Global Experience: Italy

Nettuno, Ferrara, Parma & Asti
Cultural tours in Rome, Venice, Bologna & Turin

Learning Beyond the Classroom

In GLB291: Global Food & Hospitality: Cuisine Culture and Perspectives, you’ll be immersed in one of the most beloved cultures across the globe. Known, respected, and adored for specialties like charcuterie, bread, cheese, and pasta, Italy is a rich source of inspiration aspiring chefs. In this 16-day educational adventure, you’ll explore the origins of traditional Italian foods. Practice authentic food preparation in Italian kitchens steeped in history.  And finesse your skills alongside local experts including vintners, farmers, and cheese, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and cured meat artisans. It’s no surprise that so many artists, chefs, writers, and musicians flock to Italy for inspiration. GLB291: Global Food & Hospitality: Cuisine Culture and Perspectives is sure to be an unforgettable, career-defining, and one-of-a-kind hands-on experience.

Travel Highlights

During this 16-day trip, you'll study the cuisine and Italian hospitality culture of three distinct regions of Italy including Lazio, Emilia Romagna, and Piemonte.

Rome

Rome

Fontana di Trevi

Bologna

Bologna

FICO Eataly World, Via Paolo Canali

Venice

Venice

A restaurant along the canal

Turin

Turin

Aerial view of the city

Experienced Faculty

Meet Your Faculty Guide

"Enrichment through travel experiences challenges a person. Something about being in a physical space, surrounded by sights, smells and sounds that are new and different, awakens the mind and heart that impacts each student in a very personal way. Students will be in an immersive experience fostering personal maturity, tolerance of ambiguity and intellectual growth. Through the lecture and carefully planned & guided travel to Italy, students will see benefits for career development, leadership skills, communication strategies and cultural awareness."

Chef Mary Trometter

Assistant Professor, Food & Hospitality Management/Culinary Arts

Itinerary*

  • Depart for Rome
  • Arrive in Rome, transfer by private bus to Nettuno
  • Dinner at hotel restaurant
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Tour of a local market
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Cooking class: Typical Cuisine of Nettuno
  • Dinner at the cooking institute
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Train from Nettuno to Rome
  • Hospitality Management Experience - visit hotels in Rome
  • Lunch on your own
  • Guided cultural tour of Rome
  • Dinner at a restaurant in Nettuno

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Cooking class: Typical Cuisine of Nettuno
  • Lunch at the cooking institute
  • Visit Catina Bacco vineyard and wine tasting
  • Dinner at local restaurant

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Free time at the beach
  • Lunch on your own
  • Visit to a WWII American Cemetery
  • Dinner at local restaurant
  • Breakfast at the hotel in Nettuno
  • Depart Nettuno to Bologna
  • Tour of Fico Eataly World - the largest agri-food park in the world
  • Lunch on your own
  • Dinner at restaurant in Ferrara
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Trip to a street or producer market
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Cooking class: Typical Cuisine of Ferrara
  • Dinner at the cooking institute
  • Train from Ferrara to Venice
  • Hospitality Management Experience - visit hotels in Venice
  • Cultural Tour of Venice
  • Lunch on your own in Venice
  • Dinner at restaurant in Ferrara
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Cooking class: Typical Cuisine of Ferrara
  • Lunch at cooking institute
  • Visit a vineyard in Prosecco
  • Dinner in Prosecco region
  • Depart for Parma
  • Stop in Modena to visit La Tradizione - a producer of traditional balsamic vinegar aged for 12 and 25 years. You will also visit a parmigiano reggiano cheese producer
  • Lunch at a restaurant in Modena
  • Dinner at a restaurant in Parma

 

  • Visit to Prosciutto Di Parma ham producer
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Cooking class at Academia Barilla
  • Dinner at Academia Barilla
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Departure from Parma to Asti
  • Lunch at the hotel
  • Visit to wineries: Babera D'Asti, Moscato D'Asti, and Spumante D'Asti
  • Visit to Cavallero, farm to table agritourism
  • Dinner at the farm's restaurant: Ca Bianca
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Hospitality Management Experience - visit a luxury hotel in Turin
  • Cultural tour of Turin - you will also visit a famous 1800' Coffees and Gianduia Chocolate
  • Lunch on your own
  • Dinner at a restaurant in Asti
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Cooking class: typical cuisine of Piedmont region
  • Lunch at cooking institute
  • Free time
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Travel home to the USA

*This is not the official itinerary, includes highlights only, and is subject to change. Students will receive official itinerary once enrolled in the course.

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