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FGCU Renaissance Academy Announces Travel Excursions to Spain, Portugal and Tuscany

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University announces its 2013 Travel Abroad Programs featuring two excursions to Europe in September 2013. The first is a 15-day tour of Spain and Portugal. Stay in distinctive lodgings such as Renaissance palaces and ancient monasteries during this Iberian sojourn. The second trip is an 8-day visit to Tuscany. Journey with FGCU to Tuscany's medieval towns and villages, hilltop castles, and ancient farmsteads as participants discover the cultural, artistic, and architectural treasures of Florence, Siena, Lucca, Certaldo, Bologna and San Gimignano.

Complete itineraries, cost information and registration forms are available online at or by calling (239) 434-4737.

Since 2002, the Renaissance Academy has sponsored more than 24 high-end, small-sized, concierge-style excursions abroad. The excursions generally include accommodations in four/five star hotels, most meals and gratuities, private English-speaking guides, deluxe motor coach transportation; and all entrance fees.

Among the Renaissance Academy's offerings are more than 800 affordable, non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes, writing workshops, and other special events. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors, and peers. Course fees are typically $25 per lecture, and provide access to Academy programs located at nine locations throughout Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties.

For more information or a free catalog of offerings, contact The Renaissance Academy at (239) 434-4737.

For further information, contact the FGCU Director of Continuing Education and the Renaissance Academy, John Guerra at (239) 287-5196 or

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