2 Weeks Italian Language, Food, Wine Holiday in Salerno

  • Accademia Italiana Salerno, Via Roma, 39 Salerno 84121 Italia

Italian Language & Cooking Holiday

Language, food, and wine program by Accademia Italiana Salerno is designed for people who want to learn Italian experiencing the local culture, cooking, food and wines of the Campania Region, south of Italy. Language lessons are held in the morning, with a whole range of cultural activities, cooking lessons, special visits with tasting of food and wines and excursions in the afternoons and at weekends.


  • 2 cooking classes
  • 2 lectures on food and wine
  • 20 language classes per week
  • Wine, cheese, and mozzarella tasting
  • 2 weeks accommodation with host family
  • Half day city tour of Salerno
  • Daily breakfast
  • 10 days with instruction
  • Italian, English
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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. Our Italian families live in the town centre, just a few minutes walking from the school. Accommodation includes: sleeping facilities, required meals, bed linen and blankets, water, gas and electricity consumption.

Accommodation in Salerno is arranged by a special housing office which assigns each student his/her preferred accommodation. It has the task of constantly controlling the assigned accommodation regarding quality and the fulfilment of student requirements.

The teaching method of the school is based on the most modern techniques of teaching Italian as a second language. The student will develop a practical capacity for understanding, learning and communication. Our method uses linguistic practice aided by modern text books, audio-visual and multimedial material and a direct student-teacher relationship.

The small number of participants in each group means that the necessary conditions exist for a truly direct methodology making it possible for the teacher to keep a constant personal relationship with individual students.

Culinary activities in Campania

Take two lessons on traditional cooking of Campania, two lessons on traditional wines of Campania, as well as two cultural seminars on gastronomic traditions and Campania wines. Visit a mozzarella factory (buffalos and workshop), wines canteen, or lemoncello factories on half-day excursion. Half day city tour of Salerno and a full day excursion are included as well.

Accademia Italiana Salerno language, food, and wine program

  • 40 Italian language classes (From Monday to Friday from 9:00 - 12:30)
  • 2 lessons on traditional cooking of Campania
  • 2 lessons of traditional wines of Campania
  • 1 Half-day city tour of Salerno
  • 1 Half-day visit to Mozzarella factory (buffalos and workshop) with final tasting
  • 1 Half-day visit to Wines Canteen or Lemoncello Factories with final tasting
  • 1 full day Excursion 2 cultural seminars on wines and gastronomy

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.

The Accademia Italiana school is situated in one of the most beautiful and most visited streets in Salerno, via Roma, a short distance from the medieval Cathedral Square right in the heart of the historical centre of the town. The school itself is in a charming antique building of noble origin, Palazzo Angrisani, facing the seafront in authentically unique surroundings for those who really wish to immerse themselves in the Italian life and culture. From the windows of the school one can enjoy the wonderful panorama of the sea and in only a few minutes on foot it is possible to reach all the most important artistic attractions of the town.

City activities

Salerno is a safe and lively city. It offers a lot of opportunities for fun, cultural activities and shopping. The wonderful Medieval Old Town is dominated by the castle of the Longobardo Prince Arechi (IX Century) and is noted for its imposing Romanesque Cathedral (XI Century) which is situated in the middle of a characteristic medieval area where the ancient atmosphere mingles with the buzz of modern life, creating an astonishing blend of Italian originality. Salerno nightlife takes place in the beautiful old town where it is possible to find many restaurants, pubs, bar enjoyed by people of every age.

Culinary activities

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.

Cultural activities

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.

  • 1 Half-day city tour of Salerno
  • 1 Half-day visit to Mozzarella factory (buffalos and workshop) with final tasting
  • 1 Half-day visit to Wines Canteen or Lemoncello Factories with final tasting
  • 1 full day Excursion
  • 2 cultural seminars on wines and gastronomy
  • 2 lessons on traditional cooking of Campania
  • 2 lessons of traditional wines of Campania
  • 2 weeks accommodation with host family
  • 20 language classes per week
  • Daily breakfast
  • Wine, cheese, and mozzarella tasting

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is Naples Capodichino which is linked to airports all over the world. It is 50 Km from Salerno.

