Alghero Old Town

Learn Italian
and discover Sardinia

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A caffé in Alghero learn Italian

Learn Italian through a balance of study and leisure

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Surfing in Alghero, sports in Sardinia

Exercise your body,
not just your mind

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Sardinia has space, countryside and sea.

Sardinia has space
for the soul to roam

Settle in Sardinia
I travelled across the sea to a land of ancient civilizations, and I felt its hidden magic unfold around me.

Italian Language and Culture Courses

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Pintadera Italian language school classroom lesson

Learning with Pintadera is inspiring

English may be the language everyone needs to know, but Italian is the language people want to learn.

Our teachers are energetic university graduates, chosen for their teaching ability as well as their engaging personality. At Pintadera we guarantee a harmonious experience that will appeal to all the senses allowing for a creative approach to learning. You will learn to understand and speak Italian and also to eat, drink and breathe the language. Our objective is to provide Italian language teaching in a pleasant and stimulating context through a balanced combination of study and leisure.


Lingua group course

The heart of Pintadera’s Italian program is the Lingua group language course with maximum 8 students per class.  More
AllegraMente Italian language course at Pintadera takes language out of the classroom and onto the streets of Alghero

AllegraMente holiday course

This dynamic course is for holidaymakers who crave a deeper understanding of Alghero while acquiring an introduction to the Italian language.  More

CILS preparation course

Centro Mediterrraneo Pintadera is officially authorized by the University of Siena as an exam center for the CILS certificate and we offer an effective preparation package.  More

Teen summer camp

Pintadera’s program distinguishes itself from others of its kind because our students stay with carefully chosen local families with kids the same age.  More

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Alghero old town

Centro Mediterraneo Pintadera

The Centro Mediterraneo Pintadera is a small Italian language school founded in 2004 and located in a quiet picturesque alley in the old town of Alghero in Sardinia. The school is run by two women, one from Alghero and the other, a native of Berlin with a diverse international background.

Every course, be it language or culturally-orientated, involves organized activities exploring the Sardinian way of life including discovering at first hand local customs, traditions, food and wine.

Guided by our warm and welcoming staff, highly qualified in all areas of educational instruction, you will explore Sardinia's arts and culture while learning the Italian language.

Whichever course you may choose to join, you will become part of our "Pintadera" community and, above all, we respond to our students' feedback and requirements.


Bastioni Marco Polo Alghero old town


Alghero, considered by many to be the most fascinating town on the island, is situated on the northwest “Coral Coast” of Sardinia. The town was founded by the Genoese Doria family during the first half of the 12th century.  More


Sardinia is an island of extraordinary beauty. It lies in the heart of the Mediterranean off the west coast of mainland Italy and white sandy beaches adorn its 1,800 km coastline. The interior of the island features vast stretches of uncontaminated nature.  More
Rete EcoTurismo Sardegna

Rete Ecoturismo Sardegna

Pintadera is proud to be a member of the Rete Ecoturismo Sardegna, a network of responsible tourism providers scattered across the entire island. Together we will offer our students a closer glimpse of what Sardinia is all about with fascinating new itineraries  More


Italian schools for foreigners in Italy are an important resource for the country, not only for the promotion of the language but also culture, tourism, business and the “Italian brand” around the world. Pintadera is a founding member of the LICET Schools (Lingua Italiana, Cultura e Turismo) Association.  More


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St. Paul’s School of London

The Italian department at St Paul’s School, London has been organising Italian homestay study trips with Pintadera since 2005 for our GCSE Italian students. In my opinion it is quite simply the best school languages trip our school offers – each year the trip is oversubscribed. What makes the Pintadera experience unique for the boys and teachers?


Ingo Kober (Germany)

Grammatik, um die – gegenteiligen Versicherungen mancher Veranstalter zum Trotz – kein Lernwilliger herumkommt, wird nie zur öden Paukerei, sondern lebt von anschaulichen Beispielen und lebensnahen Texten, wie Auszügen aus Zeitungen oder Literatur. Dabei kommt der Humor nicht zu kurz. Das gilt vor allem für den Konversationsteil des Unterrichts. Selten habe ich beim Lernen so viel gelacht und beim Lachen so viel gelernt.


Anita (Austria)

Mi sono innamorata di Alghero dal primo momento. Una piccola e bellissima città sul mare, dove posso guardare il tramonto quasi ogni sera. Pintadera, la piccola scuola per studiare l’italiano, mi ha regalato un’atmosfera aperta e amicizia. Grazie a Roberta, la mia insegnante bravissima e gentilissima, posso parlare con tutti di tutto dopo un breve tempo.