Italian Culture Workshops
We offer workshops on various aspects of Italian culture. A high level of Italian is not required to participate.
Take a look at our proposals and find out without obligation.
Our culture workshop lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Minimum 3 participants.
The other side
Unification of Italy
What you’ve never been told about the unity of Italy. The period known as Risorgimento is one of the most complex and interesting in the history of Italy. The official story provides a very romantic view of the unity process, but, in this course, we will discover the real actors in this process and the economic and political interests that drive it.
In the masterpiece Il Gattopardo, set in the period of the Risorgimento, it reads “everything changes so that nothing changes”, to describe an extraordinary geopolitical change (the birth of a nation, the Italian one) that, however, represents a single change on the surface.
One of the most compelling issues that is not resolved either with the unity of Italy or after the end of the Second World War is undoubtedly the so-called Questione Meridionale, that is, the need to implement economic and political measures so that the South of Italy can have its socio-economic development.
The Regions of Italy: language, dialect, typical products and local customs.
Do not miss our one-topic trips through the regions of Italy.
Due to the fact that Italy is a relatively young country (its unification dates back to 1861) and due to the late literacy process, the Italian linguistic reality is presented as one of the most fragmented in Italy. Knowing the traits of regional Italians will help you to integrate more into Italian everyday practices and better understand their social and cultural dimensions.
But we will not only talk about language: we will travel together to discover the typical products and dishes of each region, its most important festivals and the traditions that constitute the foundations of the local culture and society.
Italy has 20 regions, perhaps the most popular are Tuscany, Sicily, Campania (Naples region), Veneto, Lomardia and Piemonte. Get in touch with us and tell us which is the region of your interest: we will take care of the rest.