FISH AND CHEESE ON THE ISLAND
The program takes place in two places in Tuscany - pretty far away from one other: Florence and Giglio Island. This week includes two cooking lessons in Florence, at GiglioCooking School and three days (two nights) trip to Isola del Giglio, in a spectacular House-Farm climbing on rocky walls from the sea.
This Special Program is thought for who likes to discover an authentic wedge of Tuscany far from the very tourist destinations. The cooking classes in Florence are performed at the return from the island. The trip usually Monday through Wednesday. During the classes in Florence, students will cook together, do the tasting the meal gathered around a table and discuss about the experience. The total experience takes place usually Monday through Friday. The Farm House is located in the southern coast of Isola del Giglio, in the Natural Park of the Tuscan Archipelago. The place can be reached exclusively by boat or through a path in the Mediterranean woods once run by peasants and donkeys. The Farm House is nowadays a modern hotel and welcomes the guests warmly, offering foods coming from their organic cultivations and farming. During the staying, the guests will be involved in farm activities: depending the season they can be making cheese, taking care of goats and donkeys, picking vegetables.
Departure from Florence to Giglio Island with a Private Van + Ferry boat on Monday morning. Three days (2 nights) stay full board in Giglio island. Return to Florence on Wednesday evening. Thursday and Friday: two cooking lessons at GiglioCooking in Florence All the participants will receive an apron and the exclusive book with recipes. During the permanence on the island, it is possible to take courses of scuba diving, a sport fishing trip, a natural and cultural excursion with a guide; wine and grapes harvest lessons; olive tree cultivation and olive oil making, depending on season (all these activities are optional and not included in the price). It’s better to know in advance, in order to make reservations.
A light back pack is recommended. Heels shoes, formal dresses are un-useful. Do not forget to put in your bag: trekking shoes or sneakers; a bath suite; sun screen cream; a sweater; a waterproof jacket; a hat for sun; hat for rain. This trip can be done with 8 participants (or multiple of 8).
Prices vary with the month, they are inclusive of two cooking classes at GiglioCooking School in Florence, travel, 2 nights staying in Giglio with full board, apron and book. The accommodation in Florence in not supplied. This price includes: Transportation: Firenze-Isola del Giglio and return on a private van and ferry boat; 2 nights full board stay in the farm house at Isola del Giglio; Cooking course - 2 lessons - at GiglioCooking , school in Florence; May 15 through June 16 - September 18 through October 13th.
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