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

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Program #20221RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
Start of Program
Nov 1, 2014
Start Time: Hotel check in time 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm Program begins at 06:00 pm in the hotel lobby.
You will be staying at the Hotel Patria Palace that night.
Location: Lecce
Nearest city or town: Otranto
Nearest highway: Autostrada del Sole
Nearest airport: Brindisi
Transportation to site: There will be a shuttle bus available to participants (with included air from Road Scholar) from the airport to the Hotel. Transfer service from the airport to your Hotel is provided on the day of the group arrival only

End of Program
Nov 16, 2014
End Time: 6:00 am in the lobby of the hotel. For later departures check out is at 11:00 or 12:00pm
You will be staying at the Ehotel the night before.
Location: ReggioCalabria
Nearest city or town: Vibo Valentia
Nearest highway: A3 Highway
Transportation to site: There will be a shuttle bus available to participants (with included air from Road Scholar) from the Hotel to the airport. Transfer service from the Hotel to the hotel is provided on the day of the group departure only
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Patria Palace Hotel is the ideal choice for a stay Relax in Lecce, a city of art and culture, located in the historic center and opposite the monumental Basilica of Santa Croce, the Patria Palace brings back to life an 'ancient patrician residence of eighteenth century, the Palazzo D'Anna-Petrarolo. Lavishly restored by artists and craftsmen, the palace has been embellished with frescoes and decorative elements in Art Deco style. Patria Palace Hotel Lecce is synonymous with hospitality tradition, hospitality and style. Patria Palace Hotel offers guests the opportunity to discover the art of the Salento

Contact info:
Piazzetta Riccardi
Lecce, 73100 Italy
phone: +39 0832 245111
web: www.patriapalacelecce.com

Room amenities: The 63 rooms, all different, are all personalized with murals painted by John Duggan. They are tastefully furnished and equipped with all the facilities, amenities and modern technologies. The bathrooms are particularly luxurious, were made ​​with precious marbles as the "Calacatta White," the "Verona Red" and "Green Guatemala."

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBL € 126,00 SGL 88,00 B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The unique hotel overviewing the sea in the centre of Reggio Calabria city, èhotel challenges the traditional idea of hotellerie and offers a brand new hospitality concept. The luxury of every detail, the spectacular view of Messina’s strait, the silence of its open spaces, offer its guests a sensation of well being and relax. The décor of the Hotel has been interpreted with a contemporary touch and a modern sense of style. E’ Hotel joins an aesthetical pleasure to a refined functionallity.

Contact info:
Via Giunchi 6
Reggio Calabria, 89121 Italy
phone: +39 0965 89300
web: www.ehotelreggiocalabria.it

Room amenities: 52 rooms feature refined furnishings and all amenities, including plasma flat screen TV, pay-tv, 2 direct dial phones, high-speed internet access, safety deposit box, mini-bar. Bathrooms have Jacuzzi or shower

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: DBL € 96, SGL € 80 B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability. Please send an e-mail to ffigliuolo@exploreitaly.net or call (781) 899-0900 City tax if applied it has to be paid locally: roughly cost: € 5,00 per person per night Please also check the hotel website for special offers

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
15 nights of accommodations
40 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 11 lunches, 14 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
22 Field trips

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4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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