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Northern Italy’s Adriatic Coast: Renaissance Palaces and Medieval Villages

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14 Days | 13 Nights
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.
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.
Steven from Moraga, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/01/15 - 10/14/15
If visiting cities that are tourist meccas has convinced you that dealing with long lines and crowded sites is not for you, consider this tour that visited places I had literally never heard of (e.g Gradara, San Leo, Dozza) as well as secondary cities like Urbino and Ravenna. No crowds but very rewarding experiences.

Ingrid from Great Falls, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/01/15 - 10/14/15
This program deserves the highest recommendation. The area and historic sites were beautiful and very interesting and the learning experience was top-notch. The tour was perfectly organized and the trip leaders and guides very competent and kind.

Karen from Indiana, PA Number of programs attended: 241
Date attended: 04/16/15 - 04/29/15
My husband and I highly recommend this program. Our hotels were wonderful, especially the first from which we had an outstanding panoramic view. We ate well (too well!), our guides and lectures were excellent, and thanks to Road Scholar we were able to visit extraordinary places thaat are off the beaten track. Silvia and Domenico deserve special mention, because they were among the best leaders we've ever had, and Gerald and I have each been to over 200 Elderhostels.

Jim from Santa Ana, CA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 10/01/14 - 10/14/14
It you enjoy visiting medieval villages and renaissance palaces that are off the beaten path, you may enjoy this tour. The guides are excellent, as is the food (the lunches and dinners are four courses with unlimited wine). Downside, average 3 hours of bus time a day getting to day trip, very limited free time. Would have appreciated some lectures targeted toward current events in Italy, but it was 100% ancient history.

Debra from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/14/14 - 05/27/14
Northern Italy's Renaissance Palaces and Medieval Villages was a wonderful trip -- we saw wonderful walled towns, castles, Palladian Villas, magnificent mosaics in Ravenna. The leaders were well organized, thoughtful, helpful, and enthusiastic. My only complaint that there was too much wonderful food!

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12 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 6 lunches, 10 dinners
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