Matta programmi d ‘immersione

Matta Italian
Immersion Programs

Study in Italy with the Studentessa Matta:
where language isn’t just learned, it’s lived. Small groups, big adventures!

The Matta Italian Language Programs in Italia are small group immersion programs.

Programs are 12 – 14 days long, accommodate up to ten individuals and are open to couples and singles. All language levels are welcome. This is an excellent chance for individuals who want to travel to Italy solo and want some company. The program focuses on improving conversation skills. Students study in the mornings at Melissa’s Italian partner schools with other international language learners at their level. In the afternoon, Melissa’s group reunites. We go on special excursions and participate in activities, art projects, local festivals, wine tastings, and cooking classes to continue practicing Italian skills with Melissa, local guides, teachers, and Italian friends.

Explore Italy with Italian language enthusiasts

Accommodations, cost of school and activities and excursions, breakfasts, and most meals are provided. There will be evening spritzes with the group, delightful conversations with Italian friends who will drop in and participate in our group dinners, and the time to explore on your own during free afternoons. The best part… You can use what you learn in the classroom as soon as you step out into the piazza! Italian friends are also invited to dinner so that you can meet and converse in Italian with others outside our group. Programs have taken place in Lucca, Rome, Montepulciano, Venice, Florence, Lecce, Ascoli Piceno, and Arezzo.

Matta Italian Language Programs in Italy include:
  • Accommodations
  • Breakfasts
  • Italian Course
  • Unlimited Italian Conversation
  • Organized Aperitivi
  • Wine Tasting
  • Cooking Classes
  • Excursions outside city
  • Local Seasonal Festivals
  • Guided Tours
  • Dinners in local eateries
  • Meetups with Italian friends
  • Visits to Artisans
  • Museum Visit Entry
  • Living Like a Local!

June 16-28, 2024

Price: $4,500
  • Arezzo Program Duration: 13 Days & 12 Nights in Lucca
  • Italian Instructions: 10 Class days (36 Hours)
  • Unlimited Conversation Practice 
  • Accommodations: Choice of Charming B&B, Modern Hotel, Apartment on Piazza Grande
  • Welcome Aperitivo
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Group Dinners (9 included)
  • Wine Tastings
  • Excursions: Cortona & Florence
  • Two Cooking Classes 
  • Free Afternoons: Wandering / Shopping 
  • Special Events: Participation in Jousting festival, including ticket to the even and Cena Propiziatoria

Sept 26-Oct 5, 2024

Price: $4,500
  • Lucca Program Duration: 10 Days & 9 Nights in Lucca
  • Italian Instructions: 5 Class days (20 Hours)
  • Unlimited Conversation Practice
  • Accommodations: Choice of an apartment within city walls near school
  • Welcome Aperitivo
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Group Dinners (6 included)
  • Wine Tastings 
  • Artisan Shop Visits 
  • Cooking Class & Exploration of local markets for ingredients
  • Art Class
  • Afternoon excursions/activities
  • Free Afternoons: Wandering / Shopping 
  • Special Events Walk or bike Lucca’s walls, Autumnal festivals

Arezzo Fall Joust
Aug 1 – Sept 2, 2024

Price: $800
  • Weekend Joust Package Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights at B&B le Chimera or Hotel Aretino
  • Activities Included:
    • Walking Tour of Arezzo
    • Jousting Museum and Civic Center Tour
    • Joust Seminar with Spritzes
    • Ticket for Cena Propiziatoria in Santo Spirito Neighborhood
    • Guided Visit to Santo Spirito Museo to see Golden Lances
    • Tickets to Joust in Piazza Grande in Tribuna A
    • Sunday Evening Dinner in Centro to Celebrate the Winners!
  • Sunday Dinner Celebration
features & awards

We become friends and share a special language bond.
It is an experience that will enrich your life.

To learn Italian well, you need to dive deep into the culture.

But to fully appreciate the culture, you need to learn the language! The two go hand in hand!

Traveling with the Matta Italian Language Programs offers an immersive learning experience, blending structured Italian lessons with cultural excursions and activities. Morning classes cater to various skill levels, followed by afternoon group adventures in local culture. Customized by my partners and myself, each program features unique activities like dinners, wine tastings, cooking classes, and art, promoting language use in enjoyable settings. We encourage constant conversation, providing a supportive environment for practicing and improving fluency, alongside opportunities to make Italian friends and truly immerse in the language and culture. 

What are you waiting for? Andiamo!