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

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’s programming. 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?

  • CLASSES FOR ADULTS: New Sessions

    Schedule New Sessions Grammar and Conversation: 10-2-hour classes, $480 Click here to register online.   LEVEL 1 Level 1 is designed for students who need basic Italian grammar. The course …Read More »
  • ITALIAN SUMMER MINI CAMP 2017

    Summer Camp #1: June 12 – July 21 Summer Camp #2: August 14 – September 1   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE (Please find below the options we will be offering …Read More »
  • CLASSES FOR KIDS: Winter Session

    Collina Italiana’s 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 »

Placement Exam

Click here to complete your Italian language placement exam.

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