Opportunità speciale di viaggiare in Italia con altri studenti appassionati della lingua!
4 GREAT opportunities in 2022 to learn in Italy, travel with like-minded Italian learners, and further your languages skills!
Matta “Andiamo” in Italia 2022 Language Programs are filling!
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Learn Italian Better in 2022!
I’m offering FOUR fantastic opportunities to learn in Italy in Arezzo, Lucca, and Ascoli Piceno.
My small group immersion programs, which are 12 – 14 days, accommodate up to ten individuals. The programs focus on improving conversation skills. Students study in the mornings with my Italian partner schools, at their level in the company of other international language learners. In the afternoon, my group reunites. We go on special excursions and participate in activities, art projects, local festivals, wine tastings, and cooking classes as we continue practicing Italian skills — fuori aula —outside the classroom!
Accommodations, Italian courses, activities and excursions, breakfasts, and most meals included. There will be evening spritzes with the group, delightful conversations with Italian friends who will drop in and participate in our group dinners, as well as the time to explore on your own during free afternoons.
Where do you want to go in 2022?
Join me in Arezzo in June, Lucca in early September,
and Ascoli mid-September!
Arezzo — June 12-24, 2022
Highlights of the 2022 Matta Andiamo Arezzo program include participation in the June Evening Joust – la Giostra del Saracino and the festival’s activities, including the neighborhood Cena Propiziatoria in the Santo Spirito quartiere. Arezzo is alive with jubilation, costumes, and parades AND there will be dancing and singing in the streets! We will also spend an afternoon with a local fresco artist CREATING our own fresco painting to take home. Come along with me and get to know all my friends in Arezzo. It will be an experience you will never forget!
The 2022 Arezzo Program will consist of 13 Days & 12 Nights in Arezzo, 9 Class days (36 Hours Italian Instruction), Unlimited Italian Conversation Practice, 9 Group Dinners, Welcome Aperativo, Art Fresco making class, Wine tastings, Cooking class, Accommodation at the charming Antiche Mura Bed & Breakfast run by the delightful Barbara Lancini. Each guestroom is air-conditioned, has fast WIFI, and breakfast is included in the B&B’s cozy dining area. The program includes excursions to Castiglione del Lago, La Fattoria la Vialla, Stia, and free afternoons to wander and shop. We will participate in the jousting festivities & tickets to the joust are included.
Lucca — Aug 25-Sept 3, 2022
Highlights of the 2022 Matta Andiamo Lucca program include participation in a cooking class with Eva and a wine tasting excursion into the hills surrounding Lucca. We will discover all the town has to offer and visit neighboring attractions such as Villa Reale and the town of Volterra. We will attend a Puccini Concert, participate in a relaxing art project, visit a local artisan, and bike Lucca’s walls. Best of all we will immerse in the Italian language through lively dinner conversations with teachers, friends, and your hostess and crazy language guide — Melissa!
The 2022 Lucca Program will consist of 10 Days & 9 Nights in Lucca, 5 Class days (20 Hours of Italian Instruction), Unlimited Italian Conversation Practice with Melissa and the teachers at Lucca Italian School, 6 Group Dinners, Welcome Dinner, Art Class, Wine tasting, Visit an artisan shop, Cooking class, Accommodation at the charming San Martino Hotel, located around the corner from the Duomo in the heart of town and a 15-minute walk to the school. Each room is air-conditioned, has fast WIFI, and breakfast is included in the hotel’s cozy dining area or on their patio. The program includes excursions to Volterra, Villa Reale, and free afternoons to wander and shop.
Ascoli — Sept 11-23, 2022
Highlights of the 2022 Matta Andiamo Ascoli program include excursions to the town of Offida and a full-day beach excursion to San Benedetto del Tronto. Ascoli is famous for its jousting festival — “la Quintana,” and we will recreate the festival culminating in a Renaissance dinner complete with music, flag throwers, and dancing. There will be cooking classes, walking tours, visits to Artisan shops, wine tastings, and even the chance to spend an afternoon at the beach and swim in the Adriatic or simply enjoy the pristine white sandy beach.
Practice with Melissa and the teachers at l’Academia, 9 Group Dinners, Welcome Dinner, Renaissance “Quintana” Jousting Festival, Wine tasting, Visits to artisan shops, 2 Cooking classes to learn how to make pasta AND pizza, Accommodation at the charming Palazzo Ciotti in Piazza Arringo just a 5-minute walk from the school. Each room is air-conditioned, has fast WIFI, and breakfast is included. The program includes excursions to Offida, San Benedetto del Tronto, and free afternoons to wander and shop.
3-Day Arezzo Sept 3-5 Weekend Giostra Package
We will spend two days in Arezzo to take part in the city’s famous jousting festival.
The 3-Day/2-Night Weekend Arezzo Jousting Package includes Accommodations in a charming B&B in the historic center, a city tour, a Joust Seminar at Cultura Italia to learn about the history of the joust, a guided tour of the Santo Spirito Museum to see the Golden lances. We will watch the costumed parades, flag thrower & musician exhibitions. The program includes tickets to the joust, tickets for the Cena Propiziatoria, and a Sunday evening dinner. On Sunday, before the joust, you will have the chance to attend Arezzo’s famous antique fair.