A good piece about the iconic Italian car – by the way, yours truly director of Scuola Toscana used to drive this car !
Aus der ganzen Welt reisen unzählige Studierende, Touristen, Urlauber etc. nach Florenz- die Hauptstadt der Renaissance und eines der weltweit beliebtesten Reiseziele.
Die Scuola Toscana bietet vier Unterkunftsmöglichkeiten an:
- * Wohngemeinschaften
- * Familie
- * unabhängige Wohnungen
- * Hotels
Dank eines weitverzweigten Netzwerkes stellt Ihnen die Scuola Toscana eine Unterkunft zur Verfügung, wo sich während Ihres Aufenthaltes wohl fühlen können. Wir moechten Sie darauf hinweisen, dass die scuolatoscana keine Kommission verlangt – der Preis, den Sie zahlen, ist der des freien Marktes in Florenz.
Und weiter, das wichtigste für “unsere” Familien ist der Kulturaustausch,
Personen von verschiedenen Nationen kennenlernen, mit Ihnen die
Sehenswürdigkeiten von Florenz und der Toscana entdecken ( die italienischen
Küche geniessen) : die Familien sind sich bewusst, dass unsere Studenten,
spezielle Studenten sind.
Für die Auswahl der Unterkunft, wie auch immer Ihre Wünsche/Bedürnisse sind,
nehmen Sie bitte Kontakt mit uns auf. Gerne geben wir Ihnen weitere
Informationen und Hinweis !
For students from all over the world, Florence in Italy is one of the most attractive travel destinations.
The Scuola Toscana Accommodation Programme offers four kinds of accommodation:
- * shared apartments
- * family
- * independent apartments
- * hotel
The school doesn’t take any commission on the accommodation and the price you pay is the free-market price in Florence. In some season, you are really able to get high-quality accommodation at bargain prices. This is because we at Scuola Toscana have stablished good and long-lasting relations with many families and owner, and sometime, not to remain empty, they are more than happy to accept students at reduced prices.
Moreover, the families (who offer both the use of kitchen or the half board) give really more importance to the cultural exchange with someone coming from another country and another culture, than to the raw value of the money they can get. They know that our students are smart and interesting people..!
The staff at Scuola Toscana is always available to listen to your needs and to suggest you the most suitable accommodation !
Breaking news ! Next saturday Scuola Toscana goes to Gubbio, by private bus – enrole now !
Gubbio: Piazza Grande e il Palazzo dei Consoli
Qualche pomeriggio fa decisi di visitare la biblioteca comunale a due passi da casa. Appena entrata iniziai a curiosare tra i volumi della sezione “Italia”. Con mia grande sorpresa trovai dell’ottima letteratura sul mio paese e decisi di leggere quest’articolo su Gubbio e su quali luoghi visitare in questo bellissimo paese umbro. Ve lo riporto con qualche modifica, soprattutto in lunghezza, dal momento che occupava numerose pagine. Troverete la spiegazione delle parole sottolineate alla fine dell’articolo. Buona lettura e contattatemi anche per avere informazioni turistiche sulla città di Gubbio.
A Gubbio, in Umbria, succedono da moltissimo tempo cose strane. I lupi che vanno in giro nei boschi, per esempio, sono diventati mansueti, probabilmente perché uno di loro, alcuni secoli fa, è stato convinto da San Francesco a smetterla di terrorizzare con le famose parole: “Frate lupo, vieni qui da me:…
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ThedailyweeklyFlorence, blogging about “our” Piazza Santa Croce… enjoy !
Day 15: “In Santa Croce with No Baedecker”
Another day, another historic adventure in Firenze.
Luckily, I felt significantly better today, well enough that I felt up to a class field trip to the church of Santa Croce (i.e., the Holy Cross) on the other side of town. The piazza around the church was still filled with the temporary stadium set up for a game of calcio on the feast day of San Giovanni, but the church, a blinding white in the scorching sun, drove out everything else from view. Inside we followed the professor down the impressively large nave, learning that the church was originally built on a much smaller scale in honor of St. Francis. A symbol of poverty and simplicity, the ideal of St. Francis was quickly ornamented with a bigger, grander church, covered in every inch by frescos. Today, after the “restoration” of Giovanni Vasari, many…
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This should be the new graphic of the cover of our 1st booklet, intermediate level.
When we printed our first booklets we were so busy with the content that we did not think about the cover, and our printers put some old stamps of Florence as covers, I think also because there were no problems of copyright.
The idea was for these cover to be provisory, but like happens, they become a “classic” at Scuola Toscana and we and our teacher grew used and quite fond of them.
So I did not want to change everything, but just do a sort of update…
What do you think ?
The first day of the course all the students participate (if they like, of course) in the “tour of the centre of Florence”, to be oriented, to have an idea about the most important monuments, and why Florence is so important in the history of art, and to get useful information (where is the closest bank ? where could I buy some food at good price ? which bus goes where ? etc.)
This is one of our teachers, who double also as guide, Caterina, an expert in History of Art, which leads our groups also for other activities – she is also a great teacher of Italian, so even if you have just some knowledge of the language , you do not get lost !
This is quite an old post but, given the topic, stil valid. Given the season, and that our “Wine and cooking” course students go often in the Chianti, well, some informed words about it looks to me as compulsory. This page comes from a very good and intelligent blog about Italian wines.
Everyone loves Tuscany it seems, so it follows that everyone loves Chianti. It is arguably the most-loved red wine in the world, if you think about it. Bordeaux and Burgundy may be more famous and regal, but the price of many examples of those wines keep them from being appreciated by so many people. Thus Chianti, historically a moderately priced wine, is seen in many more markets across the globe, giving more consumers the chance to embace this lovely Tuscan red.
The name Chianti has been around since the year 1100, when it was first used to describe a wide area in Tuscany’s central zone. The Etruscans who began viticulture along the region’s west coast, soon spread their efforts north and east, planting Sangiovese near the town of Siena, Pisa and Arezzo. It was in 1085 that the Ricasoli family began to produce wine at Castello di Brolio…
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From our friends at http://www.selectitaly.com
They have many precise and useful information about travels in Italy and a concierge page… have a look !
My favorite monument in Florence, Orsanmichele. It’s a magical box, full of details, both inside and outside. In these pictures I want to show the shields with the insignia of the different “arti” – the guilds of arts and crafts established between the twelfth and thirteen century in Florence. Orsanmichele is on my daily walk from the railway station to the school.