Benvenuti a Collina Italiana!

Get close to the Bella Lingua and Bella Vita of Italy … without leaving Manhattan!

Click HERE to complete your Italian language placement exam.

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, and children programs. 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.

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What’s New?

  • ‘ADULTS’: FALL SESSION 2018

    Fall session 2018 – September 17th    Grammar and Conversation: 10-2-hour classes, $480   Note: Language classes may be started in mid-session or at other times not listed on the schedule. Please …Read More »
  • ‘KIDS’ After school program: SESSION 2018/2019

    GIROTONDO This year-round kids’ program offers comprehensive language learning and hands-on instruction in the arts to children from ages 2-3 / 4-5 / 6-8 / 9+. In Girotondo (“Circle”) an …Read More »
  • ITALIAN SUMMER Mini Camp 2018

    Summer Camp #1: June 12 – July 19 Summer Camp #2: August 14 – August 30   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE (Please find below the options we will be offering …Read More »
  • INTENSIVE COURSES: Fall 2018

    Fall Session 2018 NOTE: 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.   Language Intensive Workshop: 2 …Read More »
  • NEW! Italian Movie Nights at Collina Italiana!

    ITALIAN MOVIE NIGHTS @ COLLINA ITALIANA Italian movies while enjoying some wine and snacks. Italian cinema is mostly known for its Neo-Realism period (embodied in the masterpieces by Vittorio De …Read More »

Placement Exam

Click here to complete your Italian language placement exam.

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