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Italy: Tuscany & Emilia-Romagna

Incredible heritage and culinary history are yours to enjoy on this escape to Italy’s Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany regions. During stays in Parma and Cortona, uncover the spirit of these celebrated destinations. Witness Bologna’s porticoes and Parma’s lauded cathedral, and visit charming villages and beautiful farms.

Italy: Tuscany & Emilia-Romagna

Incredible heritage and culinary history are yours to enjoy on this escape to Italy’s Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany regions. During stays in Parma and Cortona, uncover the spirit of these celebrated destinations. Witness Bologna’s porticoes and Parma’s lauded cathedral, and visit charming villages and beautiful farms.

Highlights

  • See the eye-catching Parma Cathedral, the Teatro Regio di Parma, the Palazzo della Pilotta, and the Piazza Garibaldi, then get ready for a fun, hands-on pasta cooking class
  • Visit a cheese farm in the country, take a tour of the factory, and learn how expert cheese makers use centuries-old methods to turn milk, salt, and rennet into sensational parmesan cheese
  • In Cortona see the Piazza della Repubblica, the Museum of the Etruscan Academy, home to archaeological finds and Etruscan, Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works of art, mosaics, and collections of engraved gems
  • In Orvieto, visit to a family-run olive mill and take a guided tour and in Montalcino enjoy a tantalizing culinary experience at a family-owned winery in the region. Tour the winery and sample satisfying vintages and tasty local cheeses
This is a shared departure operated by AHI.

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Milan, Italy
Day 2: Milan | Parma
Day 3: Parma
Day 4: Parma | Vigoleno | Castell’Arquato
Day 5: Parma | Modena
Day 6: Parma | Bologna | Cortona
Day 7: Cortona
Day 8: Cortona | Orvieto
Day 9: Cortona | Montalcino
Day 10: Depart for U.S.

Host

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Cindy Schipani

Merwin H. Waterman Collegiate Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Business Law

Fun fact

I petitioned the court in Rome to recognize my daughters and me as Italian citizens and we were recently granted that status. My grandparents were born in Southern Italy and I have many relatives in the country. I’m also a huge Bruce Springsteen fan and one of my most exciting moments were when my daughter and I were pulled on stage at his concert in Nashville to dance with him during “Dancing in the Dark.”

U-M Role

I teach courses in business law, including business organizations, legal aspects of entrepreneurship, corporate governance and cross-cultural negotiations. My research interests are in corporate governance including duties of the board of directors and improving gender diversity. I also research cross-cultural issues in connection with negotiation strategies. I have co-authored a book on the role of business in promoting peaceful societies.

Trip Experience

Italy is a beautiful country, and a cultural and culinary haven. It is also quite literally in my blood. I have recently been recognized by Italy as an Italian citizen. I enjoy traveling with our fascinating alumni and learning about their life stories.

Available to Book
Sept. 3-12, 2024

Starting price

$4,295

Deposit per person

$600

Countries Visited

Italy

Activity Level

Medium
Sept. 3-12, 2024

Starting price

$4,295
*Single supplement applies

Deposit per person

$600

Countries Visited

Italy

Activity Level

Medium
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