ITALIAN SPEED DATE
Language exchanges with Italian mother tongue learning a foreign language. This appointment will take place only if the minimum number of participants to form language pairs is reached.
Every week we meet to watch an Italian language movie at our Cinema club. Teachers introduce the story and the essential vocabulary to facilitate the understanding of the Italian movie.
Attending with other students and our staff to the unique musical and cultural events organized at the Antico Spedale del Bigallo from May to September. Drinks not included
PRACTICAL COOKING CLASS
Together with Francesca, the official cook of the Bigallo, you will learn how to do and cook Italian homemade Pasta. After the 2-hours hands- on lesson, you will enjoy it for lunch/dinner, served in our wonderful monumental kitchen. Served lunch/dinner included in the price. The menu of the lesson can be tailored on your cooking abilities and wishes. To fully take advantage from this experience attend our seminary about the Italian language of food “Let’s speak EATalian!” – Let’s play together with pots and pans learning basic Italian words useful for cooking, we learn how to set an Italian table and next have fun doing a role-play as a waiter/waitress – customer. During this mini-class you will learn: to understand a receipt, basic words of food and cuisine, how to order in an Italian restaurant, how to order food/drinks.
DRAWING/ WATERCOLOR LESSON
Why not try painting Florence for yourself? A teacher specialized in fresco painting, will teach you this art on the amazing Bigallo’s terrace, above the city center of Florence. In a very accurate manner you will be guided step by step through the painting of a small fresco to bring at home with you. This workshop is meant not only for beginner students, but also for experienced students who are determined to improve and enrich their portfolio. Subject and techniques can be tailored on your painting abilities and wishes
ART HISTORY LESSON
One class about the art of the Renaissance letting you immerse in the artistic and cultural atmosphere of Florence during the Renaissance time with our teacher of art history. Our teacher can guide you then to visit in Florence the monuments studied together. The tutor would be happy to arrange more classes, considering the importance of this subject. Classes can be focused about a different artistical/historical time on request.
SINGING ITALIAN OPERA
Introduction to the origins of the opera songs and most relevant Italian and Florentine musicians and songs such as Puccini, Verdi or Rossini. The teacher, an experienced opera singer, will teach you the basic of singing, vocal and breathe techniques with the goal to let express spontaneously your artistic and emotional part.
SCENTS OF TUSCANY
Discovering herbs of Tuscany seminary – introduction to the aromatic herbs of Tuscany, the participants can collect in our park, touch and smell the aromatic herbs of Tuscany and discover their beneficial properties in cosmetics and medicine with an experienced naturopath.
Self-made cosmetic workshop – after that, the tutor will explain to the participants how to manually make a cosmetic bio product with the essential oils of Tuscan herbs and you will prepare together a cosmetic spray or cream to bring and use it at home.