Halfway between Florence and Rome lies the beautiful town of Montepulciano, nestled between sprawling vineyards and olive groves. The language school is located on the top of a hill surrounded by the breathtaking scenery for which Tuscany is famous the world over. Far from bustling city centers, Montepulciano is ideal for Italian language study. The town’s artistic wealth is also a major point of interest: the old town center is full of churches and “palazzi”. The Medieval and Renaissance periods are well represented. Additionally, the area boasts many Baroque churches, Etruscan and Roman cites, and a copy of Milan’s famous La Scala Opera House. Though a small historic town, Montepulciano is unique in that it is very active and lively. It is a place where the locals still stop to chat in bars or markets and have a great interest in foreign visitors. This makes it an ideal place for learning Italian “on the street”, an essential part of any language learning experience. The cultural life is also highly varied. The International Art Workshop, which takes place from the end of July to the beginning of August, attracts music-lovers from all over the world. The town comes to life with many local festivals, and it is common to find summer feasts organized by its various parishes in the main square.
For additional information and current application contact:
Dr. Pina Palma
Southern Connecticut State University
Department of World
Languages & Literature EN D159
Email: Pina.Palma at SouthernCT.edu