MONTEPULCIANO STUDY TRIP
22 September - 6 October 2013
LEARN ITALIAN in MONTEPULCIANO
ITALIAN CLASSES in MONTEPULCIANO
Immerse yourself in the country and culture where the language is spoken and learn Italian intensively and successfully.
4 hours Italian tuition each day from Monday to Friday with some lessons out of the classroom to practice real life situations.
Our study trip opens doors to fascinating new cultures, it broadens horizons and enables an exciting exchange of experiences with people from all over the world.
All levels welcome, from complete Beginners to Advanced.
Students will sit a test on arrival and will then be placed into appropriate class based on their level. Small classes: 3 to 5 people on average, maximum of 9 students per level.
MONTEPULCIANO is... Montepulciano is the ideal place for a study holiday: a small village in the Tuscan hills famous for its breathtaking scenery and amazing vineyards. The old town centre is full of old churches and palazzi which date back to the medieval and Renaissance periods as well as Etruscan and Roman remains and Baroque churches. Montepulciano is famous for its Vino Nobile, a fine red wine as well as numerous wine cellars and vineyards.
EXCURSIONS & SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Enjoy a varied and interesting programme of excursions and social activities to explore the region and interact with the locals. Guided visit of Montepulciano, explore its history, art, museum and amazing buldings.
Guided visit of the historic city of Pienza with its famous cathedral. One day excursion to Siena: visit famous Piazza del Campo and other landmarks and stroll through the beautiful streets.
One day excursion to Arezzo: famous for its imposing cathedral and Piazza Grande.
Cooking class: learn to prepare delicious Tuscan dishes with a famous local chef and then sit down to enjoy an amazing 3 course dinner.
Walk in the vineyards and wine tasting tour: we will visit a
famous ‘cantina’ with wine tasting of the famous local wines as well as food tasting of local gourmet cheeses and cold meats. Cultural seminar “Il Rinascimento, history of Italian art”: learn about this important period which will help you appreciate and fully understand the excursions and works of art we will visit or that you will encounter daily.
2 day seminar “Techniques of wine tasting”: we will spend two hours learning the techniques of wine tasting. Wine and beautiful local food will complement the experience. Movie Nights: watch an Italian movie all together.
Welcome and Farewell dinner: enjoy local delicacies in two stunning local restaurants famous for their food and refined ambiance.
Stay in one bedroom or 2 bedroom apartments. Fully furnished and comfortably equipped, all apartments are centrally located just a few minutes’ walk to school.
- Accommodation in apartment single occupancy $ 4700
- Accommodation in 2 bedroom apartment (max 2 people) $ 4500 Special prices for partners/friends who wish to participate in the programme but not the Italian course. Please contact us for rates. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars per person. The fee includes: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Italian course: 40 hours for 2 weeks Accommodation as elected All excursions as outlined in the programme Transport during excursion Entrance tickets to museums and places if interest Professional, bilingual guides Social activities as outlined in the programme Cooking course including 3 course dinner Wine and food tasting event 2 dinners in typical restaurants Enrolment fee School bag, exercise book, pen Discount card for bars / restaurants in Montepulciano Welcome Aperitivo Entrance test Certificate of attendance Assistance of tour leader for the whole duration of the trip Compulsory tourist tax for 15 days
For further details contact us: Phone: 0401 627 665 Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.italianconnections.com.au
Montepulciano Study Trip 2013