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ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

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Program #11154RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
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Itinerary for Mar 30 — Apr 4, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: http://www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffee maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shuffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 30 - Arrival/Welcome/Orientation
Afternoon: CHECK IN: From 3:00 pm at the Magnuson Hotel front desk. REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, you will be directed to the meeting room to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet containing the up-to-date schedule that we will review during orientation in the evening. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PROGRAM ACTIVITIES AND SCHEDULED TIMES COULD CHANGE DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding! ORIENTATION: 5:00 pm. Meet and greet everyone in an introductory get-acquainted session. We'll then review the updated schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures and answer any questions you may have.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: Get to know the staff and other participants. Overview of program and facilities.

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: http://www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffee maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shuffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 31 - History Through Art / Field Trip - Ringling Museu...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: LECTURES: History Through Art. Our art connoisseur, Dedee Aleccia, will show you where Italy's glorious art and architecture is primarily located. Then, take a short refreshment break, and afterwards enter the fabulous art and architectural world of Rome PLACEMENT OF CLASSES AND FIELD TRIPS ON THE SCHEDULE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. IN ADDITION, SOME LECTURE TOPICS MIGHT BE ALETERED WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

Lunch: At the hotel

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: What's Italy without a trip to a museum? We'll take you to the Ringling Museum of Art. Located on a 66-acre estate on Sarasota Bay, it is the official State Art Museum of Florida, offering 21 galleries of European paintings with emphasis on Italian art.

Dinner: At the hotel

Evening: PRESENTATION: Enjoy an evening of sublime music. Noted A Capella group, Chorus Angelorum, enlightens and entertains with a selection of Renaissance Italian music and other pieces from the group's repertoire.

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: http://www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffee maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shuffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 01 - Lectures on The Magic of Italy in the 21st Centur...
Lectures on The Magic of Italy in the 21st Century, Literature from Dante to the modern era, Recital of Italian Music

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: LECTURE: The Magic of Italy in the Twenty-first Century Julia Lewis shares her love of Italy covering the regions, fashion, cinema and foods of Italy There will be a short refreshment break mid morning.

Lunch: At the hotel

Afternoon: .Dedee Aleccia returns to enlighten the group about Italian Literature, beginning with the great Dante, stopping in the age of Machiavelli, and finishing with such later authors as Pirandello

Dinner: Campus Dining Room.

Evening: Recital of Italian Music with Susan Bailey Robinson

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: http://www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffee maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shuffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 02 - Lectures: That's Amore - Italian Popular singers,...
Lectures: That's Amore - Italian Popular singers, Italian Classical music

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: Italy comes to America. Jason Fortner gives a lecture about the influence of Italy on American culture, especially popular musicians such as Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis and Perry Como

Lunch: Lunch at the Hotel

Afternoon: Lecture - Nowhere is the voice more loved than in Italy - the birthplace of opera! The beauty of the melodic line in Italian music transcends vocal music and is evident in the instrumental works, as well. With Musician Susan Bailey Robinson, we will explore how this love of the singing line has influenced Italian music from Gabrieli's motets right up to the contemporary era. Start the morning with a survey of how the development of vocal music in Italy and the creation of opera influenced the melodies of Italian orchestral music. Also, how this love of the singing voice continues in the popular music of Italy today. Take a short refreshment break mid-morning. Italians are also known for their great expressiveness. Italian composers were some of the first to create visual imagery through their instrumental music. We will explore how this is apparent in the music of Italian composers from diverse musical/stylistic periods. This class will give you a look at programmaticism in Italian music from Vivaldi to Respighi.

Dinner: Campus Dining Room

Evening: Evening Entertainment

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: http://www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffee maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shuffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 03 - Italian culture/ Movie
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: TBD

Lunch: At the hotel

Afternoon: LECTURE: What would a trip to Italy be without wine and what a better way to appreciate it than through some sampling. Learn about the different regions of Italy, and be prepared to taste a red and a white grape wine before our dinner hour.

Dinner: Special Italian Dinner on campus

Evening: Movie Night

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 04 - Lectures: Leonardo DaVinci and his fellow Itali...
Lectures: Leonardo DaVinci and his fellow Italian Scientists/ A look at Italy today through its financial climate

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel with at least one hot item. Assorted fruit, juice, coffee and tea.

Morning: Ever wonder about the side of DaVinci that produced drawings of heliocopters and other such amazing inventions? A man well ahead of his time, Hal Hultman will show us how DaVinci also influenced the imaginations of other Italian inventors throughout the centuries. Enjoy a lively and inquiring lecture about these incredible scientists. After a refreshment break, Hal Hultman returns to speak about Italy today, especially its finances

Lunch: At the hotel. Program concludes with lunch today.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
2 Performances

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