Learn Italian in Bologna

Buongiorno! Choose your language holiday in Italy’s foodie heartland. It’s the centre of an exceptional food-producing region, where some of Italy’s most famous produce is made, including tortellini, Parma ham, Parmesan, and balsamic vinegar. The city itself is a medieval beauty, housing the world’s oldest university, and attractive colonnaded streets.

Our base is in the peaceful hills south of Bologna, where, as well as learning Italian, you’ll relax and enjoy delicious Italian food and wine in stunning surroundings. When we venture out to Bologna and to Ravenna, you’ll be able to soak up the atmosphere, and test out your Italian in trattorias, food markets, shops, and perhaps a bar or two. Our host will always be on hand, in case you need any help.

No Single Supplement

We never charge a single room supplement.

Small & Friendly Groups

Group sizes are usually between 8 and 10 people.

Dates for 2020

2020 Dates Fully Sold Out

All Inclusive Price

All meals, drinks, restaurants, visits and transfers.

Solo Traveller Friendly

Over 80% of our guests are solo travellers.

You Holiday Price of £1599 Includes:

  • Daily Italian language lessons with an experienced native Italian tutor.
  • Evening Aperitivo sessions.
  • Private, en-suite accommodation
  • Visits to local towns Bologna & Ravenna
  • While exploring local towns, try out your Italian in a real life setting.
  • All meals and wines, including 2 meals at local restaurants.
  • Transport throughout stay in private minibus
  • Group transfers from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi airport.*

* Provided you are able to meet them. Please ask for transfer times.

Learn Italian in Bologna - Itinerary

Day 1 (Saturday)

Our group transfer will pick you up from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport.

Welcome to Bologna! Our Flavours transfer will meet you at Bologna airport and take you to the villa where you can settle in. Dinner this evening is at the villa, prepared by your chef.

Day 2 (Sunday)

Your first Italian lessons and evening Aperitivo Chat session.

After breakfast, you will then have your first Italian lesson, followed by lunch at the villa. In the afternoon, you’re free to relax in the villa before your Aperitivo Chat session and dinner.

Day 3 (Monday)

Enjoy a day of learning Italian and visiting a local vineyard.

After breakfast, enjoy a lesson with your Italian tutor, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit a local winery for a private wine tasting and return to the villa, where dinner will be prepared by the chef.

Day 4 (Tuesday)

Visit Bologna for the day with lunch at our favourite trattoria.

After breakfast, you will spend the day exploring Bologna, sight-seeing or shopping at leisure. Lunch will be at our favourite trattoria in central Bologna. Return to the villa late afternoon for your Aperitivo Chat session and dinner.

Day 5 (Wednesday)

An Italian lesson, time to relax, and your evening Aperitivo Chat.

After breakfast, you will have some time to relax at the villa before your first Italian lesson of the day. Lunch will be at the villa, with time to relax this afternoon before dinner, prepared by your chef.

Day 6 (Thursday)

Visit Ravenna, with the chance to see its famous mosaics and dinner out.

This morning you will have another language lesson, followed by lunch. The afternoon will be spent in the medieval town of Ravenna. You’ll have a chance to explore and do some shopping before dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 7 (Friday)

Enjoy your last day of learning Italian followed by a farewell dinner at the villa.

After breakfast, you will spend today relaxing at the villa and improving your Italian skills with your tutor. Gather for one final Aperitivo Chat session before a special farewell dinner prepared by your chef.

Our group transfer will bring you to the airport.

After breakfast, you’ll have some time to pack before our driver takes you on our group transfer back to Bologna Airport for your flight home. Arrivederci!

* Please note the itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather.

How to Get There?

Direct flights from the UK to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport are from London Gatwick or Manchester, although other regional flights are available. For each of our holidays, we provide a group transfer on arrival and departure to Bologna Airport. Our team in the office are happy to advise you on our group transfer times to help with your travel arrangements – simply contact us »

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If you might be interested in activities other than Learning Italian, you can find out more about the Painting and Cooking activity holidays that we offer in Bologna.

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