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... It is on display at the Textile Museum confirming its role as the primary cultural institution in Prato.
Next, at the museum’s café, we had a light snack before we continued following the tourist signs to the center of the old town. We were on the lookout for the biscotti di Prato – we turned a corner (still following the signs) and there it was!! As we entered the shop, we were greeted by a young woman whose English was ...
... a little lost in translation moment. The waitress tells us something about the front table, we think she says we can move there after she clears it but what she meant was that she needs to clear the table to set up our snacks. We wait patiently then Hinesh goes over to fix us our first plate - pesto, tomato paste and olives, asparagus, mushrooms all on bread and an omelette. Quite tasty and pretty filling. By the second plate we're pretty full and wonder how we are going to eat dinner ...
... crammed in the front middle seat between our driver and Susan. It was a stick shift, so that added to the logistical issues, having to keep my knees clear of the gear stick. But we stopped at our first winery Villa Montecchio, where we were given a wonderful tour through the cellars before sampling some of their excellent wine. Our tour included a mother and daughter from Boston, a mother and daughter, who was spending the month ...
... Chianti is made and a tour of their cellar. Then of course the wine tasting over lunch. Excellent fun. We then walked the 1 klm to San Gimignano on a back road. We all felt comfortable here. It could be that its a small place but its just enjoyable to look around every corner and look for tiny lanes that you haven't walked down yet. The view in every direction is fantastic. I have to remind myself that I am ...
When deciding which program I wanted to go abroad with, one reason AIFS stuck out was a two week orientation in Florence, Italy before classes actually began in Rome. The orientation would consist of getting acclimated to Italy, taking a 2 credit Italian class for three hours a day and meeting and getting to know all of the kids in the program. During this time period we also were able to take short day trips to Sienna and Pisa and ...