What makes Italy famous worldwide? Artistic masterpieces, delicious Mediterranean cuisine, high fashion, the melodious beauty of the language … each and all are available to those who visit Italy to learn more about the nation and its culture. And Centro Fiorenza – IH Florence offers a Special Course which covers all these topics. Our NEW “Course for Lifelong Learners (40+)” has an intense and interesting program in the classroom and throughout the city with: Italian language classes : The lessons will be focused mainly on improving communication skills and every day conversation. They will allow students to interact with Italians during their Florentine stay. History of Italian Art lectures enriched with guided visits to the most famous Florentine museums. No need to say how many artistic treasures you can discover in a town like Florence. Just strolling in the historic city center you have the sensation of wandering in a magical past. Practical Cooking and Wine tasting lessons: Learn, under the supervision of a professional cook, how to prepare delicious Italian recipes. Join the informative and fun wine tasting and visit to a vineyard designed for anyone with an interest in wines. Returning home you can surprise your family and friends with your cooking ability and wine combination! Meeting with Florentine Artisans , a fantastic, ancient world, which unfortunately has almost disappeared. Introductory lectures followed by interactive meetings with the artisans, “maestri” working in leather, wood, and gold at their “bottega”. FLORENCE: the 2 week group course includes: • Italian Language : 3 lessons/day from Monday to Friday (total of 30 lessons) • Art History : 2 museum visits (e.g. Uffizi, Accademia, Palazzo Vecchio, Bargello, Cappelle Medicee) • The Culture of Food : 1 cooking lesson, 1 wine tasting, 1 visit to a vineyard • Meet the Artisans : 1 introductory lesson + 2 visits to Artisans’ shops. • Farewell Lunch In collaboration with • Text book COURSE FOR LIFELONG LEARNER (40+) FLORENCE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY: From May to September, when both our centers in Florence and on the Island of Elba are open, we offer a unique opportunity to combine the experience of Florence with something almost completely different. Only three hours away, just off the coast of Tuscany, is the Island of Elba, near and yet remote. On Elba the students can continue their studies immersed in nature and surrounded by the blue waters of the Mediterranean sea. It is of course possible to start first on Elba and then continue in Florence. A rich calendar of other social and cultural activities is available during the program. To attend a Course for Lifelong Learner (40+) it is advisable to have a little knowledge of the Italian language.