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Late Summer Field Trip to Italy

October 6, 2021

In the last week of September, the students in the 3rd semester of our Master’s program Leadership in Tourism & Hospitality experienced plenty of Italian flair: True to the motto of culinary and sustainability, 14 students traveled to the Italian regions of Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto.

Sunset in Verona
Sunset in Verona, © Melanie Holzner
Group picture in Pisa
Group picture in Pisa, © Marlene Roniger

At the first stop in Florence, the students learned about the culinary highlights of the city during a “Culinary Tour”. During a city tour with Prof. Giovanna Potesta (University of Florence), the advantages as well as the critical areas of the tourist destination came to light and offered room for lively exchange.

The tour continued to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and to the “Castello del Trebbio” winery. During the site visit, the students not only learned about the details of traditional Chianti wine production but also about the sustainable use of leftover production material.

Once arrived in Bologna, the students explored the historic city center with a local guide and and gained exciting insights about the touristic characteristics of the region.

Afterwards, taste buds came alive in Modena during a balsamic vinegar tasting with at the “Acetaia Ambrosia”.

The field trip’s last stop was Verona, where the students listened to an interesting lecture from Dr. Marta Maria Ugolini, a tourism lecturer at the University of Verona.  The coffee tasting with Michael Cortelletti, the possibility to watch the production process of traditional “lievito madre” pizza dough as well as the own production of Tiramisu & Gelato completed the Field Trip 2021 in the best way possible.


Written by Melanie Holzner & Marlene Roniger, Master’s program Leadership in Tourism & Hospitality