There is something very appealing about rattling off your shopping list in faultless Italian. This is one of the longest-established language schools on the Amalfi Coast, attracting students from all over the globe. Prices start at €220 for a week of tuition, plus a €75 enrolment fee.

It also runs a combined Italian language and cooking course, as well as special language courses for the over-50s (it's never too late!).