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Relais La Suvera
Pievescola
A Papal Retreat at Relais La Suvera

A Papal Retreat at Relais La Suvera

Have you ever wondered how it would have felt to be an Italian Renaissance aristocrat? Well wonder no more! During this 3-night vacation package, you can stay at the Relais La Suvera and live the life of luxury. At the beginning of your stay, you will discover your sumptuous, deluxe room in the estate's Papal Villa, named for its previous tenant, the Renaissance Pope Giulio II. Other than the room's plush decor and handsome antiques, a complementary bottle of the property's La Suvera wine and a cornucopia of fresh fruit will catch your eye. Over the next three mornings, indulge in the full daily breakfast buffet that includes a variety of freshly baked sweets and pastries. Spend your time enjoying the estate, taking advantage of the wine and cheese tasting and the one free massage or Wine Wrapping that are comprised in this package. The Spa boasts a hydro-massage bath made from a medieval cistern, and there's also a heated pool right beside the Papal Villa for an invigorating mid-morning swim. In the evening, mingle at the Bar dei Limoni during aperitif hour. There you can sample a buffet of delicious Tuscan snacks while sipping on a scrumptious drink. Afterwards, stroll over to the Ristorante Oliviera and delight in a three-course dinner of Tuscan specialties like pici (eggless fresh-pasta) and local salumi that has been booked for you as part of the package. If you love the Tuscan countryside and you wish to relax and travel back in time for a few days, not foregoing any 5-star modern comforts, this package is ideal for you! And if you can bear to leave Relais La Suvera's all-enveloping ambiance, Siena and San Gimignano are only 30-minutes by car.
The bell tower in Rovinj
Venice and 4 other cities.
Istria Experience - a Five-Day Getaway from Venice

Istria Experience - a Five-Day Getaway from Venice

Beautiful Istria is often nicknamed the gourmet paradise of Croatia. Besides the precious white truffle, the black truffle can be found year-round, olive oil produced here is of the highest quality, and the wines are simply excellent. Being only a bit over two-hour drive away from Venice, four nights in Umag is ideal for all that wish to spend some time exploring the diversity of this region, whether on a pre- or post-cruise trip, or as an extension to the stay in La Serenissima. The experience commences with a private chauffeured transfer from Venice airport or cruise port to Umag - a charming fisherman's town on the coast of Istria peninsula. The five-star Melia Coral will be your home for the next few days in Istria. The day following your arrival, you will embark on a discovery of the charming, historical towns dotting the coast - Pula, Rovinj, and Porec. Pula is a city known for one of the last preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world; Rovinj is a charming coastal town known for the bell tower of St. Euphemia that dominates the panorama, while Porec is the home of a World Heritage Site - the Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica dating back to the 6th century. On the third day, you can select to either enjoy Umag and the amenities of your hotel, or you can pick one of the alluring excursions to either nearby Slovenia - Lake Bled and Ljubljana, or the UNESCO-protected Plitvice Lakes with its' stunning waterfalls. The final day is reserved for the true truffle hunt in inland Istria - following specially trained dogs, you will try to find the 'treasure' in the form of the white truffle, season permitting. This is also the area that boasts many hilltop towns - Motovn, Groznjan, Zavrsje, and Oprtalj. These Medieval picturesque towns in the hinterland will charm you at first sight. Following your last night at the luxurious Melia Coral your driver will take you back to Venice for your departure flight. If you would like to customize this package in any way - shorten or lengthen it, or add some more fun activities while in Istria, please give us a call at 1-800-877-1755.
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Rome and 2 other cities.
The Big 3 - Rome, Florence and Venice

