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ITALY

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

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Program #20221ENZ
16 Days | 15 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.
Journey into the heart of Southern Italy to experience the quaint villages and vibrant cultures whose traditions and landscapes can be traced to ancient times. Investigate the scenic coastline, medieval villages, and Greek and Roman archeology of Calabria “the toe” and Puglia “the heel” of the Italian “boot.”


Highlights

• View the famed "Riace Bronzes," housed at the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia and explore the museum’s prehistoric Graeco-Roman and medieval antiquities.
• Explore the unique trulli constructions of Alberobello and the troglodyte dwellings of Sassi di Matera, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
• Learn about regional cheeses, breads and fish during field trips to local farms.

Activity Notes

Walking and standing on paved and cobblestone sidewalks for up to one mile per day. Field trips involve walking on uneven ground and some stairs without railings.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Lecce, 4 nights; coach to Alberobello, 4 nights; coach to Matera, 3 nights; coach to Rende (Cosenza), 2 nights; coach to Reggio Calabria, 2 nights; departure.

Date Notes
10/31/2014
This program follows this itinerary: Arrival Lecce, 3 nights; coach to Alberobello, 4 nights; coach to Rende (Cosenza), 5 nights; coach to Reggio Calabria, 3 nights; departure

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
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14 nights of accommodations
38 meals: 13 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 11 lunches, 13 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
20 Field trips

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4.6
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