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Summer in Italy: Events, Recipes, Courses

Are you planning a last-minute summer trip to Italy? Or are you currently in the Bel Paese and looking for inspiration on how to make the most out of this beautiful season? There are thousands of great events for you to attend; delicious dishes for you to taste at a restaurant or to cook at home; and fun and interesting courses that you can join as a creative tourist to enjoy your hobby or to improve your professional skills. Here are some of our highlights.

Spectacular Summer Events

Music lovers cannot miss the classical festivals held in Rome, Verona and Ravello. The Caracalla Summer Festival is unique: it is hosted by the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and takes place in the ancient ruins of Terme di Caracalla (Roman baths). The Arena Opera Festival is held in the Arena di Verona, one of the most prestigious Italian concert halls. Ravello Festival is simply spectacular, with concerts throughout the summer in the Amafi Coast’s Annunziata Historic Building.

Historic events that thrill thousands of locals and tourists every year include the Palio in Siena and the Festa del Redentore in Venice. The former takes place twice a year, on 2 July and on 16 August. In addition to the famous horse race, there are plenty of other attractions including costume parades, flag exhibitions and music. The Festa del Redentore takes place every year on the third Sunday of July. It features spectacular fireworks, thousands of illuminated boats decorated with flowers and balloons, and the Regatta of the Redeemer.

Summer Dishes

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The table of an Italian family looks particularly bright and colorful during summer! One of the simplest and most delicious seasonal dishes is Melone e Prosciutto (ham-wrapped melon slices), usually served as an aperitivo. The Caponata is a Sicilian stew that unites the vegetables that are at their best in summer, including chopped fried eggplant, celery and capers seasoned with sweetened tomato and vinegar sauce. And of course, the patriotic Caprese salad mixes high-quality mozzarella, local tomatoes and fresh basil, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Italian Summer Courses & Testimonials

Many travelers combine leisure with education, visiting Italy to discover its beauty, history and cuisine, but also to learn Italian or a craft that is part of local heritage. We have asked two of our summer students to share their Italian course experience with Studiainitalia.

Juliana from the USA just completed an Italian Course in Salerno.

My time in Salerno has been wonderful. I stayed here for three weeks! My teacher, the accommodation, and Studiainitalia have been wonderful. The classes have been so helpful in improving my Italian, and I have learned a great deal in a short amount of time. The school offered wonderful excursions as well. I would absolutely recommend this program and school to anyone who wants to improve their Italian (or begin to learn) and travel around the beautiful cities in Italia!

Katie from Australia is attending our Leatherwork Course in Florence.

Alicia is a very good teacher she is very thorough and pedantic for detail and making the perfect bag. She is patient and holds your hand through the whole process and towards the end of the program I am now feeling confident in my ability. She is also very flexible and happy to meet my customized needs. I would choose Alicia time and time again as my teacher.

You can see more testimonials and updates on our Facebook Group “Studiainitalia People”, join here!

If you are interested in Creative Tourism, take your time to browse through our courses in Italy and please contact us if you have any questions or need more information.

 

 


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Homestay in Italy

If you want to study in Italy and are looking into accommodation options, a homestay is definitely worth thinking about. Whether you are traveling to learn Italian or to attend a course of a different kind (art, craft, cooking, restoration), living in the home of an Italian family teaches you so much more than the language. In fact, by staying with an Italian host family you can eat, sleep and breathe the Italian culture. It is as a full-immersion life experience.

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At Studiainitalia we offer a variety of accommodation options, including independent flats, hotels and family stays. Our students who opted for homestays all agree on the fact that their language acquisition would not be nearly as strong if they had not lived with an Italian host family.

Why is it so effective? Because you must practice Italian at home and avoid the temptation to speak to other students in your native language. Even if you don’t talk much, you will be exposed to the chatter of the Italian TV in the background, the conversations between family members, and other little things of everyday life that will improve your language skills.

 

What to expect from living with an Italian Family?

When signing up for a homestay through Studiainitalia, your Italian host family offers you:

  • Bed in a private or shared room
  • WiFi connection
  • Upon request, the possibility to have breakfast and dinner as part of your homestay
  • Access to laundry
  • An authentic Italian experience, beautiful memories and new friends, as you will treasure your connection with the family when you leave.

If you would like to improve your Italian studies outside the classroom in a warm, welcoming social setting, a homestay in Italy is ideal for you. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to know more about our registered, approved Italian hosts.

