Jazz In Tuscany
Jazz In Tuscany
While the participants of the Jazz Improvisation Workshop in Italy work on their music, guests will have the option of participating in the following activities:
Monday June 3 – Town of Vinci
Leonardo Museum and the House of Leonardo – (guests of musicians)
The town of Vinci, between the Valdelsa and Montalbano hills, boasts a well-preserved medieval center that is a delight to visit, known worldwide for being the birthplace of the greatest genius of the Italian Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci. The life of the town revolves around the eclectic Renaissance figure and Vinci itself has become a sort of diffused museum dedicated to the master.
If there is interest we will also stop by a local winery.
When: Monday June 3 from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Price: Euro 55
Includes: Transportation, visit of the old town, aperitif in the square or ice-cream, and the museum ticket
Tuesday June 4th – The Secrets of Tuscan Cuisine – (guests of musicians)
Lean to cook Italian dishes with a local chef! We’ll make ourselves a great lunch, inclusive of vegan and gluten-free options.
When: Tuesday June 4th from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Where: the kitchen of La Pineta
Price: Euro 75
Includes: all Ingredients and training by a chef, inclusive of lunch.
Tuesday June 4th – San Miniato – (Everyone can participate, musicians and guests)
Perched on a hill, just a short distance from the Arno, and halfway between Florence and Pisa. It was a contested territory for the two cities through the centuries. Famous for its exquisite white truffles, which are native to the area, San Miniato’s origins go back to the Etruscan-Roman age.
San Miniato Cathedral dates to 1200 and its unique facade decorations make a lasting impression.
San Miniato is part of the “slow food” network not only because of the white truffles but also for the local production of salami. We will walk around town and have an aperitif somewhere in town.
When: Tuesday June 4th from 3:30pm to 06:30pm
Where: San Miniato
Price: Euro 35
Includes: Transportation and Aperitif
Wednesday June 5 – Fucecchio Weekly Open Air Market – (guests of musicians only)
It was so much fun to visit this market last year, local vendors with food, clothing articles, produce and much more. Taste the local focaccia, have some cherries—this is a fun experience for all. We will start with a local breakfast then everyone can venture into the market and visit at their own pace.
When: Wednesday June 5 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Fucecchio open air market
Price: Euro 25
Includes: Transportation, visit of Fucecchio and cappuccino + croissant or another continental breakfast of your choice
Wednesday June 5 – Florence with Dinner – (Everyone can participate, musicians and guests)
This is a fun trip to do all together. We will leave La Pineta around 3pm and take a train from San Miniato to Florence. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes!
In Florence we will walk from the train station to Santa Maria Novella, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Santo Spirito and Santa Maria Del Carmine. We will stop for a drink and then have dinner in an old Osteria frequented mainly by locals from Florence.
When: Wednesday June 5 from 3:30 pm to 11:00pm
Price: Euro 95
Includes: Transportation, car + train, and dinner + wine
Thursday June 6 – Montecatini Alto & Montecatini Terme (guests of musicians only)
The charming towns of Montecatini have been known for centuries for their beauty and for the properties of the local spring water. After a short 30-minute drive we will visit the town of Montecatini Alta where we can grab some lunch in one of the many restaurants in the village. In the afternoon we will head to the Parco Delle Terme di Montecatini where we will the beautiful park and liberty buildings and have an opportunity to drink the thermal water.
When: Thursday June 6 from 10:30am to 06.00 pm
Where: Montecatini Alta and Montecatini Terme
Price: Euro 45
Includes: Transportation, visit of Montecatini Alta and visit of the parco delle terme.
Where:Torre di Fucecchio
Price: Euro 28
Includes: Dinner + wine
Price: Euro 75