Looking for an Italian course?

Dreaming of a holiday in the “Belpaese”?

We have the right solution:

 

Have fun learning Italian in Italy!

  • 7 nights / 8 days
  • 15 Hours of Italian course
  • 3 guided tours:
    San Marino, Santarcangelo, Ravenna

A study holyday by the sea

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.

Learn italian in Italy - Adriatic Coast
Romagna is the part of Emilia-Romagna by the adriatic Sea; it’s famous for hospitality and warmth.

Why 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!

Learn italian in Italy - Bellaria Igea Marina
Bellaria Igea Marina

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.

The teacher

If you come to Bellaria Igea Marina, I am going to be your teacher.
My name is Gabriele Galli, I was born in Bologna, I am a 40-year-old certified Italian teacher with a degree in politics and a PhD in modern history. I have been working as an Italian teacher 8 years in the UK.

Read more about Gabriele.

 

It’s good value for your money!

  •  4th – 11th May 

    Sold out

    1st – 8th June

    Sold out

    8th – 15th June

    Sold out

    14th – 21th September

    SPECIAL OFFER: JUST 800€

    21th – 28th September

  • 7 nights / 8 days (Saturday to Saturday)
    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).
  • 15 Hours of Italian course
    for beginners + 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
  • just 850 euro



The course

It’s a group course (8-20 people) aimed to beginners and is available when the weather is normally pleasant and not to 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.

Day-by-day 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
    3.30-5.30 p.m. Italian lesson
    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.
    Packet 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
    3.30-5.30 p.m. Italian lesson
    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.
    Packet 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
    3.30-5.30 p.m. Italian lesson
    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.

Your accomodation for your group course in Bellaria Igea Marina

All our 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!!” Here some images:

Learn italian in Italy - aperitif on the veranda
Learn italian in Italy - Double room accomodation
Learn italian in Italy - Double room
Learn italian in Italy - Dining room
Learn italian in Italy - Buffet in Hotel

What you are going to learn in 15 hours of Italian lesson

Basics
Meeting greetings
How to introduce new people
Members of family
Numbers
Verbs essere (to be) and avere (to have)
Definite and Indefinite Articles
Nouns and adjectives
Single and combined prepositions
Ordering Food & Drinks. Polite requests
Expressing likes and dislikes and preferences.
Hotel. Booking a room. Days and months. Telling the time
Where is… ? Where are…. ? Places of interest
Finding your way around
Leisure and holidays.
Doing shopping

Talking about work
Regular verbs

Talking about free time
Verbs to go and to come + some irregular verbs

Inviting people out / Directions
Modal verbs + More irregular verbs.

Where do you live?
Talking about houses and accommodations
Furniture and rooms in an house

What did you do at the weekend?
Introduction to the Past tense
Talking about past activities – More past tense – transitive and intransitive verbs – verbs to have and to be used as auxiliary verbs – regular and irregular past participles

Italian tradition and festivals
Christmas, Easter and Carnival – Talking about traditions and festivals – Comparing British and Italian traditions

Relationship with friends and people in general
Reflexive verbs



What you will see

Learn italian in Italy - San Marino tour
San Marino
Learn italian in Italy - Santarcangelo di Romagna tour
Santarcangelo di Romagna
Learn italian in Italy - Ravenna tour
Ravenna

What you may eat (and why not cook?)

Learn italian in Italy - Piadina Romagnola
Piadina Romagnola
Learn italian in Italy - Cooking lesson
Homemade tagliatelle
Learn italian in Italy and italian cooking
Tagliatelle are often served with seafood in romagna!!!

Bellaria Igea Marina: a special place

I feel very lucky that I can hold my courses in Bellaria Igea Marina. It’s a town that has a special place in my heart. My parents have a small tourist flat house there and I have spent my summer there since I was a little child.

My favourite memories are from my childhood holidays and it seems like only yesterday I was running down the sandy beach with friends, to crash into the sea and explore around. My favourite part of the holiday was the first when I was in Bellaria Igea Marina alone with my grandmother and my parents were working in Bologna.

I have wonderful memories of being on holiday with her and staying in the tiny apartment and having my breakfast with a fantastic local pastry: the “bombolone” that she went to buy every morning for me.

Learn italian in Italy - Bomboloni
Bomboloni

That was a really lovely, lovely holiday. It really sticks in my memory, because I got absolutely spoilt and I was devastated to leave and come back to school. I was, like, “Can’t I just stay here and eat, sunbathe and swim all year???”

Bellaria Igea Marina is a special place and I am really looking forward to meet you there!!!

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!



Feedback

Last year on the hills of Bologna I organized a really similar experience for two of my British students. It was great for me and judging from the feedback even for them:

“We had a fantastic trip to Bologna organised by Gabriele . Nothing was too much trouble and we particularly enjoyed the variety of the experience from the wonderful accommodation and food and local wines at to our guided tours of Ravenna and Ferrara and Bologna itself.
The opportunity to learn pasta making, have Italian lessons and go cycling in the beautiful countryside is something we will never forget. We would thoroughly recommend.
Salute!”

What my students in UK say of me:

“After having completed a 24 hour Italian course with Gabriele, I could only highly recommend him as an enthusiastic and engaging teacher for all levels. Upon starting the course, I had an upper-beginner level and was not at all confident in spoken or written Italian. Now I have completed my hourly sessions of conversational Italian, my level of spoken and written Italian has improved so much and I am so happy with everything I have learnt and achieved.”
Richard, Marlow

“I always look forward to my Italian lessons with Gabriele very much indeed. His friendly manner and good sense of humour put me at my ease, and there is always so much to discuss. He has a thorough understanding of Italian and English grammar and, more importantly, the skills to explain and teach, which is not true of all native speakers.
He is interested in his students and tailors each lesson to their individual needs and interests. His warm personality and professional intelligent approach make his lessons a most rewarding and enjoyable experience.”
Pam, High Wycombe

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