Join Melissa in Italy to learn Italian
Perfect for couples or individuals and open to language
learners of all levels
Study with Melissa, learn, practice, and delve deeper into Italian culture & language
Melissa’s small group immersion programs, that are 10 – 12 days, accommodate up to ten individuals. The program focuses on improving conversation skills. Students study in the mornings at an Italian school with other international language learners at their level, then in the afternoons Melissa’s group reunites and goes on excursions and participates in activities — art projects, local festivals, wine tastings, and cooking classes — to continue practicing Italian skills with Melissa, local guides, teachers and Italian friends.
Travel to Italy with like-minded language learners. Accommodations are provided, most meals are arranged,there is time for shopping, and evening spritzes with the group, as well as the time to explore on your own during free afternoons.
Would you like to Practice and
Improve your Italian in Italy?
The Matta Immersion Programs for 2020:
Arezzo in June & Lucca in September
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Arezzo: June 13-25, 2020
Highlights of the 2020 program will include participation in the June Evening Joust – la Giostra del Saracino and the activities surrounding the festival 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.
The 2020 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, Cortona, and free afternoons to wander and shop.
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Lucca: Sept 18-27, 2020
Highlights of the 2020 program will include participation in a cooking class with Eva, wine tasting and even an excursion to a chocolate factory. We will discover all Lucca has to offer, as well as visit neighboring attractions such as Villa Reale and the towns of Volterra and Bolgheri. We will also unleash our inner artists with a casual art lesson with Suzanna.
The 2020 Lucca Program will consist of 10 Days & 9 Nights in Lucca, 5 Class days (20 Hours Italian Instruction), Unlimited Italian Conversation Practice, 6 Group Dinners, Welcome Dinner, Art Class, Wine tasting, Visit to an artisan shop/Liutaio, Cooking class, Accommodation at the charming San Martino Hotel, located around the corner from the Duomo in the heart of town and a 10 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, Bolgheri, Villa Reale, and free afternoons to wander and shop.
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We become friends and share a special language bond.
It is an experience that will enrich your life.
Due to the popularity of the Matta Blog with Italian language schools, Melissa has been invited to partner with them and organize language programs in Italy. Over the past 8 years, she has led two programs a year in locations such as Lecce (in Puglia), Lucca, Venice, Florence, Rome, Matera, and Arezzo.
Immersing in language and culture and traveling with like minded individuals is great way to learn the language, improve your conversation skills and become fluent. I believe that to learn Italian well, you need to dive deep into the culture of Italy. But to fully appreciate the culture of Italy, you need to learn the language! The two go hand in hand!
The Matta Language Programs in Italy incorporate structured study time with well known Italian language schools and teachers. In the mornings we join and participate in Italian classes suitable to our language levels. In the afternoons we go on group excursions and participate in activities that allow each participant to immerse in the culture of the city or region in which we are staying. Each Matta program is custom designed by me and my Italian Partners. Together we create original programs that include: organized dinners, wine tasting events, cooking classes, excursions and art activities. I invite my Italian friends to join my groups, so that those who travel with me have a continued chance to immerse in the language, make Italian friends and practice language skills in a meaningful and fun way! I and my language partners, encourage conversation throughout the entire program. We create a warm and friendly environment in which it is easy to practice the language and to keep using the language all day long!
- Breakfasts & Dinners
- Italian Classes
- Daily activities
- Evening events (concerts, shows, movies, festivals)
- Conversation with locals