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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.
Blessed with sheltered ports on the Adriatic Sea, sun-soaked farmlands irrigated by the Alps-fed Po River and a strategically important position between Rome and the rest of Europe, Northern Italy has long been a land of “abbondanza” — abundance. On a journey through the historic regions of Marche, Emiglia-Romana and Veneto, discover medieval hill towns, Renaissance palaces and masterpieces by the great artists who circulated among the Northern Italian courts seeking patronage. Along the way, delve into the stories of fascinating characters from Dante Alighieri to Lucrezia Borgia.


Highlights

• Experience Renaissance art and architecture in Urbino and Ferrara, two cities designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites for their cultural riches.
• Absorb the natural beauty of the Adriatic coastline, the Po River Delta and the rugged mountains of Northern Italy.
• Delve into the intrigues of the Houses of Sforza, Borgia and Medici as you explore medieval hill towns over which they ruled.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day; some uneven terrain. There are also several flights of stairs at once on this program.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Ancona, coach to Sirolo, 3 nights; coach to Rimini, 4 nights; coach to Ferrara, 2 nights; coach to Castelfranco Veneto 3 nights; coach to Venice for departure.

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12 nights of accommodations
29 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 7 lunches, 10 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
18 Field trips

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4.6
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