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Language, art and food at seaside

A professional course organized in a nice seaside resort on the Adriatic Coast, just outside Rimini. A unique opportunity to learn Italian and discover traditions, history, art and cuisine of a beautiful region: Emilia-Romagna.

It’s a group course (8-20 people) aimed to all levels and is available when the weather is normally pleasant and not too hot and Bellaria Igea Marina is not too crowded: the best time of the year for a study holiday! The teacher will be with you not just during the lessons but as well during the guided tours which will as well be a great opportunity of learning.

Have a look at the experience Bill and Hilda had in Bellaria Igea Marina.

What’s included

7 nights / 8 days
in a 3 star hotel near the beach in Bellaria Igea Marina.

Full board accommodation in double room
(Single room supplement Euro 15,00 per person per day).

9 Hours of Italian course
for all levels + course material.

3 guided tours
to discover the beauty of our hinterland and cities of art, including transfer + guide + entrance fees: Ravenna, San Marino, Santarcangelo.

Cookery lesson (tagliatelle or piadina romagnola)

Dedicated coordinator


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Dates of courses

Date Price Max attendees Days left
24 Apr - 1 May 21 from £ 850,00 15 CLOSED pre registration pre reg.
15 May - 22 May 21 from £ 850,00 15 CLOSED pre registration pre reg.
5 Jun - 12 Jun 21 from £ 870,00 15 CLOSED pre registration pre reg.
11 Sep - 18 Sep 21 from £ 850,00 15 CLOSED pre registration pre reg.
23 Apr - 30 Apr 22 from £ 850,00 10 147 pre registration pre reg.
14 May - 21 May 22 from £ 850,00 10 168 pre registration pre reg.
4 Jun - 11 Jun 22 from £ 870,00 10 189 pre registration pre reg.
10 Sep - 17 Sep 22 from £ 850,00 10 287 pre registration pre reg.

Location

Bellaria Igea Marina

With Italian tutor you will discover the pleasure of slowing down and living the local way, as well as rich gastronomic traditions, wines, art and culture. You will be based in Bellaria Igea Marina, an iconic seaside resort just outside Rimini, the capital of the Riviera Romagnola, about 1 hour drive from Bologna. Riviera Romagnola stretches for 90 of the 1100 km of the Italian Adriatic coast. All year round Italian and foreigner tourists come to Riviera Romagnola to relax and to enjoy facilities and hotels that can please every taste.

Long sandy beach with parasol and deckchair for rental, restaurants, bars, food and music festival but as well peace, culture, traditions and history!

Romagna is not just its Riviera, though. Ravenna, about 40 km from Bellaria Igea Marina, is a unique town where you will be admiring stunning byzantine mosaics and 8 Unesco sites.

Dotted across the hills of Romagna there are amazing medieval towns where panoramic stronghold were built to defend the inhabitants: you will be visiting San Marino, the most ancient Republic of the world, and Santarcangelo, with its mysterious tufa cave, narrow streets, small squares and elegant buildings.


Getting to Bellaria Igea Marina from the United Kingdom is very easy! 

The closest airport is Rimini
which gets Ryanair flights every Tuesday and Saturday from London Stansted Airport. From Rimini Airport the best way is to get a taxy. We advice against booking, it’s more expensive! Just get a taxy which is parked outside the airport; cost of ride is about 40 euro).

The other option is using Bologna airport
which is about 70 miles away away from Bellaria Igea Marina. There are direct flights to Bologna from many UK airports:

London Heathrow, 3 per day with BA
London Stansted, 1-2 per day with Ryanair
London Luton, 1 per day with Ryanair
London Gatwick, 1 per day with EasyJet
Bristol, every Wednesday and Sunday with Ryanair
Manchester, every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday with Ryanair
Edinburgh, every Monday and Friday with Ryanair

From Bologna Airport there is a very good Shuttle service that gets you to Bellaria Igea Marina. There are 10 rides per day (you can check timetable at shuttleriminibologna.it. The cost is 35 euro per person each way. The coach will get you to Rimini and from there a taxy (included in the initial price) will get you straight at your hotel!


