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Living and Learning in Florence: Independent Stay and Language Study

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Program #21743RJ
45 Days | 44 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Inspired by Florence’s timeless beauty and youthful energy, become a Renaissance man or woman on this immersive six-week adventure. Take an apartment in this fashionable city, learn to "parlare in Italiano" through daily language classes and get to know Florence like a Florentine. While you experience living in a new country independently, you’ll be supported by a Road Scholar Group Leader who’s always on call to help.


Highlights

• Live like a Florentine as you move into your own well-located city apartment and discover nearby cafés, shops and more.
• Whether you’re a beginner or speak “un po’,” improve your Italian during classes at a renowned language school.
• Join your Group Leader and fellow participants for weekly field trips and a weekend excursion to Tuscan hill towns.

Program Notes

Our “Living and Learning” programs give you the experience of living in a foreign country independently. Included: an apartment; a local, full-time Group Leader to support you; a few meals; four language classes per week; a weekly expert-led field trip; a weekly café social; one weekend-long excursion to Tuscany, including hotel; a city handbook and public transit pass.
Due to the special nature of this program, we regret that we are unable to match solo participants with roommates. Airport transfers are not included.

Activity Notes

Get around the city on foot and via public transit; you’re likely to walk at least a mile or two per day. On field trips, walking up to two miles with some uneven terrain and stairs.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Florence, check in to hotel, 2 nights; move in to apartment, 19 nights; Tuscany excursion, 2 nights; return to apartment, 20 nights; departure.

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43 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 4 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
34 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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