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Royal Legacy of Italy
From Fri, Apr 27 to Sun Apr 29


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THE ROYAL LEGACY OF ITALY: TURIN AND THE PIEDMONT REGION

From Fri, April 27 to Sun, April 29

Cost: 300€

Turin is a striking, clean, and compact city of Italy's Northern region of Piedmont. It is a town of many beauties, that has been described as lively and splendid. There is certainly something for everyone in this city, which has flourished since its heyday in the 17th and 18th centuries. You can find anything from Baroque churches and palaces, to metal working, and a modern day Olympic Stadium. Turin also houses the second largest Egyptian museum of the world, after Cairo.
The ancient principality of Piedmont, the cradle of the Italian nation, and literally translates into 'at the foot of the mountains,' sits at the basin of the Alps. As its proximity would suggest, there are heavy French influences to be found in this region, especially in the peculiar culinary traditions. This area, in particular the low rolling hills known as the Langhe, is famed for its cuisine, considered by many to be the best in Italy. Chocolate and truffles are some of the local specialties. This region is also the home of the Nebbiolo grape, the variety that produces two of Italy's most famous wines: Barolo and Barbaresco.

Itinerary: 
Friday: Late departure from Florence to Turin, one stop along the way for a short break. Arrival in Turin, hotel check-in and group dinner in a local restaurant based on a set menu with typical dishes. Free time for the rest of evening.
Saturday: Breakfast in hotel, guided tour of the city of Torino, including entrance to selected sites. Group meal based on a set menu of typical products. Free time for the rest of the evening.
Sunday:
Breakfast in hotel, bus transfer to the Langhe region for a visit to a winery and lunch including a tasting of local wines. After the visit, departure to Florence. Arrival in Florence in the evening.
  • Round trip transportation from Florence
  • 2 nights in Hotel (multiple room) with breakfast
  • some meals
  • Guided walking tour of Turin
  • Guided visit to selected sites
  • Visit of a winery in Langhe with wine tasting and local products
  • Stop in a Langhe town for a short visit
  • Handouts
  • Field learning staff
  • Insurance
The activity does not include:
Whatever is not listed in the "included"paragraph

Learning outcomes: (cambiare)
  • List the political movements and the events, which led to the Unification of Italy.
  • Analyze the consequences of the Unification on the North/South polarity and the subsequent history of Italy.
  • Recognize the geographical production areas of products of excellence such as truffles, chocolate and Nebbiolo-based wines, like Barolo, Barbaresco and Langhe.
  • Identify the local reality and traditions, its history and the enogastronomic literature.

Payment deadline: 
Fri, April 20

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