 

 


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15% off your Italian accommodation with Spotahome & Studiainitalia

Studiainitalia is delighted to offer all its customers and blog followers a special discount! If you are looking for mid- to long-term accommodation in Italy, you can choose the easiest and safest way to find and book your ideal apartment with Spotahome!

Spotahome is an online accommodation platform for students and professionals looking forward to an Italian expat experience: each apartment for rent in Italy advertised on www.spotahome.com is personally visited by a professional photographer who takes photos, an HD video and designs a floor plan of the property.

Use the Promo Code below to get a 15% discount on your booking fee through Studiainitalia! You can also download the PDF flyer here.

About Spotahome

On Spotahome you will find accurate property descriptions and photos, and you can check the Landlord’s Policies to make an informed decision.

To book, simply click on the “Request to Book” button, tell the landlord about yourself, and proceed to the payment authorization page. This is just for Spotahome to check that your payment method is valid; no money will be taken from your account unless the landlord accepts your booking request. The landlord has 48 hours to accept or reject your booking request.

Can’t find the right apartment for you? Spotahome’s help center is at your service - get in touch and they will personally help you find and book your home. If you don’t speak English, don’t worry – we at Studianintalia and Spotahome speak your language!

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Summer Camp in Tuscany: Italian Language Course for Teens

Are you looking to experience a Summer Camp in Tuscany to learn Italian while having fun and expanding your cultural horizons? Whether you are a teenager searching for the perfect summer school or a parent looking for the best language camp for your kids, this article is for you. After a careful selection of schools and programs in Tuscany, Studiainitalia recommends Orbetello as the best choice for your Summer Camp in Italy. Here is why.

 

Destination - Orbetello: Great Location, Safe, Beautiful

Orbetello is a small town that lies in the middle of the namesake lagoon, which is a WWF Nature Reserve, in the southern area of Tuscany known as Maremma. It can be easily reached with a 90-minute drive from Rome Fiumicino International Airport and a 2-hour drive from Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport. It also has a train station (Stazione Orbetello-Monte Argentario) that connects Orbetello to Civitavecchia and Rome in the south, and to Grosseto and Livorno in the north.

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Young people who choose Orbetello for their Italian summer camp are surprised by the vibrant atmosphere that can be found here between June and August. In fact, there are regattas in the lagoon, food festivals in the neighbouring sea villages, art and culture events in and around town, the antiques market on the first weekend of every month. With a 20-minute bicycle ride along a panoramic bike path you can reach some of the most pristine beaches in Tuscany. In the evening, locals hang out on the “corso” (main street) for an aperitivo or dinner with friends. The tranquil and safe character of Orbetello is a crucial factor for most parents who are looking for the best summer study abroad experience in Italy.

Not only is Orbetello safe and lively, it is also a beautiful town with an important history. For example, in the 16th century it became the capital of the State of the Presidi under the Crown of Spain. Also, the town was the starting point for Italo Balbo’s famous air cruises between 1930 and 1933. There are many curious things about the local history that students will enjoy learning when living in Orbetello.

Orbetello connects Tuscany's mainland with the Promontory of Monte Argentario, a dream summer destination for many Italians.

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Italian Language School – High-quality Junior Summer Programme

Studiainitalia works with a language school that offers a fantastic junior summer camp in Tuscany. Every year it proposes a summer programme for high school students from 13 to 17 years old.

In 2018, the starting dates for the Summer School in Orbetello are:

  • July 2, 16, 30
  • August 13

teen summer camp tuscany junior language schoolThe Summer Programme includes 20 Italian lessons (50 minutes long) per week, plus a variety of supervised leisure, sport and cultural activities. The language lessons are delivered by qualified native-speaking teachers, who work with small groups of 5-10 students in a fun and stimulating atmosphere. Some classes are held in the beautiful garden that surrounds the school.

Studiainitalia also offers half-board accommodation with carefully selected, friendly and helpful host families who live near the school.

The fees of the Junior Summer Programme in Orbetello are:

  • 1450 Euros for 2 weeks
  • 2150 Euros for 3 weeks
  • 2750 Euros for 4 weeks

The fees include twenty 50-minute Italian lessons per week, course material, computers and wi-fi at school, half-board accommodation and scheduled/supervised leisure activities.

 

What are your summer plans?

If you have any questions about the Summer Camp in Tuscany or about other summer language courses in Italy, do not hesitate to contact the Team at Studiainitalia or comment below.

 


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Best Cities and Seasons for your Study Abroad in Italy: Florence, Naples, Trieste & Venice

In our last article we recommended some Top Italian Cities for you to match with your Interests. Since many of our students often ask us for advice on the best time of the year in which to travel and study in Italy, today we will give some tips on where and when to undertake your course and experience as a creative tourist.

