Learn Italian, and enjoy the slow life

“If you want to fine-tune your Italian, live like a local and discover things you never knew, look no further .” (Katherine P. former homestay student ).

In Sarzana, a stone’s through from Cinque Terre, my homestay program will offer you a full immersion experience in every aspect of Italian culture and language: for a week you will live with me, your qualified teacher/tutor in adult teaching, and together we will spend our time as Julie - a former homestay student - describes so well :

“Each day began with a delicious breakfast on the patio with stunning views and in total tranquillity so that I could gather my thoughts.  What followed was a study programme totally tailored to my specific needs and then a lovely lunch with plenty of relaxing chatter. In the afternoon I was taken to various incredible places - sometimes with friends of Sira and always with plenty of chatting.”

Together we will visit characteristic and unique places such as Cinque Terre, and you will  discover them as only locals are able to do; you will taste typical local dishes and you will learn how to prepare them; and, last but not least , you will savour Italy the Italian way.

with Ease

The train, surely the best means of travel to visit the Cinque Terre and be enchanted by the beauty of the Ligurian sea. From March 16th the 5 Terre Express train is in service to travel comfortably between La Spezia Centrale, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso and Levanto with a single single fare ticket, taking advantage of the offer of 100 trains a day, 7 days a week, every 15 minutes