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Italy

Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria: Southern Italy From “Heel” to “Toe”

Discover the “sole” of Southern Italy as you journey along the Italian “boot,” learning about diverse architecture, medieval villages and the vibrant culture of this ancient land.
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Program No. 20221RJ
Length
17 days
Starts at
4,299
Flights start at
650
Italy

Puglia, Basilicata & Calabria: Southern Italy From “Heel” to “Toe”

Discover the “sole” of Southern Italy as you journey along the Italian “boot,” learning about diverse architecture, medieval villages and the vibrant culture of this ancient land.
Length
17 days
Starts at
4,299
Flights start at
650
Program No. 20221 RJ
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DATES & starting prices
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Sep 13 - Sep 29, 2021
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4,299
Sep 29 - Oct 15, 2021
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4,299
Oct 15 - Oct 31, 2021
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4,299
Oct 25 - Nov 10, 2021
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4,299
Nov 4 - Nov 20, 2021
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4,299
Mar 21 - Apr 6, 2022
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4,599
Apr 11 - Apr 27, 2022
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4,599
May 2 - May 18, 2022
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4,599
May 16 - Jun 1, 2022
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4,599
Sep 2 - Sep 18, 2022
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4,599
Oct 3 - Oct 19, 2022
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4,599
Oct 31 - Nov 16, 2022
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4,599
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Sep 13 - Sep 29, 2021
Starting at
4,829
Sep 29 - Oct 15, 2021
Starting at
4,829
Oct 15 - Oct 31, 2021
Starting at
4,829
Oct 25 - Nov 10, 2021
Starting at
4,829
Nov 4 - Nov 20, 2021
Starting at
4,829
Mar 21 - Apr 6, 2022
Starting at
5,379
Apr 11 - Apr 27, 2022
Starting at
5,379
May 2 - May 18, 2022
Starting at
5,379
May 16 - Jun 1, 2022
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5,379
Sep 2 - Sep 18, 2022
Starting at
5,379
Oct 3 - Oct 19, 2022
Starting at
5,379
Oct 31 - Nov 16, 2022
Starting at
5,379

At a Glance

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 archaeology of Calabria “the toe” and Puglia “the heel” of the Italian “boot.”
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking and standing on paved and cobblestone sidewalks for up to four miles per day. Field trips involve walking on uneven ground and some stairs without railings.
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…

  • 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.
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Emanuela D'Andria (Group Leader)
Ms.Emanuela D’Andria graduated with a degree in interpreting (French and English) from the Higher School of Modern Languages for Interpreters and Translators at the University of Trieste. She has been creating and leading educational explorations throughout Italy and abroad since 1998, including programs in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany and Holland. Emanuela has enjoyed leading Road Scholar programs since 2006.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Emanuela D'Andria (Group Leader) View biography
Ms.Emanuela D’Andria graduated with a degree in interpreting (French and English) from the Higher School of Modern Languages for Interpreters and Translators at the University of Trieste. She has been creating and leading educational explorations throughout Italy and abroad since 1998, including programs in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany and Holland. Emanuela has enjoyed leading Road Scholar programs since 2006.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Masserie: The Italian Farmhouses of Puglia, 2011
by Mark Roskams and Diane Lewis
Christ stopped at Eboli
by Carlo Levi
Romanesque Churches of Puglia (Italy)
by Approach Guides, David Raezer and Jennifer Raezer
Puglia: A Culinary Memoir (Italy's Food Culture)
by Maria Pignatelli Ferrante, Natalie Danford translator, Polly Franchini and Maria Galetta consultant
Venturing in Italy: Travels in Puglia, Land between Two Seas
by Connie Burke and Barbara J. Euser
Before the Normans: Southern Italy in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries (The Middle Ages Series) 1996
by Barbara M. Kreutz
Travellers Calabria (Travellers - Thomas Cook)
by Lara Dunston and Terry Carter
Pan' E Pomodor - My Passage To Puglia 2011
by Ian R. McEwan
Lonely Planet Puglia & Basilicata (Regional Travel Guide)
by Paula Hardy, Abigail Hole, Olivia Pozzan





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