 

Spring: Florence

Florence is one of the most livable places for a student, as it is a relatively small city where you can move around easily without means of transport. Despite its size, the city is filled with remarkable architecture and art, amazing museums, interesting events and lively bars and restaurants. In early spring you can take relaxing bike rides through Florence and bask in the sun as it starts to warm the cobblestones. Spring is the perfect time to visit its lush gardens and parks, such as the Giardino delle Rose (blooming with about 1,000 specimens of roses); and the Bardini Gardens with panoramic views and fragrant wisterias. Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is an arts festival that takes place every spring in Florence, and it includes a notable opera festival.

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Summer: Naples and Salerno

If your idea of studying in summer includes a mix of peaceful places where to study and swim, together with a fun atmosphere and lively nightlife, then the region of Campania is ideal for you. Naples is a vibrant city full of character and friendly locals. Around Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast and the Island of Capri are the region’s most popular destinations, so it is probably best to avoid them in summer. Instead, head to Salerno and beyond, where you will find miles of sandy beaches to enjoy, as well as the Roman ruins at Paestum. Our Italian language school in Salerno offers a special Summer Program during the week of Ferragosto (the vacation period around mid-August for most Italians).

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Autumn: Trieste

Head to Trieste to admire the spectacular fall foliage of the Karst Plateau, a limestone region extending between the Gulf of Trieste in Italy and the Vipava Valley in Slovenia. This is a culturally fascinating place with stunning hilltop stone villages, excellent cuisine and a dramatic history that was deeply affected by the world wars. Strolling in Trieste’s historic center makes you feel as if you were in Austria. James Joyce, Italo Svevo and Sigmund Freud were among the artists and philosophers who frequented Trieste in the 20th century, due to its cosmopolitan atmosphere and attractive architecture.

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Winter: Venice

Of course, Venice is beautiful at any time of the year. But there is a special magic to the city in winter. On clear days you can see the snowy Dolomites in the horizon, and the canals sparkle under the sunlight. There are less tourists in winter, which means less time spent on queues and more affordable accommodation rates – except in the Carnival period. Thanks to the great and fast train connections, you can organize day trips to other beautiful cities in Veneto, like Verona, Padua and Vicenza. And if you enjoy winter sports, the Dolomites and chic ski resorts like Cortina d’Ampezzo are a short drive away.

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When and where would you like to study in Italy?

Do you have a favourite Italian city but are unsure about the best time of the year to visit? Do you know the season in which you can travel but are still unsure about the destination of your course?Whether you have an idea or are completely clueless, feel free to share your questions below or to contact the expert team at Studiainitalia.


Where to study in Italy in 2018? Top cities for your interests

Tell us your interests and we’ll tell you the best city for you

Have you made any New Year's resolutions? If one of them is to study abroad to expand your cultural horizons and to nurture a passion of yours, you might be looking for ideas on where to find the ideal destination. At Studiainitalia we offer a variety of courses for foreigners all around Italy. If you like the idea of studying in the Bel Paese, we have selected our top picks for different interests.

 

Art

Venice is simply unique. It’s not easy to find a city with so many artistic and architectural masterpieces, and with such a phenomenal location. If you love art, you can sign up for an Art History course in Venice, where you will have the possibility of learning about the works of famous painters like Canaletto, Tiziano and Tintoretto – not only in class but directly in museums, churches, academies of fine art… Venice is also home to the prestigious Biennale di Venezia, which in 2018 features the 16th International Architecture Exhibition. The city celebrates another form of art, cinema, with the oldest film festival in the world – Festival del Cinema di Venezia – which will reach its 75th edition in 2018.

As the birthplace of the Renaissance and of countless artists, Florence is an obvious choice for most art lovers. You can choose from a variety of art programs, such as Painting, Sculpture, Mosaic, Gilding, Photography, and Chalcography & Xylography Courses. In Florence you can also sign up for Art Restoration courses to learn how to return old books, paintings and furniture back to their former glory.

 

Italian Language

Naples has mesmerized travellers for centuries, not only for its beautiful location but also because it is a vibrant city full of character, friendly locals, rich traditions and amazing cuisine. It is a great option if you want to learn Italian in Italy, while enjoying history, sightseeing, nature, archaeology and food. Our Italian Courses in Naples are available for all levels, from beginner to advanced students.

