Italy Trip

 

Go To School with OLLI in Italy!

October 5 - 17, 2020


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Price:
$4,355 for OLLI members
$4,495 for non-OLLI participants
(Airfare not included)
Deadlines:
$500 deposit per person due upon registration, refundable until April 15.
Register via phone or in person at any OLLI office.
May 1 - 50 % of total due
July 15 - Remaining balance due

 

Tentative Itinerary
October 5 – 17, 2020

Monday, October 5
Depart US; Flights vary

Tuesday, October 6
11:30 am      Arrive FLR, meet private coach, transfer to Siena
1:00 pm        Check in Hotel NH and settle in
5:00 pm        Village Forum followed by a small buffet
7:00 pm        Welcome Dinner at DA Siena culinary department

Wednesday, October 7
10:00 am      Lessons: History of Siena - origins, Middle-Ages, Renaissance until 1555
12:00 noon   Brunch in a typical store of Siena with cheese, salami and bread
2:30 pm        Visit to Palazzo Pubblico & Duomo6:00 pm        Sommelier wine tasting and dinner

Thursday, October 8
10:00 am      Lesson: Italian food and wine
12:00 noon    Pizza lunch
2:00 pm        Visit to wineries with Sommelier and dinner

Friday, October 9
8:30 am        Departure for Florence on private coach
4:00 pm        Depart Florence
5:00 pm        Arrive Colle di Val d'Elsa for pizza lesson and dinner
9:30 pm        Return to Siena

Saturday, October 10
10:00 am      Opera masterclass
Afternoon free
6:30 pm        Contrada museum
8:00 pm        Dinnerof Sienese specialties

Sunday, October 11
10:00 am      Depart for San Gimignano
Visit town and wine tasting/lunch
5:30 pm        Evening cooking class and dinner at DA Siena culinary school

Monday, October 12
11 am           Check out of NH Hotel. Private Coach pick-up in Siena; to Verona
3:00 pm        Check in to Hotel Leon D’Oro and settle in
5:00 pm        Orientation upon arrival in Verona at WTS Offices Via Cappello
6:00 pm        Historical walking tour of Verona with Lecture
7:30 pm        Group Welcome Dinner

Tuesday, October 13
9:30 am        Private Coach pick-up at hotel
10:00 am      Cooking class at a local Agriturismo
12:00 pm      Tour of the Agriturismo with Lecture
1:00 pm        Wine Tasting and Lunch
2:30 pm        Private Coach to Verona downtown
Afternoon free
Dinner on own

Wednesday, October 14
10:00 am      Day trip/High-Speed Train to Venice
11:30 am      Guided historical walking tour of Venice
5:50 pm        Return to Verona
7:00 pm        Arrive Verona
8:00 pm        Group Dinner with Bob

Thursday, October 15
9:30 am        Day Trip / Private Coach to Lake Garda: Lazise
10:00 am      Guided Visit to the Olive Oil Museum and Olive Oil Tasting
12:30 pm      Lunch at Lake Garda
2:30 pm        Return to Verona
Afternoon free
Dinner on own

Friday, October 16
10:00 am      Private Coach to San Giorgio di Valpolicella
11:00 am      Guided Tour of San Giorgio with Lecture
12:30 pm      Wine Tasting and Farewell Lunch with local specialties
3:00 pm        Return to Hotel
Afternoon free for last minute shopping/sightseeing and packing
8:00 pm        Group Dinner with Bob

Saturday, October 17
Check out of hotel; Departures vary