Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Rome and Sorrento Learning Opportunity






My great friends at Sant'Anna Institute in Sorrento have exciting news!

SANT'ANNA in partnership with AUR




ENGLISH VERSION New Partnership between Sant'Anna Institute & The American University of Rome (AUR) Sant'Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue is very pleased to announce the partnership with The American University of Rome.

A Memorandum of Understanding was recently signed to signal the two institutions' commitment to work together and provide unique high quality educational experiences in Sorrento and Rome. To launch the partnership Sant'Anna will be offering a course on Pompeii and Herculaneum, "The Cities of Fire" in Rome and Sorrento as part of Sant'Anna NEW J-Term (January 2014) as well as further initiatives to be announced soon.

President Cristiana Panicco, of the Sant'Anna Institute declared: "We are very excited to collaborate with the American University of Rome to provide a unique high-quality educational experience in Sorrento and Rome. We believe both institutions share a common vision: to offer students an opportunity for personal and cultural growth through the hands-on discovery of authentic Italy." President Richard Hodges, of the American University of Rome (AUR) added: "This partnership will allow students from both our institutions even greater access to iconic Italy. Where better to study the civilization and culture of Italy than in these two great centers?"

VERSIONE ITALIANA NUOVA Partnership tra Sant'Anna Institute & The American University of Rome (AUR) Il Sant'Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue è lieto di annunciare la partnership con l'American University of Rome (AUR). Le due istituzioni hanno da poco siglato un Memorandum di intesa finalizzato a gettare le basi di una proficua collaborazione, tale da garantire agli studenti un'esperienza formativa di assoluta eccellenza a Sorrento e a Roma. Come prima iniziativa sviluppata grazie a questa collaborazione, il Sant'Anna organizzerà a Sorrento e Roma un programma di archeologia focalizzato su Pompei ed Ercolano, nell'ambito dei suoi nuovi J-Term (gennaio 2014). Ulteriori iniziative e programmi saranno comunicati prossimamente.

  La Presidente del Sant'Anna Institute, Dott.ssa Cristiana Panicco, ha dichiarato: "Siamo entusiasti di aver siglato questa partnership con l'American University. L'obiettivo congiunto è proporre agli studenti un'esperienza formativa assolutamente unica nel suo genere. Siamo fermamente convinti che le due istituzioni condividano la stessa vision: offrire agli studenti l'opportunità di crescere, umanamente e culturalmente, attraverso la scoperta dell'Italia autentica". Il Presidente dell'American University of Rome (AUR), Dr. Richard Hodges,  ha aggiunto: "Questa collaborazione consentirà agli studenti di entrambe le istituzioni di conoscere, ancor meglio, l'Italia più vera. Quale posto migliore di questi due centri per studiare la cultura e la civiltà italiane?". Sincerely, Cristiana Panicco President Sant'Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue cristiana.panicco@santannainstitute.com Sant'Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue Via Marina Grande 16 - 80067 Sorrento (Na)Tel 0039 081 807 55 99/0039 081 878 44 70 Fax 0039 081 532 41 40 www.santannainstitute.com - info@santannainstitute.com






























Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Study Italian in Puglia with Yltour

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STUDY ITALIAN IN SALENTO Yle (yltour.com) launches a new cultural program!

      Learn Italy Salento,  an Italian Language School is a newly founded language center based in the Salento (Puglia) area, a new division of the YLTOUR and COOKINPUGLIA network. 

     Founder, Ylenia Sambati, is a Puglia Travel and Lifestyle expert constantly working for the promotion and sharing of the Italian culture, food and language in order to strengthen relationships between Puglia and new friends from all over the globe.   
Learn Italy Salento promotes Italian culture and language and arranges for students and Italian language lovers, coming from all over the world to participate in language courses and Italian cultural experiences.
     
Learn Italy Salento is the best place to attend Italian language classes in Salento in a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere and to experience Italian language, culture, wine and food specialties.

Classes are kept small, ensuring students all the dedication and attention needed.
Local Italian teachers, teaching you the language in a very informal yet professional way will focus on grammar, conversation, a constant focus on pronunciation and the introduction of new words every day.    Daily classes with accomplished Italian teachers able to focus exactly on your own personal requirements helps students learn Italian quickly.

Cooking Puglia features Mamma Anna
         Classes can be customized according to your level of proficiency:  from beginner to advanced.        Our Italian teachers are qualified native speakers experienced, dedicated, friendly and flexible with a great ability to explain things simply and clearly.    At Learn Italy Salento we combine communicative teaching methods and grammatical structure. Conversation for us is all important, as well as teaching about the local people, their culture, their way of life, habits and customs and of course food and wine.

