COURSE FOR LIFELONG LEARNERS (40+)
ISLAND OF ELBA
Off season is a delightful time to visit Italy. With the period of mass
tourism over, one can more fully appreciate the little treasures of the
Island of Elba, the quietness of its villages, the tranquility of its beaches,
the taste of its local foods and wines. So this is a good time to enroll in
one of the following programs. Come for a visit off season, when you
can enjoy the leisurely tempo, learn more about Italian history and
culture, enjoy the nature, and improve your ability to speak the
beautiful language of Italy.
TWO WEEKS PROGRAM:
: 3 lessons/day Monday to Friday (30 lessons total)
: General information on the island, its people, history,
Napoleon’s 10 months stay on the island, geological formation, fauna,
food and wine.
•The Napoleon villas: All over Elba there are signs attesting the frenetic
activity that governed Napoleon’s ten-month course as ruler of his
“Elba Empire”. But it is at Portoferraio where the best conserved and
concrete testimony to Napoleon's presence on Elba is visible.
•Portoferraio: is the charming port, largest city and capital of the island
of Elba. Portoferraio's historic heart is preserved in the narrow streets
behind the harbor, in the alleys and the steps leading the way to the
Medicean fortifications: Fort Falcone and Fort Stella.
•Wine tasting: Following the "strade del vino", the wine roads, of Elba
means appreciating the oenological tradition of this island, with its
famous dessert wines, white wines from Ansonica grapes, red wines
and rosé wines; full-bodied, dry, light, fruity, spicy, garnet-, ruby-and
gold - colored wines
2 light trekking
: hiking on Elba means retracing thousands
of years of history comprising its inhabitants, prehistoric grottoes,
ancient stone villages, Etruscan fortresses and furnaces, and ancient
granite caves carved out by the Romans, and the ruins of medieval
churches and fighting towers.
: Centro Fiorenza offers a unique opportunity to combine your experience on
the Island of Elba with something almost completely different. Florence is only three hours away, in
the heart of Tuscany. In Florence you can continue your study immersed in its history and culture
while enjoying the worldwide celebrated food and wine.
To attend a Course for Lifelong Learner (40+) it is advisable to have a little knowledge of the Italian