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Flavors of Northern Italy

Date: Sat, September 30, 2017 - Sun, October 8, 2017

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: Starting price is $3,995

Activity Level: Easy

Region: Europe

Arrangements: Orbridge

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Settle in and spend time learning and enjoying Northern Italian culinary traditions con gusto. A key ingredient of this signature journey is the luxury of unpacking once and dedicating your days to the rich cultural opportunities unique to this region.

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Itinerary:

Day 1: En route from U.S. 
Day 2: Arrive in Verona, Italy
Day 3: Verona
Day 4: Valeggio sul Mincio / Valpolicella
Day 5: Vallagarina / Lago di Garda
Day 6: Modena / Mantua
Day 7: Lessinia
Day 8: Sirmione
Day 9: Depart Verona

Optional Extension:
     Day 9: Depart Verona / Arrive Venice
     Day 10: Venice / Guided Sightseeing
     Day 11: Venice
     Day 12: Depart Venice

Your Home in Northern Italy: Borgo San Donino

Within arm’s reach of the rich Veneto and Emilia Romagna producing regions lies Borgo San Donino, a charming farmhouse on the Selva Capuzza wine estate. Stroll its grounds and you might see grapevines being carefully tended by hand or olives ripening for the estate’s own olive oil, just steps away from tables where the harvest is reincarnated in signature wines and local dishes. After a day’s adventures, consider restoring your senses amidst the comfortable atmosphere of your apartment—inspired, as you will be, by the beauty of Northern Italy’s landscapes. 

Program Highlights:

  • In the famed Valpolicella and Trentino wine regions, visit picturesque vineyards, discover local varietals, and enjoy exclusive tastings and presentations.
  • While chefs and producers divulge secrets of their crafts, sample the best of Northern Italy’s specialties like gnocchi di pane, savory spiedini and sweet sbrisolona.
  • Take in the area’s layered history, with visits to Verona’s 2,000-year-old Roman arena, the magnificent medieval Castelvecchio along the River Adige, and the lush gardens of Parco Giardino Sigurtà.
  • See Palazzo Ducale— a UNESCO World Heritage Site—which was the royal residence of the Gonzaga family from 1328 to 1707.
  • Experience the panoramic beauty at captivating Lago di Garda—Italy’s largest lake.

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and fax it to (919) 660-0148 or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at travel@daa.duke.edu or 919-684-2988

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