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Puglia & Calabria: Southern Italy from “Heel” to “Toe”

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Itinerary for Apr 15 — Apr 30, 2013

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Day One: Monday, April 15 - In Flight
In Transit: Overnight in transit

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel is situated at the centre of Lecce and at a few steps from the old town centre. It is a structure of high level, respecting the traditional local culture for hospitality. It was created to host the guests with exclusiveness and warmth. A modern complex that conjugates elegance and tradition, comfort and efficiency of the services.

Contact info:
Via Salandra
Lecce, 73100 Italy
phone: +39 -0832-456111
web: www.hotelpresidentlecce.it

Room amenities: The Hotel has 150 rooms. Every room is furnished with the most exclusive comforts: air-conditioning, cable and SAT TV, pay TV, WI-FI internet, safety-boxes, mini bar, clock radio, radio, hair-dryer, courtesy-set.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: € 190,00 DBL, € 135,00 SGL B/B
Advanced reservation are required and depending upon availability. Please also check the hotel website for special offers


Day Two: Tuesday, April 16 - Arrival in Brindisi and check in at Hotel Preside...
Arrival in Brindisi and check in at Hotel President in Lecce and snack at hotel. Visit of Lecce with on-site lecture: "Discovering the Baroque in Lecce"

Afternoon: Arrival at Brindisi airport. Check-in at the hotel President in Lecce. Light snack. Guided visit of Lecce with on-site lecture on Lecce Baroque by Dr. Emanuela D'Andria.

Dinner: Dinner at the Hotel.

Lodging: Hotel President

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel is situated at the centre of Lecce and at a few steps from the old town centre. It is a structure of high level, respecting the traditional local culture for hospitality. It was created to host the guests with exclusiveness and warmth. A modern complex that conjugates elegance and tradition, comfort and efficiency of the services.

Contact info:
Via Salandra
Lecce, 73100 Italy
phone: +39 -0832-456111
web: www.hotelpresidentlecce.it

Room amenities: The Hotel has 150 rooms. Every room is furnished with the most exclusive comforts: air-conditioning, cable and SAT TV, pay TV, WI-FI internet, safety-boxes, mini bar, clock radio, radio, hair-dryer, courtesy-set.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: € 190,00 DBL, € 135,00 SGL B/B
Advanced reservation are required and depending upon availability. Please also check the hotel website for special offers


Day Three: Wednesday, April 17 - Excursion to Galatina, visit the Church of Santa ...
Excursion to Galatina, visit the Church of Santa Caterina, built in 1390, with a fine portal and rose window- The interior contains frescoes by Francesco D'Arezzo (1435) Excursion to Otranto, a historic seaside town.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel.

Morning: Lecture on "the medieval Salento between East and West" held by Professor Paul Arthur. Field trip to Galatina. Visit of the Church of Saint Caterina. The late Romanesque church of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, built in 1390 by Raimondello del Balzo Orsini, count of Soleto, with a fine portal and rose-window. The interior contains frescoes by Francesco d'Arezzo (1435). The apse contains the fine mausoleum of the son of the founder, a canopy supported by four columns, with his statue beneath it

Lunch: Lunch at the local restaurant

Afternoon: Visit of Otranto. Otranto is a town and commune in the province of Lecce (Apulia, Italy), in a fertile region, and once famous for its breed of horses. Otranto is situated on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. The Strait of Otranto connects the Adriatic Sea with the Ionian Sea. The harbour is small and has little trade. With some stroll along the waterfront before returning to hotel.

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Lodging: Hotel President

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Grand Hotel d'Aragona, surrounded by a beautiful park, is located 600 meters from the historical center of Conversano, today recognized as "città d'arte" and located on a wide area of great tourist interest

Contact info:
Strada Provinciale per cozze
Conversano, Bari, 70014 Italy
phone: +39 080 495 2344
web: www.grandhoteldaragona.it

Room amenities: The rooms are well furnished and provided with every kind of comfort: air conditioning, television, telephone, cocktail cabinet and refrigerator.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a large hall that can hold more than 1000 people, a restaurant with regional, national and international cuisine, a relaxation room, a game room, and an American bar. It also has a swimming pool for adults and children and a luxurious garden surrounding the majestic amphitheatre conceived for great events.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Thursday, April 18 - Transfer to Conversano- Check in at the Hotel D'a...
Transfer to Conversano- Check in at the Hotel D'aragona. Lecture "Castel Del Monte: The masterpiece of Frederick II. Its history and mystery"

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: Departure to Conversano. Check in at Grand Hotel D'Aragona.

