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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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“.
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.
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!