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10 Days | 9 Nights
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Itinerary for Sep 4 — Sep 13, 2014

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Day One: Thursday, September 04 - in flight
In Transit: Overnight in transit

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: “La Meridiana”in Anghiari close to Arezzo is a charming family-owned inn that has wanted to make your holidays excellent in a Tuscany medieval village since 1964. In a home and quiet environment you can lose yourself and discover the beauties of this land while you are a guest in a comfortable and renovated hotel offering you whatever you need. A few steps from the town theatre, hotel “La Meridiana” in Anghiari is in the town historic centre so you can move easily and without difficulty to discover everything around the place. Since our intentions are to always make your holidays perfect!

Contact info:
P.za IV Novembre 8
Anghiari (AR), 52031 Italy
phone: +39 0575 788102
web: www.hotellameridiana.it

Room amenities: Hotel La Meridiana STANDARD ROOMS overlook the old square Piazza IV Novembre where stands the eighteenth-century Theatre. These rooms are spacious and functional and they can become triple and quadruple rooms. All standard rooms are equipped with private bathroom (shower, or bath), hairdryer, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, wi-fi service, wake-up service.

Facility amenities: So we have furnished our inn with a lot of facilities that exceed our three stars: a private outdoor parking, a lift, a tv room, a coffee bar, a conference room, an internet point and wake up service while families on holiday can take advantage of a nursery service. You can also find private bathroom, english german usa tv channels, a hairdryer, air conditioning (2 and 3 floor rooms), wi fi …in all the hotel rooms and mini bar and safe security in the superior rooms. For a Tuscany passion touch, the hotel invites its guests to find its tasty restaurant where local cookery traditions are reworked through ability and culinary prowess to give you always the best.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBL € 75,00 BB, SGL € 50,00 BB
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, September 05 - Check in / orientation meeting
Afternoon: Check-in at the Hotel La Meridiana in Anghiari (AR). Orientation meeting/Presentation of the program

Dinner: Welcome dinner at “Perbacco” a typical restaurant with wine tasting of local production.

Lodging: Hotel La Meridiana

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: “La Meridiana”in Anghiari close to Arezzo is a charming family-owned inn that has wanted to make your holidays excellent in a Tuscany medieval village since 1964. In a home and quiet environment you can lose yourself and discover the beauties of this land while you are a guest in a comfortable and renovated hotel offering you whatever you need. A few steps from the town theatre, hotel “La Meridiana” in Anghiari is in the town historic centre so you can move easily and without difficulty to discover everything around the place. Since our intentions are to always make your holidays perfect!

Contact info:
P.za IV Novembre 8
Anghiari (AR), 52031 Italy
phone: +39 0575 788102
web: www.hotellameridiana.it

Room amenities: Hotel La Meridiana STANDARD ROOMS overlook the old square Piazza IV Novembre where stands the eighteenth-century Theatre. These rooms are spacious and functional and they can become triple and quadruple rooms. All standard rooms are equipped with private bathroom (shower, or bath), hairdryer, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, wi-fi service, wake-up service.

Facility amenities: So we have furnished our inn with a lot of facilities that exceed our three stars: a private outdoor parking, a lift, a tv room, a coffee bar, a conference room, an internet point and wake up service while families on holiday can take advantage of a nursery service. You can also find private bathroom, english german usa tv channels, a hairdryer, air conditioning (2 and 3 floor rooms), wi fi …in all the hotel rooms and mini bar and safe security in the superior rooms. For a Tuscany passion touch, the hotel invites its guests to find its tasty restaurant where local cookery traditions are reworked through ability and culinary prowess to give you always the best.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBL € 75,00 BB, SGL € 50,00 BB
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, September 06 - Anghiari: Visit of Anghiari, on site lecture, The...
Anghiari: Visit of Anghiari, on site lecture, The Battaglia Museum and Misericordia Museum.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Guided visit of Medieval Anghiari. Walk through the workshops of the historical center of Anghiari, the symbol of passion and tradition of the village: ceramics, textile, antiques. On-site lecture “Ancient crafts and craft techniques”: an exploration of some Aspects of the activities typical of the medieval reality of Anghiari which form the substratum of the historical and cultural heritage of the village. Visit to the “Museum della Misericordia” and the “ Museo Della Battaglia” which gathers all the material pertaining the Battle of Anghiari under the Historical-military and artistic-cultural profile. Welcome cocktail offered by the Mayor of Anghiari

Lunch: Light lunch at the hotel restaurant

Afternoon: Guided visit of Anghiari

Dinner: Dinner at the local restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel La Meridiana

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

Description: “La Meridiana”in Anghiari close to Arezzo is a charming family-owned inn that has wanted to make your holidays excellent in a Tuscany medieval village since 1964. In a home and quiet environment you can lose yourself and discover the beauties of this land while you are a guest in a comfortable and renovated hotel offering you whatever you need. A few steps from the town theatre, hotel “La Meridiana” in Anghiari is in the town historic centre so you can move easily and without difficulty to discover everything around the place. Since our intentions are to always make your holidays perfect!

