ASCLA in Italy: Reservation deadline for tour of Rome and Amalfi Coast extended to Sept. 21

The last day to reserve your spot for “ASCLA in Italy”, a trip hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA, is Sept. 21, 2012.

This trip abroad will take place April 15-24, 2013, and all interested travelers are welcome—you do not need to be a member in order to participate. Voyagers will convene in Rome, then head to the Amalfi Coast, spending time in Sorrento, Puglia, Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Sorrento and Capri. Upon returning to Rome, tour participants will visit  the National Library, the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

“ASCLA in Italy” follows a sold out adventure to Paris, taken earlier in 2012, and an upcoming tour of Ireland this October. A portion of all these trips benefits ASCLA, the division of ALA serving state library agencies, specialized libraries, library cooperatives, special populations librarians and library consultants.

The cost for this this trip is 8 nights for $2950 plus airfare. A portion of the trip’s proceeds benefit ASCLA. Download the trip brochure (PDF) for more information. The trip cost includes 8 nights accommodations, 8 breakfasts, 8 dinners, 2 lunches, a cooking class, guided tours throughout the trip, motor coach transportation, roundtrip ferry and funicular to Capri, Blue Grotto tour, cruise on the Amalfi coast and admission to the Vatican. Participants are responsible for their own airfare.

Deposits in the amount of $500 are due by September 21, 2012, with the balance due by January 15, 2013. Checks should be made payable to Lyceum Tours. Questions about the trip should be directed to the ASCLA office at or 312-280-4395, or Lyceum Tours at 856-795-9044 or

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