FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CAMERANO
How can I reach Camerano?
- by car: Motorway A14 exit Ancona sud. Follow directions for Camerano.
- by train: Direct links to/from Ancona from Bologna, Milan, Rome, Turin and, in summer time, from European countries.
- by plane: Ancona airport “Raffaello Sanzio” – daily flights to/from Rome, London- Stansted, Munich, Bruxelles, Düsseldorf , Paris, Barcellona.
- by ship: port of Ancona – ferries to/from Greece, Croatia, Turkey, Egypt."
What about travelling by car to Camerano?
There is no criminality. Furthermore, you will be able to move as you want without depending on public transport. It is also possible to hire a car in Ancona, both at the airport and at the railway station (Europecar, Hertz, Maggiore, Avis etc.). You can also rent a car in Camerano.
How can I reach you?
Costs: €25 from Ancona train station to Camerano; €35 from Ancona airport to Camerano, or from Ancona train station to the sea; €40 from Ancona airport to the sea. If you wish the school to arrange a transfer, please send us the arrival information (date and time of arrival and flight or train number) possibly with the enrolment form or at least a week before your arrival.
Where can I get a map of town?
What about the climate?
Summer is quite warm, with hot weeks in July and August.
Spring and first autumn are milder, though it is still possible to bathe in the sea. In winter the temperature rarely goes under zero.
Average summer temperatures range from 18° C to 35° C . Average winter temperatures, from 5° C to 15°C.
What about bicycles?
If you want to take your own bicycle (or to hire one), please take in consideration that moving from a town to another might be hard, unless you are not properly trained. The use of mountainbikes is on the contrary more common, both on roads and on special routes in the country.
The paths of the Conero Park offer very suggestive views and landscapes. It is possible to rent mountain bikes a few kilometers from the school.
What about public transports?
From Ancona there are good bus services towards all the main towns of the region. The railway station, one of the most important of the Adriatic coast, connects Ancona with Bologna (2 h.), Rome (3.30 h.) and Pescara (1.30 h.). The airport “Raffaello Sanzio” offers flights to Rome, Munich, London, Barcellona, Bruxelles, Düsseldorf, Trapani, Bucarest and in summer season, to other destinations. The port has services to Greece, Croatia, Turkey and Israel.
Are there restaurants in Camerano?
In the center it is also possible to eat refined dishes of the local and regional cuisine in the restaurant ""Hostaria la Marca"" or enjoy a stunning view of the sea and mountains (in summer) at the ""Bistrò Cucina & Vini".
You can also have an appetizing snack or a fresh appetizer comfortably seated outdoors at Bar Bosco, perhaps with a nice bottle of local Rosso Conero wine. In the countryside, just outside Camerano, there are 3 ex-farmhouses with a traditional restaurant, specialised in home -made and -grown food (agriturismo): “Il Girasole” (in the direction of Castelfidardo), “Il Corbezzolo” (in the direction of Sirolo), “La Giuggiola” (in the direction of Ancona).
For a fast snack (pizzas, salads, sandwiches, pasta etc.) We suggest you one of the bars near the centre (Bar Bosco) or the pizzerias along via Garibaldi, piazza Roma or via Maratti. Opposite the bus stop “campo sportivo” you can find a friendly “tavola calda-pizzeria”.
Marcelli, Numana and Sirolo and Ancona offer such a wide range of choices you could hardly eat twice in the same place even staying there all summer long.
Is there a post office?
Is there a bank where can I change money or use the ATM
Where can I go shopping?
Near Camerano there are three megastores (Malls), Le Grotte Centre, Cargo Pier, and Centro Commerciale Conero, you can easily reach by car or, on Wednesday mornings, by a free bus from Camerano. They are generally open from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Typical of Italy are the weekly markets, usually offering special genuine products and clothes at cheaper prices. Here are the markets scheduled in our surroundings:
Wednesday: Camerano – Numana - Marcelli
Thursday: Osimo – Porto Recanati
Friday: Ancona - Sirolo
Saturday: Civitanova Marche – Recanati"
Are there churches?
Is there a tourist office?
Where can I get further information about Le Marche from?
Are there sport centres?
On the way to Marcelli there is the luxurious “Conero Golf Club” in via Betelico 6 (tel. 071-7360380).
There are several horse-riding centres, often by the “agriturismi” where you can enjoy homemade specialities: “Il Corbezzolo” c.da Piancarda 124 Massignano (tel. 071-2139039); “Il Ritorno”, via Piani d’Aspio 12 Sirolo (te. 071-9331544); “Hornos”, via del Musone 1 Numana (tel. 071-7390076).
