In English, because most people wanting to go to Il Sasso probably don't yet have a great comprehension of Italian language?
My partner and I decided to go to Il Sasso because (a) we had studied with another (Dante) organisation for some years and wanted to try something different, (b) wanted to go somewhere small (Montepulciano was our 'ideal' size to feel a part of a small community and (c) the school appeared to attract a slightly older clientele which suited our age bracket (>50).
We stayed in 'Monte' for a little over two weeks and attended the school for those two weeks.
The staff were great from Heike at 'Admin central' to all of the wonderful insegnante e direttore, we immediately felt welcome (but knew we were there to learn!).
The extra curricular activities were diverse and generally well organised. Some were moderately expensive for what you received but that said we went on most and enjoyed them all - especially the historic walking tour of 'our town' Montepulciano and the visit to the nearby La Foce gardens.
In addition to the fantastic food and wine of this region, we stayed in a wonderful AirBnB apartment overlooking prime Tuscan fields and olive groves and marked the hours of the day to the church bells which we still miss.
Most of all we made some fantastic (hopefully lifelong) friends which enriched our stay and put the icing on the cake.
We are already planning a return trip :)
Can't recommend Montepulciano as a destination, and Il Sasso as la scuola of choice, highly enough.
Mark & Shaunagh - Gold Coast Australia
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