When the next course?
How is the first day of class?
How long does a single lesson last?
Will we use a textbook?
What teaching method do you adopt?
What kind of qualification do teachers have?
How many students are there per class?
Are classes divided by age?
Will I have to speak only Italian?
What results can I get in a one week course?
How can I get faster results?
If I book an accommodation, when will it be available?
Do I have to book an accommodation through L'Olivo Italiano?
What kind of Italian family provide lodging for home-stay solutions?
What are the eating habits of an Italian family?
How do I find the school and my accommodation upon my arrival?
Why do I need to take a placement test?
Can I consult the dictionary for the placement test?
It is possible to change level during the course?
Do you organize cultural and leisure activities?
Can I take part to one activity only or shall I book a complete package?
Do you organize the activities described in the packages only?
May I participate to your activities even if I do not attend the complete course of language and culture?
How can I pay?
Do I have to pay a deposit in advance?
Do I have to pay a tuition fee?
Closures and holiday
L’Olivo Italiano is generally closed on Saturdays and Sundays and on the following public holidays. Lessons on these occasions are not refundable or recoverable.
January 1st – New Year; January 6th – Epiphany; Easter Monday; April 25th – Liberation Day; May 1st – Labor Day; June 2nd – Republic Day; 15th August – Assumption; November 1st – All Saints; December 8th – Immaculate conception; 25th and 26th December – Christmas Day and St. Stephen.
It is temperate enough to make the area attractive throughout the year. The average temperature in July, the hottest month of the year is 24.4 C° and the average temperature in January, the coldest month of the year is 5.1 C°. In summer the temperature varies approximately between 18 and 30 C° (64° F -86 °F) and in winter from 4 C°and 16 C°(39 ° F-61 ° F).
Free access in the school.
Italy’s standard electricity supply is 220 volts AC with a frequency of 50 hertz. The sockets and plugs may differ from those in your country. An adapter may be useful.
It is possible to find pharmacies open 24/24 and on public holidays. We remember to bring with you any necessary medical requirements. In case of need L’Olivo Italiano can put you in touch with a private doctor.
Students coming from European Union member countries may also take advantage of the European Health Insurance Card http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=559&langId=it. Students from non-EU member countries must make private health insurance.
In casualty department (Pronto Soccorso) at hospital, non-EU visitors in Italy for tourism, study or work are required to pay the entire amount of the benefits received that can be paid by insurance, public or private, to which the tourist is associated.
It is with the exception of those countries which have specific agreements with the Italian state.(http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/temi/p2_6.jsp?lingua=italiano&id=594&area=Assistenza%20sanitaria&menu=paesi).
For Community nationals are subject to the tariffs applied to Italian citizens provided they have the European Health Insurance Card. The economic contribution is adjusted according to the urgency of the patient arrived at the hospital. Not prompted any ticket to the city with red code (patient very critical, life threatening) with code yellow (average patient critic, possible life-threatening) and Code Green (patient urgently postponed). You will have to pay a ticket between 25 and 50 € if the discharge occurs with blue code (uncritical) or white (non-critical and non-urgent).
Currency in Italy
Euro (plural: Euro, abbreviated: EUR, symbol: €). Euro is the official currency in Italy and in other European Union countries.
European Union citizens (cittadini comunitari) may enter Italy with a national identity card or valid passport. Non EU nationals may enter Italy provided that they hold both a valid passport and, if required, an entry visa issued in their country of origin.
If you need a visa to extend your stay for more than 90 days, you must apply for a LONG-TERM VISA (TYPE D) for study reason . After the enrollment to L’Olivo Italiano and the payment of the deposit, we will provide you with the invitation letter necessary for your visa application. Within 8 working days after arrival in Italy you will obtain a residence permit. We can assist you in completing the necessary documents.
It is s a code required to pay taxes to the Italian Government, therefore obligatory in case you want to enroll in an Italian university, rent an apartment, buy a car, open a bank account.
The time zone in Italy is UTC + 1 and during summer (from mid-March to mid-October) UTC + 2 Check the exact time http://24timezones.com/it_ora/rome_fuso_orario.php
The country code for Italy is 0039. The area code for the entire province of Florence is 055 (fixed line). For your mobile phone you can buy Italian pre-paid SIM card.