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Widener tourism and hospitality students from New Jersey visit Italy over spring break


CNB good newsCHESTER, PA (03/26/2019)-- Fourteen Widener University students traveled to Italy during spring break for an international study excursion led by Widener's Center for Experience Management in Tourism and Hospitality.

Angela DiGaetano of Medford, NJ 08055 (senior communication studies major)

Madison Moroski of Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 (senior hospitality management major)

Michael Panichelle of Sewell, NJ 08080 (junior hospitality management major)

Marisa Peragine of Ocean View, NJ 08230 (senior hospitality management major)

Luca Sambucci of Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 (senior hospitality management major)

The March 1 - March 8 trip was offered as part of the International Tourism Management Course. Led by Associate Professors Jeffrey Lolli and Angela Corbo, the students learned about the Italian tourism industry from expert guides and guest lecturers.

In Rome, they visited the Vatican and Coliseum, before traveling to Florence to visit the Creative Learning Lab of Apicius International School of Hospitality and to go on a tour of the markets. Then, they went to the Tuscan countryside in Chianti where they learned the secrets of Italian cuisine in a cooking class and cellar tour at Colle Bereto winery.