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Why study Italian in Mantua?

Mantua offers the visitor its history, its culture, and it welcomes him or her in an atmosphere out of time.

Mantua, the native city of Virgil, the great Latin Poet, narrator of the ancient world, reached the height of its splendour under the long domination of the Gonzaga lords (1328 - 1707).

Mantua is a city surrounded by water; the Mincio river, flowing from lake Garda, reaches Mantua where it forms 3 lakes around the city, created by the immense hydraulic engineering works dating 8 centuries back.

There are so many opportunities for entertainment, enjoyment and culture in Mantua; here below are just some of the most important ones:

  • The visit to the Ducal Palace, the residence of the Gonzaga family, with its priceless masterpieces including the works of Mantegna.
  • The visit to the Te Palace, the grandiose garden residence that Federico Gonzaga had built and decorated by the great renaissance architect Giulio Romano. In the te palace exhibitions of international level are held throughout the whole year.
  • Nautical Tourism on the lakes and river south of the city, by boat or canoe in the Mincio valley, the natural park at the north of Mantua.
  • The visit to the old city, by bicycle for the more active visitors and, for real sports people, wonderful routes through the nature and the medieval boroughs of the province.
  • Mantua gastronomy with its range of cold meats, the grana padano cheese and genuine reggiano parmesan, the pumpkin-filled tortelli (stuffed pasta), the various risottos, and "sbrisolona", the city's typical cake.
  • the Literature Festival, held in the month of september, with meetings, debates and readings in the city squares.

These, and many more, will be the location of your italian course at inlinguamantova, where you can choose between two different types of courses:

  • The general course on italian language and culture.
  • The professional intensive italian course, recommended to meet the needs of managers, technicians, or clerks, who have only a limited period of time to learn the italian language for their work.

We can offer you an individual italian course here at school, with two different options. here is a brief explanation and our current pricelist for 2008:


One-to-one tuition at school with a trained mother-tongue italian teacher, with the well-established inlingua teaching method based on conversation and the practical use of the language from the very first lesson;


All the same features of the corso frontale, plus 50% of lesson time on inlingua online learning system, which offers grammar reference, vocabulary, customised options and exercises on all language skills, and with your progress regularly monitored and assessed by a personal tutor. inlingua online learning system can be used either at home or at school;

Please note that all prices include:

  • Registration fee;
  • Placement test;
  • Teaching material (inlingua books and audio cd).

Courses can be held at following times:

  • Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 9.00pm (office opening times);
  • Saturday morning from 8.30am to 1.00pm.