Bringing the Talent to you

A Taste of Tuscan Arts - July, 2013

  • Pick-up at Pisa airport between 11am and 2pm.
  • Light lunch/afternoon snack.
  • Settling in at the Villa in Bagni di Lucca
  • Aperitivo and introductory talk
  • Welcome dinner at the villa
  • Breakfast
  • 9.30am – 12.30pm - Art OR Italian language workshop
  • 1pm - Lunch at the villa
  • A free afternoon to relax / explore the village
  • An Aperitivo talk on the opera at the Villa
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast at the Villa
  • Music workshop
  • 10.30 - Coffee
  • 11.00 – Art OR Italian language workshop
  • 1.00 – Lunch;
  • Free time / optional visit to the Terme
  • Aperitivo and dinner at the Villa
  • Breakfast at the Villa
  • Music/drama workshop
  • Transport to the village of Montecarlo with it's breath taking views over the Lucchese plain
  • Opportunity to sketch OR engage in Italian conversation
  • Lunch at the Pizzeria in Montecarlo
  • Visit the Fattoria, Buon Amico for a guided tour and wine/olive oil tasting
  • Return to Bagni di Lucca for an aperitivo and dinner
Wednesday - (No formal tuition this day)
  • Breakfast at the Villa
  • Excursion: the whole group will go to Firenze by train. (You can buy a snack or a more formal lunch when you are there)
  • Sightseeing in Firenze and opportunity to chat in Italian
  • Late afternoon train back
  • Aperitivo at the Villa
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Breakfast at the Villa
  • 9.30 - Music/drama workshop
  • 10.30 - Coffee
  • 11.00 - Art OR ltalian language workshop
  • 1.00 - Lunch
  • Free time
  • Tuscan cookery demonstration
  • Guests will have the opportunity to prepare and then eat dinner
  • Breakfast at the Villa
  • Transport to the beautiful walled city of Lucca, with its duomo, piazzas, Puccini museum, churches and shops.
  • Opportunities for sketching OR engaging in Italian conversation
  • Lunch
  • Transport to Torre del Lago
  • Boat trip, visit to Puccini's house
  • Dinner on the lake
  • Opera at the open air theatre
  • Breakfast at the Villa
  • Transport to Pisa airport between 9am and 1pm.
  • Those with late flights may leave their bags at the airport and take a (very short) taxi ride to Pisa for sightseeing.
Bagni di Lucca is a popular Spa village in Northern Tuscany, with easy access to Pisa, Lucca and Firenze.

Included in the cost of the week's course: - Accommodation, breakfast and dinner, including apertivi, except for Friday's dinner - Transport when in Italy . NB Guests should arrange their own flights to and from Pisa and arrange their own insurance.
The cost of a week's course is £890.- with a £200.- deposit to be paid to confirm the booking.

6-13 July Session
13-20 July Session