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Italian and the Olive Oil
from Monday, 11 November to Friday, 15 November 2019.

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

Program: Saturday 9 or Sunday 10: arrival and lodging at the chosen accomodation (info on request). From Monday 11 to Friday 15 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 11: Introduction to the program and walk through the old city with the teacher, discovering and tasting products of traditional lucchese gastronomy. Tuesday 12: visit of an olive grove and of an oil mill on the hills of Lucca with information on the olive oil production chain. Wednesday 13: 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 14: 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 15: afternoon free. Saturday or Sunday: departure

PRICE: 460 € 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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