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I am happy to bring you a Homestay Italian Language vacation in Italy. This Homestay is located in Campania, near Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. You will be the guests of Antonella and Francesco and you will stay in an apartment in Torre Annunziata. Join this dynamic couple and learn Italian while immersing in Italian culture, in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius!
Both Antonella and Francesco have experience in teaching Italian, in Italy and abroad in New York and are avid travelers and love to meet people from diverse cultures. They both firmly believe that the best way to improve and learn a language is to immerse completely amongst people who speak it. In this way you will succeed in understanding all the nuances. Exactly for these reasons they feel that it is essential to go beyond grammar lessons and experience the excursions to Pompeii, Sorrento, Positano and Naples have fund dinners with friends, shop at the market, have cooking lessons and enjoy the small precious moments of daily life.
Here is Antonella to tell you more about their Homestay! Ecco Antonella!
Our region is one of the most visited and well loved locations of Italy, since it is home to countless beauties like the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the breath taking Amalfi Coast, the elegant Sorrento, and the lively and colorful Naples. But also the delicious cuisine of the area attracts many visitors: from pizza, spaghetti with tomato sauce and so many other delicacies from the land and sea, there is so much that makes one’s mouth water!
Campania has a mild climate that makes even winter stays extremely pleasant. It is in fact a place to discover all the seasons of the year: in the winter you can admire the nativity scenes in Naples or the Festival of the luminaries in Sorrento, in the spring and fall you will be enchanted by the natural beauty of the area and the old world charm of the small villages and in the summer you can enjoy the crystal clear sea.
Our city, Torre Annunziata, is located at the foot of the majestic Mount Vesuvius. It features volcanic sand beaches, from which you can admire in the distance the island of Capri, and which are bathed in the waters of the Gulf of Napoli. Torre Annunziata is the birthplace of movie producer and Oscar winner Dino de Laurentiis, is a small town on the Vesuvian coast that is halfway between Naples and Sorrento, thus combining Neapolitan charm and the calm of the Sorrento Peninsula.
Torre Annunziata e world famous for the production of homemade pastas and bread and which is home to some of the best pizzerias in all of Campania. Moreover, it is just a five-minute drive to the ruins of Pompeii.
Our Homestay Program is held in the home of Francesco, where he lives with his mother, Mara a painter and excellent cook. The house is located in the historical center of the town and overlooks the beautiful Villa Oplonti, a Roman villa buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, now a part of UNESCO heritage.
In this setting, under the guidance of Francesco (who holds a degree in Italian Philology, The study of language in written historical sources; it is a combination of literary criticism, history, and linguistics) you will study in the mornings and have “traditional” personalized Italian lessons. Then, in the afternoon, together with the guidance of Antonella, you will set out to discover more about your magnificent surroundings, in one of the places we consider to be the most beautiful in the world.
Our Homestay apartment is located in an apartment complex with other Italian families. The guest room is equipped with a single or double bed, wardrobe, desk, TV and DVD player, DVDs are available to assist with language learning, Wi-Fi and a balcony that over looks the Vesuvius Oplonti ruins. Homestays range from a minimum of a week to a maximum of two. Breakfasts will be rich in fresh home grown produce, served each morning, while lunches and dinners will be eaten at home, or in local restaurants according to the day’s agenda.
The price of Francesco and Antonella’s Homestay includes: Full Bed & Board, Room cleaning every 3 days, use of washing machines, several Skype calls prior to homestay to determine level of Italian and to get to know one another and determine the excursions for the week. Please make inquiries through the Matta Blog, to find out pricing and availability.
A One Week Homestay includes: 5 Day trips which the guest can choose, 2 dinners in local restaurants
A Two Week Homestay includes: 8 Day trip which the guest can choose, 3 dinners in local restaurants
Guest can choose from these Day Trips:
Salerno (during Christmas time visit “Luci d’Artista”
Castellammare di Stabia (the city of water with visit to ruins)
Ercolano (visit the ruins entrance fee included)
Vietri sul Mare (the city of Ceramics)
Vesuvio e crater (passeggiata naturalistica)
Albori (charming town that is one of the the”Borghi più belli d’Italia)
Reggia di Caserta (entrance fee included)
Extra expenses: Transport from airport in Napoli, (45 Euro), Special Day Trips to Capri o Ischia (inquire about extra cost of this day excursion)
The Guest Room features: single or double bed, TV and DVD, DVDs for studying, Desk, Armadio, Balcony with of Vesuvius and the ruins of Oplonti.
Francesco: Bachelor degree in Modern Literature; degree in Italian Philology; experience as a teacher Italian at the School “Learn Italy” in New York
Antonella: Degree in Medicinal Chemistry (in progress); experience as a teacher of Italian at the School “Learn Italy” in New York
Typical Homestay Program
GIORNO 1: accoglienza e benvenuto con cadeaux di prodotti tipici.
GIORNO 2: 2 ore e mezzo di lezione;
visita agli scavi di Pompei (biglietto d’ingresso e
tour guidato inclusi).
cena tipica in un ristorante vesuviano della zona.
GIORNO 3: 2 ore e mezzo di lezione; visita alla città di Sorrento;
GIORNO 4: 2 ore e mezzo di lezione;
alla scoperta della Costiera Amalfitana (visita di un
comune a scelta tra Ravello, Amalfi, Positano).
GIORNO 5: 2 ore e mezzo di lezione;
tour di Torre Annunziata (città ospitante) con visita
degli scavi di Oplonti (patrimonio Unesco; ingresso incluso);
GIORNO 6: visita di un’intera giornata a Napoli (centro storico: Piazza Plebiscito, Palazzo Reale-ingresso
incluso, galleria Umberto, Via Toledo, metro “più bella d’Europa”, Via San Gregorio Armeno); cena in storica pizzeria napoletana.
GIORNO 7: partenza e festa di arrivederci.
Please make inquiries through the Matta Blog, to find out pricing and availability. Melissa will put together a proposal and answer any questions you might have about a Homestay in Campania with Antonella and Francesco.
If you don’t hear back immediately, please contact Melissa at melissa@StudentessaMatta.com (sometimes there are glitches with the system, and I don’t want to miss your request!)