A bunch of Wanganui Park Secondary College students have swapped the warmer Shepparton weather for the cooler Italian climate.
The annual 29-day cultural tour began last month and includes an 11-day home stay with a family.
The students will also visit Pisa, Modena, Florence, Venice and Milan.
The 20-odd students are reportedly having a "great time" and enjoying the snow near the Alps.
In addition to the sight-seeing, the students will continue to work on their Italian by taking classes.
Although the students are well into the trip, there is time to help offset the costs by purchasing the Wanganui Fusion — A Union of Cultures Through Food cook book.
The book includes about 150 classic family recipes and is a perfect Christmas gift at just $25.
Proceeds go back to the current tour.
This is the last time Wanganui Park is running the tour to Italy; however, the trips are expected to continue under the Greater Shepparton Secondary College banner.
Contact Wanganui Park on 5820 9900 to order your book.