Italy

International study programs

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From the canals of Venice to the piazzas of Florence, from mountain villages to outer islands, our programs take students beyond tourism and into real Italy. 

We are Italian* and so are our Italy study program guides. We know this country: the land, the language, the culture, the cuisine, the history. As you travel you’ll have our years of experience and extensive network of local connections on your side.

All of our international study programs are designed to fit the visiting group's study needs, timetable and budget. Talk to us about the sort of trip you envisage and together we'll come up with an itinerary to suit.

Our Italy accommodation options for student groups include small hotels and guest-houses, hostels, back-country huts, farm-stays and wilderness campsites. Programs can include:

  • guest speakers on subjects including art history, food-culture, National Park management and sustainable tourism issues;
  • hikes along medieval-era pilgrimage routes and through spectacular World Heritage areas such as Cinque Terre and the Dolomites; 
  • sea-kayak journeys around Venice or along the coastline of Elba Island;
  • cycle-tours through beautiful, bike-friendly towns like Parma and Ferrara;
  • privately-guided visits to some of the world’s finest art galleries, cathedrals and museums;
  • cooking classes and language lessons;
  • genuine experiences of everyday Italian life at market-days, traditional festivals, community projects and sports events.

*Tamarillo Active Travel is owned and directed by Marina Mantovani and Anthony Norris, both dual-citizens of Italy and New Zealand.

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'Trips for Six'

Discounts for groups

Get a group of six or more together and reduce everyone’s price.

How it works: Instead of the regular per person price, we’ll give you a special per group price.
As the group's coordinator its up to you to decide how to split the 'Trips for Six' price. You might:

  • surprise your friends and family by paying for everyone.
  • divide the amount equally among all participants.
  • get the rest of the group to share the cost so you travel for free.

Who is it for? Extended families, groups of friends, hiking & kayaking clubs, corporate groups, etc.

'Trips for Six' discounts are available only for bookings made directly with
Tamarillo Active Travel. Contact us to learn more.

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