The success of the summer session is due to the fact that students and faculty live under the same roof and take part in all the cultural and social activities sponsored by the School: film screenings, lectures, concerts, plays, dinners, wine seminars, parties, club meetings and picnics. All students are encouraged to participate in the co-curricular activities of their choice. This helps to create a cordial and collegial atmosphere that is very conducive to learning and is unlikely to be duplicated elsewhere.

  • Italian for Singers is designed for opera singers. Students will attend weekly laboratories and rehearsals that will include emphasis on proper Italian diction. Under the expert direction of Professor Zanardi and Professor Colazzo, an all-student opera performance will be held at the end of the summer.
  • Cooking workshopViaggio nell'Italia del gusto a cura dello Chef Angelo
  • Wine Seminars and Tastings presented by Maestro del Vino Vittorio Vettori. Learn the history of Italian wine, its beauty, its uniqueness, its splendid varieties, its humanity and its culture. Italian wines are an integral part of the Italian culture. Seminar topics include "Vino italiano: un tesoro nascosto", "Vino e salute", "L'umanita` del vino nella poesia e nell'opera" and "Alla ricerca dell'eccellenza: I vini di Castello Banfi - Montalcino". 
  • Bacchanalia Party: Enjoy an evening of fun and conviviality, in the “Spirit of Bacco”, with poems and arias recited and sung by students and faculty.
  • Trips are organized in the San Francisco area.

The Italian School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5874
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Italian School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Joe Tamagni, Assistant Director