After spending a couple of days in Cremona, I took the free coach (organised by l’università di Milano) from Milano centrale to Gargnano, where I stayed between the 3rd and the 21st of July. I won the much sought after scholarship from the Italian Institute of culture in Edinburgh. The scholarship covered the price of the course, the accommodation and all meals from Mondays-Fridays. I had few expectations, especially after my mediocre experience last year in Florence. I just presumed I was going to study some Italian, no frills. The three-week course takes place in three times a year at Palazzo Feltrinelli in the small town of Gargnano on lake Garda, once in July, then in August, lastly in September. It is only open to students who have level B1 or higher, so one can completely avoid speaking English if you want full immersion.