Lunch: Lunch at the Hotel

Afternoon: Lecture: “Castel Del Monte: “The masterpiece of Frederick II. Its history and mystery” held by Dr. Awdie Coppola

Dinner: Dinner at the Hotel

Lodging: Grand Hotel D'Aragona

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Grand Hotel d'Aragona, surrounded by a beautiful park, is located 600 meters from the historical center of Conversano, today recognized as "città d'arte" and located on a wide area of great tourist interest

Contact info:
Strada Provinciale per cozze
Conversano, Bari, 70014 Italy
phone: +39 080 495 2344
web: www.grandhoteldaragona.it

Room amenities: The rooms are well furnished and provided with every kind of comfort: air conditioning, television, telephone, cocktail cabinet and refrigerator.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a large hall that can hold more than 1000 people, a restaurant with regional, national and international cuisine, a relaxation room, a game room, and an American bar. It also has a swimming pool for adults and children and a luxurious garden surrounding the majestic amphitheatre conceived for great events.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Friday, April 19 - Visit to "Rivera Winery," a benchmark of a Puglia...
Visit to "Rivera Winery," a benchmark of a Puglia wine production. Field trip to Castel del Monte, a unique piece of military architecture and a successful blend of elements from classical antiquity. Lecture "The Romanesque art in Puglia."

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: An excursion to the Rivera winery, the wine growing traditions of the region with a visit of the cellars, followed by wine tasting.

Lunch: Light lunch enriched by local products.

Afternoon: Transfer to Castel del Monte. The castle was built directly on a rocky bank, in some places cropping out, and is well known for its octagonal shape. Eight octagonal towers are inserted on each of the eight corners. The wall curtains, built in the local calcareous stone, are marked by a string-course moulding. Eight windows with one light open on the lower floor, seven mullioned windows and only one three mullioned window, facing the city of Andria, on the upper one. Visit of the castle Return to hotel Lecture: “The Romanesque art in Puglia” by Dr. Awdie Coppola.

Dinner: Dinner at the Hotel

Lodging: Grand Hotel D'Aragona

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Grand Hotel d'Aragona, surrounded by a beautiful park, is located 600 meters from the historical center of Conversano, today recognized as "città d'arte" and located on a wide area of great tourist interest

Contact info:
Strada Provinciale per cozze
Conversano, Bari, 70014 Italy
phone: +39 080 495 2344
web: www.grandhoteldaragona.it

Room amenities: The rooms are well furnished and provided with every kind of comfort: air conditioning, television, telephone, cocktail cabinet and refrigerator.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a large hall that can hold more than 1000 people, a restaurant with regional, national and international cuisine, a relaxation room, a game room, and an American bar. It also has a swimming pool for adults and children and a luxurious garden surrounding the majestic amphitheatre conceived for great events.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Saturday, April 20 - Excursion to Bari with visit to the "Basilica of ...
Excursion to Bari with visit to the "Basilica of San Nicola" Excursion to Polignano a Mare, known as "The Pearl of the Adriatic Sea" The town is characterized by its crystal sea of numerous caves along the coast sculptured by rocks. Cooking demo at hotel

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: Excursion to Bari. The Basilica of San Nicola, erected to house the Saint's mortal remains, stolen from Myra and triumphantly escorted to the city, was built between 1087and 1197. The building was inspired by a model essentially alien to local tradition, based on the abbey church of Montecassino and the earliest Norman tribune constructions. The central portal is framed by a portico, made in the second half of the 12th century under the guidance of an unknown master, certainly aware of the most recent developments in European Romanesque style: the side columns are supported by nomumental figures of oxen. The Swabian Castle is a Swabian construction, insisting on previous artifacts, erected by Frederick II between 1233 and 1240. Become the seat of the Sforzas in the 16th century, it was surrounded by a mighty curtain of walls with pentagonal-plan towers at the corners and the inner courtyard was given Reinassance forms: it houses a plaster-cast gallery containing numerous plaster moulds, copies of sculptures and architectural and decorative fragments of Roman monuments, a 13th century wooden crucifix and a triptych by the Vivarini brothers. Sightseeing of Bari. St.Nicholas’Basilica. The Swebian Castle. The ancient city walls.

Lunch: Lunch at the local restaurant in Mola di Bari

Afternoon: Departure to the small village of Poligano a Mare Visit the old part of the village and a stroll along the waterfront. Return to the hotel Cooking demonstration

Dinner: Dinner at the Hotel

Lodging: Grand Hotel D'Aragona

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Grand Hotel d'Aragona, surrounded by a beautiful park, is located 600 meters from the historical center of Conversano, today recognized as "città d'arte" and located on a wide area of great tourist interest

Contact info:
Strada Provinciale per cozze
Conversano, Bari, 70014 Italy
phone: +39 080 495 2344
web: www.grandhoteldaragona.it

Room amenities: The rooms are well furnished and provided with every kind of comfort: air conditioning, television, telephone, cocktail cabinet and refrigerator.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a large hall that can hold more than 1000 people, a restaurant with regional, national and international cuisine, a relaxation room, a game room, and an American bar. It also has a swimming pool for adults and children and a luxurious garden surrounding the majestic amphitheatre conceived for great events.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Sunday, April 21 - Excursion to Alberobello characterized by its pic...
Excursion to Alberobello characterized by its picturesque cone shaped houses(Trulli). It will take you back in time to a traditional country life. Experience the true flavors of Puglia, lunch with a local family and learn how "mozzarella" cheese is made.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel.

Morning: Lecture on “the Trulli Architecture of Puglia” held by Dr. Emanuela D'Andria. Departure to Alberobello – UNESCO World Heritage Site Alberobello is situated on the second step of Le Murge, south of the Canale di Pirro, and is best-known centre in the region. It was born as a farming village near an oak-wood and this is the reason for its name, originally silva arboris belli. All around Alberobello the rolling countryside is planted with vines, olives and almond trees and dotted everywhere by clusters of Trulli. Isolated or in groups, the Trulli make up the urban fabric of the monumental area of the world famous Alberobello. The Trulli take their name from the Greek tholos (cupola) and give the whole area a social characteristic that is unique in Italy: born following the division of landed property, they constitute the so-called phenomenon of scattered population. Each family group lives on its own land without forming urban centers; these microcosms are based on an average estate two hectares in size, all farmed, with a Trullo standing in at the centre and dominating the land. Visit of the town

Lunch: Experience the truly flavors of Puglia lunching in a local family house and learn how the cheese “mozzarella” is made

Afternoon: Free time in Alberobello. Return to the Hotel

Dinner: Dinner at the Hotel.

Lodging: Grand Hotel D'Aragona

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This Mercure Hotel is close to the North Cosenza exit off highway A3 and offers a swimming pool, free parking lot, and modern guest rooms with free Wi-Fi access

Contact info:
Via Guglielmo Marconi 59
Rende (Cosenza), 87036 Italy
phone: +39 0984 401010
web: www.mercure.com

Room amenities: Your room features satellite TV, air conditioning, and a bathroom with a bathtub

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Monday, April 22 - Excursion to Matera with on-site lecture "What th...
Excursion to Matera with on-site lecture "What the Stones know:" From Traditional Lifeways in Matera's Sassi to the process of Urban Renewal. Transfer to Cosenza

Breakfast: Breafkast at the Hotel.

Morning: Departure to Matera, On site, lecture on Matera "What the Stones know: from traditional lifeway in Matera's Sassi to the process of urban renewal" by Amy Weideman Matera is one of the most extraordinary spots on earth for its outstanding example of a troglodyte settlement (cave dwellings) in the Mediterranean Region. For its resemblance to the Jerusalem of 2000 years ago, Matera is a perfect venue for producers to shot their works, among these Mel Gibson with his “The Passion of the Christ”. Visit of "The Sassi". In this strange valley dwellings, churches and frescoed chapels, some of which are built, but most of which are carved out of the rock itself, are to be found. The Sassi are under the protection of UNESCO. Some of the rock chapels are Santa Maria d'Idris and Santa Lucia, both of which contain 13C wall paintings, the latter having a particularly fine fresco of St. Michael and architectural devices carved on the rough stone pillar. Of the churches constructed in a more convetional way the most interesting are those of San Pietro Caveoso and San Pietro Barisano, identifiable by their campanili.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Departure to Cosenza. Check in at the Mercure Hotel Welcome drink

Dinner: Dinner at the Hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Mercure

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This Mercure Hotel is close to the North Cosenza exit off highway A3 and offers a swimming pool, free parking lot, and modern guest rooms with free Wi-Fi access

Contact info:
Via Guglielmo Marconi 59
Rende (Cosenza), 87036 Italy
phone: +39 0984 401010
web: www.mercure.com

Room amenities: Your room features satellite TV, air conditioning, and a bathroom with a bathtub

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Tuesday, April 23 - Lecture "Calabria from Pre-history until Today" V...
Lecture "Calabria from Pre-history until Today" Visit to the Town of Cosenza Cosenza by night accompanied by storytellers and music.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Lecture on: "Calabria from Pre-History until Today” Visit Cosenza town, Teatro Rendano, Palazzo Arnone (Galleria Nazionale d’Arte)

