Italy has a broad cultural influence worldwide and is renowned for its great food - the perfect location for a school food technology trip. Based in central Florence, which has the rightful reputation of being one of the most stunning cities in the world, every moment of your trip is both enjoyable and educational. Birthplace of the Renaissance, your students will enjoy the city’s wealth of beautiful architecture and proud cultural traditions as well as learn to cook a traditional 2-3 course Tuscan meal, a traditional pizza and Italy’s famous gelato.
Your group will be based in a centrally located 3 star hotel. Only a short journey to the many attractions, you will relax in comfort with students in multi-bed rooms and adults in singles.
Travel to Florence by air. Begin your stay in Italy with a guided walking tour of the city to familiarize yourself with your surroundings. Evening meal in the city centre.
Start the day with your first cooking class learning how to make a traditional Tuscan meal. Join the chefs to pick the best local ingredients fresh from the market and get to enjoy your own meal for lunch. Spend the afternoon at your own leisure with an evening meal in the city.
Breakfast at the hotel before meeting the coach for your day trip to Pisa. Visit the famous Leaning Tower and Miracles square. Stop for lunch in Pisa before getting back on the coach to Lucca. Take part in another cookery workshop in Lucca, learning to make a typical 2-3 course meal and again get to enjoy your meal for dinner. Head back to the coach and return to the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel before visiting the beautiful Boboli Gardens. Enjoy lunch in Florence before heading to your final cooking class of the trip. This time you’ll be making pizza and gelato.
Breakfast at the hotel and free time for last minute shopping in the markets or other leisurely activities. Lunch in the city centre before meeting the coach and travelling back to the airport to head home.
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