Verona

Verona


The city of Verona, famous as the city of Romeo and Juliet is one of the most beautiful cities of northern Italy. Crossed by the river Adige, it is at a short distance from Lake Garda, and an important crossroads between the cities of Milan, Venice, Mantua and Bologna. Verona was founded in Romen times, and from that period you can still see several architectures such as the famous Arena, which each year hosts the famous Opera Festival. It has been a place of war between Guelph and Ghibellines and in that period Dante, in exile in Verona, wrote the most beautiful parts of the Divine Comedy’s Paradise. The city hosted countless artists like Mantegna, Titian, Pisanello, Veronese, Shakespeare (who set his famous tragedy Romeo and Juliet), Goethe, Dickens, Kafka, Ruskin, Paul Valéry, and Heinrich Heine. The city, entirely placed under the protection of UNESCO and declared a world heritage site, is known worldwide especially for the opera festival, cuisine and good wine (famous areas of Custoza and Valpolicella).

Why Verona?


Verona is only a one hour and 20 minute train ride from Venice and it is a quite city with a vibrant cultural life. By day, Piazza delle Erbe is home to a market and in the evening locals and tourists enjoy the aperitivo at the outdoor cafes. Verona is also known for its production of DOC wines and among the desserts for the pandoro.


When to go?


The best time of the year to enjoy your stay in Verona is between June and September, when the Opera Festival draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city.


There & Around


There are internationl flight connections to Verona Airport or to the nearest airports of  Bergamo – Orio al Serio, Milan, Venice and Bologna. For further information on things to see and do during your Italian course in Verona, we recommend you to have a look at the Lonely Planet Guide Verona.



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Italian in Verona

353€ – 775
Verona city map


Venice

Venice


With the world’s most artistic masterpieces per square kilometre, Venice is one of the most visited towns all over the planet. Everyone has read guides or seen pictures of Venice before coming to this city, but in reality, independently of how many times you have imagined this moment, the arrival in Venice is still a revelation. Only once you have discovered this particular city you will be able to understand how unique it is. For those who want to avoid the masses of tourists that land in Venice each midday to spend here just a few hours, the city is best visited early in the morning, when gondoliers warm up their vocal chords on their way to work, or in the evening, when the locals gather in one of the many city pubs to chat over a spritz.

Why Venice?


If you cross the Grand Canal in Venice and walk lazily through the Dorsoduro and the San Polo neighbourhoods, you would be able to see the real life style of Venice and you would fall in love with Venice.


When to go?


The best months for a good weather in Venice are from April to October, however winter in Venice is cold but magical. During the month of February, Venice celebrates one of the most famous Carnivals in the world: do not miss this chance!


There & Around


Venice is easily reachable through Marco Polo airport, located 12 kilometres outside Venice. Airport bus services link the airport with Venice’s Piazzale Rome and Mestre, and the Alilaguna fast ferry runs from Marco Polo airport. We can arrange an airport transfer for you.

For further information on things to see and do during your Italian course in Venice, we recommend you to have a look at the Lonely Planet Guide to Venice.



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Venice city map


Turin

Turin


The city of Turin is located between the Alps and the Ligurian Sea coast. Founded by the Romans, Turin has seen its zenith during the Baroque era and the dominance of the Savoy. Turin was the first capital of a united Italy and, in the nineteenth century, it became an important industrial centre. Nowadays, Turin is the city of Fiat and Juventus, with a vibrant cultural life which includes the Egyptian Museum and the Museum of Cinema.

Why Turin?


Turin is Italy’s regal city per excellence, as witnessed by its stunning palazzi. The city counts a great number of cafés many of them are historic cafés. Furthermore Turin is the Italian capital of chocolate. The famous gianduia, the hazelnut and chocolate paste at the origin of Nutella, and the gianduiotti were created here.


When to go?


Turin is a city for all seasons. The best months to visit Turin are from April to October. During the winter months, Turin is frequently covered by snow, and the entire Piemonte region becomes a skiers paradise.


There & Around


Turin airport  is located 16 kilometres northwest of the city centre in Caselle. It offers connections to European and national destinations. Alternatively, you can fly to Milan and take a train to Turin. We can arrange an airport transfer for you.

For further information on things to see and do during your Italian course in Turin, we recommend you to have a look at the Lonely Planet Guide to Turin.



