Welcome to Collina Italiana, New York City’s Premiere Italian Language School and Cultural Center.

Want to immerse yourself into the Italian language, heritage and culture? Collina Italiana has the learning experience you're looking for. Get close to the Bella Lingua of Italy!

We offer group classes, private lessons, CELI Certification and unique Italian cultural events for the entire family.

Italian Language School


Beginner? Practically native speaker? Our classes aim to connect you with the rich Italian heritage — language, food, travel and atmosphere.

Italian Language School


Calling all bambini! Our approach for children makes learning fun. They love our method, and have the opportunity to meet other young language learners.


We were the first Italian language school on the East Coast to offer comprehensive CELI testing and tutoring, and we are proud of that! Find out how we can help you get certified.


Speaking the language is only part of the experience at Collina Italiana. We also offer an extensive list of cultural events to help you better understand the people of Italy and their culture.

Not sure where to start? Discover our programs above or click to take the quiz. We’ll assess your level and provide you with our recommendation.

Join Our Growing Family Of Italian Speakers


For the past 17 years, we’ve developed in-person and online classes that offer a unique Italian learning experience. We make it easy for students from ages 2 – 99 to enrich their knowledge of Italian language, art, and heritage through personalized courses.

Our Community

Collina Italiana isn’t just a school—it’s a feeling. A warm and inviting setting that you’ll soon call your second home.

Every student truly becomes part of our family, and part of a community where needs and expectations are met and fulfilled. Teachers and staff are dedicated to each student at all times.

It’s never a surprise to see our teachers spending extra time before and after class to speak with their students, sharing ideas and feedback. Every student counts, and that’s why all of them stay in the Collina Family for years.

Welcome to our community. Welcome to Collina Italiana.


Play and sip in italiano - Collina Italiana

Saturday, June 15th
Indulge in aperitivo, and a fun Italian quiz!

Flexible, weekly camp
Minimum: 2 days/week
June 10th – August 23rd
Collina Italiana - italian classes for kids and adults - onlne and in-person
New Session for Adults!
Online and in-person classes for adults!
Check levels and courses here.