Italian Language Homestay Vacations. Great way to improve your Italian language skills!If you would like to make a reservation, click on form link above and indicate your first, second & third choices for an Italian Language Homestay along with dates and language level. Melissa will respond as soon as she receives the form. If for some reason you don’t hear back immediately, please send a follow up email to Homestay@studentessamatta.com
A Homestay Italian Language Vacation offers you the chance to immerse in Italy’s language and culture in a comfortable family environment. I am pleased to offer readers of the Studentessa Matta Blog several choices for Italian Homestay Language Vacations
Nothing is more effective for learning a foreign language than to live in close contact with a tutor who is specialized in teaching their native language in the country where this language is spoken! Spending an entire day in a family context, combining a few hours of “traditional” teaching to the many stimuli that daily life offers (TV, dining, walking) is the most natural and less stressful way to make progress in learning a language.
A Homestay program is a unique and unforgettable experience! The advantages of living a Homestay Experience are:
– You will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere that comes from living with an Italian family
– You will practice Italian in an intensive way
– You will receive advice from the family and develop a personal relationship with your teacher and her family and be treated as a member of the family
– You will have the opportunity to taste typical Italian dishes prepared at home
– Opportunity to practice your Italian with native people
– You can closely observe the culture the habits and customs of the Italians
Rosaria is an experienced Italian teacher who opens her doors to Italian language students in Sicilia. A Homestay with Rosaria will allow visitors the opportunity to learn more about southern Italy while improving Italian language skills. Sicilia is an island of extraordinary beauty that historically enjoys a rich mix of people and cultures. Students are welcome to accompany Rosaria around town, visiting local shops, taking coffee at the bar, visiting wineries, taking walks, visiting Palermo or Trapani, and meeting locals and participating in daily Italian family life. Rosaria is also more than happy to take you on day trips to learn more about Sicilia. During your Homestay with Rosaria in Sicilia, you will live in a beautifully appointed private suite, complete with private bathroom, above the family’s main apartment. To learn more click here.
Nadia Homestay in Pavia or Stresa on Lago Maggiore with Nadia. I am happy to present you with a Homestay Italian Language vacation in Italy. This Homestay is located in two locations: Pavia and Stresa on Lago Maggiore. You will be the guest of Nadia Verzotti and you will stay in either her permanent residence in Pavia or her vacation apartment in Stresa. Join this fascinating lady and learn Italian while immersing in Italian culture, in the northern Italia, very close to Milano!Pavia and Stresa are two small cities very close to Milano. Both cities, although lesser known are rich in art, culture and are very scenic. You will benefit from the relaxed atmosphere as there are fewer tourists who frequent these two towns. You can chose to stay in one place or in both. A stay with Nadia for more than one week will allow you to familiarize yourself with the the unique beauty of northern Italy, living between the city, country, lake and mountains. To learn more click here.
Antonella & Francesco Homestay on the Amalfi Coast near Pompeii. Both Antonella and Francesco have experience in teaching Italian, in Italy and abroad in New York and are avid travelers and love to meet people from diverse cultures. They both firmly believe that the best way to improve and learn a language is to immerse completely amongst people who speak it. In this way you will succeed in understanding all the nuances. Exactly for these reasons they feel that it is essential to go beyond grammar lessons and experience the excursions to Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano and Naples have fund dinners with friends, shop at the market, have cooking lessons and enjoy the small precious moments of daily life. You will stay in their apartment in Torre Annunziata located at the foot of Mount Vesuvius and only a 5 minute drive to Pompeii. To learn more click here.
Elena Arezio Homestay in Bergamo or Lake Como gives you the opportunity to follow tailor-made courses which address your individual and specific needs. With Elena you have two options to stay at her home in Bergamo or Como. Elena’s house in Bergamo is situated between Città Alta and Città Bassa, within walking distance of the sights in Città Alta. The house has four storeys including a large and cosy attic guest bedroom. Facilities include a private bathroom, TV and Wi-Fi and a nice garden. Elena’s lake house in Como is situated on the shore of Lake Como, directly on the lake with a nice terrace to rest in the sun; you will have your private bedroom and bathroom. To learn more click here.