        A perfect balance between useful everyday conversational language and grammar. Italian Conversation classes are a highlight at Learn Italy Salento: practicing spoken Italian joining a conversation group hosted by one of your teachers and have time for students to chat with native speakers in a very relaxed and informal manner. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Mamma's Kitchen: Italian cooking in Puglia

OLIVA: WELCOME IN MOMMA ANNA's  KITCHEN. …..
in an Oil Mill



another great post from Yle with Yltour.com


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      Mother of four, sweet and lovely, her smile is conquering friends from all over the world. A native from the Salento, this charming blondie Mamma teaches Pugliese cuisine in an oil mill located between Brindisi and Lecce.    OLIVA is the name of this cooking school where students can easily learn the traditional local cuisine at “KmZero”* where only seasonal food is prepared.  The atmosphere of her cooking classes is very friendly and informal. 
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66During the cooking class you will also meet the Taurino family who own the oil mill and share a glass of wine with them.see their web site This gorgeous oil mill completes this magnificent experience of food, wine, and oil during which the Oil and Wine expert, explains a lot of interesting things on the “gold of Puglia”. This oil mill, with 16.000 olive trees, Agricola Taurino (www.agricolataurino.it), produces an amazing extra virgin olive oil that they ship everywhere and that Mamma Anna incorporates in all of her recipes (cakes included). Simple yet delicious recipes that guests will taste at the end of the class, paired with some great indigenous wine. SONY DSC Mamma Anna’s cuisine uses no scale, she cooks with the sensation” she says. Having cooked since she was a little girl, she loves all things genuine from pasta to vegetables, to some special sea food dishes, starters and so much more. In her kitchen there is always joy and many laughs. She has been cooking all her life; having raised 4 children, she really knows how to make everybody happy.     Classes offer a  selection from a wide range of traditional dishes, only using local ingredients bought at the local food market, where she makes a first choice selection of the best seasonal products. mmmm Beautiful, smiling and simply “Mamma Anna”  she can seriously be the perfect cooking instructor for those friends who want to learn the real “cucina povera” Pugliese. Cooking classes combining Mamma Anna’s love and passion for her family recipes with a genuine taste of Puglia warmth and simplicity.
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 To book a cooking class with Mamma Anna: info@cookinpuglia.com www.cookinpuglia.com “While you are in Puglia have Yltour.com create other once in a life time experiences.    Yle did this for me and I still talk about it to anyone who will listen…”  Lee Laurino

See a new post next week on Learning Italian with Yltour.com
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Friday, June 7, 2013

Browsing Rome offers other great places to visit


Another GREAT post by Browsing Rome

I look forward to new posts by Browsing Rome. There is always something new or added features on popular sites I have already visited.  Rome can keep you busy for weeks or years.

If you have been to Rome a number of times you may consider one of these great day trips to experience Italy!   There are several still on my list to see.

View other great stories on the Browsing Rome site.  I always find something new on her web site.     http://www.browsingrome.com 

From Browsing Rome's current post:

1. Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli

Built in the 2nd A.D as the summer residence for the Emperor Hadrian, the complex covers an area of 300 acres and is today still impressive. An architectural and engineering masterpiece by any standards, Hadrian’s Villa comprised of over 30 buildings including several thermal baths, palaces, libraries and temples! Walking through the ruins and vast complex, you can easily imagine the grandeur of the villa.

2. Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este with its glorious gardens and stunning fountains is simply breathtakingly beautiful! Elaborately designed the fountains are a spectacular. The most acclaimed, the “Organ and Neptune” fountain with cascading water and jets of water spurting high in the air, is a theatrical performance that will leave you spell-bounded. And with names like the “Avenue of the Hundred Fountains” and the “Fountain of the Dragon”, be ready for a visually stimulating experience.

3. Civita di Bagnoregio

Anyone who has seen a photo of Civita di Bagnoregio thinks it’s oddly surreal! And it is – even in person. Sitting precariously on a rock and surrounded by a desolate canyon, the sight of Civita di Bagnoregio will leave you speechless.
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Civita di Bagnoregio
The crumbling of its foundations through the years has created this impressive setting and today it is known as the “dying town”. Located between the borders of Lazio and Umbria, Civita di Bagnoregio is far from “dying” and with recent media attention, this vibrant and thriving town is experiencing a revival.

4. Castelli Romani

Literally translated to “Roman Castles”, visitors will be surprise to learn that Castelli Romani are 13 hill-towns situated 20 km (12 miles) south-east of Rome in the Alban Hills (Colli Albani). While the name Castelli Romani may not ring a bell, most visitors are probably familiar with two of its better known towns: Castel Gandolfo, home to the Pope’s summer palace, and Frascati, famous for its superb white wine.
However, don’t miss out on the smaller towns like Nemi renowned for its wild strawberries and Ariccia for its specialty, the mouthwatering “porchetta”. With splendid villas, verdant countryside, stunning lakes, and fabulous food and wine, it makes for a perfect and easy day trip from Rome.