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WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

  The following activities can be proposed in the afternoon:

- Guided visit to the town of Otranto: free
- Guided visit to the ipogeo (underground Byzanthine church): free
- Seminar about Tarantism and the typical folk regional music called "Pizzica": free
- Italian cinema: a film will be pojected: free
- Italian song: listening to Italian songs: free
- Course of home-made pasta: 20 €
- After the lessons in the afternoon or evening: a lot of Italian native students attend the school to learn English, German and French. Here foreign students can meet Italian students: the schoool promotes linguistic exchanges with Italian speaking people in an informal context: meetings can take place at the beach, at a restaurant or at a bar. Our students find this method very useful to improve their speaking skills.

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PROGRAM OF THE GUIDED TRIPS

italian language school and courses in Italy - Program of a typical weekly-excursions in the italian language school Porta d'Oriente   LA GRECIA SALENTINA (THE GREEK PART OF SALENTO)
   Guided tour of some of the 9 villages where old greek is spoken:
- Visit of the most beautiful greek-byzanthine churches (S. Stefano, S. Caterina);
- Visit of the Salentine "Trulli";
- Visit of the historical centres: analysis of the greek conception of the town and life in this zone;
- Visit of Soleto, the town of the witches; Corigliano with its beautiful castle; Sternatia, the town build on underground olive oil-mills of the XVI century: analysis of olive oil production in one of this underground olive oil-mill.

italian language school and courses in Italy - Program of a typical weekly-excursions in the italian language school Porta d'Oriente   GUIDED TOUR OF THE SOUTH COAST
- the remains of the monastery of S. Nicola di Casole: the 2nd biggest library in the Mediterranean area, the first students' house in Europe, very important centre for the Greek and Byzantine culture;
- Visit of the fortified farms: ex. Of how the buildings become fortified castle to fight against Turkish invasion in 1480.
- Stops to admire the landscape: the cliffs are often lofty and inaccessible, yet they seem with caves and gorges that form a jagged coastline
- Visit to S. Cesarea Terme: Arab style town, Castro and grout Zinzulusa (optional: boat-tour).

italian language school and courses in Italy - Program of a typical weekly-excursions in the italian language school Porta d'Oriente   GUIDED TOUR OF THE NORTH COAST
   The beautiful beaches of the South Coast, Alimini Lakes, S.Andrea and its beautiful landscape: little bays and cliffs, S. Foca and the archeological site.
   The coastline is dented with narrow strips of sandy shore, once bordered with sand hillocks covered by a glory of psammophyious (sand vegetation) plants. Lying at the feet of precipitous cliffs are enchanting little beaches that change shape according to the irregular and impulsive rhythm of the waves beaten back by the cliffs.

italian language school and courses in Italy - Program of a typical weekly-excursions in the italian language school Porta d'Oriente    GUIDED VISIT OF THE TOWN OF LECCE called the Florence of South Italy, known for its Barock style.
   FOOD-AND-WINE ITINERARIES
   The wine and olive oil road; visit of the places where typical regional products are produced: free tasting; visit of handicrafts laboratories.
italian language school and courses in Italy - Program of a typical weekly-excursions in the italian language school Porta d'Oriente

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italian language school porta d'oriente
Scuola Porta D'Oriente
Via Antonio Primaldo, 70
- 73028 Otranto (LECCE) Italy
E-mail: info@porta-doriente.com
Web-Sites: www.porta-doriente.com - www.italienischammeer.com
www.italian-language-school.com - www.ecole-cours-italien.com
Phone: 0039 338 4562722 - Phone/Fax: 0039 0836 804431

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