2 Weeks Italian Language, Cooking Holiday for 50 Plus

Italian Language and Culinary Vacations in Salerno

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.

Highlights

  • Excursions
  • Pottery class
  • Cooking classes
  • Language classes
  • Wine, cheese, olive oil tasting
  • 2 weeks accommodation
  • Breakfasts with host

Styles


10 days with instruction in Italian
Spoken languages: English, Italian

Airport transfer available:
Naples International Airport (US$111 per person)

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Accommodation

The school offers different solutions for the accommodation in Salerno: in Italian host-families, in standard or executive shared apartment. Accommodation is in the city center within walking distance from the school (maximum 20-25 minutes walking).

A special "housing office" in the school assigns each student his/her preferred accommodation. The office has the task to check and inspect the assigned accommodation in order to guarantee the quality and the fulfillment of student requirements.

Lodgings are available to students from the Sunday prior to the course start date (from 12:00) until the Saturday (10:00) after the course. Extra days must be requested at the moment of enrollment.

Accommodation includes sleeping facilities, required meals, bed linen and blankets, water, gas and electricity consumption.

Shared apartment

This is ideal for those who prefer to be independent. All the apartments are situated at the town center just a few minutes walk from the school. Students stay in a single room, sharing the kitchen with other students. Independent apartments are possible on request.

Standard shared apartment

This includes single rooms with bathroom and kitchen to share, free WiFi, and standard household appliances.

Executive shared apartment

This includes single rooms with private bathroom at exclusive use, free WiFi, air conditioning, cleaning service and linen change once a week and modern household appliances.

Host family

Staying with a family is an excellent solution for people who want to know and understand the real Italian culture, so practicing the language out of the classroom as well. The Italian families live at the town center, just a few minutes walking from the school. The students will have single room with breakfast.

Program

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, a visit to mozzarella, olive oil, wine or limoncello factory followed by tasting.

Included excursions

You will have 1 Salerno city tour, 1 full-day excursion, 1 half-day excursion and a visit to either mozzarella, olive oil, wine or limoncello factory with tasting.

Location

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.

Things to do (optional)

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.

Visits with tasting

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.

Evening meals with teachers and friends

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.

Sample program of leisure activities

  • Monday. 03.00 pm. Introduction and Salerno city tour.
  • Tuesday. Quiz: Quanto conosciamo il Bel Paese?
  • Wednesday. 04.00 pm. Seminar: Italian gestures.
  • Thursday. 03.00 pm. Practical lesson of Italian cooking.
  • Friday. 03.00 pm. Film afternoon at school.
  • Saturday. 09.00 am. Guided visit to Amalfi and Ravello.
  • Sunday. 09.00 am. Guided visit to Pompeii.
  • Monday. 04.00 pm. Film afternoon at school.
  • Tuesday. 03.00 pm. Seminar: Italian cooking.
  • Wednesday. 03.00 pm. Practical lesson Of ceramics.
  • Thursday.03.00 pm. Seminar with final tasting: The Wine of the Campania.
  • Friday. 04.00 pm. Conversation Parliamo Italiano sui social.
  • Saturday. 09.00 am. Vistto Vietri and Raito.

What's included

  • 1 full-day excursion
  • 1 half-day excursion
  • 1 practical class in cooking
  • 1 practical class in pottery
  • 1 Salerno city tour
  • 1 special visit to mozzarella, olive oil, wine or lemoncello factory followed by tasting
  • 2 school activities
  • 2 seminars on Italian culture
  • 2 weeks accommodation
  • 40 lessons

How to get there

Arrival by car

Salerno is well connected to the national network of motorways.

Arrival by airplane

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.

Arrival by train

Salerno is connected to the National Rail Network with the fast Eurostar and Intercity lines.

Airport: Naples International Airport Airport transfer available: Naples International Airport (US$111 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Availability

This vacation is available once a month from March to June and September to December with arrival on Monday.

Friday October 19, 2018
(13 days / 12 nights)

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