Looking for a unique vacation?
How about a customized Italian Language Homestay Vacation
Live & learn in the home of your teacher in Italy and improve your language skills!
An Italian Homestay Language Vacation offers you the chance to immerse in Italy’s language and culture in a comfortable family environment. 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. I am pleased to offer readers of the Studentessa Matta Blog several choices for Italian Homestay Language Vacations. Please continue scrolling to meet the Homestay teachers I work with.
Italian Language Homestays
How they work and how we work together
- Fill out the Homestay request form and indicate 3 Homestay teacher choices.
- I will contact the teachers to check on their availability and then will send you a proposal with pricing for the Homestay. Each Homestay is slightly different as the locations of the teachers are quite diverse. Depending on the length of the stay, the time of year, number of hours of lessons, and the city, the price of the Homestay will vary.
- If you accept the Homestay and wish to move forward, I will finalize the details with the Homestay teacher.
- Simply pay the deposit via check or a paypal invoice to Melissa.
- The balance due for the Homestay is paid directly to your Homestay teacher.
- Once the deposit is received Melissa will put you in direct contact with your homestay teacher and you can coordinate directly with your teacher the details of your stay. Often the teacher requests a Skype conversation to get to know you better.
It is that simple!
Make your reservation
From Bergamo to Sicilia there are so many friendly faces, so many wonderful teachers and so many interesting locations.
If you would like to make a reservation fill out the form below, indicating your dates, teacher preferences 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
Homestay teachers who partner with Melissa
Beatrice’s Homestay in Florence is an opportunity to stay in a non-touristy area of Florence, in a typical Florentine neighborhood just a ten-minute walk to the Academia.
Laura’s Homestay in Bologna offers you a more independent kind of homestay. You will learn Italian in Italy, staying in an apartment next door to your Laura while attending her school “Love Italian” during the morning hours.
Maria’s Homestay in Trento near Verona and Lago di Garda is a lovely opportunity to learn Italian in the home of an experienced Italian teacher in the northeast area of Italy.
Roberta’s Homestay in Florence is located about a 15-minute walk from the historic city center, not far from the Fortezza da Basso, the market of San Lorenzo and Piazza San Marco.
Gabriella’s Homestay on the Amalfi Coast is located in Pontecagnano, a small town near Salerno, which is a lovely area between the Amalfi Coast and Cilento, one of the world’s most beautiful and sought-after destinations.
Sira’s Homestay in Sarzana in Liguria is very close to the Cinque Terre. Sarzana is a beautiful medieval city set between the mountains and the sea, close to the Alpi Apuane.
Emma’s Homestay in Rome is located near the Sapienza University of Rome near Piazza Bologna. Emma’s apartment is near Sant’Agnese and the Basilica di San Lorenzo, just a 5-minute walk to the metro and 3 stops from Termini Station.
Rosaria’s Homestay in Sicilia is located near Palermo and Trapani. Sicilia is an island of extraordinary beauty that historically enjoys a vibrant mix of people and cultures.
Elena’s Homestay in Bergamo or Lake Como is a perfect location to explore Bergamo’s Alta and Città Bassa, as well as visit Italy’s northern lake district.
Nadia’s Homestay in Pavia or Stresa on Lago Maggiore near Milano is rich in art, culture and is very scenic. You will benefit from a relaxed atmosphere as there are fewer tourists who frequent these two towns.
Virginia Homestay in the Maremma – in Southern Tuscany Virginia lives between Livorno and Grosseto in the hilly countryside next to the ocean. The Maremma a lovely natural area and is unique because of its blue sea, wooded green hills, and natural thermal baths.
Lucia’s Homestay in Borgomanero is located near Lago Maggiore in Northwest Italy. Lucia’s town is small but there are lots of shops and coffee bars just a ten-minute walk from her home.
Mari’s Homestay in Catania in Sicilia features a view of Mount Etna from her apartment. The area around the city is lush and green and the city itself welcomes you with its grand piazzas and fabulous Baroque architecture.
Carmella’s Homestay in Rome. Carmella’s neighborhood of Garbatella, just a 20-minute bus ride from the historic city center. Her neighborhood is peaceful and far away from traffic, which allows for walking, going out for a drink or a pizza in a small local bar, making conversation with Roman residents, and discovering long-standing local businesses.