Benvenuti a Collina Italiana!

Get close to the Bella Lingua and Bella Vita of Italy … without leaving Manhattan!

Click HERE to complete your Italian language placement exam.

At Collina Italiana (CI), we offer a comprehensive learning experience for lovers of the Italian language and culture. Our unique on- and off-site programs provide a taste of the rich Italian vernacular, visual arts, cinema, cuisine, and much, much more.

Our offerings include: group and private lessons, tutoring services, specialty classes, and children’s programs. Registration for adult and children’s groups and individual classes is ongoing. All ages are welcome!

Director and founder, Patrizia Saglio, welcomes you to become a part of the friendly environment that is Collina Italiana! At CI you will not only learn colloquial Italian, but will also discover the country’s contemporary culture through the culinary arts, fine wine, film, lectures, conversation, outings, and many more exciting events.

Become a part of the Collina Italiana family!

Click HERE to complete your Italian language placement exam.

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What’s New?

  • INTENSIVE COURSES

    NOTE: Language classes may be started in mid-session or at other times not listed on the schedule. Please inquire (212) 427-7770 or email for more information. Language Intensive Workshop:  2 weeks, 8-2-hour classes, $390 …Read More »
  • CELI – Italian Certification for Citizenship

    Sessions: Monday, March 9th – 2020 Tuesday, June 23rd – 2020 Monday, November 23rd – 2020 TIME: 8:30 – 2:00 pm LOCATION: 1556 Third Avenue @87th Street, Suite 603 FEE: …Read More »
  • Adults: New Session 2019/2020

    Adults 2019/2020 Italian Classes – Grammar and Conversation: 10-2-hour classes  $480/ 20 hours (material included) Note: Language classes may be started mid-session or at other times not listed on the schedule. Please inquire (212) …Read More »
  • ‘KIDS’ After-school program: Session 2019/2020

    GIROTONDO This year-round kids’ program offers comprehensive language learning and hands-on instruction in the arts to children from ages 2-3 / 4-5 / 6-8 / 9+.In Girotondo (“Circle”) an experienced …Read More »
  • ‘KIDS’: Workshops and Events for 3-7 & 7-10 yo

    Italian workshops and events: Ages 3-7 & 7-10   JOIN IN THE FUN AND ENJOY LA BELLA LINGUA OF ITALY! Art&crafts, music, songs, dance, games, and a lot of FUN …Read More »
  • Italian Special Nights 2019/2020

    Italian events to meet new people passionate about the Bel Paese, discover Italian culture and speak the Bella Lingua of Italy! Events 2019/2020 Fridays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Wine Night …Read More »

Placement Exam

Click here to complete your Italian language placement exam.

Locations & Contact

Collina Italiana