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TOURS ACCOMMODATION SIGHTSEEING TRANSFERS RAIL VEHICLE HIRE BEYOND ITALY ART, HISTORY & CULTURE FOOD & WINE WALKING FAMILY HOLIDAYS


THE STORY OF CIT

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A long time ago in a boot-shaped country far away in Europe, C.I.T stood for ‘Compagnia Italiana Turismo’ – or the ‘Italian travel company’. CIT is a family-run business with over 45 years’ experience and a passion and knowledge that comes from truly ‘living’ (and loving!) the destination. Today, CIT are still the original ‘Italy travel specialists’. And so the story continues…

Front cover: Alberobello Front cover & inside cover photographs by courtesy of photographer Janinelisa Loveridge www.loverofitaly.com


Dream, discover...experience Italy The CIT Travel Experience ITALIAN DESTINATION SPECIALISTS

CIT know Italy because we go...again and again. We draw on our personal Italy travel experiences, our travel teams’ Italian (and European) heritage and ongoing destination training. We share our love of Italy with you and recommend the best way to discover and experience the Bel Paese (beautiful country). FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED FOR OVER 45 YEARS IN AUSTRALIA

That’s good for you because CIT understand the value of people and long term relationships. We have stood the test of time by giving personal service, building trust and strong supplier and client partnerships. And with our team’s wealth of Italian (insider) knowledge, you can rest easy knowing that we get what’s important when planning your dream Italian holiday. BOOK BEFORE YOU GO

Plan and secure your Italian travel experience before you leave home. With easy CIT online quotes and bookings with guaranteed hotels, Italian villas and tour departures across Italy, even in high season. That means no waiting in queues for rail tickets or must-see sights, day tours and taxis. And you won’t miss out on the best Italy has to offer. Now, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the journey. ONE STOP SHOP FOR ITALY

Of course, being Italian experts, CIT has the best available hotel, villas, tour, car and Europe rail rates and the most extensive product range on Italy. Feel like staying in an Italian villa in Sicily…or even walking or cooking your way through the regions? We can do all that…and more. And that’s good news because you don’t need to go anywhere else when planning and booking your next Italian travel experience.

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MAP OF ITALY

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ITALIAN PLACES TO SEE • Rome, the Eternal city • Renaissance Florence • Romantic Venice • Magnificent Milan • Tuscany & Umbria countryside

CIT’S ITALY WHEN IN ITALY EXPLORE BY CAR EXPLORE BY RAIL ART, HISTORY & CULTURE TOURS FOOD & WINE TOURS FAMILY FUN TOURS WALKING TOURS CRUISING PRE & POST PACKAGES  ITALY TOURS FROM ROME 

• Lake Como & the Italian Lakes

CENTRAL ITALY

• Cinque Terre & the Italian Riviera (Liguria)

ROME

• Amalfi Coast – Capri, Positano & Sorrento • Cosmopolitan Sicily • Abruzzo – the real Italy • Puglia – the rustic south • Ancient Matera in Basilicata

10 THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT ITALY 1 Italian food (la cucina Italiana) – pizza, pasta, prosciutto… and cheese! 2 Wine (vino) and aperitivo 3 Gelato 4 Olives/olive oil 5 Tiramisu 6 Espresso/coffee 7 Piazzas 8 Scooters, Vespas and Fiats 9 Italian style (shopping and fashion) 10 La lingua Italiana

HELPFUL ITALIAN WORDS & GREETINGS • Buongiorno – good morning or day • Per favore – please • Grazie – thank you • Grazie mille – many thanks • Buon pomeriggio – good afternoon • Buona sera – good evening (from around 4pm) • Arrivederci – goodbye • Ciao – casual hello and goodbye • Stazione – railway station • Mangiare – eating Mangia, mangia! – eat, eat! • Gabinetto – WC or toilet • Scusi – excuse me • Ristorante – restaurant • Chiuso – closed • Aperto – open • Saldi – sales (shops) • Dov'e'...? – Where is...?

Map City Packages Day Tours Hotels & Apartments

FLORENCE Map City Packages Day Tours Hotels Villas & Apartments

TUSCANY Map Tours Hotels Lucca Siena Pisa San Gimignano Tuscan Countryside Villas & Apartments

UMBRIA Map Tours Hotels Assisi Spoleto Orvieto Perugia Villas & Apartments

ABRUZZO Tours

EMILIA ROMAGNA & SAN MARINO San Marino Hotels Emilia Romagna Tours Bologna Hotels Bologna Day Tour

NORTHERN ITALY VENICE & VENETO Venice Map Venice City Packages & Tour Venice Boating Holidays Venice Day Tours Venice Hotels & Apartments Verona Hotels Padua Hotels Arcugnano – Vicenza Hotels Cortina Hotels

TRENTO & THE DOLOMITES Dolomites Tour

MILAN & LOMBARDY Map City Packages Day Tours Hotels & Apartments

PIEDMONT Turin Hotels Piedmont Tour

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CINQUE TERRE & LIGURIA Map Tours Day Tours Hotels & Apartments Cinque Terre Genoa Levanto La Spezia Moneglia Portovenere Rapallo Santa Margherita Sestri Levante Portofino

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Naples Hotels Sorrento Map Sorrento City Tour Sorrento Day Tours  Sorrento Hotels & Villas Ischia Hotels  Capri Hotels & Villa 

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Map  136 Tours  136-139 Day Tours  139 Hotels, Villas & Apartments  140-147 Amalfi  140 Positano  141-143, 145-147 Praiano 144, 146-147 Ravello 144

PUGLIA  Tours  Day Tours  Hotels  Alberobello  Bari  Lecce  Otranto  Ostuni  Villas & Apartments 

BASILICATA & CALABRIA  Tour  Hotels  Matera  Reggio Calabria  Tropea 

SICILY  Map  Tours  Day Tours  Hotels  Catania  Palermo  Taormina  Ragusa  Agrigento  Siracusa  Cefalu  Villas & Apartments 

AEOLIAN ISLANDS  Hotels  Tours 

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Map 108 Tours 109 Lake Como Day Tours 110 Lake Como Hotels, Villas & Apartments 111-115 Lake Garda Hotels 116 Lake Maggiore Hotels 116

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Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome

CIT’S ITALY Introducing our new style ‘Italy’ brochure, designed to help you plan your dream Italian holiday experience. Here are a few tips on how it works.

Choose Your Own Adventure Mix and match your accommodation style with your preferred mode of transport, then add extras like transfers, day trips and tours. There’s a travel experience for everyone – from independent travellers to groups and families.

CIT Recommends We can tailor the perfect holiday just for you – from budget to luxury to family-friendly, from activity-packed adventure to 'stay a while' relaxation.

Travel Styles Escorted Group Tours Discover Italy on an escorted group tour with frequent departures from Rome, Milan, Venice, Palermo and Catania, showcasing the highlights of Italy and providing great value for money. Boutique Tours For those who prefer to travel in smaller groups, check out our range of boutique tours. These journeys usually focus on a specific region and specialise in a particular experience such as food and wine, cooking or walking, and offer you an overall more intimate touring experience.

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Independent Travel These itineraries offer the flexibility to mix and match your accommodation style with your preferred mode of transport, and then add extras like transfers, day trips and tours (that may or may not include other guests). We can create your own unique journey to suit your interests and budget. Private Tours For the ultimate travel experience we can offer most tours on a private basis. We can adjust or enhance the itineraries to suit your plans and you can enjoy a totally personalised service accompanied by your very own English speaking private guide. Private Group Tours If you’d like to explore Italy with your own group of friends or family, an association, school or work group, then we can create the perfect customised itinerary for you. CIT Experiences Italy has so much to offer whether it is art, history and culture, a walking adventure, a foodie encounter or a combination. Our travel experts are committed to tailoring your perfect holiday. Use these helpful icons to work out what style of travel suits you. If you need a recommendation, talk to one of our Italy specialists today.

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OUR AIRLINE PARTNERS Fly to Italy (and Europe) with our preferred premium airline partners including: Emirates, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Etihad, Alitalia, Qatar and Cathay Pacific. Ask for our best available air and land deals and save.

STOPOVERS With our best available airfares to Europe, we can also book your stopover holiday along the way. Hotels, transfers, tours and packages in all major European stopover cities including: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Ask for details.

Cinque Terre, Liguria

TRANSFERS In all major Italian cities we can arrange transfers from the airport or main train station to your hotel and vice versa. Booking your transfers before you travel not only saves time and effort when you arrive after a long international flight, it also gets you straight to your hotel door, with all your luggage in one piece. So you can begin your holiday straight away – without navigating public transport with

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Getting There heavy luggage, negotiating taxi fares in a foreign language or getting lost before your adventure even begins!

