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Learn Italian the Festive Way!


Piazza d'Italia is a custom-made, intimate Italian language school that has brought people together to share in la bellezza of the Italian language for the past 20 years in the Bay Area. At our warm and friendly case italiane Italian homes through out San Francisco, students come to learn Italian in an out-of-the classroom, fun, and conversational way. Then during the summers there is often the possibility to travel with your class to continue learning Italian while exploring la bella italia together.

The Festive Way to Learn Italian

Learning Italian in a fun and relaxed home environment is key to our conversational approach. Students connect by practicing to speak in dyads, doing role-plays, cooking a traditional dish and learning Italian songs - mamma mia! Our Italian classes lead to community and create lasting friendships.

Class Schedule

Intermediate-Advanced Open for Enrollment Jan 2019 - Contact us for placement

Beginning Italian 1A: Mon 7-9 Class Full
Beginning Italian 1A: Tue 7-9 Class Full
Intermediate-Advanced Tues 7-9 3 spaces available
Intermediate-Advanced Thurs. 7-9 Class Full
Advanced: Wed 7-9 Class Full
Private Classes: Please call 415.484.3025 or Contact Us

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The Director

photo of JuztinoJuztino Panella M.A. created the Piazza d'Italia Travel and Language School in 1998. Combining a lifetime of teaching experience with his culinary and artistic background, he developed a methodology of instruction that includes cooking, art, and music to bring the language in vivo! His organization has now taught language and cooking classes to thousands of students in the Bay Area and guided numerous groups each summer through unique immersions in Italy. Juztino earned his undergrad at UC Berkeley and holds a Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy from CIIS.
photo of Juztino teaching

Classes in Noe Valley, Bernal Heights, and other homes throughout

All of our course are conversational and often incorporate Italian music, cooking, and il mangiare!