MARCH BREAK 2019
TUSCANY - FIRENZE & MONTE AMIATA
Hi Five For Life has designed a truly unique Grade 7-8 students transformational trip. Middle school is often a time of turbulence, seismic hormonal shifts and a confusion. We offer the opportunity for kids to step into the beauty of Tuscany, Italy and become immersed in 10 days of support, enrichment and fantastically fun experiences grounded in our Hi Five For Life Seeds:
- Restful sleeps surrounded by quiet in the country
- Outdoor and Indoor yoga practice, fun activities in nature including interacting with the animals in the farm
- Experiencing and learn about sustainability and organic farms
- Harvesting organic vegetables and fruit from the farm
- Cooking delicious meals with local products
- Connecting with nature
The trip starts from the moment we meet at the airport. We prepare our journals and begin learning the language and culture of Italy by Paola Dotta; our Native Italian. We then set out to explore using our Hi Five For life lens every step of the way.
A portion of the trip will be spent at an authentic Tuscan agriturismo. Kids learn growing, harvesting, preparing, and of course eating their own food. Days include roaming around in the countryside, tasting new fresh foods, helping in the cooking process, collaboration and supporting each other in new environments, playing with animals and enjoying the stunning setting.
We will have plenty of time to play outside and do numerous activities including art, fun yoga, acroyoga and meditation to calm ourselves before going to bed.
Our trip will spend a night in Florence where they will explore the rich history and tradition of Italian art and its influences on global society and culture. They will make a cover to their journal at the famous Florence leather school and visit the local food markets, and stopping for delectable gelato along the way.
ABOUT THE AGRITURISMO
Set in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma, surrounded by woodlands, vineyards, olive groves and mountain streams, with spectacular views and untouched landscapes, Agriturismo LE PIANORE https://www.lepianore.it/ will host our amazing program.
Le Pianore is a CCPB certified organic farmstead which has more than 30 hectares of woodlands traversed by the Zancona river and its tributaries. They manage our forests to provide the wood we need, ensuring forest regeneration and sustainable energy use. With more than 80% of our energy coming from renewable sources (solar panels and sustainably managed wood), they are proudly on their way to reaching their ultimate goal of total energy self-sufficiency. Furthermore, all water destined for agricultural use, including irrigation of the vegetable gardens, comes directly from the spring that bubbles up behind Maladina.
- Hi Five For Life Program
- Hi Five For Life Journal
- Italian language course
- Accommodation at the Agriturismo Le Pianore and AirB&B in Firenze
- Local Food
- Transportation from Firenze airport to the agriturismo
- Transportation from the agriturismo to the AirB&B in Firenze
- Transportation to Firenze Airport
Flight is not included.
Please inquire below for trip costs and more details.