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The Italian language school Il Sasso is located in Montepulciano, a beautiful, renaissance town that stands on a hill surrounded by vineyards and olive groves in southern Tuscany. The school was founded in 1983 by people who are still running it today, and it is recognized by the Ministry of Education, Research and Universities.

Il Sasso is a small to medium size school (about 700 students per year) with a high standard of quality. Students are of every age group and come from all parts of the globe.

The school is in an historic building in the heart of the town. It has 8 large, airy classrooms and a hall that's used for conferences, exhibitions and events. There's a terrace with a lovely panoramic view - a favourite place for students to take their class breaks during the summer months - as well as free Internet access and the opportunity to study or watch a film at the school at any time throughout the day. In addition, the school offers its students the chance to pass their afternoons together through a wide variety of excursions and activities - guided tours, wine, olive oil and cheese tastings, cooking lessons, walks in the country... For fitness enthusiasts - the gym in Montepulciano offers our students discounts and special courses.

The teachers, all university graduates, are specialized in the teaching of Italian as a foreign or second language, and are particularly experienced in instructing adult students. The courses are geared to those who want a cultural vacation in Tuscany while learning how to get by in Italian in day-to-day situations, as well as to those who wish to learn Italian for their work or studies through a full immersion program. The method of communication, and the friendly and personal atmosphere of the lessons make our courses a very special, human and cultural experience that's different each time.

The school's secretary offers constant and active support to students, advising them in their choice of lodgings or planning their trip. While being a centre of tourist activity, the town maintains a relaxed and friendly lifestyle and it is, above all, genuinely welcoming to foreign visitors. For all these reasons, we're convinced that Montepulciano and Il Sasso offer the ideal location in which to study the Italian language and culture. The proof of this is in the large number of students who return year after year.

For more information, please visit the website of Il Sasso .


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