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Business & Industry Analysis - Wines of Italy

Travel Dates: August 18 - 27, 2023

Travel Destinations: Tuscany and the Lakes Region, Italy

Travel costs, land only: $3,300 - $3,600

Program Leader: Allison Fraiberg, Professor

Deposit: A deposit of $500 will save your spot on this program, please send with your registration form.

Guests, family, and alumni are always welcome to participate in our programs.

Our first industry-focused travel experience takes us to Italy to learn about the wine sector. The sun-drenched rolling hills of Tuscany and the dramatic hillside towns of the Lakes Region will be our classroom as we explore all aspects of the Italian wine sector. In addition to studying the rich traditions of wine-making in Italy and being led by vintners on private tours of family-owned wine estates, we will learn from sector business leaders about export practices, marketing strategies, and innovations in production and operations.

We begin with three nights in Florence, cradle of the Renaissance, and then explore Tuscany and Chianti from our base in medieval Siena. After a magical tour of Modena to experience some of Italy's distinct luxuries, we arrive in the beautiful Lake Garda area for a three-night stay at a peaceful, rustic wine agriturismo. Our final night takes us to Milan, where we conclude with a final toast to Italy’s treasures. Andiamo!

No previous knowledge of, or professional experience in, the wine sector is necessary.

For More Information: Please email Professor Allison Fraiberg ( or call 909-748-8767.

Wines of Italy Itinerary

Click here to view a tentative itinerary for our Wines of Italy study abroad!

Tentative Itinerary