Cultura Italiana Arezzo

trial day & study visa


The school offers the possibility to request a trial day. The students can decide after the trial whether to register or not, having had the opportunity to determine if the course meets their needs.


For those who are not citizens of the European Union, our school offers assistance in obtaining a visa for study purposes.

You must apply for a study visa at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country if you stay in Italy longer than three months

In order to issue a study visa the Embassy or Consulate usually requires-proof of registration for an INTENSIVE COURSE (comprising 20 hours of classroom study and about 10 hours of extracurricular activities per week, plus approximately 2 hours homework each day) .

Cultura Italiana Arezzo will supply a registration certificate and other documents needed from the school for your visa application.

Below is a general list of the documents that non –EU students should usually provide to the Italian authorities abroad, in order to begin the application process.
This is for your information but we strongly advise that you check directly with the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your own country before applying, in case of varying requirements.

1. Valid passport (please check rules on passport expiry dates)
2. Certificate of enrolment from CULTURA ITALIANA AREZZO (showing details of the course booked including course duration with start and finish dates, plus proof of payment)
3. Declaration of available finances, authorized and registered by public notary (these must be sufficient to meet students’ expenses while studying in Italy)
4. Original letter plus photocopy, from the bank, with details of the student’s bank account number, or that of the student’s parents or guardian, attesting positively to the student’s financial position
5. Internationally health insurance policy
6. Proof of suitable accommodation in Italy
7. Return flight ticket
8. A cover letter

It is essential that you read very carefully all information pertaining to the application of a study visa on the Embassy or Consulate website in your country, and we recommend that you apply well in advance of the start of your course.

While we are more than happy to help answer any question if we can, we are NOT able to apply for a visa on your behalf. It is every student’s responsibility to liaise with the Italian authorities in their country.

On receipt of your payment for the course, we will send all the documents you will need from the school by Express courier (these delivery expenses are payable by the student)

In the unlike event that the Italian authorities refuse to issue your visa we will refund the cost of the course to you but will deduct e 200 for administrative expenses.

The waiting period for a Study Visa is approximately 4-6 weeks from the time of the application but it may take up to 8 weeks if documents are missing. We strongly advise that students begin the application process at least 3 months before their departure date.

The duration of the study visa will correspond to the duration of the course you will attend.

Important note
The information on this page has been carefully verified. However, regulations can change, so you are kindly requested to always check all information with the Italian Foreign Ministry site Ministero degli Affari Esteri or contact the Italian Consulate or Embassy in your jurisdiction.


I should explain that my main motive for going to language school is to structure my vacation in a pleasant way, make friends, be in a pleasant location in Italy. I also hope to improve my Italian of course, and slowly I am doing so, but I don't have an urgency about it.
I would rate everything at the school itself as being Excellent.
I am VERY HAPPY with Monica, my teacher. She did a good job of running the class, was very pleasant, and VERY patient. I have been to some schools like this before, and in those schools there seemed to be an unspoken understanding that the students didn't have to work too hard, and the teachers didn't have to work too hard either. Not so here! Monica really seems to care, and it certainly caused me to try harder also. I spent a lot of time on homework, and was happy to do so. I wish had been able to learn more quickly; at my age, 75, I find that it is difficult to learn a language.
As a single traveler an important thing for me is to find other students at a school who are interested in meeting outside of class to do other things like dining, exploring. I am very satisfied with the school in this respect. I have met several wonderful people over the last two weeks and have had many good times.
I also participated in some of the programs that the school organized, and overall they were very good. I especially enjoyed cooking with Lalla and the trips to Lucignano and Poppi. I also independently went to San Supulcro with my new Australian friends and enjoyed it very much.
I liked the city of Arezzo. It is big enough to be interesting but not completely flooded by tourists. There are many excellent and reasonably priced dining choices and there always seemed to be plenty to see and do.
Overall I have had an excellent experience at the school and would recommended it to anyone. I think it is the best of the 4 or 5 schools that I have gone to. In fact, if I come to Italy again next year I will choose to come here again

Jim Wick - 76 years old    (  USA)