You don’t necessarily have to hop on a plane to feel like an Italian this summer! London is bursting with Italian culture; amongst its many restaurants, events and art, there is no excuse for you not to practise your Italian language skills. Here are a few ideas on how to immerse yourselves in the language and culture of Italian London.
- Celebrate at the ‘Festa Italiana’
On Sunday 22 July 2018 the streets of London’s EC1 will be painted green, white and red as the Italian community of Clerkenwell and St Peters Italian Church put on the greatest Italian show of the summer; known to the Italians of London as ‘Festa Italiana’ or Processione della Madonna del Carmine. A great place to meet other Italians and surround yourself by the sounds and smells of Italy. Try some delicious porchetta and wash it down with a refreshing summery Spritz! Don’t miss out.
- Be an Italian bookworm
Summer is a great time to start a new book so make it an Italian one! The Italian bookshop in Kensington is an excellent place to browse and buy a quality Italian book or a graded one for less advanced students. They also host regular talks and book presentations so check out their events to add to your diary!
- Enjoy pure Italian screen classics
Movie fans will enjoy a trip to Cinema Italia held monthly at London’s historic The Regent Street Cinema in Oxford Circus. Visit the home of Italian contemporary films in the UK where you can choose from a programme of summer films, events and documentaries.
- Sip on arty aperitivo
Fancy your aperitivo in art form? then drop into the Estorick Collection in Canonbury Square N1, for a history lesson about one of Italy’s most celebrated drinks brand – Campari. ‘The Art of Campari’ exhibition, which is on until September, showcases the best of the brand’s rich heritage in creativity and design, you’ll want to sip on one after this!
- Refresh your Italian – Get ready for September
If you need to spice up your language skills why not sign up to our adult Italian courses for September. Or if you would like your children to learn, then it’s not too late to enrol them to our new Italian children’s classes in North London.