Are you looking to experience a Summer Camp in Tuscany to learn Italian while having fun and expanding your cultural horizons? Whether you are a teenager searching for the perfect summer school or a parent looking for the best language camp for your kids, this article is for you. After a careful selection of schools and programs in Tuscany, Studiainitalia recommends Orbetello as the best choice for your Summer Camp in Italy. Here is why.
Destination – Orbetello: Great Location, Safe, Beautiful
Orbetello is a small town that lies in the middle of the namesake lagoon, which is a WWF Nature Reserve, in the southern area of Tuscany known as Maremma. It can be easily reached with a 90-minute drive from Rome Fiumicino International Airport and a 2-hour drive from Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport. It also has a train station (Stazione Orbetello-Monte Argentario) that connects Orbetello to Civitavecchia and Rome in the south, and to Grosseto and Livorno in the north.
Young people who choose Orbetello for their Italian summer camp are surprised by the vibrant atmosphere that can be found here between June and August. In fact, there are regattas in the lagoon, food festivals in the neighbouring sea villages, art and culture events in and around town, the antiques market on the first weekend of every month. With a 20-minute bicycle ride along a panoramic bike path you can reach some of the most pristine beaches in Tuscany. In the evening, locals hang out on the “corso” (main street) for an aperitivo or dinner with friends. The tranquil and safe character of Orbetello is a crucial factor for most parents who are looking for the best summer study abroad experience in Italy.
Not only is Orbetello safe and lively, it is also a beautiful town with an important history. For example, in the 16th century it became the capital of the State of the Presidi under the Crown of Spain. Also, the town was the starting point for Italo Balbo’s famous “air cruises” between 1930 and 1933. There are many curious things about the local history that students will enjoy learning when living in Orbetello.
Orbetello connects Tuscany’s mainland with the Promontory of Monte Argentario, a dream summer destination for many Italians.
Italian Language School – High-quality Junior Summer Programme
Studiainitalia works with a language school that offers a fantastic junior summer camp in Tuscany. Every year it proposes a summer programme for high school students from 13 to 17 years old.
In 2018, the starting dates for the Summer School in Orbetello are:
- July 2, 16, 30
- August 13
The Summer Programme includes 20 Italian lessons (50 minutes long) per week, plus a variety of supervised leisure, sport and cultural activities. The language lessons are delivered by qualified native-speaking teachers, who work with small groups of 5-10 students in a fun and stimulating atmosphere. Some classes are held in the beautiful garden that surrounds the school.
Studiainitalia also offers half-board accommodation with carefully selected, friendly and helpful host families who live near the school.
The fees of the Junior Summer Programme in Orbetello are:
- 1450 Euros for 2 weeks
- 2150 Euros for 3 weeks
- 2750 Euros for 4 weeks
The fees include twenty 50-minute Italian lessons per week, course material, computers and wi-fi at school, half-board accommodation and scheduled/supervised leisure activities.
What are your summer plans?