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EXCURSIONS for

Torino, October2011


Milan 1


MILAN EXCURSIONS  Milan’s guided walking tour (most popular sights).  Visit to the famous Brera’s Pinacoteque EURO 36,00* * Tentative quotation to be defined according to number of guests

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Lake Como 3


TOURS AROUND MILAN  Lake Como  Lake Maggiore

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Lake Como  Guided tour of the city and lake.  Lunch in a typical restaurant (three-courses meal+ beverages). EURO 98,00* * Tentative quotation to be defined according to number of guests

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TRIP TO COMO COMO:

Explore scenic Lake Como in Italy's beautiful Lake District on a day trip from Milan. The fashionable lakeside town of Como is just a short drive from Milan, surrounded by snowcapped mountains. After spending time shopping and dining in Como, you'll take a two-hour panoramic cruise on Lake Como to the enchanting village of Bellagio.

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Lake Maggiore 7


Lake Maggiore  Visit of Stresa and lake cruise, visit of the main islands EURO 70,00* * Tentative quotation to be defined according to number of guests

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TRIP TO LAKE MAGGIORE LAKE MAGGIORE:

Explore scenic Lake Maggiore in Italy's beautiful Lake District on a day trip from Milan. The fashionable lakeside town of Stresa is an approximate 1.5-hour drive from Milan and is surrounded by majestic snowcapped mountains. After spending some free time in Stresa, you'll take a two-hour panoramic boat cruise on Lake Maggiore, visiting the Borromean Islands – Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella. Lake Maggiore, also known as Lake Verbano, is the second-largest lake in Italy and is surrounded by picturesque villages. As you arrive in the lakeside town of Stresa, you will have free time to explore this quiet village, have a bite to eat or browse shops before heading out on the water on your boat cruise. On board the boat, you can admire the splendid lakeside villas and lush gardens; the mild Mediterranean climate ensures that an abundance of exotic and rare plants thrive year-round. Sit back and relax as you cruise around the Borromean Islands. Pass by Isola Madre before heading to Isola dei Pescatori. Next, it’s back on board the boat for a stop on the third island, Isola Bella, where you can visit the Borromean Palace and gardens or discover the many shops, boutiques and cafés housed in historic buildings. Finally, you will rejoin the boat and cruise back to Stresa for your return to Milan.

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Venice 10


TRIP TO VENICE •

Round Trip Milano-Venezia by bus; downtown guided walking tour (duration 1:30h). • Guided visit of San Mark’s Basilica (duration 1h). EURO 85,00* * Tentative quotation to be defined according to number of guests

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EXCURSION TO VENICE VENICE: Experience the beauty and glory of Venice for yourself on a day trip from Milan. Your full day tour includes a walking tour as well as the visit of St.Mark’s Church. With its singing gondoliers, exotic architecture and mysterious canals, Venice has been a fabled holiday destination for centuries. See this legendary city for yourself as you take in the sites by boat and on foot, exploring the maze of canals and laneways until you arrive at the incomparable St. Mark's Square.

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Verona 13


TRIP TO VERONA VERONA: • Walking tour • St. Zeno’s Basilica’s guided tour EURO 45,00 * Tentative quotation to be defined according to number of guests

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VERONA TOUR • • • • •

Round trip Milan-Verona. 2-hour-and-a-half guided tour Meeting at St. Zeno’s Basilica. Entry and visit of the basilica. Walking visit of the historical center: Giuliet’s tomb, Bra Square, Arena (exterior).

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Rome 16


ROME/HOTEL RADISSON BLU

Situated on the Esquiline Hill, the Radisson Blu es. Hotel, Rome boasts the perfect location in Rome's city centre. The hotel is adjacent to the Central Railway station and two minutes from the nearest terminal, simplifying travel to the best Rome attractions and the Rome airport. This hotel's location in Rome city centre places guests within walking distance of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, affording the perfect opportunity to explore the robust history of Rome, Italy.

