Recommended Italian lessons in Tuscany
Lorella Federico's Italian language students recommend her Italian classes
Sherrie from Florida
I had been studying Italian on my own for over three years before I began working with Lorella via Skype. I had not had the opportunity to use in conversation the things I had learned…much less expand on them. Lorella has been so patient with me…even when my Italian brain “non funziona” (does not work). Over the past months I can see that I have made a lot of progress understanding what is being said to me and being able to express myself. I have lost the nervousness I used to have at the very thought of trying to speak in Italian. Very soon I will get to meet Lorella in person on my first trip to Italy and ….non vedo l’ora!! Thanks so much Lorella!!
Lorella to bardzo miła i kompetentna osoba, cierpliwy i życzliwy człowiek oraz wspaniała nauczycielka. Wie wszystko o włoskim, o okolicy, zawsze jest gotowa pomóc. Próbowałam uczyć się włoskiego w zupełnie szalony sposób – na gorąco, nieomal w przelocie, łapiąc słowa, które pozwolą mi szybko się porozumieć – i udało się. Lorella chciała i potrafiła dostosować się do mnie, do moich pytań, do tego, że najpierw chciałam opanować gramatykę, a potem mówić. Piękny jest jej mały domek na wzgórzach w Chianti i piękne są stamtąd zachody słońca – ale wspaniale było też rozmawiać z nią przez Skype i uczyć się korzystać z źródeł, którymi się ze mną dzieliła. Zdecydowanie polecam!
Jenny, South Africa
Grazie Lorella, you have been such a help and it was really lovely meeting you. Thank you for your kind words – you are wonderful and so patient & helpful and I feel like I have met my first Italian friend. You are a great ambassador for your country. I will speak to you again soon.
Lessons with Lorella in Panzano are more than anything you can learn in a video, on a DVD or in a book. It’s an experience and a memorable part of any vacation to the Chianti region. Her style is relaxed and non judgmental. She is welcoming and fun. We laughed a lot…and not just at my poor Italian! I will be continuing with her on Skype now that we are back in the states. My goal is fluency and I know Lorella will get me there. Cynthia
Peter & Cheryl and children, Toronto
We booked a villa for two weeks near Greve in Chianti. I found Lorella’s website and spoke to her about a short course for our extended family in Italian while we were on our vacation. Lorella and her assistant came to our villa and put on a series of interactive group sessions in the living room which were great fun for the whole family, everyone from from the grandparents to our children had great fun learning and laughing together. It was great family time and we really learned far more than we expected in just 2 weeks. It added a unique dimension to our trip.
Bjarne og Else Ravn
Kære Lorella Tak for god undervisning i italiensk via Skype. Vi har haft nogle hyggelige timer og følt, at vi er blevet venner. Samtidig har vi lært en masse italiensk sprog og kultur. Det var naturligvis en ekstra glæde at møde dig i Panzano i det smukke Chianti. Vi glæder os til at se dig igen og til at fortsætte vores italienskundervisning. Vi har anbefalet dig til alle vores italienertossede venner. Bedste hilsener Else & Bjarne
Scott, New York
Lorella and her colleagues were patient, generous with their time, and provided a fun and informative experience for our group. Our Italian “crash course” was a wonderful way for us to begin our week together in Italy. Grazie mille, Lorella!!
Thanks to Lorella, I have learnt much more italian understanding and producing the language than before in different classes. She understood immediately how I learn and what I am interested in. I miss all the conversations about philosophy, religions, human beings, cooking, nature, birds. Siis keskustelimme aika monesta asiasta ja opin valtavasti. Lorella on viehättävä ja innostava ihminen:) Best result is, when people here in Panzano and Greve say, that you understand 90% (polite friends) and speak italian much more than earlier. Mi piace. Jatkamme SKYPEssä…Kiitos, Riitta from Finland
Hello, Thank you for helping me with my last minute lessons and preparation for my job in Italy. I’d recommend lessons with Lorella to anyone! A big hug to you!
Remo Meier, Switzerland
Hello Lorella, just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed my Italian lessons! Knowing a bit of Italian really did increase the enjoyment of my trip around Tuscany, thanks to your enthusiastic efforts.
While I was in Panzano this summer, I enjoyed taking italian lessons with Lorella. She always had a smile for me and patience with my learning. I continue to take lessons with her on SKYPE from NY.
