Polymnia Italian Language School
in Cortona

The Italian language is regarded as one of the most beautiful of the world’s languages, so why not come to Cortona, a beautiful Etruscan town, for a holiday and learn Italian at the same time! Polymnia is an Italian language school in Cortona, in the heart of Tuscany, half way between Florence and Siena.

Come to Italy to learn Italian in Tuscany and visit Cortona! Learn Italian in Cortona!

Polymnia is located in the centre of the Etruscan town, in a beautiful and relaxing part with a wonderful view of the countryside of Valdichiana. Since 1999 Polymnia has been offering Italian Language courses and culture courses such as History, wine, Literature, Italian for special purposes. 

The school is open all year round both for group and individual lessons and our teachers are specialized in the teaching of Italian as a second language.

Mastering Italian with Polymnia

Our Essential Offerings

Recovery School Courses

Remedial courses, tuition for students of all ages.


Cortona is an ideal city to attend a language course: it’s very easy to get in touch with the locals in a relaxed atmosphere.

Cooking Class

The students will prepare a complete menù with a chef according to the availability of the several restaurants and Agriturismi of our area collaborating with Polymnia.

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What types of Italian language courses do you offer and how are they structured?

Polymnia offers various types of courses including small group courses (1-6 participants), individual tuition, remedial courses, and special three-day courses. Group courses consist of 4 hours per day from Monday to Friday. Individual tuition is available both in the morning and afternoon. The courses are structured according to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

What is the cost of the Italian language courses?

The cost varies depending on the type and duration of the course. For example, a one-week standard individual course costs €320, a two-week course group costs €455, and a four-week course costs €670. Private lessons are available at €25 per hour.

What is the enrolment process for the courses at Polymnia?

To enroll in a course, interested students should send an email to polymniacortona@gmail.com . The school will provide all necessary information and an Italian language test to assess the student’s level. The school is open all year round, but no lessons are held on certain Italian public holidays.

What is the cancellation policy for the courses?

Information about the cancellation policy might be found in the school’s general conditions, which students are advised to read.

What Our Students Say

Andrew Clark
Andrew Clark
I studied at Polymnia for a week. They are both excellent instructors. The lessons are well planned and thorough. Laura has a natural gift as a teacher, as does Lia who I worked with as well while studying there. Highly recommended!!
Maya Mihaylova
Maya Mihaylova
I was there a year ago and have studied italian for a week. I would like to say: Thank you very much for everything! Nice place and amazing teachers! Era grande piacere per me cari amici! Grazie di cuore!
lia forti
lia forti
She is the best teacher that I have ever had in my life
Laura Capecci
Laura Capecci
The best teachers ever!
Bailey Duddleston Cherici
Bailey Duddleston Cherici
Best teacher and school! I learned so much Italian from them, highly recommend

About Cortona

A bit of history

Cortona is a small hill town on the border between Umbria and Tuscany, a few kilometres from Trasimeno Lake. Its artistic heritage, its beautiful landscape and proximity to important cities such as Florence, Arezzo, Siena and Perugia, make Cortona a charming place.

It’s rich in Etruscan and Roman remains; medieval quarters and renaissance churches blend reading visitor into an interesting journey in to Italian art history.

If you like walking or practising sport, Cortona offers a beautiful park, a tennis court and many paths that reach the surrounding mountains and countryside.

Other facilities are provided in the neighbourhood. Cortona is an ideal town to attend a language course: you can easily get in touch with the local people and have the chance, therefore, to speak with them in a relaxing atmosphere.




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