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Program #20856RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.

Itinerary for Jun 28 — Jul 11, 2014

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Day One: Saturday, June 28 - Transatlantic overnight flight to Rome
In Transit: Overnight flight to Rome.

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel is on the right bank of the Tiber River, in the quiet and charming Trastevere neighborhood. An easy walk on the bridges to Campo de' Fiori, the Portico housing the "Mouth of Truth" and Roman Forum in the heart of ancient Rome. The residents of Trastevere consider themselves the original Romans. In July the neighborhood celebrates with a unique "block party" called the "Festa di no'antri", characterized by traditional foods, fresh fruits and snow cones kiosks.

Contact info:
Via dei Vascellari, 61
Rome, 00153 Italy
phone: +39 06 581 2125
web: www.sfromana.it

Room amenities: Air conditioning, hair dryer, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, complimentary wifi.

Facility amenities: Once a 16th residence and later a convent, the property has been renovated and modernized. Tiled floor halls and rooms. The inner courtyard patio is a private and relaxing place to be. Complimentary wifi throughout the property. Continental breakfast served daily in the dining room consists of juices, coffee, tea, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, pastries, rolls, jams, sliced meats and cheese.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies by season
If you plan to book additional nights at the hotel, contact the hotel’s online reservation system directly www.sfromana.it or email istituto@sfromana.it. Note on the form that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to reserve through online hotel consolidators such as hotels.com or expedia.

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Two: Sunday, June 29 - Check-in \ Orientation \ Welcome Reception
Arrive To: Rome airport next morning, transfer to hotel.

Morning: Transfers to the hotel. A light walk will be organized for those with early morning arrivals while waiting for lunch and hotel check-in

Lunch: Lunch at a local eatery. Try your first gelato.

Afternoon: Settle in room, meet at appointed time for Orientation and Welcome Reception. Brief neighborhood walk points out banks, pharmacies and stores.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Casa Santa Francesca Romana

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

Description: The hotel is on the right bank of the Tiber River, in the quiet and charming Trastevere neighborhood. An easy walk on the bridges to Campo de' Fiori, the Portico housing the "Mouth of Truth" and Roman Forum in the heart of ancient Rome. The residents of Trastevere consider themselves the original Romans. In July the neighborhood celebrates with a unique "block party" called the "Festa di no'antri", characterized by traditional foods, fresh fruits and snow cones kiosks.

Contact info:
Via dei Vascellari, 61
Rome, 00153 Italy
phone: +39 06 581 2125
web: www.sfromana.it

Room amenities: Air conditioning, hair dryer, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, complimentary wifi.

Facility amenities: Once a 16th residence and later a convent, the property has been renovated and modernized. Tiled floor halls and rooms. The inner courtyard patio is a private and relaxing place to be. Complimentary wifi throughout the property. Continental breakfast served daily in the dining room consists of juices, coffee, tea, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, pastries, rolls, jams, sliced meats and cheese.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies by season
If you plan to book additional nights at the hotel, contact the hotel’s online reservation system directly www.sfromana.it or email istituto@sfromana.it. Note on the form that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to reserve through online hotel consolidators such as hotels.com or expedia.

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Three: Monday, June 30 - Underground Rome \ Treasures of the Vatican \ Rom...
Note: The walks through archaeological sites are over uneven paths, some with cobble stones; stairs to reach top floor of Colosseum.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the hotel. Each day the buffet in this and other program site hotels will have an egg dish, sliced meat and cheese platter, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, pastries, cakes, breads, jams, juice, coffee, tea.

Morning: Join archaeologists who lead an exclusive excursion to underground ancient Roman buildings. On the way see the site of the Circus Maximus.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Back to the hotel for an illustrated lecture on the major works of art in the Vatican Museums. The light talk prepares you for the expert-led visit of the Sistine Chapel and Basilica of St. Peter's. Late afternoon expert-led visit to the Forum, Rome's ancient downtown--walk along the Via Sacra where triumphal processions passed. In the Colosseum imagine watching gladiatorial games.

Dinner: Dinner at a restaurant in the Trastevere neighborhood.

