Lodgings & Meals
Our spacious student lodgings are located just steps away from our classroom doors, very near each other in the heart of Certaldo Alto. Shared by 2, 3 or 4 students, each apartment setting is upgraded with home comforts; full bathrooms, kitchen and living rooms, and amenities like washing machines, wifi and microwafe. All are well furnished with kitchenware, bed linens coffee makers, and nice appliances. All you need to bring are towels (which can be bought at the local market). Apartments receive internet, though some may be faster than others. The school classroom and student lounge provide excellent internet connection 24/7.
Program cost includes dinners on all class days plus dinners and breakfasts on all overnight field trips. Students normally prepare their own breakfast and lunch in their apartment kitchens and we eat our dinners together in different restaurants in Certaldo on all class days. Grocery costs are very reasonable in Italy with shops and stores a short walk away. Because students may be traveling independently on some weekends, no group meals are planned for designated free days. Friends often get together for covered dish dinners in apartments or we may even do a group cooking lesson at our local winery. On overnight trips we enjoy special dinner at restaurants that know us well and offer authentic, local cuisine. Special diets can be accommodated if we are properly notified in advance.