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July 16 – July 30, 2017

From July 16 to July 30, 2017 Narnia Arts Academy will offer Italian Language and Culture Courses in the beautiful city of Narni – Italy.

The goal of the courses is to offer the possibility to beginners (A1/A2 of the common European framework), intermediate students (B1/B2 of the common European framework) and advanced students (C1/C2 of the common European framework) to study the Italian language or deepen their knowledge of it within a context that makes use of the Umbrian region and its natural, historical and artistic wealth.

Each class will require a minimum of 12 students up to a maximum of 20.

All students will be awarded a certificate of attendance and merit.

Program

Italian Language and Culture Course – Beginners (90 hours)

Italian Language and Culture Course – Beginners (90 hours)
The course includes 45 hours of Italian language classes, 45 hours of conversation with native tutors and tourist-cultural itineraries that will connect the students to the vast culture and history of Italy and particularly of the Umbrian region.
Tours will include the cities of Rome and Florence, the Umbrian towns of Narni, Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Todi, Lake Piediluco, Marmore waterfalls and the ancient town of Carsulae.
The students will be asked to indicate on the registration form their language proficiency level (A1/A2 of the common European framework).

Italian Language and Culture Course – Intermediate or Advanced (90 hours)

The course includes 45 hours of Italian language classes, 45 hours of conversation with native tutors and tourist-cultural itineraries that will connect the students to the vast culture and history of Italy and particularly of the Umbrian region.
Tours will include the cities of Rome and Florence, the Umbrian towns of Narni, Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Todi, Lake Piediluco, Marmore waterfalls and the ancient town of Carsulae. Particular attention will be given to deepening the knowledge of Italian history, literature, art, archaeology and visual arts.
The students will be asked to indicate on the registration form the language proficiency level (B1/B2, C1/C2 of the common European framework).

Facilities

The Italian language and culture program takes place in classrooms provided with wireless internet connection.

Narni

Geographic centre of Italy, situated in the province of Terni, in the region of Umbria.

It’s a typical Umbrian town, built on a hill 790 feet above sea level with 20.570 inhabitants and strong medieval traces. The town has outstanding views over the river Nera valley and the wide plane of Terni. Narni offers artistic, archaeological and religious itineraries, plus an abundance of natural history for the tourist. The town’s theater dates back to 1800.

It is surrounded by cultural gems, including the renowned cities of Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Spoleto.

Narni is situated 62 miles from Rome and 46 miles from Perugia.

How to reach Narni by plane:

The nearest airport is Rome Fiumicino (FCO).

The Narnia Arts Academy provides private transportation by bus from the Rome Fiumicino Airport to Narni and from Narni to the Rome Fiumicino Airport.

Those who would like to take advantage of our private transportation options should arrive and leave accordingly to the dates and schedule in which the service is offered.

Bus from the Rome Fiumicino Airport to Narni:

  • July 16, approximate time of departure between 1.00pm and 2.00pm

Bus from Narni to the Rome Fiumicino Airport:

  • July 31, approximate time of departure between 6.00am and 7.00am

Please send us your arrival and departure time, airline and flight number before July 5th.

How to reach Narni by train:

The nearest train station is Narni – Amelia and is connected with Roma Termini or Roma Tiburtina train station by hourly trains.
Check the train schedule on www.trenitalia.com.
The Narnia Arts Academy provides car transportation from the Narni – Amelia train station to all lodging facilities and from all lodging facilities to the Narni – Amelia train station.

Please let us know your train schedule by July 5th.

How to reach Narni by car:

Northbound

  • Take Highway A1 toward Florence
  • Take the exit toward SS3
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Otricoli/Calvi dell’Umbria/Terni
  • Turn left onto SS3
  • Turn right onto Via Flaminia Romana/SS3
  • Continue to follow SS3
  • Turn right onto Strada Narni-Sant’Urbano/SP20
  • Turn right onto Strada Narni-Sant’Urbano.

Southbound:

  • Take Highway A1 toward Rome
  • Take exit Orte toward Via Terni/E45/SS204
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Perugia/Terni/Narni/Flaminia/Fano/E45/Cesena/Amelia and merge onto Via Terni/E45/SS204
  • Take the ramp onto SS675
  • Take exit Narni to merge onto SS204
  • Continue onto Via Tiberina/SS3ter
  • Slight right onto Strada dei Tre Ponti/SP1
  • Turn right onto Via Flaminia Ternana/SS3
  • Turn right to stay on Via Flaminia Ternana/SS3
  • Sharp left onto Strada Narni- Sant’Urbano/SP20
  • Turn right onto Strada Narni-Sant’Urbano.

