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

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Program #20221RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
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.
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Carole Sklar Jun 25, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Just another thing to blame on your mother!

Our trip can't happen too soon for me. See you.

Carole Sklar Jun 18, 2014 at 03:01 PM

Hello Carrol,
Another spelling of our name! Does anyone ever get yours right?
I called Road Scholar to determine how many will be traveling. I have taken 2 prior trips with RS in which there were 15 and 18 people. Fewer is better. I doubt it will be too strenuous. If you find it so, you can opt out of that particular activity. The age range I've seen has been from late 50's to 90, I think. Those prior trips were in Central America.
You seem to be leaving a day early, on Sept.8th. Any questions can be put to RS
by phone. It is a very well-organized group. It will be wonderful!
Carrol Gibbs Meredith Jun 25, 2014 at 09:42 AM

Hi Carole,
Carrol Gibbs Meredith Jun 25, 2014 at 09:55 AM

Thank you for responding to my message. Looking forward to meeting you in Brindisi! No, I'm leaving on 9/9/2014, just not paying attention when I posted. As you see, my last name is also a popular first name so I've become accustomed to being called both. And no one EVER spells Carrol correctly. I blame it on my mother!

Betty Merten Jun 16, 2014 at 03:47 PM

Is anyone who is arriving early for the late September trip interested in exploring Ostuni &/or Polignano a Mare a couple of days before the group meets in Lecce?

Carole Sklar Jun 11, 2014 at 08:12 AM

Your prior comments inspired me to get talking about the bound-to-be-great trip ahead.
Thank you.
Carrol Gibbs Meredith Jun 18, 2014 at 12:34 PM

I am one of the 24 going on this trip Sept 9 - 25. I'm new to RS but have travelled extensively (almost always as a single). This trip was recommended to me by an older senior who thought it was wonderful. How did you find out there were 24 folks going? I'm not finding this website to be very simple but then I'm computer illiterate (sp?). I will be flying out of JFK on 9-8 but I live in PA (near Hershey). I'm looking forward to this trip...hope it will not be too strenuous.

Carole Sklar Jun 10, 2014 at 02:55 PM

Am one of the 24 who will be traveling from Sept. 9 - 25.
I'd say "the unknown roommate" is something about which I wonder. Otherwise, two previous trips with RoadScholar
have me convinced this will be a great rip to somewhere I've never been. Loving to travel, I've never taken a trip I didn't like.
Alice Iaquinta Jun 10, 2014 at 09:17 PM

Carole, you will not be disappointed. Alice

Martha Levsky Feb 23, 2014 at 11:02 AM

I was very interested in this program, but find that eating the majority of dinners in the hotel (in Italy, yet!) is a deal breaker for me. Any thoughts on this?
Alice Iaquinta Feb 23, 2014 at 01:02 PM

Martha, The food and wine on this trip was excellent. Most times our lunches were multi course affairs of authentic regional dishes at amazing and varied sites. They were so exquisite that I was often reduced to tears when I saw the plattters and dishes being brought out!

Alice Iaquinta Feb 19, 2014 at 02:43 PM

Would very much like to contact fellow traveler from San Francisco while I am here, 2/19 to 2/24, but don't have contact info with me. If you see this, please call or email me. You have the list; I don't. Alice

Alice Iaquinta Feb 16, 2014 at 03:22 PM

I was on this trip last October. It exceeded my wildest dreams. Highly recommend especially for anyone with family from the area. It explained my aspects of my family's history and cultural shaping. Absolutely fabulous food and wines every day with sites well chosen, intimate and authentic. Have booked four trips for fall of 2014 as a result!

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