Italy is the home of the Slow Food movement and the country's food, history, and culture are tied into the lifestyle and wellness of Italians.
In the South of Italy, farmers take advantage of the climate and the long lasting agricultural tradition to serve hyper local food; imagine farm to table food where nearly every ingredient may come from within a mile from that table.
On the island of Sardinia, there is one of the world’s Blue Zones, a region with a higher per capita number of 100+ year old residents than anywhere else on the planet. While researchers are still investigating exactly why, most believe that the secret to a long life on Sardinia is a unique combination of diet and lifestyle that is increasingly hard to find elsewhere in the world.
The connection between biology, food, and the environment has shaped these communities deeply, and interestingly has also shaped our global understanding of what we should eat and why.
On this trip, we’ll explore the relationship between food and culture as we investigate what makes life special in Sardinia, and across Italy.
Participation for all Lawrenceville Harkness Travel Programs is dependent upon a review of student applications, Head of House/Day Advisor recommendations, medical fitness for participation, and financial and disciplinary standing. Seniority and gender balance is also considered in the selection process.
Application to this program is not considered complete until both of the following items have been submitted:
Head of House/Day Advisor Recommendation must be completed and submitted to Louise Wright by Monday, November 1, 2021.
Application Survey must be completed by Monday, November 1, 2021.