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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.

2023 starting dates: 23 October.

Minimum number of participants: 2

Program: Saturday 5 or Sunday 6: arrival and lodging at the chosen accomodation (info on request). From Monday 7 to Friday 11 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 7: Introduction to the program and walk through the old city with the teacher, discovering and tasting products of traditional lucchese gastronomy. Tuesday 8: visit of an olive grove and of an oil mill on the hills of Lucca with information on the olive oil production chain. Wednesday 9: 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 10: 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.
Friday 11: afternoon free. Saturday 12 or Sunday 13: departure

PRICE: 530 € 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.


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