The Radisson Blu es. Hotel, Rome offers 232 rooms spread over seven floors, including 27 suites and 14 handicapaccessible rooms. Each room highlights unique, innovative styles, linked by the minimalist philosophy of freedom from excess and spatial inhibitions. Challenging the separation between the bedroom and bathroom, this Rome accommodation incorporates impressive woodwork platforms and glass walls that maximise open space. Innovative design meets modern amenities, and Free high-speed, wireless Internet is accessible in every room. 17


ROME/RESTAURANTS

CUCINA PEPE Traditional Roman food, with the recovery of those recipes and ingredients that made her famous all over the world. The restaurant setting and its location are strictly linked to the utter simplicity of the Umbertine Rome from the late ‘800. The area is pedestrian, in front of the Roman’s waterworks ruins.

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ROME/RESTAURANTS LA MATRICIANA RESTAURANT It is cooked everywhere and imitated by many, but the original “amatriciana” was born in Amatrice. And it was just from this village in the Northern part of the Lazio region that one day, back in 1870, a very brave woman left. She arrived with her bundle – “mappatella” in Italian – near the old Termini Station in Rome. And there the woman started to prepare, with very poor means, the renowned “bucatini all’amatriciana” (large hollow spaghetti cooked according to the Amatrice recipe ndt) for some passing greengrocers. With the passing of time, enthusiastic Romans joined greengrocers going to the market in order to taste the appetizing bucatini of the “Amatriciana” (the woman coming from Amatrice). Later the restaurant enlarged to coincide with the construction of the old Costanzi Theatre (1890), later turned into Teatro dell’Opera (1929), and it became more and more well-known and important. The sign, due to a mispronunciation of the Roman dialect, became La Matriciana and the bucatini were renamed as the “5 P’s dish” – pasta, pancetta (bacon), pomodoro (tomato), pecorino (sheep’s milk cheese) and peperoncino (chilli) to which Aldo Fabrizi (a very famous Roman actor), pleasing restaurant’s guest, wished to add the 6th P with a witty remark in the Roman dialect: panza (the potbelly). Nowadays the restaurant, owned by the Crisciotti family, is run by Fabio and Mauro brothers, always together with their father Fortunato. Till today the place keeps the original structure of the Thirties. It has a typical Roman cookery, with new proposal for seasonal products, while the cellar tries to be always wellstocked, thanks to a particular attention paid by the two young restaurateurs, who are both Sommeliers at the A.I.S in Rome. 19


ROME/RESTAURANTS MONTE CARUSO RESTAURANT Since 1974 it offers customers, typical Lucane, Roman, and international recipes, home cooked pasta dishes, assorted cheeses and cured pork meats from Southern Italy “Lucania”, main courses of meat, stockfish according to Lucane recipes and the like. The wine cellar contains wines from all Italy with greater attention to the wines of the Lucania region. The three rooms composing the restaurant can accommodate up to 50 people max. The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxing.

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ROME/RESTAURANTS AL CAVALLINO BIANCO

“Al Cavallino Bianco� restaurant - where the D'Alesio family has been offering courtesy and good cuisine for the last fifty years - is set in the historical Esquilino district dating back to the time of Umberto I and within walking distance of the Colosseum. The warm and cosy environment is characterized by a wood-burning oven for the perfect pizza and by a wood-burning grill where savoury Danish, Chianina or national beef can be barbecued and served with wine nectar. Our clients also appreciate our restaurant for the exquisite and tasty "paranza" fish served, ( a mixture of trawl-net fish like codfish, red mullet, shrimps, anchovies, curled octopus, "ficassuages": variety of soles) either grilled or oven cooked. A white grand piano breaks the succession of rooms. Live music can be arranged on request. The restaurant can seat up to 160 persons. It has a private room for weddings, surprise birthday parties... and a smaller room where guests can savour a refreshing aperitif before a formal dinner or where we can organize short work meetings followed by a relaxing dinner amongst colleagues. 21


ROME/EXCURSIONS option 1 MORNING Visit to the Coliseum, walking along the Imperial Fora until Venice Square and Trevi’s Fountain.