The Big 3 - Rome, Florence and Venice

Perfect for first-time visitors and experienced travelers alike, this package focuses on the must-see marvels of the Bel Paese. From the ancient majesty of the Eternal City to the Renaissance splendor of Florence and the incomparable atmosphere of Venice, this affordable package includes accommodations in selectively chosen 3-star hotels, museum reservations, a private walking tour and ground transportation. Your sojourn begins with three nights in Rome at the charming Hotel Fontanella Borghese, located within walking distance of the Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona. It is an ideal starting point from which to explore not only the most famous of Rome's monuments but her exclusive boutiques, fine restaurants and many theaters as well. Included in your package is a half-day private walking tour to give you a greater understanding of Rome's prominent place in world history, as well as entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums (meaning that you get to skip the lines!). A private wine tasting in one of the city's most stylish wine bars provides a taste of La Dolce Vita, Roman style! Florence beckons so it's off to the capital of Tuscany and the birthplace of the Renaissance. Opened in 1999, the Hotel Relais Uffizi seems almost too good to be true; its prime location on Piazza della Signoria means your morning cappuccino can be enjoyed overlooking what is virtually an open-air museum of Renaissance sculpture. Just across the square is the Uffizi Gallery, housing world-renowned masterpieces by such luminaries as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci. Your vacation package includes advance reservations to this museum, as well as to the Accademia Gallery where Michelangelo's 15-foot tall marble "David" stands center stage. Your final destination is Venice: no other place on earth quite compares with the allure of this romantic city often called La Serenissima. During your two nights in Venice, the delightful Hotel Violino d'Oro will be your home base. From here the joys of Venice are right at your doorstep including the glittering, mosaic-encrusted Basilica of St. Mark, the lavish Doge's Palace and the art treasures in the Accademia Gallery. Not to mention brightly lit shops featuring exquisitely hand-blown Murano glass and exceptional restaurants serving the best of Venetian cuisine; we're sure you'll leave Venice wanting more! If you like this package but prefer to customize it in any way, such as a different style of hotel, additions or subtractions in the number of nights, extensions into other cities, or a change in the number of participants, please click on the following link and use our Custom Itinerary Service.
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Venice and 11 other cities.
Croatia's Dalmatian Coast Cruise

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast Cruise

The marvelous Dalmatian Coast, situated where the Mediterranean and central Europe meet, can be defined as one of the last paradises not yet ruined by mass tourism. Once land of the ancient Greeks, of the Roman and Byzantine emperors, and of Venetian doges and Ottoman caliphs, this exquisite coastline, dotted with over 1,000 little islands, is rich in history and treasures waiting to be discovered. Undoubtedly the best way to admire this enchanting seascape and to explore the well-preserved medieval towns along the coast is to go on a cruise! Ours is not a big commercial cruise ship that holds thousands of tourists but the "Corinthian", an exclusive private yacht-like vessel that accommodates a maximum of 100 guests in 50 spacious suites, 16 of which have a private balcony. Among the yacht's facilities are two lounges, a restaurant, an outdoor cafe, a library, a gym, a spa, an infirmary, an outdoor Jacuzzi and a spacious open-deck area for relaxing and sunbathing. Operating from Venice to Dubrovnik, the vessel will cross the Adriatic Sea and cruise along the glorious coastline of Croatia and Montenegro. The journey lasts eight days, with departure from Venice or from Dubrovnik. The carefully designed itinerary includes some of the most fabulous destinations on the Dalmatian coast such as Hvar, Split, the Kornati archipelago, Vis and the Lastovo islands and Kotor, among other unique places. One of the advantages of sailing on the "Corinthian" is that you will be able to stop at small, unspoiled ports and admire highlights that are usually inaccessible to larger cruise ships. The "Corinthian" can anchor in secluded bays for swimming and snorkeling, and remain berthed until late in some ports so that passengers can enjoy the local nightlife. All meals and several entertaining onboard activities are included in this exclusive package. Throughout the cruise, organized shore excursions are planned; it is also possible to arrange them on your own. Additionally, a fleet of bikes and kayaks is available at no additional cost, allowing passengers to go on self-guided excursions along country roads, or to paddle through the turquoise waters of Croatia and Montenegro.
Wine Roads of Italy: The Ferrari Experience
Trento and 2 other cities.
Wine Roads of Italy: The Ferrari Experience

