SPEAK & TASTE TUSCAN FALL
Italian and Autumn flavours
from Monday, 12 November to Friday, 16 November 2018.
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 practise 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.
Participation in this program requires at least an intermediate knowledge of Italian.
Course duration: one week.
Minimum number of participants: 2
Saturday 10 or Sunday 11: arrival and lodging at the chosen accomodation (info on request).
From Monday 12 to Friday 16 in the morning: 9.15 am to 1 pm italian language classes in small groups of same level (max 10 participants).
ACTIVITIES AFTER LANGUAGE CLASSES
Monday 12: Introduction to the program and walk through the old city with the teacher, discovering and tasting products of traditional lucchese gastronomy.
Tuesday 13: visit of an olive grove and of an oil mill on the hills of Lucca with information on the olive oil production chain.
Wednesday 14: Comparative olive oil tasting guided by a teacher who is also a "maestro d'olio", introducing you to the secrets of the "liquid gold". The tasting will go with a traditional dish with olive oil seasoning.
Thursday 15: cooking lesson: preparation of a full Tuscan menu (appetizers, first course, second course, side dish, dessert) including home made pasta and the typical local ingredients of the season (i.e. new extra virgin olive oil, chestnuts, pumpkin, porcini mushrooms) and dinner together.
The lesson will take place at a typical wine farm on the hills of Lucca Friday 16: afternoon free. Saturday or Sunday: departure
PRICE: 450 € including language course, cooking lesson and tours.
In case of food allergies or intolerances as well as special dietary habits, please let us know.
The schedule may vary due to reasons which may not depend on the school (such as weather conditions). Transport is included.