Rapid connections at all hours of the day permit speedy transfer to Salerno.

Arrival by train

Salerno is connected to the national rail network with the fast Eurostar and Intercity lines.


  • Review by Antonina C.

    "On last February 2016, I went to the NECTFL Conference in New York. While attending all the teacher's workshops for foreign language teachers, I had the opportunity to apply for a scholarship program in Salerno. Luckily from the bucket they choose my name and I won two weeks scholarship at Accademia Italiana that I just finished. The program, the teachers were exceptional, the apartment was new, clean and modern in the amazing historical center of Salerno. Alessia Zollo prepared me for the ITALS exam that I will attend in February for the Italian Teaching Certificate. I also, bring 2 of my students that attended the intensive Italian Course. Awesome experience for both of us. I will recommend to teachers and students to attend Accademia Italiana of Salerno, unbelievable learning experience. I will give 6 stars in education!"

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  • Review by a traveler from United States

    "I have attended the Accademia Italiana school both in the early Fall 2015 and now the early Spring 2016. The school is geared to teach Italian at all levels. Being a beginner at the language, I found the school's approach to teaching Italian both relaxed but effective. The staff encourages students to immerse themselves in the town activities in the afternoon, encouraging the use of the language. The school also offers and organizes activities outside school such as trips to nearby sites as well as cooking, art / craft and other opportunities. The instructors and staff are well qualified and eager to embrace their students. Complements to Rachele and Allesia for all their kindness and for Titziana always coordinating things. Because the school draws students from around the world, the experience is broad and multicultural. It is such a great way to make your vacations "molto italiana e divertimento!"

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  • Review by Annika from Italy

    "On my first day at Accademia Italiana the school had arranged some activities for all new arrivals, including a city tour of Salerno. Before starting the tour we got a brief introduction to the history of Salerno from Alessia, one of the teachers. Afterwards Alessia took us for a walk around mainly the old city center of Salerno where we got to see the narrow streets, the old norman catherdral and San Pietro a Corte just to name a few things. This is something I would recommend to someone who is completely new to Salerno and its surroundings. You will get a first glimpse of what the city has to offer and then you can wonder around on your own and discover both Salerno, the Amalfi Coast and the Cilento Coast.If you are interested in learning Italian I can warmly recommend Salerno and Accademia Italiana. Here you will get a genuine view of how the Italians live their everyday life, get to taste proper Italian food and wine and also have a chance to really use the knowledge which will be given to you at Accademia Italiana."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Coming to Accademia Italiana is so much more than learning Italian, we could understand through our senses the passion for art, the pleasure for food, deep thoughts during sightseeing and the best of all...people that smile from their heart! Thank you!"

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  • Review by Herry from United States

    "I had a wonderful experience here at l'Accademia Italiana in Salerno. I learned a lot through my teacher and also thoroughly enjoyed my time in the beautiful ciy of Salerno! I recommend this program to anyone who loves the culture, food and language of Italy."

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  • Review by Jolanta from Australia

    "I spent 3 weeks in Salerno studying at Accademia Italiana. I chose this school because I love the Amalfi coast, and thought it would be a great base for spending time there. I was not disappointed! I loved everything about my experience in Salerno. The location of the school is ideal, I was very happy with the course, my teacher was fantastic and my Italian improved greatly, the other teachers and administration staff were also excellent.I thoroughly enjoyed the excursions we went on, the optional seminars that the school put on for the students a few times a week, and going out with other students to local restaurants and bars, doing our best to communicate with each other and the locals in Italian. Overall it was a fantastic experience and I highly recommend this school to others."

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  • Review by David Reppucci from United States

    "I loved the location. The beach was amazing. The class was also fun but serious enough that we would learn. At first I hated the bungalow because I thought it was small, but I thought it was nice and cozy by the second day."

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Salerno, Italy

Accademia Italiana, Italian language and culture centre offers food, wine, and language programs.

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