Wine Roads of Italy: The Ferrari Experience

There is one name that rises above the rest in the world of Italian sparkling wines: Ferrari. For the past 100 years, these internationally renowned bottles have donned the greatest of tables and appeared at the most exquisite of occasions, exciting taste buds and creating aficionados the world over. The story begins in 1902, when Giulio Ferrari changed the history of sparkling wine by pioneering the very first Champagne-method wines in Italy. When Giulio entrusted his Trento winery to beloved friend Bruno Lunelli in 1952, the family devoted themselves upholding to upholding tradition. This customizable itinerary is created by Select Italy and the Lunelli family to bring what is inside the sparkling glass, out, telling the story of Ferrari and the Lunelli family, whose passion for fine wine, art, and culture has lead them to expand even deeper down into their beloved Italy with additional estates in Tuscany and Umbria. Embark on this one-of-a-kind journey through oenology, art, and elegance as you experience the wines of Italy's most stunning regions. After your arrival in Venice, where you enjoy an initial wine tasting at the iconic five-star Hotel Danieli, you will venture to the striking northeastern city of Trento, nestled in the Adige valley. The follow day will reveal the world of Ferrari wines with a full day of Ferrari's Beauty and Delicacies, created by the Lunelli family to provide guests with the experience of the finest of wines, flavors, and art. Your morning begins with a tour and tasting at Cantine Ferrari, where you will wander through rows of almost 20 million bottles of Ferrari Trento DOC peacefully resting in rows of splendor. The immersion into the sparkling world of this revered wine continues at Locanda Margon, a Michelin-starred restaurant whose chef, Alfo Ghezzi, will prepare a multi-course meal of the region's cuisine paired with Ferrari wines. Lunch concludes with a visit to the nearby Villa Margon, an historic 15th century villa whose artistic and historical value to the region lead the family to choose the structure as the heart and seat which represents the Ferrari realm. The experience continues in Umbria, recently named one of the Top Ten Wine Destinations of 2014 by Wine Enthusiast magazine, where will tour the architectural masterpiece the Carapace cantina at the Lunelli family's Tenuta Castelbuono, explore the charming nearby town of Bevagna and overnight at the illustrious five-star Nun Assisi Relais & Spa Museum in Assisi. Lastly, you will journey into Tuscany, where you are hosted, tour and taste at the Lunelli family's Casale Podernovo, a splendid complex of typical Tuscan 18th-century buildings nestled within the Podernovo vineyards. Your taste of Tuscany is complete with a privately guided full-day tour of the medieval town of San Gimignano with lunch and visits to historic macellerie, typical butcher shops, in its surrounding territory. On the final day your private transfer will be waiting to bring you to your departure airport.
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Parma
Verdi Festival in Parma

Verdi Festival in Parma

The Verdi Festival in Parma is one of the most important music festivals in the world, and the 2013 edition promises to be even more exceptional in honor of the 200th anniversary of Verdi's birth. From September 30th to October 31st, the whole town will become a part of the Festival with outstanding art exhibitions, special events, and performances all around. On every day that month, there's an event either in Parma itself or in one of the centers related to Verdi: Busseto, Roncole, Reggio Emilia, Fidenza, and Modena. Parma's historic Teatro Regio will present the operas "Simon Boccanegra" (Oct. 1, 4, 6, 8, and 11) and "I Masnadieri" (Oct. 18, 20, 23, 25, and 27), while on the maestro's birthday, Thursday October 10th, the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini will be performing Act II of "Aida" in concert form. The gala celebration concludes on October 31st with a thrilling rendition of Verdi's "Messa da Requiem" by the Orchestre national de France, Daniele Gatti conducting. Our two-night package includes first category seats for two performances of the Verdi Festival, two nights in a double room at a 4-star hotel in downtown Parma (daily breakfast included), and a privately-guided walking tour of the artistic marvels of Parma, including the Romanesque Baptistery and the splendid frescoed ceiling by Correggio in the Cathedral. One of the particular delights of the Festival is to have music lovers taste the gastronomic tradition of the region. Parma and its surroundings are great culinary centers with well-known products such as Parma ham, Parmesan cheese and fine wines making every meal a gourmet experience!
Wine Roads of Italy: The Antinori Experience
Florence and 2 other cities.
Wine Roads of Italy: The Antinori Experience from ...

