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Homestay con Enza in Arezzo + Italian Course with Cultura Italiana Arezzo Italian School
Perfect opportunity to live and explore
the hill town of Arezzo is located
in Tuscany between Florence & Rome
Enza’s Homestay in Arezzo, combined with Italian courses taught by the teachers at Cultura Italiana Arezzo, is an opportunity to live in the hill town of Arezzo, easily accessible by rail line between Florence and Rome in the heart of Tuscany. You will stay on the top floors of Enza’s family apartment building, accessed by elevator or stairs, in the town center just off Piazza Guido Monaco. Italian instruction will be provided by the teachers of Cultura Italiana Language school, located just a few blocks away.
Arezzo is home to the famous antique fair
and the medieval jousting ceremony!
Get to know Enza, your Homestay Hostess.
Enza is a high school teacher who lives with her partner, a well-known doctor in Arezzo. Enza, the hostess, and your hostess teaches at a high school. Her husband is a well-known doctor. Enza will be available to talk to you, and you can interact with the family in the afternoon when the family returns from work. Enza prepares breakfast and one meal a day for you. The family is available to make conversation and take you out for dinner or to the theater or evening events in the city.She has a daughter and a sister with whom you will have the opportunity to interact.
Enza’s home and accommodations.
You will stay in Enza’s apartment on the fifth floor of a 5-story palazzo in Piazza Guido Monico. There is an elevator, and the apartment is just a short walk from the train station and the school Cultura Italiana.
When you stay with Enza, you have
two choices of living arrangements
Option 1 – Enza’s Terrace Garden Apartment
You may stay in Enza’s Terrace Garden Apartment on the top floor above the apartment where Enza’s family lives. It is a private retreat with a private entrance accessible by elevator. The Terrace Garden Apartment is connected to the family’s living quarters below by an interior staircase. The Terrace Garden Apartment features an expansive wood-tiled patio with comfy divans, plants, and a gorgeous city view. During the spring, summer, and fall, you may use the patio to eat outside, watch TV, work on the computer, drink spritzes, and entertain. The Terrace Garden Apartment accommodation is simple, featuring a private bedroom with an eating area, a small galley way kitchen (with stovetop, refrigerator, sink), and a bathroom (with shower and sink.) It has air conditioning, wi-fi, a TV, and a washing machine.
The private rooftop apartment features air conditioning, wifi, a TV, and a washing machine. The kitchen has a refrigerator and a stove/cooktop (but no oven). The building has an elevator that goes to the terrace apartment.
Option 2 – Guest Bedroom in Enza’s Apartment
You may stay in the family’s lovely modern apartment in their spare guest room. If you choose this option, you will fully use the family’s living spaces, soggiorno, bathroom, and kitchen.
What Enza’s Homestay includes.
In addition to lodgings, Enza provides half-board (breakfast and dinner) that students may take with the family. Enza is available most afternoons of the week to shop with students, go for ice cream or coffee, chat or take a walk about the town. Students can also participate in dinners and informal parties with friends that the family usually organizes at the end of the week.
Italian Instruction with
Cultura Italiana Language School
You will be enrolled in a group Language Course with up to 5 other students. You will be taught by the teachers at Cultura Italiana Arezzo Italian school. Lessons will be daily from (9:15 am in the morning until 12:50 pm (with a morning break). The school is located close to Enza’s apartment and is about a 5-minute walk.
In the afternoons, you may participate in activities and excursions organized by the school. There may be cooking classes and trips to Orvieto, Siena, Anghiari, Sansepolcro, or Cortona. In Arezzo, group activities may also include visiting the church of San Francesco to see Piero della Francesca’s fresco cycle, “The Story of the True Cross,” and the Medici fortress. There even may be an excursion to visit Pomaio winery for a wine tasting.
Costs for tickets to museums, buses, and trains are not included.
What Arezzo has to offer
Arezzo is a charming town, the birthplace of Giorgio Vasari, and home to the monthly antique fairs and the medieval jousting festival that occurs in June and September. The town is also the backdrop to Roberto Benigni’s film “Life is Beautiful,” which won an academy award. The gently sloping Piazza Grande in the center of town features the majestic Vasari Loggia at one end, the rounded apse of the church La Pieve on the other, and is flanked by charming medieval towers.
It is also home to many bars and restaurants. A short distance away is the Duomo — San Donato at the top of Arezzo’s hill and the church of San Francesco — home to Piero della Francesca’s fresco cycle, “The story of the true cross.” Across town, in the church of San Domenico, you will discover a cross painted by Cimabue. Just a short train ride away are the towns of Cortona, Florence, Chiusi, and Orvieto.
Transportation to and from Arezzo.
You can reach Arezzo either by Florence or Rome airports. It is about a 1.5-hour train ride from either city/
What are you waiting for?
Sign up for a Homestay in Arezzo with Paola and Enza and discover how quickly your Italian language skills improve!
To Book a Homestay with Enza: To find out more about Enza’s Homestay prices and to check availability, contact Homestay@studentessamatta.com