Fancy a weekend of Italian history, culture and culinary delights without the plane journey and packing dilemmas? Bristol City Council has a fantastic Italian Study Weekend planned for 26th & 27th April.

Ok so you won’t actually be on the Rivera and there are no guarantees on the weather but you can take part in six brilliant workshops and enjoy delicious Italian lunches at the Stoke Lodge Centre in Stoke Bishop.

Workshops include art and film history, Italian music, ancient history, Italian wine, cookery, philosophy and literature as well as the opportunity for both complete beginners and the more advanced to practice the beautiful Italian language.

The whole weekend package including workshops, lunches and all refreshments costs £170. To find out more about the workshops and how to book visit or call 0117 903 8844.