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Program #3024RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Patricia Merk Feb 25, 2014 at 05:44 PM

I would like to hear from the others that will be attending. With regard to the boots question from last year I just ordered the over the shoe clear plastic boots from Amerimark (others have them too.) They fold flat and should not take up much weight or space. What other tips do you have for getting ready for this trip?
Marilyn Canna Apr 08, 2014 at 02:13 PM

Do you really think we'll have aqua alta this year in Venice?
Patricia Merk Apr 08, 2014 at 03:35 PM

If I take boots and an umbrella probably not--but I am of the be overly prepared group! Can't help it--it is in my genes.

Marilyn Canna Feb 24, 2014 at 01:05 PM

Departing for this tour from Chicago on May 6, 2014. My roommate is traveling on to Florence after the Venice/Padua tour. I would like to stay on for a few days myself in the region, Lake Country, Cinque Terre or for another extra excursion. Just not for another 12 days. Anyone interested in joining me? Any ideas for where to extend our stay after the big tour? Grazie mille! Looking forward to meeting everyone...
Marilyn Canna Apr 08, 2014 at 02:13 PM

I shortened my extension to just a few days. Heading to Lake Garda and Verona. Company would be welcome!
Patricia Merk Apr 08, 2014 at 03:39 PM

I will be in Lake Garda also. Meeting my American cousin to see where my great grandfather lived. He is making the arrangements but let me know if you are going there or Verona first. direct email

Patricia Merk Jan 17, 2014 at 04:53 PM

I will be on this trip departing Kennedy airport New York on May 6, 2014. Would like to get to know some other folks who are travelling. I am going as a solo female but enjoy meeting all attendees.

Paul Cirielli Oct 18, 2013 at 03:45 PM

My partner, Sharon and I will be going on this trip to Venice & Padua 9/9/2014 out of JFK (via road Scholar). One of my hobbies is Italian history and I plan on extending my knowledge of Venetian history over the coming months. I would be interested in comparing thoughts with others with a keen interest in the history of the region.
Judy Eager Oct 19, 2013 at 07:51 AM

I just returned from the Oct 1-13, 2113 trip. You will love this trip and our instructor J. Michael Broderick. I am not a history buff so I learned a lot. He is originally from Canada but has been in Venice since 1992 and has been doing tours for U. S. congressional members and cabinet members. Actually he's from New York. I reread the bio.
Paul Cirielli Oct 19, 2013 at 05:12 PM

I was in Venice 30 years ago for only 2 or 3 days. This time I'm really looking foward to visiting the islands and Ravenna. I have a beautiful red and gold Venitian vase the I bought when I was there last, that's probably the only valuable piece of anything I own. Of all of the places I have been, I feel that Venice is the most amazing!

Susan Morrison Jul 05, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Does a one-meter high tide mean there will be some flooding? I am wondering about boots.
Judy Eager Jul 06, 2013 at 09:12 AM

I've seen pictures of San Marco Square flooded and tourists in rubber boots. I'm sure they will be selling boots everywhere. Too heavy for packing in your luggage.

Judy Eager Jun 24, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Looking for a female roommate for the Venice/Padua trip. More info if interested.

William Ramsay Sep 21, 2012 at 01:08 PM

Will look for other 'fellow travelers' at JFK. We are on Delta 86 departing at 9 pm. Bill and Pat Ramsay
Judith Bartow Apr 12, 2013 at 10:33 AM

We think Delta 86 leaves at 8:35.?????
Wendy Love Aug 13, 2013 at 04:54 PM

My ticket also says 8:35 for Delta 86
Wendy Love Aug 13, 2013 at 04:59 PM

However note that William's note was from last year. Why do they have multiple years together in one discussion stream?
Regina Poserina Sep 16, 2013 at 07:22 PM

I just got my tickets today; and it says 8:44 from JFK.
Janet Townsend Sep 28, 2013 at 03:00 PM

Look forward to meeting all of you. I will also be on JFK flight at *:37 pm. I am flying from Philadelphia.
Janet Townsend Sep 28, 2013 at 03:01 PM

That is 8:37 pm

Suzanne Head Jun 22, 2012 at 02:51 PM

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone is doing the Classic Tuscany and the Treasures of Florence before this program. I am and would like to meet others on either program. Thanks...Suzanne
Priscilla Kuehn Aug 02, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Hi I was wondering if anyone else is arriving a day early. We are getting to Venice on Sept 11.

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