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12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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. 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.
Allen from Aiken, SC Number of programs attended: 17
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/22/15
It was a wonderful trip - walking and hiking in a beautiful area. Manuele, the program director, was exceptional. Allen R.

Susan from Newburyport, MA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/20/15 - 10/01/15
This trip completely met my expectations for good food, good wine, lots of hiking and outdoor activity, educational experiences, and good company. The Italians can certainly teach the Americans how to live a better quality of life!

Gloria from Jacksonville, FL Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 05/10/15 - 05/21/15
This was a wonderful experience, with hikes in wonderful countryside and incredibly picturesque villages, long leisurely meals, pleasant accommodations, and a chance to be both active and relaxed.

Gail from Denver, CO Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/23/14
When RS says walking to and from "hill towns" and in "hill country" they mean just that. Not overwhelming but you need to be prepared. A great trip.

Patricia from Lethbridge, AB Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/18/14 - 09/29/14
I am sorry the tour is over and we are not just beginning. Umbria and Tuscany will be forever memories that will bring a smile and take me away on moments as I recall the wonderful experience I had.

Linnea from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 05/11/14 - 05/22/14
I agree with both Susan and Penny. It was a very pleasant set of walks, with a very pleasant group of interesting people. Thoroughly enjoyable, thoroughly worth the time and effort.

Susan from Dubuque, IA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/11/14 - 05/22/14
Penny expressed it best! What an awesome trip. Highlights included the group we were with (loved them) and Camiano Piccolo--where else will you stay and dine in a place owned by the same family for 25 generations? Fabulous! Yes, it was strenuous, but we really earned our meals--which were also [mostly] amazing! Thanks to everyone who had a role in putting this together--it was a trip of a lifetime for me!

Penny from La Mesa, CA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 05/11/14 - 05/22/14
Hiking boots on, daypack packed and you are ready to enjoy Italy at its unique best. Grand green landscapes, fragrant aromas and intimate glimpses of wildflowers and village life await along trails through the countryside. A well-planned trip that expands your knowledge of both Italy and its place in the world historically. Friendly staff, good accommodations and flexibility enough to allow for reasonable attention to participant's particular needs. Be prepared for the challenges of (mostly) uphill walks, however (or that's the way it seemed at times) and you will enjoy one of the most educational, enjoyable trips of a lifetime.

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10 nights of accommodations
27 meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 10 dinners
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