Lunch: Lunch at the local restaurant

Afternoon: Free time

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Cosenza by night accompanied by storytellers and music

Lodging: Hotel Mercure

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This Mercure Hotel is close to the North Cosenza exit off highway A3 and offers a swimming pool, free parking lot, and modern guest rooms with free Wi-Fi access

Contact info:
Via Guglielmo Marconi 59
Rende (Cosenza), 87036 Italy
phone: +39 0984 401010
web: www.mercure.com

Room amenities: Your room features satellite TV, air conditioning, and a bathroom with a bathtub

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Wednesday, April 24 - Lecture:"Pericle's Political Project" Field trip ...
Lecture:"Pericle's Political Project" Field trip to Rossano to admire the "Codex Purpureus Rossanensis", one of the oldest surviving manuscripts of the New Testament. Visit to the "Museo della Liquirizia" Visit to the archeological museum of Sibari.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: Lecture “Pericle’s Political project” Field trip to Rossano to admire the “Codex Purpureus Rossanensis” Rossano, home to the Byzantines for five long centuries. They were the heirs of Rome, the Empire of the Caesars, and the idea of the unity of the world that represented the great illusion of the Middle Ages. When at the end of the Classic World, Italy and Western Europe stepped into the Dark Ages the Empire survived and Rossano was an outpost in the West. Visit to “Liquirizia Amarelli” Museum

Lunch: Lunch at the local restaurant

Afternoon: Transfer to Sibari. Visit to the Archeological Museum of Sibari Sibari, a 5th century city, a city desired by Pericles, which in the mind of the statesman was an idea and almost an inspiration. Pericles really invented a place impossible to find in Greece, a place where the Greek, without arguing, could give the best of themselves that is the best of the world; Return to the hotel

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Lodging: Hotel Mercure

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This Mercure Hotel is close to the North Cosenza exit off highway A3 and offers a swimming pool, free parking lot, and modern guest rooms with free Wi-Fi access

Contact info:
Via Guglielmo Marconi 59
Rende (Cosenza), 87036 Italy
phone: +39 0984 401010
web: www.mercure.com

Room amenities: Your room features satellite TV, air conditioning, and a bathroom with a bathtub

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Thursday, April 25 - Lecture "Calabria Traditions & Folklore" Visit to...
Lecture "Calabria Traditions & Folklore" Visit to the "Convento dei Cappuccini" Join the rite of home making bread which will be tasted hot off the oven with local specialties. Visit to a dried figs factory.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Lecture “Calabria Traditions & Folcklore” Excursion to the medieval village of Fiumefreddo Fiumefreddo takes its name after Flumen frigidum, which means river with potable water, called also as frigidum (cold) due to its fresh waters that stream from the rocks a few kilometers away from the sea. Transfer to the “Convento dei Cappuccini” at Belmonte

Brunch: Transfer to a small farmhouse to view the rite of home making bread which will be tasted hot off the oven with home made specialties

Afternoon: Visit to the Colavolpe firm, producer of dried figs Return to the hotel

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Lodging: Hotel Mercure

Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This Mercure Hotel is close to the North Cosenza exit off highway A3 and offers a swimming pool, free parking lot, and modern guest rooms with free Wi-Fi access

Contact info:
Via Guglielmo Marconi 59
Rende (Cosenza), 87036 Italy
phone: +39 0984 401010
web: www.mercure.com

Room amenities: Your room features satellite TV, air conditioning, and a bathroom with a bathtub

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Friday, April 26 - Lecture: "Calabria: Art & Architecture through ce...
Lecture: "Calabria: Art & Architecture through centuries" Excursion to Santa Severina to visit to the "Battistero Bizantino" and the Museo Diocesano.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Lecture on "Calabria: Art & Architecure through the centuries" Field trip to Santa Severina. Santa Severina, a town with a long and rich history: a real history not a legend or a tale, an history supported by thousands of documents, Papal bulls, reports of military campaigns. The town was either under the Byzantines and the Normans and represented a very important center of the Oriental Roman World

Lunch: Lunch at the local restaurant

Afternoon: Visit to the Battistero Bizantino and the Museo Diocesano

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Lodging: Hotel Mercure

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The unique hotel overviewing the sea in the centre of Reggio Calabria city, èhotel challenges the traditional idea of hotellerie and offers a brand new hospitality concept. The luxury of every detail, the spectacular view of Messina’s strait, the silence of its open spaces, offer its guests a sensation of well being and relax. The décor of the Hotel has been interpreted with a contemporary touch and a modern sense of style. E’ Hotel joins an aesthetical pleasure to a refined functionallity.

Contact info:
Via Giunchi 6
Reggio Calabria, 89121 Italy
phone: +39 0965 89300
web: www.ehotelreggiocalabria.it

Room amenities: 52 rooms feature refined furnishings and all amenities, including plasma flat screen TV, pay-tv, 2 direct dial phones, high-speed internet access, safety deposit box, mini-bar. Bathrooms have Jacuzzi or shower

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: 150 E in sgl, 320 E in Dbl B/B
Additional nights can be booked in advance with the program coordinator

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Thirteen: Saturday, April 27 - Excursion to Palmi to visit the "Pinacoteca Arte ...
Excursion to Palmi to visit the "Pinacoteca Arte Moderna" which boasts masterpieces by Tintoretto and Guercino. Transfer to Reggio Calabria.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: Palmi, Visit to the Casa della Cultura, Pinacoteca Arte Moderna (masterpieces by Tintoretto , Guercino) Transfer to Scilla

Lunch: Lunch at the local restaurant

Afternoon: Visit to the fishing village of Scilla and the old district of Chianalea Departure to Reggio Calabria Check in at the Ehotel

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Lodging: Ehotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The unique hotel overviewing the sea in the centre of Reggio Calabria city, èhotel challenges the traditional idea of hotellerie and offers a brand new hospitality concept. The luxury of every detail, the spectacular view of Messina’s strait, the silence of its open spaces, offer its guests a sensation of well being and relax. The décor of the Hotel has been interpreted with a contemporary touch and a modern sense of style. E’ Hotel joins an aesthetical pleasure to a refined functionallity.

Contact info:
Via Giunchi 6
Reggio Calabria, 89121 Italy
phone: +39 0965 89300
web: www.ehotelreggiocalabria.it

Room amenities: 52 rooms feature refined furnishings and all amenities, including plasma flat screen TV, pay-tv, 2 direct dial phones, high-speed internet access, safety deposit box, mini-bar. Bathrooms have Jacuzzi or shower

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: 150 E in sgl, 320 E in Dbl B/B
Additional nights can be booked in advance with the program coordinator

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Fourteen: Sunday, April 28 - Excursion to Gerace, visit of "Paolo Orsi Museum"...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel.

Morning: Escursion to Gerace Visit of the town and Paolo Orsi Museum

Lunch: Lunch at Valle incantata restaurant

Afternoon: Return to Reggio Calabria and free time

Dinner: Farewell dinner at the Hotel.

Lodging: Ehotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The unique hotel overviewing the sea in the centre of Reggio Calabria city, èhotel challenges the traditional idea of hotellerie and offers a brand new hospitality concept. The luxury of every detail, the spectacular view of Messina’s strait, the silence of its open spaces, offer its guests a sensation of well being and relax. The décor of the Hotel has been interpreted with a contemporary touch and a modern sense of style. E’ Hotel joins an aesthetical pleasure to a refined functionallity.

Contact info:
Via Giunchi 6
Reggio Calabria, 89121 Italy
phone: +39 0965 89300
web: www.ehotelreggiocalabria.it

Room amenities: 52 rooms feature refined furnishings and all amenities, including plasma flat screen TV, pay-tv, 2 direct dial phones, high-speed internet access, safety deposit box, mini-bar. Bathrooms have Jacuzzi or shower

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: 150 E in sgl, 320 E in Dbl B/B
Additional nights can be booked in advance with the program coordinator

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Fifteen: Monday, April 29 - Visit to the "Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia"...
Visit to the "Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia" to admire, among other things, the "Bronzi di Riace"

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Guided tour of the National Museum of Reggio including "I Bronzi di Riace". Reggio Calabria is the regional capital of Calabria. The city stands at the foot of the Aspromonte, a wild mountainous region, for centuries isolated from the rest of the world. In some villages, the dialect spoken is still based on ancient Greek. It is known above all for its Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia, home to the famed "Riace Bronzes." The Museum houses an extraordinary collection of prehistoric Graeco-Roman and medieval antiquities, including beautiful terracottas, marbles and small bronzes of fine workmanship, form Sibari, Locri, Medma and other sites throughout Calabria. The main hall of the Museum is dominated by the celebrated heroic nude statues discovered off Riace, the so called Bronzi di Riace. The Bronzes are among the very few surviving examples of Classic Greek bronze statuary. The History and Myth of Reggio Calabria. We will talk about Aschenez, great grandson of Noah, who founded Reggio, and Ulysses and his voyages in the west among sea monsters and fears of unconscious.

Lunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: free time

Dinner: Dinner at the Hotel

Lodging: Ehotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Sixteen: Tuesday, April 30 - Departures
Morning: Morning departure from Reggio Calabria airport based on flight schedule time.


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