Beyond Italy We understand that you may be combining your Italy experience with other European destinations. Whether you want to explore Paris, London, Switzerland or more we can assist with all your arrangements.

Venice

Accommodation CIT hotels, apartments and villas across Italy are small to medium sized, sometimes family-run, often centrally located and in historic buildings. They are chosen for their charm and style, Italian hospitality and the relationship built with them over time. This means we can personally recommend the accommodation that best suits you. Fear not. You won’t find yourself in a large, impersonal, modern hotel that caters for large coach groups and conferences.

APARTMENTS AND VILLAS Apartments and villas usually have self-contained cooking and laundry facilities and are ideal for families and groups. Live like a local in a city apartment. Stay one night or base yourself in a villa in the Tuscan countryside for a week. And for freedom to explore the local area we recommend renting a car.

As a rough guide, the following hotel star ratings are a good indication to the facilities and standard you can expect. All CIT hotel rates include breakfast. A moderate property with private facilities, centrally located or close to public transport. A standard property offering clean and comfortable rooms. Affordable and suitable for a family. A superior hotel offering above average to very good facilities. A luxury hotel offering a full range of facilities and exceptional service.

NOTE: an Italy City Tax applies on hotels depending on star ratings and is payable direct per person per night.

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Italy is a dream destination that travellers return to again and again. People travel to this beautifully diverse country to: • discover the Italian way of living • explore its rich cultural treasures and ancient civilisations • gaze upon timeless picture-perfect landscapes and • savour world-loved Italian food and wine. Italy is… the past and present juxtaposed in one incredibly diverse ‘boot shaped’ country with its timeless beauty, remains of ancient civilisations and wonderous art and architecture around every corner. Discover Italy from north to south… region by amazing region (there are 20!). Immerse yourself in the local traditions, converse with the Italian people and learn the Italian way – with a touch of la lingua Italiana (Italian language) and a whole lot of cucina Italiana (Italian cuisine)! There are so many things to love about Italy… and your Italian journey starts here.

WHEN IN

ITALY

Have you ever pictured yourself in Italy? Pizza, pasta and piazze… Aperitivo, cheese and vino… Narrow winding alleyways, rolling green hills with olive groves and vineyards, ancient ruins and cultural masterpieces… and the sparkling waters of the sun-kissed Mediterranean.

Do:

Don't:

• TRY OUT A FEW ITALIAN WORDS Buongiorno, per favore, grazie, buonasera and arrivederci are all helpful greetings. ‘ciao’ is used willy-nilly in Italy especially by younger folk but, it is a casual greeting, so only use it when it has been used by a local first.

• LOOK LIKE A TOURIST No visible bum-bags, passport neck wallets or a camera slung over your shoulder. There are far better and more stylish options available these days.

• STAY COOL IN SUMMER Book a hotel with A/C (or a fan) or even a villa with pool and plan to visit outdoor tourist attractions in the cooler parts of the day. Rest indoors or in a gallery, church, museum or shady park during the heat of the day. • EAT GELATO every day, especially in summer. • LEAVE A TIP WITH YOUR MEAL OR APERITIF Being a waiter is a respected career choice in Italy and not a casual job. 15% is usually added to your bill in restaurants, cafes and hotels to cover service charges. • RESPECT A DIFFERENT CULTURE Wear comfortable and appropriate clothes. Italy is a Roman Catholic country and, despite what you believe, it is respectful to cover your shoulders and knees when in a church or sacred place. • KEEP AN OPEN MIND There are lots of Italians living in a very old country with lots of visitors, every day, in their backyards so to speak. There are often crowds-people trying to enjoy their holidays and locals going about their daily lives. It’s good to stay calm and be flexible. And respectful. After all, you are on holiday. • LIVE LA DOLCE VITA Ah the sweet life. Relax and savour your Italian experience. As they say, when in Rome…

• BUY WATER BOTTLES IN ROME Buy one then use the many natural spring water fountains around the city, and other Italian cities too. You won’t get sick and you will help the environment. • DRIVE LIKE A TOURIST Italians drive assertively and don’t follow the same road rules as in Australia. Be confident, stay on the right (overtake on the left) and keep calm. If there are no signs, go straight ahead until otherwise indicated. And don’t forget to take out insurance on your rental car! • EXPECT THE SAME AS HOME Pasta is an entrée not a main meal. It’s not drowned in sauce or liberally seasoned. Pizzas (thin crust) are often eaten whole. That’s one per person not a share experience for the whole family. Café the Italian way. Milky lattes and cappucinos are enjoyed before 11am. Espressos are taken after meals and throughout the day, usually standing at the bar (it's cheaper too!). Wine (vino) is generally enjoyed with food, not on its own. Aperitivo is a pre-dinner drink, from 5pm and usually a birra or spirit mix enjoyed seated with a little (complimentary salty) snack. A liqueur like grappa or limoncello (or sambuca or Frangelico!) is taken after the meal as a digestive. Italians observe lunch as their main daily meal, take a siesta (nap) in summer during the heat of the day and eat dinner late… often walking, chatting and eating gelato in the cool of the evening. What a great idea! • TRAVEL WITH TOO MUCH LUGGAGE There are many old cobbled streets, lots of stairs to climb and small lifts. Car boots are small, train compartments are crowded so if you want to save your back and energy, pack smart and light.

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WHEN IN ITALY | EXPLORE BY CAR

Scenic coastal road, Amalfi

AN ITALIAN ROAD TRIP

EXPLORE BY CAR Staying in a villa in the Italian countryside? Looking for authentic local food and long lunches as you go? Want to linger longer in a beautiful village or hill town? No problem. Self drive holidays give you the freedom to explore your own way in your own time. No early starts, no crowds or being herded around. And many roads to discover off the beaten tourist track with only you in charge of your dream Italian travel experience.

The Best Car For You

Car Rental

Remember to consider your travel needs before choosing the best car for you. How much luggage will you have? Are you more comfortable driving manual or automatic? If you are driving for more than 21 days, car leasing a brand new vehicle might be a better, more affordable option. The choice is yours.

For total freedom and independent travel, why not hire a car and experience the picture postcard countryside first hand, and at your leisure. In some Italian (and European) cities, vehicular access is limited. We can advise the best hotel choice and car parking options available across Italy.

ITALIAN EXPERIENCES • The best way to discover Tuscany, Umbria and other, less-travelled regions is by car. • Our Slow Food self drive itineraries include Italian regional highlights, seasonal food and wine and charming pre -booked hotels. All you need to do is drive and follow the map! • CIT can tailor a self drive itinerary to suit your needs and book your accommodation in various locations along the way. NOTE: driving in Italy and Europe is on the right hand side, overtaking on the left. Carrying an international driving licence is recommended.

We offer competitive car hire rates and can let you know about the latest early bird deals or special offers. Contact us for more information.

We offer great Avis and Maggiore Italy (and Europe) car rental prices.

Car Leasing If you are travelling to Europe for over 3 weeks, car leasing is an affordable (tax free) transport option, allowing you the freedom to travel all over Europe, hassle free from 21 to 170 days. The longer you lease, the lower the daily rate. We have great car leasing deals/rates with Renault Eurodrive.

Established since 1955

TAX FREE EUROPEAN CAR LEASING Discover Europe at your own pace in a brand new Renault car! Established since 1955, Renault Eurodrive is a tax free leasing programme which gives you the freedom to travel all over Europe hassle free at a great price from 21 to 170 days. The longer you lease a car, the lower the daily rate will be. Book and pay prior to your departure from Australia and enjoy a brand new Renault of your choice with: • Unlimited kilometres • Minimum age 18 years • Full insurance with No Excess in 42 countries • No upper age limit • Possibility to pick-up and drop-off in 32 depots • 24/7 roadside assistance in Europe • Full factory warranty • No additional driver charge • Great alternative to car rental All models are left-hand drive and are equipped with air-conditioning, ABS brakes and airbags, emergency brake assist, CD/Radio player, ignition cut-off system, remote central locking, electric

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EXPLORE EUROPE

BY RAIL

Book all your Italy and Europe travel in the one place with CIT. Combine your rail travel with hotels and city tours, day trips and something uniquely Italian. From Rome to Venice to Sorrento… and everything in between, rail travel in Italy (and across Europe) really is the easiest way to travel.

Travelling by rail is also one of the fastest and most cost effective ways to travel around Italy and Europe and we have access to a wide range of options including Eurail, Eurostar, BritRail, Italian Rail Passes (Trenitalia and Italo), Swiss Rail, Thalys and SNCF as well as most single country European Passes covering all the major rail networks across Europe. Most Europe Rail including point to point rail tickets, first and second class, seat reservations and discount rail travel can be booked before you depart Australia.

