Bringing the Talent to you

A Taste of Tuscan Arts - 21-25 July, 2015

Tuesday
- 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

Wednesday
- Breakfast
- Introductory music, art and Italian language workshops
- Lunch at the villa
- A free afternoon to relax / optional visit to the Terme
- An Aperitivo talk on the opera, Puccini’s TOSCA at the Villa
- Dinner

Thursday
- Breakfast at the Villa
- 9.30: Music Workshop
- 10.30: Coffee
- Transport to the village of Montecarlo with its breath taking views over the Lucchese plain
- Opportunity to sketch with individual tuition / chat in Italian
- 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 at a local restaurant

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 / chat in Italian
- 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.
  • 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 a week's course is £495.- with a £200.- deposit to be paid to confirm the booking.