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Italy: Classic Tuscany and the Treasures of Florence

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Program #19715RJ
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 Oct 5 — Oct 18, 2014

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Day One: Sunday, October 05 - Transatlantic flight.
In Transit: Flight to Pisa

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Historical building in the center of town overlooking a spacious tree lined piazza. Originally a private residence in the 16th century, it was converted into a hotel in 1857.

Contact info:
Piazza del Giglio 1
Lucca, 55100 Italy
phone: +39 0583-493-678
web: www.universolucca.com

Room amenities: Private bath in every room, Satellite TV, mini-bar, climate control, direct dial telephone, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer. Individual safe boxes are not in the rooms but the reception will provide an envelope for you to seal and deposit small valuables in the hotel's safe.

Facility amenities: Recent renovations at the property retain the charm of the historic property with tasteful decor. Breakfast buffet, meeting room, complimentary wi-fi.

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
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.universolucca.com. 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 reserve through online hotel consolidators such as hotels.com or Expedia.

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 06 - Arrivals / Welcome and Program Overview
Note: Minimal exertion, a walk around town and classroom time for a lecture.

Arrive To: Transfer to the program site hotel.

Lunch: Light lunch at the hotel.

Afternoon: Late afternoon, program overview and Welcome reception. The most updated day to day schedule will be distributed at this time.

Dinner: At a local restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Universo

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

Description: Historical building in the center of town overlooking a spacious tree lined piazza. Originally a private residence in the 16th century, it was converted into a hotel in 1857.

Contact info:
Piazza del Giglio 1
Lucca, 55100 Italy
phone: +39 0583-493-678
web: www.universolucca.com

Room amenities: Private bath in every room, Satellite TV, mini-bar, climate control, direct dial telephone, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer. Individual safe boxes are not in the rooms but the reception will provide an envelope for you to seal and deposit small valuables in the hotel's safe.

Facility amenities: Recent renovations at the property retain the charm of the historic property with tasteful decor. Breakfast buffet, meeting room, complimentary wi-fi.

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
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.universolucca.com. 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 reserve through online hotel consolidators such as hotels.com or Expedia.

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 07 - From Origins to the Present
Note: Extended periods of standing during the expert-led walk in the heart of the pedestrian only small city.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: A local guide leads a walk in Lucca. The defensive walls surrounding Lucca date back to the 16th and 17th centuries. The circumference is just over 3 miles and the lanes are wide enough for walkers and recreational bike riders.Visit the Basilica of S. Martino and admire its marble facade decorated with Romanesque statues and motifs.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Learn about the history of Tuscany through the centuries. Some free time to explore Lucca on your own.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Universo

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

Description: Historical building in the center of town overlooking a spacious tree lined piazza. Originally a private residence in the 16th century, it was converted into a hotel in 1857.

Contact info:
Piazza del Giglio 1
Lucca, 55100 Italy
phone: +39 0583-493-678
web: www.universolucca.com

Room amenities: Private bath in every room, Satellite TV, mini-bar, climate control, direct dial telephone, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer. Individual safe boxes are not in the rooms but the reception will provide an envelope for you to seal and deposit small valuables in the hotel's safe.

Facility amenities: Recent renovations at the property retain the charm of the historic property with tasteful decor. Breakfast buffet, meeting room, complimentary wi-fi.

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
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.universolucca.com. 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 reserve through online hotel consolidators such as hotels.com or Expedia.

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 08 - From Calcium Carbonate to Art: Carrara Marble / T...
Note: Coach one hour to Carrara and the quarries. Not a strenuous day. The expert-led walk in Carrara might take 30 minutes to see the city center.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Coach to Carrara. Visit the quarries above the town. See the massive machinery used to extract the marble, as you ponder how it was accomplished since antiquity prior to the invention of motorized equipment.

Lunch: Lunch at a restaurant in the center of Carrara. Enjoy some local Tuscan dishes.

Afternoon: Learn about marble as the medium for artists. Working schedule permitting, visit an artists' workshop. Return to Lucca mid-afternoon for a lecture on the traditions of authentic Tuscan food.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Universo

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

Description: Historical building in the center of town overlooking a spacious tree lined piazza. Originally a private residence in the 16th century, it was converted into a hotel in 1857.

Contact info:
Piazza del Giglio 1
Lucca, 55100 Italy
phone: +39 0583-493-678
web: www.universolucca.com

Room amenities: Private bath in every room, Satellite TV, mini-bar, climate control, direct dial telephone, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer. Individual safe boxes are not in the rooms but the reception will provide an envelope for you to seal and deposit small valuables in the hotel's safe.

