Italian Language for Seniors + Culture and Activities

This is an excellent holiday Italian language course, in Florence, Italy, for mature and senior adults, wishing to combine a pleasant holiday in Italy and enjoy the opportunity of discovering and enjoying some wonderful excursions and cultural itineraries.

Our price promise

If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.

Study

Minimum entry requirements

Course format

  • Length of study: 2 weeks
  • Lessons per week: 18
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Typical student age: 50 - 72
  • Typical student mix:
    34% European, 29% North American, 12% Japanese, 16% Australasian, 9% South American

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 11 May 2015
    • 14 Sep 2015
  • Tuition fees: 980.00 EUR
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 EUR
    • Enrolment fee: 80.00 EUR
  • Other expenses:

Cultural programme

This excellent course offers a really pleasant mixture of cooking lessons, excursions to the most interesting places of Tuscany, visits to artistic and historical centres, lectures on cultural subjects, food and wine itineraries, museum and art gallery visits.

This is an extremely popular programme and many students have been on the course two, three and four years in a row. 

Afternoon activity programme

  • An art historian will take you on excursions to visit museums, Visits to world-renown works of art and places of historical interest.
  • Field trips are arranged to other cities in Italy or to local spots known for their beauty.
  • Afternoon lectures on Italian customs and current events or watch Italian films.
  • Learn how to prepare delicious dishes of Italian cuisine.
  • Practice some sports
  • Enjoy evenings out for dinner

Italian language tuition

In the morning study is in a small group and covers all aspects of the language with a particular emphasis on developing communicative skills in speaking and writing. 

Teaching methodology

Each group is taught by two teachers a day in order to ensure more varied and stimulating instruction. 

Classes are lively, stimulating and most of all enjoyable. Students are provided with useful vocabulary and relevant grammar presented in a modern and interesting way. 

Sample timetable – Week 1

Day → Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Notes: This is a sample timetable only. Activities and excursions subject to change.
08:00 to 09:00 Breakfast            
Morning sessions: 09:15 to 12:30 Orientation and Italian class Italian class Italian class Italian class Italian class

Excursion to Siena

and San Gimignano

Optional

Activity

12:30 to 13:45 Lunch            
Afternoon sessions: 14:00 to 18:30

Introduction to Florence

from Piazzale Michelangelo

Cooking lesson Visit to the Uffizi Gallery

Excursion

to Pisa or Lucca

Visit to the Church of Santa Croce

Excursion to Siena

and San Gimignano

Optional

Activity 

               
               

Sample timetable – Week 2

Day → Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat  
Notes: This is a sample timetable only. Activities and excursions subject to change.
08:00 to 09:00 Breakfast            
Morning sessions: 09:15 to 12:30 Italian class

Italian class

Lecture on I vini italiani

Italian class Italian class

Excursion to Cinque

Terre

Departure  
12:30 to 13:45 Lunch            
Afternoon sessions: 14:00 to 18:30 Visit to a Renaissance Villa and garden

Visit to the Academia

Gallery

Cooking lesson

Excursion to Chianti

and visit to winery

Excursion to Cinque

Terre

Departure  
               
               
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