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The world is cautiously opening back up again, and travelers are itching to travel. And that could be more evident than with Sojrn's latest itinerary. Why? Well, the month long wine-themed trip to Italy has a waitlist of more than 300 people.
The Wine in Italy getaway is a four-week program that lets travelers spend a month living in Tuscany, working remotely, and learning about wine. You will be provided private accommodations and one wine-related activity per week, like a personal taste profile session with a sommelier, a day on a vineyard learning about winemaking, a wine Pairing picnic in the Tuscan hills, and a workshop on reading a wine label and ordering off a wine menu. There will also be weekly happy hour wine-tastings at a local wine bar. A local host to take care of any issues and a fully-equipped co-working space comes with the package.
Only 40 participants can partake in the offering at a time, creating this long waitlist. If you can join along, you will be connected to others in the program via an online portal.
While the Italy trip, so far, is proving to be the most popular, the modern study abroad concept created by Millennial group travel company FTLO Travel has other month-long programs as well. Destinations and themes include Philosophy in Athens in September, Mental Wellness in Bali in November, as well as Spanish Language in Medellin, Technology in Tokyo, Winemaking in Tuscany, and Surf & Sustainability in Costa Rica at later dates.
The new offering is a result of the past year.
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"After a difficult year, we can't wait to get back to helping people explore the world both through our shorter FTLO trips and our new Sojrn offering," CEO Tara Cappel, who founded Sojrn's parent company FTLO Travel in 2016, told Departures in a statement. Slow travel and a community-centric approach has always been at the heart of our company. We've taken that same ethos and created a new way for people to explore in a post-COVID-19 world where remote work is widely accepted, and people have the ability to spend more time in one place."
The Wine in Italy package costs between $3,899 and $5,799 for a private room and takes place from October 3 to October 30, 2021. Flights and meals are not included. People can still join the waitlist here.