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Are you over 50 but want to learn Italian language and experience the local culture? Worry not, because Accademia Italiana has got it all for you. See, learn and experience yourself cooking, ceramics, food and wine of south Italy together with other students of a similar age and interests. Your stay with us will not be boring at all. You'll learn Italian in the morning and go on leisure activities in the afternoon. You'll surely enjoy it.
Staying with a family is an excellent solution for people who want to know and understand the real Italian culture, so practising the language out of the classroom as well. Our Italian families live in the town centre, just a few minutes walking from the school. The students can choose a single or double room with just breakfast or half board (breakfast and an evening meal).
Language lessons are held in the morning with a whole range of cultural activities and excursions in the afternoon. Language classes are held on Mondays to Fridays from 09:00 - 12:30. A typical program includes city tours, excursions, extra classes of cooking or pottery, special cultural lessons and seminars, visits to mozzarella, olive oil, wine or lemoncello factories followed by tasting.
Salerno, in Campania, is situated in the gulf of Salerno which also has as a neighbor the wonderful Amalfi coast, the most famous touristic place in the south of Italy. Thanks to its fortunate geographical position, its healthy mild climate and clear blue sea, Salerno is the ideal place to spend a pleasant holiday.
Salerno has a strategic geographical position that makes it the base of many beautiful itineraries: Capri, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum, Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, Sorrento , Ischia, Caserta, Vesuvio and Naples are some of the main destinations you can easily reach from Salerno by car , bus, train or by ferry-boat. Salerno-Pompeii takes just 20 minutes by train. Salerno-Positano takes 30 minutes by bus or ferry boat. Ferry boats to Capri, Amalfi and Sorrento regularly run from April to September.
Our school offers an interesting leisure program. One of the aims of the school is to give a point of reference for students, providing them with a nice place where to meet in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Our staff and teachers organize social activities every day: seminars and workshop about the Italian culture, city tour, films, etc. All these cultural and recreational activities are included in the cost of the language course. Students only pay for the entrance to museums, cinemas or theatres, for public transport, guides and for evening meals in restaurants.
On the first day of the course, students receive full information about the city, the activities and the facilities of the school. Furthermore, school regularly organizes excursions to Capri, Pompeii, Paestum, Amalfi, Ravello, Vietri, Sorrento, Positano, Naples and Caserta. All the excursion are with a teacher or with expert guides. These activities have an extra cost.
The Accademia Italiana organizes special guided visits to local lemoncello, mozzarella di bufala, olive oil factories. Visits are followed by final tasting of typical products. These visits take place in the afternoon all year round and they take at least 2 hours each.
Once a week the school organizes special dinners in nice restaurants where, for a special price, students with their teachers and Italian friends can taste typical dishes while practicing Italian.
Salerno is well connected to the national network of motorways.
The nearest airport is Naples International Airport which is linked to airports all over the world with direct connections. Rapid connections at all hours of the day permit speedy transfer to Salerno.
Rome international airports (Fiumicino and Ciampino) are situated at 283 kilometers and it takes 2.30 hours to get to Salerno by direct train connections.
Salerno is connected to the National Rail Network with the fast Eurostar and Intercity lines.