Piccola Università Italiana | Boutique Italian Language Schools in Fantastic Locations


This is the most effective form of teaching for students who wish to achieve maximum results in the shortest time possible. Customized to the student’s individual requirements, the course either focuses on everyday Italian or on Italian for specific purposes.

The one-to-one individual lessons are part of our classical course programme, which can be started every Monday.

Particularly motivated language students tend to choose this variation from our course programme selection. It is also the ideal course for students with special language needs and as a preparatory course of the Italian language certificates CILS or CELI.



Course start

Every Monday

Age group

Individual lessons are open to students from all ages. Even children may attend our individual lessons with minimum age of 4 years.
However, children from 4 to 15 years need to be accompanied.
Students from 16 to 17 years at the moment of the start of course, are minors and may also stay unaccompanied, but they need to present an authorization form signed by their parents or legal guardian.

Course levels

Perfect for all language levels, including total beginners

Number of lessons

Students may book 10-lessons packages and we recommend two lessons for each teaching unit.

Please read more about teaching method and didactics by clicking on the link.

  • Monday to Friday
    from 09:00 am – 10:50 pm or from 11:10 am – 01:00 pm or
  • from 02:00 pm – 03:50 pm or from 04:10 pm – 06:00 pm
Campus Trieste
  • Monday to Friday
    from 09:00 am – 10:50 pm or from 11:10 am – 01:00 pm or
  • from 02:00 pm – 03:50 pm or from 04:10 pm – 06:00 pm
Campus Tropea

During the one-to-one lessons students may choose their topic of focus from: Literature and history, cinema, theatre, music, architecture, sculpture, print and TV, law, economy, politics, Italian opera, commercial Italian for economy, law, finance, tourism, hotel industry, medicine and many more….

An Individual course is also suitable as course preparation for the officially recognised Italian certificates such as CILS or CELI.

Private lessons are a 100 % customised to the needs and expectations of the student. According to your wishes, either in general, everyday Italian or in subject-specific Italian our first-class mother tounge teachers will create a tailor made course programme for you.

Lesson content, topic of the courses or any other special requirements must however be agreed upon before your arrival.


The most efficient way of learning, especially for people who strive to achieve maximum learning success in a very short time.


On the last day of course students receive a certificate confirming participation of the course.
Read more details about the participation certificate, by clicking on the link.

Course duration

1 – 52 weeks (extension is possible).
Special prices for long term language students!


10 lessons 20 lessons 30 lessons 40 lessons 50 lessons 60 lessons Additional 10-lessons-package
410 790 1165 1510 1835 2150 345


  • Kos from USA

    My wife and I had a wonderful experience at Piccola Università Italiana in Trieste (una bella città!) in June, 2017. All the teachers and employees were tremendously helpful, welcoming, efficient and kind. The program was well organized, and our teachers were simply superb. It would be hard to imagine a better program, and while we were obliged to work hard, the classes were always a pleasure, and the excursions and extra curricular activities were enlightening and enjoyable. If you want to learn Italian from master teachers and have a good time doing it, you would do well to choose Piccola Università Italiana.

  • Gudrun from Germany

    Mi piacciono le lezioni, la compagnia, la programma culturale ed insomma l’atmosfera di Tropea! Qui si può sentire bene. Per questo sono stata nella Piccola Università per la 17. volta.

  • Steve from United Kingdom

    Once again, I have spent a brilliant two weeks in Tropea where the sun always shines, both inside and outside the “Piccola Università”!! Excellent standard of teaching with such a variety of topics that helps me improve my Italian year on year. Lovely, friendly staff throughout the school. It has a real feeling of being one big happy family! Thank you. I’ll be back again next year.