The Venice Italian School was founded by my sister Lucia and myself – Diego – in 2009.

The first school of its kind in Venice, we want to offer our students the same environment we like when studying a foreign language abroad. That is why our focus is on small groups of adult students in a highly professional yet extremely friendly learning environment.

Our goal is to improve our students’ confidence and fluency in speaking Italian. We take great care in tailoring classes to students’ abilities and spend a lot of time analyzing and perfecting our lessons based on their feedback. We are constantly coming up with the best possible techniques, exercises and activities to improve students’ accuracy and fluency.

‘Diego and Lucia are excellent teachers: knowledgeable, professional and friendly – both make you feel part of a family and make you want to learn and practice’

Barrie
BarrieNY – October 2016

‘Diego and Lucia create a supportive and interesting learning environment. They are extremely careful in their matching of students with the correct course level and make sure that each student has a good experience. Thank you Diego, Lucia. I can’t wait to come back!’

Lisa - UK
Lisa - UK

‘I have recently returned (with 2 friends) from our 3rd visit to the Venice Italian School. We were greeted like old friends and once again we had a great week of interesting/entertaining lessons with Diego and Lucia’.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Our Courses

Tripadvisor Reviews

For more info or booking, please contact us at

Diego Cattaneo

School Director

About Me
Buongiorno, sono Diego. I was born in Venice, where I grew up and studied classics at high school.
In 2000, I trained and qualified at the International House School of Languages, London. I have been teaching Italian as a foreign language to groups and individuals of all levels, ages and educational backgrounds ever since.
In 2009 I wanted to further develop my idea for personalized language courses and I founded the Venice Italian School.

Lucia Cattaneo

School Manager

About Me
Buongiorno a tutti, sono Lucia. I was born in Venice where I lived until I was 18. In 2005 I graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures – English and German.
In 2006 I moved to London where I started my career as a teacher at International House School of Languages.
In 2009 I moved back to Venice where – in order to develop the idea of personalized language teaching – together with my brother I founded the Venice Italian School.

© Copyright - Venice Italian School - San Polo 2504 30125 Venice, Italy - P.IVA 04003200278