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Online Program

Adventures Online: Discover the Hidden Treasures of Tuscany

Program No. 24333RJ
Whether you’d love to learn about Pisa’s leaning tower or get insight into Tuscan gastronomy, discover the best of Tuscany during an online learning adventure, live from Italy!

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At a Glance

In the intimate capitals and landscapes of Tuscany, ancient traditions are preserved in everyday life. Discover these traditions as you join a local expert for a look at the rich culture and idyllic landscapes of Tuscany during this online learning adventure, live from Italy! Get a first-hand look at the city of Pisa and the Tuscan countryside on virtual field trips, and observe the preparation of a local dish during a live cooking demonstration at a rural Tuscan home. Through daily lectures, learn about topics ranging from Italian history to women in winemaking, the traditions of Tuscan gastronomy and more. Go behind-the-scenes at Siena’s renowned “Palio,” a horse race dating from the Middle Ages. Get to know your fellow Road Scholars as you learn about local customs, traditions and folklore!

What You'll Learn

  • Explore the city of Pisa during a virtual field trip that leads you to its famous leaning tower, Miracles Square and much more.
  • Join a local expert for a cooking class live from her rural Tuscan home and learn how to make a traditional Tuscan favorite dish.
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Siena Palio horse race, a tradition dating from the Middle Ages, during a presentation by a local expert.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand.
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