Visit us at our new location!
1556 Third Avenue @ 87th Street, Suite 603
For more information please contact us at email@example.com or at (212) 427-7770
At Collina Italiana (CI), we offer Italian language and culture programs both on- and off-site. Lovers of Italian language and culture soon discover that CI classes offer a unique opportunity for a comprehensive learning experience without leaving the city.
Located on the Upper East Side at 1556 Third Avenue (near the 4, 5 & 6 trains at 86th Street), our language and cultural center is known for offering Italian classes in a contemporary setting, including workshops in both Italian wine and books. Depending on the time of your class, you'll be served either cappuccino or sparkling Prosecco while learning the bella lingua and the bella vita of Italy.
We offer year-round group and private lessons, tutoring services, specialty classes for adults and children's programming, such as Teatro Italiano and Make an Italian Show: language through drama classes where children can bring their stories on stage. For adults our Language Intensive Workshop, an intensive language and culture program, prepares you in Italiano for both business and pleasure. Registration for adult and children’s groups and individual classes is ongoing.
Collina Italiana director, Patrizia Saglio, welcomes you to a unique language program in an authentic Italian setting in which you'll learn the Italian spoken today and discover the contemporary culture of Italy through the culinary arts, wine, film, lectures, conversation, outings, and more.
Click here to complete your Italian language placement exam.
New at CI!
New level 1 class starts on September 15
New Fall Sessions
New Survival Kit Classes
New Language Intensive Workshop Survival Kit Classes
address a traveler's need for basic conversation skills in Italian before taking off from the airport.
Classes meet once a week, 6:30 - 8:00 pmSession #1
September 25 - October 16 (on Thursdays)Session #2
October 30 - November 20 (on Thursdays)More information
New Cine Club Evening Language Intensive Workshop:
a 2-week intensive for travelers and business people (3-5 students per class).
Classes meet four times a week, 6:30 - 8:30 pmBeginner
Sept 29 - Oct 9
Nov 3 - Nov 13Intermediate
Oct 13 - Oct 23
Dec 1 - Dec 11Please inquire
1, 2, 3... Action!
New Parole e Cucina 1, 2, 3... Action!
Learn through Italian Cinema. Please inquire at (212) 427-7770 or email
for more information
Italiano Per Modi Di Dire New Parole e Cucina
: A workshop on the language of Italian food
New Sessions:Friday, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 12
, 6:30 - 8:30 pmMore information
CELI certification Italiano Per Modi Di Dire
: Idioms and Proverbs
Ongoing class: Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30pmMore information
Language classes may be started in mid-session or at other times not listed on the schedule. Please inquire (212) 427-7770 or email for more information.
New! Take our Italian language placement exam. Click here