Courses at the Castle

Learning at the Castle, for leisure or for a career.

The Gardens of Horace offer selected opportunities for activity holidays and learning experiences while staying at the Castle.
We are currently working to add new courses to the ones listed below, we would love to keep in touch to give you updates on our work and any future appeals.

English language

English courses (IELTS and intensive) are the best known activity at the Castle; learn why here.


Name Description Duration Period
Gardens & History of Art Learn about gardening with mediterranean plants, in greenhouses, protected spaces, indoors or in warmer climates. 10 hours or more Spring to Autumn
Italian for Foreigners Learn Italian language with qualified native Italian teachers. 14 hours or more September to July
Italian Cuisine The best of Italian Cuisine, Oenology and the art of olive oil. 10 hours or more All year
Watersports, Rafting Rafting, Canyoning, dynamic and team building sports opportunities in the natural scenery of the Aniene river. 8 hours or more Spring to Autumn
Climbing, Survival, Orienteering Breath-taking opportunities in the forests, on the mountains, across the Monti Lucretili and Simbruini National Parks. 8 hours or more Spring to Autumn
Horse riding Exclusive opportunities with horses in natural and archaeological contexts. 8 hours or more Spring to Autumn
Archery An ancient art and a sport, with professional teachers. 8 hours or more Spring to Autumn