Italian Language and Cooking Classes:
The Italian language and cooking courses last one week and consist of daily classes of four hours each. Each lesson starts with an introduction to the common words and phrases used in the kitchen followed by the hands-on experience of preparing a meal together with the chef. The courses are held in English.
You will learn to prepare the typical plates of Reggio Emilia: tortelli, lasagne, cappelletti, erbazzone, different types of condiments for pasta, and traditional desserts. We will eat what we have cooked together for lunch. We can also visit local wine cellars, Parmesan cheese producers and balsamic vinegar producers.
It is also possible to go to the market with the Italian teachers to buy the necessary ingredients for the day and to learn the way in which to ask for and purchase goods from the market in Italian.
The courses are held at the agriturismo where rooms are available for overnight accommodation. The agriturismo is located 4 kms from the center of Reggio Emilia and is easily reached by bus or by bicycle.
Reggio Emilia accommodation:
Our school offers free assistance to find accommodation. All types of accommodation, except farmhouses, are located near the school and are reachable with public transport. Accommodation is reserved starting from the Sunday before the beginning of the course until the Saturday morning following the end of the course, unless students request a different time period.
- Room in a flat with other students or with a family - students can also stay in a flat by themselves. The price includes utilities (water, electricity, gas and heating). The owner provides bed linen and towels. Students are responsible to pay the owner within the second day upon their arrival. Students must let the owner know the day and the time of their arrival at least one week in advance.
- Farmhouse - a “farmhouse” is a properly equipped farm in the country. It is the perfect accommodation for those who wish to study, relax and enjoy nature. Payment will be made according to the farmhouse keeper’s terms.
- Hotel and Bed & Breakfast - payment will be made according to the hotel keeper’s terms.
- Youth Hostel - the Youth Hostel is located in a prestigious building in the historical center. It also has family bedrooms. Payment will be made according to the youth hostel keeper’s terms.
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