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

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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
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Lisa Papa Aug 29, 2015 at 08:54 AM

Anyone going earlier to Reggio di Calabria on the 10/12-10/28 trip?

Lisa Papa Aug 04, 2015 at 09:44 AM

Anyone going 10/12-10/28?
Julia Timmons Aug 29, 2015 at 07:47 AM

Yes...Terry and Julia Timmons will be taking the Puglia trip at that time
Julia Timmons Aug 29, 2015 at 07:48 AM

Are you going then??? We are from GA. What about you?
Lisa Papa Aug 29, 2015 at 08:50 AM

Yes! I am going. I recently moved from NY to WY.
Lisa Papa Aug 29, 2015 at 08:52 AM

I'll be visiting family and will be leaving from Boston.

Connie Solfermoser Jul 29, 2015 at 12:17 PM

Looking for anyone taking this trip on the Oct 31st date? Would love to connect with you.
Lisa Papa Aug 03, 2015 at 06:47 PM

What is the date of your trip? Is it 10/12-10/28?
Connie Solfermoser Aug 07, 2015 at 12:40 PM

Oct 31-Nov16

Carole Sklar May 16, 2015 at 07:04 AM

There were 21 people on the trip I took. There were 4 married couples,1 mother and son, 2 sets of female friends or sisters and then 7 of us single, both male and female. who paid for a single room and/or
who shared rooms was never discussed.
I did take my 1st RS trip to Belize, Guatemala, Honduras for which I was paired with a stranger. I will take my 4th RS trip to Sicily in Sept.. Letting Rs choose my roommate.
Connie Solfermoser Jul 29, 2015 at 12:16 PM

Thanks Carole, I was trying to decide to get a roommate or single, I have done both some good some really bad.

Carole Sklar May 15, 2015 at 02:52 PM

Road Scholar will put you in a room with another woman who is booked for a double room. You do not have to find your own roommate
Connie Solfermoser May 15, 2015 at 04:57 PM

Is that what most of the women on your trip did or did they pay for a single room?
Connie Solfermoser May 15, 2015 at 04:57 PM

Pauline Friedman Apr 24, 2015 at 08:46 PM

Anyone planning to take this trip in 2016?
Margaret Volpe Jul 14, 2015 at 07:21 PM

Hi Pauline, I am thinking about taking the trip in 2016.
Pauline Friedman Aug 04, 2015 at 10:40 PM

Hi Margaret,
Pauline Friedman Aug 04, 2015 at 10:42 PM

I'm think of taking it in the fall, 2016. I'd be going solo. I have to find out about the best weather.
Margaret Volpe Aug 04, 2015 at 10:57 PM

I am hoping to take the March 19th trip but am trying to coordinate other travel plans around this date. It might make more sense for me to go in April when the temp would be a little warmer. More of concern to me is the amount of rain in March. I would also be going solo.

Philip Andrews Sep 25, 2014 at 04:34 PM

My wife and I will be in the class starting on the 31st also. We will be in Sicily the prior two weeks for the Treasures if Sicily and will have a couple of days in between on our own. This will our 3rd and 4th Italy trips and our 6th and 7th with Road Scholar/ Elderhostel.
Carole Sklar Sep 26, 2014 at 06:40 AM

Carole Sklar Sep 26, 2014 at 06:41 AM

Returned yesterday evening from a really fine Puglia/Calabria trip.
Carole Sklar Sep 26, 2014 at 06:43 AM

There were 3 couples,\; a toatal of 7 men and 14 women, several of whom had add-on trips.
Carole Sklar Sep 26, 2014 at 06:44 AM

The guides, architecture, history, landscape and THE FOOD were
Carole Sklar Sep 26, 2014 at 06:46 AM

so exquisite that I an't imagine anyone not enjoying all of it.
Carole Sklar Sep 26, 2014 at 06:47 AM

Joe Sanders Sep 16, 2014 at 04:51 PM

HI All;Joe Sanders, here. Going on the PUg/Cab trip starting 10/31. Single guy booking economy rate (room share) and would welcome linking up ahead with a potentially compatible room mate. I'm an active guy living in Eugene OR.; like physically active outdoor stuff (hike/bike/kayak/swim) not a lot of museums, really.
Like music (except opera!) and films. POOR SLEEPER so hoping for a quiet man who goes to bed at a predictable time and doesn't seek to be active or put on lights -once we've gone to bed. To the best of my knowledge I DO NOT snore, and would appreciate someone else who does not, either. Any single guys going on this trip, if you wish to respond, we could begin here, and see where it goes for making more substantive advance contact.
Happy upcoming adventure travels! Joe

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