Global Experience: Italy

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

Learning Beyond the Classroom

In GLB291: Global Food & Hospitality: Cuisine, Culture & 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 & 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 four distinct regions of Italy including Lazio, Emilia Romagna, Friuli, and Piemonte.



Fontana di Trevi



FICO Eataly World, Via Paolo Canali



A restaurant along the canal



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


  • Depart for Rome
  • Arrive in Rome, transfer by private bus to Nettuno
  • Dinner at hotel restaurant
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Tour of an extra virgin olive oil producer
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Cooking class: Typical Cuisine of Anzio-Nettuno/Lazio Region
  • Dinner at the cooking institute
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Free time at the beach and visit to the WWII American Cemetery
  • Lunch at a local restaurant 
  • Cooking class: Typical Cuisine of Anzio-Nettuno/Lazio Region
  • 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
  • Cultural tour of Rome
  • Dinner at local restaurant in Nettuno


  • Private transportation to Bologna
  • Tour of Fico Eataly World - the largest agri-food park in the world
  • Lunch on your own
  • Dinner at local restaurant
  • Breakfast 
  • Tour a Prosciutto di Parma ham producer
  • Cooking class: Typical Parma cuisine Emilia-Romagna region 
  • Dinner 
  • Breakfast 
  • Visit to a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese producer
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Modena
  • Visit to a "La Tradizone" of traditional balsamic vinegar producer
  • Dinner at a local restaurant in Parma
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Trieste
  • Dinner at a local restaurant 
  • Breakfast 
  • Illy University of Coffee
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Bar hunting Illy Customer Service at the Illy Coffee Shop
  • Dinner at local restaurant 
  • Train to Venice
  • Visit hotels in Venice - Hospitality Management Experience
  • Venice cultural tour
  • Lunch on your own & free time in Venice
  • Dinner at a local restaurant in Trieste


  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Private transport to Asti
  • Visit Prosecco wine producer
  • Lunch at wine producer
  • Breakfast
  • Train to Turin
  • Visit the famous 1800' Coffees and Gianduia Chocolate
  • Lunch on your own
  • Cultural tour of turin
  • Dinner at a restaurant in Asti
  • Breakfast
  • Cooking class: Typical cuisine of Piedmont region
  • Lunch at cooking institute
  • Visit wineries: Babera D'Asti, Moscato D'Asti, Spumate D'Asti
  • Visit farm-to-table agritourism
  • Dinner at the farm's restaurant 
  • Breakfast
  • Visit the black truffle tartuflanghe 
  • Truffle lecture and lab visit (possibly truffle hunting)
  • Tasting and aperitif with truffle products and Piedmontese wine
  • 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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