10 or 13 days
Cuneo region, Bra, Turin, Florence region, Parma, San Miniato, Bologna, Milan region 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 • Cuneo region

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Cuneo region

    Enjoy a welcome drink in Cuneo Region

    Enjoy dinner in Cuneo Region

  • Day 3: Cuneo Region • Bra • Turin

    Take an excursion to Bra and Turin

    Visit the Banca del Vino 

    Tour Turin with an expert local guide 

    Enjoy a chocolate tasting 

    Enjoy dinner in Cuneo Region

  • Day 4: Cuneo Region

    Visit Piedmont Farm, where you will:

    • Attend a cheese making demonstration
    • See traditional pig farming

    Enjoy lunch at Piedmont Farm 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Piedmont Wine Tasting

    Piedmont Wine Tasting

    Sample the distinctive wines of the region. 

  • Day 5: Cuneo Region • Parma • Florence

    Travel via Parma to Florence

    Spend a half day exploring Parma on your own

    Visit a local ham factory 

    Enjoy a traditional Florentine dinner 

  • Day 6: Florence

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tuscan wine tasting

    Tuscan wine tasting

    Sample the distinctive wines of the Tuscan region.

    Visit the Duomo

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise
  • Day 7: Florence • San Miniato

    Take an excursion to San Miniato

    Enjoy a local food tasting

    Enjoy a Tuscan virgin olive oil tasting

    Enjoy lunch at a Slow Food Association restaurant 

  • Day 8: Florence • Bologna

    Travel to Bologna

    Visit the University of Bologna 

    Tour Bologna with an expert local guide

    Visit the University of Bologna

    Enjoy a regional dinner in Bologna

  • Day 9: Bologna • Milan Region

    Participate in a cooking class

    Travel to Milan Region

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 10: Milan Region • Rome

    Travel by train to Rome

    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
    • Colosseum

    Participate in a cooking class

  • Day 12: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps

    Enjoy dinner in Rome

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Milan • Cuneo region

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to Cuneo region

    Enjoy a welcome drink in Cuneo Region

    Enjoy dinner in Cuneo Region

  • Day 3: Cuneo Region • Bra • Turin

    Take an excursion to Bra and Turin

    Visit the Banca del Vino 

    Tour Turin with an expert local guide 

    Enjoy a chocolate tasting 

    Enjoy dinner in Cuneo Region

  • Day 4: Cuneo Region

    Visit Piedmont Farm, where you will:

    • Attend a cheese making demonstration
    • See traditional pig farming

    Enjoy lunch at Piedmont Farm 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Piedmont Wine Tasting

    Piedmont Wine Tasting

    Sample the distinctive wines of the region. 

  • Day 5: Cuneo Region • Parma • Florence

    Travel via Parma to Florence

    Spend a half day exploring Parma on your own

    Visit a local ham factory 

    Enjoy a traditional Florentine dinner 

  • Day 6: Florence

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tuscan wine tasting

    Tuscan wine tasting

    Sample the distinctive wines of the Tuscan region.

    Visit the Duomo

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise
  • Day 7: Florence • San Miniato

    Take an excursion to San Miniato

    Enjoy a local food tasting

    Enjoy a Tuscan virgin olive oil tasting

    Enjoy lunch at a Slow Food Association restaurant 

  • Day 8: Florence • Bologna

    Travel to Bologna

    Visit the University of Bologna 

    Tour Bologna with an expert local guide

    Visit the University of Bologna

    Enjoy a regional dinner in Bologna

  • Day 9: Bologna • Milan Region

    Participate in a cooking class

    Travel to Milan Region

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 10: Milan Region • Rome

    Travel by train to Rome

    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
    • Colosseum

    Participate in a cooking class

  • Day 12: Rome

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps

    Enjoy dinner in Rome

  • Day 13: Depart for home

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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

    8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms; 11 with extension

  • 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.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • 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 tasting, Chocolate factory, Banca del Vino, Piedmont Farm, Ham factory, Duomo, 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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