Average temperatures in July:

72F – 78F (22C – 25C)

Historical Information:

Although Neolithic people lived in this region, the first historical document mentioning the town is dated 600 B.C.

Narni was a Roman colony under the name of Narnia, a name that comes from the Nar River, which today is called the Nera.

In 233 B.C., with the construction of the via Flaminia from Rome to Rimini on the Adriatic coast, Narni became of major importance and it was heavily fortified because the road passed through the town.

In 90 B.C., Narnia became a municipally (semi independent) town within the Roman Empire.
The first Christian Bishop of Narni, Giovenale from Cartage, was chosen in 368 A.D. and later was consecrated as Patron Saint of the town.

Narni’s strategic position, standing as it does above the deep gorge of the river Nera, has made it a target of many invading and barbarian forces.

In the 11th Century it established its power as a free “Comune” (autonomous town).

Between the 12th and the 14th century it reached its greatest splendor.

In 1371, the Pope Reformed the Statutes of the city and Narni became part of the Papal State.
Narni developed a school of painting and goldsmithing. Many artists of the renaissance period produced work for clients and patrons in Narni: Rosellino, Ghirlandaio, Gozzoli, Vecchietta, Antoniazzo, Romano and Spagna.

On the 17th of July 1527 the Lanzichenecchi (northern mercenaries) stopped on their way back from the sacking of Rome and destroyed Narni.

Slowly the walls, buildings and churches were rebuilt and by the end of the century, Narni had been re-established.

After the rebuilding, many important artists returned to Narni, including Vignola and Zuccari. Also Sangallo and Scalza, who took part in the reconstruction of the town.

In 1664 the town library was founded. Many famous people were born in Narni, including: the emperor M.C. Nerva, Gattamelata, the Beata Lucia, Bernardo, Eroli, Galeotto Marzio and S. Cassio.

 

Excursions

The Italian Language and Culture Courses include several tours with private guide.

Narni and surroundings

Historic downtown:

    • Undergrounds of San Domenico (XII century) and Auditorium,
    • Undergrounds and Church of Santa Maria Impensole (built in 1175), Eroli Museum.

City Tour:

    • Churches: Cathedral (XIII century), Santa Margherita (XVII century),
      Santa Restituta (IV-V century), Sant’Agostino (XIV century),
  • Theater (built in 1856)
  • Palazzo dei Priori (built in 1275)
  • Main Squares
  • Albornoz Fortress (built in 1370)
  • Ponte d’Augusto (27 B.C.)

 

    • Rome (full day by private bus)*
    • Perugia and Assisi (full day by private bus)*
    • Todi, Spoleto (full day by private bus)*
    • Firenze (full day by train)

*Upon request, each full day excursion may include lunch and dinner box

 

Entertainment

During the two-week program, Narnia Arts Academy will organize dinners, entertainment and open air concerts in beautiful places.

Fees and Application

The tuition fee for each course is €800.00.
Each class will require a minimum of 12 students up to a maximum of 20.

All students will be awarded a certificate of attendance and merit.

To enroll in the courses it is necessary to:

  • download and fill out the application form – click here to download the Application Form
  • submit the application form to narniaartsacademy@gmail.com before April 5, 2017
  • wait for confirmation of activation of chosen course
  • pay the non refundable application fee of euros 120 and send a copy of the payment receipt via email (narniaartsacademy@gmail.com) or via fax (+39 0744 403132) before April 15, 2017
  • pay the tuition fee (euros 700) and send a copy of the payment receipt via email (narniaartsacademy@gmail.com) or via fax (+39 0744 403132) before May 20, 2017
  • attach the parent’s authorization if the student is a minor – click here to download the Parent’s Authorization Form

Payments must be submitted via bank transfer to the following account:
Bank: CASSA DI RISPARMIO DI ORVIETO
Branch Address: Via Turati 25, 05100 Terni, Italy
Account Owner (Beneficiary): Narnia Arts Academy
Account Number: 2000 405
Iban: IT32 B062 2014 4060 0000 2000 405
Swift (BIC): BPBAITR1

Please specify the student’s name and Italian Language and Culture Courses in the bank transfer.

Bank transfer fees are charged to the applicant.

