Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Abruzzo is an Italian region, east of Rome, with an Adriatic coastline and Apennine Mountains that encompass hilltop towns dating to the medieval and Renaissance periods. Join us this Fall as we partner with Italian Exclusive Vacations on a unique tour arranged for BA&CE that will allow you to spend quality time in both the exciting heart of Italy and also one of its picturesque hidden gems. Over the course of nine days we’ll divide our time between the two locations. You’ll enjoy guided walking and bus tours, excursions to the seaside and hills to visit gardens and small towns, immersion into the Italian daily life, and glimpse into its past by visiting one of the largest archeological sites of ancient Rome. We’ll visit the Vatican, have a cooking lesson, tour a winery, and stop at a candy factory. A full itinerary is available online.Trip includes airfare to/from Boston/Rome, ground transportation, accommodations for eight nights, daily breakfast, several celebratory meals, professional tour guides, and daily excursions. Rates do not include items of personal nature such as wines, liquors, beverages (unless specified), valet service, optional tours, and gratuities. Limited to 30. Cancellation: 76-90 Days prior to departure, Full refund of program deposit less $800. 60-75 Days prior to departure, 50% refund. Less than 60 Days prior to departure, no refunds.