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Delving Deeper Into the Eternal City: Rome and the Castle Towns of Lazio

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12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
When you journey to Rome, it’s exciting to imagine the battles that once took place in the Colosseum or marvel in the amount of work that went into creating the beauty of the Sistine Chapel. But if you venture a little further south to the hills of Monti Albani, the towns of Castelli share a history that pre-dates ancient Rome, and provides a beautiful refuge that Romans themselves visit to “get away.” To the north, the Sabatini hills complete the encircling of the Tiber River plain, while further along the coast sits Tarquinia, the Etruscan citadel. Experience the overlooked aspects of the Eternal City and the quiet gems of its surrounding castle towns as our local experts share their love for the Lazio region and allow you ample time to explore on your own.


Highlights

• Learn about the lives of the Etruscans as you explore the Necropolis of Tarquinia and see the famed Terracotta Winged Horses at the Archaeological Museum.
• Enjoy a special field trip to the Papal Palace and Gardens in Castel Gandolfo, followed by lunch and a wine tasting at a winery in one of the cantine dei Colli Romani.
• At the Villa Farnesina, see the portico decorated by Raphael that illustrates the myth of Love and Psyche.

Program Notes

This learning adventure is one of our FLEX programs. It offers a more flexible schedule than our traditional programs, includes ample time for independent discovery and several meals on your own.

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Substantial walking; cobblestones and uneven and hilly terrain.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Rome and Castelli, 10 nights; departure.

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10 nights of accommodations
21 meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips

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