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If you are looking for a destination off the beaten path, you can sign up for an Italian Course in Todi in Umbria, the region in the heart of Italy. Todi is a great destination for foodies! The local cuisine is characterized by simplicity. Few essential ingredients from the earth reflect the local rural roots: mushrooms, asparagus, wild aromatic herbs, black and white truffles. Umbria is also a land of excellent wines, which you can discover along the four Wine Routes: the Sagrantino Route around Montefalco; the Trasimeno Hills Wine Route; the Etruscan-Roman Wines Route; and the Cantico Wines Route.

 

Crafts

Get creative and make your hands give life to amazing objects in the north or in the south of Italy.

Up north, you can join a practical Murano glass making course in Venice with an experienced maestro vetraio. The one-to-one course provides you with a unique insight in the ancient practice that has made Murano famous around the world.

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Down south, the beautiful Sicilian city of Taormina is full of culture and history, nestled between the sea and Mount Etna. Sicilian pottery is renowned the world over, and here you can delight yourself with the creation of striking and colourful ceramic objects. The Pottery Course in Taormina is combined with Italian language lessons for you to make the most out of your stay in Sicily.

 

Fashion & Design

Milan is the top destination for fashion and design lovers. It hosts amazing events like MIFUR Leather & Furs Exhibition, Milan Furniture Fair, Milano Unica Textile Fair, Milan Fashion Week, and exhibitions at the Triennale Design Museum. Studiainitalia is an official agent for two prestigious schools in Milan: Domus Academy and NABA. They offer courses such as Masters in Design, in Fashion, in Marketing of Luxury Goods, and in Interior Design– among others.

 

Naples is also a great option for Fashion lovers. In fact, it is home to several premier fashion manufacturers and brands that produce quality products for companies all over the world. You can learn Italian in Naples while indulging in its surprising traditional and high-end shopping streets.

For more on this topic, read "3 Reasons why to Study Fashion & Design in Italy".

 

Cooking

Bologna is renowned for its culinary tradition. Just think of local specialties such as the well-known Bolognese sauce, and cured pork meats such as prosciutto and mortadella. The town also offers several interesting food festivals that will complement your cookery course in Bologna. Examples are the MortadellaBò Festival and CioccoShow.

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In Tuscany, the medieval gem of Siena awaits you with a variety of cooking lessons. You can choose from courses about Italian bread and desserts, Mediterranean diet cuisine, Summer Dishes or Christmas Classics – among many others. Read more about Cookery Courses in Siena.

 

Your thoughts and questions?

Is your hobby or area of interest not listed above? Are you still undecided on where to study in Italy? Drop us a line in the comments or contact us directly so that we can provide you with even more ideas and solutions!


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Learn Italian in Venice: 5 secret sights

It is easy to see why Venice is one of the most visited and loved cities in the world, thanks to its beautiful ancient buildings, museums and charming canals. And away from the itineraries of mass tourism, you can find more surprising wonders. If you have decided to learn Italian in Venice, we have 5 lesser-known sights where you can escape the crowds, enjoy the scene and even find inspiration to do some homework and study the beautiful language.

 

Libreria Acqua Alta

Run by eccentric Venetian Luigi Frizzo, this library is home to hundreds of books, both new and used. The books are chaotically stacked in old gondolas, canoes, and bathtubs. You will also find a staircase made from old, colourful books. Cats are some of the regular visitors at Libreria Acqua Alta. The library is located off the beaten path near the Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa.

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Venice Ghost Walking Tour

You can discover the mysteries of Venice at night with a 1.5-hour walking tour. It takes you on a journey to the city’s hidden corners, with a ghost-expert guide who recounts spooky ghost stories and other legends as you walk. Recoil at gruesome facts about Biasio, the murderous butcher of Venice; see the reputedly haunted Bovolo staircase; explore the shadowy squares and empty streets as you hear more sinister tales!

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Forte Sant’Andrea

This beautiful fort is located on Isola di Sant’Andrea, an island that is lesser known compared to the famous Murano and Burano. The 17th-century fort was built to defend the city from its enemies, and was the work of architect Michele Sanmicheli, who designed a number of civil and military buildings throughout the Venetian Republic. The top of the Island’s scruffy ruins makes for an excellent picnic spot with unrivalled views over the lagoon and city.

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Forte Sant'Andrea - photo by Adriano (GFDL)

 

Chioggia

Also known as “Venezia in piccolo”, Chioggia is a less touristy version of its famous neighbour Venice. It provides you with a tranquil getaway with arched bridges and narrow canals. You will not find much art here, but the town is ideal for a nice day trip when Venice is overcrowded. Choose one of its seafood restaurants and imagine that Venice might have looked like Chioggia had it not discovered the riches of trade.