Rail Passes & Tickets Across Europe • Point to point rail tickets • Italian train travel – Trenitalia and Italo NTV • High speed European trains – Eurostar, TGV, Thalys • European passes – Eurail, BritRail, German Rail, France Rail • Multi country passes and Open tickets • Swiss Travel System • Venice Simplon – Orient – Express Don't forget, some of the world's great rail journeys are in Italy and Europe.

CIT Recommends • France and Italy – Paris to Rome via the Swiss Alps • Two Rivieras – Nice (France) to Liguria (Italy) via Cinque Terre • Italian Art Cities – Milan/Rome – Florence – Venice (via Italian Lakes and Alps) • South of Rome – to Naples – to Amalfi Coast – to Sicily • Scenic Rail Journeys of Switzerland

The Matterhorn, Switzerland

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Switzerland

Discover the diversity of Italy with its stunning landscapes, historic cities and incredible food and wine. With 17,000 kilometres of rail and thousands of trains running daily, train travel in Italy puts you on the right track to enjoy it all. There is no greater experience or more beautiful sight than arriving in Venice by train and walking out of the station to see the Grand Canal before your eyes. Relax along the Amalfi Coast or enjoy Italy’s vast amount of art and culture – everything is just a train ride away.

Nestled in the heart of Europe, Switzerland offers spectacular mountain panoramas, alpine peaks glittering with snow, gushing waterfalls in hidden valleys and crystal blue lakes. Public transport works like clockwork and makes travelling around Switzerland a breeze. The Swiss Travel System presents 27,000 captivating kilometres of public transport and includes rail, lake steamers, postal buses and city transport lines – all synchronised for easy connections. We offer a variety of journeys throughout Switzerland including the iconic scenic trains such as the Glacier Express, Golden Pass Line, Bernina Express, the Wilhelm Tell Express and the Chocolate train.

Frecciarossa / Frecciargento The famed Trenitalia high-speed trains are a great way to travel across the country, from major art cities to the romantic countryside. Enjoy citycentre to city-centre travel, frequent connections, excellent service, new cutting-edge design with large, comfortable seats and tasty Italian food on board. Frecciarossa and Frecciagento 1000 trains also feature complimentary Wifi in all classes of service.

Italo

5 reasons to travel by train 1 The most affordable and efficient way to travel. Rome to Milan in only 3 hours. 2 Arrive in city centres ready to explore. No waiting at airports or in taxi queues. 3 Flexible and stress free – all you have to worry about is making your next train connection! 4 Rail networks link Italy with neighbouring European countries – Switzerland, France and Austria are just across the border (and mountains). Why drive when you can go by rail and enjoy the view? 5 Rail transport is one of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly modes of transport.

Italo’s design, utmost comfort, onboard services and exclusive service centres at their stations awaken the pleasure of train travel. High-speed yet affordable, you’ll enjoy Italo’s leather seats while staying connected with Wifi in all four classes. APPROXIMATE ITALY RAIL JOURNEY TIMES Rome – Florence

1 hour 30 mins

Rome – Naples

1 hour 10 mins

Rome – Milan

3 hours

Rome – Venice

3 hours 30 mins

Florence – Venice

2 hours

Milan – Venice

2 hours 30 mins

EXPLORE EUROPE BY RAIL

Italy

France There’s no better product than the France Rail Pass to simplify your France travel. Like any rail pass, it offers unlimited rail travel throughout France but also goes the extra mile – guaranteeing attractive deals, even when booking at the last minute. Versatile, it adapts to everyone’s travel needs while also entitling its holder to exclusive bonuses and discounted fares on international high-speed and night trains to and from France. With a France Rail Pass, the possibilities are endless!

Britain and more Ride the British rails to the land of royals and roof-raising pubs. From the cliffs of Dover to the Scottish Highlands, enjoy the dramatic transition in countryside and culture between north and south on Britain’s numerous rail lines. We can help you explore the big cities like London and Edinburgh, as well as quaint countryside villages. Say “cheers” to the United Kingdom with our selection of BritRail passes.

Eurostar For high speed travel between main cities like London, Paris and Brussels the Eurostar is the perfect answer. This high-speed railway service connects London with Avignon, Brussels, Lille, Lyon, Marseille and Paris traversing the Channel Tunnel. Travellers can choose between business premier, standard premier or standard class.

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Vernazza

ITALY

RAIL PACKAGES Explore Italy by rail and consider one of our suggested packages or, if you prefer, we can tailor a rail itinerary especially for you.

Highlights of Italy by Rail 9 days / 8 nights

Sorrento & Capri by Rail FROM

$770*

4 days / 3 nights

INCLUDES

INCLUDES

• 8 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available) • Breakfast daily • Standard class rail tickets Rome/ Florence/Venice (upgrades available) •A  rrival transfer from Rome airport to hotel • Ancient Rome walking tour • Florence walking tour • Gondola ride

• 3 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available) • Breakfast daily • Standard class rail tickets Rome/ Naples (upgrades available) • Arrival transfer from Naples station to Sorrento • Capri tour

Explore the magnificent art cities of Italy – Rome, Florence and Venice, staying in centrally located hotels and travelling between cities by rail. Discover ancient Rome and enjoy a walking tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatino Hill with priority entrance to the archaeological area. Immerse yourself in the Renaissance architecture and impressive artwork in Florence and see the historical central market, the Piazza del Duomo to admire the impressive cathedral and Ponte Vecchio, the famous bridge over the Arno River. Continue to Venice and soak up the romantic atmosphere on board a gondola. Enjoy time at leisure to explore these splendid cities at your own pace.

FROM

$567*

Uncover the beauty of the Campania region on this mini rail tour from Rome. Travel by high speed train from Rome to Naples and spend three nights in beautiful Sorrento. Enjoy the spectacular views overlooking the Bay of Naples and explore the charming old town on foot or sit and watch the world go by in one of the many piazzas. Experience an excursion to the captivating island of Capri. Enjoy a guided tour of the island by minibus followed by free time to stroll along the cobbled streets, admire the elegant boutiques or simply relax at the beach. DEPARTS May – Oct: Daily

DEPARTS Daily

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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ITALY RAIL PACKAGES

Lake Como

Venice

Milan

Florence & Cinque Terre by Rail

Milan & Lake Como by Rail

5 days / 4 nights

5 days / 4 nights

FROM

$828*

INCLUDES

INCLUDES

• 4 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available) • 4 breakfasts & 2 dinners • Standard class rail tickets Florence/ La Spezia • Arrival transfer Florence airport to hotel • Florence walking tour • One day Cinque Terre card

• 4 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available) • Breakfast daily • Standard class rail tickets Milan/ Lake Como (upgrades available) • Arrival transfer Milan airport to hotel • Milan City & Last Supper tour

FROM

$573*

Journey from Tuscany to Liguria and combine these two fascinating and beautiful areas of Italy.

Discover Italy’s Lombardy region from the fashion and style centre of Milan to the jewel like oasis of Lake Como.

Spend two nights in Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance, and enjoy a walking tour to see the historical central market, the Piazza del Duomo to admire the impressive cathedral and Ponte Vecchio, the famous bridge over the Arno River. Continue by rail to La Spezia, your gateway to the spectacular Cinque Terre, to see the five villages suspended between sea and earth, clinging to cliffs and surrounded by green hills. Experience a full day, equipped with the Cinque Terre card, exploring by train and on foot at your leisure.

Take in Milan’s highlights and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Santa Maria delle Grazie to admire the Last Supper, one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s greatest masterpieces. See the medieval Sforza Castle and the splendid Duomo and Milan’s most famous Opera House, the fabulous La Scala theatre. Journey by rail to the stunning Lake Como, a favoured spot of the rich and famous, and explore the charming lakeside villages at your leisure or choose one of our optional sightseeing tours (extra cost).

DEPARTS Apr – Oct: Daily

DEPARTS Mar – Oct: Daily

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Colosseum, Rome

ITALY’S TREASURES

ART, HISTORY & CULTURE Age old traditions, awe-inspiring art and architectural masterpieces that have influenced western civilisation and the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world. Italy is full of cultural riches, ancient ruins and the famous names of Michelangelo, da Vinci and the Renaissance.

From pre-Roman times to the present, Italy holds the key to ancient times and civilisations, its history preserved in town centres (centro storico) and unique landscapes across the country. From Greek temples and Roman cities, Etruscan walls and Norman cathedrals, Italy is full to the brim of world famous art, architectural and historic masterpieces. The major art cities of Rome, Venice and Florence, and many smaller towns, are open air museums full of cultural treasures and recognised heritage sites themselves.

