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Travel with PCC to Italy in 2017; Information sessions scheduled for January 11 and 12

Published Monday, December 28, 2015
by Elizabeth Townsend

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Experience the winding vineyards and earthy farms that are at the heart of the Old Country in a 10-day tour of Italy as part of Piedmont Community College’s travel abroad program.

Participants will leave Raleigh-Durham International Airport on May 20, 2017 and tour areas in the Cuneo and Florence Regions, as well as Bologna, Milan, and Rome. Chef Jillian Whitlow will be the group leader, ensuring that travelers have the opportunity to taste the unique flavors of Italy and enjoy culinary lessons that can only be learned from behind the stove.

Italian SkylineWith visits to a chocolate and ham factory, lessons on pasta making, and a special farm lunch and Florentine dinner, those joining the tour will experience the very best cuisine in the area. In addition, the meaning of the Slow Food Movement that continues to influence the global community will be discussed.

Learn more about this stunning travel opportunity by attending one of the pre-trip meetings at Piedmont Community College on Monday, Jan. 11 from 6 – 7 p.m. or Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 12:20 – 1:20 p.m. The meetings will be held in Building S-100 and will include information on the itinerary, cost, and general travel details.

Additional information, including the cost, can be found by visiting A monthly payment plan is available for those who are interested.