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Italian Language Courses on Holiday

Updated on November 11, 2012

Italian Lessons

Italian Language skills can be learnt and practiced as part of a vacation and is an excellent way in which to quickly and simply develop your Italian.

If you imagined that a language holiday would involve spending a lot of time in a dark, dank classroom hacking and gagging as you practiced your Italian Language courses you would be wrong. Italian courses are arranged to include a whole fortnight of events and activities that complement your learning and allow you to go out into the real world and practice with native Italians what you have learnt.

Italian Language Lessons

The Italian lessons run from the picturesque Umbrian market town of Citta di Castello in the north of the province and situated on the Tuscan border provide the perfect learning environment. This is a land of saints, artists and green hills, a natural environment rich in cultural heritage, brimming with wholesome homemade food and the producers of some of Italy’s most tasty wines. Qualified English speaking native Italian teachers and English-speaking ex-pats combine to produce a wonderfully educational and entertaining language course and a memorable holiday.

A language holiday wouldn’t be the same without the lessons but these are friendly relaxed events organised after breakfast and as an introduction to the day’s activities. The lessons will give learners of all levels the vocabulary and grammar necessary to interact with your hosts, guides and people you may meet along the way. They are designed to give you the confidence and opportunity to actively use your newly found skills and practice speaking Italian.

Practice Speaking Italian

Once the lessons are finished you will travel out into the field,  as adventurers in a new landscape and with visits to local museums and art galleries you will learn the history and influences of the Upper Tiber Valley. There are gastronomic tours around cheese factories, vineyards and truffle farms and you can explore the countryside on a Vespa scooter tours and a gentle bicycle ride along the River Tiber. Art classes and visits with local artists are also arranged, where you can learn about the famous painters of the area, see their works and have a lesson in drawing as well.

Lunch and teatime provide an excellent opportunities to practice your new Italian vocabulary, ordering food, tasting wine and eating scrumptious cakes. These are completed with entertainment from magicians, to live music or singing and dancing. During all these activities the emphasis is always on learning Italian and having the chance to practice using the language in a fun and relaxed environment. If you are learning Italian a fortnight fully immersed in the language, culture, history and cuisine will bring your conversational skills on in leaps and bounds. Umbria with its peaceful, rural location and its proximity for tours to Rome and Florence makes for a splendid learning environment.


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    • knell63 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Umbria, Italy

      Si carina, la lingua di amore. Grazie per visitando.

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      Nancy's Niche 

      8 years ago

      Ahhhh, Italian the language of love!

    • knell63 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Umbria, Italy

      Its a great way to learn a language Paradise, we recently had a group of 60 - 70 year old Australians over, and they loved it, especially the scooter rides. We find that when you have a group interested in learning the language it opens doors at are normally closed and you see some fabulous sights too.

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      8 years ago from Upstate New York

      Sounds wonderful! What a great way to learn a new language!

    • knell63 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Umbria, Italy

      Boun viaggo, A great site loria is they send daily updates and watching a little mad Italian TV on is great for listening to the natural rhythmes of speech. Hope you have a great time, the weather is picking up so it should be fun.

      Cheers HelloHello, I am glad you enjoyed it.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for a great hub.

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      8 years ago

      I leave for Venice, Italy in 23 days and I downloaded free podcasts onto my iPod from iTunes. I need to practice.


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