Italian Treasures Not To Miss • When in Rome Visit the ancient Roman Colosseum, Forum and the Pantheon, Bernini’s magnificent fountains in Piazza Navona, artist Raphael's paintings and sculptures in Borghese Gallery and, of course, the iconic baroquestyle Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. And don’t miss the Capitoline Wolf, a world famous bronze sculpture inspired by the founding of Rome legend and located at the Musei Capitolini. •V  atican City Take in the smallest city state in the world, surrounded by Rome. See St. Peter's Basilica and Square, the Vatican Museums full of ancient archives, Roman sculptures and Renaissance frescoes, baroque gardens, and, of course, the Sistine Chapel, famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings including The Creation of Adam. • Renaissance Florence is set alongside the River Arno spanned by picturesque Ponte Vecchio. It is home to Michelangelo’s much loved sculpture of David at Galleria dell’Accademia, Botticelli’s Renaissance masterpiece Birth of Venus and other masterpieces in the Uffizi Gallery. Visit Brunelleschi’s iconic Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral with its magnificent green and red marble façade and the largest brick dome in the world. Don’t miss the fascinating Vasari Corridor, Giotto’s Florentine-Gothic style Campanile Tower and St. John’s octagonal Baptistry, with its Gates of Paradise named by Michelangelo, an example of Florentine Romanesque architecture and one of the oldest buildings in the city.

Fresco in Abruzzo

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ART, HISTORY & CULTURE TOURS

Florence

Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

The Story of Amalfi

• Cultural wonders of Milan See Leonardo da Vinci’s world famous mural, The Last Supper in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie and marvel at the Duomo Cathedral, one of Italy’s few examples of late Gothic architecture. And the world famous Teatro alla Scala, Milan’s must visit opera house.

Language Classes

• Ancient Greek temples and theatres scattered across Sicily, Puglia and Calabria regions in the south.

Painting Holidays

• Norman cathedrals in Monreale, Cefalu and Palermo in Sicily.

What could be more idyllic than sitting in front of an easel, paintbrush in hand, as you attempt to capture the landscape before you? The classic cityscapes, and natural beauty of Italy’s diverse landscapes, with the almost translucent light of Tuscany, Venice and Sicily, provide inspiration for budding and accomplished artists alike. Add a variety of sightseeing excursions into the mix and some delicious Italian food and wine, and you’ve got the recipe for a relaxing and enriching holiday.

• Etruscan architecture Walls, city gates and arches – some of the best remaining examples of this pre-Roman civilisation found in Volterra and the Maremma in Tuscany and Perugia in Umbria. • Mosaic and fresco masterpieces found in churches, caves and ancient Roman ruins and cities across Italy, from Pompeii in Campania to the early Christian mosaics in Rome’s catacombs. • Baroque city of Lecce in Puglia in Italy’s south, largely influenced by ancient Greek, Arab and Norman civilisations and a UNESCO World Heritage site. • Venice and its Carnevale Art city extraordinaire with its Byzantine inspired St. Mark's Basilica, Doges Palace and ornately decorated buildings and bridges. Visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice Biennale and the famous La Fenice Theatre – an entire city full of art masterpieces including the stunning 16 foot high Renaissance painting Madonna di Ca’ Pesaro by Titian.

To really embrace the culture and customs of Italy, why not learn a little lingua Italiana? We can arrange your study and stay at various language courses across Italy – choose from Florence, Rome, Siena, Milan and Verona.

Guided Tours with Art, Culture & History Experience iconic Italian landmarks and hidden gems on escorted or boutique regional tours through the diverse regions of Italy. Or do-it-yourself, walking or self drive, following a travel plan designed just for you. Ask for details.

And much, much more…

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Sicilian cannoli

BUON APPETITO

TASTES OF ITALY Eat and drink your way around Italy – savour Italian flavours and experience some of the world’s best food and wine.

Italian food is made and eaten with love. Traditional recipes are passed on from generation to generation, eaten and enjoyed al fresco with family and friends. A celebration of seasonal produce, which pays homage to the traditional ways of eating and drinking – simple and authentic flavours, a feast for the five senses! From north to south, the flavours of Italy are as diverse as they are famous. In Northern Italy rice, polenta, butter and game feature heavily due to availability of local produce and proximity to neighbouring countries with their rich mountain – inspired cuisines. The popular digestive grappa is from the northern Alps and has traditionally been used for all types of ailments… and perhaps also for warmth! Turin and the Piedmont region is known for chocolate, including much loved Nutella, truffles and agnoletti pasta and home of the famous aperitifs, Campari and Martini and Rossi vermouth. It’s also the birthplace of the now worldwide Slow Food movement.

Emilia Romagna is a food lover's paradise with world famous bolognese sauce, aged balsamic vinegar, and parmigiano reggiano, real parmesan cheese found throughout the region. When in Tuscany, try a famous Florentina steak and go wine tasting in the classic wine regions of Chianti and Montepulciano. In Umbria, try local delicacy, tartufo nero, black truffles, with their distinctive earthy flavour used in many dishes. The food of the south is the soul of Italy with rustic Mediterranean flavours, rich spicy tomato sauces and almost exclusive use of olive oil in cooking. A must try dish from Campania is spaghetti puttanesca, made from olives, tomatoes, anchovies and capers, and the most loved Italian cheese of all, mozzarella di bufala, made from the milk of local water buffaloes. Sorrento is home of delicious limoncello liqueur made from abundant lemons grown along the Amalfi Coast.

In Lombardy, the specialties are minestrone, risotto alla Milanese and hearty Osso Buco, best enjoyed with an aged local red wine like Valtellina Superiore.

Sicilian food has been influenced by diverse cultures over many centuries and is rich in the fruits of the land and sea. Best known dishes are vitello al Marsala and arancini, deep fried rice balls and sweet fortified Marsala wine from the west coast town of the same name. Sicilian sweets based on almonds include sweet pastry cannoli and cassata. Don’t miss Sicilian granita, a semi frozen dessert enjoyed at any time of the day.

The Ligurian region’s food is all about the sea and quite distinct from the other northern regions. Pesto alla Genovese, basil pesto sauce, is the region's claim to fame.

The Island of Sardinia has its own flavours and even a liqueur of its own. Mirto, made from local berries is best enjoyed after a full Sardinian feast.

From Veneto comes the magnificent Italian sparkling wine, prosecco, enjoyed on its own or in the popular cocktail, Bellini. A classic Venetian dish is risi e bisi (rice and peas) and arguably the world’s favourite Italian dessert, tiramisu, is also Venetian.

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The central and southern regions of Italy have their own flavours and specialties. The food of Abruzzo and Puglia is cucina povera, peasant food, with simple seasonal ingredients cooked into hearty dishes that embody the produce of the land.

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FOOD & WINE TOURS

Parmigiano Reggiano from Emilia Romagna

Have fun and learn the art of Italian cooking

Semifreddo

Italy Cooking Holidays

Slow Food Tours

The recipe for an Italian cooking holiday is a combination of amazing private villas in Italy's most beautiful regions, learning and perfecting Italian dishes from some of the best local chefs, while having fun and experiencing Italy.

Slow Food was founded by Carlo Petrini in Italy in 1986 with the initial aim to defend regional traditions, good food, gastronomic pleasure and a slow pace of life.

Relaxed and hands-on, the cooking lessons take place in the villa kitchen. Work in small groups with local chefs who are passionate about cooking and sharing their knowledge. Learn new skills and create traditional regional recipes using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Italian food is simple and tasty and you will take home recipes to create and enjoy in your own kitchen. Join a small group cooking week in Tuscany, Puglia and Sicily. See pages 63, 151 and 163 or ask us for details.

Embodying the Slow Food principles of sustainable, traditionally produced cuisine, we offer a carefully crafted range of small group and self drive tours to introduce you to a variety of regional specialities and the people who create them. Each gourmet journey is packed with authentic gastronomic experiences. For a small group Slow Food experience in Tuscany, Campania or Sicily led by an English speaking tour guide. See pages 62, 137 and 164 or ask us for details.

Foodie Tours Want to cook la cucina Italiana with locals in a country farmhouse or join a regional cooking school, experiencing the passion and tastes of Italy? For more cooking and tasting experiences, check out these tours scattered throughout the brochure: Buon Appetito Rome (page 34), Good Tastes of Tuscany (page 48), Walks and Tastes of Tuscany (page 60), Umbrian Appetites (page 77), Tastes of Abruzzo (page 80), Essence of Abruzzo (page 81), Back Roads of Abruzzo (page 82) and Buon Appetito Amalfi Coast (page 138).

Or if you prefer a more independent style of travel, consider one of our food and wine self drive tours following a prearranged and recommended itinerary driving through some of Italy’s most beautiful regions including Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Piedmont, Puglia and Sicily. See pages 64, 84, 107, 150 and 162 or ask us for details.

And as they say in Italy, buon appetito (good appetite) and salute (cheers).

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Colosseum, Rome

FAMILY FUN

ITALY FOR KIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Italy, the land of the bambini, is a family friendly destination where your kids will be welcomed and accepted with open arms.

