Preparatory courses for the CILS, CELI, PLIDA and AIL examinations
The school offers preparatory courses the CILS (Siena’s University for Foreigners of Siena), CELI (Perugia’s University for Foreigners), PLIDA (Dante Alighieri Society) and AIL (Italian Language Academy) examinations.

These courses are arranged in the months before the exams themselves and are taught by teachers who are qualified examiners of these tests.
The courses are focused on the exam papers themselves and are offered as one-to-one, two-to-one or small-group courses, to maximize their effectiveness and provide the best service to our students



How do I apply for a study visa? Read more


What examinations can be taken at CiaoItaly? Read more

Scholarships and bursaries

How do I apply for one of those? Read more

Group courses

When do beginners’ courses start? Read more

About us

  • sheIt's the cheerful, friendly atmosphere that I like. A warm welcome - and by name! Everytime! It’s what helps to make me feel a part of the school and not just another number in the cash register!

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  • I arrived in Torino in September 2009. Not my first time in this gem of a city. Had spent several months there previously, but never found the energy to take formal Italian lessons.

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Special courses

Cultural courses
You cannot learn Italian in Turin without getting to know the city, which as Italy’s first capital has played an important role in the country’s history. Read more
Courses for Large groups
Ciao Italy can accommodate large groups of students. Read more
Turin Spotlight
Discover Turin in the company of a specialised tourist guide selected by CiaoItaly. Read more


Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi di Torino