Italian Language School

Italian, Sun, Sea and Culture on Elba

ABC ELBA – Italian Language School

The Italian language school ABC ELBA offers an open and friendly environment that not only makes learning easier, but also creates the basis for lasting friendships and unforgettable experiences during the students’ stay on Elba. The language course, additional activities and weekend excursions give the students a complete picture of Porto Azzurro and the surrounding area.

An Italian language course on the island of Elba is the perfect combination of a beach holiday, surrounded by crystal clear sea, beautiful beaches, golden sunsets and learning the Italian language and culture in the large park and at the swimming pool of the ABC ELBA school in Porto Azzurro.

From mid-May to early October, anyone wishing to learn Italian at ABC ELBA has the opportunity to choose the course that best suits their needs and language skills. Individual courses are offered all year round.


Learn and enjoy Italian

Learn Italian and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere while studying in the garden.

Italian Lessons Online

Learn Italian online anytime, anywhere, with maximum flexibility.

Homestay in Florence

Choose a standard course or Italian and Art course: with our teacher, you will discover Florence through the eyes of a Florentine.

Language Holidays

Learn Italian and relax

If you understand and speak the Italian language, you can better appreciate our territory during the language vacation and discover our beautiful island: you can personalize your vacation and choose the perfect combination of lessons and free time.

Language Courses

Learn Italian with us

Discover the wide range of Italian courses in Porto Azzurro on the island of Elba. The Italian courses are divided into six levels, from absolute beginners to advanced.

Staying on Elba

discover the island

We are at your disposal to help you organize your stay and realize your holiday on the island of Elba: from the ferry to the accommodation, from the organized activities to the recommended itineraries for an unforgettable stay.

Our headquarter

Our Italian language school ABC ELBA in Porto Azzurro is located in the Residence Villa Teresa, an Italian, historical villa with park and swimming pool, that offers accommodation not only to students but also to their relatives, friends or families. Very quiet location, each apartment has a living room with dining area and kitchenette, double bed with the possibility of an extra bed, bath/shower.

On hot summer days you can cool off and tan in our garden pool, whose blue water shines invitingly in the sunlight. Our large park with the shady trees and the barbecue area is ideal for getting to know the other course participants during the break.

In the beautiful park of the school, students can learn successfully while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and landscape. Classes are usually held in the garden, which provides shade and coolness even in the heat. Leisure activities such as film screenings, readings or, on mild evenings, the typical “Tavolata” barbecue evenings with excellent, cool wines from the region also take place here.

Why choose ABC ELBA?


35 years experience of teaching Italian to foreigners

The large selection of courses, the flexibility of dates and the course duration, the 6 levels that range from beginner to advanced.

A wonderful vacation destination

Its light, its beautiful landscape, its crystal blue sea and its 300 days of sunshine a year make the island of Elba a dream destination.


Lessons in the garden

Outdoor lessons in the shade of centuries-old eucalyptus trees in the park of Villa Teresa.

A friendly team of qualified and experienced teachers who are always at your side during your stay

All teachers are native speakers and have many years of experience teaching Italian to foreigners. The passion for teaching and the willingness to make personal contacts are qualities of all our teaching staff.


The accommodations are arranged directly by the school

Living in the school residence means sharing many moments outside of the course with other course participants and being able to count on the support of the school team at all times.

The two-week language course on Elba is one of my best holidays ever! Because the school, the apartment and the island of Elba are perfect for a relaxing and varied language stay. The villa is not far from the center and in a very quiet location – with the freely accessible pool, the accommodation is perfect! The staff is really friendly, so you feel at home on the first day. The lessons were very professional, which means that a lot of development is possible even within a short period of time (many thanks to my teacher Cristina!).
And Elba itself is a “pearl” in the Mediterranean that needs to be explored!
It really offers everything you love about Italy: countless and so diverse beaches; Hiking and biking trails with incredible views of the sea and nature; small towns by the sea and inland, which are also easily accessible by public transport; and of course historical, cultural and culinary specialties.
All in all the perfect combination for an Italian language trip!

- Ulrike, from Oberneurkirchen, Austria

I did 2 weeks of Italian at ABC Elba last year on the recommendation of Dante Alighieri. The lessons in a group of 5 students were very entertaining and varied. The teacher Cristina attached great importance to the fact that we only speak Italian and that we use the grammar correctly. The lessons were rounded off by excursions on the beautiful island of Elba. Happy about my progress, I booked one-to-one online lesson with Cristina in Florence this year.
Fortunately, ABC Elba also offers one-to-one lessons on Skype. I can recommend this offer to anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge. The teachers are very competent and the lessons very enjoyable.

- Harald from Feldkirch, Austria

Where we are
Porto Azzurro – Island of Elba

The attraction of Elba lies in its varied landscape: 150 km of coast with wide sandy beaches next to steep cliffs and hidden, romantic bays, where crystal-clear water invites you to a variety of water sports, such as sailing, windsurfing, swimming, diving and many more.

The school is located in Porto Azzurro, a small, very typical and charming port town on the island.


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