Unique Cities to Study Abroad in Italy

Unique Cities to Study Abroad in Italy: 10 Hidden Gems

Do you want to study in Italy somewhere off the beaten path? If the idea of “classic” study abroad destinations is not for you, we have a selection of 10 unusual Italian cities where you can learn the language and enjoy your free time between art, culture, nature and food.

In the region of Emilia-Romagna, there are 2 contenders. Bologna is one of the coolest towns in Italy. It is home to the oldest university in Europe and known to be the Italian food capital. In Modena, famous for its balsamic vinegar, you will be fascinated by the architectural treasures as well as the modern products of local inventiveness such as Ferrari, Maserati and Pagani motor vehicles.

Tuscany is Italy’s most famous region. You probably thought of Florence, Pisa and Siena right now. But it also offers many hidden gems where to study. One is Lucca, located at the foot of the Apuan Alps. Its medieval center is still nearly all intact, but unlike other similar towns it is not on a hilltop, so it is ideal for anyone with mobility issues. It hosts the Lucca Comics & Games festival and the Lucca Summer Festival. Orbetello stretches in the middle of a WWF-managed lagoon. Its position near the Duna Feniglia Reserve and the Maremma Nature Park makes it ideal for those who appreciate birdwatching and ecotourism.

If you love art and wine, you can choose to learn Italian in Todi in Umbria. Considered by many as a model sustainable and liveable city, Todi is the birthplace of the Franciscan poet Jacopone da Todi. Local sights include beautiful medieval monuments such as the Duomo, Palazzo del Capitano, Palazzo del Priore and Palazzo del Popolo. Umbria is a land of excellent wines, which you can discover along the four Wine Routes: the Sagrantino Route; the Trasimeno Hills Wine Route; the Etruscan-Roman Wines Route; and the Cantico Wine Route.

Off the mainland, the island of Sardinia offers 2 great options. Alghero, also called Barceloneta, offers the perfect blend of rich history, gorgeous beaches, delicious food and wine. Don’t miss the tasty Catalan-style lobster! In the capital of Sardinia, Cagliari, you will find fantastic historical buildings such as the Duomo and Bastione San Remy, as well as beautiful parks and a fashionable Marina.

Friuli Venezia Giulia 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.

Unusual Cities to Study Abroad in Italy - Tropea

Calabria is a hidden gem in the South of Italy. The city of Tropea is a nice old town full of picturesque buildings, turquoise sea and excellent restaurants. Foodies can visit the inspiring citrus and olive groves, vineyards and wine cellars, and enjoy the famous Cipolla di Tropea. Not only can you taste this unique red onion in different traditional recipes, you can also explore “unthinkable” combinations, like red-onion gelato (ice cream)!

The birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Genoa, is one of those fascinating Italian cities that remain off the tourist radar. Nicknamed La Superba by Petrarca, this multi-faceted city ranges from the most luxurious aristocratic palaces in the Strade Nuove district, to the narrow caruggi in the historic center. As you walk around this “vertical town” that was built between the port and uphill, at every corner you will have to resist the temptation to eat focaccia, fresh fish, the famous pesto and homemade confectionery.

What is your favorite classic or unusual city where to learn Italian in Italy? Explore all the possibilities here and choose your next study abroad experience with Studiainitalia.

 

 


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Creative Fall Break in Italy: Italian in Venice & Naples (10% off)

Fall has arrived in Italy with all its glory: intense blue skies and crisp fresh air, picturesque foliage and landscapes, and delicious seasonal food. If you want to book a last-minute vacation in Italy, make the most out of autumn by combining sightseeing, local events and an Italian course to become a Creative Tourist.

Our top picks in Italy for fall learning holidays in October, November and December are Venice and Naples. Not only do you enjoy 10% off the Italian course with Studiainitalia if you study in one of these months, these cities also offer a variety of things to see and to do during autumn.

Venice Fall Events

To celebrate his 500th birth anniversary, the Palazzo Ducale di Venezia hosts a wonderful art exhibition about Venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto (1519-1594) from 9 September 2018 to 6 January 2019.

If you love drama and theater, don’t miss the autumn shows at Teatro La Fenice, one of the most famous and renowned landmarks in the history of Italian theatre. These include Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini in October, La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi in October, and Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi in November and early December - among others.

Unsure about visiting Venice in fall? Here is what an expert travel journalist from The Telegraph has to say: “Venice is a unique, magical place 365 days a year. But much of the time you'll be sharing that magic with thousands of other visitors. Numbers peak in summer, despite the heat, humidity and swarms of mosquitoes. Spring and autumn are much more pleasant months. I especially like late autumn (mid-October to mid-November) when, if you're lucky with the weather, it can still be warm enough to eat outside. But my favourite season of all is winter, a time of misty vistas when tourists are few and far between, rooms are cheap and the city is reclaimed by Venetians.

