When it comes to learning the Italian language, there's no better way to do so than by experiencing it first hand.
With our Learning Holidays not only you will learn the language, you will also be educated on other aspects of Italian culture and life, including food, wine and gestures!
And in between classes, you get to enjoy all the sights and amenities that Lecce offers. Whether you choose to relax on the beach, take a walk in the historical centre or taste the traditional Italian cuisine, you'll be always satisfied.
Discover a genuine Italy and immerse yourself in local culture while you learn the language, customs and traditions in Lecce.
Why choose our
Intensive, fun and practical course
Young, DITALS qualified teachers
Speak like a true Italian learning gestures and ways to say
Food & wine lessons included (adult courses only)
Small groups in modern, well equipped classrooms
Two steps from the historic center of Lecce
So many activities in the area: we help you to organize your trip and to find accommodation
Flexible hours and competitive prices
Learning Holidays Summer 2017 Edition
New dates for Learning Holidays - Summer 2017 Edition are available!
The next course starts on August 21st and ends September 1st; lessons will be held from Monday to Friday. Timetables to be confirmed.
Level of the course will be Beginners - A1/A2, according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information about incoming courses at
Prices & Booking
Our Learning Holidays can last from 1 up to 4 weeks, with daily lessons lasting 4 hours, from Monday to Friday.
That means that you can choose between courses of 20, 40, 60 or 80 hours in total, depending on how long are you planning to stay in Lecce.
We had organized our Learning Holidays price chart in groups of 2, 5 or max 10 students, with prices starting from as low as €23 per hour. Let us know the exact size of your group and we'll find the right price for you!
We offer competitive prices and flexible solutions: contact us if you have a different request.
Download our price chart here.
If you're looking for a Learning Holiday in Italy, you're probably thinking now "Why should I choose Lecce instead of Rome, Venice or Florence"?
Let us tell you why...
What you should know
Salento is the tip of Puglia, the "heel of Italy", since ancient times a connecting land for many peoples and cultures. Its natural capital, Lecce, is known as the "Florence of the South" for the magnificence of its monuments and sculptures in Baroque style.
The local artisans shops fill the narrow alleys of the old town of Lecce, where you can find beautiful local stone sculptures and precious objects made by the art of papier mache, one of the most renowned symbols of local tradition.
The crystal sea of Salento, with its many shades of green and blue and a long coastline formed by white sand beaches and steep cliffs, are the envy of quite a few famous tourist locations. A mild weather with very dry summers and more than 2.600 hours of sun per year, makes Salento – and Puglia in general – a perfect area for a summer holiday.
Art, culture, food, beaches: Salento has it all
The natural heritage of Salento is well combined with an artistic and cultural richness, full of the sound and rhythm of "pizzica", and with a tasty cuisine featuring only local ingredients and based on the real Mediterranean Diet, currently recognised as UNESCO World Heritage.
Renowned tourist destination but not as busy as more famous Italian cities, Lecce and the whole Salento still manage to offer a genuine experience for those who want to live the true Italian culture, thanks to a local population still respectful of its ancient traditions.
The Italian experience you're looking for
To study Italian in Lecce means to benefit from rich cultural, natural and gastronomic heritage, in a more relaxed and not overcrowded city.
Long queues to access to places of interest, crowded monuments where you can’t even take a picture, bars and restaurants "for tourists" that offer generic menus and overrated prices: all of these are not part of the life in Lecce.
Lecce lacks of the frenetic pace of life of a big city, and local people still find the time to catch up with friends to drink a real Italian coffee, to buy vegetables and fresh fish at the local market and to have a chat at the bar.
The kind of Italians you've read about
People from Salento still participate in local festivals and festivities, not forgetting their roots and remaining faithful to the old traditions. They know how to focus on the finer things in life: strong friendships, good food and wine and beautiful artworks.
To study Italian in Lecce, indeed, means to discover a genuine Italy that not everyone knows about, and to immerse yourself in the local culture, getting to know how real Italians live without any tourists trap.