Leisure Time

 

We want your stay with Live Language Salento to be a great experience and a learning success.  As part of this, we organise afternoon and evening social activities, aiming to enhance the awareness of culture and local traditions.         All the activities are directed towards socialising in a learning environment and increasing the student's interest in the Italian culture. 

 

First Day

Welcome brunch - allows students and teachers to get to know one another and brings the students into contact with Italian culture straight away.  

 

 

Weekly Activities

Trips to historical towns, workshops on various cultural themes, such as Tarantism and traditional folk music, outdoor sports including football, volleyball, cycling and canoeing.  We recommend students attend the Carnival Celebrations (in February) with fancy dress and processions, which are an important part of the social calendar.  During the months of September and October we also arrange trips to local olive oil presses and wine cellars, where of course there will be a tasting session!

Every night, particularly in the summer, we propose outings to restaurants and lively pubs and to the many festivals in the Salento area.  Some of the more important festivals include: St. Oronzo in Lecce (August 26), the processions to the sea in Otranto (August 14), The Virgin Annunziata in Aradeo (March), St. Antony in Novoli (January). The latter is famous for its "focara" (bonfire) which is made up of large bundles of vine branches and reaches a height of 40 metres.  The fire is a spectacular sight and the celebrations are accompanied by local dishes, concerts and most importantly, firework displays.  Many festivals are characterized by sumptuous light decorations and beautiful fireworks.

 

Weekend

We organize trips to cities rich in culture, such as Lecce, Gallipoli and Otranto.  A tour guide is available to give you information about the various destinations and encourage practise of the language.  Many of our students like to organize their own trips over the weekends, for this we provide information on do-it-yourself excursions to various places.

If you would like to visit other cities in Salento or have special interests, we will be pleased to help you.  We recommend a visit to Oria, a medieval town rich in history and festivals during the summer and Alberobello, a fairy-tale village of gnome-like structures. 

 


 
Special winter with Live Language Salento! (December 2011- March 2012)
Intensive & Cultural Italian

- Italian Course (15 lessons per week) - cultural activities every afternoon theatre, cinema, coking lesson, seminar on Tarantism, visits at the museums or monuments and local towns-. - 1 all day excursion per week All levels, from Beginner to Advanced, minimum 2 students.

Special offers 2012 Family offer - Discover Salento
Welcome party Intensive Italian language course (20 lessons per 1 week 40 lessons per 2 wks) 1 cooking lesson (2 cooking lessons per 2 wks) 1 guided visit to LECCE / OTRANTO (both 2 wks) 1 orientation tour of Salento area 1 dinner in Agriturismo or local Masseria and taste session of local wines and products. Farewell party
 
 
 
 
Centro di lingue Live Language Salento - C.F. 93098900751 Sito realizzato da Pianeta Software - Lecce - Italy - Salento