Category: Schools and Study

From Foreign Language to Lingua Franca: Italian Immersion Programs in Italy

Torre di Babele (Italian Immersion Language School for Foreigners) in Rome

I have a confession. Despite having lived in Italy for nearly three years and having studied Italian off and on for a number of years, I have a long way to go before I can consider myself fully fluent in the language. There has been one time, however, when I felt really confident about my Italian …

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Learning Vacations in Italy

Continuing on the topic of New Year’s resolutions: one of the things that people resolve to do with the arrival of a new year is improve themselves by learning a new skill. Italy holds numerous possibilities for the traveler looking for self-improvement (and not just fitness-wise). So here are a few ideas and tours to …

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Get Cooking On Your Italy Vacation

I am now catching up on summer magazine reading and just came across Gourmet’s May issue, which has tons of information on cooking schools in Italy and elsewhere. So, I wanted to give you the lowdown on the schools I found in the magazine as well as a couple others I’ve read about in the …

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Win An Italian Cooking School Vacation

If the price of an Italian vacation has you down, here’s your chance to win one. Through October 1, 2008, you can register win an Italian Cooking School Vacation from La Cucina Italiana. The winner gets: Round-trip airfare for two to Italy*, with transfers to and from the airport. 4 nights accommodation in a 4-star …

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Be a Renaissance Man (or Woman)

It may sound like the latest droll tour to capitalize on the wildly popular Dan Brown thriller. But, happily, the Da Vinci Capers is a unique tour package for men and women looking to tap into their inner Leonardo. As the trip packager’s website announces, the Da Vinci Capers is “an experience, not a tour.” Indeed, the Da Vinci …

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Study in Florence

Looking to sharpen more than just your senses on your next trip to Florence? Gridskipper has put together a fine list of schools for learning about the fine art of Italian cooking, wine, photography, painting, and more. Where to Study in Florence (and Actually Learn Stuff)

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