school to organize transport for you, please send us the necessary information regarding your arrival (date and time of arrival, train / flight number). If possible, this should be done upon enrollment or at least one week before your arrival date.

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