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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in Italy

For anyone planning a move to Italy, we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to City and the surround area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Italy, the country's famous cities and towns include Rome, Milan, Naples, Bologna and Florence.

City has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, beautiful nearby countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from country mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Home to many of the world's greatest works of art, architecture and gastronomy, Italy elates, inspires and moves like no other" Lonely Planet

Italy, located in southern Europe, sticks out largely on its own in the Mediterranean sea. It borders France to the west, Switzerland to the north-west, Austria to the north east, and Slovenia to the west. The islands of Sardinia and Corsica are in the Tyrrhenian Sea just to the west, with Sicicily, Malta and Gozo to the south.

Italy is certainly a country of romance, with many famous authors, artists and musicians drawing inspiration from this beautiful country. In fact, 13 out of Shakespeare’s 38 plays were set in Italy.

For more fun facts, scroll down to our Italy feature page!




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Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Italy?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Italy (or you already live in Italy but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Italy there is a big choice of high quality Italian schools, with a number of Italy’s highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in Europe.

The private education sector in and around Italy features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Italy (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Italy and  and in the Italian towns and cities of Rome, Milan, Naples, Bologna and Florence by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore isbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around Germany and worldwide.



Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges in Italy

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Italy providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In Italy

The most popular suburbs in Italy and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Val D’Aosta

Aosta (34,400), Sarre (4,900), Châtillon (4,700)

>  Piemonte

Turin (890,500), Novara (104,400), Alessandria (93,940)

>  Lombardia

Milan (1,300,800), Brescia (196,400), Monza (122,600)

>  Veneto

Venice (263,300), Verona (259,700), Padova (210,400)

>  Trentino Alto Adige

Carpi (71,000), Mandello del Lario (10,300), Bosa (7,900), Varese Ligure (2,000)

>  Friuli Venezia Giulia

Trieste (204,400), Udine (99,100), Pordenone (51,200), Gorizia (34,800)

>  Emilia Romagna

Bologna (386,663), Parma (192,836), Modena (184,973)

>  Liguria

Genoa (586,600), La Spezia (93,900), Savona (61,300)

>  Tuscany

Florence (380,000), Lucca (82,000), Pisa (88,000), Siena (54,000)

>  Marche

Ancona (98,600), Pesaro (95,700), Fano (59,000), San benedetto del Tronto (47,000)

>  Abruzzo

Pescara (119,400), L’Aquila (69,500), Montesilvano (53,100), Teramo (51,800)

>  Umbria

Perugia (163,500), Terni (107,300), Foligno (55,500), Città di Castello (38,400)

>  Lazio

Rome (2,361,600), Latina (127,200), Guidonia Montecelio (88.200), Fiumicino (80,600)

>  Campania

Naples (914,700), Salerno (128,100), Giugliano in Campania (), Torre del Greco (80,800)

>  Molise

Campobasso (47,300), Termoli (32,300), Isernia (20,700), Venafro (10,900)

>  Puglia

Bari (320,000), Taranto (195,000), Foggia (153,000)

>  Basilicata

Potenza (64,700), Matera (59,900), Policoro (17,700), Melfi (17,100)

>  Calabria

Reggio di Calabria (171,800), Cantanzaro (85,500), Corigliano-Rossano (73,900), Lamezia Terme (67,100)

>  Sicily

Palmermo (630,800), Catania (298,200), Messina (200,000), Siracusa (116,400)

>  ardinia

Cagliari (148,800), Sassari (121,600), Quartu Sant’Elena (68,430), Olbia (60,300)




Italy is a very popular place to live and many people move to Italy each year, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Italy are seeking a more peaceful lifestyle, deciding to relocate to Italy for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in Italy.

Ten Things To Know About Italy

> FACT 1:  Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country in the world. With 55 different locations to visit, from Pompeii to Rome to the Amalfi Coast, moving here will give you unparalleled opportunities to marvel at breathtaking views and buildings.

> FACT 2:  One of the first things that springs to mind when thinking about Italy is the fantastic food. Pizza is of course a family favourite, with the dish first being made in Naples as early as 10AD - not sure they put pineapple on it back then though…!

> FACT 3:  The lakes in Italy are one of the country’s most adored features. With over 1500 located throughout the country, it’s easy to bypass the super touristy icons such as Lake Como or Lake Garda and find a small spot nestled somewhere slightly more tranquil.

> FACT 4:  The story of Pinocchio was first published in an Italian newspaper! Carlo Collodi published the famous tale in 1880 in Gionale per i Bambini.

> FACT 5:  Italy is the fifth most visited country in the world! We can all see why of course, however the grand total of 65 million people per year is still impressive.

> FACT 6:  Italy produces 54,800 hectolitres of wine per year, making it the world's largest wine producer! Perhaps take a tour around the Tuscan vineyards and sample a couple just to be sure it’s good enough to export…!

> FACT 7:  The Sistine Chapel, completed by Michelangelo in 1512, welcomes over 20,000 visitors per day!

> FACT 8:  The Vatican City in Rome is the world’s smallest country! It covers only 1000 acres but became it’s own sovereign nation in 1929.

> FACT 9:  Italian espresso is unmatched. Due to this factor over 20,000 Italians work as baristas with each Italian family consuming around 37 kg of coffee per year!

> FACT 10:  There are 2 active volcanoes in Italy! Mount Etna and Stromboli create fairly regular plumes of steam but don't worry - Vesuvius has been dormant since 1944. If you’re keen to check out the other two however, you can trek to Etna’s summit and catch a glimpse of the magna inside.

Where To Live In Italy

Italy offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central city living to rural, country or coastal lifestyles, Italy and the surrounding area is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods, friendly residential communities and countryside.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Rome Italy, Abruzzo Italy, Tuscany Italy, Sardinia Italy, Bologna Italy, Bolzano Italy, Florence Italy, Olbia Italy, Stresa Italy, Siena Italy, Milan Italy, Naples Italy, Lazio Italy, Turin Italy, Trento Italy, Genoa Italy, Pisa Italy, Positano Italy, Amalfi Italy, Brescia Italy, Padua Italy, Aosta Italy, Avellino Italy, Oristano Italy, Pescara Italy

Commuting around Italy by Rail or Road

Relocating to Italy is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to and from Rome, Naples, Florence and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

>  Rome To Florence:  Rome is about 270 km by road from Florence via the A1/E35 and driving to the centre of Rome from Florence normally takes under 3 hours 15 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Rome from Florence, with trains taking from 1 hour 40 minutes.

>  Florence To Milan:  Florence is about 300 km by road from Milan via the A1 and driving to the centre of Milan from Florence normally takes under 4 hours. There is a very regular train service to Milan from Florence, with trains taking around 2 hours 10 minutes.

>  Rome To Naples:  Naples is about 225 km by road from Rome via the A1/E45 and driving to the centre of Naples from Rome normally takes under 2 hours 30 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Naples from Rome, with trains taking from 1 hour 20 minutes.



Major International Airports in Italy

Key international and well connected airports in Italy include Rome Airport Fiumicino (FCO), Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), Bergamo Airport (BGY), Naples Airport (NAP), Catania Airport (CTA), Bologna Airport (BLQ), Palermo Airport (PMO) and Pisa Airport (PSA)




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