Greetings from Bologna, Italy, where we’re having a welcome spell of mild weather.
If you look carefully, you can see the statue of Neptune gazing curiously at the sizeable Christmas tree which has just gone up in front of him but which, as yet, has no lights or decorations.
From the balcony of Madrelingua Italian school, we can watch people struggling through the ‘Fiera di Natale’ Christmas market, which since last weekend has been completely blocking the street (at the Via Indipendenza end, where the cathedral is.)
If you need last minute Christmas prezzies, or aren’t yet pre-diabetic, it’s just the place for loading up with festive Nepalese socks and torrone (nougat). Ho, ho, ho!
And on a rather less festive note, Monday this week saw the inauguration of the ‘Sogni vestiti‘ installation in the famous Biblioteca Salaborsa, created to mark 2019’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Why mention that, other than the obvious reason that it’s a good thing to be discussing?
Because, Stefi, the main woman at Madrelingua, was involved in creating the artwork, and she and the gang need publicity for it.
But anyway, a month from now it’ll all be over for another year.
Yes, Christmas, of course. And the installation, which is only up for a week, apparently (if you’re in Bo, do go and take a look!)
But there’s another notable event coming up, which will also have concluded by Dec. 26th 2019.
You guessed – it’s our annual ‘Save 20% on Next Year’s Italian Course’ offer, which begins on Monday 16th December 2019 and ends at midnight on Christmas Day.
What about it?
Well, if you’re reading this article in an email, then you will be hearing more (much more!) about the ‘Save 20%’ offer in December.
Should that not interest you, then it seems only fair to point out that if you look in the header or footer of this email, you’ll find a link that will easily and quickly remove your email address from the mailing list.
Actually we have two mailing lists (don’t ask…). So there’s the possibility that you’ll get this message twice, in which case I’m very sorry.
Please unsubscribe from one or both lists and you won’t be bothered further.
Otherwise though, watch this space for details of how to save a FIFTH on the cost of group Italian courses of any length beginning in 2020.
Daniel and Stefi, Madrelingua Italian school, Bologna