Trish & Andy
We loved very much our lessons with Lorella in 2009. We initially met Lorella, to discuss having lessons, at a cafe in Panzano and sat with her under the trees in the square. What a lovely beginning with lots of laughter. Lorella is miraculous – one can go to the lessons at her place but also Lorella cam to our place. The time when we did go to her place we were amazed because her house was in the same valley where we had stayed 30 years before, near Montagliari. Lorella is an instinctive & patient teacher with a strong sense of humanity. We were very fortunate & happy to have met her and hope to see her again. Thanks Lorella
Trish & Andy, Sydney Australia.
Ci sono piacute molto le nostre lezioni con Lorella nel 2009. All’inizio abbiamo incontrato Lorella per discutere le lezioni in un café a Panzano e eravamo seduti con lei sotto gli alberi nella piazza e che bellissimo inizio con molta risata. Lorella é miracolosa e si puo andare per le lezioni da lei ma anche Lorella e venuta da noi. La volta quando siamo andati da Lorella ci siamo meravigliati perché la sua casa era nella stessa valle dove eravamo restati trenta anni prima, vicino a Montagliari. Lorella e una insegnante istintiva e paziente con un senso forte dell’umanitá. Eravamo molto fortunati e felici di avere incontrato Lorella e speriamo di vederla ancora.
Lorella was a wonderful teacher. She always made the classes interesting and my daughter who also took lessons, had lots of fun as she learnt. My Italian improved a great deal after being with Lorella and I was able to speak Italian with confidence.
Lorella was fantastic. Learing Italiano from her improved our stay in Italy immensely. She is a wonderful person who has a big heart. Thanks again. Lang Family www.aussiesinchianti.com
Silvia S. – Germany
I, Silvia S., attended in the period of 27.08.2005-10.10.2005 italian lessons at Mrs Lorella Federico. My aim was to expand my poor italian knowledges to a good basis-knowledge of the italian language. Mrs Federico offers different possibilities to arrange the teaching. For the pupil it’s also possible to get a lot of books, prospeks, magazines from her. This has the advantage not to buy these things by your own. Mrs Federico is a open-minded, involved and motivated teacher. She works with a high “put-in” and support. Also her flexibility and her cheerfulness are positive for a good performance. For myself, the lessons were always very funny and combined with good results of learning. All my further language courses will be compared with this one of Mrs Federico. For the future I wish Mrs Federico all the best and I can just recommed her. Casole, Italy, 10.10.05 Silvia S.
Silvia S. – Deutschland
Im Zeitraum vom 27.08.2005-10.10.2005 habe ich, Silvia S., Italienischunterricht bei Frau Lorella Federico besucht. Mein Ziel war, meine geringen Kenntnisse auf ein gut fundiertes Basiswissen der italienischen Sprache auszubauen. Frau Federico bietet verschiedene Möglichkeiten an, den Unterricht zu gestalten. Auch stehem dem Schüler sehr viele Bücher, Prospekte, Zeitschriften zur Auswahl, was den Vorteil hat, sich diese Dinge nicht persönlich anzuschaffen. Frau Federico ist eine sehr aufgeschlossene, engagierte und motivierende Person, die mit höchster Einsatzbereitschaft arbeitet. Auch ihre Flexibilität und Frühlichkeit tragen zu einer guten Leistung des Schülers bei. Für mich waren die Unterrichtsstunden mit Spaß und guten Lernergebenissen verbunden. Alle weiteren Sprachkurse werden sich nun an dem von Frau Federico messen lassen müssen. Ich wünsche Frau Federico weiterhin alles Gute in Ihrem Beruf und kann Sie nur noch weiterempfehlen. Casole, Italy, 10.10.05 Silvia S.
In 2004 my husband had our dream trip arranged. We were going to Italy! I worked at my local Library and Lorella was in tiny Sandpoint visiting. We met at the Library. The summer of 2004 was spent learning Italian from Lorella and having fun. Lorella is a great teacher and while my “senior” age kept me from being an A+ student, the words I did retain saved us on more than one occasion. Hello Lorella!
Ciao, Lorella! Come stai? I studied Italian with Lorella in the same “class” as Rosemary. Lorella is a wonderful teacher and helped refresh my memory of Italian. I wish she would return and teach us again! If you are looking for an Italian teacher, Lorella is terrific!