Advice, resources, & tours for mature travelers in Italy
Being a senior citizen entitles you to some terrific travel bargains.
Most major airlines only offer senior discounts sporadically.
Just carry your passport as proof of age.
In an entirely unquantifiable benefit of travel in Europe, seniors are most often treated as respected elders and not marginalized, as they so often are in American society.
In most of Europe, the older you get, the more vital a role you play as a wise elder, not just within the family but in the community at large. You'll routinely see three and four generations eating out together, and older people are viewed with dignity and respect. It's quite refreshing.