LIT is a school which offers italian classes to foreigners, specializing in online teaching and teacher training for online teaching.

LIT is a virtual meeting place to study and promote sharing experiences around the common theme of the Italian language. 

We are based in Rome, in Italy, but we teach and share Italian language and culture throughout the world. We believe in the power of the web to reach everyone, and we empower our teachers to use their computers and web tools to their maximum capacity.

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Francesca Romana Patrizi

Ciao! I’m Francesca, the founder and director of L’IT School, and I’ve been teaching Italian as a foreign language for around 20 years.

After graduating with a degree in Foreign Languages and Literature (in Japanese and English), I moved to Osaka, in Japan, to teach Italian by video-conference. It was in Osaka that I discovered my passion for this job and I decided that I would continue to teach in Italy.

After returning to Italy, I completed a training course for teaching Italian as a foreign language at the DiLit International House, and I received the DITALS II Certificate at the Università per Stranieri di Siena. I continued studying and training, and for 15 years I worked in Rome and online as a teacher, coordinator and Director of Studies, working with students from all over the world.

LIT  School is the product of my many years of teaching experience. Through online teaching, it aims to connect virtually with anyone in any part of the world who is interested in learning the Italian language. This is my ultimate goal!


Maria Cozza

Ciao, I am Maria, co-founder of LIT School.

I am a Business Development Manager, I have a degree in Business Administration and I worked in the past for small and large companies in different fields.

Language courses, translations and communications are where my strong points really shine through. I have gained this certainty through the challenges I had the chance to take up and thanks to the passion I have for sharing knowledge and experiences.

LIT School is where I can express myself both personally and professionally, contributing to spreading Italian language and culture, helping students and teachers grow and promoting an engaging and stimulating environment.

I am also a mentor: I support other professionals in building their career path.

I have a weekly newsletter, called 40 circa circa, where I don't usually talk about work.


Michele D'Eboli

I introduce myself: my name is Michele and I am a tour guide in Rome.
I have a degree in Art history, I wrote a thesis on the perception of art for blind people and it is 14 years that I lead tactile tours for blind people for a voluntary association.
It is more that 10 years that I work in touristic field and I love telling stories about my beloved city, Rome, where I chose to live.
I love travelling and meeting stories of people living in the places I visit. I practice Ashtanga Yoga, free diving, I am a 5rithms dancer and I enjoy meditation. I love cooking and I am interested in conscious eating. I am a gentle vegan.
I am passionate about communicating with people.
Here at LIT I organize virtual tours about art and about what I meet and love in Rome and outside Rome. I am also on Instagram and on Facebook.