Sometimes, at night, walking around Cortona, you could meet a group of teenagers in green t-shirts, flashing torches, writing on notebooks and reading rhymes…
They certainly are students from European international schools enjoying original activities in the town.
The night activity is called “Alley-Cats” and the children have tremendous fun!
They usually come to Cortona for a week with their teachers and follow very interesting schedules organized for them by CREA: Cortona Recreational Educational Association.
CREA has been successfully running fieldtrips for students from European International schools for over ten years. The activities are specially designed to suit all classes. Programs have a special focus on subjects as varied as medieval studies (heraldry, wax seals, drama, art history, map reading and studying the Etruscans and Romans). Itineraries always include a choice of visits to Arezzo, Assisi, Florence, Orvieto and Siena;
Also… Cortona guided tours, ferryboat rides in lake Trasimeno with island treasure hunts, medieval banquets, museum games, jousts, mosaic activity, pizza evenings, disco nights at a privately hired discotheque, drama games with a professional animator, demonstrations of specialized activities with students’ participation in: medieval flag-throwing and crossbow shooting. The staff is composed by professional teachers from different countries, specialized on several subjects.
CREA reserves the possibility to organize different itineraries on the basis of cultural and touristy demand. So if you are a teacher interested in giving your students a great experience in Italy, or an involved parent willing to suggest new original activities to your children’ school, click HERE for more information!