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Cultures & Classrooms: Italy



In Reggio Emilia, explore Italy’s educational system as you participate in local school visits and interact with educators and students from the community. Discover the many cultural influences that have made Italy a country steeped in culinary heritage as you visit historical sights. In Rome, connect culture to cuisine as you explore community ties to food in Italy and across Europe.

Your tour of Italy will influence your perspective of the Summit theme—the Future of Food—as you come together with your fellow educators for a two-day Summit conference in Milan, Italy, July 89, 2017. Hear from world-renowned speakers, attend expert-led workshops, and gain valuable insight into how food connects plates, people, politics and culture, as you explore the role of education in tackling global issues like the Future of Food.


Tour length
9 days

Tour highlights
Colosseum, Roman Forum, Eataly workshop, cooking class and meal, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Global Leadership Summit






Day 1: Overnight flight to Italy
Meet your Tour Director at the airport

Day 2: Rome
Arrive in Rome
Welcome Dinner

Day 3: Rome
Take an expertly guided tour of Rome
Visit the Colosseum
Visit the Roman Forum
Participate in an EATaly workshop
Enjoy a cooking class and meal

Day 4: Rome
Take an expertly guided tour of Vatican City
Visit the Sistine Chapel
Visit St. Peter’s Basilica
Enjoy a World Food Program discussion and workshop

Day 5: Reggio Emilia
Enjoy free time in Bologna before transferring to Reggio Emilia

Day 6: Fly to Milan
Enjoy a vineyard tour and lunch
Global Leadership Summit Welcome and Dinner

Day 7: Milan
Day 1 of Global Leadership Summit
Professional Learning social hour

Day 8: Milan
Day 2 of Global Leadership Summit
Participate in a reflection session
Closing Dinner

Day 9: Return home
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home

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