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Our School

L'Italiano Porticando, situated in the pedestrian area of Turin's historic city centre, the Quadrilatero Romano, is a small, friendly and informal school teaching successfully since 2005 Italian language and culture for foreigners.

What does L'Italiano Porticando mean ? The name of this school for Italian corresponds to its philosophy: Learn Italian while walking under Turin's arcades !

Therefore, the Italian lessons are held by highly experienced and qualified mother-tongue teachers using the communicative method. The teachers' aim is to motivate the students to participate actively in their lessons and extra-curricular activities. Activities like cooking workshops, wine tastings, sight-seeing tours and visits to museums are organized together with people born and grown up in Turin and with real professionals of the region. In this way language learning becomes a real cultural experience for those who want to learn Italian in Turin.

Our Italian Courses

L’Italiano Porticando propose Italian language classes for all levels of proficiency, A1-C2 of the CEFL. Our courses are designed for those who want to learn Italian because they love Italy and its culture, for those who study Italian at university, for those who have moved to Italy and want to live in this country or want to learn Italian for business purposes.
The school offers all year round Standard courses, Classes in small groups, Individual classes and Combined Courses for all levels. The Combined Courses are so called, because they are the combination of a standard course with individual classes, conversation classes, business Italian, history of art or architecture, with tango, music, fashion or cinema.
Students who want to have their level of proficiency certified, can enroll for the CILS Exam preparation courses, which are held during the month(s) before the exam’s date. People working or studying in Turin can also take part in our less intensive evening classes.

The school offers also one-week language holiday packages for groups interested in a cultural holiday. These language study stays combine an Italian language course with tours and cultural activities in and around Turin.

Furthermore L’Italiano Porticando organize one week Special topic Courses, which include an Italian language course and extra-curricular activities depending on the season or on events coming up in Turin and surroundings each year.

The Italian language courses can be completed by free cultural and extra-curricular afternoon activities, such as walks through the city, visits to museums, typical aperitifs, wine and chocolate tastings, as well as cooking classes on Piedmontese cuisine. These activities, which are part of the school’s language teaching concept, will help the student to fully enjoy his language course and to deepen his comprehension and communication abilities in informal and relaxed situations.

Porticando News


The Turin Book Fair is one of the most important appointments in Italy for those who love books and literature.

This will be the 30th edition and it will take place from May, 18th to May, 22nd 2017.

The Book Fair, whose motto this year will be "Oltre il confine" (beyond the border) will have a rich and innovative programme, In fact, the poster show a book used as a bridge to get over a barbed wire, which should make us think about what is happening in the world.

This year's edition will host many important international authors, as for example Luis Sepulveda, Roberto Saviano, Annie Ernaux, Amitav Ghosh, Alicia Gimenez Bartlett, and to comics, graphic novels and art in general with special guests as Milo Manara, Zerocalcare and Tullio Pericoli.

You can find the official programme with all details on the Book fairs website .

And, if you love reading, sign up for our combined course standard + literature and learn more about Italian literature !

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Course Programme 2017

Download the 2017 Course programme with information on courses, prices and news !

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Our phone number:  +39 011 518 7079

L'Italiano Porticando is at n. 2 Via dei Mercanti in Turin - Italy

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