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Naples Fall Food Recipe

The pumpkin is loved and recognized all around the world as the symbol of fall. In the region of Campania, and particularly in its capital city Naples, the “zucca lunga di Napoli” (also known as “cucozza zuccarina” or “zucca piena di Napoli”) is traditionally planted in April and May, and then harvested between August and September. The pumpkins are then conserved for different months in precise conditions, although they are best savored fresh in autumn.

According to the Slow Food Foundation, the pumpkin from Naples is on the brink of disappearing because it is cultivated in very limited amounts. You can consume it raw in salads, marinated or cooked, both for savory and sweet dishes.

Here is our favorite autumn recipe from Naples

Pasta e zucca alla napolitana - by turismo.it

The ingredients are: zucca lunga di Napoli, pasta, garlic, parsley, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, optional peperoncino (chili pepper).

The procedure is:

  • In a large saucepan fry the garlic, a trickle of extra virgin olive oil and - if you wish - the peperoncino.
  • Then, add the diced-cut pumpkin that you have previously peeled and freed from seeds. Let it cook for a couple of minutes and add some chopped parsley.
  • You can then remove the garlic, add a glass of water and cook the pumpkin for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, boil some more water in a separate saucepan.
  • When the pumpkin will be very soft and begin to undo, add a little of the separately heated water and the pasta that will cook for a few minutes (depending on its cooking time) on a low flame; if needed, add some more water with a wooden spoon.
  • When the pasta is almost ready, add a little more chopped parsley and, if you like, serve at the table with a sprinkle of peperoncino to flavor.

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Italian Courses in Italy – Seasonal Specials

Sign up for an Italian course with Studiainitalia and enjoy 10% off in Venice and Naples if you study in October, November or December 2018. Our Italian courses are composed by 20 lessons per week. You can learn Italian in Naples or Venice for any length of time. Lessons are delivered by qualified native-speaking teachers and based on the use of simple and effective teaching methods with small groups of students in a fun and stimulating atmosphere. At the end of the course, our Italian language school issues a certificate of attendance that indicates the type of course attended and the level completed. We provide our customers with different accommodation options (private rooms, shared/individual flats, hotels) near the school.


Studying Italian, Art & Crafts in Italy: Student Experiences

Have you ever dreamed about learning the Italian Language? Romanticised about studying art in the birthplace of the Renaissance? Enchanted by century-old craft techniques steep in Italian tradition, or simply wish to 'get lost' in the beauty, history, and cruise of Italian life? Then an Italian learning vacation is exactly what you need.

At Studiainitalia we offer a variety of courses all around Italy for foreigners from all over the world. We proudly share our local knowledge, expertise, and passion to create inspiring Italian learning experiences. Leaving our students with new skills and memories that will last a lifetime.

But don't just take our word for it! Some of our recent students share their Italian course experiences with us.

Robert & Gina joined the Italian Course in Bologna (August 2018)

“We enjoyed the course very much. This was my first course with StudiainItalia but the second course for my girlfriend. The staff determines the level of course during an initial interview and the determination of language level seems to be accurate. The teachers are professional, and we loved the experience. We plan on returning for another course.”

Studying Italian Art Crafts in Italy Student Experiences

Ester completed an Italian Course in Milan (August 2018)

"It was my first time signing up for a course with Studiainitalia, but certainly not the last. The Italian lessons were very dynamic and productive. Not only did I learn the language but also the culture! The teachers were charming and supportive, the school was in the city center, and the accommodation was great! One of my best experiences!".

Trini completed an Italian Course in Rome (August 2018)

"My Italian learning experience in Rome was very enriching. The teaching method communicative, the lessons interesting and a great program of cultural activities. Studiainitalia’s management was great, Federica’s tips are priceless. 100% Recommended".

Evelyn completed two art courses, Painting & Gilding, in Florence (June 2018)

"The oil painting course was a wonderful experience. My teacher was patient, helpful and with her guidance, I expanded my oil painting skills beyond expectations. The gilding course was a rewarding experience. My teacher had over 35 years of gilding practice learning the art from her father and has restored historic works from famous collections. This is evident in her teaching. The Studiainitalia staff and management were extremely helpful and very accommodating. This, combined with the stay in the marvelous city of Florence, have made my study experience in Italy a remarkable experience".

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Soledad completed the Leather Shoemaking Craft Course in Florence (March 2018)

"My teacher was passionate, and patient, explaining every detail step by step. The experience gave me so much knowledge and small details that I had never imagined, it made me understand and value how difficult and beautiful this trade is. Also, thank you Federica for all your help and guidance".

 

Feeling inspired?

Contact Studiainitalia today to find out how you can get started on your Italian learning holiday.

 

 


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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 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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Top tips for a Learning Vacation in Italy

One of the most difficult decisions that one can make is to either continue furthering your education or taking that once in a lifetime trip overseas. We say, “Perché non entrambi?” or in English, “Why not both?”. If you have ever dreamed of learning the Italian language, fashion from a country always on the cutting edge, the finer points of Italian cuisine, or learning about art in the birthplace of the Renaissance - then an Italian learning vacation is exactly what you need.

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How to sign up for a learning holiday in Italy?

