Italian Language Curse

Irsina Language is an Italian language course aimed at achieving a “dive” not only in language but also in the culture of the Italian region of Basilicata through extra-curricular activities organized by the city of Irsina and knowledge of the area and to allow participants to discover some of the artistic and cultural beauty, unique in Italy.

 The course is conducted entirely in Italian by native teachers and aims at gradual extension of the written and oral communication skills and the deepening of the various aspects of Italian culture in terms of both linguistic and historical and artistic.

 The course is flexible and is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced. The course consists of three levels of instruction: basic, intermediate, advanced; and the teaching method used aims to create an atmosphere relaxed and sociable in order to make it more enjoyable learning the Italian language.

 The lectures are held in the morning, while cultural activities, excursions and meetings with local people are generally held in the afternoon. In September, it took part in the harvest in one of the vineyards in the countryside Irsina.

 After completing the course will receive a certificate of attendance and level of the cooperative Arenacea, training institution accredited by the Region Basilicata.

   Accommodation and meals

Irsina old town

Typical houses of the old town of Irsina

Course participants are housed in typical houses of the old town, interacting with the country and its people, discovering the history, art, culture, environment, food and wine.

Breakfast and lunch are included in the price and are held in the bright dining room or outdoors on the terrace of the roof garden of the convent. In the evening you can dine in the convent for € 15.00 including wine or one of the restaurants in the country.

 

Location

San Francesco Cloister

The Cloister, Internal view of San Francesco convent

San Francesco convent Irsina

High view of the San Francesco convent in Irsina

Irsina Language takes place in the charming former convent of St. Francis of Irsina, houses the Archaeological Museum Janora. The building is a convent of the XVI century, situated in a panoramic position in the heart of the historic center of the country.

PROGRAM

Irsina

View on the oldest part of Irsina

 

DAY 1
Arrive in Irsina with welcome drink

Lunch or dinner in the convent

During all the stay will be organized different excursion in Irsina.

Pasta Laboratory

Making pasta during the laboratory


DAY 2

Morning: lesson in class
Lunch: in the convent
Afternoon: Laboratory of food and handmade pasta.
Evening: Dinner in the convent.

Matera

View of Sassi of Matera


DAY 3

Morning: lesson in class
Lunch: in the convent
Afternoon: Visit of the Sassi of Matera
Evening: Free dinner in Matera

Pizza laboratory

Putting pizza in hoven during a pizza laboratory


DAY 4

Morning: lesson in class
Lunch: in the convent
Afternoon: Laboratory of pizza in a pizzeria
Dinner: at a pizzeria Rodari Park

Castelmezzano

View on Castelmezzamo


DAY 5

Day Excursion: Visit of Pietrapertosa – Castelmezzano,
Possible addictional activities during the excursion:
Flight of the Angel
Lunch at “Al becco della civetta” second best restaurant in Italy

 

Palmenti of Pietragalla

ancients cave houses for make wine, Palmenti of Pietragalla


DAY 6

Morning: lesson in class
Lunch: in the convent
Afternoon: Guided tour of Palmenti in Pietragalla
Evening: presentation of certificates and greeting of the Tourism of the City of Irsina, Dinner in the convent.

Certificate

Group of students after the course

 

DAY 7 

Departure