Wine Roads of Italy: The Antinori Experience from Salento to Chianti

Tignanello, Solaia, Tormaresca - all esteemed labels of the Antinori family which evoke respect and reverence in the world of wine. The family itself is a staple in Tuscan wine culture, creating waves in the proverbial bicchiere (glass) since 1385. Over the next twenty-six generations the Antinori family remained fiercely devoted to its wine-making principles of tradition, passion, and intuition and today has expanded its estates throughout Italy and the world. This seven-day, six-night itinerary traces the family's properties in Puglia and Tuscany, providing the rare opportunity of a full experience of the wine, with unprecedented glimpses of the history and culture therein. After an arrival to Puglia's capital city of Bari, you will be transported to Masseria Torre Maizza, a five-star resort just south of Monopoli on the sparkling Adriatic Coast. Your next day in Puglia, recently named one of the Top Ten Wine Travel Destinations of 2013 by Wine Enthusiast, is an experience of Tormaresca. Tormaresca was created in 1988 by the Antinori family in firm belief that the ancient viticultural traditions of the region could produce high-quality wines. You will tour and taste wines at Masseria Maime, one of the two Tormaresca Puglian estates, hand-selected by the Antinori family. The experience of this culturally rich region is complete with private guided tours of the stunningly beautiful city of Lecce and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Alberobello, After a picturesque train ride through the Italian countryside, your arrival in Florence begins with an aperitivo at Antinori's Procacci followed by VIP dinner reservations at the Cantinetta Antinori, located in the Renaissance Palazzo Antinori. Visit the state-of-the-art Antinori Cantina in Chianti Classico the following day, with its impressive wine museum, before arriving at Badia di Passignano. This historic Antinori estate dates back to 395 AD and continues to house Vallombrosan monks who, similar to those of Burgundy, are known for their cataloging and research on the growth of vines to make fine wines. A visit to the cantina, which is still making exceptional wines, is accompanied by a cooking class and wine-paired dinner at the property's Michelin-starred Osteria di Passignano. Your night's rest is in none other than Antinori's charming Fonte de' Medici resort, home of the vines of Tignanello and Solaia. The next day you will learn about the world outside of the Antinori properties, venturing into the region for a private day tour of the nearby medieval stronghold of San Gimignano with lunch in Panzano in Chianti. The final evening will be one of peaceful tranquility amongst the distinguished vines back at the Fonte de' Medici resort, and a private driver is reserved for you departure transfer on your final day.
Family Tour in Rome, Florence and Venice.
Rome and 2 other cities.
Amazing Family Tours

Amazing Family Tours

Select Italy's Amazing Family Tours are a bonding experience for the whole family! We have created them by teaming up with Alphabet Kids, the go-to source for multicultural educational activities and adventures. The trip starts in Venice where your hotel is the warm and welcoming 3-star Locanda al Leon. It's right in the center of town, and when you arrive, a gondola ride will introduce you to the city's canals and to mesmerizing views of its ancient palazzo. The following day, explore Venice with a private guide in a special guided walking tour designed for children with interactive learning in mind. In the afternoon, get your hands dirty during an informative and fun mask-making workshop. You will learn all about Carnival and its centuries-old traditions, while making your very own mask to take back home with you! Florence is your next stop -- here you will stay at Relais Uffizi, a charming property facing onto the central Piazza della Signoria. Our family-friendly walking tour introduces your children to the birthplace of the Renaissance; they'll get to climb a 13th century tower and do a yummy gelato tasting, too! No visit to Florence is complete without a face-to-face meeting with Michelangelo's David. In Italy food is both culture and fun, so get ready for a visit the farmer's market and your hands-on family cooking class where you will prepare a traditional Tuscan meal. Last stop is Rome, the Eternal City. Your hotel, the Fontanella Borghese, once belonged to a Borghese princess. A highlight is your visit to one of the world's the most compelling art spaces: the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. In the afternoon, it's time for another hands-on cooking class where you will learn how to make a real pizza just like the Romans do! If you like this package but prefer to customize it in any way, such as a different style of hotel, additions or subtractions in the number of nights, extensions into other cities, or a change in the number of participants, please click on the following link and use our Custom Itinerary Service.
Horse race the Palio di Siena, Tuscany.
Siena
Siena: The Race That Stops the Nation!

