• Exploring the Italian Cuisine


I loved this study abroad experience! I was able to see a lot of the highlights of Italy and nutrition involved in the cuisine.

Student participant, UGA Nutritional Tour of Greece and Italy

  • Academic Field(s)

    Hospitality and Tourism

  • Destinations

    Florence, Rome, and Sorrento

  • Duration

    11 days

  • Accommodation

    2 or 3-star hotels in Florence, Rome and Sorrento

Explore Italian culture and history through the universal language of food. Gain first-hand knowledge and understanding through the exploration of deep-rooted regional cuisines and develop an appreciation of the culinary cultures by touring and tasting regional specialties.

  • DAY 1

    • Overnight flight to Florence, Italy (group flight can be booked separately)

    Stay 3 nights at a 3-star hotel in Florence

    • Arrival at Florence Peretola Airport (FLR)
    • Check-in at the hotel and orientation session by your CEPA On-Site Coordinator
    • Welcome dinner at an Italian restaurant
    • Guided tour of the Mercato Centrale, where vendors sell various primary ingredients of the Tuscan cuisine (tasting included)
    • Visit Eataly Firenze to learn about high-quality Italian products and the true taste of Florence
    • Guided walking tour of Florence, including a tour of the Duomo
    • Visit a winery in the Tuscan region, including a tasting, where you will learn about wine production
    • Visit an olive oil mill in Volterra to get an introduction into the culture of olive growing in Tuscany (tasting included)
  • DAY 5-6: ROME

    Stay 2 nights at a 2-star hotel in Rome

    • Check-in at the hotel and orientation session by your CEPA On-Site Coordinator
    • Guided walking tour of Rome to see among others the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish steps, and many other highlights of the “Eternal City”
    • Cooking class, during which you will prepare a 3-course meal of the regional Roman cuisine

    Stay 3 nights at a 3-star hotel in Sorrento

    • Guided tour of Pompeii, a ruined and partially buried Roman city. It was destroyed and completely buried during a catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 and rediscovered in 1748.
    • Check-in at the hotel and orientation session by your CEPA On-Site Coordinator
    • Visit a limoncello and cheese factory to learn about the production of the famous limoncello and the mozzarella cheese and to taste some of their specialties
  • DAY 9-11: CAPRI - ROME

    • Round-trip ferry tickets to and from Capri
    • Free day on the island of Capri. You may wander through the streets of the historic center of Capri.

    Stay 1 night at a 2-star hotel in Rome

    • Check-in at the hotel
    • Farewell dinner at an Italian restaurant
    • Departure from Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
  • What’s included in this sample itinerary:

    Academic and professional excursions with special presentations • cultural excursions and field trips with local, bilingual guides • entrance fees and reservations • accommodation in 2- and 3-star hotels (twin rooms for students; single room for the faculty) • daily breakfast • welcome and farewell dinner • cooking class • local transportation by private bus as needed • ferry tickets • public transportation passes in Rome • on-site coordinator during excursions • orientation sessions • time to study, instruct, and explore

  • Program fee starting at € 2,120 per participant based on a group size of 15
  • All program fees are calculated to include participation of one accompanying faculty or group leader.
  • Prices are based on a minimum number of 15 or 20 paying participants.
  • The actual quote for a tailored program will vary depending on different factors, for example: the actual program dates, the final participant number, the duration of the program, the visits and excursions included, as well as varying exchange rates

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