Bringing the Talent to you

A Taste of Tuscan Arts - 19-26 July, 2014

Saturday
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

Sunday
Breakfast
Introductory art or Italian language workshop
Lunch at the villa
A free afternoon to relax / explore the village
An Aperitivo talk on the opera, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly at the Villa
Dinner

Monday
Breakfast at the Villa
9.30 – Introductory talk on Puccini’s opera
10.30 – Coffee
11:00 - Art or Italian language workshop
13.00 – Lunch
Free time / optional visit to the Terme
Aperitivo and dinner at the Villa

Tuesday
Breakfast
9.30 – Music Workshop
10.30 – Coffee
Transport to the village of Montecarlo with it's breath taking views over the Lucchese plain
Opportunity to sketch with individual tuition
13.00 – 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
Late afternoon train back
Aperitivo at the Villa
Dinner at a local restaurant

Thursday
Breakfast at the Villa
9.30 - Talking about Music/aesthetics
10.30 - Coffee
11.00 - Art or Italian language workshop
- Lunch
Free time
Tuscan cookery demonstration
Guests will have the opportunity to prepare and then eat dinner

Friday
Breakfast at the Villa
Transport to the beautiful walled city of Lucca, with its duomo, piazzas, Puccini museum, churches and shops.
Opportunities for sketching on location
Lunch
Transport to Torre del Lago
Boat trip, visit to Puccini's house
Dinner on the lake
Opera at the open air theatre

Saturday
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 by car in Italy .
Guests should arrange their own flights to and from Pisa .
Guests should arrange their own insurance.
The cost of this week's course is £890

The cost of a week's course is £890.- with a £200.- deposit to be paid to confirm the booking.







19-26 July Session