Things You Can Learn On A Trip To Tuscany
Posted by Sonia 07/10/16
A trip to Tuscany can provide far more than just a holiday. If you are looking to get more from your travels, then grab the opportunity to take something away from your visit to Tuscany.
Getting involved in educational activities and one of a kind experiences can help to create memories that last. Bring a piece of Tuscany back with you by booking an experience you can learn from.
Here’s six things you can learn on a trip to Tuscany.
1. How to speak Italian
Why not enhance your Italian experience by booking a language lesson during your visit? If you are going to spend a fair amount of time in Tuscany, or plan to visit on a regular basis, then learning Italian is well worth it.
There are plenty of language schools in places like Florence. Even if you don’t manage to fit in a lesson, try and pick up some key words and phrases from the locals to help you get by.
2. How to taste wine properly
Learn to taste wine as the Italians do, and discover a wealth of information about wine on a wine tour. These tours offer you the chance to learn exactly how the wine is produced in Tuscany, and uncover what makes the wine here so special. You will also learn which wines go with which dishes, so that when you are dining out in Tuscany, you can select complementary wines to go with your meal.
3. How to ride a horse
This may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but of all the places to go horse riding, Tuscany should be at the top of your list. You can go on a romantic horse ride along the beach, or get some fresh air in the stunning countryside. If you have never ridden a horse before, you can book a lesson, and beginners can head out on a ride with a guide who knows the area.
4. How to cook Italian dishes
As well as its world class wines, Tuscany is also known for its culinary delights. Book a food tour or cooking class where you will learn how to make your favourite Italian dishes and find out where to buy all the ingredients. Then you can make some mouth-watering Tuscan dishes when you return home and reminisce about your trip.
5. How to ride a Segway
You might assume that riding a Segway is fairly straightforward, but it does take a bit of practice. The Segway tour guides will give you a brief at the beginning of your tour, explaining the basics. You will have the chance to get the hang of it, and after a few hours riding round a Tuscan city, you will feel like a pro. Segways are a handy way to see everything cities like Florence, Pisa and Siena have to offer.
The scenery in Tuscany will blow you away, and knowing some basic photography skills can help you to capture it more accurately. You can go on photography courses and book photography lessons whilst in Tuscany. Play around with different settings and visit a few different spots to take some truly breath-taking shots.