My wife and I both had individualized instruction that met our needs. We had studied Italian in the United States prior to our arrival. We also had a month month course in Lucca, Italy, in 2011, in the Lago di Como area in northern Italy in 2012, in Taormina, Sicily, in 2013 and then the Trapani experience in 2014.
The attention and care that we received in Trapani was the best to that date without a doubt. My wife was able to read Italian newspapers and converse in Italian after she left Trapani. I was reading historical accounts and the newspapers as well. The director of the school ensured that our needs were met.
He and his staff went beyond normal expectation.
By the way, in case you have any doubts about the quality of the Italian spoken, it is on the national standard and the schools were rated at the top of the rating scale only behind that of Rome.
We also have studied in Rome and Florence during the past two years. Thus, we can provide a good comparison of the programs and the dialects that we have heard in the various regions.
As you can conclude, we have chosen to study in various regions of Italy to get a better insight into the mentality of the Italians as well as to learn about their customs, culture and historical differences.