Urbania, an ideal town for young people!
Urbania is a peaceful town with 7000 inhabitants, it is an ideal place for young people where they can be independent and socialize with Italians of the same age.
Typical program for one week
The students stay with a local family carefully chosen by the school where they will receive a warm and friendly welcome. Children can stay in twos or threes per family. Family life is the ideal place to practice Italian in an authentic situation, to experience the culture, habits, traditions and the wonderful Italian cuisine.
Students have lessons in the mornings Monday to Friday and through linguistic games and engaging activities they are encouraged to learn and practice Italian from the start. On Thursday morning, they have a guided lesson in the local market which is an opportunity to practice their skills.
The afternoon is dedicated to fun practical activities.
Cooking Course (about 4 hours)
The children work in small groups with an expert cook to prepare local dishes such as “piadina marchigiana” and typical dishes such as gnocchi, pizza, tarts and tiramisu that they can all taste together at the end. They learn the language of cooking in Italian as well as the practical skill.
Ceramics Course (1 or 2 afternoons of about 3 hours, depending on the chosen course)
Urbania has a long tradition of ceramics from 1500 that continues today. The ceramics course, together with the cookery course, is loved by those who want to express their imagination and creativity. Helped by the teachers, they create individual pieces, they decorate them and, after firing, every child takes home their masterpiece as a souvenir.
Bread and Cheese Making at an Educational Farm (a half day activity)
This takes place on Italy’s most famous educational farm (a return to traditional skills to make delicious and healthy foods) something our area is famous for! Following a visit of the farm the children are taught the processes involved in making bread and cheese and get to put this into practice.
Every visit to the region should include a trip to the fabulous Grotte di Frasassi or the city of Urbino, a gorgeous and unique example of a Renaissance city. Excursions to be decided according to your needs.
Urbania is situated in the centre of Italy and is in easy reach of so many wonderful sites.
Scuola Italia organizes transport to and from the airport and the station which is included in the price.