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JFRC Tuscany Trip

JFRC Tuscany Trip

The fall trip to Tuscany seems to offer an opportunity for participants to take a step back from the common stressors of life. This trip teaches students about the cultural impact food and wine have in an Italian society. The weekend included a trip to a family vineyard where students participated in a wine tasting, a traditional pig farm to taste prosciutto, salami, etc., as well as an olive grove to taste fresh olive oil. Another important element that this trip provided, was no Wi-Fi. Attention was high, dinners were fun and engaging, and most everyone seemed relaxed. This was a weekend to simplify ourselves and decompress . We learned about the poetry of wine, the delicacies of meat products, and the sophistication of olive oil.