Vamos, located in a historic and restored building with a courtyard in Palermo, offers leveled classes that run for one week, four hours a day. Tailored to meet the needs of visitors to the city, who may stay for different lengths of time, the classes begin each Monday. Newcomers are assessed and offered a spot in one of four small (max 6 students) classes, and can then take one week or several weeks, as meets their needs.
In addition to language classes, Vamos offers free workshops for students, on things like "spotting counterfeit bills" and "navigating the bus system". There are also movie afternoons and social outings. The idea is to foster a sense of community amongst newcomers to the city who are interested in learning about the culture of their new or temporary home.