Designed by Professor Karen Lindeman | 7 Days| June 2016

Designed by Professor Karen Lindeman | 7 Days| June 2016
College Study
Round-trip flights on major carriers; Full-time Tour Director;
Air-conditioned motorcoaches and internal transportation;
Superior tourist-class hotels with private bathrooms; Breakfast
daily; Select meals with a mix of local cuisine.
Sightse eing:
Ray of Light Atelier, Loris Malaguzzi International Center
E ntranc es:
Duomo, Florence
Loris Malaguzzi International Center & Atelier
O vernight stays:
Florence (3)
Reggio (1)
Florence (1)
O ptional excursions; Global Travel C overage; B everages and lunches
(unless otherwise noted); Transportation to free-time activities;
C ustomary gratuities (for your Tour Director, bus driver and local guide);
Porterage; Adult supplement (if applicable); Weekend supplement; Shore
excursion on cruises; Any applicable baggage-handing fee imposed by
the airlines (see for details); Expenses caused by
airline rescheduling, cancellations or delays caused by the airlines, bad
weather or events beyond E F’s control; Passports, visa and reciprocity
Day 1: Board Your Overnight Flight to Florence!
Day 2: Florence
Arrive in Florence
Set deep in the heart of Tuscany is one of Italy's jewels. The city of
Florence has delighted visitors for centuries with its remarkable
architecture. Whether sitting by the River Arno, strolling the beautifully
housed streets or viewing the renaissance masterpieces that fill the
city's churches and museums, one can only be astonished by the
feeling of true beauty.
Free Afternoon in Florence
You might take a moment to soak in the cobblestone birthplace of the
Renaissance with a cup of cappuccino in one of the small cafes
throughout the city. Maybe you would prefer to peruse the luxurious
shops of the Ponte Vecchio, or take a stroll up through the Boboli
Gardens to Forte di Belvedere, where you might chance on a
sculpture exhibition as you take in the spectacular panorama of
Dinner is included this evening.
Overnight in Florence
Day 3: Florence
Guided Sightseeing of Florence
Group Leader-Arranged Activities
Today your Group Leader will arrange activities for your group.
(Please note that any costs associated with these activities, apart
from transportation, have not been included in your total Program
Price. See your Group Leader for more details.)
Overnight in Florence
Day 5: Florence | Reggio Emilia
Transfer to Reggio Emilia
Visit the Loris Malaguzzi International Center
The Loris Malaguzzi Centre is an international meeting place for
people of all ages interested in the innovation of education and
culture. During your visit today you will have a chance to explore the
center as well as have a guided experience in the Ray of Light Atelier.
Lunch and dinner are included today.
Overnight in Reggio Emilia
Day 6: Reggio Emilia
Free Morning in Reggio Emilia
You will have the morning free to make your own explorations of the
Fall under the spell of the powerful Medici family on your guided tour.
See Giotto's Bell Tower and the imposing marble cathedral in the
Piazza del Duomo. Stand before Ghiberti's legendary Gates of
Paradise (so dubbed by Michelangelo), and pass the classical statues
of the Piazza della Signoria. Here you can see where Michelangelo's
David originally stood.
Return to Florence via Bologna
Visit the Duomo
Overnight in Florence
Visit the Duomo, which was commissioned in 1296 by the city fathers.
Arnolfo di Cambio was given the assignment to erect a cathedral
“with the most high and sumptuous magnificence” so that it would be
“impossible to make it either better or more beautiful with the industry
and power of man.” The Duomo was not completed until 122 years
later in 1418 after Filippo Brunelleschi developed the idea of
double-shelled construction to build the Cathedral's dome.
Visit the Uffizi Gallery
Originally created as offices (uffizi) for Cosimo de Medici, the building
became a gallery in the 17th century. Today it houses one of the
finest collections of Renaissance work anywhere in the world. The
three-sided gallery is a treasure-chest of pieces in a perfectly-lit
opulent setting, truly a gallery of special taste.
Overnight in Florence
Day 4: Florence | Pistoia
Excursion to Pistoia
Explore this typical medieval city in the heart of Tuscany.
During your free time today, you might enjoy a visit to the Basilica di
San Domenico, which features Michelangelo's San Procolo,
considered to be his rehearsal for the David. A climb to the top of the
leaning Asinelli tower rewards a stunning view. Or enjoy a stroll down
the Via Strada Maggiore, which is lined with elegant mansions.
Day 7: Transfer to the Airport for Your Return Flight
Transfer to the Airport for Your Return Flight
Your Tour Director assists with your transfer to the airport, where
you'll check in for your return flight home.
Itinerary is subject to change
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