TWO Blackburn College students got the taste of Italy on work placement in Lake Garda.

Eli Moody, 17, and Ric Wallis, 18, are both Travel and Tourism students and they snapped up the chance of spending 10 days gaining valuable work experience through Al Fresco holidays.

Eli, from Great Harwood, and Ric, from Chorley, are both studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism Diploma and they loved the experience so much that Eli has stayed on until the end of June.

“We carried out tasks such as reception duty and preparing accommodation for new arrivals,” said Ric.