Life in Tuscany
In Tuscany, student lodging is in Le Puscine, a former poderina (small farm) near Montelaterone. It consists of several buildings including a large, recently refurbished, stone main building with multiple apartments. The apartments have from one to three very generous bedrooms. Students sleep two to three to a room. Each apartment has a small kitchenette and private bathroom. Students also have access to a common room (with satellite TV), a bowling green, a laundry room, and a swimming pool. There is a certified lifeguard on site while the pool is open. Pre-College students and chaperons are the sole guests of Le Puscine during the program.
Dinners are at l’Olivastra, a local restaurant specializing in regional cuisine. The program provides three meals daily except on select field trips, where students are required to purchase lunch. Students should inform MICA of any special food needs or restrictions. Vegan diets cannot be accommodated, however, there are plenty of vegetarian options.