Orvieto Slow City

Orvieto, home of the School of Italian Language and Culture LINGUA SI, with the magic of its views and the magnificent Cathedral, is increasingly the preferred destination of students from around the world to learn Italian. Anyone passing by these parts cannot but be struck by the powerful presence of the cliff on which it stands, but perhaps not everyone knows
that Orvieto is also a “slow city”. The Cittaslow movement, founded in 1999 by the intuitive inspiration of the mayors of Greve in Chianti, Bra, Orvieto and Positano, and supported by the President of Slow Food, has the goal “to expand the philosophy of Slow Food to local communities and town Governments, applying the concepts dell’ecogastronomia the practice of everyday life. ” The municipalities that adhere strictly to the association must be “animated by curious
individuals who find the time, where man is still the center of the slow, beneficial succession of the seasons; respecting citizens’ health, with healthy products and good food,  rich with fascinating craft traditions, precious works of art, plazas, theaters, shops, cafes, restaurants, spiritual places and unspoiled landscapes, characterized by the spontaneity of religious rites, with respect of traditions, the joys of a slow and quiet life. “All this explains the fascination that Orvieto has on our students, who upon returning to their home country are able to carry not only the beauty of streets and buildings, but especially the slowness of the sweet life of Orvieto.

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