Summer University 2017


W.I.N.E. 2017 : Water Isn't Nutritious Enough

Organized by AEGEE-Torino

In cooperation with Drinkwise, Civic Education Working Group

W.I.N.E. 2017 : Water Isn't Nutritious Enough Profile Picture
After last Summer, we literally fell in love with W.I.N.E. and this year we decided to bring it back! Inspiring landscapes far from the hustle and bustle, deep in the true Italian way of life. Superb food, the best wines in the world, friendly communities and excellent climate make Piedmont the perfect choice for the Best Summer of Your Life. If there is something you love, we can certainly say that it comes from Torino. Martini, aperitivo, Nutella and the less known Gianduiotto, Bicerin, grissini and agnolotti are just a few examples of our remarkable tradition. Torino was the fist Italian capital and the only Italian city selected by New York Times in the 52 places to visit in 2016 list. AEGEE-Torino wants to blow your mind by organising a Summer University about wine-tasting. Suddenly you have started dreaming about it, feeling completely thrilled by this atmosphere. The program is way more fascinating than you might think. You are going to discover Piedmontese culture and traditions: imagine yourself drinking a glass of good wine, chilling out in the sun, chitchatting with friends and enjoying the atmosphere that only the Langhe hills can give you. You are going to face and learn different aspects of responsible drinking and various topics related to civic education. You will have the chance to dive into the crystal water of San Fruttuoso and visit the famous fishing villages of Portofino and Camogli. You will be able to to see Torino by day and by night. You'll sightsee our city and visit the main museums and attractions! Last but not least, the social programme. Here in the city, AEGEEans are well known as party animals: get ready to dance all night long and party hard with us! Torino will leave you with great memories which will last forever!

General Information:

From: Monday, July 24th
To: Monday, August 7th
Starts in: Torino
Ends in: Torino
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Arts, Creativity and Cooking
Fee: 196€ info_outline
40 Friends
Accomodation: GYM
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Camogli, San Fruttuoso and Portofino boat trip
Language: English
Special equipment needed: Sleeping bags and mattresses
Suited for disabled people: No


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


Phone: +39 3470177747

Our ideal participant:

    We are looking for cheerful and proactive people, willing to learn and discover something new every day, and of course party all night. If you are looking forward to meeting new people from different countries, doing crazy things you will remember forever, interested in European and local culture, in love with wine and the Italian way of life, consider yourself our ideal participant!


  • Several wine-tasting sessions and visit to vineyards in the region of Piedmont.
  • Oenogastronomic lessons and tastings.
  • Trip to Camogli, San Fruttuoso and Portofino with beach time
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum, Mole Antonelliana and other cultural sites
  • Italian style Aperitivo
  • Clubbing and pub crawl
  • Mafia party
  • Italian language and culture class
  • Cooking laboratory: cook like a local
  • Art laboratory: Face painting
  • AEGEE introduction
  • Compulsory session 1: Civic Education
  • Compulsory session 2: Youth mobility
  • Civic Education sessions related to responsible drinking

Course Information:

Course: There are going to be workshops and laboratories provided by trainers and experts, travelling north Italy and visiting vineyards. Every part of the course is going to be designed in a non formal way, and no lesson will be frontal.
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Scollo Gabriele, Daniele Marco, Maria Maris
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:


Torino is a city and an important business and cultural center in northern Italy, the capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the left bank of the Po River, in front of the Susa Valley and surrounded by the western Alpine region/the western Alps and by the Superga Hill. The city has a rich culture and history, it is known for its various art galleries, restaurants, old style cafés, churches, palaces, opera houses, squares, parks, gardens, theatres, libraries, museums and other places of interest. Torino is well known for its renaissance, baroque, rococo, neoclassical, and art nouveau architecture. Torino is sometimes called the cradle of Italian liberty, for having been the birthplace and home of leading politicians and people who contributed to the Risorgimento, such as Cavour. The city currently hosts some of the best universities in Italy, colleges, academies, such as the six-century-old University of Torino and the Polytechnic of Torino. Moreover, there are prestigious and important museums, such as the Museo Egizio (the second most important Egyptian Museum after the Cairo Museum) and the Mole Antonelliana, the symbol of the city. The several monuments and sights of Torino 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.


Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. It is considered the capital of the UNESCO Human Heritage hilly area of Langhe, and is famous for its white truffle, peach and wine production. The confectionery group Ferrero is based there.