Travelling opens horizons and exposes kids to new places, people, cultures and languages. It is important to implant curiosity and a thirst for knowledge into your children’s hearts at an early age so that their passion, interests and talents will blossom! Italy provides the perfect opportunity to do this whilst enjoying a fun filled, educational holiday. The Italian cities offer extraordinary sights and experiences, where savvy parents can find kid-appeal in almost every museum and monument. Away from the big towns the pace slows down, and the coastal resorts and rural towns offer plenty of beach and outdoor activities, farm stays and traditional pastimes. We can help you plan the perfect family holiday, from selecting the right hotel, apartment or villa in each location to choosing your favoured mode of transport to recommending interesting and interactive activities to keep your curious kids entertained. We have designed a couple of packages to give you a taste of what we can offer. These packages include a private arrival transfer with an English speaking driver, three nights accommodation in a two-bedroomed apartment suitable for a family of four and scheduled group sightseeing with an English speaking family guide. Private touring options are also available.

Rome for Kids 4 days / 3 nights

FROM $2146* Per family of 4

INCLUDES • Private arrival transfer from Rome airport • 3 nights accommodation in a 2-bedroomed apartment • A time adventurers experience • A pizza master class with lunch • An ancient Rome tour with English speaking guide

Discover Rome through the eyes of a child. Meet some famous personalities from thousands of years ago and encounter time travel in the heart of the Eternal City. Learn how to make pizza in an authentic pizzeria and relish in this creative hands on activity. Uncover the highlights of Ancient Rome and visit Rome’s most famous archaeological sites such as the Colosseum. From here trace the steps of the great Roman Emperors. Go up Capitoline Hill and admire the view of the Roman Forum. Enjoy this fun learning experience with a scavenger hunt. DEPARTS Daily LOW SEASON from $2146* HIGH SEASON from $2416*

*All prices shown are per family of 4 based on 2 adults and 2 children aged between 6-12 years old sharing a 2 bedroomed apartment. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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FAMILY FUN TOURS

Gladiator School

Pizza Making For Kids

Kids Cooking Class

FROM $364* Per family of 4

Vatican for Kids

DURATION 2.5 hours DEPARTS Tue, Thu & Fri

FEATURES • Vatican Ticket • English speaking guide • Headsets for enhanced audio

Explore the treasures of the Vatican Museums and see the most important masterpieces with your expert child friendly guide. Continue to the stunning Sistine Chapel decorated by Michelangelo and finish at St Peter’s Basilica. FROM $480* Per family of 4

Gladiator School

DURATION 2 hours DEPARTS Daily

FEATURES • Gladiator training • Clothing and weapon hire • Entrance fee • Drink

Florence for Kids 4 days / 3 nights

FROM $2128* Per family of 4

INCLUDES • Private arrival transfer from Florence airport • 3 nights accommodation in a 2-bedroomed apartment • A Florence with kids tour • A pizza & gelato cooking class with lunch • An English speaking guide

While Florence is an adult paradise known for its magnificent art and architecture, this Renaissance city offers engaging activities for kids of all ages. On this package explore the city with a passionate guide who will fascinate your kids through stories, anecdotes and legends, while you appreciate the historical and artistic aspect of Florence. Enjoy an entertaining hands on cooking experience and create a tasty pizza as well as three delicious flavours of gelato, topped off with lunch and a kids “little chef” certificate. DEPARTS Apr – Oct: Mondays From $2128*

Enjoy a unique experience and become a gladiator! During the twohour lesson, your gladiator trainer will teach you how to fight with authentic weapons used by the gladiators of ancient Rome whilst you learn about Roman history, culture and sports. *All prices shown are per family of 4 based on 2 adults and 2 children aged between 6-12 years old sharing a 2 bedroomed apartment. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Poppy fields in Tuscany

ROADS LESS TRAVELLED

WALKS OF ITALY

Travel off the beaten track and discover incredibly diverse landscapes, scenic wonders and hidden treasures. Experience the real Italy by venturing beyond the touristic trail. Go forth!

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DURATION

GRADE

FROM*

Cinque Terre – Levanto to Portovenere

6 nights

Grade 1

$1730

Cinque Terre – Slow Version

5 nights

Grade 2–4

$1250

Portofino and The Italian Riviera

5 nights

Grade 3

$1840

Tuscany – Montalcino to Montepulciano

5 nights

Grade 1

$1790

Tuscany – Mount Amiata

7 nights

Grade 3

$1990

Tuscany – San Gimignano to Siena

4 nights

Grade 2

$1650

Tuscany – Florence to Siena via Chianti Hills

5 nights

Grade 2

$1890

La Tuscia – Tuscany/Umbria to Orvieto

6 nights

Grade 3

$1850

Grade 2 The walks follow good paths, straightforward orientation, several walks longer than 15km, no long climbs.

Umbria – Assisi to Spoleto

6 nights

Grade 4

$1600

Grade 3 The walks follow good paths, orientation requires more experience, several walks longer than 15km, some longer climbs.

Amalfi Coast – Ravello to Positano

5 nights

Grade 4

$1690

Lake Como – Bellagio and Central Lake

6 nights

Grade 3

$2090

Alba and Le Langhe

7 nights

Grade 4

$1800

Sicily – Central Sicily

6 nights

Grade 3

$2050

Sicily – Western Sicily & Egadi Islands

6 nights

Grade 2

$1850

6 nights 6 nights 7 nights

Grade 4 Grade 4 Grade 4

$2050 $2050 $2250

Self-Guided Walking Tours

$1250 *

Designed for the independent traveller, these self-guided walking tours offer an experience of a lifetime. No shuttles or buses, the walks take you from A to B following an itinerary with everything taken care of. Your bags are moved for you and your hotel and evening meals (extra cost) are waiting for you at the end of the day. All you need are your walking boots and sense of adventure! The self-guided walks all require a good level of fitness and a basic ability to follow a map and orient yourself. Grade 1 The walks follow good paths, straightforward orientation, most walks 10-12km, no long climbs.

Grade 4 The walks follow good paths, orientation requires more experience, several walks longer than 15km, some long and steep climbs. All the self-guided walking tours depart on request and include accommodation, breakfast, a walking itinerary and map and transfer of baggage between locations. Dinner can be pre-booked for a supplement.

See pages 61, 109, 119, 136 and 165 for more information on some of the tours or ask us for details.

TOUR

Camino of St Francis Section 1 Assisi – Spoleto Section 2 Spoleto – Rieti Section 3 Rieti – Rome

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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WALKING TOURS

Cinque Terre, Liguria

Walking Italy – Cinque Terre

Walking the Amalfi Coast

Roman ruins

VENICE AND ITALIAN LAKES ITALIAN RIVIERA TUSCANY UMBRIA ROME AMALFI COAST

SICILY

Guided Walking Tours

FROM

$3200 *

Guided walking tours are a unique way to discover a side of Italy that most people only dream about. They are a blend of history, art, food, wine, incredible nature and exceptional walks along well-marked paths. The walks are not too demanding but require enough effort to work up a good appetite for the well-deserved lunches that await at the end. Travelling in small groups of up to 15 guests, each tour visits a region when it is at its best, outside of the main tourist season. All group tours are led by experienced, bilingual guides who are available 24 hours a day. All the guided walking tours include accommodation, all breakfasts and many lunches and dinners with wine as listed in each individual itinerary.

TOUR

DURATION

DEPARTURES

FROM*

Sicily in the Spring

13 nights

28 Apr 2017

$6690

Garden of Tuscany

12 nights

5 May 2017

$7700

Puglia

12 nights

5 May 2017

$6690

Sardinia

12 nights

19 May 2017

$6690

Gardens of Piedmont

12 nights

24 May 2017

$7700

Italian Alps Trails to freedom

8 nights

22 Aug 2017

$3200

Trieste and Friuli

12 nights

1 Sep 2017

$6690

Venice and the Italian Lakes

12 nights

8 Sep 2017

$6690

Verona and the Dolomites

12 nights

15 Sep 2017

$6690

Note: These tours are very popular and do get booked up a long time in advance, therefore, the above tours may already be full. We will advise 2018 departures as soon as possible.

Other Walking Tours Walks and Tastes of Tuscany (page 60) and Celebrating Umbria (page 76) escorted regional tours also include some walking. Experience the best these regions have to offer by walking and savouring the sights and stunning landscapes… plus the best seasonal produce and local wines along the way. Tuscan countryside *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Portovenere

CRUISING

PRE & POST PACKAGES Cruising the Mediterranean has become increasingly popular over recent years and when combined with some well-chosen land arrangements it can be the framework for the perfect holiday.

If you’re planning a cruise which starts or finishes in Italy why not enhance your journey by adding one of our pre or post cruise packages or perhaps take a longer speciality tour to discover a region or more in depth? Taking a tour a few days before or after your cruise gives you the time to really explore a destination, immerse yourself in the culture and broaden your opportunities for adventure.

