Living and Learning in Florence: Independent Stay and Language Study

Take an apartment in this iconic city, learn to speak Italian through daily language classes and get to know Florence like a Florentine on this independent living adventure.
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Program No. 21743RJ
45 days
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At a Glance

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 speak Italian 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.
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Florence is a walking city; the best, and sometimes only, way to get around is on foot. You must be able to walk at least 2.5 miles per day as you will need to walk to school, get grocery, to go anywhere. Uneven terrain, cobblestone streets, and many unavoidable stairs. On field trips, walking up to two miles.
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Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.

General 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; choice of language classes; a weekly expert-led field trip; a weekly café social; one weekend-long excursion to Tuscany, including hotel; and a city handbook. 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. Because of the special nature of this program, we request that you call us to enroll. Please call toll free at (800) 454-5768, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET.
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Francesca Donati
Francesca Donati was born “under the Tuscan sun” in Volterra, a typical Italian village on a hill in the countryside. While attending the University of Oriental Languages and Literature in Venice, she also studied to achieve the qualification of a travel professional for Tuscany. During university, she chose to improve her language skills living in Tokyo for five months, followed by living and working in Norway. Now Francesca is happy to live in Tuscany and work as a leader in the marvelous cities of Tuscany.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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