Honestly one of the greatest experiences of my life. I enjoyed how small the group was and how close and comfortable we became with each other. As a group we had lots of fun together and made lots of great memories together. One of my favorites was getting together along with Hans for Brunch on our first Saturday in Torino. We enjoyed many fun times together and even now we still keep in touch every once in a while.
The program itself was great as well, we had small issues as it was the first year that this program had taken place so they were learning along with us, but it was still a great learning experiences and the opportunities that we were given were some that we could probably not have enjoyed otherwise. One great opportunity was being able to meet and work with the director, curators, and other staff at Museo Egizio. Being able to experience first hand the workings of a museum was for me one of the greatest benefits of this program. Being able to visit other museums and other locations were they work on restoring artifacts was also a great part of this program. There was so much to do and see, just within the program itself that I recommend future participants to take all the opportunities given and enjoy every minute of it. I also recommend that you enjoy the weekends there are many places that one can visit and it isnt too expensive. For example, I, along with some friends, was able to go to Nice, Venice, and a small abbey known as Sacra di San Michele located near the city of Torino. They were all great trips and highly suggest that people use the weekends to get away, or if not the city itself has so many places to see and enjoy, one thing is for sure you will never be bored.
Finally for the food, it is all really delicious. My two favorite were the Vittello Tonnato and Crema Catalana, I highly recommend them.
To all future participants of this program I wish you the greatest of times and hope you make as many wonderful memories as I did.