AFTERNOON Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Navona Square and Saint Angel’s Castle

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ROME/EXCURSIONS option 2 MORNING St. Peter’s Church, walk towards Saint Angel’s Castle (outside), Navona’s Square

AFTERNOON Pantheon, Trevi’s Fountain, Venice Square, Imperial Fora and Coliseum

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QUOTATION PER PERSON Participation fee in double room – VAT included

Euro 337,00

FEES AVAILABLE FOR STAYS FROM MAY 11 TO 13 2012 APROXIMATIVE FEES TO BE DEFINED ON THE BASIS OF THE PARTICIPANTS’ NUMBER Quotations include:

•Accommodation for 2 nights/ 2 people in the mentioned hotel •2 dinners in the suggested restaurants •2 lunches in the suggested restaurants •Excursions as per programme

Quotations do not include:

•Admission fees •Air, train, transfers from/to airports and from/to railway stations (TO BE QUOTED UPON REQUEST)

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Florence 25


HOTEL/FLORENCE SANTA MARIA NOVELLA 4* Located steps away from Florence central train station, the Santa Maria Novella Hotel opens its windows onto the piazza with the same name. The view offers exclusive glances of Santa Maria Novella Cathedral. This hotel is a marvellous painting of history, art and culture dating back to the nineteenth century with the name of Hotel Nazionale, a stop for businessmen and artists from all over the world. The restoration, entrusted to Mrs. Marianna Gagliardi, architect, aims to an extreme detail care in the lacquered boiseries, the textiles, the drapes, the curtains, the French furnishings and the antiques. Today, the Santa Maria Novella Hotel is with no doubt the most chic address in Florence to visit the city from a privileged point of view. 26


RESTAURANTS/FLORENCE PEPERONCINO The Ristorante Peperoncino is just a short distance from Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, and the elegant streets of the city centre can be reached in just a short walk. The air that can be breathed inside the restaurant is of a revisited Tuscany that opens up to new shades of colours and atmospheres created with soft and warm lights, but it still preserves the characteristics that make it unique. The straw chairs colour the environment with sandy shades, just like the walls, the tables of a characteristic colour welcome a sober and elegant layout, corners of intimacy are created in which to enjoy dishes of Tuscan and Florentine tradition. 27


RESTAURANTS/FLORENCE 13 GOBBI RESTAURANT In the heart of the city centre and just a short walk from the most important hotels, the Trattoria "I Tredici Gobbi" is very popular and visited by Florentines as well as Italian and foreign tourists. Located in an epoch building, the restaurant has a family atmosphere and it proposes dishes that rigorously interpret the ancient recipes of the most genuine Tuscan cuisine.. 28


RESTAURANT/FLORENCE AL TREBBIO RESTAURANT The Al Trebbio Trattoria is located in the historical city centre of Florence, just a short walk from the Santa Maria Novella Square. The trattoria is typically Tuscan with a plain yet well looked after environment that makes you immediately feel at home and in the summer months guests can eat outside in the beautiful square in front of the trattoria. It offers all traditional Florentine dishes such as "ribollita" or "crespelle; the "tagliata alla frantoiana" is another speciality as well as the classical Florentine steak. To finish off a meal, a trolley of home-made desserts are available and are all accompanied by a very good wine list.

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RISTORANTI/FIRENZE

OSTERIA DI GIOVANNI In a warm and light setting, the Tuscan flavors are enhanced at all levels. An excellent Tuscan kitchen boasting meat and fish dishes. Rooms are furbished in the typical Tuscan style favouring conversation and happy moments. A perfect location to rediscover all recipes with a new twist!

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EXCURSIONS/FLORENCE MORNING Santa Maria Novella’s Square, Complesso Laurenziano, Santa Maria del Fiore’s Cathedral, Giotto’s Baptistery and Bell Tower

AFTERNOON Medici-Riccardi’s Palace, Signoria Square, Palazzo Vecchio, Loggia De' Lanzi, Santa Croce Church, Pazzi Chapel

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QUOTATION PER PERSON Participation fee in double room – VAT included

Euro 397,00

QUOTATIONS AVAILABLE FOR stays FROM 11 TO 13 MAY 2012 APROXIMATIVE QUOTATIONS TO BE DEFINED DEPENDING ON PARTICIPANTS’ NUMBER Quotations include:

•Accommodation for 2 nights/ 2 people in the mentioned hotel •2 dinners in the suggested restaurants •2 lunches in the suggested restaurants •Excursions as per programme

Quotations do not include:

•Admission fees •Air, train, transfers from/to airports and from/to railway stations (TO BE QUOTED UPON REQUEST)

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