Siena: The Race That Stops the Nation!

The Palio occurs just twice each summer, on July 2nd and August 16th, and the pure excitement of this festival that has survived almost intact from the Middle Ages is unequaled in Italy. Because Siena's lovely medieval buildings were never torn down and replaced with modern structures, UNESCO has declared its medieval city center a world heritage site of incomparable beauty. The medieval city was divided into 17 contrade, or city wards, and in the 13th century these neighborhoods held a competition to establish which contrada would reign supreme. Today the Palio is not just a medieval horse race, it's a festival rich in tradition that is televised live on national TV. For the citizens of Siena, this event is all about neighborhood pride and rivalry; the Palio is also the continuation of a medieval tradition associated with religion and honor. The night before the race, you'll bask in the undeniable atmosphere of excitement by attending the exclusive, invitation-only contrada dinner. Here you'll sit with the locals and enjoy enormous bowls of pasta and exquisite wine. On race day you have reserved tickets to watch the event from one of the many balconies or in the grandstand on the Piazza del Campo. In addition to the Palio tickets, your package also allows you to learn about the festival and the city of Siena with a guided walking tour featuring a visit to a contrada museum. This is an once-in-a-lifetime experience that no Italy lover should miss! Customize This Package Do you want to discover more about Siena and the Palio festival? If so, here are some options for you to consider: Request a room upgrade Add a couple of days in Siena Upgrade your tickets for the horse race to mossa seats to be closer to the action For these and more options please email us or phone 800-877-1755 for a custom Palio Festival quote!
Dubrovnik is the last stop on this itinerary
Dubrovnik and 2 other cities.
The Zinfandel Experience

The Zinfandel Experience

Embark on this one-of-a-kind journey as Select Croatia leads you to discover the homeland of Zinfandel. Explore the vineyards where this lauded grape began, taste Croatia's most treasured wines, and enjoy VIP treatment at the most exclusive wineries in the region. Paired with the historical settings of beautiful Split and Dubrovnik, with rare glimpses of lesser-known peninsula of Peljesac, this package will truly be an experience for all of your senses. Landing first in Split, your will enjoy a 2-night say at the Vestibul Palace located in the heart of the 1,700 year-old Diocletian's Palace in the city's pedestrian zone. The following morning, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and take you on a tour to discover the layers of history that had earned Split a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Following a short break for lunch, you will visit another UNESCO-protected gem - the city of Trogir nearby. Later in the evening, you will be hosted in Split's first fine-dining restaurant, for a wine-pairing dinner to try the highest quality Croatian wines from Central Dalmatia. On the morning of your third day, you will head south, to the Rizman family winery. Located in Komarna, they only produce authentic Croatian wines, the Zinfandel variety being the most important one. Following a tour of the estate and a wine-pairing lunch, you will take the ferry over to Trpanj in Peljesac peninsula. The following late morning, you will head out to Trstenik, to visit the family estate of a well-known California vinter - Miljenko Grgic. Here you will hear a bit more about the family history, how it got to become one of Napa's most appreciated wines and what role the estate in Peljesac played. After tasting both the Peljesac and Napa Grgich wines, you will go to see the Dingac slopes. Here you will pass a sleepy village of Potomje to get through the Dingac tunnel - this is a one-way road, so if you see someone else on the other end, you must wait for them to exit the tunnel first. In the afternoon, you will head over to the Saints Hills Estate for a wine-pairing lunch. On your last full day in Peljesac, you will head over to Orebic to visit Korta Katarina Estate. This winery has probably one of the most beautiful locations in the world, right on the waterfront, overlooking the island of Korcula and crystal-blue Adriatic. A visit to the viewpoint in the hills above the town, followed by a wine-pairing tapas style lunch will introduce you to the story of the Anderson family. In the afternoon, you will cross over on the ferry to the town of Korcula. Here, the local guide will take you around the city that is the alleged birthplace of Marco Polo and also known as 'mini-Dubrovnik'. The day will end at the beautiful Lesic Dimitri Palace, where the sommelier will introduce you to some wines from the island paired with some exquisite, gourmet food. On day five, you will head to Dubrovnik, but with a stop in Ston to taste the well-known fresh oysters. Ston is also known as the city with the longest fortified walls in Europe and the oldest functioning salt production in the Mediterranean. What is so special about this experience is that a local family will take you on a boat to show you around their oyster farm, followed by a trip to their own private island where they will prepare some light lunch consisting of mussels and oysters, before you continue with your trip. In Dubrovnik, you will be staying at the Villa Dubrovnik, a boutique property, built-into a cliff, overlooking the Old Town. The morning following your arrival, a guide will take you around Dubrovnik, telling you more about the history, the time when it used to be an independent Republic, and how a disastrous earthquakes almost destroyed the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. A wine-pairing dinner on the terrace of their restaurant will be the end of your Zinfandel journey in Croatia!
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Sicily and 4 other cities.
Mystery & Fire: Taormina & the Aeolian Islands