Fitness centres offer courses of aerobics, step, spinning, body building, along with saunas and massages. The nearest public swimming pool is in Ancona, via Ruggeri (tel. 071-2861673).
There are endless possibilities for sea sports: sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, swimming, diving.
Are there spas?
Is there a hospital?
In Ancona there are several hospitals, among which that of Torrette, one of the greatest in Central Italy. Centro Culturale Conero can organise an english-speaking doctor whenever you are in need of a consultation or medical care.
Is there a chemists?
FAQ ABOUT THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL
Where is the school located?
What happens the first day at school?
How many levels are the courses divided into?
- beginner level
- elementary level
- pre-intermediate level
- intermediate level
- advanced level
- proficency level
How will I be assigned an appropriate level?
and that you should fill out and return before your arrival. On the first meeting on Monday morning at school, if necessary, there will be an oral interview with one of the teachers to assess more precisely the level of each individual student.
When do the lessons take place?
Do lessons take place on national holidays?
If possible, lessons are made up on Saturdays. The school is closed from 23 December to 6 January.
What books will I use in the lessons?
They are used together with complementary materials such as newspaper and magazine articles, audiovisual materials, and other activities.
Is the teaching material included in the course price?
What teaching method do you use?
All courses include not only language lessons but also glances into various aspects of the Italian way of life (every day situations, songs, recipes, traditions, etc.).
At the beginning of the course all students will be provided with a textbook which will serve as a guide. Its content will then be expanded and deepened with handouts provided, as needed, by the teachers. Our school uses the most modern technologies at the service of language teaching. Video materials and online resources are part of our teachers' equipment and are used to make the language learning process as complete and effective as possible.
What are your teachers' qualification?
How many students are there in a group?
Will I receive a certificate?
What is the average age of students attending the school?
FAQ ABOUT ACCOMODATION IN LE MARCHE
Where will I stay? How can I reach the school?
What kinds of accomodation do you offer?
Which board types can I choose?
What should I expect about meals?
At lunch (13.00) you will be offered a first course (pasta or soup), a second course (meat or fish) with vegetables, and fruit or cake.
Dinner (20.30) is our main meal: first and second courses along with vegetables and fruit or cake are the usual dishes, though you can sometimes be offered pizza or some other specialities. Water and wine are always on the table.
At the end of the meal we usually drink black coffee. If you have got special needs, likes or dislikes, please let us know with a reasonable advance."
What about accomodation in families?
The use of a part of the refrigerator, hand-washing of clothes, as well as the use of the ironing board, is usually permitted with no extra charge. The use of the washing-machine and of the kitchen is generally not allowed, but arrangements can be made with the landlady.
If you choose a Bed & Breakfast or a half board accommodation, please keep in mind that the use of the kitchen to cook your own food is normally not included. The best payment is cash. A receipt can be asked the family, not the school.
What about accommodation in an apartment?
Electricity, gas, water, local costs are included in the price, unless otherwise specified. In winter heating costs will be separately calculated. The apartments are cleaned before your arrival and have to be left clean. During your stay, your flatmates and you are responsible for the cleaning of your room and of the rooms used in common (kitchen and bathroom). Normally there is no telephone in the apartment but some apartments have a wi-fi internet connection. Usually the apartments are occupied from Saturday to Saturday. You should bring some food for the Sunday of arrival and Monday morning, as food stores are closed on Sundays. Italy uses a 220 Volts/AC system. Plugs may differ from those in your home country and it is possible that you need an adapter. Usually there are washing machines in the apartments.
A deposit (100,00 Euros) or an account (30%) might be requested.
Apartments have to be paid in cash. A receipt can be asked the owner, not the school.
Am I supposed to communicate my arrival date and time?
Are there laundries?
What documents do I need to come to Italy?
Citizens from other countries should check with the nearest Italian Embassy or Consulate.
If I need a visa, how can I get it?
If the student does not obtain the visa, the school has to be informed in writing enclosing a document that testifies the refusal of the authorities or all the original documents received by the school.
In this case the school will refund the entire sum paid for the course, deducting postal or bank charges, and the enrolment fee of 60 euro. After the issue of the certificate, it is no longer possible to obtain a cancellation or change of dates without returning the original enrolment certificate.
Once the visa has been obtained ,in the case the student doesn't attend the course, NO REFUND will be given. All expenses for sending the certificate by courier or express post have to be born by the student.
What is the Italian currency?
What about payments?
How can I pay you?
What about electricity?
Be sure to get information about the possible need for an adapter before your departure.
Am I ensured during my staying at you?
All students are insured against accidents during school lessons and activities promoted by the school (civil liability)"