Rome Pre/Post Cruise

Our packages can start or finish at the port of your cruise ship and we can customise the perfect extension to suit your own requirements or you can follow one of the suggested itineraries below. Our most popular pre or post cruise packages include a private arrival or departure transfer with an Englishspeaking driver to or from the nearest port, two nights accommodation at carefully selected 3 to 5-star hotels with breakfast daily, along with a sightseeing option.

FROM

$488*

Visit the captivating and charming city of Rome pre or post your cruise. Explore Rome’s important landmarks and discover the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Day 1 Rome Private transfer from Civitavecchia port to your hotel in Rome. Rest of the day is at leisure. Day 2 Rome Morning tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by lunch in a typical Italian restaurant. Continue to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. (B,L) Day 3 Rome (B) DEPARTS Daily Note: The Vatican is closed on Sundays

INCLUDES • Arrival or departure transfer from or to Civitavecchia port • 2 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) • 2 breakfasts • 1 lunch • Sightseeing as specified with a central city hotel pick-up & an English speaking guide • Entrance tickets with skip the line access

LOW SEASON from $488* HIGH SEASON from $564* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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The ruins of the stadium of Domitian, Rome

Vernazza, Cinque Terre

Venice

Venice Pre/Post Cruise

FROM

$359*

Be amazed by the glory of Venice with its legendary canals and gondolas on this short tour and discover all the main sights on foot. Day 1 Venice Private transfer from Venice port to close to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Day 2 Venice Starting from St. Mark’s Square explore Venice on foot and learn the history of its main monuments. Afterwards, enjoy a classic gondola ride. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 3 Venice (B)

INCLUDES • Arrival or departure transfer from or to Venice port • 2 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) • 2 breakfasts • A walking tour of Venice with an English speaking guide • A gondola ride

DEPARTS Daily LOW SEASON from $359* HIGH SEASON from $506*

Cinque Terre Pre/Post Cruise

FROM

$657*

The Cinque Terre comprises five villages suspended between sea and earth, clinging to cliffs and surrounded by green hills. Day 1 Genoa – La Spezia Private transfer from the port of Genoa to your hotel in La Spezia. Rest of the day at leisure. (D) Day 2 Cinque Terre Depart for a full day in the famous Cinque Terre equipped with the Cinque Terre card, this card provides access to the Blue Path, unlimited train trips between La Spezia and Levanto, use of the ecologic bus, entrance to all pedestrian and naturalistic paths and observation/educational centres, a train and paths map, boat schedule and an index of all products guaranteed in the park. (B,D) Day 3 La Spezia (B) DEPARTS Apr – Oct daily

INCLUDES • Arrival or departure transfer from or to Genoa port • 2 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) • 2 breakfasts • 2 dinners • A one day Cinque Terre card

from $657* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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ITALY TOURS

Dolce Vita 3 days / 2 nights GROUP TOUR SHORTER SECTIONS AVAILABLE 2 days/1 night Limoncello HIGHLIGHTS • Short panoramic tour of Naples • The ancient Roman city of Pompeii • Capri Island and the Blue Grotto (Apr – Oct only) INCLUDES • 2 nights 4-star accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Transport by deluxe coach • Entrance tickets to Pompeii with skip the line • Local English speaking guides • Capri Island excursion (Apr – Oct only) DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED Daily Dolce Vita 3 days/2 nights from $648*

4-star

HIGH SEASON from $676*

4-star

LOW SEASON

HIGH SEASON from $809* 4.5-star Limoncello 2 days/1 night from $495*

4-star

HIGH SEASON from $524*

4-star

LOW SEASON

HIGH SEASON from $606* 4.5-star

2 NIGHTS FROM

$648*

ROME

Sorrento Capri

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Naples Pompeii

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Pompeii

Depart Rome for Naples and discover Pompeii, the famous Roman city destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt Vesuvius. Spend two nights in Sorrento and enjoy an excursion to Capri Island, including a visit to the splendid Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto), where sunlight passes into an underwater cavity and shines through the seawater, creating a magical blue reflection. The Limoncello tour is a one night version of this tour returning to Rome at the end of day two without dinner. ITINERARY Day 1 Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento Arrive in Naples for a short panoramic tour, followed by a visit to Pompeii to see the ruins of this famous Roman city. (L,D) Day 2 Sorrento – Capri – Sorrento From April to October enjoy an excursion to Capri Island. Visit the Blue Grotto, weather permitting, and enjoy a scenic drive to Anacapri for wonderful views over the Bay of Naples. (B,L,D) Day 3 Sorrento – Rome Morning at leisure and return to Rome in the afternoon. (B) NOTE: during the low season months of November to March the Capri Island excursion and lunch on day 2 is not included. This may be booked locally if required, weather permitting.

Jewels of the South

FROM

7 days / 6 nights GROUP TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Pompeii and its ancient ruins • Sorrento, the garden of Italy • Capri Island • Positano and the Amalfi Coast INCLUDES • 6 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) • Meals as per itinerary • Transport from Rome to Naples • Entrance tickets to Pompeii with skip the line • Local English speaking guides • Capri Island excursion DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED Apr – Oct: Daily HIGH SEASON from $1939*

3-star

HIGH SEASON from $2136*

4-star

HIGH SEASON from $2590* 4.5-star

$1939*

ROME

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Naples Sorrento Pompeii Capri Positano

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Capri Island

Uncover Sorrento, Capri and Positano, the jewels of the Campania region, on this mini – tour from Rome. Discover Pompeii, the famous Roman city destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt Vesuvius, and sun kissed Sorrento, overlooking the bay of Naples. Explore captivating Capri Island and enjoy a scenic drive to Anacapri. Continue to the Amalfi Coast and spend time in the picturesque cliffside village of Positano. ITINERARY Day 1 Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento Visit to Pompeii to see the ruins of this famous Roman city. (L,D) Day 2 Sorrento Day at leisure. (B,D) Day 3 Sorrento – Capri Continue to Capri and visit the Blue Grotto, weather permitting. (B,L) Day 4 Capri Day at leisure. (B) Day 5 Capri – Sorrento – Positano Return to the mainland and travel along the Amalfi Coast to Positano. (B) Day 6 Positano Day at leisure. (B) Day 7 Positano – Naples Tour ends after breakfast in Naples. (B)

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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5 days / 4 nights GROUP TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Ancient ruins of Pompeii • Capri Island and the Blue Grotto (Apr – Oct only) • The Amalfi Coast INCLUDES • 4 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) • Meals as per itinerary (lunch on day 2 & dinners on days 3 & 4 are not included Nov – Mar) • Transport by deluxe coach • Entrance tickets to Pompeii with skip the line • Local English speaking guides • Capri Island excursion (Apr – Oct only) NOTE: The itinerary and inclusions may vary during the Winter season Nov – Mar. Please check with us for details.

DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED Daily LOW SEASON

from $1023*

3-star

HIGH SEASON from $1256*

3-star

from $1238*

4-star

HIGH SEASON from $1359*

4-star

LOW SEASON

$1023*

ITALY TOURS

La Costiera

ROME

Naples Sorrento Pompeii Capri Amalfi

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Amalfi Coast

Explore the stunning Campania region on one of our most popular tours from Rome. See the thriving metropolis of Naples, sitting in the shadow of Vesuvius, and discover the ruins of Pompeii. Enjoy an excursion to Capri, home to spectacular caves and lush vegetation, and visit the famous Blue Grotto. Spend time in the wonderful towns of Sorrento and Amalfi and admire the dramatic coastal scenery. ITINERARY Day 1 Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento Travel to Naples for a short panoramic tour. In the afternoon visit the ruins of Pompeii. (D) Day 2 Sorrento – Capri – Sorrento Enjoy an excursion to Capri including a boat trip, weather permitting, to the splendid Blue Grotto. (B,L,D) Day 3 Sorrento – Amalfi Continue to the beautiful coastal town of Amalfi. (B,D) Day 4 Amalfi Day at leisure to explore Amalfi. (B,D) Day 5 Amalfi – Pompeii – Rome Return to Rome. (B)

HIGH SEASON from $1902* 4.5-star

Sunshine Italy

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6 days / 5 nights FULLY ESCORTED GROUP TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Pompeii ruins • Capri Island • Limoncello tasting • Sassi in Matera • Wine tasting in Alberobello • The Amalfi Coast INCLUDES • 5 nights 4-star accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Transport by deluxe coach • English speaking tour escort • Local guides in Pompeii, Matera, Lecce, Ostuni • Admission fees to Pompeii, Cave House & Rocky Church Matera, Archaeological Park Ostuni • Hydrofoil to Capri Island DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED 2017: 28 May | 25 Jun | 23 Jul 3, 17 Sep | 8 Oct From $1486*