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Accomodation

Italian Tutor has a partnership with Turismhotels an association which has been existing since 1976. All Turismhotels hotels in Bellaria Igea Marina are three stars, family run and serve traditional food from Romagna. You will have full board treatment and you will taste amazing food a step away from the beach.

For breakfast you can try croissants, homemade cakes, cold cuts, cheeses, eggs, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals. In the hotel restaurant’s you will always find various and tasty typical Romagna dishes and great classics of Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner. Homemade pasta and the famous piadina flatbread will never be missing from your table.


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Overview

Accomodation
7 nights / 8 days, full board
Course Levels Available
A1 (Elementary) – C2 (Proficiency)
Minimum age
18
Course Times
Class 1: 09.30 – 12.45
Class 2: 15.00 – 18.15
Number of Hours Tuition
9 hours per week
Class Size
2-20 people
Trips and experiences
3 guided tours: San Marino, Santarcangelo, Ravenna
1 pasta making course.
Fees
€ 850 per person (for a group of 6 or more people)
€ 970 per person (for a group of 4 or 5 peolpe)
€ 1200 per person (for a group of 2 or 3 people)
€ 15 per day extra charge for single room

Objectives

Italian lessons will:

  • increase your confidence when communicating
  • help you to use Italian more effectively
  • help you to speak more accurately and fluently
  • improve your grammar
  • increase your vocabulary
  • improve your pronunciation
  • increase your knowledge of Italy and understanding of Italian tradition and mindset

Schedule


Saturday

Arrival and welcome drink. Dinner at the hotel. Free evening.


Sunday

9.30-12.45 a.m. Italian lesson Light lunch at the hotel Free afternoon Dinner at the hotel. Free evening.


Monday

9.30 a.m. Departure by train for a guided visit in Ravenna, with its mosaics dating from the 5th and 6th centuries AD and its Christian and Byzantine religious buildings, included by UNESCO on the World Heritage List. Packed lunch.

4.30 p.m. Return to the hotel Dinner at the hotel. Free evening.


Tuesday

9.30-12.45 a.m. Italian lesson Light lunch at the hotel Free afternoon Dinner at the hotel. Free evening.


Wednesday

9.30 a.m. Departure for a guided visit in San Marino, the most ancient Republic in Europe standing on Monte Titano (2,457 ft) with its stronghold surrounded by medieval walls. Packed lunch.

4.30 p.m. Return to the hotel Dinner at the hotel. Free evening.


Thursday

9.30-12.45 a.m. Italian lesson

Light lunch at the hotel

Free afternoon

Dinner at the hotel. Free evening.


Friday

9.30 a.m. Departure to Collina dei Poeti (Poets’ Hill) a farm on the hill of Spinalbeto (about 30 minutes from Bellaria Igea Marina) with 7 acres vineyard producing high quality grapes. After visiting the vineyard and the production site, cooking lesson to learn how to prepare and cook our regional speciality handmade pasta or piadina. Lunch at the farm and wine tasting.

2.30 p.m. Departure for a guided visit to the medieval town of Santarcangelo di Romagna.

5.00 p.m. Return to the hotel Dinner at the hotel. Free evening.


Saturday

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure.

Fees

€ 850 per person (for a group of 6 or more people)
€ 970 per person (for a group of 4 or 5 peolpe)
€ 1200 per person (for a group of 2 or 3 people)
€ 15 per day extra charge for single room

Extra

Water sports, sailing, windsurfing and sup (stand up paddle) courses from the month of May price from Euro 45.00 per hour per person

Cooking classes with Romagna "zdora" and typical dinner - price Euro 35.00 per person

Guided tours in Rimini (Rimini historical center or itinerary dedicated to Fellini) prices to be defined according to the number of people

Bike rides to discover Bellaria Igea Marina and our surroundings, with or without a guide (prices to be defined according to the number of people)

Extra Italian Lesson for free: you feel like 9 hours per week of Italian are not enough? If it is possible Gabriele can teach you some more hours in the afternoon on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

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