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Italian Extravaganza: Celebrate 40 Years in Rome, Florence and Venice

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14 Days | 13 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.
You’re invited to celebrate Road Scholar’s 40th Anniversary in one of our favorite countries: Italy. With its combination of ancient history, world-famous museums, natural beauty and mouthwatering cuisine, Italy has long been home to some of our most popular adventures. With that in mind, we’ve designed this one-time journey that features special events, top instructors and unique opportunities like an after-hours visit to the Sistine Chapel. We’ve also included plenty of free time for you to make your own discoveries. Say “Auguri!” for Road Scholar’s 40th.


Highlights

• Celebrate Road Scholar’s 40th with special events including two hour private visits to the Sistine Chapel and Uffizi and a gala dinner in Venice.
• Experience icons of Italy: the Colosseum, Michelangelo’s David, the canals of Venice and more.
• Enjoy a vineyard lunch in Chianti in the Tuscan countryside.

Activity Notes

Field trips require extensive walking as the areas you explore are mostly car-free; up to four miles per day, with breaks. Many cobblestone streets.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Rome, 4 nights; coach to Florence, 4 nights; train to Venice, 4 nights; departure.

Date Notes
5/17/2015
Exclusive private on-site lecture in the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms of the Vatican Museums after closing time and exclusive private on-site lecture in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence on a day closed to the public.9/27/2015
Exclusive private on-site lecture in the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms of the Vatican Museums after closing time and exclusive private on-site lecture in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence on a day closed to the public.10/18/2015
Exclusive private on-site lecture in the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms of the Vatican Museums after closing time and exclusive private on-site lecture in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence on a day closed to the public.

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You won't find a better value.

Included
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12 nights of accommodations
25 meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
2 Performances

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