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Travel and study in Tuscany Italy, May 2008


The Hospitality Department will offer a three (3) credit course this spring that explores the Food, Wine, & Culture of Tuscany! The course comprises a two-week culinary, cultural, and historical experience in the Tuscany and Umbria Region of Italy including Florence, Parma, Pienza, San Gimignano. The course will run from May 22 to June 6, 2008.

What will you and/or yoru students learn about in HSP 222?

FOOD AND WINE
Cooking classes at Apicius International School of Hospitality of Florence-topics to include a Tuscan summer menu, Fresh Pasta Workshop, Olive Oil in Tuscan Cuisine, Menu at the Medici Time

Guided historical and cultural tours of the city of Florence Italy by the faculty at the Florence University of Arts
Chocolate workshop with the European Champion Chocolate/Pastry Chef Andrea Bianchini (with tasting!!!!!!!!). Learn all the secrets of tempering

Lecture classes: “Wines of Tuscany”, Italian Language and Culture, Renaissance Florence, The Medici Family, Pairing Food and Wine, Michelangelo and his time, Meal Planning and Meal Management in the Italian family, Aperitivo Italian Style

ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL TOURS
· Town or Orvieto, visit to the Olive Oil Museum and local winery
·  Guided tour to San Gimignano, one of the most famous historical towns of Tuscany. San Gimignano is a typical village famous for its untouched medieval aspect, monuments, art treasures, and magnificent countryside. Visit the Cantina “Barberani winery in Cerreto di Baschi, producing very high quality DOC wines of the region.
·  Guided tour of the city of Parma including a visit to the Parmigiano Cheese Factory to watch the making of cheese
·  Guided tour to Pienza the home of Pecorino Romano cheese (Tuscany, province of Siena)

RENAISSANCE AND GOTHIC ART
Visits to the famous art galleries in Florence: Accedemia galleries, Medici Chapels, Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina,

Uffizi Gallery: View the most important collection of art in Italy, housing works by Giotto, Cimabue, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Leonard, Tiziano and so many other great masters.

 

Drew Lawrence
Hospitality Management
01/31/2008


Attachments:
icon TUSCANY COURSE.pdf