Italy Tour

May 13 – 22, 2024
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The absolute, undisputed destination for 2023 is Italy.-Washington Post Dec. 31, 2022
Food, Friends, and Fun in the heart of Italy!?!

 

We will be touring four historic cities of Italy, staying within walking distance of the main sites, restaurants, etc. You will be accompanied by Brian and Dana Volmer, your personal travel coaches, they have been introducing people to their favorite places worldwide since 1991. This tour sold out in 2023 and we anticipate the same this year.  Visiting iconic Italian towns, eating at world class restaurants, sipping wine at our favorite piazzas, LETS GO” 

This Trip Includes:

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Private guided tours of Rome, Siena, Lucca and Florence.

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Hands-on cooking class and dinner. Learn to prepare a traditional Tuscan meal; pasta, roasted meats, wine pairings all with our private chef.

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Private Winery tour and tasting in the Tuscan Hills
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double occupancy, air-conditioned, private transportation to all tours and events

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9 nights lodging, double occupancy, air conditioned
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$150 value SWAG Bag 
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Full time accompaniment by Brian And Dana Volmer

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Places We’ll Visit

Rome - Colosseum at night

Rome (2 nights)

  • Our private guide will take us through historic Rome, The Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and much more. End the day in the Piazza della Rotunda, our favorite spot in the world to people watch, snack and have a glass of wine.
Rome - Colosseum at night

Siena (3 nights)

  • We will be staying at The Le Aquile, located one block from the historic Piazza del Campo in Siena, with beautifully restored rooms and the assistance of Andrea and Massimo, the owners. Siena has fabulous restaurants, world class shops along with its amazing history. In addition to our private cooking class and dinner, our guide will take us to the historic Duomo, Piazza del Campo and other classic sites of Siena.

Rome - Colosseum at night

Lucca (3 nights)

  • Staying at private guest homes inside the historic walled city. Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa, dine at Buca di Sant’Antonio, walk the walls, visit the shops, dine and enjoy.
Rome - Colosseum at night

Florence (1 night)

  • We will take a ½ day tour, visiting David, walking the Ponte Vecchio, touring the historic Duomo and more.

Tour Cost:

$3695 / person,
double occupancy

 

This tour is non refundable, trip insurance is strongly recommended. Trip insurance can be purchased at https://starrtravelinsurance.com/?agentcode=11104

Airfare is not included in this package. Participants should schedule flights into Rome (FCO) arriving May 12, 2024 and departing Florence (FLR) May 22 after 0830 AM. 

$2000 deposit is due with registration, the balance is due January 7, 2024

You can register below or email [email protected]

Testimonials from the 2023 Italy tour:

“what an amazing trip you two put on. Can’t wait to plan the next one with you guys!” Anna Fernandez, Italy 2023

“Italy is a trip I will never forget…so enjoyed spending the time with you guys and meeting the rest of the group. Thanks for all the hard work the two of you put into it.” Becky Ostaff, Italy 2023

Day by Day

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
May 13, 2024 

  • Accommodations: Hotel Navona Queen Rooftop or Similar

  • Arrive Rome and transfer to Hotel in the heart of Rome. Beautiful neighborhood with numerous restaurants and cafes within an easy walk.

    Group dinner for anyone who wants to join.

Day 2
May 14, 2024

  • Accommodations: Hotel Navona Queen Rooftop or Similar
  • 10:00 AM tour of Rome. We will tour the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Parthenon, Trevi Fountain and numerous other historic sites. Our private guide will meet us at 10:00 for our three hour tour.

Day 3
May 15, 2024

  • Accommodations: Le Aquile Siena

    Morning Breakfast then 10:00 train to Siena and our lodging at Le Aquile. Located one block from Piazza del Campo. We will be hosted by the owners Ada and Massimo.

Day 4,
July 12, 2023

  • Accommodations: Le Aquile Siena
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  • Private tour of Siena; including the famous Piazza del Campo, the Duomo di Siena and numerous other historic venues.

Day 5,
May 16, 2024

  • Accommodations: Le Aquile Siena
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  • Private tour of Siena including the famous Piazza del Campo, the Duomo di Siena and numerous other historic venues. 

    PM local wine tasting.

Day 6,
May 17, 2024

  • Accommodations: Le Aquile Siena
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  • We will be doing a hands-on cooking class. Led by our Chef we will learn how to prepare a traditional Tucsan meal of pasta and grilled meats. We will enjoy the results with wine pairings.

Day 7,
May 18, 2024

  • Accommodations: Private Guest homes within the Lucca walls. All units are within an easy walk of the Anfiteatro Romano and the concert venue.

    After a leisurely breakfast we will transfer to the Siena train station for our train to Lucca.

Day 8,
May 19, 2024

  • Accommodations: Private Guest homes within the Lucca walls. All units are within an easy walk of the Anfiteatro Romano and the concert venue.

    Late morning tour of Lucca including visits to the Anfiteatro Romano, the church of San Michele and numerous other sites.

    Evening group dinner at Buca di S’Antonio, one of the most famous restaurants in Italy and our personal favorite.

     

May 20, 2024

  • Accommodations: Private Guest homes within the Lucca walls. All units are within an easy walk of the Anfiteatro Romano and the concert venue.  
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  • A morning of leisure to be spent shopping, bike riding the walls of Lucca or simply wandering the town. 

    3 PM wine tasting and snacks in the hills of Tuscany.  Tenuto Adama Winery

Day 10,
May 21, 2024

  • Accommodations: Private Guest homes within the Lucca walls. All units are within an easy walk of the Anfiteatro Romano and the concert venue.

  • A morning of leisure to be spent shopping, bike riding the walls of Lucca or simply wandering the town. 

    3 PM wine tasting and snacks in the hills of Tuscany.  Tenuto Adama Winery

    Day 11,
    May 22, 2024

    • Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the Florence airport for your return home

    • Return to USA

       

Gorgeous view of Porto, Portugal Old Town

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