Summer University 2018


Train your taste: a BiG voyaGE BeyOnd your flavours

Open Call!

Organized by AEGEE-Bergamo, AEGEE-Bologna & AEGEE-Genova

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TYT - Train your taste is a project born between differents antennae in the north of Italy and the whole event is based about food. Participants will discover trough cooking classes the Italian tradition around food and Italian eating style. We want to involve a lot of cuisine experts and visit a Brewery, Farms and Companies during the TSU and many other places where participants can taste the italian gastronomic experience. Italian cuisine is generally characterized by its simplicity, with many dishes having only two to four main ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation. Ingredients and dishes vary by region. Many dishes that were once regional, have proliferated with variations throughout the country.

General Information:

From: Friday, July 13th
To: Sunday, July 29th
Starts in: Bologna
Ends in: Genova
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: Arts, Creativity and Cooking /
Fee: 224€ info_outline
30 Friends
Accomodation: Gym
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 50€
Used for: Water-park, Water-sports, Trip to Florence
Alternative: Museums, Beach-time, Pic-nic
Language: English
Special equipment needed: Sleeping bag, swimming suites.
Suited for disabled people: No


Italian folklore seen through gastronomic experience


Phone: +393497535558

Our ideal participant:

    Our ideal participant is an active person, nature lover, eager to have fun and to learn about Italian culture and cuisine. Curious, gourmet and a little sporty. But especially... never tired!!! You will sleep only when it's over! ;)


  • Cuisine workshops
  • Visiting of a brewery
  • Visiting eno-gastronomic farm
  • Visiting of FICO (the largest agri-food park in the world)
  • Tour of Bologna
  • Tour of Bergamo
  • Tour of Genova
  • Museums
  • Trip to Florence
  • Exploration of 5 Terre
  • Wine tasting
  • Beach time
  • Water sports
  • Pub crawl!
  • Party on the beach!!
  • Holy Color party!!!

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Experienced AEGEE members
Supported by University: Yes

Join the Summer University and visit:


Bologna is home to numerous prestigious cultural, economic and political institutions as well as one of the most impressive trade fair districts in Europe. In 2000 it was declared European capital of culture and in 2006, a UNESCO "city of music". The city of Bologna was selected to participate in the Universal Exposition of Shanghai 2010 together with 45 other cities from around the world. Bologna is also one of the wealthiest cities in Italy, often ranking as one of the top cities in terms of quality of life in the country: in 2011 it ranked 1st out of 107 Italian cities.


Bergamo offers plenty of art, history, culture and food. It's characterised by its medieval upper town ( Città Alta) surrounded by venetian walls recently declared UNESCO heritage. From Città Alta you can plese an amazing and breath-taking view on the lower town (Città Bassa), a fully modern city.


Genova has been nicknamed la Superba ("the Proud one") due to its glorious past and impressive landmarks. Part of the old town of Genoa was inscribed on the UNESCO list in 2006. The city's rich art, music, gastronomy, architecture and history allowed it to become the 2004 European Capital of Culture. It is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and Niccolo Paganini.
The city has hosted massive shipyards and steelworks since the 19th century, and its solid financial sector dates back to the Middle Ages. The Bank of Saint George, founded in 1407, is among the oldest in the world and has played an important role in the city’s prosperity since the middle of the 15th century.