“D’aprile non t’alleggerire, di maggio non te ne fidare, di giugno fa’ quel che ti pare” (proverb).

At L’Olivo Italiano, June will be a month full of events. Find it out now, we’re waiting for you!

June: The month of the sun… summer is coming! On June the 21st, the day of summer solstice, we will enjoy  the day of the year with the most hours of daylight . June can also be the month of wheat harvest, in Italy we say, Giugno la falce in pugno!  Hand scythe (la falce) is the ancient tool used in agriculture for cutting wheat, which was then picked up for the grain beating on the farmyard.

STARTING DATES OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSES

13-27/6  Complete/Intensive Course
13/6 Italian Language for Medicine
27/6 Italian Language for Commerce
30/5 Italian Language for Law
6/6 Evening Courses for Residents
6-13-20-27/6 Italian Survival Pills

STARTING DATES OF THE PACKAGES OF AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

13-27/6 “DOLCE VITA: Visiting the territory and enjoying food and wine tasting.

27/6 “DE GUSTIBUS: Cooking, experimenting and tasting.

27/6 NATURALMENTE”: To visit the surrounding area “at a walking pace” and find out more about the world of plants and natural medicine.

13/6 DISCOVERING TUSCANY”: To visit the territory on foot, on a Fiat Cinquecento and on an old-fashion horse-drawn wagon!

13/6SHOTS OF ITALY”: Photographing together.

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”

9/6 at 9.30 pm Miles Cooper Seaton (Akron/Family) – In collaboration with  Lungarno, Glue and A Buzz Supreme. Ten years into the most influential collective of new American folk, is expressed today as a solist , with a gorgeous fresh cool disc publishing (Phases In Exile). Unmissable. Optional Apericena at 7.30 pm.

12/6 at 9.30 pm Panzanella – Tuscan music and dances – Mario: diatonic accordion and vocalist. Jamie: violin. Gianfranco  called”Cinale”: percussions and frame drums. At 8.00 pm Tuscan dances lessons. Optional Apericena at 7.30 pm.

16/6 at 9.30 pm Claudio Rocchetti (in Zaire) + Passed – The electronic soul of the versatile Rocchetti preceded by tribalism drone by Passed for an unconventional listening experience Optional Apericena at 7.30 pm.

17/6 at 9.00 pm: concert of Fiesole Quartet and the famous pianist Andrea Lucchesini – Alina Company and Simone Ferrari, violins; Flaminia Zanelli,Viola and Sandra Bacci, cello. American String Quartet in F major, Op.96 and Dvorak Piano Quintet in E flat major op. 44 by Schumann.

23/6 at 9.30 pm Filippo Giuffrè + XO – Variations in key guitar experimental and electronic noise. Optional Apericena at 7.30 pm.

29/6 at 9.30 pm A Paranza Ro’ Lione – music and dances from Southern Italy – Tammuriate and dances on drums from countries around Vesuvius. At 7.00 pm lesson of tammuriata dance with Paranza. Optional Apericena at 7.30 pm.

EVENTI NEI DINTORNI

1/6 Grassinox Vinorum / Festa del vino dalle at 7.00 pm – Grassina- Bagno a Ripoli  (Florence): Wine tastings, street food,  historical parade, flag-wavers, drummers, street band”Amici del Chianti”.

3/6 e 17/6 at 9.00 pm: La Bohème di G. Puccini – San Francesco Convent in Fiesole (Florence): a selection of pieces with sets and costumes. Optional Apericena  at 8.00 pm.

5/6  Chianti Classico Marathon – 3 fantastic courses: marathon, half marathon, short trail. Prizes for all categories. For all subscribers a rich race pack!

5/6 ore at 9.00 pm: Napoli e le sue canzoni – San Francesco Convent in Fiesole (Florence): Soprano, tenor, accordion, guitar. Optional Apericena at 8.00 pm.

8-12/6 Antella in festa – Antella – Bagno a Ripoli (Florence): Music, sport, dinner under the stars, events.

10/6 at 9.00 pm: Il Trovatore di G. Verdi – San Francesco Convent in Fiesole (Florence): a selection of pieces with sets and costumes. Optional Apericena at 8.00 pm.

10/6 at 9.00 pm: Concerto del Trio Veneto – San Lorenzo Church in Vicchio di Rimaggio, Bagno a Ripoli (Firenze): the violinist E. Legresti, the cellist  M. Dalsass and the pianist G. Vianello will perform the Trio n. 2 in E flat major op. 100 by Schubert, and the Trio n. 1in D minor op. 49 by Mendelssohn.

11/6 at 5.00 pm Calcio Storico Fiorentino – Santa Croce Place – Florence: A combination of soccer, rugby and big time wrestling originated in 16th century Florence and played today in historical costume. Semi-final: team of Verdi against the team Bianchi

11/6 at 9.00 pm: Concerto musica da camera – San Francesco Convent in Fiesole (Florence): Piano duo with Giovanni Carmassi e Giuseppe Fricelli. Optional Apericena at 8.00 pm.

12/6 at 5.00 pm Calcio Storico Fiorentino – Santa Croce Place – Florence: a combination of soccer, rugby and big time wrestling originated in 16th century Florence and played today in historical costume. Semi-final: team of Rossi against the team of Azzurri.

12/6 at 9.00 pm: Tosca di G. Puccini– San Francesco Convent in Fiesole (Florence): a selection of pieces with sets and costumes.Optional Apericena at 8.00 pm.

17/6 at 5.30 pm: Concerto di pianoforte -San Francesco Convent in Fiesole (Florence): Giuseppe Fricelli e Daria Aleshina.

19/6 at 9.00 pm: Lirica sotto le stelle – San Francesco Convent in Fiesole (Florence): G. Casciarri, S. Cervasio, C. Morini, L. Pasqualetti. Optional Apericena at 8.00 pm.

24/6   Florence’s feast day for its patron saint, St. John the Baptist – Florence city center: at 6.00 pm – A splendid parade in historical costume starts in Piazza Santa Maria Novella and heads through Piazza Santa Croce. From 8.00 pm:  Florentines meet along the banks of the Arno to watch the spectacular fireworks launched from Piazzale Michelangelo.

24/6 at 5.00 pm Calcio Storico Fiorentino – Santa Croce Place – Florence: Final match: A combination of soccer, rugby and big time wrestling originated in 16th century Florence and played today in historical costume. The prize for the winning team will be a Chianina Calf!

25/6 at 9.00 pm: Duo Baldo e Galà lirico – San Francesco Convent in Fiesole (Florence):Concert. Optional Apericena at 8.00 pm.

26/6 at 9.00 pm: Gran Galà –  San Salvatore al Monte Convent (Florence): Concert with P. Gassman, G. Tacchino, G. Fricelli, G. Casciarri, S. Cervasio, C. Morini.

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