 

Tuition fee includes:

  • 90 hours of classes Credits (trasferable)
  • All excursions with private bus listed in this presentation
  • All transfers by private bus (Rome and Perugia included)
  • Transfer from and to Rome airport by private bus (July 16 and July 31)
  • Transfer from and to Narni – Amelia train station by private shuttle (July 16 and July 31)

Airfare not included.

 

IN ADDITION:

  • All students enrolled in the Italian Language and Culture Courses can participate as auditors to all the lessons held during the International Summer Training Program* organized by the Narnia Arts Academy from July 12 to July 30, 2017 at no extra cost.
  • All students enrolled in the Italian Language and Culture Courses can participate to all exhibitions, shows and concerts organized by the Narnia Arts Academy during the Narnia Festival* at no extra cost (July 18 – July 30, 2017)
  • All students enrolled in the Italian Language and Culture Courses can participate in the Narnia Culture&Leisure Programs* organized by the Narnia Arts Academy from July 16 to July 30, 2017 receiving a 50% discount on all activities (with the exception of the cooking classes and wine tastings). No admission fee required. Packages available. Please inquire.

* For information on Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program and on Narnia Culture&Leisure Programs please visit www.narniafestival.com

For more information on the Italian Language and Culture Courses, please contact Cristiana Pegoraro at narniaartsacademy@gmail.com.

Room and board

Narnia Arts Academy arranged special meals and lodging conventions with local restaurants and hotels.

Those who do not want to take advantage of our special offers, can handle meals and hotel accommodation independently.

Upon request, accommodation can be arranged in apartments for rent and B&B outside the historical center of Narni (some B&B have a swimming pool), ideal for families with cars. Please specify this request on the application form. For more information, send us an email at narniaartsacademy@gmail.com.

Meals Conventions

Students can take advantage of a special agreement on meal pricing arranged by Narnia Arts Academy with the restaurants

  • La Taverna dell’Aquila Nera
  • Pizzeria La Grotta
  • Ristorante La Loggia dei Priori
  • Taverna I Guardiani di Narni
  • Ristorante Il Fondaco
  • La Bottega del Giullare.

 

Lunch/dinner coupons available at a special price of €8, €11 and €14 each can be purchased exclusively at the Narnia Arts Academy office (cash only).

It is necessary to book the meals option at the time of application checking the related box on the application form.

  • Pre Fix Menu (€8 exclusively La Taverna dell’Aquila Nera) includes:
    First course
    Second course with vegetable
    Bread
    Water
  • Pizza (€8 exclusively at La Grotta, I Guardiani di Narni) includes:
    Pizza
    Water or soft drink
  • Buffet Meal (€8 exclusively at La Bottega del Giullare) includes:
    Buffet
    Water
  • One Course Meal (€11 exclusively at La Loggia, Fondaco, I Guardiani di Narni) includes:
    Choice of first course or second course with vegetable
    Coffee
    Water
  • Two Course Meal (€14 exclusively at La Loggia, Fondaco, I Guardiani di Narni) includes:
    Choice of two first courses
    Choice of two second courses with vegetables
    Choice of fruit, dessert or coffee
    Water

Those who do not want to take advantage of this special meal package, can handle the food on their own.

For participants in the Campus, special discounted prices on “a la carte” menu at I Guardiani di Narni, Ristorante Il Pincio, Gattamelata and Terra e Arte.

Lodging Conventions

NARNIA ARTS ACADEMY has a special and exclusive agreement with the following lodging facilities.

  • Le Stanze del Giglio – Appartamenti
  • Hotel La Loggia dei Priori
  • Ostello Sant’Anna
  • Residence per studenti “Palazzo Barilatti”
  • Torre Palombara – Dimora storica
  • Hotel Terra Umbra

Le stanze del Giglio Apartments, Hotel La Loggia dei Priori, the Student House Palazzo Barilatti and the Sant’Anna Hostel are very close to the campus venues. Torre Palombara – Luxury Country Relais is located 7 Km (4.3 miles) from the main square in Narni, Hotel Terra Umbra is located 9 Km (5.5 miles) from the main square in Narni.

In order to book hotels/hostel it is necessary to check the related boxes on the
application form. No need to call the hotel. Narnia Arts Academy will pass the bookings to the hotels.

The rooms (and any requests for sharing) will be assigned taking into account the dates of your reservation.

Students are recommended to book as soon as possible to ensure getting accommodations near the location of the courses.

Accommodations must be paid before departure at the Narnia Arts Academy Offices, located in the theater.  Credit Cards are not accepted.

