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Italy

Living and Learning on the Amalfi Coast: Independent Stay and Study

Program No. 24821RJ
Have you dreamed of living like a local along Italy’s Amalfi Coast? Stay in your own apartment, take daily Italian language classes and discover the region on this six-week adventure.

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45 days
44 nights
13 meals
2B 7L 4D
3
Historic Sorrento
Sorrento (NA)
5
Lectures
Maiori (Salerno)
7
Italian Language Lesson
Maiori (Salerno)
8
Italian Language Lesson
Maiori (Salerno)
9
Amalfi
Maiori (Salerno)
12
Free Day
Maiori (Salerno)
18
Free Day
Maiori (Salerno)
19
Free Day (Holiday)
Maiori (Salerno)
20
Lecture, Ravello
Maiori (Salerno)
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At a Glance

Overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy’s historic Amalfi Coast has served as a getaway for ancient Romans, as inspiration for creatives like John Steinbeck and as a one-of-a-kind residence by locals today. Over the course of six weeks, live like a local in this iconic region that is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience apartment living in the beach-side town of Maiori — famous for its limoncello — while taking daily language classes to improve your Italian. Immerse yourself in Italian culture and history during field trips to archeological sites like Pompeii and Paestum and a boat excursion to Capri. 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.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Get around mainly on foot; you’re likely to walk at least two miles per day over uneven terrain with slopes. On field trips, walking up to three miles daily with cobblestones, very steep slopes and stairs without handrails.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Live like a local in independent apartment accommodations in Maiori and become familiar with local markets, restaurants and more.
  • Join your Group Leader for field trips to Ravello and Caserta, home to the Villa Rufolo and the Royal Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Enjoy a boat excursion to the island of Capri and marvel at its history, romanticism and charm.
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Alessandra Sarappa
Alessandra Sarappa was born and raised in Rome. She studied English at Rice University in Texas before spending seven years in the UK. She was part of the cabin crew at British Airways for 25 years, and worked with English customers in Sorrento as a customer resort helper for Jet2Holidays for one summer. She then became a group leader for companies including AG Boutique in Rome, Laser Jet in Riccione, and the Aloschi Bros cruise agency. Her interests range from art to nature and gastronomy.

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

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Alessandra Sarappa was born and raised in Rome. She studied English at Rice University in Texas before spending seven years in the UK. She was part of the cabin crew at British Airways for 25 years, and worked with English customers in Sorrento as a customer resort helper for Jet2Holidays for one summer. She then became a group leader for companies including AG Boutique in Rome, Laser Jet in Riccione, and the Aloschi Bros cruise agency. Her interests range from art to nature and gastronomy.
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