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14 Days | 13 Nights
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.
Start of Program
Apr 23, 2014
Lunch provided for morning arrivals. Hotel check in 2:00 pm. Meet in hotel lobby at 4:00 pm for Orientation.
You will be staying at the Hotel Metropole & Suisse that night.
Location: Como, Lake Como
Nearest city or town: Milan
Nearest highway: Autostrada
Nearest airport: Milan Malpensa
Transportation to site: From the Milan Malpensa (MXP) airport, the most convenient is to hire a taxi to the hotel in Como, about EUR 120 for up to 3 people. Public transportation is somewhat complicated: follow direction signs "Ground Transportation" and talk to someone in the ticket office, they usually speak English. Take the Malpensa Express to the Milano Centrale train station (1 hour) and purchase a ticket to Como S. Giovanni, taxi from the train station to the hotel, about 30 minutes if you arrive just prior to the train departing. A train line also leaves from the airport to Saronno, at that station change for the line going to Como S. Giovanni, taxi to hotel. Tickets around EUR 15. Another option is to book a car and driver through: http://milan.airports-shuttle.com (info@airports-shuttle.com) to make a reservation, fare one way is EUR 95 for 2-3 people.

End of Program
May 5, 2014
After breakfast, transfers to airport. Check out of hotel by 11:00 am.
You will be staying at the Airport Hotel Verona the night before.
Location: Verona
Nearest city or town: Verona
Nearest highway: n/a
Nearest airport: Catullo Airport Verona
Transportation to site: The Hotel Airport Verona has a free shuttle to the airport terminal; request passage at the reception desk.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel is located on the waterfront of Lake Como and convenient to the attractions of Como's historic center.

Contact info:
Piazza Cavour, 19
Como, Italy
phone: +39 031 269 444
web: www.hotelmetropolesuisse.com

Room amenities: Private bathroom, free wi-fi access, satellite TV, individual temperature control, minibar, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries.

Facility amenities: Free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel. Internet point in the lobby. Bar and restaurant with outdoor seating.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: price varies by season
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelmetropolesuisse.com. Indicate on the form that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel is close to Verona Airport and serves as a staging for the departures. Modern business class hotel. Free shuttle to airport and city center; request passage at reception desk.

Contact info:
Via Monte Baldo, 2
Verona, 37069 Italy
phone: +39 045 861 3399
web: www.airporthotelverona.it

Room amenities: Digital satellite TV, thermostat, sound-proof windows, mini-bar, direct dial phone, safe, free Wi-Fi in room, hair dryer, modern appointments. American style coffee and tea maker in room.

Facility amenities: Fitness center, pool, roof garden. Sound-proof windows minimize airplane noises. Free Wi-Fi in rooms and common areas. Ample comfortable lounge. Restaurant.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: varies according to season
To book additional nights contact the hotel directly by phone, or book through the hotel website www.airporthotelverona.it.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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12 nights of accommodations
30 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips


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