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  Italian and olive harvesting


It's full autumn with the olives still showing their characteristic shade of green and the trees turning fantastic, variegated hues. The first mists begin to appear and a chill can be felt in the air. It's time for the rite of the “brucatura” of the olives, which has remained essentially unaltered since Etruscan times in its simplicity of technique and tools. You'll see how the olives are pressed and then gather around a blazing fire to learn Italian. Terre di Baccio and Buondonno are farms,  but also places dedicated to making its guests feel truly welcome. They are situated near Greve and Castellina in Chianti. Beautiful original furniture, carefully chosen ingredients and skillful preparation of breakfast and meals, which are accompanied by a selection of quality wines and olive oil.

Duration 1 week


  • Sunday Arrival and  settle into the Fattoria , meet your teacher and dine at the farm. (Transfer from Florence’s airport or train station by request )
  • from Monday to Friday
  • mornings 9.30 - 12.30  three-hour Italian INDIVIDUAL lesson and light lunch
  • afternoons 3.30  - 5.30 pm pick olives with an expert who will provide information about olive-growing and the production of oil and explain the properties of Tuscan olive oil. The harvest takes place in the olive groves of the farm or on a nearby property.
  • evenings dinner,  a different menu every evening.
  • Saturday Departure (transfer to Florence airport or station on request)

Language: Italian
Minimum age: 18 years
Levels: all


6 nights in single room with bathroom and full board (breakfast, light lunch and dinner, wine included) at the Fattoria


1 week € 910 (in single room)

1 week €850 per person (in double room)

Included in the fee: the whole program  as described above, the accompanying teacher and olive oil expert, accommodation in single room with full board

Not included : transfer from Florence station or airport to the Farm € 80 for 1 way

This course may also be chosen on dates out of the olive harvest season.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 25 September 2018 01:54