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Learn Italian in Italy with us!


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Studia l'Italiano e Scopri la Cultura del Mediterraneo
Study Italian and Discover Mediterranean Culture

 Sample Itineraries

Program includes a week visit to Puglia or another region

For the optional visit of Rome before or after the program click here


Possible Trips within Calabria:

  • Magna Grecia (1): Ancient Greek city and Museum of Sibari.
  • Magna Grecia (2) Capo Colonna and Crotone on the Ionian cost till Le Castella with its Aragonese Castel.
  • Magna Grecia (3): Ancient Greek cities of Francavilla and Amendolara.
  • Magna Grecia (4): Ancient Greek cities of Locri and the famous museum of Reggio Calabria with Bronzi di Riace.
  •            Visit of the ruins of Sibari

  • Albanian-Byzantine towns: The most important Italian-Albanian towns of Calabria and their wonderful Byzantine churches. 
  • Roseto: A pearl of the Calabrese cost with the Caste of Frederick II right on the Ionian sea in which you can swim.

                    Castle of Frederick II, in Roseto

  • Rossano: The Diocesano Museum, with many preserved icons and the famous 12th-century Codex Purpureus. Rossano is also home to many Byzantine churches. 
  • Altomonte: A beautiful medieval town, home to one of the most important theater festivals in Italy each August. 
  • Tropea and Capo Vaticano: Very famous summer resort towns on the Tyrrhenian coast with gorgeous views of the sea.                    

  • I Fanghi di Cerchiara e le Terme Di Spezzano: Relax in the thermal baths of Spezzano and Cerchiara. 

  • Pollino: Spend a day hiking in the Pollino Mountains, between Calabria and Basilicata, with a spectacular view of the Ionian Coast.
  • Sila: Beautiful mountains in the heart of Calabria.
  • Serra San Bruno: The famous monastery of Serra S. Bruno on the Southwestern coast of Calabria.

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       In another region of Italy (included in the price)

  • Puglia. Otranto and Lecce: Otranto is a wonderful city on the Adriatic cost famous for its wonderful beach, Medieval castle and church. 
  • Otranto
  • Lecce is a unique Baroque city of Puglia.  Alberobello is the famous town protected by UNESCO for its famous "trulli".
  • Basilicata. Matera: A city in Basilicata famous for the Sassi, the houses built in caves of tuff rock which gave to the city the privilege of becoming the first site in the world declared by UNESCO as a "cultural landscape." Populated since the Paleolithic Age, Matera is the most interesting city of Basilicata, also for the circa 125 churches with Byzantine frescos built into caves. Thanks to its unique landscape several movies were filmed in Matera, such as The Passion of Christ (2004) directed by Mel Gibson.
  • Campania. Naples, Pompei and Amalfi: Voyage through Naples, one of the most interesting Italian cities, famous for its pizza and pasta. Walk through the nearby ruins of Pompei, the Roman city destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Visit the Amalfi Coast, one of the most beautiful seascapes in the world. 
  • Sicily. Isole Eolie. Step back in the ancient Greek mythology by visiting the spectacular volcanic islands of the north of Sicily: Strongoli, Lipari, Vulcano.


    Taormina and Noto: Taormina is a spectacular ancient Greek city on the Southeastern coast of Sicily. Noto is the Baroque capital of Europe protected by UNESCO. 

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Macchia Albanese, De Rada's hometown

The Entrance of De Rada's House





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