Contact info:
P.za IV Novembre 8
Anghiari (AR), 52031 Italy
phone: +39 0575 788102
web: www.hotellameridiana.it

Room amenities: Hotel La Meridiana STANDARD ROOMS overlook the old square Piazza IV Novembre where stands the eighteenth-century Theatre. These rooms are spacious and functional and they can become triple and quadruple rooms. All standard rooms are equipped with private bathroom (shower, or bath), hairdryer, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, wi-fi service, wake-up service.

Facility amenities: So we have furnished our inn with a lot of facilities that exceed our three stars: a private outdoor parking, a lift, a tv room, a coffee bar, a conference room, an internet point and wake up service while families on holiday can take advantage of a nursery service. You can also find private bathroom, english german usa tv channels, a hairdryer, air conditioning (2 and 3 floor rooms), wi fi …in all the hotel rooms and mini bar and safe security in the superior rooms. For a Tuscany passion touch, the hotel invites its guests to find its tasty restaurant where local cookery traditions are reworked through ability and culinary prowess to give you always the best.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBL € 75,00 BB, SGL € 50,00 BB
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, September 07 - Arezzo
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Visit to the “Antiques Fair”, the oldest and biggest in Italy with over 500 stalls offering: furniture, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, iron and copper items Guided visit of the Church of Saint Francis to admire the masterpieces of Piero della Francesca.

Lunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: Visit to the House of Vasari and the Church of San Domenico

Dinner: Dinner at the local restaurant

Lodging: Hotel La Meridiana

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: “La Meridiana”in Anghiari close to Arezzo is a charming family-owned inn that has wanted to make your holidays excellent in a Tuscany medieval village since 1964. In a home and quiet environment you can lose yourself and discover the beauties of this land while you are a guest in a comfortable and renovated hotel offering you whatever you need. A few steps from the town theatre, hotel “La Meridiana” in Anghiari is in the town historic centre so you can move easily and without difficulty to discover everything around the place. Since our intentions are to always make your holidays perfect!

Contact info:
P.za IV Novembre 8
Anghiari (AR), 52031 Italy
phone: +39 0575 788102
web: www.hotellameridiana.it

Room amenities: Hotel La Meridiana STANDARD ROOMS overlook the old square Piazza IV Novembre where stands the eighteenth-century Theatre. These rooms are spacious and functional and they can become triple and quadruple rooms. All standard rooms are equipped with private bathroom (shower, or bath), hairdryer, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, wi-fi service, wake-up service.

Facility amenities: So we have furnished our inn with a lot of facilities that exceed our three stars: a private outdoor parking, a lift, a tv room, a coffee bar, a conference room, an internet point and wake up service while families on holiday can take advantage of a nursery service. You can also find private bathroom, english german usa tv channels, a hairdryer, air conditioning (2 and 3 floor rooms), wi fi …in all the hotel rooms and mini bar and safe security in the superior rooms. For a Tuscany passion touch, the hotel invites its guests to find its tasty restaurant where local cookery traditions are reworked through ability and culinary prowess to give you always the best.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBL € 75,00 BB, SGL € 50,00 BB
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, September 08 - Pieve di Sovara, Castle of Gabino
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Visit to the Pieve di Sovara Transfer to the “Casolare”

Lunch: Lunch with a family of Anghiari

Afternoon: Excursion to the Castle of Galbino Visit to the castle Return to hotel

Dinner: Dinner at the local restaurant

Lodging: Hotel La Meridiana

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

Description: “La Meridiana”in Anghiari close to Arezzo is a charming family-owned inn that has wanted to make your holidays excellent in a Tuscany medieval village since 1964. In a home and quiet environment you can lose yourself and discover the beauties of this land while you are a guest in a comfortable and renovated hotel offering you whatever you need. A few steps from the town theatre, hotel “La Meridiana” in Anghiari is in the town historic centre so you can move easily and without difficulty to discover everything around the place. Since our intentions are to always make your holidays perfect!

Contact info:
P.za IV Novembre 8
Anghiari (AR), 52031 Italy
phone: +39 0575 788102
web: www.hotellameridiana.it

Room amenities: Hotel La Meridiana STANDARD ROOMS overlook the old square Piazza IV Novembre where stands the eighteenth-century Theatre. These rooms are spacious and functional and they can become triple and quadruple rooms. All standard rooms are equipped with private bathroom (shower, or bath), hairdryer, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, wi-fi service, wake-up service.

Facility amenities: So we have furnished our inn with a lot of facilities that exceed our three stars: a private outdoor parking, a lift, a tv room, a coffee bar, a conference room, an internet point and wake up service while families on holiday can take advantage of a nursery service. You can also find private bathroom, english german usa tv channels, a hairdryer, air conditioning (2 and 3 floor rooms), wi fi …in all the hotel rooms and mini bar and safe security in the superior rooms. For a Tuscany passion touch, the hotel invites its guests to find its tasty restaurant where local cookery traditions are reworked through ability and culinary prowess to give you always the best.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBL € 75,00 BB, SGL € 50,00 BB
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Tuesday, September 09 - Visit to "Scuola del restauro", Taglieschi Museu...
Visit to "Scuola del restauro", Taglieschi Museum, Busatti textile factory, lecture, Caprese village

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: Guided visit to the “Scuola del restauro” old tradition of antiques furniture Visit to the Museo Taglieschi which contains an interesting collection of sculptures, paintings and household articles displayed in the 20 rooms of the fine fifteenth century building.

Lunch: Wine & cheese tasting at “Giardini del Vicario

Afternoon: Visit to Busatti Textile factory with on-site lecture “Antique weaving and manufacturing techniques” Transfer to Caprese village for a visit to the Michelangelo’s house museum Return to hotel

Dinner: Dinner at the local restaurant

Lodging: Hotel La Meridiana

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

Description: “La Meridiana”in Anghiari close to Arezzo is a charming family-owned inn that has wanted to make your holidays excellent in a Tuscany medieval village since 1964. In a home and quiet environment you can lose yourself and discover the beauties of this land while you are a guest in a comfortable and renovated hotel offering you whatever you need. A few steps from the town theatre, hotel “La Meridiana” in Anghiari is in the town historic centre so you can move easily and without difficulty to discover everything around the place. Since our intentions are to always make your holidays perfect!

Contact info:
P.za IV Novembre 8
Anghiari (AR), 52031 Italy
phone: +39 0575 788102
web: www.hotellameridiana.it

Room amenities: Hotel La Meridiana STANDARD ROOMS overlook the old square Piazza IV Novembre where stands the eighteenth-century Theatre. These rooms are spacious and functional and they can become triple and quadruple rooms. All standard rooms are equipped with private bathroom (shower, or bath), hairdryer, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, wi-fi service, wake-up service.

Facility amenities: So we have furnished our inn with a lot of facilities that exceed our three stars: a private outdoor parking, a lift, a tv room, a coffee bar, a conference room, an internet point and wake up service while families on holiday can take advantage of a nursery service. You can also find private bathroom, english german usa tv channels, a hairdryer, air conditioning (2 and 3 floor rooms), wi fi …in all the hotel rooms and mini bar and safe security in the superior rooms. For a Tuscany passion touch, the hotel invites its guests to find its tasty restaurant where local cookery traditions are reworked through ability and culinary prowess to give you always the best.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBL € 75,00 BB, SGL € 50,00 BB
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Seven: Wednesday, September 10 - Lecture, Monterchi, Madonna del parto museum, San...
Lecture, Monterchi, Madonna del parto museum, Sansepolcro, San Sepolcro museum, Aboca museum, Della Vetrata museum.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: Lecture by Prof. Mario Carniani “Piero della Francesca” Field trip to Monterchi Piero della Francesca’s mother native place. Visit to the Museo della Madonna Del Parto The Madonna del Parto is one of the Renaissance masterpieces but it is first and foremost a powerful religious symbol: it is the portrayal of the Virgin Mary. The mastery of Piero della Francesca has made this fresco into an immortal work.

Lunch: Lunch at the local restaurant.

