History and clients


Our history and our clients

Italiaidea opened its doors in Rome in 1984 with just three teachers. Today we are a school with more than 20 people and teach around 1,500 students every year from all over the world.

history of Italiaidea

school's historyThroughout its history Italiaidea has constantly worked to ensure the highest quality of service. In 1985 we began to teach and organize courses of Italian study for the Rhode Island School of Design (R.I.S.D.). In 1986 we were asked to begin work with Cornell University; in 1995 British Airways. Since then our list of clients has grown to include institutions such as Dartmouth College, the Embassies of the United States, France, Spain, Germany and Israel, and religious institutions such as North American College.

In 2003 we expanded and moved to our current location just two minutes away from Piazza di Spagna at Via dei Due Macelli, 47. Here we received official recognition from the Ministry of Italian Instruction (Ministero dell’istruzione italiano) as an official language and cultural center.

Finally, on April 2014 we moved our main school to Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 184, in a wonderful ancient palace behinf Piazza della Cancelleria, just a minute from Campo dei Fiori and Piazza Navona.

List of client institutions

Accademia d’Egitto
Accademia di Spagna
American Academy in Rome
British School
*Catholic University of America
*Central Michigan University
Church of Scotland
*Converse College
*Cornell University
*Dartmouth College
Dayton University
*De Paul University
Iowa State University
*Loyola College
*Michigan State University
Missionari Oblati di Maria Imm.
North American College
*Ohio State University
*Ohio Dominican University
Ohio University
Ordine Suore di Santa Brigida
*Pennsylvania State University
Pitzer College
Pontificio Collegio Lituano
*Rensselaer polytechnic institute
*Rhode island School of Design
*Seton Hall University
Temple University
University of Colorado
*University of Chicago
*University of Illinois
University of Miami
University of Michigan
*University of Notre Dame
*University of Oregon
*University of Pittsburgh
*University of St. Thomas
*University of Washington
Venerable English College
Yale University
British Airways
Bristol Myers
British American Tobacco
Mercedes Benz
Embassy of Algerie
Embassy of Angola
Embassy of Canada
Embassy of Egypt
Embassy of France
Embassy of Germany
Embassy of Israel
Embassy of Mexico
Embassy of Spain
Embassy of South Africa
Embassy of USA
New York Times
Nortel Networks
Procter and Gamble
Singapore Airlines
Warner Bros
Bloomberg Channel
Collegio Beda
Fox Channel
Pontifical Irish College
Yemen Airways
University of Chicago
University of Notre Dame
University of Southern California
Tulane University
*Assumption College
St.John’s University
Bibliotheca Hertziana


* Academic credits for Italiaidea courses have been granted by these Institutions