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Programme of
Extracurricular Activities
  The program of activities after the classes is divided into two parts. The first part is a program specifically designed for every participant having some special interest. A doctor, an architect, for example, a teacher or a student can meet an Italian colleague and visit an hospital, a construction site or a school. People interested in football or in motorcycles can join a football team fan club or a Ducati bikersí club. The ones who are interested in music can meet, for instance, a collector of ancient musical instruments. Please write your interest in the enrolling form, if you like. These are personal meetings between individual people o between small groups sharing the same interest. The possibility of having these meetings depend on the availability of your Italian colleagues, on the times and on the different contexts. It isnít always possible to organise the meetings. Sometimes we canít find Italian people available who have time to meet the students. Weíre sorry, but weíre doing all we can to satisfy your requests, because itís in our interest to create chances for the students to increase their interest in speaking Italian with Italians, spontaneously! The second part is a program of activities designed for all the students together.
The selection of the programmeís activities follows four general topics:
  • a. The town
  • b. Art, history and music
  • c. Environment
  • d. Current events

20 hours per week 6-12 students per class
10 hours per week of extracurricular activities
2 hours per day of homework at home or at school with a tutor

The aim of the various activities is to facilitate and encourage contacts between the participants in the course and their Italian environment, and to provide a general understanding of contemporary Italy.
Bologna Arezzo and Manciano-Maremma are ideal places to learn Italian. It is easy to make contact with the people in these cities, in which most Italians would prefer to live because of their respect of the quality of social relations.
Examples: a walk to discover the hidden beauty of the town, painting from the 14th century to the present day, the modern architecture, contemporary art, Etruscan town, restoration of old paintings, restoration of musical instruments, trip to medieval castle and villages, Italian opera, tenors in the 19th century, popular song, medieval music, music of the 16th, 17th and 18th century, environment, the transformation of Roman rural organization, wine producers, landscape of the plane, of the hills and of mountains, tipical local wine bars, readings, film performances, events of various types, aperitives followed by a meal and many other occasions to practice the language, meeting with members of the various political parties, as well as representatives of different professions.
In Bologna: the University, the baroque theatre, Modena, Ferrara, Ravenna, Mantova, Ducati motor cycle factory, car factory of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati, fashion and clothing manufacturers.
Italian cooking
and wine tasting
  Italian cooking is provided by Cultura Italiana to learn easily the best Italian food
Wine tasting teachs how to choose and recognise the different kind of wine

The school offers seminars on the following topics: Italian literature, history of music, history of Italian language, painting and drawing