“Di luglio il temporale, dura poco e non fa male”. Proverb

(In July the storm doesn’t last long and does not hurt).

In July summer exploded: the heat has come and will accompany us in this month and the next (hopefully!) and even holidays have come for many!

During this month, no shortage of appointments at L’Olivo Italiano!

STARTING DATES OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSES

11/7, 25/7 Complete/Intensive Course

11/7Italian Language for Law

25/7Italian Language for Medicine

4-11-18-25/7Italian Survival Pills

STARTING DATES OF THE PACKAGES OF AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

11-25/7 “DOLCE VITA: Visiting the territory and enjoying food and wine tasting.

11/7 DISCOVERING TUSCANY”: To visit the territory on foot, on a Fiat Cinquecento and on an old-fashion horse-drawn wagon!

11/7 “SHOTS OF ITALY”: Photographing together.

25/7 “DE GUSTIBUS: Cooking, experimenting and tasting.

25/7 NATURALMENTE”: To visit the surrounding area “at a walking pace” and find out more about the world of plants and natural medicine.

FREE APPOINTMENTS

Cinema italiano: Every Monday at 2.30 pm, the appointment is with the Italian Cinema – 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 film.

Italian Speed Date: Every Wednesday at 6.00 pm it’s the turn of the new entertaining space dedicated to language exchanges! Italians who study a foreign language are invited to practice it with our students of Italian. From 6.00pm to 6.30pm we speak in Italian and from 6.30 pm to 7.00 pm, at the sound of the bell, you will talk in your native language. We distribute to participants a list of questions to facilitate the conversation and not to run out of things to say. There are no limits of race, sex, age or religion … the curiosity to learn, the desire to have fun and to speak a foreign language are the ingredients of Italian speed dates!

Apericena: Every Thursday at 6.30pm APERICENA time at the legendary Bar Gianni, next to our school. An occasion to know the newcomers, have a chat, spend time in the company of teachers and other students, of course practicing and speaking Italian only! Everyone is welcome to join us: Italian and not Italian, students, teachers, friends and familiars!

EVENTS AT THE “ANTICO SPEDALE DEL BIGALLO” (in our School’s building)

9/7 at 9.30 pm:  “POPULALMA” Folk music from the South of Italy: Live Concert + Dance Stage with the Association “A Firenze l’è Pizzica”. Apericena (light dinner) at 7.30 pm.

13/7  at 9.30 pm: “8MANI” Muliethnical Rithmical Concert with sounds from India, Africa and Cuba! Apericena (light dinner) at 7.30 pm. .

16/7 at 9.30 pm: “CISALENTUM” A night dedicated to Puglia (Southern Italy Region). Live Concert! Apericena (light dinner) at 7.30 pm.

27/7  at 9.30 pm: “Pé No CHAO” Brasilian Music Concert with dance stage! Apericena (light dinner) at 7.30 pm.

EVENTS IN THE AREA

6/7 at 8:00 pm: “GOUMET PILGRIMAGE”: THE KITCHEN OF THE CONVENT: A dinner with recipes of ancient monasteries , convents and abbeys. Convento dell’Incontro, Via dell’Incontro 1, Bagno a Ripoli – FI

13/7 at 8:00 pm:: “GOUMET PILGRIMAGE”: A DINNER WITH LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO. Rinascimental Dinner.  Convento dell’Incontro, Via dell’Incontro 1, Bagno a Ripoli – FI

20/7 at 8:00 pm::  “GOUMET PILGRIMAGE”: FORGOTTEN DISHES OF THE TUSCAN TRADITION. Convento dell’Incontro, Via dell’Incontro 1, Bagno a Ripoli – FI

27/7 at 8:00 pm:: “GOUMET PILGRIMAGE”: FROM THE GARDEN TO THE SEA: Traditional Tuscan recipes. Convento dell’Incontro, Via dell’Incontro 1, Bagno a Ripoli – FI