$1486*

ROME Pompeii Sorrento Alberobello Capri Matera Amalfi Lecce Coast

Starts ROME Ends ROME

Sassi in Matera

Discover Italy’s hidden charm on this exceptional tour of the south. Explore the ruins of Pompeii, once a Roman resort town, and Capri Island, boasting remarkable caves and quaint villages. Continue to Puglia, located on the spur of the Italian boot. This enchanting region is famous for the trulli houses of Alberobello as well as the baroque splendour of Lecce. Top off the tour with a breathtaking drive along the Amalfi Coast. ITINERARY Day 1 Rome – Pompeii – Sorrento En route to Sorrento, visit a cameo factory and enjoy a guided tour of Pompeii. (D) Day 2 Sorrento – Capri – Sorrento Visit the Isle of Capri, take the funicular to Piazzetta and explore at leisure. Taste some Limoncello before returning to Sorrento. (B,D) Day 3 Sorrento – Matera – Alberobello Transfer to Puglia and stop in Matera to visit the famous Sassi, an impressive UNESCO World Heritage site. (B,D) Day 4 Alberobello – Lecce – Ostuni – Alberobello Depart for Lecce, the principal baroque city of Puglia, and then head to Ostuni, the White City, perched on a hill overlooking the Adriatic Sea. (B,D) Day 5 Alberobello – Martina Franca – Amalfi Coast Enjoy an excursion of Alberobello, a village of countless trulli, round white houses with tall conical roofs. Visit a farm for wine tasting. Continue to the Amalfi Coast via the dramatic coastline. (B,D) Day 6 Amalfi Coast – Rome Noon departure for Rome. (B)

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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ITALY TOURS

Essential Italy

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4 days / 3 nights FULLY ESCORTED GROUP TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • The medieval towns of Assisi & Siena • The artistic splendour of Florence • Bologna’s magnificent red brick monuments • Venice and its picturesque waterways INCLUDES • 3 nights 4-star accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Transport by deluxe coach • Walking tour of Florence with a local guide

DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED Nov 2016 – Apr 2017: selected Mondays May – Oct 2017: most Mondays & Saturdays LOW SEASON

from $840*

SHOULDER SEASON from $1019* HIGH SEASON

from $1089*

$840*

VENICE

Padua

Florence Montepulciano

Assisi

ROME Starts ROME Ends VENICE

Venice

Journey from Rome to Venice discovering Italy’s most famous cities. Explore the tiny walled town of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, and the charming medieval town of Siena, known for the Palio horse race. Spend a day discovering beautiful Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, and be fascinated by its numerous monuments, churches and buildings. Wander through Bologna’s 38km of elegant arcades (porticos) and finally soak up the romantic atmosphere in the enchanting lagoon city of Venice. ITINERARY Day 1 Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence Travel to Assisi and visit the basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Florence via the medieval town of Siena. (D) Day 2 Florence Explore Florence and see the Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria and the Basilica of Santa Croce. (B,L) Day 3 Florence – Bologna – Padua – Venice Depart for Venice, stopping in Bologna and Padua en route. (B,D) Day 4 Venice Tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Treasures of Italy

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5 days / 4 nights FULLY ESCORTED SMALL GROUP & GROUP TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance • Skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica in Venice • The wine region of Tuscany INCLUDES • 4 nights 4-star accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Transport by deluxe coach • English speaking tour escort • Walking tours in Florence & Venice with a local guides • Entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice with skip the line GROUP TOUR DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED Nov 2016 – Apr 2017: selected Mondays May – Oct 2017: most Mondays & Saturdays LOW SEASON

from $1030*

SHOULDER SEASON from $1239* HIGH SEASON

from $1346*

SMALL GROUP TOUR DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED 2017: 13, 27 May | 10, 24 Jun | 8, 22 Jul | 19 Aug | 9, 23 Sep | 7, 21 Oct HIGH SEASON

Padua

$1030*

Venice

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Assisi

ROME

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Florence landscape

Discover the vibrant cities of Italy and their breathtaking art and architecture. See masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue at the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi and explore Florence, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Continue to Venice, the jewel of the Adriatic, and marvel at the mosaics of St. Mark’s Basilica. Return to Rome via Tuscany, known for its beautiful landscapes and delicious wines, and visit the ancient town of Montepulciano. ITINERARY Day 1 Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence Travel to Assisi and visit the Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Florence via the medieval town of Siena. (D) Day 2 Florence Explore Florence and see the Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria and the Basilica of Santa Croce. (B,L) Day 3 Florence – Bologna – Padua – Venice Depart for Venice stopping in Bologna and Padua en route. (B,D) Day 4 Venice Enjoy a water taxi to Piazza San Marco with skip the line tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica. (B,D) Day 5 Venice – Montepulciano – Rome Head to Tuscany and enjoy wine tastings in Montepulciano. Continue to Rome. (B)

from $2263*

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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6 days / 5 nights FULLY ESCORTED GROUP TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • The medieval towns of Assisi & Siena • Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance • Skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica in Venice • Scenic views of Lake Como INCLUDES • 5 nights 4-star accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Transport by deluxe coach • English speaking tour escort • Walking tours of Florence and Venice with local guides • Entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice with skip the line DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED May – Oct 2017: most Saturdays From $1895*

Best of North Italy

Como Milan

$1895*

Verona Padua Venice Bologna Florence Siena Assisi

ROME Starts ROME Ends MILAN

Lake Como

This tour encompasses the wonders of Italy. Discover ancient medieval towns and admire the amazing architecture and historical artefacts. Experience Florence’s cobble stone streets and Bologna’s elegant arcades, before being enchanted by the glory of Venice with its legendary canals and gondolas. Continue to Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet, before capping off the tour at the picturesque Lake Como. ITINERARY Day 1 Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence Travel to Florence via medieval Assisi and Siena. (D) Day 2 Florence Explore beautiful Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance, where Italian art reached its pinnacle. See Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria and the Basilica of Santa Croce. (B,L) Day 3 Florence – Bologna – Padua – Venice Continue to Venice, the city of love. (B,D) Day 4 Venice Enjoy skip the line tickets to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica and check out the most iconic places of the Floating City. (B,D) Day 5 Venice – Verona – Sirmione – Como Head to Verona, the town of Romeo and Juliet fame, followed by Sirmione for views of Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. See the Sirmione cape, the castle and the ruins, before continuing to picturesque Lake Como. (B,D) Day 6 Como – Milan Depart for Milan where the tour ends. (B) FROM

8 days / 7 nights FULLY ESCORTED GROUP TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance • Skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica in Venice • Picturesque views of Lake Como and Lake Garda • Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet INCLUDES • 7 nights 4-star accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Transport by deluxe coach • English speaking tour escort • Walking tours of Florence and Venice with local guides • Entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice with skip the line DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED Apr – Oct 2017: selected Mondays SHOULDER SEASON from $3121* HIGH SEASON

from $3180*

ITALY TOURS

Wonders of Italy

$3121*

Riva Del Garda Brescia Como Stresa Venice MILAN Verona Padua Bologna Florence Siena Assisi

ROME Starts ROME Ends MILAN

Lake Garda

Enjoy a voyage of discovery from Rome to Milan. Travel through the untouched landscapes of Umbria and Tuscany to the charming city of Florence. Experience the splendour of Venice, floating on dream – like canals and lagoons and the metropolis of Milan with its imposing Duomo (cathedral). Continue to the Lakes District and visit the jewel – like oasis of Lake Como and the captivating Lake Garda. ITINERARY Day 1 Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence Travel to Assisi and visit the Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Florence via the medieval town of Siena. (D) Day 2 Florence Explore beautiful Florence and see the Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria and the Basilica of Santa Croce. (B,L) Day 3 Florence – Bologna – Padua – Venice Depart for Venice stopping in Bologna and Padua. (B,D) Day 4 Venice – Milan Head to Milan and spend the day exploring this fashionable city. (B) Day 5 Milan – Lake Orta – Stresa – Como Travel to Lake Orta and visit the beautiful village of Orta San Giulio. Continue to Stresa, on Lake Maggiore and tour the Isola dei Pescatori by boat. (B) Day 6 Como – Bellagio – Varenna – Bergamo – Brescia Visit these picturesque villages. (B) Day 7 Brescia – Sirmione – Riva Del Garda – Verona Continue to Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy and visit Sirmione to see the Castle and Catullo’s ruins and then Riva Del Garda. (B) Day 8 Verona – Milan Explore Verona en route back to Milan. (B)

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Grand Tour of Italy & Sicily 15 days / 14 nights FULLY ESCORTED GROUP TOUR

14 NIGHTS FROM

$4200*

SHORTER SECTORS AVAILABLE 8 days/7 nights Rome – Rome ∞ 7 days/6 nights Rome – Catania

Lake Garda Verona Cinque Terre Florence Siena

Venice

ROME Naples Pompeii Capri Sorrento Palermo Monreale Starts ROME Ends ROME

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Etna Taormina Catania Siracusa

Greek theatre

HIGHLIGHTS 15 DAY TOUR • Vatican Museums of Rome • Santa Croce Church Florence • St. Mark’s Square and the impressive Basilica in Venice • Cinque Terre • Pompeii excavations • Limoncello tasting • Isle of Capri • Sicilian breakfast in Palermo • Tasting of local produce in Sicily

Italy is a land of wonder and enchantment, a country with one of the richest histories on the European continent.

