the school

The school is situated in a historical building – Palazzo Lippomano – near the Duomo in Padova, in the heart of the city.  It can be easily reached on foot or by the public transport (bus and tram) running from the train station, which is only a twenty-minute walk from our school.  The central position is enhanced by the quietness of the building itself, which has a large internal courtyard of great historical and artistic value, creating the perfect context for learning Italian.

The Oltre Lingua School of Italian for Foreign Speakerswas founded in 2017 in Padova, a lively university town steeped in history, just as its neighbours, Venezia and Verona.

The spirit of our school is defined by the constant research into innovative language teaching methodology, able to draw together the principles of traditional teaching with the potential offered by new technology and contemporary communication channels. 


We work on the basis that for learning to be effective it must be through a full immersion in the language and its social, cultural and relational context.  With this in mind, we offer different types of courses that can be easily adapted to the needs of the students, playing close attention to the human and environmental aspects that play a major role in the success of the student’s study period in Padova.

about us

alessandro facen

Founder, director and Italian teacher


Japanese teacher and artist


Spanish and English teacher

maria grazia

Art and events manager


Italian teacher


Japanese teacher and artist


French and German Teacher

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|  Via Dietro Duomo 16, 35139 Padova - Italia

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|  P. IVA 05059050285

|  Padua, Veneto - Italy