Italian Society

Below is a list of Italian courses held abroad.

Some have been visited by members in the past and others have requested that their details are listed here.

Please note that inclusion is not an endorsement of the property or course, only that the member either found the ‘facility’ listed suitable at the time or as far as we know, the course offered may be suitable.

Please note, the Society does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy or suitability of any item listed.

The Watermill at Posara in north west Tuscany

The owners of The Watermill at Posara in north west Tuscany, Bill and Lois Breckon, have contacted the Society to tell us about the courses held there in Italian language, painting, creative writing and so on.  It is a long-established business and has received enthusiastic reviews from guests. 

The holidays are all-inclusive (except for the flights to and from Pisa airport): so, all tuition, accommodation, linen and towels, all meals and wines, outings to local restaurants, visits and trips, and an excursion to Lucca or Cinque Terre.   There is the possibility of a discount for CIS members so if you make enquiries DO let Bill know you are a member of the Society.  

"We are proud to announce our next Italian Language course, running from Saturday 29 April 2017 to Saturday 6 May 2017.  As before it will be run in conjunction with the prestigious Florence language school, Langues Services, and the lovely Francesca La Sala will again be taking the helm.  

This is a language-learning week with a difference in that, given the small class size, your full-immersion Italian week is tailored to suit your needs and interests. Formal lessons are balanced with sessions ‘in the field’ where you talk to local Italians as they go about their daily lives.  You also enjoy excursions into the mountains and to the seaside: opportunities to further practice your new-found language skills. 

Follow us on Facebook (The Watermill) and Twitter (TuscanHolidays).  

Or visit our website:

Postal address:  Il Mulino di Posara, Via del Mulino 12-20, 54013 Fivizzano (Loc Posara), MS, Italy

email: info [at] (please replace [at] by @)  

Telephone (UK): +44 (0)20 7193 6246


Intensive Italian

Learn Italian the fun way!

Intensive weekends

Our Italian language weekends offer an all inclusive package including accommodation, Italian food, wine and coffee and 15 hours of intensive teaching with course materials.

Study holidays

No other courses will give you more linguistic and cultural full immersion; our study holidays in the beautiful Puglia region of Italy will engulf you in the language, the food and the culture

World class tuition

Full immersion, interactive teaching designed to enable a swift transition from the classroom to real life; and all delivered by one of the most experienced language teachers in the UK
For further details visit their website: