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Program #18709RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Highest elevation is 3800 feet, this is only one day.

Equipment Requirements
Ankle high walking boots.

Itinerary for May 3 — May 11, 2013

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Day One: Friday, May 03 - Departures
In Transit: In transit on overnight flight from North America to Europe. Arrivals the following day in Rome.

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the historical center, in the pedestrian area, quiet surroundings. Family run and it was once an ancient noble palace, and it has very well known restaurant.

Contact info:
Piazza Matteotti 12
Foligno, 06034 Italy
phone: +390742350412
web: www.hotelitaliafoligno.com

Room amenities: Telephone, TV, safe.

Facility amenities: Wireless internet available in the public areas, lounge, restaurant.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Saturday, May 04 - Arrivals in Rome and Foligno.
Arrive To: Travelers will be met at Rome's Da Vinci Airport and transferred by private coach directly to the hotel in Foligno (915 feet) (approximately 2.5 hours).

Dinner: Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Evening: Welcome drink and introduction of the guides and hotel staff, and a brief orientation of the week's walks.

Lodging: Hotel Italia

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the historical center, in the pedestrian area, quiet surroundings. Family run and it was once an ancient noble palace, and it has very well known restaurant.

Contact info:
Piazza Matteotti 12
Foligno, 06034 Italy
phone: +390742350412
web: www.hotelitaliafoligno.com

Room amenities: Telephone, TV, safe.

Facility amenities: Wireless internet available in the public areas, lounge, restaurant.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Sunday, May 05 - Bevagna - “Olive Oil Walk” and Umbria Medieval Pa...
Bevagna - “Olive Oil Walk” and Umbria Medieval Paper manufacture excursion. 3.5 hours of total walking.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast served at the hotel.

Morning: Transfer from the hotel for a panoramic walk from the hotel to an olive mill; learn about olive oil production.

Lunch: Lunch will be taken at a local establishment.

Afternoon: Walk through vineyards and olive groves to the serene and handsome medieval town of Bevagna (662 feet). This town has two of Umbria's finest Romanesque churches. This afternoon and excursion to a medieval paper manufacture to learn the technique of this ancient art. Transfer back to the hotel.

Dinner: Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Italia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the historical center, in the pedestrian area, quiet surroundings. Family run and it was once an ancient noble palace, and it has very well known restaurant.

Contact info:
Piazza Matteotti 12
Foligno, 06034 Italy
phone: +390742350412
web: www.hotelitaliafoligno.com

Room amenities: Telephone, TV, safe.

Facility amenities: Wireless internet available in the public areas, lounge, restaurant.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Monday, May 06 - Montefalco and the "Wine Country" - 4.5 hours of ...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast served at the hotel.

Morning: Walk to the Colleciocco winery, north of Montefalco (1085 feet). This Umbrian valley offers wonderful views of the cities Assisi and Trevi, walk through woods and open fields to the winery. Tour the winery then conclude with a wine tasting.

Lunch: Lunch will be served at the winery in conjunction with the wine tasting.

Afternoon: Continue walking through the southern part of Montefalco back to the hotel.

Dinner: Dinner is independent.

Lodging: Hotel Italia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the historical center, in the pedestrian area, quiet surroundings. Family run and it was once an ancient noble palace, and it has very well known restaurant.

Contact info:
Piazza Matteotti 12
Foligno, 06034 Italy
phone: +390742350412
web: www.hotelitaliafoligno.com

Room amenities: Telephone, TV, safe.

Facility amenities: Wireless internet available in the public areas, lounge, restaurant.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Tuesday, May 07 - "A Day in Perugia" - 2 hours total walking.
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast served at the hotel.

Morning: Travel by private coach to Perugia (673 feet) where a stop will be made for a city walk. Perugia is one of the 12 Etruscan city-states, the regional capital and one of the largest state universities in the country.

Lunch: Lunch will be taken independently in Perugia.

Afternoon: Independent afternoon in Perugia, late afternoon return to Foligno.

Dinner: Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Italia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the historical center, in the pedestrian area, quiet surroundings. Family run and it was once an ancient noble palace, and it has very well known restaurant.

Contact info:
Piazza Matteotti 12
Foligno, 06034 Italy
phone: +390742350412
web: www.hotelitaliafoligno.com

Room amenities: Telephone, TV, safe.

Facility amenities: Wireless internet available in the public areas, lounge, restaurant.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Wednesday, May 08 - St. Francis hermitage "Assisi Walk" - 2 hours tow...
St. Francis hermitage "Assisi Walk" - 2 hours town walking on cobbled stones and asphalt.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast served at the hotel.

Morning: Private coach directly to St. Francis. Hermitage to begin today's walk down to Assisi; excursion through Assisi (1300 feet). Assisi is visible for miles around, tucked under the ridge of Monte Subasio, the tranquil backstreets and homes with geranium-filled window boxes feels like you are walking back in time.

Lunch: Lunch in Assisi.

Afternoon: Walking at a good pace, one can see almost all the sights of Assisi in one day. Coach transfer back to the hotel. Some independent time in Assisi before returning to Foligno.

Dinner: Dinner will be taken at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Italia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the historical center, in the pedestrian area, quiet surroundings. Family run and it was once an ancient noble palace, and it has very well known restaurant.

Contact info:
Piazza Matteotti 12
Foligno, 06034 Italy
phone: +390742350412
web: www.hotelitaliafoligno.com

Room amenities: Telephone, TV, safe.

Facility amenities: Wireless internet available in the public areas, lounge, restaurant.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Seven: Thursday, May 09 - "Valnerina & Truffle Walk", learn how to hunt for...
"Valnerina & Truffle Walk", learn how to hunt for truffles and explore Spoleto - 3.5 hours total walking.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast served at the hotel.

Morning: Transfer by private coach to Monte Patrico for a “learning” truffle hunt. Monte Patrico is located above the town of Spoleto, on the summit of the Valnerina Mountains known for its rugged beauty. The truffle farmer will give a lecture and teach you how to hunt for the truffles properly.

Lunch: Lunch will be taken with the truffle farmer at this home.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, transfer by coach to the woods of Monteluco and walk down to Spoleto, one of Umbria's loveliest hill towns. In Spoleto (1299 feet) view the Ponte delle Torri (one of the greatest engineering works of the Trecento, a bridge and aqueduct of ten towering arches linking Spoleto with the slopes of Monteluco), walk to the upper part of the town center before taking the coach back to the hotel.

Dinner: Dinner is independent.

Lodging: Hotel Italia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the historical center, in the pedestrian area, quiet surroundings. Family run and it was once an ancient noble palace, and it has very well known restaurant.

Contact info:
Piazza Matteotti 12
Foligno, 06034 Italy
phone: +390742350412
web: www.hotelitaliafoligno.com

Room amenities: Telephone, TV, safe.

Facility amenities: Wireless internet available in the public areas, lounge, restaurant.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Eight: Friday, May 10 - Collepino to Spello along the Roman Aqueduct. 3 ...
Collepino to Spello along the Roman Aqueduct. 3 hours of total walking.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast will be served at the hotel.

Morning: This morning our walk will begin from the tiny hamlet of Collepino and take us to Spello, a former Roman town that is known today for its medieval character. We will walk along a Roman aqueduct that once provided the town of Spello with water from Mount Subasio. It is an easy walk on a comfortable trail with beautiful views of the local Chiona valley and eventually the entire Umbrian valley.

Lunch: A special meal will be served at a local restaurant in Spello.

Afternoon: Enjoy a short orientation walk in Spello and some time to explore on your own in town. Transfer back to the hotel to pack and prepare for the next day's departure.

Dinner: Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Italia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Nine: Saturday, May 11 - Departures
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast will be served at the hotel.

In Transit: After breakfast, return transfer by private coach (2.5 hours) to the Rome airport. Please note: the program ends at the airport in Rome.


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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
7 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences

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