Piccola Università Italiana
Largo Antonio Pandullo 5
89861 Tropea
Tel.: 0963 / 60 32 84
Fax: 0963 / 61 786
E-Mail: info@piccolauniversitaitaliana.com

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Video: Study Italian in Italy

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Piccola Università Italiana language school, Tropea, Calabria: brochure 2009

02.01.2009 - Download the 2009 Piccola Università brochure for more details about our unique Italian seaside learning experience! [more]

Summer in Italy beckons

31.07.2008 - Morning Italian classes – Carefree afternoons on the beach! [more]



Tropea is a charming medieval seaside town of 7000 inhabitants situated at the neck of the ... [more]


Class size is kept small, from 3 to a maximum of 6 students. The low teacher - student ra ... [more]

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Study Vacation in Tropea

The Piccola Università Italiana Language School, Tropea, Calabria, Italy

Study Vacation in TropeaLocated on the foot of the Italian boot is Calabria, a region of unspoilt natural landscape, lush green vegetation and virtually untouched beaches. On the bridge of this foot, roughly where the shoe laces would be, is Tropea, a pretty little town perched 42m above the deep blue Tyrrhenian Sea. It is about 10km north-east of Capo Vaticano and boasts the region’s most attractive piece of coastline, with several long, sandy beaches just a short walk from town. But you don't come here if it's action you're after - yes, there are plenty of cozy trattorias and a lively local marketplace, but Tropea is still very much small-town Italy at heart.

The Piccola Università Italiana is situated in a charming, traditional house in the heart of Tropea. Classes are held inside or on the terrace outside.The teachers are all native speakers and devote half of class time to grammar exercises and half to developing students' communication skills, thereby helping them to gain confidence using Italian as quickly as possible. Our teachers use up-to-date texts and teaching materials which include articles from various media sources with relevant Italian historical and cultural background information to supplement the lessons and generate lively class discussions.

Tropea never fails to charm with its romantic, winding streets, delightful cafés and stores selling fresh, local produce. The same fruit and olives that fill your shopping basket are grown just on the outskirts of town. The quiet, safe side roads found here are ideal for scenic, leisurely walks or mountain biking.

Further afield, the archaeological museum in Reggio Calabria and the volcanic island of Stromboli make for popular excursions. The Aspromonte Massif , a distinctive geological formation created by tectonic plate movements and consisting of a variety of metamorphic rock, also offers breathtaking views of Sicily - or alternatively take the short trip across the water and set foot on the island yourself.

written on 25.09.2006 at 18:40.