homestay in italia a pavia con Anna & Giuliana

Homestay with Anna & Giuliana in Pavia


Homestay in Pavia. Anna provides a delightful homestay experience in the scenic lake region of Pavia, Italy. She has opened her home to foreign language students for many years, creating an ideal environment for those looking to immerse themselves deeply in Italian culture and sharpen their linguistic abilities.

Anna collaborates with her long-time friend, Giuliana, a certified Italian language instructor, to enrich this cultural immersion. During your stay, Giuliana will offer personalized Italian lessons tailored to your learning level and goals, ensuring you make the most of your educational journey in Pavia. This partnership enhances your language learning and gives you a unique insight into Italian life and traditions.

Make a Reservation / Inquire About Dates  & Prices

    The price of Homestay depends on the Teacher, Region, Season, Length of stay, # Lessons, # Students. For 1 WEEK / 1 PERSON. The price could be in the Euro 1100 - Euro 2200 range. If this is within your budget, please continue with your homestay request.
  • (This refers to structured one-on-one lessons with your Homestay teacher. Keep in mind that throughout your entire Homestay experience you will immerse in the language as you interact and speak with your teacher, their friends & families during your stay.)
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    When would you like to have your Italian Homestay?
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For details on pricing and availability, please contact Melissa directly. If you’ve submitted a homestay request form and haven’t received a prompt reply, send Melissa a message to ensure your submission was received.

Welcome home to Pavia: Pavia, a tranquil city in Lombardy, is nestled on the banks of the Ticino River, close to Milan, Italy’s hub of fashion, design, and economy. This city boasts rich historical landmarks, including the majestic Duomo di Pavia and the picturesque Ponte Coperto, a covered bridge that spans the river.

Home to one of Europe’s oldest universities, the University of Pavia, the city has a vibrant academic history and a lively central Piazza Vittoria, where locals gather for aperitivos. Food enthusiasts will relish Pavia’s local cuisine, featuring delectable risotto and the renowned torta paradiso. For outdoor lovers, Pavia is a junction for various pilgrimage paths like the Via Francigena and Via Francisca, offering scenic hiking and running routes.

By choosing a homestay vacation with Anna and Giuliana, you’ll immerse yourself in the Italian language and culture, explore historical sites and natural landscapes, and enjoy a personalized and tailored learning experience. You’ll be part of a welcoming family that helps you navigate and appreciate the beauty of Pavia. Living like a local, you’ll savor delicious Italian cuisine and create memories that will last a lifetime. Ready for an unforgettable adventure in Pavia? Join Anna Giuliana and experience the heart of Italy!

Anna’s home in Pavia

Anna’s apartment is conveniently located in Pavia’s Ticinello neighborhood, a short walk from the University and only five minutes from the train and bus stations, providing easy access to Milan in just 30 minutes. The building features a doorman and an elevator.

The well-appointed apartment has a small, fully-equipped kitchen, a cozy living area with a sofa, TV, dining table, and a double bed. A spacious balcony adds outdoor living space, perfect for relaxation. Amenities such as air conditioning, WiFi, a washing machine, and essentials like towels, sheets, and breakfast snacks ensure a comfortable stay.

Meet Anna’s family, who bring warmth and vibrancy to their home in Pavia. Anna and her husband, Marco, an engineer, share their lives with their two daughters, Laura and Elena, aged 23 and 21, respectively. Laura, who embodies an artistic spirit, divides her time between Pavia and Florence, working as a film animator in a studio. Meanwhile, Elena is pursuing a degree in Economics in Milan.

The family is passionate about sports, enjoying skiing in the winter, kayaking in the summer, and taking long walks along the river throughout the year. They are deeply rooted in their community, often spending their free time and sharing meals with friends and extended family members. Together, they create a welcoming and lively atmosphere that defines their home.

What to Expect from Anna & Giuliana’s Homestay Language Course

What to Expect from Anna & Giuliana’s Language Course: Anna & Giuliana’s language course is meticulously designed to cater to each student’s individual needs and interests. Upon arrival, Anna will personally pick you up from the train station. You can look forward to two hours of morning Italian lessons each day with Giuliana, a retired and experienced teacher. To start your day, Anna will prepare delicious breakfasts for you to enjoy in your apartment. To ensure your comfort, house cleaning is provided mid-week. Meals like lunch or dinner are shared experiences with Anna’s family, giving you a genuine taste of Italian family life. If you’re keen, Anna invites you to cook alongside her, learn the intricacies of Italian cooking, and even help you compile your own cookbook of Italian recipes!

Giuliana’s Teaching Qualifications: Giuliana, a seasoned Italian teacher, and Anna’s long-time friend, will conduct the morning lessons. With a rich teaching history in her native Florence, at the University of Pavia, and at her school in Pavia, Giuliana taught students from 74 countries. She is also an author of Italian textbooks designed for foreign learners. Giuliana and Anna have been a strong team ever since they met, united by their passion for sharing Italian culture with people worldwide.

During your homestay with Anna, you can take leisurely walks or runs along the nearby Ticino River, just 200 meters from her house. The train station is conveniently close, allowing you to reach Milan in just half an hour. Anna also hosts a variety of engaging activities, including aperitivi, theater outings, and gatherings with friends that you’re welcome to join.

You can relax at home with Anna’s family for quieter evenings, perhaps watching TV or cooking a meal together. Over the weekends, depending on the season, Anna organizes immersive activities like picnics by the river to deepen your cultural and language experience. Additionally, historic pilgrimage routes such as La Via Francigena, Via Francisca, and Via degli Abati are accessible near Anna’s home, and she is always ready to guide you or provide directions for exploring these trails on your own.

Booking Your Homestay with Anna & Giuliana: Anna and Guiliana offer a special rate for her Homestay experience in Pavia to readers of the Matta Blog.

Make a Reservation / Inquire About Dates  & Prices

    The price of Homestay depends on the Teacher, Region, Season, Length of stay, # Lessons, # Students. For 1 WEEK / 1 PERSON. The price could be in the Euro 1100 - Euro 2200 range. If this is within your budget, please continue with your homestay request.
  • (This refers to structured one-on-one lessons with your Homestay teacher. Keep in mind that throughout your entire Homestay experience you will immerse in the language as you interact and speak with your teacher, their friends & families during your stay.)
  •  

    When would you like to have your Italian Homestay?
    (These dates can change - we just need an idea of when, for now.)

  •  

    Select your preference for a Homestay Language Vacation in Italy
    Please select a homestay from the following drop-down menu. (You can select up to 3 homestays and we will check the availability for each one of your choices.)

    (Check all that apply.)
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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For details on pricing and availability, please contact Melissa directly. If you’ve submitted a homestay request form and haven’t received a prompt reply, send Melissa a message to ensure your submission was received.