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Language Courses


Italian Language Courses
Italian Language & Cooking
Italian Language & Hiking
Italian & Sculpting
Italian Variations
German Language Courses
French lessons
English learning

Discover Tuscany


Classic Tour
Culture & Nature
Charme of Geology
The Gardens of Tuscany
Traces of Etruria
Nature Walks


Trekking & Culture
Cooking & Trekking
Italian Language & Trekking
Alabaster Sculpting Course
Painting Studio
Creative Iron Arts
Singing course
Digital photo course
Cooking courses


Tuscan Cuisine
Tuscan Cuisine & Hiking
Italian Language & Cooking
Tuscan Variations
New Years Eve
Courses at Villa Palagione organised by external associations/teachers
Italian Language Courses

Our language study courses focus on acquiring communicative skills in the Italian language as well as getting to know the Italian culture. Learning the language on-site will help you to understand and speak the language as well as easing you into learning its syntax and grammar. Our classes, held in small groups by native speakers, are conducted only in Italian. Discussions, role playing, and the occasional screening of original movies further the focus on real-life communication. Studying Italian at Villa Palagione also means getting to know the country, people, culture, and history. During the afternoons there is a cultural programme devoted to the various aspects of life in Italy. Together with your teachers (all the while speaking Italian, of course) you will be touring surrounding cities or places of historical interest, which will further your knowledge of the language in an easy and playful manner, making this course a special experience.

Courses dates

[7] = 1 week, 7 nights
[14] = 2 weeks, 14 nights

798 per Person, 1 week (7 nights)
[14] 1.480 per Person, 2 weeks (14 nights)


Rate includes :

  • Accommodation in double room. Italian lessons are normally from Monday to Friday.
  • Half board (buffet breakfast and 4-course dinner, drinks not included)
  • Italian Course Programme: 25 lesson hours on 5 days per week and 3 afternoon Cultural Programme (excursions, conversation, etc.)
  • Free bus transfer from and to Volterra on arrival and departure days for guests travelling with public transport.

Rate does not include:

  • Single room supplement (€ 175 per week)
  • Drinks at dinner
  • Entrance fees to museums, exhibitions etc.
  • City tax 1€ per person/night. City tax is chargeable for a maximum of 3 nights

Italian lessons, without accommodation:

At Villa Palagione it is also possible to participate in the Italian courses without booking accommodation nor half board. If you are just looking for Italian lessons, we can organize private lessons for one person or for small groups.

Italian lessons can be arranged anytime on request.

Course Management : Dott. Antonella Stillitano
Teacher: Paola Poli