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Northern Italy 2025

recovery edition

This food-focused trip to Northern Italy is for humans who have recovered from an eating disorder. Not you? Check out our other trips that aren't recovery-focused!

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september 11 to september 22, 2025

for an Eating Expedition Trip to Northern Italy, recovery edition!

trip details

This is a food-focused trip, recovery edition. Join a team of clinicians as we dive into the farms, factories, food trucks, and fine dining experiences in Northern Italy, including Parma, Modena, Cinque Terre, Florence, and some smaller cities in between.

This trip is for people who are 24 years or older and have recovered from an eating disorder to celebrate their relationship with food.

trip cost

Early Bird Pricing Ends March 31, 2025

A non-refundable deposit is due at the time of signing. The remainder of the trip cost will be worked out in a payment plan with 100% due one month before the trip begins. Once we receive your registration, we will reach out to set up an individualized payment plan! Limited single rooms are available for an additional $500.

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We take being a "foodie" up a notch. 

This trip is for you if you are...

Actively in recovery from an eating disorder (working with a team and at least 6 months out from active behaviors)

Ready to celebrate all your hard work of recovery.

Looking to bring your recovery work out into the world with other like-minded folks who are looking to do the same.

Excited about eating new foods and experiencing new things.

Craving a change and blend a travel experience with a healing clinical experience.

This trip wouldn't be a good fit if...

You are active in your eating disorders, there is concern about your safety (we do check in your treatment team!), you’ve struggled with disordered eating but haven’t met the criteria of an eating disorder (if this is you, check out our other trips!), you’re not comfortable walking/moving consistently throughout the day (Italy is a walkable country with minimal access to public transportation/Ubers), and/or traveling with a group of folks who you don’t know doesn’t sound appealing or fun.

The Itinerary

Travel from original destination to Italy! This flight will likely be an overnight flight with the goal of landing in Italy on September 12.

september 11

Travel Day

  • Meet at Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence by midday
  • Drive to Parma via Private Shuttle
  • Group apericena

september 12

Parma & Modena

  • CiaoLatte Tour (lunch included)
  • Guided walking tour of Parma
  • Recommendations provided for dinner

september 13

  • San Matteo Antica Acetaia (lunch included)
  • Free Afternoon in Parma
  • Group Dinner (included)

september 14

  • Train from Parma to Levanto
  • Afternoon Boat Tour with Ligurian munchies

september 15

Levanto & Cinque Terre

  • Pesto class (lunch included)
  • Group dinner at Mezza Luna

september 16

  • Free morning
  • Afternoon hike to a vineyard and wine cellar.
  • Recommendations provided for lunch and dinner

september 17

  • Free morning 
  • Afternoon visit to a local winemaker, Sementia

september 18

  • Train from Levanto to Florence
  • Recommendations provided for lunch
  • Cooking class (dinner included)

september 19

Florence & Tuscany

  • Florence Food Market (lunch included)
  • Free afternoon in Florence
  • Group dinner (included)

september 20

  • Visit to San Gimignano
  • Chianti or Vernaccia Vineyard + Cellar visit (lunch included)
  • Recommendations for dinner provided

september 21

Say our final farewells and depart from the Florence Airport!

september 22

Travel Day

* Schedule subject to change

what's included

  • 10 nights at boutique hotels and apartments in Parma, Levanto, and Florence

  • Group transportation to/from all events on the itinerary

  • Meals at local restaurants that locally source their ingredients, are owned/run by a locally known individual, or accurately represents the cuisine specific to that region

  • All excursions listed in the itinerary

  • Most lunches and dinners (reference itinerary for included meals), including wine at at the provided meals

  • Tips for all meals, hotels, drivers, and guides

what's not included

  • Travel and transportation to and from Italy

  • Travel insurance (not required, but recommended)

  • Additional meals and/or excursions not included in the itinerary

  • Any incidental expenses

  • Tips for trip hosts

  • Alcohol aside from wine at all group lunches and dinners (or any included in the excursions)

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humble brags from happy travelers

- dani

This was my favorite way to see Italy! Morgan has an awesome itinerary and does the heavy lifting by curating experiences while also leaving time for you to find your own adventure.

- jessica

This was one of the best experiences of my life! Top perks: you don't have to do the planning (just pack a bag and book your plane ticket!), professional photographer (you can just be in the moment), meet amazing humans, try things you might not have otherwise, peace of mind that you are taken care of with an experienced host.

- robie

If local cuisine & wine are what you're looking for, then this is the company to sign on with! Because it isn't just about eating and drinking; it's about experiencing the love and passion the people put into everything they make and serve. It's about honoring and sharing family and tradition.

- alexa

Each excursion was so unique and memorable - we learned something new and met someone new on each one. This was my second time in Italy and I was able to do it completely gluten-free!

- hillary

What I liked most about the trip was the blend of coordinated activities and free time. I loved staying in Levanto and being able to go to Cinque Terre if we wanted to. I felt like we were able to make as much out of the trip as we wanted, which was really nice.

frequently asked questions

We are staying in boutique hotels and apartments throughout the different cities in Italy. All attendees will be sharing a bedroom, but never a bed (usually 2 single beds per room).

Q: What does lodging entail?

We’ll miss the heck out of you! You can cancel your trip up to 180 days prior to September 11, 2025. The initial deposit is non-refundable. For cancellation related to decisions made by your treatment team, you can review the Travel Policies.

Q: What if I end up not being able to go?

Send us an email at! 

Q: What if I have additional questions?

There are eight spots open for travelers! This number doesn't include the trip guide, Morgan, and the trip co-hosts, Jasmine Hormati. MS, RD, CIEC and Lauren Linn, LCSW.

Q: How many people will be on the trip?

morgan sinclair

Hey there! I'm Morgan Sinclair, founder of The Eating Expedition and your guide for our trip to Northern Italy!

My journey with food-focused travel begins in 2014 when I studied nutrition and food science in Northern Italy. Four weeks, fourteen cities, twenty foodies, and copious amounts of wine enjoyed in vineyards and parmesan cheese consumed in the company of ParmaLatte red cows. Yeah, it was just as dreamy as it sounds. 

I am beyond excited to host this trip returning to where it all began - Northern Italy!

meet your travel team

founder + trip guide

Jasmine hormati

registered dietitian & trip co-host

lauren linn

therapist & trip co-host

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