Full-immersion courses in Italy

A new concept in full-immersion courses to learn Italian, combining classes, extensive contextualised practice, guided tours, walks and sampling of local produce, always accompanied by your experienced and qualified language teacher.

Language Tours between Lazio and Abruzzo

Experience our unique, fun and effective full-immersion courses in the Cicolano area on the border between Lazio and Abruzzo.

 A language course in Italy with 20 hours of "formal" learning creatively combined with an exciting cultural and sightseeing programme. 

A journey through art, nature, food, wine, and language.

Our highly specialised native teachers will ensure that your learning experience is not limited to the classes but extends to all daily activities.
Our locations are carefully selected to give you an authentic Italian experience. 

For 2023 we chose the borgo of Santa Lucia di Gioverotondo, in the province of Rieti.

21-28 May 2023

The borgo of Santa Lucia`di Gioverotondo is located at the heart of the Cicolano region, between Lazio and Abruzzo, an area peppered with small villages mostly located on high ground. We will discover honey-making artisans, chestnut groves, the routes and hideouts of the infamous briganti, archeological sites and much more.
Walks, visits to historical locations and encounters with the friendly local community will make your learning a unique experience.

Cost: €1040

  • The price includes:

    • The Italian language course, booklet.
    • 7 night accommodation in single room / studio apartment / with family (if desired); breakfast and lunch OR dinner.
    • Transfer from/to Rome Fiumicino Airport to your accommodation on arrival /departure as per calendar dates.
    • Three half-day visits/activities.
    • One full-day tour.

    The price does not include:

    • Flights/transport between your home location and Rome or any other location in Italy.
    • Transfer from/to any other city or on days different from calendar dates or outside specified time.
    • Travel insurance and any other expense not listed above.

  •                                                       Booking: By Friday 3rd March 2023

             Payment can be made in 3 instalments:

    • €350 by Fri 3rd March; €350 by Fri 7th April, €340 by Fri 5th May
    • Cancellation policy:
    • No penalty for cancellations up to 30 days before the start date of the stay.
    • Penalty of 30% between 29 and 15 days before the holiday start date.
    • Penalty of 50% between 15 and 7 days before the start date of the stay.
    • 100% penalty 7 days before the start date of the stay and in case of NO SHOW.

Much more than a language course

a real "full immersion"

A combination of formal and informal learning with meaningful contacts with the local community.

maximum interaction

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All courses are for small groups to facilitate interaction in Italian in a relaxed atmosphere.

not just language

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Cultural, gastronomical and recreational activities experienced entirely through Italian with your teacher .

quality teaching

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Qualified native teachers with years of international experience in language teaching and research .

What our students say about us

"I attended the first course because it offered a learning environment that was immersed in Italian life and included opportunities for learning through involvement in the natural world and physical activity. I returned three more times because the course exceeded my expectation on every level As well as being a positive learning experience, I gained valuable insights into Italian life. The courses provided opportunities to experience activities I love through Italian; nature, walking, climbing, sailing, kayaking, archaeology, history. Staying in small towns, we students became part of the community and I enjoyed a wealth of experiences I would never have had otherwise.  The Tutor gave 150% to ensure we learnt both the language and the Italian way of life while having a truly memorable time, each time. I could not recommend these courses highly enough". Esther-Mary, Ireland

Download our 2022 brochures