Enjoy your free time in Sardinia!
Visiting a new country is a great experience that you will remember for a lifetime, so we make sure that you can spend your time in the best possible way. Obviously this is not only about having fun as at the same time you will continue to improve your Italian. For this reason we would recommend you to speak Italian as much as possible, even if you and your friends have the same mother tongue. Spend some of your time to talk to the team of Italiano in Riviera and if you decide to stay with a family, take advantage of this opportunity.
Italiano in Riviera offers a variety of free time activities, so that you can learn and benefit from all that the beautiful island of Sardinia offers during your stay.
Some of the activities included in our leisure program:
Sightseeing tour of the city
Every Monday, in correspondence with your first day of class, the school staff will accompany you to discover the beautiful city of Alghero. On the way you will visit the most significant and characteristic monuments and at the same time discover the origins and the historical events which have influenced the city. In addition, you will be provided with all relevant information during your stay in Alghero, such as where to taste typical Sardinian dishes.
Cinema a scuola
We organize Italian movie days for all our students with Italian subtitles in order to improve the language in a pleasant and enjoyable way.
Hanging out with the staff of Italiano in Riviera
Italiano in Riviera organizes weekly ‘hanging out nights’ with students, so that we can take an aperitif together at sunset, or have dinner, tasting the typical dishes such as pizza by the meter, the fainé or focaccia and, why not, go on until late at night having fun in the city.
Hike around Alghero (for a minimum stay of 2 weeks)
This activity is dedicated exclusively to our students who follow a 2 (or more) weeks course. During your tour you can visit places like the sensational Nuraghe Palmavera, the beach of Porticciolo, Capo Caccia or the mesmerizing view of the Foradada Island.
At the end of each course, we organize a small party to greet all of our students, and deliver them their certificate of attendance. Music, laughter, anecdotes and typical Sardinian cookies.
Presentation of books
In collaboration with several book shops of the city, we offer our students the opportunity to attend the presentation of books of Italian authors, and take part in seminars based on history and archeology.
Trip to the beach of La Pelosa (Stintino): one of the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia. White sand and crystal – clear sea. A paradise just 45 minutes from Alghero.
Excursion to Sassari: Visit the capital of the province, which in mid-August is filled with tourists who come to contemplate the march of the Candelieri, which has recently become a UNESCO World Heritage.
Excursion to Castelsardo: A marvelous historic town located in the north of the island, famous for its castle and the views of the crystal clear sea.
Excursions to archaeological sites: exclusive trips to discover the most important archaeological sites in the vicinity of Alghero. To mention just a few of them: the Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju, the Nuraghe Palmavera and the pre-nuragic structure of Mount D’Accoddi.
Excursions to the regional park of Porto Conte: during your stay you cannot miss the opportunity to visit this wonderful park of great natural interest, where you can admire the flora and fauna, with a relaxing walk, or thanks to various means of transport (upon payment) inside the facilities of the park.
Wine tasting: A real hit among our students! Tasting fine wines in a relaxing environment, where you can appreciate a wide range of wines from our region.
Sailing excursions: this excursion will give you the possibility you to admire our wonderful sea and take a refreshing bath in the hot summer days. Hours relaxing in the sun, after a morning of study.
Excursions in rubber dinghy: Starting from the fantastic Mugoni beach, discover the coast of Capo Caccia. Why not enjoy an aperitif with a view on the Foradada Island? Bath and fun are guaranteed.
Diving: You cannot miss the opportunity to admire the marvelous seabed of Alghero. After all we are in the Coral Coast!
Learn Italian while having fun with us!