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Cultural Programme for Seniors in Florence

Cultural Programme for Seniors in Florence

During Spring and Autumn Linguaviva offers in Florence a holiday language course for mature and senior adults, wishing to combine a pleasant holiday in Italy and enjoy the opportunity of discovering fascinating cultural itineraries.
The programme offers a pleasant mixture of Italian tuition, excursions to the most interesting places of Tuscany, visits to artistic and historical centres, cooking lessons, lectures on cultural subjects, food and wine itineraries.
For accommodation participants will be able to choose among the options we offer: homestay, independent flat or hotel of various categories.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
36 lessons

Classes are kept small and tuition covers practical aspects of the languages with a particular emphasis on oral communicative skills. The course foresees following levels: Elementary – Intermediate – Advanced.
On first day participants will take a written and oral placement test, in order to place them in the appropriate level. A basic knowledge of the Italian language is required (no complete beginners) as all activities will be in Italian.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME

ART HISTORY VISITS Linguaviva cultural programme includes visits to famous museums, academies, monuments, churches, gardens and historic villas. All entrance tickets and guided tour with an Art History teacher are included in the price.
EXCURSIONS Linguaviva’s programme proposes classic itineraries to discover the fascinating mix of history, culture art and scenery for which Italy is universally famous, and in particular Tuscany. All excursions are supervised by the Linguaviva teachers. Transportation, guided tours, entry fees are included in the price, meals are not included.
FOOD AND WINE While staying in Florence participants can have the possibility of discovering the secrets of Italian cuisine and wine undertaking two lessons at one of the most renowned cooking schools in Florence. You will also enjoy lectures on culinary topics and a visit to a winery in Chianti.

KEY FACTS ITALIAN LANGUAGE
Lessons 4 lessons per day in the morning. Each lesson lasts 45 minutes
Duration 2 weeks
Groups Max 12 students
Requirements Elementary level of Italian. Not suitable for beginners
Starting dates 2018
7th May, 3rd September

STANDARD SAMPLE PROGRAMME

FIRST WEEK
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Wednesday Saturday Sunday
MORNING Orientation
and italian
classes
Italian
classes
Italian
classes
Italian
classes
Italian
classes
Excursion
to Siena and
San Gimignano
Optional
activity:
shopping
at the Outlet
AFTERNOON 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
SECOND WEEK
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
MORNING Italian
classes
Italian
classes and
lecture on
I vini italiani
Italian
classes
Italian
classes
Excursion to
Cinque Terre
Departure
AFTERNOON Visit to a
Renaissance
villa and
garden
Visit to the
Accademia
Gallery
Cooking lesson Excursion
to Chianti
and visit
to a winery

Contact us for detailed information on the activities included in this programme.

TUITION FEE 2018
Cultural Programme for Seniors
2 weeks € 900

Included in the tuition fee

  • Lessons
  • Full activity programme

Not included in the tuition fee

  • Accommodation
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