Lodging: Casa Santa Francesca Romana

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

Description: The hotel is on the right bank of the Tiber River, in the quiet and charming Trastevere neighborhood. An easy walk on the bridges to Campo de' Fiori, the Portico housing the "Mouth of Truth" and Roman Forum in the heart of ancient Rome. The residents of Trastevere consider themselves the original Romans. In July the neighborhood celebrates with a unique "block party" called the "Festa di no'antri", characterized by traditional foods, fresh fruits and snow cones kiosks.

Contact info:
Via dei Vascellari, 61
Rome, 00153 Italy
phone: +39 06 581 2125
web: www.sfromana.it

Room amenities: Air conditioning, hair dryer, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, complimentary wifi.

Facility amenities: Once a 16th residence and later a convent, the property has been renovated and modernized. Tiled floor halls and rooms. The inner courtyard patio is a private and relaxing place to be. Complimentary wifi throughout the property. Continental breakfast served daily in the dining room consists of juices, coffee, tea, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, pastries, rolls, jams, sliced meats and cheese.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies by season
If you plan to book additional nights at the hotel, contact the hotel’s online reservation system directly www.sfromana.it or email istituto@sfromana.it. Note on the form that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to reserve through online hotel consolidators such as hotels.com or expedia.

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Four: Tuesday, July 01 - Treasures of the Vatican and S. Peter's Basilica ...
Note: Expect crowds at the Vatican Museums. Walk a few flights of stairs to visit the various galleries and art filled rooms. Steps along the path to the Sistine Chapel.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Transfer to the Vatican Museums for reserved entrance time, meet expert who will lead you through this singular museum. After exiting, enter S. Peter's Basilica to see Michelangelo's Pieta' and works by Bernini. With the free time that follows, some may desire to climb the 450 steps of Michelangelo's Dome.

Lunch: Short coach ride to the Mosaic School for lunch in their cafeteria/coffee bar.

Afternoon: Participate in creating your own mosaic with instructors at a local art school. Coach to the hotel.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Lodging: Casa Santa Francesca Romana

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

Description: The hotel is on the right bank of the Tiber River, in the quiet and charming Trastevere neighborhood. An easy walk on the bridges to Campo de' Fiori, the Portico housing the "Mouth of Truth" and Roman Forum in the heart of ancient Rome. The residents of Trastevere consider themselves the original Romans. In July the neighborhood celebrates with a unique "block party" called the "Festa di no'antri", characterized by traditional foods, fresh fruits and snow cones kiosks.

Contact info:
Via dei Vascellari, 61
Rome, 00153 Italy
phone: +39 06 581 2125
web: www.sfromana.it

Room amenities: Air conditioning, hair dryer, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, complimentary wifi.

Facility amenities: Once a 16th residence and later a convent, the property has been renovated and modernized. Tiled floor halls and rooms. The inner courtyard patio is a private and relaxing place to be. Complimentary wifi throughout the property. Continental breakfast served daily in the dining room consists of juices, coffee, tea, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, pastries, rolls, jams, sliced meats and cheese.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies by season
If you plan to book additional nights at the hotel, contact the hotel’s online reservation system directly www.sfromana.it or email istituto@sfromana.it. Note on the form that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to reserve through online hotel consolidators such as hotels.com or expedia.

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Five: Wednesday, July 02 - Capitoline Museum \ Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the hotel.

Morning: Expert-led visit at the Capitoline Museum where you can examine up close masterpieces of ancient art, including the famous bronze She Wolf, Marcus Aurelius and remains of the Constantine's colossal statue. Passing through the Tabularium you reach the Palazzo Nuovo wing where the Dying Gaul and Capitoline Venus are on display. Before exiting the museum, ascend the stairs to the balcony of the monument to Victor Emanuel II, for a splendid panoramic view of Rome.

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore a site in Rome at your own pace.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Casa Santa Francesca Romana

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

Description: Modern business class hotel in quiet residential area, close to Arno River and the historical section of Florence. Roof garden and bar with swimming pool offers a wonderful panorama of down town and the Tuscan hills.

Contact info:
Via Solferino, 2
Florence, NA 50123 Italy
phone: +39 055 283273
web: www.krafthotel.it

Room amenities: Independent climate control of air conditioning, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, internet point, minibar, safe. Finely appointed.

Facility amenities: 24 hour front desk, spacious lounge, classrooms, American bar, restaurant, glass enclosed terrace where breakfast is served, pool.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Thursday, July 03 - Piazza Walk \ Train to Florence \ Renaissance Flo...
Note: Leisurely walk in the neighborhood of Piazza Navona and the Pantheon.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Check out of your room and leave your luggage in the deposit area. Pick it up when you go to the train station. Set out on Piazza Walk exploring the lively Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and the famed Trevi Fountain.

Lunch: Lunch on your own. Group leader will offer suggestions. Meet at the appointed time to transfer briefly to the hotel to pick up your hand luggage and then to the train station.

Afternoon: Experience travel on a high speed train at speeds reaching 120 mph. Arrive in Florence 95 minutes later. Check into the hotel, meet for lecture on Renaissance Florence to help contextualize your stay.

Dinner: At a local restaurant.

Evening: With the group leader, stroll the historical section of Florence to orient yourself on the layout of the city, locate landmarks, find ATM's and pharmacies.

Lodging: Kraft Hotel Firenze

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

Description: Modern business class hotel in quiet residential area, close to Arno River and the historical section of Florence. Roof garden and bar with swimming pool offers a wonderful panorama of down town and the Tuscan hills.

Contact info:
Via Solferino, 2
Florence, NA 50123 Italy
phone: +39 055 283273
web: www.krafthotel.it

Room amenities: Independent climate control of air conditioning, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, internet point, minibar, safe. Finely appointed.

Facility amenities: 24 hour front desk, spacious lounge, classrooms, American bar, restaurant, glass enclosed terrace where breakfast is served, pool.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Friday, July 04 - Renaissance Art \ Fresco Painting Session \ Palaz...
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Illustrated lecture on Renaissance Art in preparation for the self-guided visit of the Uffizi Gallery. Some free time before lunch.

Lunch: At a restaurant near the Piazza della Signoria.

Afternoon: Learn from an art teacher the steps required to paint using the fresco technique; from creating the lines with a sack of coal dust, to spreading the fresh plaster and mixing the pigments. After the 6" x 9" tile dries, you may choose to keep it, otherwise it is recycled. Expert-led visit of Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's city hall, to see original pieces of art, including Donatello's Judith and Holofernes and sculptures by Michelangelo. See Machiavelli's study when he was Secretary of State for the Republic.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Walk of discovery after dinner, perhaps cross Ponte Vecchio to explore the "Oltrarno" district.

Lodging: Kraft Hotel Firenze

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

Description: Modern business class hotel in quiet residential area, close to Arno River and the historical section of Florence. Roof garden and bar with swimming pool offers a wonderful panorama of down town and the Tuscan hills.

Contact info:
Via Solferino, 2
Florence, NA 50123 Italy
phone: +39 055 283273
web: www.krafthotel.it

Room amenities: Independent climate control of air conditioning, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, internet point, minibar, safe. Finely appointed.

Facility amenities: 24 hour front desk, spacious lounge, classrooms, American bar, restaurant, glass enclosed terrace where breakfast is served, pool.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Saturday, July 05 - San Lorenzo Market \ Uffizi Gallery
Note: Ascend three flights of stairs to reach the paintings in the Uffizi Gallery.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Walk through Florence's central food and soft goods market toward S. Maria Novella. With your new found knowledge of fresco painting, an expert expounds on the frescoes by Masaccio and Ghirlandaio found in the church. Some free time late morning.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Reserved entrance to the Uffizi Gallery for self-directed visit, stay as long as you want. At the end of the second corridor is a refreshment bar for snacks. The balcony has a wonderful view of Brunelleschi's Dome and the watch tower of Palazzo Vecchio. Some free time before dinner.

Dinner: At a local restaurant.

Lodging: Kraft Hotel Firenze

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

Description: Modern business class hotel in quiet residential area, close to Arno River and the historical section of Florence. Roof garden and bar with swimming pool offers a wonderful panorama of down town and the Tuscan hills.

Contact info:
Via Solferino, 2
Florence, NA 50123 Italy
phone: +39 055 283273
web: www.krafthotel.it

Room amenities: Independent climate control of air conditioning, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, internet point, minibar, safe. Finely appointed.

Facility amenities: 24 hour front desk, spacious lounge, classrooms, American bar, restaurant, glass enclosed terrace where breakfast is served, pool.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Sunday, July 06 - The David \ Duomo Museum
Note: Walk to the Accademia along narrow sidewalks.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Expert-led visit to see Michelangelo's David and the Archaeological museum to see the Chimera from Arezzo.

Lunch: Lunch at a restaurant near the Piazza del Duomo.

Afternoon: In Piazza del Duomo, the expert-led visit continues to the Duomo Museum where you can admire the recently restored panels by Lorenzo Ghiberti from the Gates of Paradise. The panels on the Baptistery's entrance doors are replicas.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Lodging: Kraft Hotel Firenze

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

Description: Overlooking the Grand Canal, with a splendid terrace on the water, the Hotel Principe, is one of the 4 star hotels in Venice in a perfect position for discovering the charm and beauty of Venice on foot, or for easily reaching the Rialto or St. Mark's Square with a vaporetto, which stops just steps from the hotel.The hotel has a private dock on the Grand Canal for gondola and water taxi access.

Contact info:
Lista di Spagna 146/147
Venice, NA 30121 Italy
phone: +39 041 220 4010
web: www.hotelprincipevenice.it

Room amenities: Hair dryer, AC/heat individual controls, mini-bar, safe, satellite television, complimentary toiletries.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and terrace overlook the Grand Canal, snack bar, complimentary internet point in the lobby and free wi-fi throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: varies by season
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelprincipevenice.it. Indicate to the hotel that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to use online hotel consolidators such as hotels.com or expedia.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Ten: Monday, July 07 - Train to Venice \ History of Venice, the Sereniss...
Note: Short walk to the Florence train station. Your bags will be delivered by courier. Short walk from the station to the hotel in Venice

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Check out of the hotel. Your bags will be sent by van and delivered to the hotel in Venice. Coach to the train station to board a high speed train to Venice; the trip is 2 hours.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel restaurant and check-in to the rooms.

Afternoon: Welcome to Venice introduces you to the Serenissima. Neighborhood walk follows.

Dinner: At a local restaurant to savor Venetian cuisine.

Lodging: Hotel Principe

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

Description: Overlooking the Grand Canal, with a splendid terrace on the water, the Hotel Principe, is one of the 4 star hotels in Venice in a perfect position for discovering the charm and beauty of Venice on foot, or for easily reaching the Rialto or St. Mark's Square with a vaporetto, which stops just steps from the hotel.The hotel has a private dock on the Grand Canal for gondola and water taxi access.

Contact info:
Lista di Spagna 146/147
Venice, NA 30121 Italy
phone: +39 041 220 4010
web: www.hotelprincipevenice.it

Room amenities: Hair dryer, AC/heat individual controls, mini-bar, safe, satellite television, complimentary toiletries.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and terrace overlook the Grand Canal, snack bar, complimentary internet point in the lobby and free wi-fi throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: varies by season
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelprincipevenice.it. Indicate to the hotel that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to use online hotel consolidators such as hotels.com or expedia.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Eleven: Tuesday, July 08 - Murano Glass Making Workshop \ S. Mark's Basilica
Note: Vaporetto vessels are often crowded.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Receive Vaporetto pass and ride the boat to the island of Murano. Learn about glass making and create your own glass tile decoration under the supervision of an instructor at a glass working school. The tile you create will be fused in the kiln and delivered to your hotel.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Travel to Piazza S. Marco on the Vaporetto for an expert-led visit to the Byzantine style S. Mark's Cathedral, built during the 13 C. There are more than 45,000 sq. ft. of mosaics adorning the church, giving the impression of streets of gold.

Dinner: At a local restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Principe

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

Description: Overlooking the Grand Canal, with a splendid terrace on the water, the Hotel Principe, is one of the 4 star hotels in Venice in a perfect position for discovering the charm and beauty of Venice on foot, or for easily reaching the Rialto or St. Mark's Square with a vaporetto, which stops just steps from the hotel.The hotel has a private dock on the Grand Canal for gondola and water taxi access.

Contact info:
Lista di Spagna 146/147
Venice, NA 30121 Italy
phone: +39 041 220 4010
web: www.hotelprincipevenice.it

Room amenities: Hair dryer, AC/heat individual controls, mini-bar, safe, satellite television, complimentary toiletries.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and terrace overlook the Grand Canal, snack bar, complimentary internet point in the lobby and free wi-fi throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: varies by season
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelprincipevenice.it. Indicate to the hotel that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to use online hotel consolidators such as hotels.com or expedia.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Twelve: Wednesday, July 09 - Dragon Boat Race \ Doge's Palace
Note: Row, row, row your boat hard if you want to win; otherwise sit at the stern and enjoy the ride.Visiting the Doge's Palace requires going up two flights of stairs.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Team up with the Venetian Crew Club for a dragon boat race along minor canals.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Expert-led visit of the Palazzo Ducale or Doge's Palace. Walk through the many rooms of the palace, seat of civic and political power. Doges embellished the palazzo to demonstrate their wealth and importance. From the spacious rooms of the palazzo, enter the narrow passages of the Prisons. Visit includes passing over the Bridge of Sighs.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Principe

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

Description: Overlooking the Grand Canal, with a splendid terrace on the water, the Hotel Principe, is one of the 4 star hotels in Venice in a perfect position for discovering the charm and beauty of Venice on foot, or for easily reaching the Rialto or St. Mark's Square with a vaporetto, which stops just steps from the hotel.The hotel has a private dock on the Grand Canal for gondola and water taxi access.

Contact info:
Lista di Spagna 146/147
Venice, NA 30121 Italy
phone: +39 041 220 4010
web: www.hotelprincipevenice.it

Room amenities: Hair dryer, AC/heat individual controls, mini-bar, safe, satellite television, complimentary toiletries.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and terrace overlook the Grand Canal, snack bar, complimentary internet point in the lobby and free wi-fi throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: varies by season
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelprincipevenice.it. Indicate to the hotel that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to use online hotel consolidators such as hotels.com or expedia.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Thirteen: Thursday, July 10 - Rialto Bridge \ Guggenheim Collection
Note: Leisurely walk around the market area, and to an artisan's workshop. Up and over numerous bridges in the Rialto area.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Explore the area of the Rialto Bridge. Excursion to an artisan's workshop to learn about the carving techniques of making gondola oars and oar locks.

Lunch: Lunch at a characteristic trattoria.

Afternoon: Having been surrounded by ancient and Renaissance masterpieces and structures, enjoy the modern art collection at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Relax in the courtyard of the palazzo on the Grand Canal while the docent introduces the life and times of the wealthy American collector. The group splits in two as a docent leads the students on a discovery of form and expression in modern art. Some free time before dinner.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at the hotel restaurant. Your glass mementos will be available for you to gingerly pack them.

Lodging: Hotel Principe

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Fourteen: Friday, July 11 - Departure day
Depart From: Transfer from the hotel to the Venice Marco Polo airport for departure.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Sack breakfast for those with early departure times.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Florence
Botanical Gardensextensive gardens and greenhouses where the Univiversity of Florence maintains 4 million botanical specimens in a wooded urban park, the "Giardino dei Semplici"
MuseumsVisit other museums in Florence such as the Stibbert Museum which houses a collection of weapons, armor and costumes from the 16th to the 20th century. The Marino Marini Museum exhibits works of the contemporary sculptor.
Teatro della PergolaAmici della Musica has a rich and varied program for concerts and recitals. Check the website below for further information.
For additional information, visit: www.amicimusica.fi.it/amuspro.htm

Important information about your itinerary:
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12 nights of accommodations
30 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
18 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences

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