Learn Italian
in Chianti

Do you wish to attend a complete course
of general Italian language and culture
of short, medium or long term?

Learn Italian
in Tuscany

Vuoi vivere
un'esclusiva immersione totale

Learn Italian
in Tuscany

Abiti stabilmente
in Italia?


Nestled in the picturesque Tuscan countryside, very near to Florence, we are a small school that promotes the Italian culture and language. We guide our students in a step-by-step discovery of Italy with a program that is both varied and articulated: intensive language classes for either groups or individuals; mini-courses on specific topics; language exchanges; cooking, herbal medicine, and photography workshops; films, literature, music, and theatre; guided  walking tours; cocktails, dinners, tastings, and much more.

Our classes, activities, and cultural events are an opportunity to experience the “real Italy” by immersing yourself in its daily lifestyle in a friendly and informal atmosphere: a chance to learn Italian while experiencing Italy!

Native Italian Teachers
Classes for all levels
Optional packages
Free weekly activities
Antico Spedale del Bigallo

L’Olivo Italiano has bright and fully equipped classrooms inside the Antico Spedale del Bigallo, an evocative, medieval building surrounded by beautiful olive trees, with a breathtaking view of the historical centre of Florence, Brunelleschi’s Cupola, and Giotto’s Bell Tower.

It is the perfect location to focus on learning in a relaxed atmosphere, to breathe the air of the Tuscan countryside, to take long walks, or just to read a book under the shade of one of our parks’ olive trees.

It is also an ideal starting point for excursions to Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, or Rome.

live the italian culture

Do you wish to live a total immersion in Italy?

During your stay you can find suitable accommodations within the Antico Spedale at the Ostello del Bigallo, with an Italian host family, or, if you’re looking for more privacy, at one of the region’s characteristic farmhouses or at an independent apartment near the school.

We are more than happy to help you to find accommodations that best suit your lifestyle, budget and needs.