10 or 13 days
Milan region, Turin, Cuneo region, Liguria, Florence, San Miniato, Bologna and Parma, with extension to Rome

Experience the winding vineyards and earthy farms that are at the heart of the Old Country.

Taste the unique flavor of Italy through the lens of tradition—all while having enough time to stop and smell the basil. Devour culinary lessons that you can only learn from behind the stove, and discover the meaning of the Slow Food movement that continues to influence the global community.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Milan • Turin

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Turin

    Enjoy dinner in Turin, an area famous for playing host to Slow Food’s Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre conferences

  • Day 3: Turin • Cuneo region

    Travel via Turin sites to the Cuneo region, known for its specialized pasta called ravioli al plin  

    Take a tour of Turin

    With an expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza San Carlo, located between the impressive San Carlo and Santa Christina churches
    • The Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista, where the Shroud of Turin is kept 

    Enjoy dinner in Cuneo Region

  • Day 4: Cuneo region

    Visit Piedmont Farm, where you will:

    • Attend a cheese making demonstration
    • See traditional pig farming

    Visit the Banca del Vino, the renowned museum and storage facility of the world’s most prestigious wines

    Enjoy lunch at Piedmont Farm and sample delicious farm products

    Spend a half day exploring Cuneo on your own

  • Day 5: Cuneo region • Liguria region • Florence

    Travel to Florence via Liguria, known for its fresh seafood and fragrant herbs

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 6: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria, which is lined with classic statues
    • Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge where many of Florence’s famed leather and gold artisans still keep shop 
    • Basilica of Santa Croce, where Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo and others are buried 
    • Gates of Paradise, bronzed doors that depict scenes from the Old Testament and are considered an icon of the Renaissance 
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tuscan wine tasting

    Tuscan wine tasting

    Sample the distinctive wines of the Tuscan region.

  • Day 7: Florence • San Miniato • Bologna

    Take an excursion to San Miniato, best known in culinary circles for its white truffles 

    Enjoy a local food tasting

    Enjoy a Tuscan virgin olive oil tasting, and learn how olive oil is made and sample a variety of mouth-watering delicacies

    Enjoy lunch at a Slow Food Association restaurant, made in accordance to traditional Slow Food methods 

    Travel to Bologna, well-known for its famous dish—tagliatelle al Ragù—commonly known as spaghetti Bolognese  

  • Day 8: Bologna

    Visit the University of Bologna, the oldest existing university in Europe founded in 1088

    Take a tour of Bologna

    With an expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza del Nettuno, which features a once-controversial statue of Neptune and the seductive sirens
    • Basilica di San Petronio, Bologna's beloved church which was the site of Charles V coronation 
    • Palazzo Comunale, Bologna’s 14th-century town hall

    Test your culinary skills and learn from the experts in a cooking class, enjoying your tasty creation at the end

  • Day 9: Bologna • Parma • Milan Region

    Travel to the Milan Region via Parma, another culinary capital known for its meats and cheeses 

    Visit a local Parmigiano cheese factory to test and savor one of their most prominent local culinary traditions

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 10: Milan Region • Rome

    Travel by train to Rome, Italy's historic capital where the Roman Empire flourished and left an enduring mark

    Spend a half day exploring Rome on your own

  • Day 11: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Roman Forum, marking the former heart of the Roman Empire where Julius Caesar gave many of his political speeches
    • The Colosseum, the world’s most famous arena used for gladiatorial combat

    Participate in a cooking class with an Italian chef as you learn to cook a traditional meal 

  • Day 12: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City, the headquarter of the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s breathtaking frescoes
    • St. Peter’s Basilica, a site of religious and historical significance over which the Pope presides

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain, Rome's iconic landmark
    • Pantheon, built to honor all the gods of Rome
    • Piazza Navona, a lively square lined with restaurants and shops
    • Spanish Steps, Europe's widest staircase

    Enjoy dinner in Rome

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Milan • Turin

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Turin

    Enjoy dinner in Turin, an area famous for playing host to Slow Food’s Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre conferences