Giovanni Piccolo and Benedetta Bronzini Homestay in Florence offers you the chance to live a 100% Italian experience right in the heart of Florence. Giovanni and Benedetta and their two sweet cats will welcome you in their home, right in Piazza S. Croce, one of the most beautiful and historical squares of the medieval city center, located near Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi Museum and the Ponte Vecchio. The Church of Santa Croce, which dominates the square, is also known as “the temple of the Italian glories”, in effect this beautiful Franciscan Basilica is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, like Galileo Galilei, Michelangelo Buonarroti and Lorenzo Ghiberti. To learn more click here.
Virginia Villani Homestay in the Maremma – in Southern Tuscany is very genuine slice of Italy, that stretches between the provinces of Livorno and Grosseto. Maremma is unique because of the variety of its territory: blue sea, long beaches, black rock, hills covered with woods, marshes and flat lands, green hills and natural thermal baths. It also features picturesque villages with ancient and traditional architecture, with captivating history to match. A Homestay with Virginia in the Maremma is a unique opportunity to stay in an idyllic area of Italy which is not overrun with mass tourism. From coastal fishing villages, natural seaside oases and beautiful beaches to rolling hills and alluring landscapes, la Maremma will captivate you and you will relax completely. Living in the country in the southern Tuscany with Virginia, students will experience all these beautiful places as a local. To learn more click here.
Alessandra Mallozzi Language & Wine Week in Todi in Umbria Discover Umbria, language, art AND wine with Alessandra! Thanks to her experience as Italian Language teacher and food & wine guide, Alessandra offers a new amazing Italian full-immersion course. It is a very special one-to-one language course, totally “made to measure” and enjoy additional activities and excursions, such as wine and food tasting, e with Alessandra as your guide. You will live independently in an apartment in the historic city center of Todi and Alessandra will visit you every morning to teach you Italian and then in the afternoons you will explore “the green heart of Italia” – better known as Umbria! To learn more click here.
Lucia De Zuani Homestay in Borgomanero, near Lago Maggiore in northwest Italy offers you the chance to live and study Italian in the home of Lucia in Borgomanero. Lucia is a friendly person who loves teaching her own language and taking foreign visitors sight seeing. She has many interests, and can offer her students a wide range of possibilities to learn Italian. Borgomanero is a small town of about 20,000 people, but it offers a variety of amenities. There are shopping facilities and coffee bars in which visitors can enjoy the Italian lifestyle. Lucia’s home is a ten minutes’ walk from the centre of the town and is situated on a peaceful street. The guests would have their own private bedroom and private bathroom. To learn more click here.
Michele Lenzerini Homestay in Venezia, in Cannaregio quarter. Michele is the director of Easy Italian Language & Art School in Venice. By being a guest in the home of Michele and his girlfriend you will live like a Venetian and have the instruction of professional Italian teachers every day with Italian who will put you in direct touch with Italian language and culture. Michele can also give you Art History lessons and conduct personalized Art History tours in during your stay in Vencie. Not only will your Italian will improve quickly, you will broaden your understanding of Venice’s unique art and architecture. Michele’s homestay is set in the center of Venice so you will have access to lovely Venice day and night and you will have the opportunity to walk through the beautiful squares, the narrow streets and explore the city to your heart’s content. To learn more click here.
Monica Cesarato Homestay in Venice offers you the chance to live a 100% Italian experience in a familiar environment, just a few kilometers from the beautiful city of Venice. You will be welcomed into Monica’s home and you will live with her in Oriago di Mira, a small town on the Riviera del Brenta. You will speak every day in Italian with Monica, her family and her friends. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the social life of Monica’s family, visit Venice and surrounding areas, and practice Italian every moment of the day. The courses are divided into 6 levels, depending on your knowledge of Italian language (and culture), that will be evaluated with a test on your arrival. Minimum age requirement: 14 years old. To learn more click here. (Monica is booked through November 2015, but is accepting reservations starting December 1, 2015)
Francesca Rossato Homestay in Arezzo (in countryside 10 Minutes from City Center) I am pleased to announce a new collaboration with a new Homestay Italian Language teacher – Francesa Rossato who lives in Tuscany just outside of Arezzo. If you would like to be immersed in Italian culture, you are invited into Francesca’s home near the small hillside town in the Chianti region.While you are in the heart of Tuscany you will learn Italian, while living with Francesca’s family. You will also learn to cook like a true Tuscan in Francesca’s kitchen and enjoy meals with the family. But, above all else, hospitality is Francesca’s biggest gift she can her visitors, and she and her family will welcome you and make your visit serene, comfortable, friendly, social and full of respect for those who chose her as a teacher and would like to spend time in her home. To learn more click here.