The World to the Wise Cultural Tour will not be happening this June, but this will give us -- and you! -- time to plan toward joining us for a more abbreviated visit to ITALY in October 2013! October is a wonderful time of the year to be in Italy. We were there with some dear friends of ours in October 2011. The weather was perfect, and there were not nearly as many tourists around as in June.
Our visit will start with Rome, the Eternal City. Walk where the Roman emperors and generals made their triumphal entry into the city. Marvel at the masterpieces at the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. And you'll see how a stop for a tasty gelato can quickly become a habit!
Then we'll train to the fabled region of Tuscany, where we'll be hosted by our good friends the Ammirabbile family. Our studio apartments overlook a fertile valley of olive orchards and vineyards. We'll take in the Renaissance wonders of Florence, the medieval walled towns of the Tuscan hill country, and sample the simple yet exquisite cuisine of our host, Caterina.
Our final stop will be the timeless city of Venice, with its legendary canals, winding alleys and the 1,000-year-old Basilica of St. Mark.
This will doubtless be an unforgettable experience in a land that continues to call us back.
DATES: Oct. 11-20, 2013
COSTS: $1900 per person plus airfare
Minimum number of participants for tour to make: 10
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