To learn italian
The ISTITUTO ITALIANO® offers courses in Italian Culture for students who already understand Italian. These courses are an introduction to Italy’s literary and artistic heritage. They are easy to follow and understand. The organized tours, the teachers’ guidance and the onsite visits to the monuments of Italian art and history are an essential part of the course. The History of Art and Architecture course is particularly suitable for students who wish to enrol in the Accademia di Belle Arti (university level art school).
Literature and history or art and architecture at the student's request.
Literature: Dante Alighieri: The Divine Comedy, Boccaccio: The Decameron; A. Manzoni: The Betrothed, U. Foscolo; G. Leopardi: To Silvia, The Infinite; G. D’Annunzio: The Rain in the Pinewood, Evening in Fiesole; G. Verga; L. Pirandello; E. Montale.
History: The Roman Empire, Italian Unification, World War I and II, Contemporary History.
History of Art and Architecture: Greek Art, Etruscan Art, Roman Art, Bizantine Art: Ravenna, Romanesque Art: Baptistery of S. Giovanni and S. Miniato al Monte; Church of S. Maria Novella, Palazzo della Signoria; the 1400’s and 1500’s in the Renaissance: Brunelleschi, Donatello, Masaccio. Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo; the Baroque in Rome: Bernini, Borromini, Caravaggio.