At Home in Italy!
Live & Learn in the Home of An Italian Teacher in Italy.
An Italian Homestay Language Vacation offers you the chance to immerse in Italy’s language and culture in a comfortable family environment.
Homestays vary in price range depending on the season, length of stay,
hours of lessons, and location of the teacher. Typical range for 1-week stay: $1200 – $1500
Fill out the form below and send to Melissa.
She will be happy to coordinate your Italian Homestay Vacation.
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.
At Home in Italy Italian 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.
Want to learn more? Book a call with Melissa to
chat about At Home in Italy Homestay opportunities.
The accommodation you will be staying in will be sanitized to the required standards. During every activity, both for Italian lessons and for other experiences, the rules of social distancing and all the anti-Covid rules provided by the Italian Government will always be respected. If you have special needs, please let us know, and Melissa will try to find the best solution for you. Please inform us of any food allergy or intolerance before your stay, so we can better organize for your needs.
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
From Bergamo to Sicilia there are so many friendly faces, so many
wonderful teachers and so many interesting locations to choose from.
During Global Lockdown, the Homestay
teachers are offering “Virtual” Homestay Experiences through Online Tutoring.
If you would like to take online lessons and experience a “Virtual Homestay in Italy” please use the form below. 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
Paola & Beatrice’s Homestay in Lecco on Lake Como Beatrice and Paola are Italian teachers who met in 2005 while teaching at the same Italian language school for foreigners. They have teamed up to provide students with a unique Homestay language vacation on Lake Come in their hometown of Lecco.
Enza’s Homestay in Arezzo, in Tuscany, is an opportunity to live in the hill town of Arezzo, in the heart of Tuscany. You have the choice of staying in Enza’s private Terrace Garden Apartment with a breathtaking rooftop view of the city, or in a guest room in her modern apartment. Italian instruction will be provided by the teachers of Cultura Italiana Language school.
Elena’s Homestay in Bergamo or Lake Como is a perfect location to explore Bergamo’s Alta and Città Bassa. Elena also has two lovely villas on Lake Como. You can stay in Menaggio or Corenno Plinio. Elena is happy to organize group language courses in her larger lake home just opposite Bellaggio. She will take you on daily excursions during which your Italian language skills will improve immensely.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Emma’s Homestay in Pisa is located in the historic center of Pisa, about 5 minutes from the main street and about 15 minutes from the leaning tower. Emma began her homestays in Rome, but now encourages students to join her in her beautiful 2-floor apartment in Pisa. She resides on the top floor and students have full use of the downstairs apartment.