Italy Trip

The Best of Italy: Behind the Scenes
Lifelong Learning Tour of a Lifetime 2019

September 9 - 22, 2019
Seven full days in Siena and Chianti area, five full days in Verona and region of Venice

Monday, September 9

Depart US

Tuesday, September 10

a.m. Arrive FLR, private coach to Siena
p.m. Check in to hotel (two different hotel categories available)
Welcome Dinner at Dante Alighieri Cooking School

Wednesday, September 11

a.m. Two Italian language / culture / history lessons in reserved classroom
Brunch in Siena specializing in local cheese, salami and bread
p.m. Visit of Palazzo Pubblico & Duomo
p.m. Group Dinner

Thursday, September 12

a.m. Two Italian language / culture / history lessons in reserved classroom
p.m. Visit to Contrada museum and Dinner in Siena

Friday, September 13

a.m. Private Coach to Florence; Full day in Florence with Accademia visit
p.m. On the way back, Visit Colle di Val d'Elsa for Pizza lesson and Dinner

Saturday, September 14

a.m. Two Italian language / culture / history lessons in reserved classroom
p.m. Evening Cooking Class at Dante Alighieri Cooking School

Sunday, September 15

a.m. Private Coach to San Gimignano for visit and wine tasting/light lunch
p.m. Free

Monday, September 16

a.m. Lecture on Italian Opera by Master Opera Singer
p.m. Visit winery, wine tasting and BBQ Dinner in the vineyard

Tuesday, September 17

a.m. Check out and Private Coach to Verona
p.m. Check in to hotel and settle in
Meet and Greet hosts; Orientation upon arrival in Verona
Historical walking tour of Verona:
Group Dinner

Wednesday, September 18

a.m. Day Trip / Private Coach to Lake Garda
Cable Car ride for panoramic view of lake
Lunch at Lake Garda
p.m. Return to Verona

Thursday, September 19

a.m. Cooking class with lunch in Verona
p.m. Private Coach to Olive Oil Mill with tasting/lecture:

Friday, September 20

a.m. Day trip/High-Speed Train to Venice
Guided historical walking tour of Venice
p.m. Return to Verona
Group Dinner

Saturday, September 21

a.m. Private Coach to an Agriturismo with lecture
p.m. Wine Tasting with lecture:
Farewell Dinner with local specialties

Sunday, September 22

a.m. Check out of hotel; Departures vary
p.m. Arrive US

Cost: (based on double-occupancy)
$3,895 for active 2019 OLLI member
$4,195 for non-OLLI member
*single-suppliment cost - $485
Includes all breakfasts, most meals, all entrance fees and excursions, transportation in Italy including from FLR airport.
Not included: Airfare

Payment plan:
Due May 1 - $2,500
Remainder due July 15
Please click here to review the cancellation policy