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A course in Italian language in class and outside in the nature: a perfect program to practise Italian in the open air while discovering little known places and aspects of the Italian culture.

The walkings are intended as itinerant language lessons with an Italian language teacher and reserved to Italian language students of LIS.

Course duration: one week.

2017 starting dates: April 3, May 22, June 12, September 4, October 2.

Minimum number of participants: 2

Program: Saturday or Sunday: arrival at the chosen accommodation. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: Italian language lesson in small group of maximum 10 students and same level of knowledge from 9.15 am to 1 pm, at school. -- An example of after class activities** -- Monday afternoon: talking about Lucca while walking on its city walls (about 4 km). Tuesday afternoon: a walk in the countryside surrounding Lucca. Wednesday: whole day trip to Cinque Terre, the picturesque Ligurian sea villages and Italian conversation walking on a coastal trail. Lunch at a typical restaurant. Thursday afternoon: trip to Garfagnana, the mountain region situated to the northwest of Lucca and conversation on the region. Friday afternoon: conversing in Italian while walking on the beautiful hills surrounding our city and dinner at a typical restaurant. Saturday or Sunday: departure

Price of the course 560 €, including Italian language classes, transport expenses, the lunch at Cinque Terre and the dinner on Friday evening.

** The open-air lessons proposed are suitable for students who like to walk in the nature. The duration of walkings is variable. The longest is 3 to 4 hours with some stretches up- and downhill. A healthy condition is required. It is advised to wear hiking shoes and suitable clothes (also bring a rainjacket). In case of heavy rain, the activity will be substituted/postponed or refunded.

The schedule of activities can be modified for organisational reasons.


on a trail at Cinque Terreat the big oak of Pinocchiopicnic in the park of the Serchio riveron the trail to the Verrucole fortress