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Umbria: The Green Heart of Italy

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Program #7171RJ
13 Days | 12 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
Sep 10, 2013
Check in 2:00 pm. 4:00 pm neighborhood walk followed by Welcome Reception and Dinner
You will be staying at the Plaza Hotel Lucchesi that night.
Location: Florence
Nearest city or town: Florence
Nearest highway: n/a
Nearest airport: Vespucci Airport, Florence
Transportation to site: A group arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and arrive on the group date. Independent travelers can request to join a designated group transfer. This transfer is generally scheduled between 10:30 and 12:00 noon, but the time is subject to change. Fill out the independent travel information sheet and Trinity College will notify you about 3 weeks before the program start date to confirm the time of the courtesy transfer to which you have been assigned. To reach the program site on your own the most direct option is by taxi. Taxi fare from the airport to the hotel is approx. Euro 25 (max 4 persons with luggage to a taxi). A shuttle bus, Vola-in-Bus, runs every 30 minutes from the airport to the Santa Maria Novella train station in the center of Florence. Then you should take a taxi to the hotel. Shuttle bus tickets (E. 4.50) can be purchased in the terminal or on the bus. The taxi fare from the train station to the hotel is approx. Euro 15.

End of Program
Sep 21, 2013
after breakfast, transfer to airport.
You will be staying at the Plaza Hotel Lucchesi the night before.
Location: Florence
Transportation to site: A group departure transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and depart on the group date. Independent travelers can request to join a designated group transfer. This transfer is generally scheduled early in the morning for flights departing Florence at 7:00 am (subject to change). Fill out the independent travel information sheet and Trinity College will notify you about 3 weeks before the program start date to confirm the time of the courtesy transfer to which you have been assigned. To reach the Florence Airport on your own the most direct option is by taxi. Taxi fare from the hotel to the airport is approx. Euro 25 (max 4 persons with luggage to a taxi). You can take a taxi (fare about E. 15) to the central train station and then a shuttle bus, Vola-in-Bus to the airport. The shuttle (fare E. 4.50) runs every 30 minutes from the Santa Maria Novella train station to the airport.
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The gracious hotel is located on the banks of the Arno River, a short walk to the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Santa Croce Church.

Contact info:
Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia, 38
Florence, NA 50122 Italy
phone: +39 055 26 236; fax
web: www.plazalucchesi.it

Room amenities: Satellite TV, air conditioning, safe box, minibar

Facility amenities: A fine restaurant, comfortable lounge and bar. Afternoon tea and coffee served in the lounge.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies by season
To book additional nights at the hotel, contact the hotel’s directly by email: phl@plazalucchesi.it, or phone +39.055.2623579, or fax: +39.055.2480921. Or, contact Lavinia Tour, Trinity College’s partnering agency in Rome: info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Indicate to the hotel or agency at the time of your booking that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The gracious hotel is located on the banks of the Arno River, a short walk to the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Santa Croce Church.

Contact info:
Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia, 38
Florence, NA 50122 Italy
phone: +39 055 26 236; fax
web: www.plazalucchesi.it

Room amenities: Satellite TV, air conditioning, safe box, minibar

Facility amenities: A fine restaurant, comfortable lounge and bar. Afternoon tea and coffee served in the lounge.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: varies by season
To book additional nights at the hotel, contact the hotel’s directly by email: phl@plazalucchesi.it, or phone +39.055.2623579, or fax: +39.055.2480921. Or, contact Lavinia Tour, Trinity College’s partnering agency in Rome: info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Indicate to the hotel or agency at the time of your booking that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

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8 Expert-led lectures
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