Three words that many children dread to hear but as we all know is a fact of life!

In Italy it is no different and whilst schools in England tend to start within the first week of September, for Italian children it is usually the second week that makes their summer break even longer - a full 3 months. 'Thank goodness it is not the same in the UK', I hear you say and with some relief. It seems like Italian schools mirrors Italian work life as it is renowned for having one of the largest numbers of Bank Holidays within Europe. However, to provide some resemblance of equilibrium with their UK counterparts, Italian schools do not have half terms and if visiting Italy (with your children) during the UK half term breaks, you will often see Italian children making their way to school for an early start, which would surely bring a smile to any UK child!

Whilst some might see the Italian school education system as a bit archaic especially considering the dour school facades and old fashioned classrooms, but at Lake Como things are changing and new schools are being built.

Menaggio and Ossuccio are prime examples with these new larger schools built to accommodate children from wider catchment areas than in previous years. These bright new education establishments complement the September sun and are in direct contrast to their older counterparts which are more representative of the winter months and would make excellent locations for Halloween parties. So, well done Menaggio and Ossuccio for investing in your children's education that will surely benefit towns at Lake Como and further afield - the future is bright the future is as orange as the setting September sun

Author: Gemma Immobiliare - The number one specialist site for finding Lake Como properties for sale.


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