Marco Polo and Turandot Programmes

The Campus Italian Language School offers  Italian  language and general culture courses for students, managers and citizens from all over the world. Our highly qualified teaching staff all have  vast experience in teaching Italian to foreign students.

The Campus Italian Language School in Lucca is affiliated with the University of Siena , and is responsible for teaching Italian language and culture to students, including those from abroad,  in particular to students in  the MARCO POLO and TURANDOT  projects. It  prepares them for the CILS B1/B2 Italian language proficiency examinations The exams are taken at the school, a recognized examination centre and, according to an intergovernmental agreement laid down between Italy and China, proficiency at this level allows Chinese students access to Italian universities.

The Campus Foundation for Mediterranean Studies offers Italian  language  courses and organises courses aimed at preparing students not only to achieve linguistic competence but also in other specific  subjects according to the faculty chosen. Courses last for 10 months, for a total of 1000 hours.

For further information and to enrol in the courses please consult the official site of The University of Siena for Foreign Students ( Please remember to write Fondazione Campus Lucca  on the enrolment form.

Our PLUS courses

In collaboration with Academies, Institutes, Artist workshops and high profile Professional workshops, The Campus Italian Language School organizes courses in music, art, fashion,  wine and food,  and  Made in Italy, which are designed to familiarize the student  with Italian culture.

Some examples of  PLUS courses available:

  • Opera
  • Musical instruments
  • Artist and artisan workshops (gesso, alabaster and sculpture)
  • Workshop: Fashion and the Italian Luxury Industry
  • Workshop: Guide to understanding a work of art
  • Workshop: Lucca Comics…the art of cartoons
  • Workshop:  Acting – Let’s go to the theatre!
  • Workshop: The understanding of wine and oil
  • Workshop: How to prepare an Italian dinner. Let’s cook!

To make this a complete experience, at the end of each course there will be a visit with a guide to a relevant venue (eg.  Museums, exhibitions, wine and oil producers, concerts, theatre performances etc).

At the beginning of the Italian language course the School will organise an orientation meeting  during which there will be a  presentation of the various PLUS courses on offer. PLUS courses are optional so  there will be an additional fee.

The Campus Italian Language School will assist students who need help with finding lodgings. For more information on the services offered by the School, please go to our site and click on Servizi  (Services),  Sede (School) and Contatti (Contacts).