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Malefatte Boutique

This shop, whose name translates as “misdeeds boutique”, sells products made with recycled PVC by prisoners from the jails in and around Venice. Here you will find handmade goods that go from t-shirts to notebooks and bags. The shop is a non-profit initiative run by Rio Tera dei Pensieri, a work-in-jail cooperative that offers prisoners training and professional rehabilitation.

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Malefatte boutique - photo from Malefatte on Facebook

 

Italian language course in Venice with Studiainitalia

Are you looking for an Italian language course in Venice? With Studiainitalia you can learn Italian in the best language schools, with intensive courses composed by 20 lessons per week, available all year round. Get all the information you need about the courses, prices and accommodation options for your Italian course in Venice here.

 


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Learn Italian in Rome: 5 Secret Sights

It is easy to see why Rome is one of the most visited and loved cities in the world, thanks to its beautiful ancient buildings, museums and lush gardens. And away from the itineraries of mass tourism, you can find more surprising cultural and natural wonders. If you have decided to learn Italian in Rome, we have 5 lesser-known sights where you can escape the crowds, enjoy the scene and even find inspiration to do some homework and study the beautiful language.

 

Parco degli Acquedotti

Part of the Appian Way Regional Park, the Parco degli Acquedotti is named after the ancient Roman stone water bridges that go through it. It retains a rustic air and is perfect for a picnic or to practice your photography skills. You will surely have noticed its distinctive looks in movies like La Dolce Vita or in La Grande Bellezza.

Parco degli Acquedotti, Rome

 

Municipal Rose Garden

Located at the foot of the Aventine Hill, just above the Circus Maximus, this heavenly garden boasts more than one thousand species of roses from all five continents. This area was already devoted to flowers back in the 3rd century BC! Every May, Rome’s Rose Garden hosts the "Premio Roma", honouring the newest, most beautiful, and most scented rose.

Roseto Comunale: Rome's Rose Garden

 

Centrale Montemartini

Situated on Via Ostiense, the Montemartini Power Plant is an extraordinary example of an industrial building transformed into an exhibition space. It was originally the first public electricity plant in Rome. Now it contains an outstanding collection of classical sculptures from the excavations carried out in Rome at the end of the nineteenth century and during the first decades of the twentieth.

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Villa Torlonia

This is the most recent of the villas belonging to Rome’s nobility, yet it is particularly fascinating due to the originality of its English-style garden and to the whimsical follies in the surrounding park, including the House of the Owls with a collection of Art Nouveau glass.

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Quartiere Coppedé

This corner of Rome is most surprising for its bizarre architecture – an amazing mixture of Liberty (or Italian Art Nouveau) and Art Deco works, with Greek, Gothic, Baroque and even Medieval influences. Located between Via Salaria and Via Nomentana, this complex was built between 1913 by 1926 by the eclectic architect Gino Coppedè.

The whimsical Quartiere Coppedé in Rome

 

Italian language course in Rome with Studiainitalia

Are you looking for an Italian language course in Rome? With Studiainitalia you can learn Italian in the best language schools, with intensive courses composed by 20 lessons per week, available all year round. Get all the information you need about the courses, prices and accommodation options for your Italian course in Rome here.

 


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2017 Summer Courses in Italy: Discounts & Perks in Turin, Bologna, Venice, Trieste & Salerno

Signing up for summer courses in Italy provides the perfect opportunity to mix education with fun activities in a great weather. This summer you can learn Italian in the morning, and enjoy outdoor activities such as sailing, cycling and beach basking in the afternoon. Thanks to its network of excellent and dynamic language schools, Studiainitalia has some great summer language programs and special offers for you!

 

A Royal Summer with 10% Off in Turin

If you want to learn Italian in Turin, Italy’s “Little Paris”, don’t miss the discount of 10% off summer courses that take place in June, July and August. Take advantage of this time of year to visit the amazing royal palaces, which become the stage for entertaining exhibitions, theatre shows and concerts. Check out the calendar of summer events of Palchi Reali.

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Bologna: -15% if you book early, study at any time

Book by 31 August to secure a 15% discount on your Italian course in Bologna, to study in any period of the year. The city hosts a variety of events and fairs. Just to mention a few: Bologna Beer Festival in October, Creative World (hobbies, fine arts and DIY) in November, and International Motor Show in December.

