LA DOLCE VITA


Territory exploration and food tasting
This is our basic package created to fully enjoy the time spent in Italy, visiting the region and tasting local food and wine. Over two weeks, in addition to the complete Italian language and culture course and the weekly activities, you will have the chance to attend:
1 WINE
TASTING
1 OLIVE OIL
TASTING
2 GROUP
WALKS
GOODBYE
DINNER
1 WINE TASTING

At a magnificent estate of a winery in the heart of Chianti.

It will include a tour of the facility with an explanation of the history of the building, of wine-making process and an introduction to wine tasting techniques.

1 OLIVE OIL TASTING

At a historic mill surrounded by hills covered with olive trees.

It will include a  mini-course on olive oil tasting with an explanation of the variety of oils, flaws and strengths found the tasting, the difference between extra virgin olive oil and olive oil. Possibility to taste typical Tuscan products (meats and local cheeses, wine and farm oil, homemade bread, pickles, etc..) and in the period of pressing activities (end of October – end of December) it will be possible to assist to the olives pressing process and to the olive oil production process.

2 GROUP WALKS

We're going to visit the sights around the Antico Spedale del Bigallo with a teacher and other students

Depending on weather and season, we will choose between walks in the countryside among gardens, vineyards and villas or visits to the major religious sites of the surroundings, such as the magnificent Oratory of St. Catherine, or to places of interest such as the medieval Castle of Monte Acuto.

GOODBYE DINNER

At the end of the course we meet in one of the excellent local restaurants

To chat and greet friends who are returning back home, in front of a good plate of spaghetti or a delicious tiramisù!

Duration

2 weeks*

Participants

Minimum 2

* Request information for shorter or a longer stays or for any changes and/or additions that you would like to make to the program.

Do you like this package?  Sign up to the Italian course and immediately receive via email the placement test to assess your initial level and find your right class.