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ID: 2091
Italian Language, Cuisine and the Wine Trail
Offered by Company : ID 3602
Country : Italy
Destinations : orbetello (Toscana)
Duration : 2 week(s)
Minimum Price : $480 USD ( Per Week)
Maximum Price : $480 USD ( Per Week)
Type : Private,Group,Customized
Group Size : 2 - 6 People(s)
Season : All Year Round
Trip Categories : Food Tour, Wine Tour
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This course consists of 20 hours of group lessons per week plus 20 hours of culinary activities in an Italian region where organic production processes and ancient traditions of the Mediterranean cuisine and wine production are widespread. The culinary program consists of activities like a cooking workshop, visits of fish and organic food farms, dinner in a typical restaurant with local dishes or visits of local dairy. Group lessons take place in the morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the culinary activities are in the afternoon.
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The Tuscan Maremma is one of the Italian regions in which the food-industry tends more towards organic production processes and finds a natural ally in the most ancient tradition of Mediterranean cuisine and wine making. The students attending this course will be able to enter the kitchen of traditional Italian families and prepare, with their own hands and under the guidance of expert cooks, traditional dishes (from starters to desserts), and to taste these dishes with some of the best Italian wines. This is a two-week course which includes:


Week 1:

20 hours of general Italian language, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

1 afternoon workshop on Mediterranean typical cuisine (4 course meal). The dishes will be eaten at dinner, with the host family. Visit to the fish farm on the Laguna di Orbetello, dinner at the fishermen‘s restaurant with typical local dishes. Day excursion to the Isola del Giglio (with possibility of trekking, visit to the medieval town, fish lunch at a restaurant on the beach, swim in the sea). Visit to a local organic food farm, with local foods and organic wines tasting.

Week 2:

Afternoon visit to the Maremma inland, its medieval, rock-clinging towns and Etruscan necropolis; stopover at the spa centre in Saturnia; dinner in typical local restaurant. 1 afternoon workshop of typical Maremma and Lazio cuisine, cooking a full 4 course meal, dinner with the host family in their seaside villa. Afternoon excursion to the Maremma Natural Park; evening stopover at La Parrina farm with local wine tasting. Visit to the local dairy, cheese-making centre "Caseificio di Manciano". 2 hours of language study.
Prices Include: Accommodation reservation service, VAT, teaching material, excursion guiding and cultural activities in the afternoon, good-bye party.

Prices Exclude: Pick-up service by private car on request is not included.
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