Say Buongiorno to Italy from your home or classroom! We’ve compiled 5 easy steps to help you and your students experience the language, culture and cuisine of Italy from afar, all while planning your next Italian adventure.
Cook a traditional Italian meal for your family and bring the taste of Italy into your home. Our team has provided their favourite recipes for some inspiration! Take a photo of your dish and tag us on Instagram @worldstridesaustralia
- Steph’s bruschetta > see recipe
- Dan’s caprese salad > see recipe
- Anita’s arancini > see recipe
- Vitina’s oven-roasted vegetables > see recipe
- Eduardo’s margherita pizza > see recipe
- Mia’s tiramisu > see recipe
Many famous movies have been set in Italy, we’ve rounded up our top picks to give you a sense of the culture and beautiful scenery you can expect when you visit.
- Life is Beautiful (La Vita e Bella)
- Romeo and Juliet
- Eat Pray Love
- Under the Tuscan Sun
3. Virtual tours
Brush up on your art and history or get to know this beautiful country through virtual tours:
- Uffizi gallery – view the online exhibitions
- Vatican Museums – virtual tours of the museums within the Vatican City
- The Colosseum – this walking tour is a great way to see the Colosseum and you can easily skip to sections of interest. This YouTube channel (Prowalk Tours) also do some other great walking tours in Italy.
- Pompeii – explore this archaeological ancient city through virtual tours
- Doge’s Palace – explore this Gothic architecture masterpiece and explore its Renaissance and Mannerism artworks with Google Arts and Culture
- Positano – another walking tour by Prowalk tours gives you a detailed view of the stunning Amalfi Coast and includes interesting facts about Positano along the way
Learn the basics of the Italian language with fun bite-sized podcast episodes (only 5 mins long!). Listen here.
Download our wallpaper for your phone/desktop so you can escape winter in the southern hemisphere and enjoy summer all year round print out our map of Italy to hang up in the classroom.