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A course of Italian language with a cultural program of activities on art, spanning several centuries of Italian history to get to know some aspects of painting, sculpture and architecture of the major artistic movements in Tuscany.

Duration: 1 week.

Starting dates in 2021: due to the current situation, still to be scheduled.

Linguistic level: participation is possible for students with a knowledge of Italian at least of intermediate level.
A basic glossary of architecture, sculpture and painting will be given to all participants.

Minimum number of participants: 2

An example of the week program*: Saturday or Sunday: arrival at the chosen accomodation. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: Italian language classes in small groups of maximum 10 students, divided according to their levels, from 9:15 am to 1:00 pm. --After class activities: Monday afternoon: Lucca, first part: a walk through the history and art of Lucca from the Roman period (2nd century B.C.) to the Lombard rule (8th century A.D.). Tuesday afternoon: Lucca, second part: from the 10th to the 16th century. Visit of the church of San Martino, Lucca Cathedral, with works by Civitali, Tintoretto and Jacopo della Quercia. View of the city from the bell tower of the cathedral. Wednesday: whole day trip to Volterra – Including the visit of the Guarnacci Etruscan museum with a rich exhibition of funeral urns and the Pinacoteca (Art gallery) with works by Tuscan artists from the 14th to the 17th century, among which the Deposition by Rosso Fiorentino. Thursday afternoon: trip to Livorno and visit to the museum dedicated to Giovanni Fattori, the most important representative of the painting school of Macchiaioli, which flourished in Tuscany between the 19th and the 20th century.
In addition to the works by Fattori, the museum, housed in a beautiful art nouveau villa, also exhibits paintings by other artists of the same period, portraying daily life scenes in Italy and Tuscany from the Risorgimento to the beginning of the 20th century.
In the evening, dinner together at a restaurant of the city center.
Friday afternoon: leisure time. Saturday: Departure.

*The schedule of activities can be modified due to organisational reason.

Course price: 530 €.


Florence, Santa Croce BasilicaFlorence, Accademia GalleryLeghorn, Fattori Museum Leghorn Mascagni TerraceLeghorn, Villa Mimbelli-Fattori MuseumLucca, San Martino CathedralLucca, Amphiteather Piazza Montelupo Fiorentino, Ceramics Museum