Do a research on Google, finding and comparing agencies that offer quality courses and interesting leisure activities, have competitive prices, and boast verified positive reviews from past customers.

Browse the websites of the agencies specializing in educational tourism, and see how transparent and thorough they are with the information about courses, schools, location, services, permits and fees. Contact them with your questions and doubts to see how quickly and efficiently they reply. This will give you an idea of their expertise and customer care.

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Why choose Studiainitalia?

We have been working in the field of educational tourism for over 12 years and won the prestigious "Best Creative Tourism Agency" award by the Creative Tourism Network.

At Studiainitalia we offer a variety of packages that will see you immersing yourself in local culture. We have carefully selected all the schools that we work with. You could embark on a learning holiday in some of the most famous destinations in Italy – like Florence, Venice, Rome, Naples – or choose from lesser-known yet beautiful towns, like Tropea, Trieste and Todi; among many others.

Finally, our customer service and attention to detail have been praised by hundreds of students and creative travellers throughout the years. Our flexible services will give you the experience you desire with no detail left unattended.

Contact Studiainitalia today to find out how to get started on your Italian learning vacation!

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Useful links for your Vacation Course in Italy

Italy Travel Guide - Italian Tourism Official Website
Italy Travel Guide - Loney Planet
Life in Italy - Girl in Florence
Italy Blog - Walks of Italy
14 Tips On How To Travel Italy Like A Local – Forbes
Visa for Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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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.

 


Learn Italian in Naples: 5 secret sights

Learn Italian in Naples: 5 secret sights

Naples is Italy's most vibrant city, and it is a delight to discover. If you have decided to learn Italian in Naples, 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.

 

“I love her theatricality, the oriental chaos of her streets, the architecture that began with the ancient Greeks and ended with the Baroque. I love the fat, sensual Neapolitan vowels. I love the scruffy bars where coffee is served zuccherato, ready sweetened; the pasticcerie with the delicate sfogliatelle bursting with cream; the friggitorie, with their roaring wood-fired ovens and bubbling pizzas; the extravagance of the opera house, the oldest in Europe […]” -  Stanley Stewart, The Telegraph

 

Castello Aragonese di Baia

If you want to leave the hustle and bustle of Naples behind for a day, head out to the Bay of Pozzuoli, about 30 minutes away by car, to admire the Castello Aragonese di Baia. This late 15th-century castle was built by the Aragonese over ancient Roman ruins thought to be the summer residence of Julius Caesar. It towers over a cliff and offers amazing sea views. It is home to the Museo Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei. This museum is rich in Roman remains found in the Phlegraean Fields, which is the large volcanic area situated to the west of Naples (you can also plan a visit in this regional park on your way to the castle).

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Castello Aragonese di Baia (photo from eventinapoli.com)

 

Spazio Nea

This whitewashed gallery is a living space dedicated to contemporary art and cultural entertainment. Its cafe-bar is dotted with books and flowers, and features an outdoor seating area at the bottom of a baroque staircase. The art gallery is near Piazza Bellini in central Naples. Here you can admire exhibitions of contemporary Italian and foreign art by established and emerging artists. Check out its Facebook page for updates on its next activities: concerts, theatrical performances, children's workshops, vinyl sets, video art…

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White ambiance at Spazio Nea (pic from Spazio Nea on Facebook)

 

Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco

This unique church was built in the early 1600’s, when the “cult of the souls in purgatory” was recognised by the Catholic Church. Noble Neapolitan families commissioned its construction so that they could bury their loved ones in crypts under the city. Behind the baroque façade there are two churches mirroring each other – one at surface level and one below. The underground cathedral features niches carved in tuff stone displaying skulls and femurs; and it has an altar with flowers, rosaries, and other memorabilia left by devotees. You need to join a guided tour to access the underground section.

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Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco (photo by Baku CC BY-SA 4.0)

 

Parco Sommerso di Gaiola

This 42-hectare park extends along Posillipo's coastline from the high cliffs in the bay of Trentaremi to the gentle slopes of Marechiaro. You will find mesmerizing underwater Roman archaeological remains, as well as remarkable flora and fauna. You can explore the Protected Marine Area with guided visits on boats and with snorkeling and diving itineraries.

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Cimitero delle Fontanelle

This is a fascinating and unusual place: a tufa cave with ancient Greek and Roman tunnels, and thousands of human skulls and bones. The charnel house was created to store remains due to overcrowding in traditional burial sites. Eventually, the plague of 1656 claimed thousands of victims, most of which ended up in the Fontanelle Cemetery. Your tour guide will also tell you the story of the ancient practice of the "anime pezzentelle". Basically, believers in need of something would “adopt” a soul’s skull and bones and pray for that soul until their favour was granted. The soul’s transition from purgatory to heaven would be faster thanks to the prayers.

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Cimitero delle Fontanelle (photo from cimiterofontanelle.com)

 

Italian language course in Naples with Studiainitalia

Are you looking for an Italian language course in Naples? 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 Naples here.

 


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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!

 

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