If you're interested in learning on how to speak Italian, there are so many options available to us. If you're the type of person that prefers to learn it privately without group or school settings, then I suggest you hit your local library and ask the librarian for Italian language DVDs, audio and books. I actually came across a bunch of it the other day in my library. I was going to take a book out just to brush up on my grammar.
Another option--there are tons of local meeting groups that get together once a month to talk about Italy and just learn the basics on language. This is sponsored by Meetup.com -- I'm also a fan of checking in with my local colleges and universities, where they offer continuing adult education at night. Its inexpensive and usually runs about a couple of weeks or half of semester. My personal opinion, you never really truly understand the language until you actually are in conversation, so maybe going to a language class is best where you can interact. Good Luck!