Clarion Collection Arthotel & Park Lecce
Via Giorgio de Chirico 1
Phone: (39) 0832 214214
Fax: (39) 0832 347735
Professor Francesco de Giorgi, educated at ISEF, is a professor of physical education. He teaches exercise classes for children between five and 12 years of age. His students are supervised in a professional manner but the atmosphere he manages to create is fun and festive. During classes various pieces of equipment are used like the horizontal beams, rods, balls and bars. The professor tailors exercises to each child and is careful to take into account any problems individual children might have. The gymnasium is spacious, with a parquet floor and mirrors on the walls and is in a central part of the city. Children six and over a welcome to enroll.
A recognized master of kung-fu gives lessons to children from six onwards. The aim is to give a serious and enjoyable preparation to those who wish to enter contests at a later time. The children receive high quality training from a qualified teacher in a large and hygienic gym. The children are taught to respect the rules of the discipline and to understand that you never use violence. Registration: L.60,000 Monthly rate: L.70,000.
Every year, the Italian Union of Sports for All organizes regional summer camps for children and young people from 5-14 years. There is a large emphasis on sport and team activities, as well as on respect for the environment: in short, "Sports, Games, Adventures." There are training activity sessions for swimming, tennis, volleyball, five-a-side football, martial arts, hiking and orienteering, and many more. There is also an environmental program where young people learn about nature and participate in activities which allow the children to get to know each other while enjoying sports at the same time.
The choir was created in 1997 by two music teachers, one who specializes in singing and the other in piano music and choral direction. This is a polyphonic choir and one of the first experiments of its kind in Lecce. It has been welcomed, especially by working mothers. The singing school encourages socialisation and the friendliness of the teachers creates an atmosphere of fun and collaboration for children up to 14. Performances are arranged at Christmas, Easter and Carnival, and on other occasions are sometimes combined with dance and recitation. In May the children give an end of year concert. A preliminary audition is required to know the child's needs and abilities. Membership is available to children between three and 14.
This large pool has qualified swimming instructors for all levels. Maximum hygiene levels are guaranteed by the the necessity for a dermatological examination before one can join, daily cleaning of the pool, obligatory showers before and after the lesson, and obligatory use of goggles, flip-flops and a swimming hat.
A relaxing and uncontaminated corner of beach is hidden on Sant'Isidoro Coast. This curve of white sand is considered one of the most beautiful places to spend a day on the beach, to relax and have a break from stressful city life! Behind the beach is situated one of the defensive medieval towers, Torre Squillace. The beach is well-equipped with bar and showers.