Learn Italian in Puglia

Buongiorno! Choose your language holiday in Puglia, a sunny coastal region in south-east of the country nicknamed “the heel of Italy”. We base ourselves in the Salento area in the heart of southern Puglia. You can immerse yourself in the local culture with visits to Otranto, where you can visit a beautiful Baroque cathedral with a mosaic floor to rival Ravenna, and the city of Lecce, which has more than 40 churches and a noble palazzo built in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Villa Accommodation

The amazing Palazzo Cuore, a former Palace, is situated in the historical centre of the town of Maglie and was previously owned by three generations of strong Italian noblewomen. The Palazzo dominates the square, and it’s surrounded by Renaissance and Baroque architecture, shops and cafe so where better to practice your language skills. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, the bright and quiet common areas, walls made with typical stones from Lecce, the rooms with their colour and personality and the furniture representing the authentic local style.

For more villa information please email our team.

Your Holiday Price Includes:

  • Private, en-suite accommodation.
  • Experienced Italian language teacher throughout your stay.
  • Daily Italian language lessons.
  • Visits to local towns.
  • Private wine tasting at a local winery.
  • 2 meals at local restaurants.
  • All meals and local wine.
  • Your own Flavours chef preparing meals for you.
  • Transport throughout in private minibus
  • Complimentary group transfer from the airport to the villa*
  • No single supplement

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

Dates for 2024

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DatePriceAvailability  
1 Jun - 8 Jun£1799Last Room Ask a question »
15 Jun - 22 Jun£1799Only 2 Rooms Left Ask a question »
7 Sep - 14 Sep£1799Only 2 Rooms Left Ask a question »
14 Sep - 21 Sep£1799Only 2 Rooms Left Ask a question »
5 Oct - 12 Oct£1799Available Ask a question »

Dates for 2025

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10 May - 17 May£1799Available Ask a question »
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31 May - 7 Jun£1799Available Ask a question »
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Learn Italian in Puglia- Itinerary


Day 1 - Our group transfer will pick you up from the airport.

Benvenuti! Welcome to Puglia! Upon arrival at Brindisi Airport, you will find our Flavours driver waiting for the group with a sign that says ‘Flavours’. Once the group is all together, you will be taken to the Palazzo where you can settle in, meet your chef and Tutor and enjoy welcome drinks. In the afternoon, explore the charming town of Maglie and say ciao to the people you will meet. Dinner this evening is at the Palazzo, prepared by your chef.

Serving Prosecco

Day 2 - You will have your first day of learning Italian and visit Otranto.

After breakfast, you will have your first language lesson with your tutor. Lunch will be at the Palazzo and later in the afternoon, you will visit Otranto, situated by the sea, with the chance to visit the famous Cathedral with its beautiful medieval floor mosaic. Dinner this evening will be in a local pizzeria.

Puglia

Day 3 - Italian lesson and trip to local winery.

Following breakfast this morning, enjoy your second language lesson, followed by lunch. In the late afternoon, we’ll head to a local winery for a private wine tasting. Return to the villa for dinner this evening, prepared by your chef.

Winery Visit

Day 4 - After your Italian language lesson, spend the afternoon relaxing.

After breakfast, enjoy another language lesson and lunch at the Palazzo. This afternoon is free to relax in the villa and walk around the village to practice your Italian vocabulary. You could also pop in the coffee bars to enjoy an Espresso, buy a local newspaper and have a chat with the people you will meet along the streets and at the coffee bar. Dinner tonight is prepared by your chef.

Indoor Italian Language Lessons with Guests

Day 5 - Explore Maglie.

After breakfast, enjoy another language lesson and lunch at the Palazzo. This afternoon is free to relax in the villa and walk around the village to practice your Italian vocabulary. You could also pop in the coffee bars to enjoy an Espresso, buy a local newspaper and have a chat with the people you will meet along the streets and at the coffee bar. Dinner tonight will be in a local trattoria.

Holidays in Puglia

Day 6 - Spend the day exploring Lecce.

You’ll be leaving after breakfast today for a day of sight-seeing, firstly to Lecce to enjoy a walking tour around the “Florence of the South”. This undiscovered gem hides a wealth of beautiful architecture – it’s even known as the Pearl of the Baroque. You’ll have time for some sightseeing (don’t miss the Roman Amphitheatre or the Basilica di Santa Croce), and some shopping before lunch at a local trattoria. Return to the Palazzo for dinner

Gallipoli Puglia

Day 7 - Make the most of your last day of Italian lessons and farewell dinner.

Following breakfast, you’ll have your final language lesson, followed by lunch. Enjoy your last afternoon relaxing at the Palazzo or wander round the shops in Maglie. This evening, a special farewell dinner will be prepared for you at the Palazzo.

Holiday Guests Having Food and Chatting

Day 8 -

After breakfast, our transfer will collect you and take you back to Brindisi Airport for your flight home. Arrivederci!


No Single Supplement

A room to yourself. We never charge a single room supplement.

Solo Traveller Friendly

Over 70% of our guests travel solo taking advantage of our no single supplement policy.

Travel Information

We understand that you would prefer to fly directly from your local airport. Please see our transfer times below to help with your travel plans:

Saturday Arrivals

  • On the first day of your holiday, your transfer driver will meet you in the arrivals hall of Brindisi Salento Airport at 10:30 am. (For June and September 2024 the pickup time at Brindisi Salento airport will be 12.30 pm)
  • On the final day of your holiday, you will be collected and taken back in time for flights departing from Brindisi Salento Airport between 10 am and 11 am. 

** Please note for Ryan Air Flights from October 5th 2024 onwards that the pickups and drop offs will be based on the flights detailed below  **

To: 17:10 STN – 21:00 BDS

From: 21:25 BDS – 23:25 STN

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Sunday Arrivals

  • On the first day of your holiday, your transfer driver will meet you in the arrivals hall of Brindisi Salento Airport at 1 pm.
  • On the final day of your holiday, you will be collected and taken back in time for flights departing from Brindisi Salento Airport between 1 pm and 2 pm. 

 

Brindisi Salento Airport Map

Please note: transfer times are subject to change so please get in touch before booking your flight to ensure the timings work with the complimentary group transfer between Brindisi Salento Airport and your villa.

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