Type of Programme
One-to-one, personalised Italian language tuition living full-board with the tutor's own family and in the tutor's own home, including local visits and excursions, meeting friends, neighbours and professional colleagues etc.
Type of House: Apartment
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
Diploma Superiore Traduttori Interpreti (1975), swimming-pool lifeguard (1994), tourist worker (1995).
Hobbies and Interests
Sports (cycling, swimming, skiing, walking), music, sewing., reading.
Excursions and Local Attractions
Lake of Orta and its characteristic island, Lake Maggiore where there are three wonderful islands of geographic, historical and cultural interest, Turin and Milan and their important castle, cathedral and museums. The mountains to walk or ski (depending on the season). Three enchanting natural reserves. Even to Venice or the seaside depending on the length of stay.
Accommodation, Facilities and Local Area
I am very friendly and like meeting people and driving them around. As I have many interests, I can offer the student a wide range of possibilities to learn Italian. I also work in a herbalist's shop but I can have days off when I have a student. My apartment is ten minutes’ walking from the centre of the town and it is very tranquil. There is a wide corridor; a large and very bright living-room with a table and chairs, computer area, television and two sofas; three bedrooms; two bathrooms and in the kitchen four people can confortably have their meals.
The town is not very big (20,000 people). There is a library surrounded by a park, two cinemas, a swimming-pool (other two open swimming-pools are nearby), a basket-ball court, aerobic gyms (spin, etc.) sauna, esthetists, a Games Workshop (Warhammer), a bus station and a railway station, restaurants and pizzerias and many shops and bars, of course. The town in crossed by a small river so there are also three bridges (one is called the Painters’ Bridge for its beauty). The area surrounding the town is very beautiful. Orta and its lake are 10 km. away. It is a real pearl of romanticism. The water is clean and we can have refreshing swimming in the summer. Arona, on Lake Maggiore, is 11 km away. The three islands are famous for their colours and scents. We can reach the mountains in an hour by car or visit the three natural reserves which can be visited by both walking and riding a mountain bike. Milan is 60 km away and Turin is about 100 km away.
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