Facility amenities: Recent renovations at the property retain the charm of the historic property with tasteful decor. Breakfast buffet, meeting room, complimentary wi-fi.

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
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.universolucca.com. 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 reserve through online hotel consolidators such as hotels.com or Expedia.

Check in time: 1:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 09 - Explore Lucca / Piazza dei Miracoli, Duomo, Bapti...
Explore Lucca / Piazza dei Miracoli, Duomo, Baptistery, Leaning Tower of Pisa

Note: Light exertion in Pisa for the visit to the Piazza dei Miracoli, the Duomo complex comprised of the famous Leaning Tower and Baptistery. In high season reservations are required to climb the tower. 10 min. walk on flat terrain due to the wide traffic free area surrounding the Duomo complex.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Explore Lucca’s city planning from its origins in 180 BCE to the present. See the oval shaped piazza which conforms to the old Roman amphitheater. Stroll through the elegant shopping district on your walk back to the hotel.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Afternoon excursion to Pisa. Expert-led visit of the Duomo complex (Baptistery, Campo Santo, and Leaning Tower, which the group does not climb). Until the port of Pisa silted up, it was a strong maritime republic (along with Genoa, Amalfi and Venice) and the wealth of the city is demonstrated by the civic and religious pride the inhabitants had by funding such a grandiose construction. The Duomo is one of the few Romanesque churches to have a dome built over the apse. The double dome of the Baptistery provides excellent acoustics. Train to Lucca late afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Attend a performance of music by Puccini. The exact evening and program will be announced at the Welcome Meeting.

Lodging: Hotel Universo

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

Description: Modern hotel with excellent central location overlooking the city's main park.

Contact info:
Piazza La Lizza 1
Siena, NA 53100 Italy
phone: +39 0577 38 211
web: www.nh-hotels.it

Room amenities: 126 rooms with air-conditioning, telephone, television, room safe and mini-bar.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar, fitness center, complimentary wi-fi in the rooms and common areas, internet point in the lobby.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Friday, October 10 - Transfer to Siena / Chianti / Medieval Civic Prid...
Note: The road from the hotel to the Campo is pedestrian only and has some inclines as you near the wide Campo which slopes down to the Town Hall

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Coach to a winery along a scenic route through olive orchards and vineyards in the Chianti hills near Siena.

Lunch: Enjoy a lunch in the Chianti region and sample the local wine.

Afternoon: Coach south to Siena through the Tuscan countryside. Check into the hotel located in the historical center of town. After settling into your room meet for a city orientation walk that ends up in the Piazza del Campo. The perimeter of the wide square is the site where the famed Palio horse race takes place in July and August.. Expert-led visit continues to the Palazzo Pubblico. The great hall of the medieval Palazzo, still serving today as the town hall, contains an important fresco cycle depicting an allegory of Good and Bad Government by Ambrogio Lorenzetti. Of note is Simone Martini's fresco of Guidoriccio da Fogliano on horseback.

Dinner: Dinner at a restaurant in the Piazza del Campo.

Lodging: NH Excelsior

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

Description: Modern hotel with excellent central location overlooking the city's main park.

Contact info:
Piazza La Lizza 1
Siena, NA 53100 Italy
phone: +39 0577 38 211
web: www.nh-hotels.it

Room amenities: 126 rooms with air-conditioning, telephone, television, room safe and mini-bar.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar, fitness center, complimentary wi-fi in the rooms and common areas, internet point in the lobby.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Saturday, October 11 - Explore Siena's Duomo and Museum Complex
Note: Note that Siena was settled on 3 hills and the walking path may include steep inclines of the pedestrian only streets.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: An expert-led walk to Siena's elaborately decorated cathedral (il Duomo). The floors are paved with inlaid marble depicting figures in religious and allegorical scenes. The visit continues to the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Guided visit continues of part of the collection of the museum complex Santa Maria della Scala.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: NH Excelsior

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

Description: Modern hotel with excellent central location overlooking the city's main park.

Contact info:
Piazza La Lizza 1
Siena, NA 53100 Italy
phone: +39 0577 38 211
web: www.nh-hotels.it

Room amenities: 126 rooms with air-conditioning, telephone, television, room safe and mini-bar.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar, fitness center, complimentary wi-fi in the rooms and common areas, internet point in the lobby.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Sunday, October 12 - San Gimignano / Dinner in the Countryside
Note: Coach to San Gimignano and walk around the small hill town. Not a strenuous excursion but the town roads are inclined.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Free Morning.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Excursion by coach to San Gimignano for an expert-led visit to the medieval city. An original Etruscan town, this town retains much of its medieval aspect.

