Attention: Cat Lovers
Since 1991, Italy has had a law that bans killing healthy homeless cats and dogs (who also suffer tremendously, especially in the south). Stray cats live quite openly and are fed by numerous gattare (cat caretakers); others are cared for in sanctuaries. The FORC tour will visit some of these sanctuaries and observe how a different culture deals with its free-ranging cats.
The tour covers Venice, Padua, Florence, Arezzo, Bagno a Ripoli, Orvieto and Rome. The land-only portion of the 12-day tour is $ 2, 595 per person, plus a $300 tax-deductible contribution to FORC.