My wife and I have attended many Italian Language Schools in our desire to enjoy the real Italy but none compare to “Estate Puglia l’Acanto”. Michela opens her family’s summer house near Campomarino to a week of private tuition during summer. It is close to the outstanding sandy Ionian coast which is very popular with Italians but almost unknown to package tour operators.
We enjoyed our own private accommodation and, best of all, meals home cooked by Mama. Although the lessons each morning were perfectly tailored to our linguistic needs, they really only played a small part in helping us improve our Italian. Spending a whole week sharing the summer holidays and constantly speaking Italian is absolutely the best way to learn a foreign language. Every day Michela would drive us somewhere different to explore unspoilt parts of Puglia and enjoy the local ambiance, all in Italian of course. The highlight was attending a local festa to see the authentic la Pizzica performed by a live group in the town piazza.
This would have been just a great summer vacation on its own but with the addition of 1:1 language lessons this was amazing value for money.


Tim B., UK,