Mystery & Fire: Taormina & the Aeolian Islands

Enchantment and the odd flash of volcanic fire will be your guides on this 9-day trip to a mysterious and enchanting, sensual corner of Italy and the Mediterranean. You begin in historic Taormina, near one of the world's most active volcanoes, Mount Etna. Get to know the fashionable city center with your own private guide and wind down your days at the beautiful sandy beach below the city, which can be reached by funicular. After a journey by land and water, you'll head to the Aeolian Islands, located just off Sicily's north coast. A warm turquoise-blue sea, soaring volcanic peaks, fragrant breezes...the Aeolians are the Mediterranean at its most majestic. The tiny but uber-stylish island of Panarea is home to a small population during the off season but in the spring and summer the place comes to life with beachgoers, scuba divers and party people looking for some sophisticated relaxation. The 5-star Hotel Raya is just steps from the water and offers fantastic views to the nearby islands from its pools and terraces. Next up is the island of Stromboli, home to another of the world's most active volcanoes. Stromboli is in a constant state of eruption and people have been coming here for years to enjoy therapeutic thermal waters, beautiful volcanic sand beaches and a glimpse of a moody and majestic Mother Nature you don't see every day. You can enjoy all of the beauties of the island and the comforts of a top-notch hotel at La Sirenetta Park Hotel, the finest on the island. Your last stop will be the green island of Salina. A magical place that is relatively unknown to foreigners, Salina boasts a lush, pristine landscape that you may recognize as the setting for much of the classic 1994 film Il Postino. Indulge in a luxurious body treatment at your hotel's spa, shop for local crafts and souvenirs in the charming town of Malfa, and sample the local Malvasia, a delicious variety of sweet white wine produced on Salina. With so much beauty, history and remarkably unspoiled nature, this truly is a part of the world that invites exploration.
Ferrari Tour in Rome, Milan and Florence, Italy.
Rome and 2 other cities.
Italia by Ferrari - A Customized Driving Adventure...

