Top 5 Cities for Foodies

Language and Gastronomy

Top 5 Cities for Foodies.. Across the World!

Each country and culture has its own array of gastronomic specialities, but there’s no denying that some places are just synonymous with good food. Often, it’s countries with French, Spanish and Italian influences that boast a particular gastronomic prowess. However, there are some cities in the world with cuisine that is quite simply on a different level. Here’s our pick of the 5 cities for foodies (and language enthusiasts) across the world. This selection will have you salivating, enthusing….. and returning home a stone heavier!

Cactus offers outstanding language and gastronomy courses for foodies across the world. If you have any questions about any of our courses please call us on +44 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our team of multilingual experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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5 Reasons to Study Italian in Salerno

Italian Courses Salerno

Why Study Italian in Salerno? – 5 Reasons to Study Italian in Salerno, Italy

Salerno is located in one of the most stunning and famous areas in Italy, close to the Amalfi Coast, Naples, Pompeii and the Cilento region. From its botanical gardens and beautiful architecture, to its impressive seafront and stunning scenery, Salerno has plenty to offer. So, here are our top 5 reasons to study Italian in Salerno.

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The Best Italian Language Schools

Best Italian Schools

The Best Italian Language Schools – From Naples to Venice!

Can you imagine a better way to learn Italian than to immerse yourself in ‘la Dolce Vita’ and to head to the promised land of pizza, pasta, wine and romance? Neither can we! A language holiday in Italy at one of the Best Italian Schools is an incomparable opportunity to get to know the Italian culture, cuisine and lifestyle, all whilst learning the language.

With Cactus you can travel to more than 10 cities across the country. We know how important it can be to choose the best school that fits your specific needs and that’s why our team of experts has put together a list of the Best Italian Language Schools to help you select your perfect Italian language learning get away!

 

Best Italian Language Schools: Naples

Best Italian Language Schools

Central Naples: our Italian Ministry of Education accredited school offers both standard general Italian courses and the possibility for you to combine language learning with Italian cooking lessons. Indulge in homemade authentic Italian pizza in the very birthplace of pizza!

Situated in the heart of the university district of Naples, close to both the seaside and the main attractions, the location offers a relaxed, youthful atmosphere. Naples is a truly charming, authentically South-Italian city where you can live like the locals. You can also visit Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast and also the Islands of Capri and Procida.

 

Best Italian Language Schools: Venice

Best Italian Language Schools

Campo Santa Margherita: our EDUITALIA accredited school offers general Italian language courses of different intensities, as well as a standard course combined with cooking, art or history. Our Venice school offers a chance to learn Italian in this fairy-tale like floating city built on 118 islands, connected to each other by 354 bridges.

Venice is a magical city characterised by bridges, canals, masked festivals and romance. Make your Venice dream come true by booking an Italian language course in this one-of-a-kind destination.

 

Best Italian Schools: Florence

Best Italian Language Schools

Ponte Vecchio: is a unique location overlooking the river Arno as well as Ponte Vecchio, one of the most famous sights of the city. Our EDUITALIA accredited school offers general courses, as well as a combination of Italian and cooking. There is also a course aimed for more mature language learners over the age of 40.

The 40+ course combines Italian lessons with a variety of cultural activities, such as visits to museums, vineyards and artisanal shops. In addition to these activities you can take a Tuscan tales-programme, where you study in Florence for one week, and then take your second week on the stunning Island of Elba.

 

Best Italian Language Schools: Rome

Best Italian Language Schools

Roma Termini: undeniably has a lot to offer its students, situated right next to Rome Termini, just walking distance from the Colosseum and many more world-renown landmarks that will all be on your ‘must-see’ list for Rome.

Our Italian Ministry of Education and EAQUALS accredited school offers general Italian courses both in the morning and in the afternoon. The school offers language plus courses that combine Italian with either cooking or cultural activities, and the school also specialises in 50+ programmes.

 

Best Italian Language Schools: Sorrento

Best Italian Language Schools

Central Sorrento: this school offers a standard course, an Italian + cooking course as well as a fifty plus programme. Outside of class the school offers a range of activities! You can choose from cooking and gelato-making sessions and visits to local mozzarella, olive oil and limoncello factories. Even though Sorrento is a small town, there’s a lot to do!

Sorrento offers a warm small-town atmosphere and stunning views. Sorrento is also close to the stunning Amalfi Coast where the impressive rocky cliffs meet the sea. The Amalfi Drive, or SS163, in undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous road-trips in Europe.

 

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How to Book an Italian Course?

Please check our How to Book page for more information on the simple secure and easy online booking process.  Check the location links to find more information on the Best Italian Language Schools.

For information on any of our Best Italian Language Schools, please call us on +44 (0) 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any question you may have.

