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Tastes of Toscana Fall 2014

Tastes of Toscana Fall 2014

Upon arriving in Tuscany, the group enjoyed a wine tasting at Tenuta Torciano Winery in San Gimignano, Italy. After the wine tasting, the group toured San Gimignano and tasted Italy’s best gelato! That evening, everyone headed to Montestigliano Agritourismo near Siena to get settled for the evening. The students and staff slept in villas around the property and were able to enjoy a traditional Tuscan dinner all together. Saturday morning the entire group headed to a pig farm to learn about the Cinta Senese pig, which is specific to the Tuscany region of Italy. The group was then treated to a lunch filled with various types of pork, and also had the chance to play with new born puppies and kittens! For the afternoon, the group explored Siena, and were able to visit the gorgeous Duomo, climb the main Torre and even eat a famous type of panini that are only found in Siena! That evening everyone enjoyed dinner at Montestligiano and sang the night away to Karaoke classics! Sunday was filled with food, fun and tours of the gorgeous villa and the grounds! Before heading back to Rome, the group stopped in Montereggioni, a small town that is mentioned in Dante’s Inferno, for a bit of reflection time. The drive back to Rome was a quiet one, with each and every person plotting ways to return to Tuscany at some point in their life! ‚Äč