DANTE ALIGHIERI: WALKS AND READINGS
WITH MONICA GENTILI AND CARLA FALCIANI
On the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death, the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci of Florence organises a week of art and culture dedicated to the Italian language in the work of the Supreme Poet and to the visit to the most significant locations in the cities of Florence and Ravenna.
The programme consists of an Italian language course from Monday to Friday and Art History tours every day.
During the Italian lessons with Carla you will discover the influence that Dante Alighieri had on the birth of the Italian language and you will meet the political man Dante and its extraordinary adventures.
In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Florence under the guidance of Monica who designed a Dantesque route for you: the most significant places of its childhood and of its adulthood until his exile.
To conclude a visit to the city of Ravenna where the remains of the Supreme Poet are preserved can not miss.
This extraordinary Dantesque week will end with a dinner based on a typical medieval menu.
• from the 27th of September to the 1st of October 2021 or
• from the 25th to the 29th of October 2021
Minimum recommended Italian level: Elementary A2
PRICE: € 485*
)* A registration fee of € 70 must be paid at your first enrolment. Minimum 3 students.
|Day 1||Morning||Italian language course – Dante Alighieri’s heritage in today’s Italian|
|Afternoon||Tour of the city of Florence, with special regard to the Dantesque places|
|Day 2||Morning||Lesson on Dante Alighieri – who he was, historic and political figure|
|Afternoon||Visit to the exhibition of the Basilica of Santa Croce|
|Day 3||Morning||Italian language Course – Dante Alighieri’s heritage in today’s Italian|
|Afternoon||Visit to the exhibition dedicated to Dante Alighieri at the Museum of Bargello|
|Day 4||Trip out of town to Ravenna|
|Day 5||Morning||Italian language Course – Dante Alighieri’s heritage in today’s Italian|
|Afternoon||Visit to the dedicated exhibition in the Church of Santa Maria Novella|
|Evening||Dinner with typical medieval menu|
I attended the Corso di Storia dell'Arte to learn more about museums in Florence. I knew that it would be in Italian, and I might have difficulty with it. However, Monica is fantastic; Her Italian is extremely clear, her enthusiasm is contagious. It is easy to see that she knows and loves the Art of Florence and the Renaissance. She explained the significant details, and also, taught us many of the fun trivial items. She was thoroughly prepared. She is the best. I highly recommend these courses for any student who wants to learn more about some of the major art institutions, and also some of the lesser touristy. I cannot wait to return to Florence and take more classes with Monica.
I would like to highly recommend the art history tours organised by the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci. We were fortunate to have the well-versed and knowledgable, Monica lead us. The tours were conducted in Italian and relatively easy to understand as Monica pitched the information to our needs and level. What I loved most about the tours was her ability to make the characters and protagonists of the time 'come alive'! This was truly wonderful as we could visualise Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists and sculptors working and contemplating their designs. I also loved learning about the Medici family for example and the important role they played in Florence. We felt as if we got to know the characters as Monica was able to recount stories about them vividly and with endless energy and enthusiasm! Grazie Monica!!