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Residential adult education for retired people for fun in Italy.

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Magnificent Mugello

From £860 to £1600
1st - 30th October 2017

28 days | Full board | No Single Supplement


Join us for two weeks or four weeks in the Marrani Hotel in Ronta deep in the heart of the Mugello but with easy access to Florence and the other wonderful renaissance cities of Tuscany . Enjoy good company good food and great company. Visit www.hotelmarrani.it for more details.


This programme has been designed to be Brexit proof meaning we hope to hold this price whatever happens . It represents great value for money whilst offering you a great batch of opportunities to explore this historic part of Italy. We will put together an attractive programme in the hotel and allow you to withdraw if when it is presented to you it does not meet with your approval. The maximum number who can take part will be 76 (first come first served).


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We stayed at the hotel as part of a trip to Tuscany and Liguria.


We had chosen the half board option which turned out to be a great choice.


The good:

  • Family run hotel with heart warming hospitality; almost like you're part of the family :).
  • They take pride in their business and are very professional and very friendly ....

Life gets continuously more difficult for a variety of reasons. We just have to learn

to cope. It is essential to keep going because life when you have nothing to look

forward to is depressing. Keeping going has always meant trying something new.

So here we are at it again with a new slant on our philosophical theme of lifelong

learning in a challenging collegiate environment where adding a little exercise

keeps the brain cells working. That’s a way to enhance life.


We hope you will find this project interesting and will give it some consideration

and support. So what is it? It is an italophile production. We intend to create a

month long programme in October on a full board basis for £860 per fortnight or

£1600 at the Hotel Marrani in the village of Ronta.The hotel is run by a family and is not part of a chain: Claudia and Riccardo are your local hosts. The nearest small town is San Lorenzo: a bus will take you there.


Two hundred metres from the hotel is a railway station with trains to Florence

(going south) Faenza and Ravenna (going north). You can use it as a base to

explore a great deal of the most historic parts of Italy (Tuscany Umbria, Emilia-

Romagna, Liguria). If you are energetic even Rome and Venice, Milan and Turin.

Being based economically in Ronta could give you a magic month in Italy.


This is the area where the Italian Renaissance came to maturity and the culture

of the west gathered its initial energy which has influenced us all to the present

day. So the core of the holiday will be a daily programme of activities in the Hotel

covering the interests that usually appeal to you : language, watercolour painting,

music, history, keep fit, In order to justify the relatively low price we need enough

support: — a target number of around seventy and a maximum number of one

hundred. Any help we can acquire to achieve this will l be much appreciated. We

have something stimulating to look forward to: the essence of life itself.


Relax Learn Explore to which we can add “Experience”. which is worth enjoying

Join us


Philip Nash


In accordance with “The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tour Regulations 1992” all passengers booking with GO/CTE are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation if required, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of GO/CTE.


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