Even in an area as saturated with tourists as the Piazza della Repubblica, a genuine joint like Caffè Giubbe Rosse can still be found. Once a central meeting place for the Futurist art movement, it's been an integral part of the city's cultural and literary landscape. Everything here feels steeped in history. Even the name refers to the red shirts worn by those who fought alongside Garibaldi during the Risorgimento in the 1860s. So, of course, the coffees are also markedly rooted in 19th-century style. While there are certainly excellent options for third-wave aficionados in Florence (namely Ditta Artigianale, on the Via dei Neri), I'd take Giubbe Rosse's simple one-euro espresso over a pourover any day. Drink it standing up. Lounge with a newspaper if you want. Impeccably dressed, gray-haired regulars add to an atmosphere that feels meant for modernist poets and intellectuals. And, don't forget: you're just a minute away from the Via Lingua center!
Our July Via Lingua TEFL class is visiting ESL classes at the American Language Center to meet Italian students studying English at different levels. Each TEFL student has prepared an interactive presentation on a topic of personal or professional interest and will share expertise and answer questions. Just look at the exciting discussions that will take place!
Dennis - “Ecology and The Importance of Taking Care of the Environment”
Moeka – “Favorite Places to Visit in Japan”
Doreen – “Pottery or Triathlons”
Nil – “My animal rescue organization in Turkey”
Cynthia – “How to Play Golf”
Lexi – “Different Diets and Lifestyles”
Teresa – “My Passion for Writing”
Giulia – “Pistoia, Italy: European Capital of Culture”