A 20-hour course, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm. The classes are generally small (4-10 students) ***, allowing teachers to get to know their pupils individually and give them their personal attention. This helps us to cater closely for students’ individual needs as well as facilitating friendly relations.

Ordinary courses have a mid-morning break during which everyone goes to a coffee-bar together: a chance to have a chat and get to know each other better. Talking Italian freely is a good way to consolidate what you’ve learnt, especially in an Italian bar over a warm cappuccino!

For levels C1 and C2 please contact the school before enrolling because in certain periods of the year we may not have enough students to form higher level groups. We are very careful in organizing classes according to the level and we do our best to avoid mixed level classes.

If there is a national or local holiday during your course, Arca will be closed for that day and will organize an additional cultural activity.

***Please note that if your class does not reach the minimum number of 4 students we offer you the possibility to study in a smaller group. In this case there will be fewer hours of lessons per day, calculated as follows:
1 students: 2 hours per day
2 students: 3 hours per day
3 students: 3 hours 30 minutes per day
4 students (or more): 4 hours of lessons per day

Please note that we cannot guarantee group courses to long-term students. If necessary, It will be possible to convert the group course fee into individual lessons.

The situation in our country, as in the rest of the world, is very vulnerable. So it may happen that we aren’t able to guarantee the organization of our courses in the usual way. We may, for example, have to pass from classes at school to online lessons, or maybe reorganize the group. But this doesn’t mean we can’t offer you the very high quality that has characterized ARCA for over 20 years, and we will always be ready to look for the best solution to meet your needs.

We constantly try to ensure that ARCA is the school of Italian that you are looking for!

You might also be interested to read about our online courses and flexible formats


  • 1 week (20 hours) = € 260,00
  • 2 weeks = € 440,00
  • 3 weeks = € 570,00
  • 4 weeks = € 720,00
  • 5 weeks = € 840,00
  • 6 weeks = € 980,00
  • 7 weeks = € 1.120,00
  • 8 weeks = € 1.260,00
  • 9 weeks = € 1.400,00
  • 10 weeks = € 1.540,00
  • 11 weeks = € 1.650,00

Prices include: finding and booking accommodation, didactic materials, cultural activities, attendance certificate.