What’s it like teaching English in Italy?

My answer to What’s it like teaching English in Italy?

Answer by Enna Morgan:

photo: enna morgan, Roma, 2001; St Peter’s Bascilica in background

Thanks for the A2A, Alket & Sean

Sorry to say, but I did not teach English in Italy. I studied in Italy, many years ago – Italian language and culture, and Architecture and Urban City Planning.

As a student, I would say that as mentioned in a previous post, Italy is certainly a place where one can enjoy an insouciant lifestyle.

Additionally, I wrote some articles about Italy, which you can view on my blog

Keep in mind that although I have visited Italy many times within the last 10 years, I resided there in 2001, so some information may have changed.

For example, Civita di Bagnoregio, the place where I spent most of my time, has since been placed on the list of the 100 most endangered places (since 2006.

photo: enna morgan, 2001 – Civita di Bagnoregio

photo & perspective drawing: enna morgan, 2001, Civita di Bagnoregio

2. the wines of Central Italy have gained global recognition (and even acquired accolades).

photo: enna morgan 2001; A hilltown in Tuscany, with the miles of vineyard in the background

3. The Mose flood barrier project has begun its grand effort to rescue, Venezia, the sinking city, from extinction.

photos: enna morgan, 2001; Venezia – the gondolas, the Rialto, and Piazza San Marco

4. And my favourite spot, Il Lago Bolsena is now a thriving, bustling tourist destination.

photo: enna morgan, 2001; Inside the bascilica, Santa Margherita – Bolsena, Montepulciano

photos: enna morgan, 2001; The serenity of Il Lago Bolsena, Montepulciano

These photos were all taken at a time that predates the flood of digital enhancing, so they are in their original form, unadulterated.

I know that this does not answer your question about teaching English, but I hope that it has given you some insight about the kind of life you may enjoy in this diverse, romantic Shangri-La, the genesis of many things still in use today, worldwide; including but certainly not limited to Catholicism, Opera, Music writing, and of course, Western civilisation and the Renaissance.

What’s it like teaching English in Italy?