The Made In Italy Campus

THE MADE IN ITALY CAMPUS


Italian Language Travel Vacations: A safe experience for both students and teachers.

L’Olivo Italiano offers its students the chance to study and stay in the same location, inside the Antico Spedale del Bigallo building, as in a real “Campus”. A unique and economical solution, in a charming complex of medieval origin, ideal for groups of all ages. From the youngest that can move freely and safely within a protected environment away from the city chaos, to adults who will enjoy the tranquility and charm of this place in the magni cent Tuscan hills, with stunning views of the historic center of Florence, which is only 4 km away.

THE SCHOOL

Seminars, workshops and short, medium or long term courses of Italian Language and Culture, suitable for all levels of pro ciency, held exclusively by experienced native teachers.

THE HOSTEL

Up to 52 beds divided into:
– bright and comfortable dormitories, with 5 or 8 beds each, decorated in Renaissance style. Shared bathroom and shower for each dormitory
– 6 double rooms for group leader/ courier/driver with a private bathroom and shower.

BOARDING

A variety of dining options are offered:
– only breakfast, half board or full board, served in the medieval dining hall or in the Renaissance cuisine
– themed lunches and dinners with live music on request.

PARKING

Free parking for coaches.

WHAT ACTIVITIES CAN BE PLANNED?
  • MEDITERRANEAN NIGHT
    Dinner with typical southern Italian dishes accompanied by Southern Italian traditional dance lesson and live music
  • GUIDED HISTORICAL TOUR OF “THE ANTICO SPEDALE DEL BIGALLO”
    to discover the history and the secret spaces of this ancient medieval building
  • HORSE OR TREKKING EXCURSIONS
    to plunge into the wonderful Chianti countryside and stroll among vineyards and olive groves
  • MOONHIKE – NIGHT WALK
    2 hours walk through the Tuscan countryside uphill. Departure in front of the school to enjoy the breathtaking view of Florence’s lights, while listening to the sounds of nature
  • BIKE TOUR ON THE FLORENCE HILLS
    Afternoon tour on the hills with apericena in a villa in front of the pool
  • GUIDED WALKING TOUR
    in the heart of Florence with our tour guide Beatrice who will tell you the history of the city in a pleasant and fun way
  • WINE TASTING
    and visit to the cellars at a magni cent wine farm estate in the heart of Chianti
  • SHORT EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL TASTING COURSE
    and during the harvesting period guided tour of an historic olive oil mill
  • COOKING CLASSES
    with Chef Francesca: practical classes and final tasting
  • DRAWING/ WATERCOLOR LESSONS
    with Chef Francesca: practical classes and final tasting
  • OPERA PREPARATION COURSES
    and guided tour of the Opera of Florence
  • NATUROPATHY WORKSHOPS
    an introduction to the world of herbs and natural medicine

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