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Tour Tuscany with the Renaissance Academy's Study, Travel Excursion

FORT MYERS, FL - The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University is hosting a study and travel excursion to Tuscany, Italy, in September and the public of Southwest Florida is invited to join the group for a “luxuriously different experience for mind and senses.”

Travelers will spend seven nights in a Tuscan villa at the four-star Il Borgo Resort Village on a 17th century estate.

A private air-conditioned motor coach and guide will take participants to Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano, Certaldo and the Chianti wine country of Greve, Volpaia, Castellina and Montefioralle where they will experience art, photography, conversational Italian, Tuscan cooking and Chianti wine classes.

Travelers will be treated to dinners in authentic Tuscan restaurants and informal trattorias including the medieval private castle of Santa Maria Novella.

The itinerary begins Monday, Sept. 22 and ends Tuesday, Sept. 30. The cost is all-inclusive - $2,985 per person based on double occupancy - with round trip coach air transportation from Miami, seven nights accommodations, daily continental breakfast, lunch and dinner, excursions, classes, departure and security taxes, all tipping, taxes and gratuities, and services per itinerary.

A land package is available also for travelers who will make their own flight arrangements. Other optional departure cities are available upon request.

The study tour is limited to 40 participants.

For a detailed itinerary and reservations, contact Betty Maclean Travel at (239) 513-0333 and ask for the Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University Tuscany trip.

For more information, contact the Renaissance Academy at (239) 590-1095.

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