Duration: 13 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
Location: Italy

Sicily: Taormina: Coastal City, learn Italian, Mt Etna Volcano, Ancient Temples

Friday, September 13, 2019, 7:00 AM to Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9:00 PM


Interested in learning some Italian and eating and drinking like a local? Or do you already know some Italian and want to improve your skills (and still eat well and drink from the vine)? Ever been to Sicily?
Wanna study in Italy (Taormina, Sicily), overlooking the beach, and stay with a local Italian family in your own room? How about having an Italian mother cook your meals for you too???
You can have all this and more! We are going away for 10 days and will spend 8 nights with a host family. You’ll get breakfast and dinner everyday in their home, 5 days of morning Italian classes at your level, plus lots of free time to explore and enjoy Sicily with our new friends in Taormina and the travel companions we bring along. There are ruins to be seen that are 2000 years old!!!
You will also have the option to extend your trip on your own if you let me know before I buy your air.
We will fly over and back together, see each other in Sicily (either in class or our free time), the host family homes are within walking distance of the school and each other, and the beach is only a few minutes walk away. The school will have optional activities and excursions available to us, and we can also plan our own.
If learning Italian will help your business or job, ask your CPA about tax deductions and arrangements can be made to get course completion paperwork to validate the deduction. The school may charge a fee for this.

NOTE: If you’d prefer to stay in a shared apartment with a private room and cook your own meals, that is also an option. You must have a valid passport good until March 22, 2020 or later when we travel. I can use your current passport to get you booked.

• Roundtrip airfare to/from Phoenix (price adjusted for your airport), taxes and fuel surcharges
• 8 night’s accommodations with a host family: private room with a shared bathroom
• 8 breakfasts and 8 dinners
• Twenty 45 minute language classes (4/day for 5 days in the morning)
• Airport transfers
• Travel Insurance (65+ has an additional charge)
• 1 checked bag

• Lunches
• Meals in transit
• Optional tours
• Shopping

$2999/person (private or shared room option)
Optional 2 night stopover/stay (post Sicily) in Rome $400

All monies are non-refundable. A signed waiver is required of all travelers. Italy is 8 hours later, electricity is 220 with different outlets, and it’ll take 3 planes to get there. Oh…and not everyone will speak English.