12 days
Milan, Lake Como, Turin, Cinque Terre, Parma, Modena, Bologna, Lucca, Florence, Rome

The most important thing to pack on a trip to northern Italy? An empty stomach.

Sample freshly made focaccia on the shores of Cinque Terre and stroll past street food vendors at Bologna’s 10-hectare cuisine amusement park, FICO World Eataly. Balance your meals with sightseeing stops in Milan, Bologna, Florence, and Rome, where you’ll feast your eyes on some of Italy’s most celebrated architectural gems. Just make sure to save room for gelato, too.

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Milan • Lake Como

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a day-trip to Lake Como 

    Taste a local product in Bellagio 

  • Day 3: Milan

    Learn about local agriculture and taste some native products during a rural farm visit

    Take a guided tour of Milan

  • Day 4: Milan • Turin

  • Day 5: Milan • Cinque Terre

    Spend the Day Exploring Cinque Terre

    Explore Cinque Terre on your own

    Sample Traditional Focaccia

  • Day 6: Cinque Terre • Parma • Modena • Bologna

    Parmesan Cheese Factory Visit

    Explore Modena during your free time 

    Visit an acetaia, where you will:

    • Learn about production of traditional balsamic vinegar
    • Taste the local product
  • Day 7: Bologna

    Take a food-themed guided tour of Bologna 

    Explore FICO World Eataly during a guided tour.  

  • Day 8: Bolgona • Lucca • Florence

    Explore Lucca on your own

    Visit a chocolate factory, sample a variety of flavours 

    Explore Florence on your own

  • Day 9: Florence

    Explore Mercato Centrale during free time 

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise
  • Day 10: Florence • Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Enjoy a gelato 

  • Day 11: Rome

    Take a tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps

    Enjoy a dinner featuring classic Italian dishes 

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Italy

  • Day 2: Milan • Lake Como

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a day-trip to Lake Como 

    Taste a local product in Bellagio 

  • Day 3: Milan

    Learn about local agriculture and taste some native products during a rural farm visit

    Take a guided tour of Milan

  • Day 4: Milan • Turin

  • Day 5: Milan • Cinque Terre

    Spend the Day Exploring Cinque Terre

    Explore Cinque Terre on your own

    Sample Traditional Focaccia

  • Day 6: Cinque Terre • Parma • Modena • Bologna

    Parmesan Cheese Factory Visit

    Explore Modena during your free time 

    Visit an acetaia, where you will:

    • Learn about production of traditional balsamic vinegar
    • Taste the local product
  • Day 7: Bologna

    Take a food-themed guided tour of Bologna 

    Explore FICO World Eataly during a guided tour.  

  • Day 8: Bolgona • Lucca • Florence

    Explore Lucca on your own

    Visit a chocolate factory, sample a variety of flavours 

    Explore Florence on your own

  • Day 9: Florence

    Explore Mercato Centrale during free time 

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise
  • Day 10: Florence • Rome

    Take a guided tour of Rome

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Roman Forum
    • Colosseum

    Enjoy a gelato 

  • Day 11: Rome

    Take a tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps

    Enjoy a dinner featuring classic Italian dishes 

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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Everything you get

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world–all at an unbeatable value.
  • Airfare & transportation

    Your flights—covered. Buses, trains, cruise ships, ferries and subways—covered. We take care of getting you around so you can enjoy the ride.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavours to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Entrances

    FICO World Eataly; Colosseum; Roman Forum; Vatican City; Sistine Chapele

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides add cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • Personalized Learning Support

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travellers to planning and managing your tour.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travellers and their families can count on EF’s dedicated emergency service team.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we’re there too.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances.

Pricing that makes travel possible

Our prices include airfare, hotels, meals, a full-time Tour Director, and more.

Payment options

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If you're currently enrolled, or enrol by 150 days prior to tour departure date, on a tour with a scheduled departure date between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023, you'll have the option to cancel your tour for any reason by 150 days prior to your tour departure date for a full refund of 100% of the money paid to EF, including the $199 non-refundable deposit and the cost of the Global Travel Protection Plan.

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