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Learn Italian on the Beach in Venice

Sign up for an Italian course in Venice between May and the second week of September, and the language school will provide you with free access to lounge chairs and parasols on a nice beach at Lido. Learn Italian in the morning and do your homework and practice later… on the beach!

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Bask in the sun in Venice! Photo from venezia-help.com

 

A sporty summer in Trieste

The Italian language school in Trieste gives you the opportunity to reserve and use a bicycle for free throughout the duration of the course! Bike lovers can also join weekly guided excursions to explore the surroundings, such as the Karst Plateau, the beaches of Grado and the Terrano wine route. Free bicycles are available on a limited number, sign up right away! On Saturdays, the school also organizes sailboat excursions in the Gulf of Trieste at the special price of 30 euro per person.

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A beautiful sight in Trieste: Castello Miramare

 

Ferragosto in Salerno

Ferragosto is an Italian public holiday celebrated on 15 August, coinciding with the major Catholic feast of the Assumption of Mary. It is also the summer vacation period around mid-August, which may last a weekend (Ponte di Ferragosto) or most of the month. The Italian language school in Salerno offers a special summer program during the week of Ferragosto from 13th to 19th August 2017. The program includes the Italian language course and recreational activities and cultural excursions that allow students to enjoy the wonderful landscape of Salerno and the Amalfi Coast. The program includes:

  • Italian course with didactic materials, 16 lessons, 4 lessons a day
  • Full-day Ferragosto celebration on the beach, with pizza lunch and beach activities
  • 1 Orientation meeting and welcome party with activities
  • 1 Seminar on the History and Art of Salerno
  • 1 Guided city tour of Salerno
  • 1 Half day excursion to Amalfi
  • 1 Italian practical cooking lesson
  • 1 Half day excursion to Paestum
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Relive ancient history in Paestum

Special, All-Inclusive Price for the Ferragosto Experience in Salerno: 450 euro.

If you need accommodation or more information on the Ferragosto Program, contact us. We will be delighted to assist you!

 

Don’t hesitate to contact Studiainitalia for a quote or further information regarding any of the Summer Courses in Italy!


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3 Reasons why to Study Fashion & Design in Italy

If you love Fashion and Design and want to sign up for related courses abroad, we have 3 good reasons why you should study Fashion and Design in Italy.

1) Historic Leader and Current Trendsetter

Italy is home to the most famous fashion and design brands. It has been a leader for centuries, from ancient Rome’s architectonic masterpieces to contemporary protagonists like Gio Ponti and Renzo Piano; from century-old family generations excelling in shoemaking and leatherwork, to the modern-day fashion icons of Ferragamo and Gucci, just to name a few. Throughout the past decades, Italy has been the protagonist of several movements that had an impact on art and design at national and international level, such as futurism, rationalism, the Novecento Italiano, Arte Povera – with illustrious figures like Marinetti, Terragni, Sironi, Pistoletto…

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2) Prestigious International Events & Fairs

Italy hosts amazing events related to the world of design and fashion. Examples include MIFUR (International Leather & Furs Exhibition), Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair), Milano Unica (International Italian Top-end Textile Fair), Homi (International Home Show), and the fashion shows of Pitti Immagine, Milan Fashion Week, Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana – among many others. There are also beautiful exhibitions that you cannot miss, such as the Costume Gallery at Palazzo Pitti in Florence or the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.

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3) The best Fashion & Design Schools, plus Work Opportunities

Italy offers outstanding design and fashion academies in different cities. You can choose among a wide selection of courses: short workshops, summer courses, long term courses or undergraduate and MA programmes. Studiainitalia is an official agent for two prestigious schools in Milan: Domus Academy and NABA (Nuova Accademia delle Belle Arti). Both are considered among the 60 best fashion and design schools in the world. They offer courses such as Masters in Design, in Fashion and Accessory Design, in Marketing of Luxury Goods, in Interior Design and in Car and Business Design – among others.

If you wish to study Interior Design or Window Dressing in Florence, Studiainitalia also offers a 24, 48, 72 or 96-hour course that allows you to distribute your hours along the number of weeks of your choice. These courses are very practical and hands-on, taught by local artisans concerned with maintaining Italian artisan traditions alive.

Finally, with Studiainitalia you can also apply for a work and study programme. It involves a 4-week intensive Italian language course, followed by an 8-week Design Internship.

 

Do you have any questions or doubts about studying in Italy?

Contact the experts at Studiainitalia and get all the information you need about Fashion and Design Courses and other study opportunities across Italy.