Even though your adventure starts in Siena, our field trips take you beyond the city to discover the cultures and traditions of your host country. All field trips are included in your program fee. Here are a few possible destinations:
2 Days | Fall
Learn to prepare the famous Emilia hand-made pasta and visit Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar production facilities.
2 Days| Spring
Visit the large baking facility of Corsini family-owned bakery and compare it to the small-scale Corsini production back home in Siena. Also, learn about chestnut beer production and tour a facility which produces olive oil using only sustainable energy. Spend the night in an agriturismo where fresh honey is produced.
Pienza & Montalcino
1 Day| Fall
In one day, you'll visit the pecorino di Pienza production, learn about the invention of Brunello, visit S Antimo Abbey, and partake in a wine tasting.
1 Day | Spring
Explore the wine-making areas near Siena and learn about how Chianti wine contributes to the region's economy and culture. Also visit a pasta producer in the region.
1 Day| Fall & Spring
Explore the small, walled, medieval town known for its skyline which earned the town its nickname—“The Town of Fine Towers”. You will have lunch at an agriturismo, a working farm that hosts tourists who want to learn about farm-to-table living. IES Abroad Faculty will accompany you on this field trip to relate what you see on the trip to what you are studying in class.
IES Abroad field trip destinations, activities, and length of stay may vary according to term and availability.