Location: Italy / Florence
Dates: 1 week different start dates
Age Range: Aged 21+

What an opportunity to really get the most out of a trip to beautiful Florence. Not only will you stay with a welcoming host family, but you will also take Italian language classes and then in the afternoons, dedicate your time to discovering the country´s passion for food and wine! This programme is suitable for people with beginners or more advanced levels of Italian.

​The programme at a glance

Day 1

Food and drink walking tour sampling cheese, salamis and local sweets and learning about the regions’ gastronomical tradition.

Day 2

Food and Art_ Guided tour of the Uffizi Galleries and discovering food history and traditions through banquet scenes.

Day 3

Half day cookery lesson based on seasonal Tuscan ingredients followed by group dinner.

Day 4

Wine appreciation and education: visiting several of the city´s most famous wine emporiums to learn more about the wines of the region, learning about tasting notes and traditions.

Day 5

Classes finish early to allow for a tour of the famous city market and final lunch together afterwards in a trattoria.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in the family home on a half-board basis (6 nights)
  • Contact with a local representative
  • Italian language lessons (20 hours per week)
  • 3 meals with the group
  • 1 city food and wine tour
  • 1 cookery class
  • 1 museum tour
  • 24/7 support from Island Abroad

Not Included

  • Return airport transfers (available from Florence or Pisa airports)
  • Public transport tickets
  • Spending money
  • Medical insurance
  • Flights

Additional Notes

  1. This programme can be combined with the Language and Italian culture programme if desired
  2. Arrival airports:  Florence  or Pisa
  3. Arrivals and departures: Arrival on Sunday. Departure on Saturday

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