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Sun, 29 Mar 2020, 6:00 PM –

Sat, 04 Apr 2020, 6:00 PM

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During spring break 2020 (March 29 – April 4) the Smith Family Business will be leading a new 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 Milan and travel through Verona and Tuscany, finishing in Rome. Highlights of the trek include visits to:
• Castello Banfi
• Hassler Roma
• Ermenegildo Zegna
• Levoni
• Nardini Grappa
• illy Caffè
• The trek concludes with the Cornell Hotel Society Regional Meeting in Rome: https://www.chsalpadria.com/roma-2020/

Dates
• Sunday, March 29 – Saturday, April 4, 2020

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

Lodging
• Sunday, March 29 – Friday, April 3 is currently included

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

Cornell Hotel Society Annual Meeting
• We will have the opportunity as a group to present at the CHS meeting on the experience of our trek

Approximate cost
• $2500 – $3000 US, excluding your own arrival and departure travel – many details still being finalized

Credit option
• Currently, there is no academic credit attached to this trek. If academic credit is needed, an independent study can be set up for qualified students through Margarita Tsoutsoura

Commitment
• We are now accepting $300 deposits for interested students. We will need a personal commitment ASAP with a cash deposit no later than January 24, 2020. Space is very limited.

Take a closer look at the slides here:
• https://www.slideshare.net/dvdv/2020-family-businesses-of-italy-trek-informational-slides
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