Afternoon: Field trip to Sansepolcro Visit of the Museo di San Sepolcro to admire some of Piero della Francesca’s works and above all the “Resurrection” considered one of the greatest paintings in the world. Visit to the Aboca Museum, the original and the only Herb Museum, housed in a renaissance building. The museum has rediscovered the history of the millenary relationship between Man and Herbs and is passing it down to future generations. It explores the ancient tradition of Medicinal Herbs through historic sources such as herbariums, pharmaceutical botanical books, ancient mortars, ceramics and glassware Visit to the “Museo della Vetrata” exceptionally opened to Road Scholar’s participants Return to hotel

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel restaurant

Lodging: Hotel La Meridiana

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

Description: “La Meridiana”in Anghiari close to Arezzo is a charming family-owned inn that has wanted to make your holidays excellent in a Tuscany medieval village since 1964. In a home and quiet environment you can lose yourself and discover the beauties of this land while you are a guest in a comfortable and renovated hotel offering you whatever you need. A few steps from the town theatre, hotel “La Meridiana” in Anghiari is in the town historic centre so you can move easily and without difficulty to discover everything around the place. Since our intentions are to always make your holidays perfect!

Contact info:
P.za IV Novembre 8
Anghiari (AR), 52031 Italy
phone: +39 0575 788102
web: www.hotellameridiana.it

Room amenities: Hotel La Meridiana STANDARD ROOMS overlook the old square Piazza IV Novembre where stands the eighteenth-century Theatre. These rooms are spacious and functional and they can become triple and quadruple rooms. All standard rooms are equipped with private bathroom (shower, or bath), hairdryer, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, wi-fi service, wake-up service.

Facility amenities: So we have furnished our inn with a lot of facilities that exceed our three stars: a private outdoor parking, a lift, a tv room, a coffee bar, a conference room, an internet point and wake up service while families on holiday can take advantage of a nursery service. You can also find private bathroom, english german usa tv channels, a hairdryer, air conditioning (2 and 3 floor rooms), wi fi …in all the hotel rooms and mini bar and safe security in the superior rooms. For a Tuscany passion touch, the hotel invites its guests to find its tasty restaurant where local cookery traditions are reworked through ability and culinary prowess to give you always the best.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBL € 75,00 BB, SGL € 50,00 BB
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Eight: Thursday, September 11 - Visit to an oil mill, Monastero di Montecasale
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Visit to an oil mill with a lesson on olive oil recipes.

Lunch: Light lunch at the oil mill

Afternoon: Visit to the Monastero di Montecasale Return to hotel

Dinner: Dinner at hotel restaurant

Lodging: Hotel La Meridiana

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

Description: “La Meridiana”in Anghiari close to Arezzo is a charming family-owned inn that has wanted to make your holidays excellent in a Tuscany medieval village since 1964. In a home and quiet environment you can lose yourself and discover the beauties of this land while you are a guest in a comfortable and renovated hotel offering you whatever you need. A few steps from the town theatre, hotel “La Meridiana” in Anghiari is in the town historic centre so you can move easily and without difficulty to discover everything around the place. Since our intentions are to always make your holidays perfect!

Contact info:
P.za IV Novembre 8
Anghiari (AR), 52031 Italy
phone: +39 0575 788102
web: www.hotellameridiana.it

Room amenities: Hotel La Meridiana STANDARD ROOMS overlook the old square Piazza IV Novembre where stands the eighteenth-century Theatre. These rooms are spacious and functional and they can become triple and quadruple rooms. All standard rooms are equipped with private bathroom (shower, or bath), hairdryer, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, wi-fi service, wake-up service.

Facility amenities: So we have furnished our inn with a lot of facilities that exceed our three stars: a private outdoor parking, a lift, a tv room, a coffee bar, a conference room, an internet point and wake up service while families on holiday can take advantage of a nursery service. You can also find private bathroom, english german usa tv channels, a hairdryer, air conditioning (2 and 3 floor rooms), wi fi …in all the hotel rooms and mini bar and safe security in the superior rooms. For a Tuscany passion touch, the hotel invites its guests to find its tasty restaurant where local cookery traditions are reworked through ability and culinary prowess to give you always the best.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBL € 75,00 BB, SGL € 50,00 BB
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Nine: Friday, September 12 - Free time in Anghiari, Sorci Castle
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Morning free to enjoy the weekly street market of Anghiari

Lunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: Departure to Castello di Sorci Demonstration of ancient crafts

Dinner: Dinner at the Castle with music and popular songs.

Lodging: Hotel La Meridiana

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Ten: Saturday, September 13 - Florence airport
Depart From: Departure based on the flight schedule.


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