italian courses in summer
Learning Mediterranean 2017
Learning Med is a brand new l'Acanto School course starting in June 2017. This study holiday offers students the chance to experience Southern Italy and live like an Apulian, either in town. Mediterranean, and refers to the area in which the l'Acanto School is located. Surrounded by ancient olive groves, vineyards, and beaches, the school allows students to sample the ingredienti that make up the perfect Mediterranean life.
A week with passeggiate in the countryside, aperitivi in the historic centre admiring the white piazza with ornate buildings just at few steps away from the castle and the tall bell tower. The school is located in the historic centre of this little town that shows the Baroque at its best in Puglia and Italy. Italian lessons held every morning help students to improve and refresh their language, while introducing them to Apulia, a unique region, rich in history, art, folklore and amazing food!
The cultural, architectural, historical and artistic features from Apulia will impress you and your emotions will be truly assaulted thanks to the intense flavours and smells of our Mediterranean food. The local cookery is based around organic, simple, genuine and wholesome food. The so called 'cuisine of poverty' where there are no rules but are absolutely overflowing in inspiration: fresh fish, wild vegetables, olive oil, breads, taralli, frise, fresh pasta, fresh cheeses, wine. Everything must be experieced by visiting the local wine cooperatives (cantina), oil mills (frantoio), old farms (masseria), in order to taste the very best of the local produce. The cultivation of olives is one of Puglia's most important activities. Indeed most of Italy's mass consumed olive oil originates from here as for the wines, primitivo,salice salentino and negramaro are the most famous ones but home-grown wines can be no less delicious.