After years of running Select Study Abroad, we’ve learned that the kind of “girl bonding” that happens while traveling abroad is unmatched. We’ve watched countless students arrive strangers and leave life-long friends. We want to take that incredibly powerful bonding experience and bring it to families, and more specifically, mothers and daughters. What could be better than celebrating this unique relationship while exploring Florence and the Italian Riviera?!?
So, we are thrilled to offer a unique mother-daughter experience for sorority members, alumnae, their mothers or daughters (or grandmothers, granddaughters, aunts, nieces, goddaughters, and godmothers)!!
We know that traveling side by side and experiencing the beauty and culture of Italy will only strengthen your bond and create the kinds of memories that last a lifetime. To do this, our carefully crafted itinerary includes personalized excursions, exclusive activities, and memorable meals designed specifically for mothers and daughters (or…see above).
Both Florence and Sestri Levante, a picture perfect coastal town with two beautiful bays, will be our home bases. We will also venture to other destinations along the Riviera, including the gorgeous towns of Cinque Terre. Each day will focus on an aspect of Italian culture to discover together. These themed days feature educational activities, tastings and demonstrations, mouth-watering meals, and beach time of course, all while bonding with one another!
Artisans and the Duomo: Visit Florence’s duomo (cathedral) and local artisan workshops
Sun, Sand, and Sea: Trade cobblestones for the sand of the Italian Riviera
Stay For the View: Discover the magic of Sestri Levante’s “Bay of Silence” and “Bay of Fairy Tales”
On the Waterfront: Soak up the sun along the colorful coastal villages of Cinque Terre
Best of Both Worlds: Spend the day under a beach umbrella and the evening in the shadow of Florence’s duomo
Buon Appetito!: Italian Cooking Class with Marco, our favorite chef with a visit to Florence’s central food market
Depart the U.S.: Saturday, July 28th (arrive in Italy on Sunday, July 29th)
Depart Italy: Sunday, August 5th*
*This trip will immediately follow the regular Select Study Abroad sorority program in July. Mothers and/or daughters are welcome to join us for one or both travel and study abroad experiences! Contact us to learn more. See our calendar for more information and possible combinations with our study abroad programs.
Cost: $2,900 per person
Included in Cost:
• Onsite trip organizers available 24/7 for the entirety of the 8-days/7-nights
• Knowledgeable guides for numerous onsite activities
• 4-star hotel accommodations in Florence and Sestri Levante
• Excursions to the villages of Cinque Terre and towns on the Italian Riviera
• Transportation within Italy
• Breakfast daily
• 4 incredible meals
• Special tastings and tours
• Hands-on Italian cooking class
*Pricing is based on double occupancy
*Cost does not include airfare to/from Italy or airport transfers
*Guests should plan to fly into Florence airport
*Itinerary subject to change
Ready to sign up or need more information?
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