Region: Tuscany
Saturday, June 15


chiantiback

Cost: 85€

This Field Learning activity focuses on a small but culturally packed location set in the picturesque hills surrounding Florence. Just 15 kilometers from the city center of Florence, it is possible to find yourself on the edge of the Chianti Classico area, exploring the lively Tuscan town of Impruneta. Impruneta was known in ancient times as “in prunetis” or “in pineta” (within the pine woods) and remnants of beautiful pine forests may still be seen interspersed among the olive groves on the surrounding hills. Impruneta is the home of Tuscan terracotta as well as hand-painted ceramics. This Field Learning activity will allow students to discover the town of Impruneta. They will understand the importance of Impruneta’s world famous terracotta and have the opportunity to tour the kilns and learn how clay is made. 

Itinerary: 

Morning departure from Florence to Impruneta. Visit of the town, main church, museum and terracotta kiln. Research time for FL assignment, walk through rural Tuscany, light lunch, time to work on FL assignment and free time. Return to Florence in the early evening.. 

The activity includes: 

  • Round-trip transportation 
  • Entry fees and guided visit of selected sites
  • Field learning staff on-site
  • Insurance

The activity does not include: 

  • Meals not listed above
  • Entrance fees or costs associated to sites/activities visited on one's own 


Learning outcomes:

  • Recognize the characteristics of Cultural Heritage Tourism in Italy
  • Evaluate the importance of craftsmanship in Italian/Tuscan culture and economy
  • Display knowledge of the different processes involved in the production terracotta pottery
  • Familiarize with the Chianti region and discover a more “off the beaten track” destination

Payment deadline: 
Thur, June 13


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