Volterra & Bulgheri


Volterra & Bulgheri, Tuscany: Saturday, March 11, 2023

This activity gives students the chance to visit various historical sites and understand the crucial role played by wine in Italian culture from antiquity to present day. Students will be guided through a visit to a local winery uncovering the history and development of wine production. Attention will be given not only to the methods of production, but also to the international marketing and trade of quality wine, and in particular of protected designation of origin products. The Consortiums for the protection of traditional food products, which run promotions in Italy and throughout the world, are also an excellent example of Territorial Marketing.


Morning departure from Florence to Volterra. Guided tour of the town centre and main sites (including the Etruscan museum Guarnacci). Transfer to Bolgheri, tour of a winery, wine tasting and lunch based on local products. Time to work on FL assignment and free time. Return to Florence in the early evening.

The activity includes: 

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Entry fees and guided visit of selected sites
  • Lunch and tasting of local products
  • Wine tasting
  • Field learning staff on-site
  • Insurance

The activity does not include: 

  • Meals not listed above
  • Entrance fees or costs associated to sites/activities visited on own

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify the Roman Empire’s accomplishments in varied fields of knowledge and its contributions to Western civilization
  • Identify the differences between civilizations: Romans and Etruscans
  • Characterize the history of the Etruscans and its settlements in Southern Tuscany
  • Assess the achievements of Renaissance architecture outside Florence
  • Demonstrate knowledge of what makes a Supertuscan wine

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