Our Italian Teachers

Beatrice Corsini
Beatrice has been teaching Italian language and culture since 1994. She has worked in various language schools and American universities in Florence. Beatrice graduated with a degree in Political Science in 2000 and earned her DITALS diploma from the Università per Stranieri di Siena. In 2003 she obtained the master diploma ITALS, a specialization in the teaching and promotion of Italian language and culture, from the Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia.
Beatrice has been with the British Institute since 2002.


Catia Parrini

Catia graduated in Italian Language and Literature from the Univeristy of Florence and has been teaching Italian at the British Institute of Florence since 1999. Catia obtained her DILIT diploma from International House in Rome, where she also specialised in the use of theatre in language teaching. Having specialised in Italian literature, she loves choosing her didactic materials from Italian fiction, cinema and culture.



Massimo Castagna

After teaching Italian for two years at the University of Lancaster from 1985, Massimo moved to Florence and began teaching Italian language and culture at the British Institute. Massimo graduated from the Università Orientale di Napoli in English Language and Literature after which he obtained a specialisation in teaching Italian language. He earned his DITALS diploma from the Università per Stranieri di Siena and his DILIT diploma from International House in Rome. Massimo’s interests include Italian folklore and, in particular, regional Italian folkloristic dance.


Susanna Mollica

Susanna studied Modern Literature at the University of Florence with a focus on the language, culture and history of theatre. After graduating, she completed her training in Rome where she earned her DILIT diploma at the International House.

Susanna has worked with various American, English and European universities. She has been teaching at the British Institute since 2000 and from 2003 to 2009 had the role of Senior Teacher and Italian Department Coordinator.