Italian - live it, not just learn it

A 7-day Italian language and culture immersion trip off the beaten Italian track

A boutique trip where you will discover Italy through smaller towns, practising Italian without switching to English. Experience food, wine and art without fighting off crowds of tourists.

Are you tired of being a tourist in Italy? I thought as much. I think it’s time to be Italian and so I have organised a 7-day trip to the beautiful Marche just for that. 

 In Marche, you’re blown away by the colours of the sea and its countryside in the Spring. The olive trees, the vineyards, the hills… A succession of medieval cities and monasteries….

It is a place where people are kind and meet you with warmth.

A “boutique” trip where we’ll stop whenever we want. If necessary, we’ll switch directions in order to watch the sunset.

All this in Italian. We’ll be together.

What we will do in this week

  • Saturday: Private transfer in the morning from Ancona airport. Check-in around 12 pm at Hotel-Palazzo Gentili in San Severino Marche. Around 3 pm we will visit the city of San Severino Marche, including its principal  theatre and  Pinacoteca. Dinner at the local pizzeria


  • Sunday:  We will leave in the morning to visit the Frasassi Caves, followed by a typical porchetta sandwich lunch (or vegetarian option) with a soft drink. Then we will go to the nearby  Tempietto Valadier dell’Abbazia di San Vittore.  Evening free


  • Monday: In the morning, we will visit Fabriano with a Teacher of Edulingua who is an expert in art. We will then go in the afternoon to the Paper and Watermark Museum of Fabriano. Lastly we will chill out and relax with a visit of the vineyard followed by a wine testing of the Verdicchio di Matelica and also lunch.  Evening free


  • Tuesday: We will have a morning together exploring the Italian language around San Severino Marche. Lunch in the local bar. In the afternoon you will have a ‘Lezione di Cultura’ called ‘Alla scoperta delle Marche’ in the Local school Edulingua. Evening free


  • Wednesday: In the morning we will go to Macerata and visit the famous Sferisterio.You will have free time in the afternoon where you can either have a coaching session with me, rest in the spa of Hotel-Palazzo Gentili or go around San Severino and have a chat with the local people. Dinner together


  • Thursday: You will check out from the Hotel-Palazzo Gentili. We will leave at 9:00am for Urbino where we will discover ’Palazzo Ducale’ and ‘Oratorio San Giovanni’. A tour guide in Italian will help us to discover the beauty of this incredible Renaissance town. In the late afternoon, we will check-in at the Country House Ca’ Virginia where we will stay two nights. In the evening, we will have dinner together at Ca’ Virginia.


  • Friday: We will wake up surrounded by beautiful countryside, leaving the country house to visit Il Castello di Gradara where Paolo and Francesca met and fell in love as told by Dante Alighieri in his Divine Comedy. A tour guide will be with us, helping us to better discover the Castle, the Borgo and in the afternoon we will have a  wine testing with local products.


  • Saturday: It’s time to say Goodbye, transferring early in the morning to Ancona Airport

Your language and culture trip leader


my name is Barbara Rocci.  I come from San Severino Marche and I love my Country. I enjoy discovering and sharing everything about its culture.  I used to be an archivist, so my love for its history and traditions run deep.


I have been teaching the Italian language for 13 years, from 1-to-1 sessions online, university lectures at King’s College London to Italian Teacher at Edulingua School in Italy. Edulingua School is assisting with the organisation of this trip and so you will for sure, will meet many members/teachers of the school.

In the 7-day language and cultural trip immersion,  I have realised my dream of bringing learners of Italian to my region and creating a unique, tailor-made Italian language and cultural experience: an immersive learning experience,  a small group, a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, fun outings, and there won’t be classes. You won’t have to spend your whole time on dry textbooks . Your life in Marche will be your textbook!

Join the waiting list

Let’s stay in contact so you will be the first one to know when the next Language Trip to Marche will be happen. As you know this is a strange time and for now we cannot plan this trip but if you sign up to the waiting list I will send you the news dates, price, news about the trip. 

Come on boar with me and start to dream about Marche.