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A presto,
The IIS Staff


Upcoming events:


Saturday, March17, 2018- 2:00-4:30pm

Giotto di Bondone, known simply as Giotto, was an Italian painter and architect who lived and worked between 1200 and 1300. His original work makes him the first modern artist in history, whose influence lasted for the entire 14th century and whose masterworks have been admired ever since by all. In his paintings Giotto gives volume and emotions to the human figures and perspective to the compositions, overcoming both the hieratic character and the bydimentionality of the Byzantine style.
Drawing on both history and legend, we will explore Giotto’s life and work through the frescoes of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, the frescoes in the Upper Church at Assisi, and the Campanile in Florence.

Pre-registration required!

Italian for Travelers

Saturday, March17, 2018- 1:30-4:30pm

Planning a trip to Italy? This highly entertaining workshop will help you prepare. You will be exposed to situations that you are likely to encounter when traveling–meeting people, ordering in a restaurant, making a reservation, shopping–learning essential Italian words and key phrases so you can get more from your vacation. The class is intended for students with little or no previous exposure to Italian.

Pre-registration required!


Learn Italian With Us!

The Istituto Italiano Scuola (IIS) is an outpost of Italian language and culture in San Francisco. As the only school affiliated with the San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute, our mission is to provide the highest quality Italian language instruction in the Bay Area.  Find the best class for you and Register now.

IIS is conveniently located at 601 Van Ness, near the Opera House and the San Francisco Symphony. We offer four terms per year. Each term lasts 10 weeks. Regular classes and Intensive classes are available.  With over 30 Italian language classes and workshops to choose from, we offer the broadest selection of courses in the Bay Area. Our team of highly qualified instructors are all native Italian speakers who hold degrees from Italian universities. Learn Italian in a fun, culturally rich, and stimulating environment.