Italy Specialist


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Welcome to the Italy Specialist Program

The Italy course is designed to educate travel professionals about the beauty of Italy, while giving you practical and relevant information that can be used while consulting with your clients. Each chapter explains the uniqueness of each region by exploring the major cities, attractions, culture, geography, transportation, and specialties of each area.

What You Will Learn

Italy Specialist Table of Contents

The Northwest

  • Piedmont and Valle’dAostea
  • Lombardy
  • Liguria and Genoa

The Northeast

  • Trentino-Alto Adige
  • The Vento
  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • Emilia-Romagna
  • San Marino

Central Italy

  • Tuscany and Florence
  • Umbria
  • Le Marche

Lazio (The Capital Region)

  • Rome
  • Vatican City

The South

  • Abruzzo
  • Molise
  • Puglia
  • Campania
  • Basilicata
  • Calabria

The Islands

  • Sicily
  • Sardinia

Selling Italy

Your Study Options


Whether you access the materials online or in print, the entire program is all self-paced. That means you determine the schedule and how much time you spend on a particular topic. Some you’ll breeze through. Others, you’ll take a deep dive before moving on. Each module follows the same learning platform that engages you through practice scenarios, application activities and did-you-know tips. Once you enroll in the program, you will have 12 months to complete your studies and take the final exam. 

Your Investment


  • Payment: $54
  • Tuition includes access to online materials and testing fees


  • Payment: $84 plus Shipping
  • Tuition includes printed materials, testing fees AND online materials

Become a specialist: Upon completing your studies you may opt to take the exam and earn your Destination Specialist Italy Designation, and then take it to the next level and become a Certified Destination Italy Specialist.

CEUS: If you are a certified consultant, the Italy course also counts as 10 Continuing Education Units.

Successful completion of this course (including testing) qualifies for 10 CEUs.

Destination Specialist Italy is made possible through the sponsorship of: IC Bellagio, Insight Vacations, Trafalgar Tours, and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection.

Cancellations/Refunds: Candidates wishing to withdraw are entitled to a full refund less a $25 administrative fee, provided they return their original study materials in saleable condition along with a written request for withdrawal within 30 days of their enrollment. After 30 days, no refunds will be given.

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Course Materials

Online, Print & Online