This is a trip to an authentic Italian village and it will be active. If you are looking for a luxury and relaxing vacation, this isn't the trip for you. You should be in pretty decent shape as the villages are on hills and there is a lot of walking up hills and stairs (A LOT of stairs). We will hike, meet locals and enjoy an authentic experience. While some accommodation options may be nicer and modern, some are very authentic. As in all European countries, rooms and apartments are generally smaller than they are in the States.
2. Why aren't flights included?
Prices vary so much from place to place so I cannot accurately give you pricing for that and I certainly do not want to overcharge you.
3. What should I pack?
I will be sending along a packing list for participants as well as a bunch of other resources and tips for traveling here. This will also include the best way to exchange money, information on using a cell phone.
4. Why are there cancellation dates where I can no longer get my money back?
This is due to this being a very small and intimate group so I can give great attention to everyone. However, please email me as soon as you know you need to cancel and we can discuss it. I also highly recommend getting Travel Insurance and looking over the details of that insurance to be sure you're covered for anything you may need. Allianz, John Hancock and IMG are good options.
5. What if I extend my trip on either end?
If you choose to to do this, let me know asap and I will make sure you can book your place for longer or find a second location for the extra nights. I will also be there before and after so we can meet up if you'd like and you will have recommendations for things to do on your extra days!
6. Why aren't all meals included?
While we will eat breakfast every day together and have a few dinners and lunches, I also want to allow you some time to do your own thing a bit of the time. I don't want you to be committed to every meal with the group, but we could choose to do the additional meals together if we like.