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.


What’s New?

  • ‘KIDS’ After-school program: Session 2020

    GIROTONDO In Girotondo (“Circle”) an experienced instructor provides opportunities for kids to learn Italian through games and activities: vocabulary, games, songs, dances, story telling, and videos. Reading and writing for …Read More »

    Bring Italy one step closer! A special gift for lovers of Italian language and culture! Click here and select the best option for your friends and family: More »
  • Adults: New Session

    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) 427-7770 or email for …Read More »
  • Italian Special Nights 2020

    Italian events to meet new people passionate about the Bel Paese, discover Italian culture and speak the Bella Lingua of Italy! Events 2020 Sunday – 7:00 pm Pizza Night – …Read More »
  • CELI – Italian Certification for Citizenship

    Next 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 …Read More »

    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 »

Placement Exam

Click here to complete your Italian language placement exam.

Locations & Contact

Collina Italiana