2021 Flavors of Northern Italy – Waitlist Only

Sept. 4 – 12, 2021 – Waitlist Only
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Tour Operator: Orbridge
Price: From $3,995 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 9 days
UNC Lecturer: Bart Ehrman, Department of Religious Studies
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Join your small group for a nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy—a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques.

Settle into a beautiful wine estate outside Verona. Within reach is a connoisseur’s pick of centuries-old wineries, artisan producers and extraordinary, historic sites.

Join intimate cooking classes with locals who share their families’ histories and favorite recipes.  Take in the area’s layered history, with visits to Verona’s 2,000-year-old Roman arena and the magnificent medieval Castelvecchio Bridge.  In the famed Valpolicella and Trentino wine regions, visit family-owned and -operated vineyards, meeting the esteemed vintners and discovering their unique varietals. Partake in exclusive tastings and presentations, and learn how wine-making traditions have been passed down through generations.  Admire the panoramic beauty at captivating Lago di Garda—Italy’s largest lake.  Delight in a cheese-making demonstration and tasting in the heart of Lessinia, home to a delicious variety of Italian cheeses.

With each day highlighted by exclusive experiences, access authentic Italy, learn from local Italians and, most of all, revel in la dolce vita—the joyful celebration of food, friends and life!

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Verona
  • Day 3 : Selva Capuzza/Tower of San Martino
  • Day 4 : Selva Capuzza/Verona/Valpolicella
  • Day 5 : Selva Capuzza/Marano/Malcesine
  • Day 6 : Selva Capuzza/Modena/Mantua
  • Day 7 : Selva Capuzza/Ronca/Soave/Sirmione
  • Day 8 : Selva Capuzza/Sulzano/Lago d'lseo/Franciacorta
  • Day 9 : Selva Capuzza/Verona/Depart U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or join online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

Please review all tour documents carefully, especially visa, vaccine and health and safety information. Dietary accommodations cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour operator directly if you have any concerns participating in the tour.

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All 2021 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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