Italian language immersion trips to Italy

Travel to Tuscany and Sicily with native Italian tour guides

The Italian School of San Diego has partnered with Vero Viaggio to offer Italian Language immersion trips where the Italian language comes first. These “Italian immersion experiences” organized by Vero Viaggio feature Italian group classes with native speaker instructors, small-group semi-private classes (split by fluency) over a meal and more traditional guided tours and experiences like cooking classes or wine tasting, all in Italian. Their destinations are off the beaten path, to allow people to experience a more authentic view of Italy.

Vero Viaggio’s trips are designed for groups of up to 10 adults to maintain a personal, small-group environment. All activities are conducted in Italian by instructors, guides and locals who are accustomed to interacting with language learners. Which means they can slow down and make sure you feel included in the conversation!

All students of the Italian of San Diego will enjoy a 10% discount on all “Italian immersion experiences” by Vero Viaggio.

Vero Viaggio welcomes all levels of Italian learners, even beginners. Italian school will also launch a set of intensive classes starting in March specifically dedicated to people traveling to Italy, to help you make the most of your trip.

Here are the tours currently available:

Cefalù, Sicily, April 28 - May 4, 2024


Cefalù is a beautiful medieval town in Sicily, less than 40 miles from Palermo. The experience includes accommodation in a 900-year old palace in the main square, wine-tasting, visit, tasting and aperitivo at olive mill, visit to Palermo and Monreale, meals in restaurants popular among locals and more. See the full itinerary with pricing information for the “Italian immersion experience” in Cefalù on Vero Viaggio’s website

Cefalù, Sicily, September 29 - October 6, 2024

This itinerary is similar to the April trip but has one extra day and night. See the full itinerary for the “Italian immersion experience” in Cefalù in September 2024

Montepulciano, Tuscany, October 26 - November 2, 2024


Montepulciano is a village in the hills of Tuscany, whose name is famous worldwide thanks to its wine. The experience includes accommodation in a private Palace or BnB accommodation, visit to Siena, Orvieto and Pienza (UNESCO world heritage site), wine-tasting, a farm tour with cooking class and more. See more details for the trip to Montepulciano

Siracusa, Sicily, November 23 - 30, 2024


Siracusa is a historic city in Sicily of Greek origin, the city of Archimedes. The experience in Siracusa includes visit to Modica, Ortigia, Marzamemi and Noto, wine-tasting, cooking class of traditional Sicilian food, visit to the UNESCO site Neapolis archeological park and the Ear of Dionysius cave and more. See more details for the trip to Siracura on Vero Viaggio’s website