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Program #18206RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging (Variable by Program Date)
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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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Marie Salerno Jul 20, 2014 at 02:50 AM

Hi All, I'm a solo travel enrolled in the 9/21 trip and looking forward to meeting you all.I took a six week OLLI class on Venice last fall. I'm leaving out of the San Francisco Bay Area and when returning will be stopping Chicago, my home town. It's my first Road Scholar trip so I'm open to suggestions/ideas.
Gail Pike Jul 20, 2014 at 07:18 PM

Glad to read about another first time solo Road Scholar. I am going at the same time. Leaving from Atlanta but my home is on the Coast of North Carolina.Haven't started the suggested reading, but plan to do so soon.Any suggestions as to the best first reading?

Neil Ciarfalia Jul 18, 2014 at 02:25 PM

My brother, Dan, & myself are scheduled on the October 4 trip and looking forward to meeting our travel colleagues.

Nancy Seaberg Jul 15, 2014 at 09:13 PM

Hello everyone. My spouse Bonnie Williams and I will be attending the Sept 17-30 program and we are both looking forward to this trip and meeting all of you.

Linda Chapman Jun 12, 2014 at 02:00 PM

Is anyone on the September 9 trip considering staying a few extra days afterwards? It seems such a shame not to spend a bit more time in the Tuscany/Florence area :-)

Gail Pike Jun 07, 2014 at 03:55 PM

Hello, signed up for the Sept 21-Oct 4 program, has anyone read/bought the three suggested readings?
Ginger Fout Jun 07, 2014 at 04:42 PM

Hi, Gail. The recommended books that I got the most out of before our trip last month were: Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King, Michelangelo, The Pope's Ceiling by Ross King, and The House of Medici by Christopher Hibbert.. I also bought but have yet to finish reading them, The City of Florence by R. W. B. Lewis and The World of Vence by Jan Morris. It go to be way too much information. By the way. I suggest buying these books from Amazon, USED. They were much cheaper than the place suggested by Road Scholar. (Sorry, RS.) Have a great trip. We certainly did.

Ralph Stearman May 14, 2014 at 02:14 AM

we are on the 5/20 tour...anyone else?

Carol Schumacher May 07, 2014 at 02:20 PM

My partner/spouse Virginia and I are signed up for the Sept 9, 2014 trip. We're flying out of Minneapolis. We can't wait to meet folks and see Rome, Florence and Venice. Carol Schumacher
Linda Chapman May 31, 2014 at 03:03 PM

Hi Carol, I'm also on the September 9th tour - flying out of Seattle. Looking forward to meeting all our new traveling buddies alsoM
Susan Eissinger Jun 21, 2014 at 05:51 PM

Hi, Carol, Linda and Virginia. I am going to join you on the September 9 trip. I live in Gilbert, AZ, which is part of the Phoenix metropolitan area...
Linda Chapman Jun 21, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Are you a solo traveler, Susan, or do you have a travelling partner, if I may ask?
Susan Eissinger Jun 22, 2014 at 09:34 AM

I am a solo. I went on a Road Scholar trip last year (Normandy) and there were five of us traveling solo. We had such a great time. I am hoping there are some others on this trip, as well. :)
Linda Chapman Jun 22, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Let's chat more -

Linda Huntley Apr 17, 2014 at 06:28 PM

My husband and I are signed up for the June4-17 trip and would love to hear from Larry Arends when he and his wife, Sally, return. By the way, we are former residents of Wilmette, Il. who retired to Austin, Texas last year.

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