Learn Italian in Italy!
Istituto Italiano - A great school, small classes for each level, very well established with different locations. They will also be able to find an accomodation or even put you with an Italian family!
Language Course.Net - A great website to find language schools in various cities in Italy and to compare them side-by-side based on price and customer review.
Giardino di Sicilia - Spend a wonderful stress-free vacation in this full-service family-owned agriturismo (country bed & breakfast) while learning Italian with my friend Margherita, who is the teacher/owner/chef of this idillic resort overlooking the Eolian islands of Sicily.
Italiano in Italia - Learn Italian while on vacation in Italy in the beautiful Tropea, a small city in the Southern region of Calabria. This is definitely an off-the-beaten path destination, but an outstandingly gorgeous one nonetheless. You'll be able to learn at a personal level, helped by a licensed teacher.
Linguaviva - Learn Italian as you learn Italian history, art, and more.
Libera Accademia di Belle Arti - This Florentine school offers courses in art restauration, sculpture, painting, jewelry design, and many more.
Leonardo da Vinci School - Modern teaching methods, professional organization, guarantee good progress in a short time. Learn italian while learning the italian culture!
Centro Puccini in Viareggio - A language school located in Viareggio, a beach resort town in Tuscany. I'm sure learning here makes going to school a lot more fun! This school offers semester and summer study abroad programs. Take courses in language,arts, and humanities with transferable college credits.
Language Resources and On-line Learning
Online Translator - Free text translations on Google, this on-line translator is actually very good to translate entire paragraphs or webpages. Don't forget to double-check by translating it back to English.
Italian Holidays and Festivals - Learn about Italian heritage festivals and celebrations in the USA and in Italy.
Italianize Yourself! - A new website dedicated to free language lessons, articles on culture, history, movies, and Italian cuisine.
RAI.it - This is the major Italian tv & radio network (kind of like ABC, CBS, and NBC in the USA). If you have digital cable, you can actually watch the channel on TV by requesting a subscription for a monthly fee through Time Warner Cable. You can also get the free version online of the news only, as well as listen to the radio online. Great for advanced students!
WordReference.com - If you're learning any language, you cannot afford to skip this incredible website, which is completely free! Just enter any word or verb in any language and
the website will give you all the variable definitions, verb conjugations, translations of the word! Incredibile!
About.com - This is About.com's section entirely dedicated to Italy and the Italian language. You can listen to phonetics directly from your computer, lots of tips and useful phrases that you can use on your next trip to Italy, a great resource!
Teach Yourself Italian - Another resource to do online exercises. It helps to know some basics before going on this free website as it can be a little intimidating for the beginning student, or at least to do this in combination with a course.
LeRadio.com - This is a wonderful resource if you're serious about learning Italian or even if you just want to listen to Italian music. Listen to
Italian radio stations for free 24 hours a day!!! There is a small pop up window from which you can choose just about any Italian radio that you can listen to in real time online. Try them all!
Continental Book Company - A seller of international books for language students. Offers quite a selection of Italian books to improve reading skills.
Acquerello Italiano - This a bi-monthly Italian language audio magazine with a variety of topics each month for advanced students. It comes with a printed transcript that you can use to look up any words you don't know prior to listening.
Transparent.com - Receive an email with the Italian Word of the Day. Sign up for free to receive an email each day with a
new word in Italian. Sounds like a very slow way to learn, but it's the little daily efforts that count!
Nada's Favorite Cooking Websites & Cooking Schools
MANGIA! MANGIA!!! HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE ONLINE RESOURCES FOR SPECIALTY ITALIAN FOODS:
CapriFlavors.com - Order online your favorite Italian imported products that you can't find anywhere else!!
And if you live in the Raleigh area, you can also take
cooking lessons by Titina!
iGourmet.com - Now that you know what the local products are, here is a US website where you can order them and enjoy them in your home! I mostly order fresh cheeses that I can't get anywhere else in town. The ship next day air with ice packs, so you get your fresh cheese... fresh!
Forzieri.com - Want to go shopping for Italian goods,but a trip to Italy is out of the question? This
website has great products like leather bags, Italian jewelry, etc. that you can enjoy without having to
leave your home!
CookiesFromItaly.com - Need Italian cookies any time of the year, not just for Christmas or at weddings? This is the website that will give you your "biscotti fix"!
Nello's Italy - http://www.nellositaly.com/ It's a fun website dedicated to Italian food, recipes, travel, wine, and culture, and home of Nello's Pasta Sauce!
SlowFood.com - It's a world-wide movement!! Learn to say 'no!' to fast-food and say 'yes' to a slower-paced lifestyle enjoying the good things in life!
Cooking Schools in Italy
Cooking School in Tuscany - This cooking school in Tuscany offers you the finest cooking courses, wine courses and tours around Tuscany, Italy.
CookinItaly.org - This school is actually located in elegant Torino, in Piemonte. A wonderful hands-on opportunity to learn regional cuisine!
Tutti-a-tavola.com - Cooking School in Tuscany - Check-out the pictures on their website to see your cooking teachers! You're sure to have a great experience.
OrganicTuscany.org - Week-long "farm to table" organic cooking courses in the Tuscan hills. Includes visits to local organic farms, cooking classes using organic ingredients, olive oil and wine tastings and tours of Siena, Florence and San Gimignano. Accommodation is in typical Tuscan villas or farmhouses ten minutes' walk through olive groves from La Selva, where the cooking courses will be held.
ICIF.com - If you're going to make a career out of cooking, the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners will give you the skills and offer opportunities to work in an Italian restaurant in Italy. Located near Torino.
DivinaCucina.com - Cooking courses that include living in a villa in Tuscany and a go-to-the market "course".
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