Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

Home Tuition

Study Italian at your teacher's home

Intensive, enjoyable and effective

If you are looking for something different – something special – then consider Home Italian. It is ideal for people who need to learn Italian language quickly, as it is very intensive. There are short courses for people with not much time and the dates are flexible. You can learn quickly because you spend more time talking to Italian native speakers and interact more with local people than on traditional Italian language courses. Most important is the flexibility to choose a teacher with the right experience for you and a friendly environment with shared interests as you.

What is Home Tuition

Home tuition is when a student stays in the home of his/her teacher. The student gets regular lessons from the teacher and these take place in the home. Home tuition is also sometimes called ‘homestay’ or ‘homestay teaching’. You get personal one-to-one teaching with a qualified, experienced teacher who is dedicated to helping you, and you get to know them very well. The lessons and materials are chosen exactly for your needs and level and they have been conceived to let you acquire a sound knowledge of the Italian language in a short period of time

Home Tuition is a good way to learn Italian

Home tuition is an excellent way to learn Italian because: you get plenty of opportunities to practice your Italian with support and encouragement both inside and outside the home. You are immersed in Italian and are learning naturally all the time. You use real Italian for real communication which gives you motivation, confidence and a real sense of achievement. You study intensively, but in a relaxed and friendly environment. You learn while you have delicious Italian meals or while you go out for shopping or for a walk with your teacher.

Duration of the course

The duration can be any length of time. Usually, the minimum is one week and most people stay for 1 – 4 weeks. Generally, students study from 15 to 40 lessons a week, which means 3 – 8 hours a day. Lessons usually take place in the morning from Monday to Friday. However, different teachers can accept different arrangements. Just let us know by e-mail which dates are preferred and the number of hours teaching required. Alternatively please do not hesitate to phone or fax us if any further information is required. Please click here for a sample schedule.

Different kind of courses

You can have an intensive General Italian course which covers all the areas necessary to become fluent in the language. Alternatively Italian for professionnals is a course for people who need to learn quickly with the help of a teacher with expertise in their specific field – executives, lawyers, teachers, flight attendants, etc.

Teachers for your approval

Before you arrive you will be sent a diagnostic Italian test which your teacher will use to assess your level and prepare material for your initial sessions. Our teachers are flexible and will adapt lessons in order to resolve specific problems. However, to ensure that lessons maintain a necessary structure, we provide the most up-to-date educational materials which are yours to keep at the end of the course.
Accademia del Giglio has a range of carefully selected teachers’ homes in Florence, the Chianti Area, the Mugello valley in other parts of Tuscany. Our primary concern is to provide you with the most suitable teacher for your requirements. On our registration form we ask for personal details so that we can recommend a host with similar interests, background and professional standing for your approval.



H1/3, 3 hours a day, Monday to Friday €1395
H1/4, 4 hours a day, Monday to Friday €1495
H1/5, 5 hours a day, Monday to Friday €1655
H1/6, 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday €1795
Enrolment fee €45

The course prices (per week) include
Course material
Accommodation for 6 nights
Continental breakfast, beverages, snacks, lunch and dinner for 6 days
A certificate at the end of the course