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Italy

A World Apart: Experience the Medieval Enchantment of Abruzzo

Program No. 23847RJ
Experience enchanting Abruzzo, a hidden world of medieval landscapes, unique culinary traditions, national parks and incredible mountain ranges.

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Apr 16 - Apr 25, 2025
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3,499
May 13 - May 22, 2025
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Sep 9 - Sep 18, 2025
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Oct 7 - Oct 16, 2025
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Apr 16 - Apr 25, 2025
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May 13 - May 22, 2025
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3,899
Sep 9 - Sep 18, 2025
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3,899
Oct 7 - Oct 16, 2025
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3,899

At a Glance

Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles over uneven surfaces, some cobblestones; standing for an hour at a time; 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 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Experience a ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway, one of the most scenic rail routes in Italy, and enjoy an unspoiled view of the Central Apennines.
  • Journey to Rocca Calascio, Italy’s highest mountaintop fort, and one of the oldest — a structure so majestic, it has been featured in numerous films, such as “In the Name of the Rose.”
  • Discover Pescocostanzo, a town of Renaissance and Baroque monuments and architectural marvels like the Santa Maria del Colle Basilica, long considered one of the most beautiful churches in the region.
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.
On the Spine of Italy: A Year in the Abbruzzi
by Harry Clifton
Italy: Abruzzo (Bradt Travel Guides)
by Di Gregorio, Luciano
Abruzzo 1st Edition
by Michael Kenna





Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.