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Italian in Turin

250€ – 1.460
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Tropea

Tropea


Tropea is a seaside resort with impressive scenery in the region of Calabria, in the south of Italy. This stretch of coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea is called the Costa degli Dei, the ‘Coast of the Gods’, and it is hugely admired and known as one of Italy’s finest summer holiday destinations. The coastline curves outwards in a large hilly bulge, boasting dramatic cliffs, sunny beaches, and a string of little resorts and campsites. Tropea is the busiest and most attractive of these seaside towns; with a historic centre perched on cliffs above the sea.

Why Tropea?


Tropea, easily wins the contest for prettiest town on the Calabria Tyrrhenian coast, with its old buildings built in simple golden stone right into the cliffs. Tropea is also one of the best preserved and most beautiful historical centres in this southern region of Italy. On a clear day, from Tropea, you can see the volcanic island of Stroboli that can be visited departing from Tropea in the summer.


When to go?


If you want to enjoy the beaches around Tropea, the best time to visit is anytime between May and November. Winters are very warm and quite, which gives you a good chance to enjoy the Mediterranean outside the high season.


There & Around


If you travel by plane the nearest airport is Lamezia Terme, the school offers a free pick up service from the airport.


For further information on things to do and see during your stay we recommend you to have a look at  Lonely Planet Guide to Tropea.



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Italian in Tropea

315€ – 815
Tropea city map


Trieste

Trieste


Trieste is a vibrant city with a lively cultural scene. Here you will find Romen ruins, castles, churches and interesting museums. Trieste makes a good base for exploring beautiful coastal treasures, such as Castello Miramare, and can serve as a base to explore Slovenia and Croatia. A result of its complex history and its geographical location, the city of Trieste shows a rich cultural and linguistic mixture, making it one of the most interesting cities in Italy. Between the sea and the mountains, it offers many activities for nature lovers. In the city centre, with its large empire style palaces, you will find many bars with terraces overlooking the sea, where you can sample some of the famous wines of the region.

Why Trieste?


It is ideal for those want to discover a direct contact with the Italian people: Triestines are quietly pleased with their city, eager to explain it and to offer advice to curious visitors. A result of its complex history and its geographical location, the city of Trieste shows a rich cultural and linguistic mixture, making it one of the most interesting cities in Italy.


When to go?


Late spring and summer are the best time to visit Trieste. Although winters are cold, snow and ski lovers may find this a very attractive option: Trieste is in fact very close to some of the best skiing resorts in Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Austria.


There & Around


The Friuli-Venezia-Giulia Airport lies 33 kilometers away from Trieste.  It is served by a limited number of flights from different European destinations. Alternatively, you can fly to Venice’s Marco Polo airport, from where you can travel to Trieste by train. We can arrange an airport transfer for you. For further information on things to see and do during your course in Trieste, we recommend you to have a look at the Lonely Planet Guide to Trieste.



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Italian in Trieste

220€ – 1.100
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Todi

Todi


The beautiful medieval town of Todi is in the green and central region of Umbria known as the greenest region of Italy only a few kilometers from Rome and Florence and close to Perugia, Spoleto and Assisis. It is ideal for those seeking tranquility and want to discover a direct contact with the Italian people.

Why Todi?


It is ideal for those seeking tranquillity and want to discover a direct contact with the Italian people. Furthermore Umbria is also a region where the food, wine, art, culture and architecture are the equal of any in Italy and there is also the same glorious scenery as Tuscany.


When to go?


Umbria’s countryside is at its best in spring, in May, with flowers and spring green and with pleasant temperatures; September and October are good months in town or country as well.


There & Around


Todi is easily reachable by air through Rome Fiumicino International Airport or Ciampino Airport. We can arrange an airport transfer for you.


For further information on things to see and do during your Italian course in Todi, we recommend you to have a look at the Lonely Planet Guide to Todi.



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Italian in Todi

280€ – 1.360
Todi city map


Taormina

Taormina


Taormina is a beautiful Sicilian city, full of culture and history, surrounded by the sea and close to the Etna. It is an ideal place to learn Italian and to discover the treasures of Sicily, enjoy the beaches and tour Southern Italy. Many cultures transformed Taormina, including the Greeks, the Arabs, the Normans and the Romans. They all left their mark here, making of Taormina one of the most interesting cities in the whole Mediterranean.

