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Italian and Autumn flavours
from Monday, 13 November to Friday, 17 November 2017.

This special event is only held once a year, for one week, during one of the most fascinating seasons ever: autumn. It is designed for students who would like to practice the Italian language and, at the same time, get to know the secrets of one of the main traditions of our territory: the making of extra virgin olive oil. By attending, you will also get the opportunity to walk through olive groves and witness the harvest itself.

Course duration: one week.

Minimum number of participants: 2

Program: Saturday 11 or Sunday 12: arrival and lodging at the chosen accomodation (info on request). Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the morning: 9.15 am to 1 pm italian language classes in small groups of same level (max 10 participants). ACTIVITIES BESIDE LANGUAGE CLASSES Monday 13: a walk with the teacher in the old city, discovering and tasting lucchese gastronomy. Tuesday 14 (full day): visit of an olive grove on the lucca hills during the harvest. Lunch in a tipycal tavern and tasting of local products.
In the afternoon, visit of an oil mill, pressing of the olives and oil tasting.
Wednesday 15: visit of a cellar and wine tasting, accompanied by tipycal Tuscan crostini. Thursday 16: cooking lesson: preparation of a complete Tuscan menu (appetizers, first course, second course, side dish, dessert) with the typical, local autumnal ingredients (like: chestnuts, pumpkin, porcini mushrooms, new extra virgin olive oil, apples, Tuscan sausage, beans, spelt, home made pasta).
The lesson will take place in a typical farm on the hills just outside Lucca.
Friday 17: afternoon free. Saturday or Sunday: departure

PRICE 500 € including language course, cooking lesson and tours.
In case of food allergies or intolerances as well as special dietary habits, please let us know.
This programme is suitable for students of all levels, beginners as well. The schedule may vary due to reasons which may not depend on the school (such as weather conditions). Transport is included.

All cultural activities will be held in Italian, and one of our teachers will always be present and available in case of any language related difficulties.


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