  • Day 3: Turin • Cuneo region

    Travel via Turin sites to the Cuneo region, known for its specialized pasta called ravioli al plin  

    Take a tour of Turin

    With an expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza San Carlo, located between the impressive San Carlo and Santa Christina churches
    • The Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista, where the Shroud of Turin is kept 

    Enjoy dinner in Cuneo Region

  • Day 4: Cuneo region

    Visit Piedmont Farm, where you will:

    • Attend a cheese making demonstration
    • See traditional pig farming

    Visit the Banca del Vino, the renowned museum and storage facility of the world’s most prestigious wines

    Enjoy lunch at Piedmont Farm and sample delicious farm products

    Spend a half day exploring Cuneo on your own

  • Day 5: Cuneo region • Liguria region • Florence

    Travel to Florence via Liguria, known for its fresh seafood and fragrant herbs

    Enjoy dinner in Florence

  • Day 6: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria, which is lined with classic statues
    • Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge where many of Florence’s famed leather and gold artisans still keep shop 
    • Basilica of Santa Croce, where Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo and others are buried 
    • Gates of Paradise, bronzed doors that depict scenes from the Old Testament and are considered an icon of the Renaissance 
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tuscan wine tasting

    Tuscan wine tasting

    Sample the distinctive wines of the Tuscan region.

  • Day 7: Florence • San Miniato • Bologna

    Take an excursion to San Miniato, best known in culinary circles for its white truffles 

    Enjoy a local food tasting

    Enjoy a Tuscan virgin olive oil tasting, and learn how olive oil is made and sample a variety of mouth-watering delicacies

    Enjoy lunch at a Slow Food Association restaurant, made in accordance to traditional Slow Food methods 

    Travel to Bologna, well-known for its famous dish—tagliatelle al Ragù—commonly known as spaghetti Bolognese  

  • Day 8: Bologna

    Visit the University of Bologna, the oldest existing university in Europe founded in 1088

    Take a tour of Bologna

    With an expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza del Nettuno, which features a once-controversial statue of Neptune and the seductive sirens
    • Basilica di San Petronio, Bologna's beloved church which was the site of Charles V coronation 
    • Palazzo Comunale, Bologna’s 14th-century town hall

    Test your culinary skills and learn from the experts in a cooking class, enjoying your tasty creation at the end

  • Day 9: Bologna • Parma • Milan Region

    Travel to the Milan Region via Parma, another culinary capital known for its meats and cheeses 

    Visit a local Parmigiano cheese factory to test and savor one of their most prominent local culinary traditions

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 10: Milan Region • Rome

    Travel by train to Rome, Italy's historic capital where the Roman Empire flourished and left an enduring mark

    Spend a half day exploring Rome on your own

  • Day 11: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Roman Forum, marking the former heart of the Roman Empire where Julius Caesar gave many of his political speeches
    • The Colosseum, the world’s most famous arena used for gladiatorial combat

    Participate in a cooking class with an Italian chef as you learn to cook a traditional meal 

  • Day 12: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City, the headquarter of the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s breathtaking frescoes
    • St. Peter’s Basilica, a site of religious and historical significance over which the Pope presides

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain, Rome's iconic landmark
    • Pantheon, built to honor all the gods of Rome
    • Piazza Navona, a lively square lined with restaurants and shops
    • Spanish Steps, Europe's widest staircase

    Enjoy dinner in Rome

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources

With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
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EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

See the resources you get


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A Taste of Italy
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Amazing experience!!!

Absolutely loved it! Had a great time, learned a lot, ate amazing food, and got some amazing pictures and memories!!! ...
ItalyGirl123 / Student traveler
Buffalo, New York / Posted on March 08, 2017

Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • EF Global Learning Toolkit

    To capitalize on moments for building empathy, awareness, and adaptability in a global environment, we offer a number of different tools designed to help educators facilitate student growth abroad and on campus, including academically enriched travel programs, industry engagement opportunities, global learning resources, and a Global Competencies Assessment tool.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Chocolate factory, Banca del Vino, Piedmont Farm, Tuscan virgin olive oil tasting, University of Bologna, cooking class; with extension: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Cooking class, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.


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