Dinner: Enjoy a dinner at a farm outside San Gimignano. Coach to Siena in the evening.

Lodging: NH Excelsior

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

Description: Modern hotel with excellent central location overlooking the city's main park.

Contact info:
Piazza La Lizza 1
Siena, NA 53100 Italy
phone: +39 0577 38 211
web: www.nh-hotels.it

Room amenities: 126 rooms with air-conditioning, telephone, television, room safe and mini-bar.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar, fitness center, complimentary wi-fi in the rooms and common areas, internet point in the lobby.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Monday, October 13 - Medieval Rivals / The Palio: More Than a Horse Ra...
Note: Leisurely walk around town to visit one or more contrade, or districts. Note that Siena was settled on 3 hills and the walking path may include steep inclines of the pedestrian only streets.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Learn about the traditions and the excitement the Palio creates in the various districts. At a cooking school, learn more about authentic Tuscan cooking with a hands-on lesson on fresh pasta and a seasonal Sienese dish.

Lunch: Lunch at the cooking school. The lesson and lunch last about 3 hours.

Afternoon: The district (or contrada) meeting halls are strictly for members, but a local expert leads the exclusive visit to one of the contrada's meeting hall, museum and chapel.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Lodging: NH Excelsior

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

Description: Modern hotel with excellent central location overlooking the city's main park.

Contact info:
Piazza La Lizza 1
Siena, NA 53100 Italy
phone: +39 0577 38 211
web: www.nh-hotels.it

Room amenities: 126 rooms with air-conditioning, telephone, television, room safe and mini-bar.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar, fitness center, complimentary wi-fi in the rooms and common areas, internet point in the lobby.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Tuesday, October 14 - Pienza and the Tuscan Hills
Note: One hour coach ride to Pienza and a coach ride through the Tuscan countryside on the return. Short walks in Pienza, a very small hill town.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Coach excursion winds around Tuscan hills to the town of Pienza. Pope Pius II Piccolomini (1458-1464), a humanist scholar and poet, was born in the nearby village of Corsignano, and once he became pope he began a building project to transform his home town into an idealized Renaissance city. He built his palace near the main piazza renamed the town after himself. Short stroll to a terrace overlooking the hills and farms of the Val d'Orcia.

Lunch: Lunch on your own. In the small town of Pienza there are wine bars, cafes and restaurants from which to choose.

Afternoon: On the coach ride back to Siena, sit back and admire the rolling hills of vineyards dotted with isolated farmhouses. Visit a dairy farm and sample the local pecorino, or sheep's milk cheese.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Lodging: NH Excelsior

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

Description: Centrally located on the fashionable Via dei Calzaiuoli, half way between the Duomo of Florence and Piazza della Signoria. One block away from Piazza della Repubblica. Convenient to all major sites and museums. Downtown Florence is closed to vehicular traffic, so enjoy a leisurely stroll at your pleasure.

Contact info:
Via dei Calzaiuoli 11
Florence, 50122 Italy
phone: +39 055 218 984
web: www.hotelaxial.it

Room amenities: Individual climate controls for AC or heat; mini bar; electronic safe, satellite TV; free Wi-Fi in rooms; hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Remodeled 19th century building features small inner courtyard, double pane insulated windows, individual AC and heat controls, free Wi-Fi, Internet point (2 computers) in the reading room, satellite TV, bar and continental breakfast buffet.

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.hotelaxial.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 consolidator services such as Hotels.com or Expedia.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Eleven: Wednesday, October 15 - Coach to Florence / Medieval and Renaissance Art
Note: Transfer to Florence by coach, minimal exertion.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Transfer to Florence with a stop in Poggio a Caiano for an expert-led visit of the Villa of Lorenzo de'Medici. The architect Sangallo incorporated elements of classical antiquity: an arched portico which served as a porch and a shaded area around the building; an entrance flanked by grand staircases leading to the main entrance. The main halls are decorated with frescoes by Pontormo and Andrea del Sarto. Coach continues to the hotel in Florence to drop off bags in the safety of the baggage room; rooms may not be ready.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: After checking into your room, walk to the Accademia delle Belle Arti. A local expert leads the visit of the sculpture collection in the main hall which includes the David as well as the unfinished pieces called the Prisoners which seem to be still imprisoned in the block of Carrara marble. There are other small collections in the museum that you might want to browse on your own, such as the collection of early string instruments or the painting gallery with works from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early 17th century.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Axial

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

Description: Centrally located on the fashionable Via dei Calzaiuoli, half way between the Duomo of Florence and Piazza della Signoria. One block away from Piazza della Repubblica. Convenient to all major sites and museums. Downtown Florence is closed to vehicular traffic, so enjoy a leisurely stroll at your pleasure.

