19715
Italy
Italy: Classic Tuscany and the Treasures of Florence
Explored medieval villages, discover Renaissance architecture, visit ancient marble quarries and savor renowned wine and cuisine as you learn the timeless story of Tuscany and Florence.
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Program No. 19715RJ
Length
13 days
Starts at
3,689
Flights start at
800
Getting There
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At a Glance

For centuries, the verdant landscapes and medieval villages of Tuscany remained frozen in time. Scarcely changed in appearance, today the entire region is a living cultural treasure. In the hills of northern Tuscany and the plain of Florence, discover the unparalleled artistic genius that blossomed into masterpieces of marble, canvas and architecture whose brilliance transcends time and place.
Activity Level
Active
Walking up to two miles a day on uneven terrain. Towns and city centers have wide traffic-free areas. Expect inclines on walks in Siena.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit the famed quarries of Carrara to learn why this marble is the material of choice for great sculptors and architects.
  • Explore the villa of Lorenzo de'Medici at Poggio a Caiano, and visit a winery in the Tuscan countryside to sample Tuscan wines.
  • View the great masterpieces in Florence: works by Donatello, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, Caravaggio, Cellini and Michelangelo’s iconic sculpture, “David.”
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Linda Lorenzetti
Linda Lorenzetti is the president of a cooperative of art historians that leads explorations of the city of Lucca and the Tuscan countryside. She has been leading Road Scholar field trips in Lucca since 1987 and never fails to enthusiastically showcase her native town. Linda got her degree in English Literature from the University of Pisa and has worked with The Today Show, The Bachelor and other television programs as an interpreter and local expert for the crew.
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Bianca Obradovic
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Donatella Grilli
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Linda Lorenzetti
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Elaine Ruffolo
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Rocky Ruggiero
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Lara Mattioli
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