Do as Italians do

Taste the real Italian culture and lifestyle


We promote and encourage the integration among students and their participation in extracurricular activities, in which the language can be used immediately in order to communicate and interact with Italians, to explore the artistic and natural wonders of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, and the neighboring regions, and finally to taste delicious gourmet dishes of one of Italy’s greatest culinary tradition, so that the student can spend an unforgettable study-vacation.


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The school organizes activities during the teaching week and does not require a minimum number of participants. The participation is free of charge. For the activities that require tickets (entry, travel, etc..) and/or meals (lunch, happy hour, dinner, etc..), these fees shall be paid by the student, unless otherwise specified. The activities might include weekend trips that will be advertized in advance on this page.

City orientation tour

Every Monday, a school teacher accompanies the students to visit our beautiful city, to discover the most significant places of its beautiful historic center.

Cultural activities

Cultural activities include - always with the participation of a school teacher - visits to monuments and historic buildings (including the University and the Archiginnasio, the City Hall, the Two Towers, the Teatro Comunale, ...

Recreational activities

Recreational activities include – always with the participation of a school teacher – cooking and tasting classes in the most famous cooking schools in Bologna, cooking classes with lunch or dinner at the ...

Day trips

Day trips – always with the participation of a school teacher – are generally held after the classes and touch the most beautiful and evocative places of the surrounding areas, such as Florence, Ferrara, Parma, Ravenna, Mo...

Still have some spare time?
There are plenty of events and places to go in Bologna
What to do in Bologna