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

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Program #21273RJ
14 Days | 13 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
May 15, 2014
Start time: Hotel check in time 3:00 pm or 4:00 pm. Program begins at 6:00 pm in the hotel lobby
You will be staying at the Hotel Monteconero - Badia San Pietro that night.
Location: Sirolo (Ancona)
Nearest city or town: Ancona
Nearest highway: Highway A14
Nearest airport: Ancona airport - Falconara
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
May 27, 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 Hotel Asolo the night before.
Location: Asolo (Treviso)
Nearest city or town: Bassano Del Grappa
Nearest highway: Highway A27
Nearest airport: Venice Airport- Marco Polo
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: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Monteconero stands at the top of the Conero promontory at an altitude of 550m and enjoys a magnificent position with a view of the Adriatic and the gentle hills of the Marches. Originally an 12th century Camaldolite abbey, the hotel has retained its external structure, including the Romanesque Church of St. Peter.. The peace and quietness, the charm and the modern amenities ensure a relaxing stay in a truly atmospheric ambience where the green of the nature reserve (Conero’s Natural Park) blends with the clear sea of Sirolo and of Conero’s coast below. Nearby the marvellous beaches of Sirolo, Numana and Portonovo.

Contact info:
via Monteconero 26
Sirolo (AN), Italy
phone: +39 071 9330592
web: www.hotelmonteconero.it/

Room amenities: Air conditioning, direct telephone, television, and minibar in every room category

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBL € 132, SGL € 90 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: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The favorable location and the happiness of the climate made ​​Asolo an inhabited since prehistoric times, and later an important settlement of the Venetians. Acelum, the Asolo Roman went through a period of major growth: the city, which also became municipium, developed mainly in the first century. B.C. and the first century. A.D. Remains and archaeological - collected in a special section of the Museum - document the presence of Spa, an aqueduct, a forum and a testimony to the importance of Asolo Theatre in Roman times. Ancient Christian center, as early as the sixth century. was a bishop and the bishop's seat remained until 969 when it became a fief of the Bishopric of Treviso. A alternating periods between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries. knew the hegemony of several powerful families (Storm, Ezzelini, Camino, Scala, Carrara), and finally Venice. As of the end of '300 with the Venetian domination, the city entered a period of great splendor in the 1489 Venice hit the Lordship of Asolo, Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus former, who gave birth to a magnificent Renaissance court artists, writers and poets, leaving an indelible mark in the art and in the ideal of the city. Venice to Asolo gave a major urban renewal and tied it to himself and his aristocracy in a inevitable until the fall of the Venetian Republic.

Contact info:
Via Castellana, 9
Asolo, Italy
phone: +39 0423 952963
web: www.hotel-asolo.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning, direct telephone, television, and minibar in every room category

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: DBL € 110, SGL € 70, 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

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Included
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12 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 6 lunches, 10 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips

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