Italia by Ferrari - A Customized Driving Adventure

Imagine the invigorating scent of Italy as you speed past olive groves and vineyards, along cypress-lined country roads. Feel the power of an 8 or 12-cylinder engine as you fly through the Italian countryside. This is the ultimate in luxury road trips - our fully customizable Ferrari tour has all the bells and whistles, including multiple cars and a specialized entourage of Ferrari travel experts to guide you on your adventure. Select Italy offers the following three routes: 1-Day Rome Ferrari Tour The exclusive Sporting Yacht Club in Civitavecchia is the meeting point for this tour that heads to Lake Bolsena. Drive through Tarquinia, Monte Romano, and Viterbo before coming to a halt in Bolsena, where a break for lunch is planned. In the afternoon, you explore the beautiful, ancient Etruscan town of Orvieto in scenic Umbria, before heading back to Civitavecchia. 1-Day Milan and Lake Como Ferrari Tour Starting point for this tour is an exclusive location outside Milan where you take your Ferrari for a short practice drive, before heading towards Lake Como. The first stop is Cernobbio, famous for its villas; among the most beautiful is certainly Villa d'Este where you stop for a drink. Bellagio is next, with its wonderful views of the lake. Following a short break for lunch, the tour continues towards Lecco with a planned coffee break, before heading back to Milan. 1-Day Florence and Chianti Ferrari Tour Meet the Tour Director at an exclusive location outside Florence, and the scenic Via Chiantigiana through Greve in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, and Barberino Val d'Elsa to San Gimignano; here you stop for coffee at Relais La Collegiata. The drive continues towards Siena (famous for its Palio) with some free time to explore the medieval city and have lunch. In the afternoon, on the way back to Florence, the last stop is the charming Tuscan village of Radda in Chianti. Each tour is completely defined by your desires - it is the ultimate indulgence. Let us create the perfect vacation while you enjoy the thrill of the ride, relaxing in the knowledge that absolutely everything is taken care of!
Wellness center in Apulia.
Brindisi and 6 other cities.
Southern Hospitality: Wine & Culinary Trails of Pu...

Southern Hospitality: Wine & Culinary Trails of Puglia

As one of the most celebrated but often overlooked wine regions of Italy, Puglia offers visitors a true taste of Italy. The best wines of the region will be your guide on this eight-day trip to a mysterious and enchanting corner of Italy and of the Mediterranean. Puglia's most representative wines are red and rose' wines, however, the region also produces some interesting whites from local grapes. Distinctive tastes are achieved through time-honored methods of winemaking using Moscato of Trani, Verdeca, Malvasia of Salento, Primitivo, Salice Salentino and Negroamaro grapes. These grapes can be seen growing everywhere throughout the region.During the tour you will stop at different vineyards and will have the chance to sample the flavors that have made this region famous and you will also discover Puglia from its historical, artistic and architectural point of view. Each producer offers different local varietals accompanied by a selection of carefully chosen appetizers made by Puglian artisans from only the freshest ingredients. At a caseificio in Altamura you can watch expert cheese makers create what is truly one of the world's most delicious foods, while at a bakery you'll taste some of the best breads of Southern Italy!
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Sicily and 1 other city.
Fresh and Sicilian: The Healthy, Tasty Roots of Si...

Fresh and Sicilian: The Healthy, Tasty Roots of Sicilian Cuisine

About halfway between Palermo, on the north coast of Sicily, and Agrigento, on the south, lies one of the island's premier wineries and cooking schools - Regaleali, which has been in the family of Count Lucio Tasca since 1830. The almost 3,000 acre Regaleali estate and its cooking school draws culinary professionals from around the world and is practically self sufficient, producing most of the vegetables, fruits, wheat, olives, cheeses and meats used in the classes. In the charming country kitchen of Le Case Vecchie, immersed in the vineyards, you will learn to make authentic Sicilian dishes like sarde al beccafico (pan-fried fresh sardines) and arancini, the breaded rice balls consumed all over Sicily as a snack. Cooking lessons will be held daily under the expert guidance of the school's director, Fabrizia Tasca Lanza, an art and food historian who is the daughter of acclaimed cookbook writer, Anna Tasca Lanza. Choose from a 3-night or a 5-night package that includes accommodation in a room with private bath. Each hands-on lesson will feature seasonal ingredients produced on the estate and will end with a delectable meal paired with some of Tenuta Regaleali's exquisite wines.