Siena is a Medieval treasure, in the centre of Tuscany. The historic atmosphere of this city provides a unique environment in which to stay and study Italian. The shell-shaped square of 'Piazzo del Campo' attracts visitors from all over the world with its remarkable sights including Siena´s cathedral. The building was constructed using black and white Tuscan marble and is one of the greatest examples of Gothic architecture in the whole of Italy.
In the summer, the small Tuscan city is lost in the colourful hustle and bustle of the 'Palio di Siena'. This is the traditional horse race and, for the Senesi, far more than just a costume party. It is well worth a visit and a very serious occasion where riders and their horses from the respective districts within Siena compete with each other in a battle of pride and honour. A spectacle not to be missed!
Siena offers something for everybody with its Medieval treasures, modern shops, Italian fashion, and much more. You can enjoy both the peace and quiet of the small Italian streets and alleyways and at the same time embrace the busy bustling Italian daily life. The many bars, clubs, restaurants and pizzerias, theatres, cinemas, museums, and art galleries, offer you plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourself after your Italian lessons.
Siena and the Tuscan treasures in the region are an ideal place from which to begin to discover the wonderful country with its world-famous landscape and culture and an ideal place to learn Italian in Italy.
Language Schools by Student Review
Besides the experience of touring Italy the educational aspects provided by Dante Alighieri were fantastic. I highly recommend this program for all students interested in studying the Italian language and culture!
A wonderful place to learn Italian! I have loved learning about the city, the culture, and immersing myself in the language. So happy I came!
The teachers were very kind and helpful for the entire experience. Siena is a beautiful city that is perfect for immersing oneself in the Italian culture. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone interested!
I spent two weeks in Siena last fall and had the most remarkable experience at Dante Alighieri. I have taken Italian languages courses in Italy several times before, but the experience at Dante Alighieri was far superior. The instructors are EXCELLENT and the staff couldn't be more helpful and accommodating.
I am very happy with the language school and my teacher. I have learned a lot and have met a lot of new friends. Good experience!