• Application Deadline
  • 10 days
The purpose of this Experiential Food Tourism course at University of Pisa is to give insight into experiential tourism of Italian gastronomy providing knowledge and skills about how to design and implement experiential packages based on food, learning to see the territory, the culinary traditions and the raw ingredients from a different and unusual point of view.
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NOTICE: The program will be activated also in distance learning mode if the restrictions due to COVID-19 emergency should persist at the time of the start date.

The Experiential Food Tourism course at University of Pisa  will be also characterised by company visits, case studies, role play, projects and practical laboratory work. 

Examples of activities that students could have the chance to make: a Food and Wine tour in the Tuscan countryside, a Sensorial Lab at the discovery of Italian row ingredients, a Cooking class at ecofriendly farmhouse, the Ciocco Experience: healthy “detox” recipes, Experiential Study tours.

The Summer School is organized by the Department of Political Sciences in collaboration with Fondazione Campus Studi del Mediterraneo, which has the managing and administrative role within the Summer School.

The industry

Tourism have been quickly developing and travellers become increasingly demanding not only in terms of quality of services, but also in terms of innovative ways of enjoying destinations.

Experiential tourism, in particular, is a growing trend that every travel agency has to be aware of. Therefore, the challenge for tourist service providers is the capacity to offer involving and interactive packages and address the expectations of international tourists.

Recently, an increasing emphasis has also been placed on experiences and attractions related to food. Gastronomy appears like an indispensable element in order to get to know the culture and lifestyle of a destination. 

It combines all the traditional values with the new trends in tourism, such as respect for culture and tradition, a healthy lifestyle, authenticity, sustainability and experience.

This leading role of gastronomy when choosing a travel destination has resulted in the growth of gastronomic offer based on high quality local products and the consolidation of a separate market for food tourism.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 10 days
  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure


  • Trends in Food Tourism
  • Italian Food Origins
  • Cultural Traditions & Rituals
  • Wine and Beverage Experience
  • Experiential Package Design
  • Food Writing
  • Food Photography 


University students interested in tourism, travel and food sectors

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • To be university students
  • Identity Document (passport in case you are a foreign student)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

Tuition Fee

  • International

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 10 days.
  • EU/EEA

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 10 days.
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Living costs for Pisa

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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