It is with pleasure that the R.E. Provocations committee invite you to join us in November 2019, on a Study Tour to Reggio Emilia, Italy. 

We are currently seeking expressions of interest before we are able to confirm the tour for November 2019. The tentative dates are 10-17 November 2019 - Please note that these are not confirmed dates.

As a member of the International Network of Reggio Children we are organising a delegation from New Zealand to visit Italy and see first-hand the Reggio Philosophy and Educational Approach to teaching and learning within their Preschools and Infant Toddler Centres.

Your week in Reggio Emilia is truly a wonderful experience, with participants arriving with a host of questions and often leaving with many more. We have been taking these study tours since 1995 and there has always been an element of surprise as the week unfolds. You will visit the town of Reggio Emilia led by the Friends of Reggio Children, engage with presentations to provoke your thinking and challenge your practice, visit to an Infant and Toddler centre and be immersed in a Preschool for a morning. We also visit the REMIDA Centre which is full of recycled resources and as well as the Loris Malaguzzi School.

Reggio Children are very open and willing to share their journey. There is always something to be discovered, something to challenge your thinking, something to be emotional about, as you weave your way through the week of encounters, provocations and dialogues. 

During our week, we will also be attending the Verona Christmas Market and also Cioccoshow, Bologna's famous chocolate festival. 


Testimonial from a past participant
"What an adventure! From the first point of contact to after the conference there was ample communication and support. R E Provocations provided the opportunity for our whole contingent to meet together, learn about Reggio Emilia and what the week of the conference might be like. Our tour leader was knowledgeable and caring, making the effort to give us the best experience possible. What I enjoyed most about going with REP was that our leader organised restaurants for us so that we could dine as a group if we wanted (most nights we did) yet we had the option to do our own thing in free time. There was a sense of community as we met to discuss things we learnt and to find ways of applying those ideas in practice. All in all a great company to go with and experience all that Reggio Emilia has to offer. Would highly recommend!"
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Prices start at:
Shared Twin Room - From $4,000 per person
Single Room - From $4,400 per person
Prices have not been set and may change once the tour is confirmed. Prices are in New Zealand Dollars and do not include flights


Our Study Tour package includes:
- Accommodation for 7 nights (10-17 November)
- Airport transfers to Reggio Emilia (If travelling with the group)
- Conference registration costs
- Daily buffet breakfast 
- Buffet lunch and light refreshments during full conference days (Monday-Friday)
- Walking tour of Reggio Emilia
- Day tour to Bologna to see Cioccoshow, Bologna's famous chocolate festival
- Day tour to Verona to see the Verona Christmas Markets


To find out more information, or to register your interest - please contact us using the button below