The Collins College Wine Food & Arts Tour of Northern, Italy
October 13-21, 2012
Piedmont – Veneto – Trentino
The Collins College and Cal Poly Pomona are hosting the second wine, food and arts tour of Italy to the northern regions of Piedmont, Veneto and Trentino. The tour is led by Dr. Robert Small, emeritus professor and former dean of the Collins College, who led last year’s Collins/Cal Poly Pomona trip to Tuscany. The tour highlights visits to international and small family owned wineries, the Alba White Truffle Festival, cultural and architectural tours of Verona and Padova, cheese class with local cheese expert, a private pizza making class, and meals at distinctive restaurants and wineries.
A village in the heart of the Piedmontese Langhe. The Villa is located in the heart of a secular park surrounded by vineyards and close to the historical center of Monforte.
A luxury five start hotel situated in the historic center of Verona, is near the church of Saint Anastasia, just a stone’s throw from Juliet’s famous balcony, Piazza Bra and the Arena, known throughout the world. All rooms are fitted with modern convenience: a perfect marriage of timeless elegance, Italian style and advanced technology, in the center of Verona.
A 4 star hotel in the heart of Padova. Methis is a new prestigious hotel a mere stroll from the city’s center, immersed in green oasis of the Specola. It is not the usual traditional hotel; it is an Avant-grade structure with a taste of modern furnishing. Rooms are inspired by four elements- earth, fire, water and air.