Enrich Your Italian Vacation with Milano Summer School

Would you like to learn more about Italian history, culture, opera, or fashion while on vacation here in the Bel Paese?

Read on for more information from Alexandra of the Milano Summer School.


Milan is the beating economic heart of Italy, and home to a number of the country’s most prestigious study institutions – Bocconi University for economics, Domus Academy for design and architecture and Istituto Moda Burgo for one of the city’s most famous exports, fashion. And this summer, from June 14th to August 7th, these institutions are opening their doors to students and culture fans alike from all over the world.

The event, co-ordinated by the newly founded Milano Summer School, is a world first. Whether you fancy lessons in opera at La Scala Theatre, or workshops on International Relations, there is a summer course to meet every need and most of the big institutions are getting involved.

Duomo a Milano by Filippo Salamone on FlickrThe courses generally last one or two weeks, and you can choose from a range of themes including Fashion, Design, Theatre, Music, Art, Italian Culture and Language, Artistry, Tourism, International Relations, Medicine and Surgery, and Italian for Foreigners.

The course organisation will also help visitors to find accommodation in the city and will implement a programme of social events so that participants on the various courses can interact and feel part of a larger summer school community.

There are a number of useful links you can have a look at to find out more:

  • Milano Summer School
  • VisitMilano.it and Turismo.milano.it for tourist information about Milan
  • The current issue of Néo News online magazine, which is dedicated to the Milano Summer School

If you’re looking for a novel way to visit Italy this summer and learn more about the rich culture of the Bel Paese, this might just be it!


Thanks so much Alexandra!

If you have questions, please get in touch with Milano Summer School,

and in any event, have a great summer!

4 Beans of Wisdom to “Enrich Your Italian Vacation with Milano Summer School”
  1. awedree

    Grazie mille Michelle for the reference. I’ve actually been waiting for something like this. I would love to take fashion, Italian language and maybe even IR. Unfortunately, I can’t leave this summer but am planning a trip to Italy for the fall. I wonder if there’s something for the fall…? I will look into it decisamente! 🙂

    Oh if you find info, please let us know!

  2. Gil

    Interesting post, but if I were to do it I”d rather be way South of Milan.

    Haha, I can appreciate that, Gil 🙂

  3. 07.06.2010

    can you share the beautiful places in Milan?
    please………i wanted to hear stories in this place.

    Hi, you can contact the place in this post for more info; I’m sorry I don’t know Milan very well at all!

  4. 12.10.2010

    … and if you happen to be in Florence, and are interested in study Italian, drop at Scuola Toscana in Via dei Benci 23 (Piazza Santa Croce) !

    Thanks for coming by!

Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

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