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Conte Ruggiero School – Learn Italian in Calabria



Scuola Conte Ruggiero

Via Provinciale snc

89865 Santa Domenica di Ricadi VV

+39 340 3621408 


Calabria is one of the top holiday destinations for Italian and foreign tourists. Beautiful beaches and breathtaking landscapes, Mediterranean food and local traditions – the perfect context to learn Italian living a full-immersion in Italian life style.


Conte Ruggiero School is located near to the famous medieval town of Tropea. Our students of any age and nationality appreciate the perfect mix of high-quality standards in teaching and the very relaxing and friendly atmosphere at school. The school building is surrounded by a beautiful Mediterranean garden with palms, citrus fruits, banana trees, oleanders and olive trees. It’s the only school of its kind in all Italy. In fact, lessons are held in our friendly classrooms or outside in the lush school garden.
Benefit from our experience and high-quality standards: we have been offering Italian language courses since 1984 and our Italian courses have been recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education.

Vivere la lingua – Live the language with us!
Our idea of teaching a new language is that it has to be effective while being at the same time funny and relaxing! These are the best conditions for a good learning process. Our lessons focus on developing communicative skills as well as on strengthening linguistic skills. We focus on practicing and implementing immediately the new learned skills in the communicative abilities of every student. Role-playing games, amusing linguistic games, idiomatic expressions, comics, newspaper articles, Italian songs… – our highly motivated and well-trained teachers will surprise students every day with something new. In addition, our special programs “vivere la lingua” consists in Italian experiences outside the classroom, taking students to a full immersion in Italian.

Italian Courses & Italian Experiences

Choose the one that suits best your needs among multiple different Italian courses. The standard course includes 20 group lessons a week and is the favourite course among our students. Adding 5 private lessons per week you are going to book our standard 20+5 course which guarantees the best learning progress even in a short time. Our intensive and intensive plus courses offer 30 or 40 group lessons per week. Booking our intensive plus course you can request Bildungsurlaub (educational leave) in almost every Federal States of Germany. For individual learning you can choose also private tuition or semi-individual lessons.

During our special programs “vivere la lingua – live the language” you will live full-immersions in various typical aspects of your holiday in Calabria:

  • Italianeggiando – cultural experience: Practice your Italian visiting with your teacher the most famous places of the Tyrrhenian coast.
  • Gustando – gastronomical experience:  Taste the typical local food such as Tropea’s red onion, the very hot “nduja”, homemade pasta, the typical local lemon’s liqueur and much more.
  • Tutto mare – holiday experience: Enjoy the typical Calabrian beach life, shuttle to the most famous beaches, visit to Tropea's historical center and boat trip along the steep coast.

Of course, we support our students also with a lot of other services regarding their language holiday, such as accommodation service, travel information, airport pick up services and much more.


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