It's been a long time ago, around May1987, my wife and I became curious about a pamphlet which offered Italian courses, mixed with seminars in italian cooking, culture and history in Tuscany, this craddle of the Rennaissance.We were assigned a most charming independant villa 5 min walk further down, surrounded by its vinyards and a beautiful view over the hills of the area bathed in a magic light.. At first we apprehended spmehow the fact that most guests came from Germany, but it took us no time to find out they were a very pleasant, hiliarious company , some of them we stayed in touch for many years. The mornings were reserved for the well structured italian language course of different levels, as determined by a short entrance examination. The teachers were professional, helpful and friendly. so was the staff . The afternoons had different excursions, Siena, Lucca or San Gimignano or italian cooking. All in all, for a modest expenditure, we enjoyed one of our best and profitable vacation ever. .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nittardi is a 900 year old property which belonged once to Michelangelo Buonarroti. Today, it consists of five beautiful, lavishly restored apartments, each different in size and elegantly furnished. A stroll through the extensive sculpture garden and vineyards, followed by olive-oil and wine tasting in the cellars, is a beloved tradition for our guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fattoria Nittardi Castellina In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany