There are countless reasons to travel, but for many people all over the world, taking a trip abroad provides the perfect opportunity to learn a new language. With that in mind, one company has launched a brand new experience that sees visitors travelling to the rustic Tuscan countryside to learn Italian from local teachers in truly serene and beautiful surroundings.

Ville Circe is Tuscany, Italy © Italian Breaks

Unveiled by Italian Breaks, the unique experience sees guests taking part in courses while simultaneously immersing themselves in the culture of the country. Visitors will take part in one-on-one lessons in a dedicated learning environment led by expert teachers that can customise class topics based on the learning levels and interests of each student. 

Italian Book and Orange Juice
Students can learn at their own pace and level © Agnese Siciliano

Students can choose from a range of accommodation options, from sprawling villas to modern apartments. One highlight is Villa Circe, a traditional Italian home based in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Close to the artistic cities of Siena and Montepulciano, the villa features a swimming pool that stretches out from the building onto a lawn. Professional teachers visit the houses and take students through a series of activities and language-building exercises.

“It’s very important for people to learn about new cultures when they’re travelling. The Italian lessons we’re offering are a great way for people to learn not only the language, but also the culture that surrounds it. People will leave our villas with a newfound love of the country and hopefully with skills to explore Italy in more depth and with a new appreciation," Cristina, managing director of Italian Breaks told Lonely Planet.

The Italian Language Lessons cost £20 (€23) for a private lesson with a native speaker, while Villa Circe is priced at £3670 (€4250) per week.

More information is available at the official Italian Breaks website.

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