A Typical Week
Mon: AM9-12 Italian class. PM: 12-1 Yoga or other mindfulness practice followed by group gathering for cooking/lunch/discussion at the Bel Camino center.
Tue: AM9-12 Italian class. PM: 12-1 Continued exploration of Siena (visit to a museum, a chat with the locals or a walkabout town, e.g.) followed by lunch on own and free time for individual pursuits.
Wed: AM9-12 Italian class. PM: 12-1 Seminar on slow food, olive oil or wine followed by either a cooking class, an olive oil or wine-tasting or an engaging excursion (to an organic farm or vineyard, e.g.).
Thu: AM9-12 Italian class. PM: 12-1 Seminar on creativity (writing or drawing, e.g.) followed by lunch on own and free time for individual pursuits.
Fri: AM9-12 Italian class. PM: Free afternoon (in case of weekend travel, participants can leave AFTER class Friday).
Sat: Bel Camino hosts an excursion every other Saturday (alternate Saturdays are free) to a site of cultural interest in Tuscany or another province. Included among these trips are two overnighters, which depart on Friday afternoon and return Sunday evening.
Sun: Free. Time for: doing laundry, sketching the Duomo, skipping up to Florence to see the David, enjoying a Siena vs Perugia soccer match, chatting up an Italian coed at the corner café, sitting in the Campo reading Dante and sipping a cappuccino in the sunlight…
Though this is the schedule of a typical week in Siena, some changes in the schedule may, and are liable to, occur. Please be flexible!