School Group Trips: Italian Language and Culture, Lucca

Lucca is a beautiful town in Tuscany which still  has its original medieval walls circling the town, creating a picturesque ring of green around the centre.  Famous for its specialist food shops, family run cafes and restaurants and Puccini festival, Lucca is a safe and friendly place to learn Italian and has plenty to offer school group study trips.

Our tailormade school group trips in Lucca can include cookery classes, visits to olive oil farms and a trip to nearby Florence or Pisa as well as intensive closed group Italian lessons.

  • Duration:  Flexible
  • Start dates:  Any date all year round
  • Cost:  Subject to duration, number of pupils/leaders, accommodation, and content

“Our students had a wonderful time in Lucca. The host families were so accommodating and lovely. All host families made such an effort with our students in the evening playing games, cooking them amazing meals and also ensuring that the students felt encouraged when speaking Italian. All of our school requirements were also adhered to. The lessons were really well delivered and the staff at the school were supportive and pitched their lessons at the perfect level. The students felt that they spoke and learnt lots, and cant wait to go back again! “

 JM, Jersey College for Girls, Mar 2018


Our centrally located language school teaches Italian to students in closed tuition groups, employing fully qualified teachers experienced in teaching Italian as a foreign language. Course content is designed in full consultation with the group leader. Accommodation is in local homestays, inspected by the school. Excursions and activities are all conducted in Italian and are chosen to suit the group.

  • Day 1

    Arrival at Pisa airport, private transfer to homestay accommodation in Lucca
  • Day 2

    Morning Italian lessons
    Orientation tour of Lucca and guided walking tour of city walls
  • Day 3

    Morning Italian lessons
    Afternoon cookery lesson including return transport

  • Day 4

    Full day guided excursion to Florence
  • Day 5

    Morning Italian lessons
    Half day guided excursion to Pisa

  • Day 6

    Return private transfer to Pisa airport for departure


  • Tuition: 9 Italian lessons over 3 mornings (each lesson is 55 minutes) in 3 closed tuition groups (all class materials included)
  • Student accommodation: homestay accommodation x 5 nights – shared rooms, half board (breakfast + dinner)
  • Activity programme: 2 afternoon visits/activities – all led by a member of Lucca school staff, with transport and entrances included. Full day excursion to Florence and half day excursion to Pisa arranged separately.
  • Leader accommodation: free places for 3 leaders in fully equipped private apartment x 5 nights – single rooms, self-catering. Please note that heating is not included. Electricity is included.
  • Transfers: Return private transfers to/from Pisa airport


Not included

  • Flights
  • Travel/health insurance
  • Local transport

Dates: as these trips are entirely tailormade, please contact us to discuss which dates would suit your group requirements.

Prices are dependent on group size, itinerary and accommodation – ask us for a proposal!

“The guided tour from the school was excellent – the guide was the best we have ever had for this activity and the students really enjoyed it. The cooking activity was good  too – Antonella the host was really sweet

The service we received from the host school was really outstanding. They were super welcoming and very good at communicating via text when we were out of the school and were happy to pick up the phone and call families/book restaurants and check information for us, and the teachers were excellent – the girls really liked them.

Thank you for all your help, as always. The trip was a great success, we are already looking forward to our next school trip to Lucca and, in the nearer future, our next Rouen trip.”

ESF, Jersey College for Girls, Nov 2023

“I loved the whole thing! Everything was amazing and so worthwhile, and it really helped me improve my spoken Italian”.

 Student from Jersey College, Oct 2013

“I enjoyed staying with the family and speaking everything in Italian and being immersed in the culture”.

Student from Jersey College, Oct 2013