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The Tuscan landscape

Program in Lucca and Florence!

The Tuscan landscape usually conjures up the well-known images of vineyards, olive groves, and rolling hills. However, the Tuscan countryside is surprisingly diverse. There are many environments and lifestyles contributing to the cultural richness of the region. Tuscany also provides a wide cultural itinerary in which to explore human habitation and topography.

Program & Prices

This program begins in Lucca or Florence and combines language instruction with insightful itineraries that lead to the discovery of new people and new places, and allows for individual interpretation of this unique culture.

The One-Week Program

  • Sunday: Arrival in Lucca or Florence and accommodation in hotel or with Italian family
  • Monday: Morning language lesson; afternoon orientation in the historical center of Lucca or Florence ("From Medieval to Modern Times")
  • Tuesday: Morning language lesson; excursion to Carrara marble quarries
  • Wednesday: Morning language lesson; afternoon explore hill landscapes; the vine and the olive with tour of a farm with wine and oil tasting
  • Thursday: Morning language lesson; afternoon departure for Capraia, accommodation in hotel; afternoon guided tour of town, Fortezza S. Giorgio, Punta Bellavista; dinner with menu of island specialties
  • Friday: Guided tour of the island eco-system and the Mediterranean bush; man and the island, reading history through its traces, ancient farming, terracing; studies of the landscape from Monte La Penna; how an archipelago is born; dinner with menu of local specialties
  • Saturday: Sea excursion touring the island, erosion phenomena, marine grottoes, and bird nesting; box lunch; return to port and departure for Livorno (Leghorn); overnight in Lucca or Florence
  • Sunday: departure



Picture by Sandro Santioli

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