Living and Learning in Verona: Independent Stay & Language Study

Experience Verona, Italy, like a local as you take a private apartment, attend daily language classes and get to know the city on your own during this independent living adventure.
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Program No. 22722RJ
45 days
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At a Glance

Learn to speak Italian in Verona, the charming Italian town that was the set for three of Shakespeare’s plays. Today, this UNESCO World Heritage Site waits to be explored by curious adventurers who seek to experience just a bit of its magic. On a six-week adventure in the heart of Verona, live like a local in your own apartment while joining in daily language classes and weekly field trips to explore the region further. 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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Let's Go!
Verona is a walking city; public busses are available, but the best, and sometimes only, way to get around is on foot. You must be able to walk at least two 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.
Small Group
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 native Italian as you move into your own apartment and explore local cafes, museums and more.
  • Improve your Italian during daily language classes and opportunities to practice your new skills as you maneuver through daily life in the city.
  • Join your Group Leader and fellow participants for weekly field trips and a weekend excursion to the charming city of Ravenna.

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; five language classes per week; a weekly expert-led field trip; a weekly café social; one weekend-long excursion to Ravenna, including hotel; a city handbook and public transit pass. 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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Louisa Barbieri
Luisa Barbieri has been working as a local expert for over 25 years, traveling around the world with Italian groups. In 2003 she became certified as a local naturalist and in 2013, Luisa completed her degree at the University of Verona in cultural and geographical heritage. In addition to her travels, she works as an educational expert at the Natural History Museum of Verona, especially in art and archaeological exhibitions. In her free time, Luisa enjoys diving and often teaches marine biology.

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

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