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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
Oct 12, 2013
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 Portici that night.
Location: Riva del Garda, Lake Garda
Nearest city or town: Verona
Nearest highway: Autostrada
Nearest airport: Verona
Transportation to site: To reach Riva del Garda on your own from the Verona airport, take a taxi (fare EUR 25) or one of the frequent shuttles (fare about EUR 5 ) to Verona Porta Nuova train station. Purchase a train ticket for Rovereto. Ride is 40 min., fare is approx. EUR 15. From the Rovereto train station, take a taxi to the hotel in Riva del Garda; fare is about EUR 60. Max 4 passengers to a taxi. A taxi directly from the Verona airport to Riva del Garda, a 1 hour ride, will cost approx. EUR 200.

End of Program
Oct 24, 2013
After breakfast, transfers to airport. Check out of hotel by 11:00 am.
You will be staying at the Hotel Moderno the night before.
Location: Stresa, Lake Maggiore
Nearest city or town: Milan
Nearest highway: Autostrada
Nearest airport: Milan Malpensa
Transportation to site: To reach the Milan Malpensa airport (45 km from Stresa) on your own, the hotel in Stresa can arrange a taxi; fares approx. EUR 100-150 depending on the hour of departure (max 4 persons per taxi). Public transportation is a little more complicated. Bus service runs only April to the end of September. You can take a train or bus to Busto Arsizio and change for the train that goes directly to Milan Malpensa Airport. Fare is approx. EUR 12 pp. The hotel will have the most updated schedules.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of the town of Riva del Garda, just steps from the lakefront.

Contact info:
Piazza 3 Novembre, 19
Riva del Garda, Italy
phone: +39 0464 555 400
web: www.hotelportici.it

Room amenities: All rooms have private bath, air conditioning, room safe, satellite TV, hair dryer

Facility amenities: The newly renovated hotel has restaurant and bar (coffee, snack and full service), a small sauna and exercise room, laundry facilities. Free Wi-Fi. The hotel is a non smoking property.

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
To book additional nights at the hotel, email Lavinia Tour, Trinity College’s partnering agency in Rome, info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Another option is to book directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelportici.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: 2:00 PM

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Moderno is in the tranquil pedestrian zone, surrounded by shops and cafes, and only a few steps from the lake and ferry port.

Contact info:
Via Cavour 33
96100 Stresa (VB), Italy
phone: +39 0323 933 773
web: www.hms.it

Room amenities: Private bathrooms, hair dryer, TV, in-room safe, individual controls for A/C and heat.

Facility amenities: Air conditioned. Complimentary internet point in the lobby. Free wi-fi access in the lobby. Bar and lounge in the lobby.

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

Elevator: Yes

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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


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