Our Italian language school is located in Orbetello, a picturesque town on the Tuscany coast, in the heart of the Maremma region, less than two hours from Rome, Florence, Pisa and Siena. Courses are organized into small groups of students,this guarantees the high quality of our services, the friendly atmosphere and a continuous assistance to the students’ needs and requests. Additionally we organise a carefully studied and varied programme of extracurricular activities, including seminars, excursions and special evenings which enable students to discover the many aspects of the Italian culture.ur Italian language school is situated in a quiet place just a short walk from the historical centre. It has been recently completely refurbished and is surrounded by a beautiful garden, an ideal place to have lessons in the open air or to relax in your free time.
Our school of Italian language and culture offers courses to students of all ages and different nationalities, in a convivial and friendly atmosphere created by our teachers and by all our staff.
WHAT Italian COURSES DO WE OFFER?
Standard course: 4 hour Italian language group course per day from 9.15 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. This type of course is perfect for those who want to combine study with other cultural and leisure activities in the afternoon.
Combined course: 4 hour Italian language group course lesson each day from 9.15 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday + 1 hour Individual lesson every afternoon. This type of course is ideal for those who want to combine the experience of a group class with the individual attention of a one to one lesson.
Intensive course: 4 hour Italian language group course lesson each day from 9.15 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday + 2 hour Individual lesson every afternoon. The course has been devised for those who want to make the most of their short stay in Italy.
Individual courses :Particularly suitable for business and professional people and all those who require tuition tailor-made to their individual needs.
Italian language course for Teenagers: Junior language course combines lively and entertaining lessons of Italian language and a rich and varied programme of supervised leisure, sport and cultural activities, visits and excursions which enable students to discover the many aspects of the Italian culture on a daily basis.
Italian & Sports... Italian language courses and not only
Italian language course 50+: Italian language course 50+ combines lively and entertaining lessons of Italian and a rich and varied programme of cultural activities, visits and excursions which enable students to discover many aspects of the Italian culture.
Sea and Nature, Art and Culture in an all inclusive package: This innovative all-inclusive package has been created in collaboration with one prestigious language school in Rome/Siena/Florence/Perugia to better fulfil the students' expectations and offer them a unique and wonderful experience.
Cooking lessons: Orbitlingua organizes practical cooking lessons for anyone interested in learning to cook typical Italian dishes. Cooking lessons are organized in small groups or individually in the kitchen of a typical restaurant or in the house of an Italian "Mamma"; at the end of each lesson, students will enjoy the dishes prepared.
Courses for school groups: Orbitlingua organizes Italian courses for school groups on request of schools, teachers and agencies.
WHAT ACCOMMODATION DO WE OFFER?
Italian host families: Single or double rooms in apartments with Italian host families. This accommodation are very comfortable and the host families are always very friendly and helpful. In this type of accommodation the student can have breakfast and half board (breakfast and dinner).
Shared Apartment: Single or double rooms in apartments, which are shared with other Italian or foreign students or with the owner of the apartment. All apartments are furnished, rooms are provided with sheets and kitchens are provided with all the necessary facilities to cook and eat on one's own (electrical appliances, cutlery, dishes).
Private Apartment: Studio apartments or apartments for one or more persons. The rent price for private apartments differs according to various factors, such as size location (in or outside the historic centre) and renting period. It is possible to choose from various locations, near the school or by the sea.
Hotel or Bed & breakfast: Single or double rooms in hotels (2 3, or 4 stars), with private bathroom and breakfast included.
Farmhouses: This type of accommodation is very popular in Tuscany. Students can choose from single or double rooms or apartments.Students will enjoy the quiet and relaxing atmosphere of the beautiful Tuscan countryside and taste the typical Italian dishes prepared with very fresh farm products, organically cultivated and varied according to seasons. This option is particularly suitable for students coming by car.
WHO ARE OUR STUDENTS?
Our school of Italian language and culture offers courses to students of all ages and different nationalities. We know that students come to Italy not only to learn the language but also to relax on our beautiful beaches or in the green of our countrysides, to get to know new people, to taste excellent food, to visit our cultural and historical places…
And it is exactly for these reasons that our Italian language school gives the possibility to study with pleasure in one of the most beautiful place of Italy.
The mission of our language school is to offer an excellent quality of teaching and an unforgettable experience providing to our students the opportunity not only to learn the Italian language and culture but also to enjoy, relax, and make a rich and unique experience.
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ORIGIN OF OUR STUDENTS
The school's fantastic location
Enchanting beaches and close to rome, siena, pisa and florence
Friendly atmosphere and safe environment
Rich and stimulating social programme
Accommodation very close to the school ( 5-10 min to walk)
There are infinite ways of spending your free time and the school staff is available for information or to book any of the activities listed below:
Canoeing on the lagoon
Cultural, Musical, Popular Events
Festival delle Crociere: Annual music festival in Orbetello featuring major national and international artists (July/August).
International Short Film Festival: Important event in the international film calendar at Capalbio (July/August).
Theatrical performances: Among the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Cosa (August).
Concerts: In the squares of the town's historic centre.
Festa di San Biagio: Parade of the traditional Maremma cowboys ("butteri") through the town centre and other events featuring the local culture of the lagoon.
International Tennis Tournament: (July/August)
Antique Exhibition and Market: Along the streets of the town centre: antique displays, collections, stamps and artefacts (the first weekend of each month).
Students coming from countries that require a visa to study abroad need to contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their home country beforehand to complete the formalities. A certificate of enrolment is one of the requirements for obtaining a visa. In order to receive a certificate of enrolment the student must pay the full tuition fees.
How to get there
Rome airport Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino)
Rome airport Ciampino
Pisa airport Galileo Galilei
From Rome: Rome-Pisa line to Orbetello
From Pisa: Pisa-Rome line to Orbetello
From Florence: Florence-Orbetello line via Siena
from Leonardo Da Vinci (Fiumicino)
From Rome: Take the motorway A12 Rome-Civitavecchia and then the Aurelia to Orbetello
From Pisa: Drive to Grosseto and then the Aurelia southbound to Orbetello
From Florence: Drive to Grosseto via Siena and then the Aurelia southbound to Orbetello