All of our venues are chosen for their tranquil locations, amenities, and cuisine. We have personally visited all of our partner venues to ensure that they are the perfect setting for your intensive Italian course. Teaching occurs on-site so that your time can be best spent learning and making the most of time after sessions. We have a number of partner venues to fit individual client needs. All are chosen specifically to fit our intensive courses.
Castello di Potentino
Our main venue is Castello di Potentino, an ancient castle that dates back to Ertruscan times. Staying at Potentino is like being invited into a private home. Run by the Greene family as an old-fashioned Residenza d’Epoca, Castello di Potentino is comprised of ten bedrooms in the main castle that can accommodate up to 20 people. There are several comfortable sitting-rooms, libraries and kitchen facilities for the exclusive use of guests, and also two apartments available on request that can sleep from 2 to 8 people.
More than just an ancient castle, Castello di Potentino is a vibrant hub of culture in the modern world. The venue boasts an expansive property which produces olive oil, grappa and award winning wines. Throughout the year, Castello di Potentino hosts classical music concerts, traditional cooking and baking courses and other cultural events.
This is the perfect venue for a truly bespoke programme no matter what your interests.
Pian del Colombiao
Pian Del Colombaio, a large villa in the Val D’Orcia, southern Tuscany. It is run by British couple, Angela and Jimmy McCracken, who have lived there for ten years. Clients enjoy exclusive access to the venue during language courses.
Colombaio is traditionally built, with outdoor swimming pool, gardens an olive grove and a large terrace overlooking the Tuscan landscape. Tucked away in the countryside, the villa is some five miles from the village of Montenero and ten minutes from the mountain town of Castel Del Piano. Siena is an hour’s drive, and the famous wine town of Montalcino only forty minutes.
Clients are accommodated in double rooms, with the ability to bring partners along at a reduced rate. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided. Dinners are held at Pian del Colombaio and at the excellent local Tuscan restaurants.