Summer University 2016


W.I.N.E.: Water Isn't Nutritious Enough

Organized by AEGEE-Torino

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A famous dialect poem says that Turin's soul is "Russ cume 'l sang, fort cume 'l Barbera" (Red as blood, strong as Barbera). We literally invented everything useful in your life: Martini, aperitivo, Nutella. Now, on top of this, we just want to mention that Turin is the only Italian city selected by New York Times in the 52 places-to-visit-in-2016 list and AEGEE-Torino is organizing a Summer University about wine-tasting (and Piedmont wine is arguably considered the best in the world), and suddenly you know you're going to be busy between July and August.
The programme is very thick. You are going to discover Piedmontese culture: imagine yourself drinking a glass of good wine, chilling out in the sun and enjoying the atmosphere that only the Langhe hills can give you. We will provide a great daytrip by ferryboat: you'll have the chance to explore Portofino and take a dip in the sea of the beautiful bay of San Fruttuoso. You won't miss the chance to see Torino by day and by night. You'll sightsee our city and visit the main museums and attractions! We haven't forgotten the social programme. Here in the city everybody knows AEGEEans as party animals: get ready to dance all night long and party hard with us! You'll never forget your nights out in Torino!

General Information:

From: Thursday, July 21st
To: Friday, August 5th
Starts in: Torino
Ends in: Torino
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Arts, Creativity and Cooking
Fee: 195€ info_outline
35 Friends
Accomodation: Gym
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: San Fruttuoso and Portofino trip.
Alternative: Free Time in Turin
Language: English
Special equipment needed:
Suited for disabled people: No


Turin and Piedmont culture, with a special focus on oenology and wine-tasting.


Phone: (+39)3737570843

Our ideal participant:

    We are looking for really energetic people, ready to learn and discover all day, and of course party all night. Sleeping isn't going to be a core activity: we have no time for that! If you're open-minded, happy to meet new people, interested in Europe and culture, in love with wine and the italian way of life, you're already our ideal partecipant!


    -Several wine-tasting sessions and visit to vinyards in the region of Piedmont -Oenogastronomic lessons and tastings -Boat trip to San Fruttuoso and Portofino with beach time -Visit to the Egyptian Museum, Mole Antonelliana and other cultural sites -Bike tour in the gardens of the royal hunting palace in Venaria -Visit to ETF (European Training Foundation) -Art laboratory: clay modeling -Clubbing and pub crawl -Italian style Aperitivo -Mafia party -AEGEE introduction -Compulsory session 1: Europtimism -Compulsory session 2: youth mobility

Course Information:

Course: There are going to be theorical lessons, with experts and laboratories, and practical lessons, travelling north Italy and visiting vineyards. Every part of the course is going to be shaped in a non formal way, and no lesson will be frontal.
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: -Oenologists and grape experts -Italian mother tongue teachers -Art guides -University professors
Supported by University: No

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Turin is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the left bank of the Po River, in front of Susa Valley and surrounded by the western Alpine arch and by the Superga Hill. The city has a rich culture and history, and is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, gardens, theatres, libraries, museums and other venues. Turin is well known for its renaissance, baroque, rococo, neo-classical, and art nouveau architecture. Turin is sometimes called the cradle of Italian liberty, for having been the birthplace and home of notable politicians and people who contributed to the Risorgimento, such as Cavour. The city currently hosts some of Italy's best universities, colleges, academies, lycea and gymnasia, such as the six-century-old University of Turin and the Turin Polytechnic. Prestigious and important museums, such as the Museo Egizio and the Mole Antonelliana are also found in the city. Turin's several monuments and sights make it one of the world's top 250 tourist destinations, and the tenth most visited city in Italy in 2008.


Portofino is an Italian fishing village and vacation resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. It is a comune located in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. The town is clustered around its small harbour, and is known for the colourfully painted buildings that line the shore.

San Fruttuoso

In Liguria, between Camogli and Portofino, set in a deep bay,
almost a pearl in the jagged coast of Monte di Portofino, there is a lovely, small bay, only accessible on foot or from the sea: it is the beautiful bay of San Fruttuoso di Capodimonte which houses a magical abbey dating back to the year one thousand, today the property of FAI, around which they develop a small beach, a church, the Tower of Doria and a few fishermen's cottages that are reflected in the emerald blue sea, on a dark green background of pines.


The area to the NW of the city, between the centre and the Cathedral, is rich in medieval palaces and merchants houses, many with monumental towers. Asti was known as the city of 100 towers (although there were 120 in total) of which several still remain, among them, the Tower of the Comentini (13th century), the octagonal Torre de Regibus and Torre Troyana (13th century), as well as the ancient Rossa di San Secondo, built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus.


Barolo is a municipality in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50 kilometres southeast of Turin.
Barolo is an important wine producing area noted for its Barolo wine of the same name, and many wineries such as Poderi Colla have vineyards here.