Your experience of Genoa with its culture and language is our top priority. We will guide you through the city, show you Genoa and be your personal guide. We will take you to some of the most beautiful palaces, the quaint little hidden alleys, museums, squares, churches and festivals. We will invite you to dinners, aperitivo’s and city trips. This way you will get acquainted with beautiful Genoa, the people and fellow students from all over the world, that share your love for the Italian language and Italy.
During the week the school organises several social activities. We organise trips to neighbouring villages, wine tastings, canoeing, cooking classes, city walks, boat trips to surrounding villages (Portofino, Cinque Terre, Camogli), hiking in nature, a visit to the biggest European aquarium or just a nice trip to the local beach to get work on your tan and swim in the Mediterranean Sea. Scuola Tricolore organises each year regular activities, some for free others offered at a small fee.
When a particular activity is full we will close the list. Canoeing and to a lesser degree the sailing trips will depend on weather conditions. If conditions aren’t suitable they will be cancelled and the school will refund the fees. Below you will find an overview of all activities as well as some additional information.
APERITIVO - HAPPY HOUR
Program description: Once a week students and teachers meet for an Italian ‘aperitivo’. A great way to get acquainted with the other students. Requirements: At least 5 participants and no maximum. Price: You pay for your own drink.
GUIDED TOUR OF GENOA - WELCOME TOUR
Program description: A guided tour of the historic city centre of Genova, the largest medieval city centre in Europe. Included: Guide. Requirements: At least 3 and maximum 20 participants. Price: €14,-.
GUIDED TOUR OF I PALAZZI DEI ROLLI
Program description: It opens the doors to some of the most lavish residences built by the wealthiest and most powerful aristocratic families of Genoa. Included: Guide and museum tickets. Requirements: At least 1 and maximum 20 participants. Price: €15,- per person.
GUIDED TOUR OF THE MOUMENTAL CEMETERY OF STAGLIENO
Program description: Tour the cemetery of Staglieno, famous for its monumental tombs and extraordinary sculptures. Covering more than a square kilometre, it is one of the largest cemeteries in Europe. Included: Guide. Requirements: At least 1 and maximum 20 participants. Price: €5,- per person.
GROUP CONVERSATION COURSE
Program description: A chance to talk about the most interesting current issues. For 1 hour with the help of a teacher you will have the opportunity to practice your Italian language in various contexts (from level A2). Included: Tutoring material. Requirements: At least 1 and maximum 10 participants. Starting from level A2. Price: €15,- per person.
COOKING COURSE AND DINNER
Program description: A 2 hour cooking course at a professional school to learn how to make pesto, walnut sauce in a mortar, fresh pasta, lasagne, stuffed vegetables and many more Italian and Ligurian specialties. The evening finishes with dinner altogether including an aperitivo with wine. Included: Ingredients, documentation, cook and cooking facilities, certificate of attendance. Requirements: At least 1 and maximum 10 participants. Price: €45,- per person.
WINE TASTING AND LIGURIAN SPECIALITIES
Program description: Taste 2 different wines and learn about wine aromas and colors along with typical Ligurian specialties, such as pesto, cappon magro and focaccia. Included: Wines, documentation, explanation, accompanying specialties. Requirements: At least 1 and maximum 10 participants. Price: €25,- per person.
CHOCOLATE AND CANDY TASTING
Program description: We’ll unveil the production secrets of Romanengo, regarded as one of Europe’s finest confectioners since the XIX century. The friendly staff will take you behind the scenes of one of the oldest workshops in Europe and let you taste candied fruits, “Rosolio” drops, chocolate, fondants, dragées and much more. Included: Guide, chocolate and candies. Requirements: At least 1 and maximum 10 participants. Price: €20,- per person.
TOUR OF HISTORIC SHOPS AND TASTING
Program description: Take a tour through the famous “botteghe storiche” (shops and artisans workshops that have been active for at least seventy years ,but in many cases it’s more than 200!) and taste their specialties. Included: Guide and tasting. Requirements: At least 1 and maximum 10 participants. Price: €15,- per person.
Program description: Canoeing in Nervi after school on Friday afternoon after classes. Included: Rental canoe, teacher. Requirements: At least 5 participants. Price: €20,- per person.
Program description: Trek the Ligurian Alps with experienced guides. Each Sunday a different place. Included: Means of transport (bus, car or train), insurance and guide. Requirements: At least 1 and maximum 20 participants. Hiking shoes. Price: From €15 to €40 per person, depending on the trip.
Program description: A half-day’s sailing the Italian Riviera. Departing on Saturday or Sunday from the old port of Genova, have fun and learn something about sailing. Included: Skipper. Requirements: At least 1 and maximum 8 participants. Price: €45, per person.