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The Business of Food in Italy

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Florence, Italy
Course # SA 10711
Duration Spring Break
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring Break 2018 03/10/18 to 03/17/18

Program Leader

Name Maria Gabriele

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

 CALL OUT - November 8th 6.00pm KRAN G016


 The Business of Food in Italy

To understand and appreciate Italian identity and culture it is important to recognize the central role that food plays. Italy boasts 7,200 edible herbs and vegetables, 1,200 varieties of grape, nearly 500 types of cheese, and 100 varieties of apples.

This seminar is about the business and economics of food in Italy.  Students will examine aspects of growing, preparation, distribution and consumption of the main foods of Italy. Coursework will focus on food markets as well as on case studies of companies and other stakeholders that impact the markets.  Classroom instruction by local faculty will be supplemented with tours of markets in Florence, a visit to a farm to table business establishment, a cooking class, and an excursion to Parma or Modena to visit sites associated with food production in Emilia Romagna and/or Tuscany.


Cultural activities include: Guided walking tour, museum or cultural site visit, cooking class, traditional food market visit. 

Academic Credit

Credit - MGMT 390 P/NP


PWL Students (minimum 2.5 GPA)

Program Cost

Cost: $3232

Cost includes: airfare,travel insurance,accommodation, group airport transfer, welcome and farewell meal

Application Deadline

December 1, 2017 - Deadline to apply and pay $500 deposit

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