Italian in Rome
Rome is one of the most beautiful cities of the world with more than 2600 years of history. Tourists visit the Vatican, the Forum Romanum and the Trevi Fountain, which make Rome a museum.
Rome means history. There's layers of the stuff - Etruscan tombs, Republican meeting rooms, imperial temples, early Christian churches, medieval bell towers, Renaissance palaces and baroque basilicas.
In this city a phenomenal concentration of history, legend and monuments coexists with an equally phenomenal concentration of people busily going about their everyday life.
So get your cultural fill but be sure to leave time for more hedonistic concerns: eat till you can eat no more and get drunk on wine, architecture and sunshine.
Rome is halfway down Italy's western coast, about 20km (12mi) inland. It's a vast city, but the historic centre is quite small.
Most of the major sights are within a reasonable distance of the central railway station, Stazione Termini. It is, for instance, possible to walk from the Colosseum, through the Forum, up to Piazza di Spagna and across to the Vatican in one day, but you wouldn't really want to.
Area: 1,285 kmÂ²
Time Zone: GMT/UTC +1 (Central European Time)
Reasons to learn Italian in Rome
- Population: 2.750.000.
- Orientation: Rome is on the River Tiber, between the Apennine Mountains and the Tyrrhenian Sea.
- 2,600 years of history
Cultural / recreational:
- The city offers a wide variety of art, a lively street life, an extensive nightlife and an international audience.
- Ancient buildings: Circus Maximus, Colosseum, Forum Romanum, Catacombs of Rome and many others.
- Medieval buildings: Castel Sant'Angelo, Torre dei Conti.
- Modern buildings: Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Venezia, Triton Fountain, Quirinal Palace and others.
- Events: Roma Sana April, Roman Summers, Roma Jazz Festival, International Urban Theatre Festival, Roman Jewish holiday...
- The city of Rome surrounds the Vatican City, the enclave of the Holy See, which is a separate sovereign state.
The film Gladiator has sold the Colosseum much better that we, or any travel guide, could do. Needless to say, the 1st century structure is awe-inspiring. While here you'll probably also toss your euro into Trevi Fountain, devour your panini on the Spanish Steps and gaze in admiration at Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.
But if you really want to do as the Romans while in Rome, you'll have to learn how to mix your antipasti, ride a Vespa and cheer on Lazio. And even then you will be only part way to understanding how the wheels of this fascinating city go round.
The Italian school in Rome
The Italian school is located in a typical aristocratic house in the centre of the Old City and only a short distance from the Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona.
The school has a coffee area where students can meet with their fellow students.
There is also a school office to answer the students' questions.
Italian courses in Rome
- Business and Professional Courses (10 lessons per week)
- Diploma Firenze Examination Preparation Courses (120 lessons in 4 weeks)
- Intensive +10 Italian Course (30 lessons)
- Intensive +5 Italian Course (25 lessons)
- Intensive Italian Course (30 lessons)
- Language and Culture Course (50 lessons per week)
- Small group intensive (30 lessons per week.)
- Standard Italian Course (20 lessons)
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