Contact info:
Via dei Calzaiuoli 11
Florence, 50122 Italy
phone: +39 055 218 984
web: www.hotelaxial.it

Room amenities: Individual climate controls for AC or heat; mini bar; electronic safe, satellite TV; free Wi-Fi in rooms; hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Remodeled 19th century building features small inner courtyard, double pane insulated windows, individual AC and heat controls, free Wi-Fi, Internet point (2 computers) in the reading room, satellite TV, bar and continental breakfast buffet.

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.hotelaxial.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 consolidator services such as Hotels.com or Expedia.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Twelve: Thursday, October 16 - Market Walk / Uffizi Gallery
Note: Minimal exertion, the historical center if Florence is closed to traffic and the terrain is level. Long flight of stone stairs to reach the picture gallery of the Uffizi. A small elevator in service for persons with disabilities.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet (continental style) at the hotel. .

Morning: Market walk in the area of Brunelleschi's church of S. Lorenzo. Along the streets vendors set up carts with leather goods, pottery, scarves, souvenirs, etc. In the late 1800's the Central Market was built. Stalls display and sell fresh and cured meats, cheeses, breads, and other foods. In addition there is a fresh 'fast food' court where you can get sandwiches, pizza, focaccia, or hot dishes. You might want to try one of the eateries for an excluded lunch. Late morning lecture on Renaissance Art in preparation for the self-guided visit to the Uffizi Gallery.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: The reserved entrance time to the Uffizi Gallery allows you to visit at your own pace. In the Gallery the art works are arranged in an order that illustrates the progression from the International Gothic style to Mannerism and Baroque art with pieces by Caravaggio and Artemisia Gentilleschi. There is a coffee shop at the end corridor where you can purchase refreshments and enjoy a commanding view of the bell tower of Palazzo Vecchio and the Cupola of the Duomo. The bar's terrace is located over the Loggia dei Lanzi at Piazza della Signoria.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Axial

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

Description: Centrally located on the fashionable Via dei Calzaiuoli, half way between the Duomo of Florence and Piazza della Signoria. One block away from Piazza della Repubblica. Convenient to all major sites and museums. Downtown Florence is closed to vehicular traffic, so enjoy a leisurely stroll at your pleasure.

Contact info:
Via dei Calzaiuoli 11
Florence, 50122 Italy
phone: +39 055 218 984
web: www.hotelaxial.it

Room amenities: Individual climate controls for AC or heat; mini bar; electronic safe, satellite TV; free Wi-Fi in rooms; hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Remodeled 19th century building features small inner courtyard, double pane insulated windows, individual AC and heat controls, free Wi-Fi, Internet point (2 computers) in the reading room, satellite TV, bar and continental breakfast buffet.

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.hotelaxial.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 consolidator services such as Hotels.com or Expedia.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Thirteen: Friday, October 17 - Bargello Museum / Free Afternoon
Note: Minimal exertion on walks to the museums. A small elevator is in service for the truly needy.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet (continental style) at the hotel.

Morning: Short walk to the Bargello National Museum of Sculpture for an expert-led visit. The 13th c. palace itself served as the magistrate's headquarters and civic court. Now you will find sculptures by Donatello (St. George, David), and sculptures by Michelangelo, Giambologna and Cellini. In addition to sculpture there are rooms with fine examples of decorated pottery and armaments: swords, lances, early pistols, and suits of armor.

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Free Afternoon.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Axial

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Fourteen: Saturday, October 18 - Departures
Note: Coach to the terminal door. Roll your own bag to the check-in counter.

Breakfast: Continental breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Siena
Torre di MangiaFrom the Palazzo Pubblico rises the imposing Torre del Mangia, which dates back to the 1300s. If your legs are up to the climbing the 400 steps, there are spectacular views from the top of the city and surrounding countryside. Sorry, no elevator.
MarketEach Wednesday morning, the park near the Piazza Gramsci comes alive with vendors selling home goods, clothing, leather goods, and ceramics.
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.
Lucca
Walk, bike the wallsLucca is surrounded by 2.5 miles of wide 16th-century walls. You can walk part or all of the path or rent a bicycle and ride with all age groups of locals. The flat path is shaded and very enjoyable to stroll or bike. To rent bikes, head to the tourist office in Piazza Santa Maria and rent from one of the two bike shops, Cicli Bizzarri or Antonio Poli's. They do have helmets available but you won't see local cyclists wearing them. Head up the ramp from the piazza to get up on to the walls. Many hotels in town also provide bicycles for guests.

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28 meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
19 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
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