Home tuition a Siena

Live & Learn with an Italian family in Siena!

This full-immersion and full board one to two-week program in Siena offers a wonderful opportunity to improve your knowledge of the Italian language and culture in the comfort of a welcoming Italian home. Choosing a home tuition course is probably the best way to improve your Italian quickly, effectively and enjoyably. Not only will you make noticeable progress in your language skills, but you’ll actively experience day to day Italian family life. You will take part of your Italian tutor’s social and family life and will therefore be able to learn Italian in every moment of the day; casually chatting with your teacher or teacher’s family, going to the cinema or theater, visiting friends, shopping, etc. This is the ideal solution for those who need to learn as much as possible in the least amount of time. It's also a good solution for those interested in having direct contact with Italy’s family life and culture without language barriers.

The course will be designed specifically for you according to your needs, age, level of Italian and personal interests. You will find yourself totally immersed in a typical Italian-speaking environment and learn in a relaxed atmosphere, with the undivided attention of your professor. Our one-to-one homestay program offers the advantage of flexible scheduling, from 3 to 4 hours per day of Italian language instruction, or a customized program coordinated by the professor and student together.

Participants will have a great time exploring the hosting city of Siena and its fabulous surroundings filled with Medieval and Renaissance Art. We welcome single travelers and couples. In order to give participants the highest quality and best experience we only host one person or couple at a time. Given the high request, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Your Home in Siena:
The professor's home is a huge country estate from the year 1000 at the doors of Siena in the heart of the Natural wildlife Park of La Montagnola.
The family is composed of mother Sonia (International Education Manager), father Pino (Journalist/Economist), daughter Rebecca (your professor) and 2 lovely dogs: Pollock and Peggy. You will be accommodated in a beautiful and spacious private bedroom with private bathroom and will share with the family the other common rooms, as well as the swimming pool during the summer months.


Your professor: Rebecca Mencaroni
Rebecca is a young and enthusiastic 26 years old. She holds a University Degree from the University of Siena in Art History as well as a specialization in Medieval and Renaissance Art. While studying, Rebecca also taught Italian to foreigners at Dante Alighieri Siena language school and was very appreciated by students of all nationalities.


Program: Each day you will take 3 to 4 hours of Italian Language with your professor. This program is full board and includes cultural visits to places of interest in the afternoons.


1 Week Typical Program:

    Sunday
  • Afternoon: arrival; train or bus station in Siena where your new family will pick up

    Monday
  • 9:00am: breakfast
  • 9:30am-12:30pm: Italian language lesson
  • 1:00pm: Lunch with your professor
  • 4:00pm: Afternoon walk in Siena
  • 8:00pm: Dinner with the family

    Tuesday
  • 9:00am: breakfast
  • 9:30am-12:30pm: Italian language lesson
  • 1:00pm: Lunch with your professor
  • 4:00pm: visit of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and drive through the Crete
  • 8:00pm: Dinner with the family

    Wednesday
  • 9:00am: breakfast
  • 9:30am-12:30pm: Italian language lesson and visit the market in Siena
  • 1:00pm: Lunch with your professor
  • 4:00pm: Drive to and visit San Gimignano
  • 8:00pm: Dinner with the family

    Thursday
  • 9:00am: breakfast
  • 9:30am-12:30pm: Italian language lesson
  • 1:00pm: Lunch with your professor
  • 5:30-9:30: Hands-on cooking class with Art & Cooking culinary school in Siena. At the end of the class you will eat what you have prepared.

    Friday
  • 9:00am: breakfast
  • 9:30am-12:30pm: Italian language lesson
  • 1:00pm: Lunch with your professor
  • 4:00pm: Shopping in Siena
  • 8:00pm: Dinner with the family

    Saturday
  • 9:00am: breakfast
  • Departure