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AARP members as part of AARP Global Network can visit Rome and Puglia in late September 2009 as part of an exclusive pacakge being offered by 50&Piu, another member organization of the AARP Global Network. The 9 day/8 night (September 20th-28th) travel package includes a stay in Rome and the opportunity to participate at the 50&Più Olympiad in the southern Italian province of Puglia,and includes hotel accommodations in Rome and Puglia, two city tours (one in Rome and one in Puglia), several meals, and sporting and cultural activities.
AARP members will have the opportunity to compete in friendly sporting events at the “Olympiad” with members of 50&Più and other Network organizations such as CARP from Canada, DaneAge from Denmark, and ANBO from The Netherlands. Participation in the sporting events is encouraged but not required. This will be 50&Piu's 16th Olympiad but the first time they have opened to other member organizations of the Network.
The sporting events will include archery, soccer (penalty goal kicks), basketball (free throws), swimming, ping-pong, running, and several other non-strenuous sporting events. The two kilometer run (mini-marathon) for men and women are the flagship events which will be held on the last day of the Olympiad. The evening of the last day will include a celebration dinner, medal-presentation and closing ceremony that includes fireworks. Other cultural and social events and workshops will also be available for the participants to attend at no additional cost.
To learn more about the offer click here: http://products.aarp.org/travel/international_benefits/italy/ and scroll down to: The 50&Più “Olympiad” 2009: September 20th-28th 2009 section and click on the LEARN MORE button.
Additionally, on the page you can also avail of the discount benefits being offerd by 50&Piu to all AARP members as part of the AARP Global Network reciprocity benefits program. These discounts are good any time of the year and are availble across Italy at several restaurant, museums, shops, etc.
Hope some of you can avail of these great benefits and take advantage of the Olympiad offer later this year.