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Italian and wine harvesting

Centro Italiano Firenze
Centro Italiano Firenze

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Type:Courses
Method:Onsite
Duration:1 Week

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Course program

At the time of the wine-harvest, Tuscany is at its most picturesque, with people working among the vines, colours turning towards autumn and the scent of fermenting grapes. A wonderful moment for a farm-stay in the hills of the Chianti, with the aim of learning Italian. Terre di Baccio is a farm, but also a place dedicated to making its guests feel truly welcome. Beautiful original furniture, carefully chosen ingredients and skillful preparation of breakfast and meals, which are accompanied by a selection of quality wines and olive oil.

Program
• Sunday Arrive late afternoon and settle into the Fattoria Terre di Baccio , meet your teacher and dine at the farm. (Transfer from Florence’s airport or train station by request )
• from Monday to Friday
o mornings 9.30 - 12.30 three-hour Italian lesson and light lunch
o afternoons 3.30 - 5.30 pm grape-harvesting with a wine-expert who will provide information on viticulture, wine-production and the properties of Tuscan wines. The grape-harvest takes place in the vineyards of the Fattoria Terre di Baccio or on another nearby property.
o evenings dinner with guided wine-tasting and a different menu every evening. An expert will introduce the main characteristics of Tuscan cuisine and explain the properties of the wines.
• Saturday Departure from Terre di Baccio (transfer to Florence airport or station on request)

Group: minimum 3 maximum 10 participants

Language: Italian

Minimum age: 18

Levels: 1 - 3
There may be slight differences in level among participants but as groups are small, students are given plenty of individual attention. The teacher is adept at managing situations of this kind and will organize group work in such a way as to ensure that everyone benefits.

Accommodation 6 nights in single or double room with bathroom and full board (breakfast, light lunch and dinner, wine included) at the Fattoria Terre di Baccio

Included
Included in the fee: the whole program as described above, the accompanying teacher, accommodation with full board

Not included
Not included : transfer from Florence station or airport to the Farm

Course location

Centro Italiano Firenze

The Italian language school Centro Italiano Firenze is situated in a palazzo in the centre of Florence not far from the world-famous Dome Square. The school offers Italian language courses for all levels and nationalities.
It is the school’s belief that people interested in learning Italian are generally moved by the desire to know more about the culture and history of this country. So for the main course, Italian language, there are a number of cultural activities available in the afternoons in addition to the group lessons. Other courses offered are: personal language training, Italian and olive harvesting, Italian and wine harvesting, learn Italian travelling from Florence to Naples, intensive course or private tuition.

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