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Luke’s Italian course in Rome

Italian lessons in Rome

Below is an unedited account of a two-week Italian course in Rome from our lovely student Luke.

We first learned about Luke’s infectious enthusiasm for language and travel through an excellent Instagram post he wrote in response to our collaboration with Shut Up and Go.

Founded in 1974, our exceptional language school in Rome has recently celebrated their 45-year anniversary. As Luke has discovered, it’s unquestionably one of the best Italian language schools around. Read on to find out more – and, if you’re interested in taking a course in Rome yourself, get in touch!

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Bologna: the Italian gem

Bologna is a true gem of a city. Many Italian-speaking students have already realised this and come to the city to study at one of the world’s oldest universities. It’s thanks to this university that Bologna has such a long-standing reputation for educational excellence, making it just the place for an immersive language adventure.

If this isn’t enough for you, we’ve listed some reasons why Bologna is the place in which to learn the language of music and the arts.

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7 reasons to go to Tropea

On the instep of the Italian boot lies a small town that will simply blow you away. Nestled on the southern coast of the beautiful Tyrrhenian Sea, Tropea offers more than just sun and sand (beautiful though its beaches are!). The town is considered to be one of the finest holiday destinations in Italy, though its small size means that it has retained its own character.

Tropea has a timeless quality so typical of Italian towns, with its winding lanes and hidden palazzi. With a history dating back to the Ancient Greeks and an annual calendar of festivities, there’s also plenty to experience here.

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7 Reasons to go to Trieste

Venice is undoubtedly one of the most popular Italian cities – in fact, over 30 million people visit it every year! You’d be forgiven for thinking that its canals are the only thing that this area of Italy has to offer. However, less than two hours along the coast is the unspoiled capital of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Trieste.

Here are seven reasons to go to Trieste, whether you’re a tourist or – better still – a student on one of our incredible Italian language courses!

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Leaving the beach at Viareggio to explore Pietrasanta

If you plan to visit Viareggio this summer, and fancy a change from the beach, I would definitely recommend that you make time to visit the nearby town of Pietrasanta. The Italian province of Lucca seems to have it all: Rolling Tuscan hills, beautiful beaches on an incredible coast line, where you’ll also find the carnival town of Viareggio (home to our beautiful Italian language school) and last but not least, Pietrasanta, with its pristine medieval buildings, and fascinating art history.

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Exile to Elba!

Spring is round the corner. The days are getting warmer and people are starting to think of their summer holidays. Want a productive summer break on an enchanting island? Then take an Italian language course in amazing Elba!

For those of you who are not familiar, Elba is a Mediterranean island in Tuscany, Italy. Elba is located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, about 50 kilometres east of the French Island of Corsica. It’s the third largest island in Italy, after Sicily and Sardinia and the largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago.

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Strolling around Genoa’s medieval alleys!

Hi everyone! Daniela here, ready to share some tips about my hometown, Genoa!

Maybe you’ve heard that Genoa was the birthplace of the Italian navigator and colonizer of the New World, Christopher Columbus.

Or maybe about its Aquarium, the largest in Italy and amongst the largest in Europe.

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Never neglet Napoli

View of Naples from Castel Sant'ElmoItaly’s third-largest city, Naples, is frequently, criminally overlooked. Many tourists, cruise ships and even Italian natives use Naples as a base to visit other parts of the Campania region of Italy.

Naples is often just the first stop on a journey to the ancient, archaeological masterpiece of Pompeii, the picture-postcard scenes of the Amalfi Coast and beyond. Some people expect to get a feeling of Naples in just a few hours. Experiencing Naples in this way is a mistake. Below I hope to outline exactly why one week, let alone just one day, in Naples is never enough!

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Eat the best pizza in the world in Naples! 🍕

The best pizza in Naples I have to be honest. My wife and I booked a recent trip to Naples so we could go and eat the best possible pizza for five straight days. It turned out to be one of the best decisions we’ve made!

To quote the lifelong resident of Naples and director of our incredible Italian language school: “Naples is not just about food…” This is very, very true, but first of all let’s not ignore the obvious…

In Naples you will eat the absolute best, most authentic,

MOST DELICIOUS PIZZA IN THE WORLD!

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My favourite places to eat in Rome

I consider Rome as my second home. This is where my best friend lives and I try to visit her at least a few times per year. Thanks to her Roman knowledge, I have, over the years, got to know a lot of insider places that only true Romans are able to appreciate.

It’s often nice to be able to go to places that are mostly tourist-free. I will be recommending these places, which, I hope you will agree, is always interesting!

So, read on to discover Rome like a Roman with me…

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