IH La Spezia

La Spezia, Italy

IH La Spezia was founded in 1980 by Lynden Cronin as “Studio Inglese” and affiliated to the International House World Organisation in 1984. The school in Sarzana was opened in 1991. We have been a member of the Associazione italiana scuole di lingue (AISLi) since 1986.

Our mission is to meet the needs of today's language learners by combining sound pedagogical practice, humanistic principles and modern technology to deliver top-quality language teaching and encourage learner autonomy.

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Life in and around La Spezia

La Spezia is a city in the Liguria region of northern Italy, right in the stunning area of the Cinque Terre.
It is one of the major Italian military and commercial harbours, located between Genoa and Pisa on the Ligurian Sea. Although the city is essentially a naval base, the surrounding coast and countryside are extremely beautiful and has lately developed into a renowned Cruiser port.

The town of Sarzana where our secondary school is based is a charming old market town just 15 km east of La Spezia, on the border with Tuscany. It has a population of about 20,000.

Both towns are well placed strategically for visiting other interesting places, such as Florence, Genoa, Pisa, and Parma and are only one hour from the nearest ski resort.