 

OSTELLO CENTRO SPERANZA SANT’ANNA

Via Gattamelata 74 – Narni
Tel. e Fax (+39) 0744 715217 – Cell. (+39) 347 6565487 – (+39) 345 7572822
info@ostellocentrosperanza.it – www.ostellocentrosperanza.it

  • Spacious room with four, five or six beds with private bathroom, inside or outside the room: €25 per person

The price is per night and includes breakfast.
Also included, free of charge: use of the large common room, the library, a large garden, parking area, television, a large panoramic terrace, bed linens and daily cleaning service.
Towels are not included in the price and guests must bring their own, or they can rent a set for €3. Internet: €3 for the whole stay.

 

PALAZZO BARILATTI

Piazza Galeotto Marzio – Narni
Cell. (+39) 347 6565487

Right in the medieval center of Narni (just steps away from the area where the courses will be held) is Palazzo Barilatti, a completely renovated period building. All the apartments have private bathrooms, kitchenette, LCD TV, air conditioning and free 24 hour Internet. The large, bright rooms are airy and comfortable, thanks to furnishings which are both functional and cozy. Cleaning service is weekly, with a change of bed linens. Breakfast not included.

  • €33 per person per night in double or triple rooms.
  • €48 per night in single room.

LE STANZE DEL GIGLIO – APPARTAMENTI***

Via del Campanile, 4 – Narni
Tel. (+39) 0744.717134 – Cell. (+39) 345 6488160
osteria@fondaconarni.it – www.fondaconarni.it

Located in the medieval center of Narni, “Le Stanze del Giglio” apartments are the result of an elegant renovation of a historic 16th century building. The entrance, off the characteristic via del Campanile, leads into the fascinating spaces which have been designed in the small, inner courtyards of this late medieval building.
The building is also disabled-accessible and is furnished with every means necessary to facilitate overcoming any architectural barriers. In addition, clients have access to all common areas of the hotel: terrace, reading room with a fireplace, large hall for dinners and evening events and for tasting typical Umbrian products, in the best tradition of Umbrian farm holidays.
The apartments (living room – kitchenette – bedroom – bathroom) are provided with heating, individual air conditioner, television, mini-fridge and free wifi.

  • ROOM 1
    equipped with: 1 double bed in loft + 1 double bed in living room, possibility of adding 1 single bed
    single occupancy: €76
    two occupants: €39 per person
    three occupants: €36 per person
    four occupants: €29 per person
    five occupants: €28 per person
  • ROOM 2
    equipped with: 2 single beds, possibility of adding 1 single bed in living room
    single occupancy: €56
    two occupants: €36 per person
    three occupants: €35 per person
  • ROOM 3
    equipped with: 1 double bed, possibility of adding 1 single bed in living room
    single occupancy: €56
    two occupants: €36 per person
    three occupants: €35 per person
  • ROOM 4
    equipped with: 1 double bed in loft + 1 double bed in living room
    single occupancy: €76
    two occupants: €39 per person
    three occupants: €36 per person
    four occupants: €29 per person
  • ROOM 5
    equipped with: 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms – 1 double bed + 1 single bed in the first room; 2 single beds in the second
    single occupancy: €91
    two occupants: €59 per person
    three occupants: €41 per person
    four occupants: €33 per person
    five occupants: €28 per person
  • ROOM 6
    equipped with: 2 single beds
    single occupancy: €56
    two occupants: €36 per person
  • ROOM 7
    equipped with: 2 single beds
    single occupancy: €56
    two occupants: €36 per person
  • ROOM 9
    equipped with: 1 double bed in bedroom and 1 single bed in the living room, possibility of adding 1 single bed in the bedroom
    single occupancy: €76
    two occupants: €39 per person
    three occupants: €36 per person
    four occupants: €29 per person
  • ROOM 10
    Equipped with: 1 double bed in bedroom + 1 double bed in living room; possibility of adding 1 single bed in living room.
    single occupancy: €76
    two occupants: €39 per person
    three occupants: €36 per person
    four occupants: €29 per person

 

HOTEL LA LOGGIA DEI PRIORI***

Vicolo del Comune, 4 – Narni
Tel. (+39) 0744.726843 – (+39) 0744 726844
info@loggiadeipriori.it – www.loggiadeipriori.it

3 Star Hotel, situated in the main square of Narni’s old town centre, made out of a 15th century building renovated by means of an excellent blending of old and modern decoration. The Hotel has 17 rooms and 2 suites, all equipped with facilities such as color TV, FM radio, bar fridge and with every comfort offered by the 3 star category. Free Internet point.

