Cuisine & Culture in Northern Italy

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Explore the cuisine and culture of northern Italy, from Milan to Rome!

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About the Trip

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 25-acre cuisine amusement park, FICO World Eataly. It’s hard to resist the pasta, cheeses, the chocolates and don’t forget the gelato!

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. Tour the Colosseum where Julius Caesar gave many of his speeches.  Take a guided tour of Vatican City.  Toss some coins in the Trevi Fountain.

Get your camera and your taste buds ready for this delicious adventure…

Where You Go

Florence, Italy

What to Know

Girls applying should be interested in history, culture, and trying new food! Girls should be willing to lead as well as follow and work well in a group. They should also be open to new adventures, have passion for trying new things and meeting new people! Applicants should have been away from home before, and ideally have traveled independently at least one other time. Girls should be willing to travel light and to walk extensively throughout the trip, as well as be flexible and open-minded.

The Dates

July 20 – August 1, 2022
You must be at least entering the 9th grade at the time of this Destination.

What to Bring

A packing list will be developed by the girls after acceptance.

A valid passport with an expiration date no less than 6 months past the day or your departure from Italy.

The Cost

Program Fee: $4,900 (which includes a $300 non-refundable deposit required to hold spot).

Program Fee includes: accommodations, breakfast and dinner each day, all tours and admissions, and round-trip airfare to Italy from Los Angeles.

Program Fee does not include airfare to Los Angeles, passports and/or visas. You will have to provide your own transportation to and from Los Angeles. Program fee does not include lunches, tipping, and souvenir money. Suggested spending amounts will be given upon enrollment.

A $300 non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance.

Download Application Forms
Destinations Applications Worksheet
Contact Information

Tammie Scott
Destinations@girlscoutsla.org