Life-long learners 2018


Tailored for mature and senior life long learners

SDA Siena invites you to participate to our special 2 week long program tailored for mature and senior life long learners to improve language skills but also unveil the mysteries of a perfectly preserved medieval city like Siena.

It is a good occasion to be a student again, discover the master pieces hidden in Siena palaces and surrounding cities and hamlets.

This program offers you the possibility to experience living in a pedestrian city and enjoy the perfect mix between language learning, cooking, wine tasting, cultural visits with an art history teacher, conferences, recital of the most famous areas from Italian operas repertoire, and more.

Italian language lessons:
15 lessons per week
All levels
Max participants: 12

Fees: 950,00 Euro

The fees include:
text-book and didactic material;
administration fee;
1 orientation;
2 "hands on” Tuscan culinary lessons;
4 guided cultural visits (entrance tickets included);
2 excursions outside Siena (transportation and entrance tickets included)
1 wine tasting;
1 supper and visit of a Contrada;
1 conference on lyric opera;
1 Italian opera recital;
1 farewell dinner.

Dates 2018:
- May 14-25
- September 10-21

Sample Program


First Week
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:30 – 12:20
Italian lesson
9:10 – 12:00
Italian lesson
9:10 – 12:00
Italian lesson
9:10 – 12:00
Italian lesson
9:10 – 12:00
Italian lesson
10:00
Excursion to Chianti
14:30
Orientation
15:00
Guided visit of the Siena cathedral, the crypt
15:00
Conference on Opera

17:30
Wine tasting
15:00
Baptistry and Opera del Duomo Museum

17:30 – 21:30
Culinary Lesson
15:00
Visit of the S. Maria della Scala
21:15
Italian recital Opera


Second Week
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:30 – 12:20
Italian lesson
9:10 – 12:00
Italian lesson
9:10 – 12:00
Italian lesson
9:10 – 12:00
Italian lesson
9:10 – 12:00
Italian lesson
Departure
15:00
Palazzo Pubblico and Piazza del Campo
17:30
Visit and dinner at the Contrada
15:00
Excursion Monte Oliveto and Pienza
17:30 – 21:30
Culinary Lesson
20:00
Farewell Supper
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Accommodation: Participants can look for their own accommodation in Siena or take advantage of the School accommodation service (50,00 Euro extra fee) in apartments, host families, residences and hotels throughout the town-centre and in the very near vicinity.