Alessandro Sorbello is undertaking a short Italian Language and culture course before taking a Tour to Tuscany this August/September.

This will be the last short course before he returns from Italy later this year.

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There will be a short language and culture course on Wednesday the 5th of August 2015 from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm and this will have Italian refreshments as well (Italian Antipasto).

Intensive Italian language and Culture Lesson – Places are strictly limited
Our absolute beginner’s class is an introduction into Italian Culture and language and is specifically designed and Ideal for those who are travelling to Italy and would like useful expressions and confidence in speaking Italian. You will learn the basics of the Italian language and some useful expressions and commonly used terms for visiting places like restaurants, taking the train, going shopping for groceries etc.
Wednesday the 5th of August from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
• Pronunciation Lesson
• At the Restaurant
• At the Train Station
• In the City
Cost Course $89.00
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World Kitchen: Tastes of Italy

Enjoy a morning exploring the tastes of Italy, including learning more about Italian food and wine – sample Sicilian Arancini, delicious dolce, wine appreciation/Tasting and more.

Presented by Italian Week producer and founding member of the Academia Italiana della Cucina in Queensland, Alessandro Sorbello as he presents his special guests.

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Free Entry and bookings are a must
strictly limited spaces. Book now.

1. New Farm Library, Saturday 17th October 2015, 10.30 – 11.30am
Contact New Farm Library on 3403 1062 to book

2. Kenmore Library, Saturday 14th November 2015 , 10.00am – 11.00am
Contact Kenmore Library on 3407 0258 to book

Creating Italian experiences has been a focus of the last 15 years for Alessandro. In 2007, he founded at the request of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs the official Italian Week in Queensland and has produced and directed the festival since its inception.

Between September 2009 – November 2013, Alessandro was the Queensland Delegate and founding member of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina in Queensland. A not for profit organization, founded in 1953 in Milan Italy and recognized by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Affairs as a ‘Cultural Institution’ with the purpose of protecting the immense heritage of Italian Cuisine and viticulture.

Here is the August update for the Alessandro Sorbello’s, Tours Of Tuscany. Immerse yourself in the current of sensation for a week of food, wine and culture in Tuscany.

Consider this your invitation to a journey into emotional engagement with the magnificent beauty and culture of one of Italy’s most charming regions.

Short relaxed tours with private driver and visiting the small villages around Tuscany.

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Tour dates 2015
Saturday 29th August 2015 to Saturday 5th September 2015 (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 12th September 2015 to Saturday 19th September 2015

Tour dates 2016
Saturday 2nd April 2016 to Saturday 9th April 2016
Saturday 16th April 2016 to Saturday 23rd April 2016

In conjunction with the recommendations of the Italian Academy of Cuisine, experience a series of dining experiences and Italian wines set in the backdrop of the Tuscany landscape, famous worldwide for its outstanding beauty.

Create beautiful experiences that will remain in your memory for a lifetime. Tours of Tuscany combines daily planned activities along with unstructured time that you may spend as you like. The 7 day tour will include visits to the following locations Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano, Anghiari, Cortona and Civita di Bagnoregio.

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Tour Summary cost includes:
Tour price AUD$3,600 per person based on twin share accommodation ($500 supplement for single room accommodation).

7 nights’ accommodation in a 4 Star Tuscan Farmhouse accommodation based on twin share.
5 day tours to itinerary locations including Montalcino, Anghiari, Civita di Bagnoregio, Cortona, Montepulciano and Pienza
7 breakfasts (continental)
6 lunches including local wines
5 dinners (from an open menu) at local trattoria’s and restaurants, including some recommended by the Academia Italiana della Cucina
All travel to and from tour locations as detailed on itinerary.
Flexibility on levels of participation on tours and dinners – come along or relax and enjoy the local settings – alternatively explore independently and re-group at a pre-arranged time and location.
Wine tasting at selected vineyards/ establishments
Transfers to and from the local train station (Arezzo) on your arrival and departure days
Daily one hour absolute beginner’s Italian language and culture lesson as taught at La Bella Figura.

Contact Alessandro on 0410 243 548 or [email protected] to make arrangements or make your booking.

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