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 Italian language and culture programs both on- and off-site. Lovers of Italian language and culture soon discover that CI classes offer a unique opportunity for a comprehensive learning experience without leaving the city.

Located on the Upper East Side at 1556 Third Avenue (near the 4,5,6 and Q trains at 86th Street), our language and cultural center is known for offering Italian classes in a contemporary setting.

We offer year-round group and private lessons, tutoring services, specialty classes, and children programs. Registration for adult and children’s groups and individual classes is ongoing.

Collina Italiana director, Patrizia Saglio, welcomes you to a unique language program in an authentic Italian setting in which you’ll learn the Italian spoken today and discover the contemporary culture of Italy through the culinary arts, wine, film, lectures, conversation, outings, and lots of fun and interesting events.

Click HERE to complete your Italian language placement exam.

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What’s New?

  • Italian Movie Nights at Collina Italiana!

    ITALIAN MOVIE NIGHTS @ COLLINA ITALIANA Italian movies while enjoying some wine and snacks. Italian cinema is mostly known for its Neo-Realism period (embodied in the masterpieces by Vittorio De …Read More »
  • NEW! Mysteries of Italian Art

    Italian Art Classes MYSTERIES OF ITALIAN ART Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raffaello . . . Italian artists have produced some of humanity’s greatest art, images that convey the vast range of human …Read More »
  • ‘ADULTS’: NEW SESSION 2019

    Adults: Session 2019 Grammar and Conversation: 10-2-hour classes, $480   Note: Language classes may be started mid-session or at other times not listed on the schedule.   Please inquire (212) 427-7770 or email for …Read More »
  • ‘KIDS’: Workshops and Events

    Italian workshops and events: Ages 3-7   JOIN IN THE FUN AND ENJOY LA BELLA LINGUA OF ITALY! Art&crafts, music, songs, dance, games, and a lot of FUN the Italian …Read More »
  • ‘KIDS’ After-school program: SESSION 2019

    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 …Read More »

Placement Exam

Click here to complete your Italian language placement exam.

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