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

Summer Adventure Starts Here!

Summer Adventure

Your Summer Adventure Starts Here!

It’s not too late to book your summer adventure and experience a language holiday to remember with Cactus Language. We have more than 100 bucket-list destinations to chose from – but to make the decision easier we have selected our top choices for this Summer, just for you. Our selection is based on the following criteria: value for money, off-the-beaten-track destinations, and flight affordability (from the UK). Start your summer adventure today!

 

Andalusian Charm – Spanish in Cadiz, Spain

Summer Adventure

You may have heard of Cadiz, but are not quite sure exactly where it is. Situated on the South Coast of Spain Cadiz is an hour and a half South of Seville, to the East of Portugal and to the West of Gibraltar. With miles and miles of pristine beach that offers great swimming and small surfable waves, Cadiz is the perfect location to spend a few weeks (or months) over the summer!

Not only is Cadiz a great summer destination but it also has a beautiful old town that reflects archetypal Spain and all things Spanish. There is no better, more authentic choice for a language holiday this summer than Cadiz.

With general affordable Spanish courses and flights to Seville and Jerez (both only a short journey from Cadiz) operated by low cost airlines, book now and start your summer adventure in southern Spain.

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Southern Sun – French in Montpellier, France

Summer Adventure

Montpellier is situated on the South Coast of France, not far from the Spanish boarder and to the West of Marseille. A short 20 mins from the beach, the city centre is a charming collection of historical buildings which has been pedestrianised and is extremely pleasant to walk around.

The city is surrounded by vineyards, being in the centre of the famous Languedoc region, so you can do a bit of wine tasting whilst you practise your French.

With an international airport served by various national and budget airlines, you can currently book an affordable flight to southern France and have an amazing time whilst learning French.

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Best Views – Italian in Salerno, Italy

Summer Adventure

On the stunning Amalfi coast Salerno provides the perfect launch pad to investigate the numerous and beautiful towns along the rugged coastline – and the best way to do this is by boat.

The school offers cultural lessons in additional to Italian, and provides an intimate experience that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the food, the drink, the culture and the language.

Just a short distance from the airport, fly into Naples with an low cost airline, spend your summer adventure exploring the Amalfi coast in Italy and learn Italian in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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How to Book a Language Course?

Please check our How to Book page for more information on the simple secure and easy online booking process.  Check the location links to find more information about the language courses and start your summer adventure.

For information on any of our language courses, please call us on +44 (0) 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any question you may have before you start a summer adventure.

 

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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 23 different languages in 11 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

Why Smart People Book Now

smart people book now

Why Smart People Book Now for September and October

September and October are some of the best months of the year to travel in Europe – that’s why smart people book now! The weather is fantastic, not too hot but the sea is still warm and the evenings balmy.

The crowds of July and August have significantly reduced, and most importantly, you can get some of the best deals around at this time of year. Flights are cheap, accommodation plentiful – but only if you book now! So save yourself some money by booking ahead and give yourself something fabulous to look forward to. Here are our top picks for September and October.

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Spanish in Barcelona

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People are still hitting the beach in Barcelona well into October and by booking now you can get affordable flights and have a place to stay in central Barcelona that is close to the school and the beach – you will be able to make the most of your free time whilst discovering everything Barcelona has to offer, from the tapas bars of El Born, to the funky shops of Gracia.

Spanish courses in Barcelona from €175 per week

 

Italian in Rome

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Rome is beautiful throughout the year but it is even more beautiful when you can actually see the Trevi fountain rather than just a hoard of tourists. And this is exactly what visiting in September and October offers. Enjoy the eternal city like a local – explore Mercato dei Fiori, go gelato hunting and have some of the best pizzas of your life!

Italian courses in Rome from €235 per week

 

French in Montpellier

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Close to the beach, Montpellier has beautiful French old-town charm and it also has the benefit of being in the centre of one of the best wine regions. Learning French in Montpellier will allow you to experience a young, dynamic city and if you choose homestay accommodation you will be having a true cultural immersion and leaving you plenty of change to spend on cheese. And wine.

French courses in Montpellier from €230 per week

 

Portuguese in Lisbon

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The Portuguese capital will still have plenty to offer as summer lasts until October! Discover Lisbon’s old neighbourhoods by hoping on Tram 28, try the world-famous pastel de nata in Belém, hit the beach and learn Portuguese in Lisbon whilst the days are still long and the temperature warm.

Portuguese courses in Lisbon from €285 per week

 

How to Book a Course?

Please check our How to Book page for more information on the simple secure and easy online booking process. Check the location links to find more information on the our courses.

Looking to go abroad soon? Why not Download our Free Language Kit?

For information on any of our courses, please call us on +44 (0) 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any question you may have.

 

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 10 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French