Sensational beauty and gastronomy await on this eight-night Italian adventure! During stays in Parma and Cortona, you’ll be immersed in the alluring spirit, culture and heritage of Italy’s delightful Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany regions. From Bologna’s storied university and porticoes to Parma’s lauded cathedral, charming medieval villages to beautiful country farms, these wondrous destinations will seduce all your senses. Get a taste of local life while strolling through Castell’Arquato and Vigoleno, and visit Orvieto, perched atop a stunning cliff. Savor culinary favorites beloved around the world, including parmesan cheese, prosciutto and Modena’s traditional balsamic vinegar. Sip and swirl locally made wines at a Tuscan winery and hone your cooking skills while learning to make typical regional dishes. Plus, ample free time allows you to linger in pretty piazzas or shop like a local at neighborhood stores and markets. This small-group journey features an exclusive lecture series, first-class hotels and an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner. Get ready for unforgettable moments in Italy!

  • Trip Itinerary

    Day 1. Depart U.S./Canada 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 home

  • Trip Highlights

    • Visit a cheese farm, olive mill and country winery
    • Explore the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the western world
    • Linger in the Umbrian hilltop town of Orvieto
    • Sample "liquid black gold," the Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena
    • Opt to visit the Ferrari estate, witness the outside of the workshops and the racetrack