Type of Programme
One-to-One, personalised Italian tuition living full-board with the tutor's own family and in the tutor's own home, including local visits and excursions, meeting friends, neighbours and professional colleagues etc.
Type of House: Apartment - Italy
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
I am specialized both in English teaching methodology (from 1976 to 1990) and in Italian teaching methodology (from 1995 to nowadays)- I was responsible for the Italian language for foreigners programs in the Dante Alighieri Society Committee in Verona for 5 years. I've been teaching Italian to foreign students of all ages coming from many different countries since 1995, both small groups and one-to-one tuition. My students come from different professional fields. My Italian pronunciation has no regional accent. I love my job as it gives me the chance to meet people of different cultures.
Hobbies and Interests
Music (any kind), modern and folk dance, psychology, medicine, wellness, nature and outdoors, History of Art, going to the cinema and theatre, and singing with friends. I have a passion for healthy cooking with Mediterranean ingredients. My husband is an engineer, very fond of sailing and bricolage.
We offer a small but comfortable, cosy single room with a bunkbed, a desk, a wardrobe, a ceiling fan, air conditioning and a little balcony. Free WI-FI. Our apartment has two bathrooms, a fireplace in the large sitting room, an eat-in kitchen, a study, air conditioning in summer, and free WI-FI.
Excursions and Local Attractions
Visiting Verona: the History and Art from the Roman times up to early 1900-the summer open-air operas and rock concerts in our 2000-years-old amphitheatre known as the Arena, Shakespearean plays, jazz, dance performances and modern music at the Roman Theatre; live music, dance and theatre productions in the Medieval squares. Many world famous fairs, such as Vinitaly in April. Evenings at our friends'fascinating ancient house. Visiting the surroundings:The Rice Festival, The grape harvest, the olive harvest,roasted chestnuts. The Valpolicella valleys(wines and olive oil, and Venetian villas); lake Garda(breath-taking panoramas, beaches, sailing, boat trips, Mediterranean plants, great shopping.The Lessinian Mountains natural park. Major art cities(VENICE, Mantua, Vicenza nearby). Cycling along the river Mincio in a natural park. The rice fields a few miles from the city, their history, tasting of typical'risotto' recipes, and much more...