Sat, Apr 1, 2023 6:00 PM –

Fri, Apr 7, 2023 8:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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During spring break 2023 (April 1 – April 7) the Smith Family Business will be leading a student trek to Italy to explore many significant family businesses, Italian history, and culture.

Why Italy?
In Italy there are estimated to be around 784,000 family businesses – more than 85% of the total number of businesses – constituting around 70% of employment. Italian family businesses are also set apart by their longevity: of the world’s 100 oldest businesses, 15 are Italian and, of these, 5 – Fonderie Pontificie Marinelli (founded in 1000), Barone Ricasoli (1141), Barovier & Toso (1295), Torrini (1369) and Marchesi Antinori (1385) – are among the top ten oldest family businesses still active today.
Source: http://www.aidaf.it/en/aidaf-3/1650-2/.

The trek will begin in Florence and travel through Tuscany, finishing in Rome. Highlights of the trek include planned visits to:
• Sartori
• Levoni
• Nardini Grappa
• illy Caffè
• Barovier & Toso

Dates
• Saturday, April 1 – Friday, April 7, 202

Transportation
• Participants will be responsible for transportation to Florence and from Rome
• In country, the trek will coordinate all transportation

Lodging
• Sunday, April 3 – Friday, April 8 is currently included

Meals
• Most meals are included, with exceptions for built-in free time

Approximate cost
• $3000 – $3500 US, excluding your own arrival and departure travel – many details still being finalized

Credit
• This is a 1.5 credit course (NBA-5920-FLD-802)
Dress Business Casual

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