CHIARA’S TUSCANY EXPERIENCES

Chiara’sTuscany”   is a Love Affair with Tuscany & the Italian language :  Chiara and her Team  promote a new way of Learning Italian and discovering Tuscany. This is not a school , this is Experiential Learning and Experiential Travelling.

We can help you discover Tuscany as well as learn or improve the  Italian language through Experiences, without having to attend a school. or in addition to a traditional course.

 CHIARA’S TUSCANY EXPERIENCES

Chiara's Tuscany
Chiara’s Tuscany

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

    • ETRUSCAN INSPIRED – BOTANICAL BEAUTY (about 2 hrs) :Tuscany  was home for one of the most fascinating population: the Etruscans, renowned for their deep knowledge of herbs, plants and oils properties for health as well as beauty.   Inspired by the many gifts that nature all around us offer and the old Etruscan wisdom, we have created a workshop dedicated to all the people passionate about organic beauty products and ancient recipes.  Learn how to make your own body treats and leave with products entirely made by yourself
Workshop
Workshop
  •  LA NATURA NEL CASSETTO –  Nature at your fingertips (about 2 hrs): A series of creative botanical workshops with a variety of  topics to choose from . An olfactory  experience to explore the world of essential oils and plants and create your own botanical products.
Back to Nature
Back to Nature
  • ITALIANO in CUCINA: A course of Italian language for people passionate about Tuscan food, together with authentic cooking experience.   How do you understand an Italian recipe? How do you say cut, chop, mix? A dedicated language tutor together with a renowned Chef, will teach you the secrets of traditional recipes  after a fun Italian lesson.  At the end of the experience you’ll cook and eat the products of your own Tuscan food!

    Italiano in Cucina
    Learn Italiano in Cucina

 EXPERIENCES ” A PIEDI “

  • CAFFE’ CON CHIARA – BASIC ITALIAN to get by, COFFEE CULTURE, CURIOSITÀ,  & LIFESTYLEUnderstanding Italy through the language:  Follow me on a stroll in Siena starting the experience in the morning in front of a cup of coffee and a pastry.  I’ll provide the meeting point at a nice cafè.  We’ll get to know each others and you will learn basic Italian expressions to introduce yourself and meet other people (about 1 hour Italian lesson).
    Caffè e giornale
    Caffè e giornale

    I will then take you for a walk in the old town to discover artisans and artists laboratories hidden among the narrow alleys.  We’ll visit some interesting food shopping places while learning some new language expressions for ordering food at  restaurants/cafés and make grocery shopping.  We will meet vendors and you’ ll have the chance to practice Italian.

    While learning the language, I will also teach you some curiosities about food culture in Italy. Our experience will end with a stop  in one of my favourite places where you can enjoy  cheese and salumi tasting …all to help you better understanding Italy of course!

    glass of red wine
    glass of red wine

    Participating to my experience won’t make you fluent in Italian, but you will be able to order coffee , food and do some shopping using useful  words and phrases while in Italy. You’ll get to meet locals and I will help you understanding Italian lifestyle and habits.

    The experience includes a  linguistic guide for surviving in Italy.

 

 

  • ICE CREAM MAKING – GELATO EXPERIENCE:  Is ice cream (GELATO)  from Italy? How is Italian ice cream made? Who made the first ice cream?  Practice how to order, choose your favorite flavour in Italian and see how artisanal  Italian  ice cream is made! Gelato tours will begin with a 30 min Italian lesson to learn basic vocabulary and expressions on how to order and choose Gelato.
  • We will then  walk to my favourite ice cream maker’s shop in the heart of Siena to discover all the secrets  of artisanal Italian  ice cream.  Our experience  includes a  language mini guide to the world of Gelato and   a delicious ice cream taste at the end.
  • Meeting point will be comunicated when booking
  • gelato artigianale
    gelato artigianale
  • Out of the beaten track SHOPPING TOUR : Follow us in Siena for a stroll  in search of  disappearing independents shops, lookinging  for  the perfect gift for yourself or your loved ones back home or just enjoying window-shopping in perfect Italian-style .
cappelli fatti a mano
cappelli fatti a mano
  • ART & ARTISAN TOUR: Follow us inside artisans workshops, discovering ancient professions which are disappearing. Meet  artisans and artists while at work, interview them, see how things are made and learn to appreciate the work behind the scene.
studio silice
studio silice
  • SMARTPHONE- STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: Meet Lesley, experienced photographer, for this special walking tour created to show you Siena and Tuscany via your smartphone and teach you how to take great travel pictures and catch details. Street Photography with coffee break and time to learn editing tips and tricks for layouts and posting on social medias.
  • Street photography
    Street photography

TAILORED – MADE LANGUAGE LESSONS

  • Customized ITALIAN LESSON: One to one, or small groups, we can organize individual  or small groups lessons   tailored-made according to your needs and interests