Take a unique adult education holiday with GO/CTE


Residential adult education for retired people for fun in Italy.

Magnificent Mugello
- Music Weeks

Hotel Marrani Ronta

From £1100 to £1700 | Full board |

October 1st - 30th 2018

14 days £1100 or 28 days £1700


Join us for a week or more 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).


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 £1100 per fortnight or £1700 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!



The Music Weeks information

5-7 days | please ask for more information


These are an innovation. They are introduced into the programmes in Sulmona and Ronta. The idea is that a group of musicians goes with a relatively small group to provide atmosphere and engender entertainment over a period of four or five days. “Let’s have a party” This is an addition to the programme for the group. There are three musical weeks in May.

Groups in Sulmona first spend a night and a day in Rome enjoying the day long fully inclusive outing described in our brochure before going to see the Santacroce family in Sulmona in beautiful surroundings within sight of the highest mountains in central Italy. Relax and enjoy some music and some strolling in Sulmona and possibly an outing into the nearby countryside. The Abruzzo is not an often visited province of Italy. You will find it charming.

In Ronta you will enjoy the unrivalled hospitality of the Marrani family. There will be an opportunity to use the local railway to run into Florence for the day. We will provide a bus journey to Lucca which if you have never been, is simply wonderful: circumnavigate the walls on foot or by bike. Enjoy musical entertainment in the hotel or the unique Venetian style which looks out over the hills and countryside of the Mugello. Four Musical weeks in the Mugello.



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 ....

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