FREE TIME

The classroom is not the only place to learn!

The quickest and most effective way to learn a language is to study the language in the place it is spoken.  Therefore our extracurricular activities – both cultural and leisure – make a major contribution to effective learning.

To help students to make best use of their free time, we offer a twice-weekly programme of activities which is comprehensive but not intrusive.  These activities help students first to make friends and then to use Italian in every aspect of their daily life as much as possible.

Our School’s philosophy is that you need to be completely immersed in the foreign language to learn it. So, the leisure activities we organise for our students are a substantial and integral part of our teaching programmes.

CULTURE

Apart from its priceless historical monuments the city also offers many different cultural events: concerts, plays, ballet, art exhibitions, antique markets, fairs, museums and libraries.
Every week we organazie a wide range of culture activities:

  • Cultural seminars, such as: Italian Art, Mosaic, Italian Cinema, etc.
  • Mosaic practical lesson, at an authentic laboratory.
  • Wine tasting with theory and explanations, sampling typical Italian “delicatessen”.
  • Cookery lessons: during the lesson the students prepare and cook a complete menu.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Every week we promote a wide range of leisure activities in order to integrate the students as much as possible.

  • Horseback trail ride in the countryside with a professional guide.
  • Italian movies at the School, using a wide screen HD 50” monitor.
  • Dinners with the School’s staff in a typical “Romagnola trattoria”.
  • “Aperitivo / Happy-Hour”: in elegant bars or under the trees in the garden.
  • Pizza in the open air at a restaurant at the seaside.

SPORTS

In Ravenna it’s possible to do all sports, but some are particularly popular.

  • Cycling – When the first warm days of spring arrive in Romagna cyclists from all over Europe arrive to cycle along our beautiful cycle paths.
  • Water Sports – Near Ravenna you can enjoy sailing, wind surfing, kite surfing.
  • Beach Sports – Marina di Ravenna is the world capital of beach sports: beach tennis – beach volleyball – beach soccer – beach rugby.
  • Horse Riding – Near Ravenna, there are many places to go horse riding.
  • Skydiving – In Ravenna there is  one of the most important skydiving centres in Italy.

In Ravenna there is also MIRABILANDIA

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