Italian literature courses

ITALIAN LITERATURE COURSES 

Italian literature courses at Istituto Galilei are organized for :

  • Program recovering in Italian literature
  • Italian literature exam preparation
  • People passionate about Italian literature

Intermediate Italian level of knowledge (B1) is required in order to attend our Italian literature courses.

Italian literature courses

Come to experience the Italian literature in the city where it was born!

Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch laid the foundation for the history of Italian literature, wellknown and loved all over the world. From 1300 onwards each century gave birth to all the authors that we still admire nowadays, of whom we study the lives, works and thoughts.

You are not able to travel at the moment? No problem, because our school provides Italian literature courses online as well!

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About the course

Hereafter you can find the programs of our Italian literature courses:

               
PERIOD PROGRAMS
The XIV Century Dante and the XIV Century (La Divina Commedia)
The XIV Century Petrarca, Boccaccio and the XIV Century
The XVI Century The Renaissance in Florence and the Medici Family
The XVII Century The XVII Century and Galileo Galilei science
The XVIII Century Vittorio Alfieri and Carlo Goldoni
The XIX Century The Italian Romanticism ( Ugo Foscolo, Giacomo Leopardi, I promessi sposi by Alessandro Manzoni)
The XIX Century The Verism (Giovanni Verga, Luigi Capuana, Federico De Roberto, Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
The XIX Century Century Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini lyric
The XIX Century Carducci, Pascoli, D’Annunzio and the XIX Century. Il Gattopardo by Tomasi di Lampedusa
The XX Century Luigi Pirandello
The XX Century The early XX Century (The hermetic poets, Ungaretti and Quasimodo, Marinetti and the Futurist movement, Eugenio Montale)
The XX Century The late XX Century (Alberto Moravia, Cesare Pavese Vasco Pratolini, Italo Calvino)

Our Italian literature courses can have personalized programs, established according to the needs and wishes of the participants. During the lessons, you will have the opportunity to work on the analysis of the literary works, their historical context, the interpretation of the characters through text synthesis, video views, excercises and presentations.

Furthermore, for those who are interested, the in-depth biography of the writers can be included, analyzed through the historical background.

SCHEDULE AND PRICES OF THE ITALIAN LITERATURE COURSE:

Our Italian literature courses can be organized with the following schedules:

             
Course type Course days Schedule Price
6 hours per week
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-11am OR 3pm-5pm €250
10 hours per week
Monday-Friday 9am-11am OR 3pm-5pm €395
20 hours per week
Monday-Friday 9am-1pm OR 2pm-6pm €785
Weekend (12 hours)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Fr: 2pm-6pm; Sat-Sun: 9am-1pm €565
                         
Course type Course days Schedule Price
6 hours per week
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-11am OR 3pm-5pm €250
10 hours per week
Monday-Friday 9am-11am OR 3pm-5pm €395
20 hours per week
Monday-Friday 9am-1pm OR 2pm-6pm €785
Weekend (12 hours)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Fr: 2pm-6pm; Sat-Sun: 9am-1pm €565
On request, course schedules can be changed and all programs can be extended to a higher amount of hours.

The fees include:

  • Free guided visit downtown lorence 
  • Enrollment fee 
  • Taxes
  • Certificate of attendance at the end of your course
  • Use of our facilities, library and media
MINISTERO DELL’ISTRUZIONE, DELL’UNIVERSITÀ E DELLA RICERCA

Our school is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Instruction, University and Research.

Offers and discounts


  • For a 40 hours course, discount of 5%
  • For a 60 hours course, discount of 8%
  • For a 80 hours course, discount of 10%
  • For 2 participants in the same course, discount of 20%
  • For 3 participants in the same course, discount of 40%
  • For 4 participants in the same course, discount of 50%
  • During the months of February and March, discount of 10% (not combinable with other discouts)

For self-composed groups please request an estimate write us at info@galilei.it or at info@istituto-galilei.com

Additional Services


Upon participants’ request, the program of our Italian literature courses can be combined with our guided visits of the city.

Our Italian literature courses can be easily combined with an Italian language course or with an art history course, history of Florence or any other Italian culture course.