Friday, July 18, 2008

Stay in one city and learn Italian

A great way to spend your time in Italy is to stay put in one city and study Italian. I did it last summer in Siena at the Dante School. It was my favorite time spent in Italy.

Most schools offer housing at great rates, you'll meet fantatic people, and you'll really get to know the city. Siena was a great choice.

I studied during the weeks before and during the Palio. There is no better way to experience the Palio than with the Sienese. It brought the experience to a whole new level.

The classes offered go from beginner to advanced and can be done in as little as one week. Most schools also offer walking tours and culinary classes to students.

My favorite part was meeting so many great people in class. All of which are still my friends. We stay in touch on Facebook.

Do yourself a favor and look into an Italian class during your stay. It will be well worth it for you.


Backpack Joe said...

I Love the Italian language.. hahaha.. though the words I can pronounce are on the more culinary side...I love going to all the historical places, especially in Rome. Its hard for me to imagine latin being spoken in an Italian accent like what would have happened in ancient Rome, since I'm used to people speaking latin in an english accent.

Our last stay in Rome was a blast, and I did try to learn italian. We rented a nice apartment from this fine list of Italian Holiday Apartments but i never got to any formal classes.

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