The Area – Chianti Hills


L'Olivo Italiano is the ideal place for studying, out of the chaos of the city, in a strategic position to visit Tuscany in your free time. The Antico Spedale del Bigallo, home to our centre, is located on the hills, 4 km south of Florence, in the municipality of Bagno a Ripoli, conveniently located a few kilometres from the Chianti region and the Arno Valley and only 50 minutes from Siena. The Firenze Sud exit of the A1 motorway is a 5-minute drive, allowing you to reach Arezzo in 1 hour and Rome in two hours and a half. The landscape around Bigallo is the typical one of the Florentine countryside, with a succession of hills, valleys, forests, pastures and roads that alternate with olive groves, vineyards and vegetable gardens. A unique landscape, the result of a painstaking relationship between man and nature.

The air quality is good and the climate is mild and temperate making the area attractive all year round. You may want to explore the area by foot, by bicycle or even on horseback. The ridges of the hills are in fact crossed by paths that have a beautiful view of Florence and the hills of Fiesole and Settignano.

Our schools offer a lot of courses and packages to learn Italian in the splendid setting of the Tuscan hills.
Contact us and tell us your needs and we will do our best to find the best solution for you.