Universo - Montecatini Terme
Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
First stop today was the Italian port of La Spezia which was about a one hour bus ride from our hotel where we caught a ferry to Porto Venere. Had beautiful day to appreciate the harbour with a large Italian navel base and marines. Port Venere is just a beautiful small seaside village with an old stone church on the headland. Luckily with it being …
... in Siena and get off the bus. We stuck to the main historic area of the city, with its brick buildings and hilly streets. The core of the city is all pedestrian-only, which was such a treat. There are lots of shops selling everything from local food to fine leather purses. The only thing modern are the inside of the shops themselves and the goods they sell; the exteriors look like they're right out of the 16th century. You can easily picture what it would ...
... left, so it was really fun. We ended the night, of course, with secret bakery and I actually ate 4 pastries. I think the guy gave us some extra…but I didn’t question it.
In class the next day, we learned how to cook with wine. We made panna cotta al Chianti (cooked cream with Chianti reduction) and vitella al marsala (veal with Marsala wine) Both of them were delicious. After that, I met up with some friends and we went and got gelato at a really good ...
Monday and Wednesday
-History and Culture of Food: 9am-10:30am
-Cross Cultural Psychology: 11am-12:30pm
-Study of Family Business: 3:00pm-4:30pm
-Italian 1 for beginners: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday
-Italian 1 for beginners:5:00pm-6:00pm
My first day of classes was a success! It's definitely going to be a different style going ...
... our bags and instruments in the locked storage and went into town to explore and find lunch. Lots of food places were open but all the shopping was closed for the midday break from 12:30 to 4:00pm. Then back to the hotel to check in.
Students reported for rehearsal from 3 to 5, had a short break to dress in concert wear and off to the performance site.
The group performed in the little town square at a venue ...