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 of Brisighella, within the Regional Park of Romagna called Parco Carnè, where, as well as learning Italian, you’ll relax and enjoy delicious Italian food and wine in stunning surroundings. When we venture out to Faenza 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.
You will be staying in this rustic country house located on the hills of Brisighella, within the Regional Park of Romagna called Parco Carnè. With stunning views of the Apennine foothills, this country house is the best place for relaxation and tranquility. The hills stretch endlessly from the villa, and you can easily stroll on nearby tracks, as well as simply relax with a drink in the large garden, gazing at the limitless view. It’s a peaceful painters’ paradise.
You Holiday Price Includes:
- Daily Italian language lessons with an experienced native Italian tutor.
- Evening Aperitivo sessions.
- Accommodation with private bathroom in our Emilia Romagna villa.
- Visits to local towns Faenza & 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.*
- No single supplement
* Provided you are able to meet them. Please ask for transfer times.
|11 May - 18 May||£1799||Sold Out|
|7 Sep - 14 Sep||£1799||Sold Out|
Learn Italian in Bologna - Itinerary
Day 1 (Saturday) - Our group transfer will pick you up from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport.
Benvenuti! Welcome to Emilia Romagna!
At the villa, you can settle in, meet your chef and teacher and enjoy welcome drinks. The afternoon is yours to relax by the pool or explore the cliff top passages around the villa. 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 have a chat with your Italian tutor to gauge your level of Italian. You will then have your first Italian lesson, followed by lunch at the villa. In the afternoon, you’re free to relax by the pool or wander around the grounds before your second Italian lesson and an Aperitivo Chat session. Dinner tonight is prepared for you at the villa.
Day 3 (Monday) - Visit Faenza for the day with lunch at our favourite trattoria.
After breakfast, you will head to the town of Faenza, the Capital of ceramics known throughout the world and located along the famous Via Emilia, Faenza is one of the most beautiful art towns in Italy. You will enjoy sketching and exploring this fascinating town and then have lunch in a local trattoria. Dinner tonight is at the villa prepared by your chef.
Day 4 (Tuesday) - 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 prepared for you at the villa. This afternoon, you will have some time to relax or maybe go for a walk in the area surrounding the villa, and a chance to further improve your language skills with your tutor. Dinner later in the evening will be prepared by your chef at the villa.
Day 5 (Wednesday) - Visit Ravenna, with the chance to see famous mosaics then a trattoria dinner.
This morning you will have another language lesson, followed by lunch. The afternoon will be spent in the medieval town of Ravenna, known for the colourful mosaics adorning many of its central buildings, like the octagonal Basilica di San Vitale, the 6th-century Basilica di Sant’Apollinare Nuovo and the cross-shaped Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. You’ll have a chance to explore and do some shopping before dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 6 (Thursday) - Visit to beautiful medieval town of Brisighella
After breakfast, you will visit Brisighella, a delightful medieval village, considered one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. You will explore the sights of this little town and practice your language skills followed by lunch at the villa. In the afternoon, you’re free to relax by the pool or wander around the grounds before your second Italian lesson and an Aperitivo Chat session. Dinner tonight is prepared for you at the villa
Day 7 (Friday) - Enjoy your last day of learning Italian followed by a farewell dinner at the villa.
After breakfast, you will have some time to relax at the villa before your first Italian lesson of the day. Lunch will be prepared for you at the villa. This afternoon, you will have your second lesson of the day followed by some time to relax or maybe go for a walk in the area surrounding the villa. Gather for one final Aperitivo Chat session before a special farewell dinner prepared by your chef.
After breakfast, our transfer will collect you and take you back to Bologna Airport for your flight home. Arrivederci!
* Please note the itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather.
No Single Supplement
A room to yourself. We never charge a single room supplement.
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Over 70% of our guests travel solo taking advantage of our no single supplement policy.
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