Why Taormina?


Taormina is one of the most picturesque locations in all of Italy and it is an ideal place to learn Italian and to discover the treasures of Sicily, enjoy the beaches and tour Southern Italy.


When to go?


The best times to visit Taormina are from April to June, or in September and October when temperatures are mild and pleasant, however July and August are the typical summer months if you want to enjoy a holiday by the sea.


There & Around


Taormina is easily reachable by air through Catania International Airport V. Bellini.  There are several bus services from the airport to Taormina (around 90 minutes). Alternatively, there are local buses from Catania Central Railway Station. We can arrange an airport transfer for you.


For further information on things to see and do during your Italian course in Taormina, we recommend you to have a look at the Lonely Planet Guide to Taormina.



Taormina city map


Sorrento

Sorrento


A little gem to discover, a safe, walkable and picturesque centre of international tourism with a mild Mediterranean climate. Sorrento is a friendly and elegant town, meeting place for artisans, writers, musicians from all over the world and close to the famous Costiera Amalfitana, Capri island and Pompei.

Why Sorrento?


Famous for its lemons and limoncello, Sorrento has much to offer its visitors and it is a great base from which to explore the region: Sorrento is well placed for visiting the amenities of the Amalfi coast by bus or car, the roman ruins at Pompei and Ercolano or the fascinating city of Naples by train.


When to go?


The best time to visit Sorrento is the springtime when the temperatures become pleasant; summer is also the popular season and its coastal location means the heat is moderated by refreshing sea breezes.


There & Around


The nearest airport is Naples, with very easy train and bus connections to Sorrento.


For futher information on things to see and do during your stay we recommend you to have a look at Lonely Planet Guide to Sorrento.



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Sorrento city map


Siena

Siena


Siena is a city of contrasts where past and future mix with each other. It is a small city with a large student population, so that here you will find plenty of places to go and things to do in your free time: from bars and clubs to restaurants and pizzerias; from theatres and cinemas to museums and art galleries. Siena is home to numerous international meetings and a perfect starting point for visits into the Chianti region and many other cities in Tuscany. Every summer, the city celebrates the famous Palio horse race, which attracts thousands of tourists from around the world.

Why Siena?


Siena has a large student population thanks to the University and especially the University for foreign students – Università per Stranieri, so here you will find plenty of places to go and things to do in your free time: from bars and clubs to restaurants and pizzerias; from theatres and cinemas to museums and art galleries.


When to go?


The Tuscan countryside is in full bloom during May and June, while the colours of autumn are equally inspiring. It’s great to be in Siena in July and August during the Palio horse race. Siena enjoys a mild climate all year round.


There & Around


The best way to get to Siena is through Florence’s Peretola Airport, from where you will need to travel to take a bus or a taxi to Florence Bus Station. From there, there are very frequent SITA services to Siena (around 1 hour).


For further information on things to see and do during your Italian course in Siena, we recommend you to have a look at the Lonely Planet Guide to Siena.



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Italian in Siena

260€ – 1.470
Siena city map


Salerno

Salerno


Salerno is a beautiful Southern city, the ideal place to combine a language study holiday with history, art, culture and sea. It is situated in the gulf of Salerno which also has as a neighbor the wonderful Amalfi coast, the most famous touristic place in the South of Italy. Salerno is a safe and lively city. It offers a lot of opportunities for fun, cultural activities and shopping. Here you will get immersed in the authentic Italian life.

Why Salerno?


Salerno is the ideal place to combine a language study holiday with history, art, culture and sea. It offers a lot of opportunities for fun, cultural activities and shopping. Here you will get immersed in the authentic Italian life.


When to go?


Salerno generally has a warm and temperate climate. Temperatures are never unbearable and there is plenty of sunshine throughout the year. The best time to visit Salerno is during the months of June to September: the weather is pleasant and the possibilities of rainfall are less.


There & Around


Salerno  is easily reachable by air through Naples  International Airport.   There are several bus services from the airport to Salerno. We can arrange an airport transfer for you.


For further information on things to see and do during your Italian course in Salerno, we recommend you to have a look at the Lonely Planet Guide to Salerno.



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Italian in Salerno

300€ – 1.430
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