Free weekly activities
Aperitivo Italiano! A fabulous way to get to know the school’s staff and your fellow students, practicing your Italian! Run every Monday from 6 to 7pm (and more if you like to stay!) – we will meet at the local bar ‘Brillo Parlante’, just outside the school, for a relaxing and fun aperitivo. We will talk, plan the week ahead, discuss favorite topics and cultural aspects of Venice and Italy. Come and join us, ti aspettiamo!
When: every Monday evening, 6pm – free (not including drinks)
Passeggiata Veneziana – if you are not familiar with the San Polo/San Stin area, come and join us: we will take you along some of the most hidden parts of the ‘sestiere’ where our school is, showing you our favorite places, spots, shops and restaurants
When: every Wednesday – 3.30 to 5.00pm – free
Venetian Rowing – meeting in a beautiful local boat club, the class takes students onboard a traditional Venetian Gondola where they are treated to fascinating facts and stories about the special relationship between Venice and its Lagoon. A qualified rower instructor will show the basics of Venetian rowing and then students will have a go at it themselves! Diego looks after the linguistic side of this quintessentially Venetian class, extremely beneficial with activities and vocabulary specifically designed to stimulate and encourage fluent communication.
When: at students’ request – 3 to 5pm – from E65pp – (minimum 4 sts)
Cheese Tasting – come and join us for an especially ‘cheesy’ lesson at the historic shop ‘casa del Parmigiano’ by the Rialto Bridge. During the course of this class you will learn about and sample different types of Italian cheese, having a chance to ask questions to the experts of the family own business. Accompanied by appropriate jellies and wine, this is a great and fun opportunity to work on the fluency of your Italian in a unique environment.
When: at students’ request – 2 to 3.30pm – from E40pp