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Cookery and language courses are popular throughout Italy and are available in the region. In Sorrento, the Sorrento Cooking School (081 878 32 55; www.sorrentocookingschool.com; Viale Dei Pini 52, Sant’Agnello) offers various food-related courses, including day-long sessions from €140; and the Centro Linguistico Internazionale Sorrento Lingue (081 807 55 99; www.sorrentolingue.com; Via San Francesco 8) runs Italian language courses costing from €206 to €760.

In Naples, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC; 081 546 16 62; www.istitalianodicultura.org in Italian; Via Bernardo Cavallino 89) can provide information on a whole range of study opportunities.

Divers are well catered for with a number of outfits running courses for beginners and advanced students. These include the following:

Captain Cook (335 636 26 30; www.captaincook.it; Ischia Porto, Ischia)

Nettuno Diving (081 808 10 51; www.sorrentodiving.com; Via A Vespucci 39, Marina del Cantone)

Procida Diving Centre (081 896 83 85; www.vacanzea procida.it/framediving01-uk.htm; Procida)

Sercomar(081 837 87 81; www.caprisub.com; Marina Grande, Capri)

Sorrento Diving Center (081 877 48 12; www.sorrentodivingcenter.it; Sorrento).

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