This is a trip to an authentic Italian village. If you are looking for a luxury vacation, it's not 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 and why can't you guarantee specific accommodations?
Accommodations Accommodations book up fast in this area. While I have friends who rent their rooms and apartments, they cannot hold them for too long as they want to be sure they are booked. Therefore, I can book a place for you if you book early but cannot guarantee a central location or lower priced apartment/room if you book past April. As for flights, 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, as you recommend?
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!
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