This study tour will take place with TUCO Partner LWC in the Northern Italian Region and will take in several visits to some of their most trusted suppliers. It's an opportunity to taste some amazing products, cook with local ingredients and immerse yourself in a region famous for quality.


Who is this for?

This study tour has been developed for chefs, retail managers, event managers and members of the team who are responsible for purchasing alcohol. 

Why should I take part?

This study tour is designed to showcase leading examples of wine, prosecco, beer and olive oil. Along with the cuisine of Northern Italy, this is a celebration of fresh ingredients, traditional recipes, and craftsmanship paired with some of the most respected wines in the world and a testament to the rich culinary heritage of the region.

How will it help me?

During the event, you will…

  • Network with likeminded TUCO Academy members from institutions across the UK, creating links for your institution making your network stronger and building confidence and motivation amongst teams
  • Experience, wine and Grappa tastings and a Prosecco masterclass
  • Examine current offerings from the existing market
  • Make (and eat) your own pasta and pair wine from the region
  • Visit the Peroni Brewery
  • Visit a North Italian Vineyard
  • Experience an Olive oil tutorial
  • Visit Treviso, Padua and Venice and eat authentic North Italian cuisine

What’s included?

  • Overnight accommodation in Italy
  • Food and drink each day
  • Travel around Northern Italy and refreshments throughout
  • Return Flights to Venice

What’s not included?

Anything not listed on the itinerary including, but not limited to:

  • Additional drinks, room service, etc. 

Provisional Itinerary:

Final itineraries will be emailed approx. 1 week prior to Tour commencement.

TBC - Day one on the 2nd of September will start at Manchester for a flight to Venice that departs at 08:00 so please consider travel and accommodation as check in will be @06:00. Day four on the 5th of September arrives back at approx 23:30.

If you are interested in this tour please email Sarah Mcloughlin at [email protected]


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