  • Single room with buffet breakfast: €56
  • Double room with buffet breakfast: €39 a persona
  • Triple room with buffet breakfast: €34 a persona
  • Quadruple room with buffet breakfast: €27 a persona

 

TORRE PALOMBARA Dimora storica XV-XVI sec.

Strada della Cantinetta, 3 05035 Narni (Tr)
Tel +39 0744744617 – Fax +39 0744090173
info@torrepalombara.com
www.torrepalombara.com

Torre Palombara is an exclusive and elegant Resort, overlooking the rolling green Umbrian countryside and the medieval town of Narni. Built around an original “DoveTower” dating back to the 15th Century, the historic residence has been converted into a beautiful and romantic family owned boutique hotel, after a loving and caring restoration, which has brought back to light its original elements and characteristic features.
Here you can enjoy the comfort and warmth of seven uniquely appointed suites, enriched by antique, precious furniture and refined details, surrounded by beautiful landscapes of vineyards and sunflowers fields.
Sitting by our beautiful landscaped swimming pool with its breathtaking view, you will be able to recover peace and serenity in an elegant and relaxing atmosphere of complete privacy and discretion.
Umbria is also a land of exquisite flavors, genuine food and unique dishes, which can be relished in our generous and rich breakfast as well as in exclusive evenings with typical Umbrian cousine that can be organised on request. At Torre Palombara you can find the true meaning of hospitality!

  • 2 Romantic Rooms (single or double occupancy)
  • 4 Superior Rooms (double occupancy, possibility of adding one single bed)
  • 1 Suite (accommodates two to four people on two floors, two bathrooms)

Breakfast included.

For a quotation on special packages exclusively for Narnia Arts Academy, please contact the hotel directly mentioning “Narnia Festival”.
Distance from Narni main square: 7 km (4.3 miles).

 

HOTEL TERRA UMBRA ****

S.P. Maratta Bassa, 61 – Narni
Tel. (+39) 0744 750304 – Fax (+39) 0744 751014
info@terraumbra.it – www.terraumbra.it

Situated on the outskirts of the mediaeval Umbrian town of Narni and set amongst 15 acres of parkland and surrounded by wooded hills, close to the imposing Rocca Albornos Castle, this historical complex enjoys spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
The entrance opens on a facade decorated with Moorish-style ornaments, where the lobby with the reception desk and the bar welcome the guests. A massive wooden staircase leads to the first floor housing the hotel rooms. Each one of the rooms differs from the others in its colors, antique furnishings and fine upholsteries. Air-conditioning, plasma screens TV, mini-bar and safe are available in all rooms. Breakfast is served in the “Preziosa” room that opens to the enchanting Cloister with its ancient dwell and the flower-filled alley leading to the terraces and gardens. The garden with its alleys as well as the whole park are at the complete disposal of those who like walking in the nature in absolute peace and quite.

  • Single room: €76
  • Double room: €46 per person
  • Triple room: €35 per person
  • Quadruple room: €28 per person

Breakfast included.

Distance from Narni main square: 9 km.

Regulation

  • The Italian language and culture courses are open to all students with no age limit.
  • For underage students, parents will need to sign the parent’s authorization exempting the organization from any liability with respect to the child.
  • All courses will be activated with a minimum number of 12 students up to a maximum of 20 students.
  • The management reserves the right to cancel one or more courses. In this case the students will be warned immediately and will be refunded the registration and participation fees.
  • If a course is cancelled due to a teacher’s serious problem, participants will be refunded the registration and participation fee, less bank transfer expenses.
  • Those having enrolled who are unable to attend the course will be entitled to a refund of only the participation fee as long as they give notice at least 30 days before beginning of the course. The management, however, will retain 15% for processing fees.
  • Management does not assume any risk or damage arising from the activities of the participants in the courses.
  • At the end of the Italian language and culture courses, all participants will receive a certificate of attendance and merit.
  • The organization is not responsible for any damage to persons and property which may occur during the period of the Campus.
  • Application to the Italian language and culture courses require the unconditional acceptance of this regulation and the release to Narnia Arts Academy/Narnia Festival for use of photos and filming of lessons and any other event related to the activity of the courses, without any rights resulting from this use by the course participants.

For more information, please contact Cristiana Pegoraro, Artistic Director,
at narniaartsacademy@gmail.com.

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