Come live in Italian in Italy with us, you will live in an elegant hotel (Hotel Vannucci) with us in a sophisticated yet off-the-beaten-path small Italian city. You will be guided to communicate in Italian with locals.
Immersion will allow you to quickly improve your Italian, we have orchestrated interactive experiences for the entire week with local Italians. You will have local excursions, guided activities in town, and Italian class every day. We eat (or make!) dinner together, in italiano naturalmente, from 8:00-10:00 every night.
For Beginners, you will have Italian class every day and you will be encouraged to use some Italian on our delightful excursions. For Intermediate-level participants (defined as the equivalent of one year of college Italian), we customize the language levels even more. We will personalize your excursions and work toward your specific, personal goals. Our expert team will make using Italian fun and rewarding. For intermediate-level only, we challenge you to speak only Italian all week.
Two Italian teachers/guides are present every day, and every week has a maximum of eight students. You will accumulate over 50 (fifty) hours of high-quality interaction in Italian throughout the week; you will do this across all modalities: speaking, listening, reading, writing.
The accommodations and meals are carefully selected for our clientele. All lodging and meals are included in the experience, and wine is also included. Un po’ di vino will help enhance your knowledge of Italian culture.
Based upon your preferences, daily excursion may be:
"After more than 30 trips to Italy, this was by far my best experience."
“The town is small, intimate, beautiful, and it has a fascinating street life.”
“The hotel was small enough that it felt like we were all living in a lovely house together.”
“Our trip leader seemed to be a close friend of every proprietor in town, his gregariousness made our interaction with locals even more comfortable.”
“The trip was an immense success, an authentic cultural and linguistic experience.”
"If I were to rate this course/trip on a scale of 1-10, I would give it a 10+"
“They made us feel like family, I felt very safe at all times.”
Breakfast served in hotel; hotel staff instructed to only serve you in Italian. Options for private walking/biking tours available. Our expert Italian teachers are there to chat if you want.
Every excursion is task-based. Our morning lesson will prepare you for some of the language you may require on your excursion.
All excursions take place in the surrounding Umbrian or Tuscan countryside.
Pranzo, tutto in Italiano. On most days, we will lunch by the site of our excursion.
Italian lesson back in our hotel’s private study. All students will report their task in Italian. Teachers will provide grammar and vocabulary lessons after every student presents. The afternoon lesson will also function as a wrap-up for all questions from the day’s excursions and on-site lunch.
Our expert Italian teachers are available for un gelato or to accompany you to fare shopping if you want to stroll and chat with them.
On most nights, we will have dinner together at a local trattoria. There will be one evening of fine dining.