Puglia, Italian language course in the wonders of Salento

A week where you will have the opportunity to learn Italian within a small group and admire the cultural and gastronomic heritage, surrounded by the wonders of Salento.

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“Between the lines of the sea, the colours of the sky and the endless expanse of olive trees you can read the most beautiful pages about Puglia.”

Fabrizio Caramagna

A different journey that will take you, within a small group, to the heart of Apulia, to admire not only the cultural and gastronomic heritage of the region, but also to discover the charm of our language with an intensive Italian course.  Classes will be offered by experienced native speakers or bilinguals. On www.lsenior.com you will find short biographies of all the teachers and the CV of the course director.

Experiences

Magical place
Among olive groves

Arrival at Masseria Chicco Rizzo di Sternatia, located about 15 minutes from LecceThe masseria is surrounded by 18 hectares of land, in the heart of Salento, where olive groves are interspersed with vegetable gardens and fruit trees – all organically farmed – and the earth and the genuine fruit scent the air. The pleasure of being in touch with nature and picking products from the vegetable garden will give you unique sensations. The rustling of the wind through the leaves, the song of the birds and the warmth of the sun will make your ‘green’ holiday an unforgettable experienceA welcome drink awaits you on arrival.

 

 

ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE
IT'S TIME FOR CLASS

The Italian class offered every morning for about an hour and a half. Communicative teaching: real-life situations, some reading, dialogues, short videos and songs. You’ll participate in role-plays, pair or group work, story-telling and simple debates.

We will have short and easy conversations about travel, music, gastronomy, famous Italians, cinema, fashion, architecture, sports and more.

 

GUIDED TOUR OF THE FARM
GENUINE AND ANCIENT FLAVOURS

After your class, there will be a guided tour of the estate, focused on organic vegetable farming. The farm produces an excellent extra virgin olive oil, selected by Slow Food as one of the best extra virgin olive oils in Italy. Most of the products used in the restaurant come from the estate’s vegetable garden and trees, all organically grown.The estate is part of the “educational farms” and passes on its knowledge through educational paths. One of the aims of the estate is to raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity and genuine eating. During the guided tour of the farm, you can find out about the various products and pick your own fruit and vegetables directly from the garden, and then rediscover ancient flavours with a ‘zero-kilometre’ aperitif.

Discovering the Baroque of Salento
Guided tour of Lecce

After the lesson, you will discover Lecce. With its monuments clad in Lecce stone, every corner of this city is a masterpiece and testifies to the full flowering of Apulian Baroque. Immerse yourself in art and culture by visiting churches, museums and the Roman amphitheatre. Fresh seafood lunch at “Hostaria La Scarpetta”. The restaurant is located in the heart of the historic city centre, a stone’s throw from the majestic church of Santa Croce. “La Scarpetta” has an inner garden of extraordinary beauty, an enchanting place to enjoy a delicious lunch on hot summer days, in the shade of the trees. After lunch, visit with private guide to the historical centre of Lecce, and visit of the Church of Santa Croce and the Cathedral of Lecce.

Tour of a local organic wine cellar
Wine and EVO oil tasting

Visit to the “Tenuta Duca Guarini” organic wine cellar, located a few hundred metres from the facility and within walking distance. A place to discover, with unexpected surprises such as the 18th-century wine cellar, which offers an atmosphere of bygone times. Visit the wine cellar, the barrel cellar and the 16th-century underground oil mill. Light lunch with tasting of two wines of your choice and sampling of EVO oils, accompanied by ‘friselline’ and ‘tarallini’, and other typical gastronomic products of Salento.

 

Note: The tour can be customized based on your needs and all the services are subject to availability at the moment of booking. The estimated rates must be confirmed at the moment of booking

Tour: what is included or excluded

Included in the price

  • Hotel accommodation: 7 nights with half board
  • Welcome drink
  • Italian course (ten 45-minute-lessons) + 6 language aperitifs
  • Guided tour of the estate and picking of garden produce followed by an aperitif
  • Wine tasting and visit to a farm in the area
  • Visit of Lecce with private guide (about 2 hours) and seafood lunch (with return transfer)

Excluded from the price

  • Flights/Trains
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist taxes
  • Transfers (unless included)
  • Entrance ticket to the church in Lecce
    Everything not expressly mentioned under “included”

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    Puglia, Italian language course in the wonders of Salento
    Duration - 8 Days
    Advised period - 22nd- 29th May and 19th - 26th June
    The tour starts from - Sternatia (Lecce)
    The tour ends in - Sternatia (Lecce)
    Num. of travelers - Min. 4 Max 12
    Estimated rate (per person) - € 1290
    The rate is based on 12 people
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