INCLUDES 15 DAY TOUR • 14 nights 4-star accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Transport by deluxe coach • English speaking tour escort • Local guides in Rome, Florence, Venice, Pompeii, Palermo, Monreale, Agrigento, Siracusa • Admission fees to Vatican Museums, Church of Santa Croce, Pompeii, Dome of Monreale, Temple’s Valley Agrigento, Archaeological Park Siracusa • Hydrofoil to Capri • Overnight ferry Naples to Palermo • Domestic flight Catania to Rome

ITINERARY Day 1 Rome Meet your tour escort and enjoy a welcome dinner. (D) Day 2 Rome Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour including the Vatican’s famous attractions. (B) Day 3 Rome – Florence Arrive in Florence and enjoy a walking tour. (B,L) Day 4 Florence – Cinque Terre – Florence Discover by train the highlights of the Cinque Terre. Visit Riomaggiore, Manarola and Monterosso. (B) Day 5 Florence – Venice Travel to romantic Venice. Enjoy a guided walking tour. (B) Day 6 Venice – Verona – Lake Garda – Siena Discover Verona, followed by Lake Garda, Italy's largest lake. Continue to the hilltop town of Siena. (B) Day 7 Siena – San Gimignano – Rome Walking tour of Siena and continue to San Gimignano. Enjoy a wine tasting of the world famous Chianti wine. (B,D) Day 8 Rome – Pompeii – Sorrento Discover Pompeii en route to Sorrento. (B,D) Day 9 Sorrento – Capri – Sorrento Depart by hydrofoil to Capri. Return to Sorrento and enjoy a tasting of Limoncello. (B,D)

DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED Grand Italy & Sicily 15 days Rome – Rome 2017: 14, 28 May | 25 Jun | 23 Jul | 20 Aug 3, 10, 17, 24 Sep, 1, 8 Oct From $4200* Bernini 8 days (itinerary days 3 to 10) Rome – Rome 2017: 16, 23, 30 May | 13, 20, 27 Jun | 11, 18, 25 Jul 22, 29 Aug | 5, 12, 19, 26 Sep | 3, 10 Oct

Starting in the eternal city of Rome this tour explores the classic Italian highlights from the breathtaking art and architecture of Florence and the stunning historical ruins of Pompeii to the sun kissed olive groves and vineyards of Tuscany and the glistening turquoise waters surrounding Sicily. Visit the captivating Cinque Terre, five villages suspended between sea and earth, and Venice, the unique city built on the water. Continue to the Isle of Capri in the Gulf of Naples, home to spectacular caves and lush vegetation, and finally Sicily, known for its head – spinning combination of remarkable artworks and architecture, fiery volcanoes, excellent food and exquisite beaches. It is possible to participate in some shorter sections of this tour. Please ask us for details. Day 10 Sorrento – Naples – overnight cruise to Palermo Time at leisure in charming Sorrento, before boarding an overnight ferry to Sicily. (B,D) Day 11 Palermo – Monreale – Agrigento Enjoy a Sicilian breakfast and a sightseeing tour of Palermo. Proceed to Agrigento. (B,D) Day 12 Agrigento – Taormina – Acireale Guided visit of the Valley of Temples. Depart for a tasting of amazing Sicilian products and continue to the beautiful town of Taormina. Time at leisure for shopping or a leisurely stroll. (B,D) Day 13 Acireale – Siracusa – Acireale Depart to Siracusa, for a guided visit of the Neapolis Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre and the Ear of Dionysus, an ear – shaped grotto. (B,D) Day 14 Acireale – Mount Etna – Catania – Rome Enjoy an excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Today a special farewell lunch, consisting of typical local products, will be served. Continue to Catania for your flight to Rome. (B,L) Day 15 Rome Transfer to the airport. (B)

From $2100* Sunshine Italy & Sicily 7 days (itinerary days 8 to 14) Rome – Catania 2017: 21 May | 4 Jun | 2, 30 Jul | 27 Aug 10, 17, 24 Sep | 1, 8, 15 Oct From $1874* Valley of Temples, Agrigento

St. Mark's Square

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16 NIGHTS FROM

17 days / 16 nights FULLY ESCORTED GROUP TOUR

$4443*

ITALY TOURS

Italy Encompassed SHORTER SECTORS AVAILABLE 11 days/10 nights Rome – Catania ∞ 7 days/6 nights Palermo – Catania

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Siracusa

HIGHLIGHTS 17 DAY TOUR • Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance • Skip the line access to St. Mark's Basilica in Venice • The wine region of Tuscany • Vatican Museums with skip the line access • Ancient ruins of Pompeii with skip the line access • Capri Island and the Blue Grotto • Archaeological sites of Sicily INCLUDES 17 DAY TOUR • 16 nights 4-star accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Transport by deluxe coach • English speaking tour escort • Entrance tickets to St Mark’s Basilica, Vatican Museums, Pompeii excavations & archaeological sites of Sicily • Capri & Blue Grotto excursion • Overnight ferry from Naples to Palermo DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED Italy Encompassed 17 days Rome – Catania 2017: 1, 15, 29 May | 12 Jun | 14, 28 Aug 11, 25 Sep | 9 Oct From $4443* Treasures of the South 11 days (itinerary days 7 to 17) Rome – Catania 2017: 7, 21 May | 4, 18 Jun | 20 Aug 3, 17 Sep | 1, 15 Oct From $2818* Highlights of Sicily 7 days (itinerary days 11 to 17) Palermo – Catania 2017: 11, 25 May | 8, 22 Jun | 24 Aug 7, 21 Sep | 5, 19 Oct From $1550*

Rome cityscape

Uncover the timeless beauty of Italy on this awe inspiring journey. Discover the medieval towns of Assisi and Siena en route to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and the sanctuary of many famous Italian artists. Continue to Venice, Italy’s unique lagoon city, via Bologna and Padua. Discover the highlights of religious and ancient Rome at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Head south to Sorrento, the garden of Italy, visiting the archaeological excavations of Pompeii along the way and take an excursion to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Finally, explore Sicily, the pearl of the Mediterranean, with its crystal clear waters, ancient ruins and cultural treasures. It is possible to participate in some shorter sections of this tour. Please ask us for details. ITINERARY Day 1 Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence Travel to Assisi and visit the Basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Florence via the medieval town of Siena. (D) Day 2 Florence Explore Florence and see the Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria and the Basilica of Santa Croce. (B,L) Day 3 Florence – Bologna – Padua – Venice Depart for Venice stopping in Bologna and Padua en route. (B,D) Day 4 Venice Enjoy a water taxi to Piazza San Marco with skip the line tickets to St. Mark’s Basilica. (B,D) Day 5 Venice – Montepulciano – Rome Head to Tuscany and enjoy wine tastings in Montepulciano. Continue to Rome. (B) Day 6 Rome Morning visit of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica, with skip the line access. Rest of the day at leisure. (B) Day 7 Rome Day at leisure or enjoy an additional sightseeing tour (extra cost). (B) Day 8 Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento Arrive in Naples for a short panoramic tour, followed by a visit to Pompeii to see the ruins of this famous Roman city. (L,D) Day 9 Sorrento – Capri – Sorrento Enjoy an excursion to Capri Island. Visit the Blue Grotto, weather permitting, and enjoy a scenic drive to Anacapri for wonderful views over the Bay of Naples. (B,L,D) Day 10 Sorrento – Palermo Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the Port of Naples, to board the ferry to Palermo. (B) Day 11 Palermo Arrive and transfer to your hotel. (D) Day 12 Palermo Morning excursion to Monreale, an ancient royal town famous for its almonds, olive oil and citrus fruits, as well

as its fine Norman architecture. Return to Palermo and continue with a walking tour of the city. (B,D) Day 13 Palermo – Erice – Marsala – Agrigento Visit Erice, Marsala and Agrigento. See ancient Greek monuments and the ruins at the Valley of Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. (B,D) Day 14 Agrigento – Noto – Siracusa – Taormina (Giardini Naxos) Travel to Noto, a picturesque fishing town known for its Baroque architecture. Continue along the south coast to Siracusa, on Sicily’s southeastern tip and see the impressive landmarks. (B,D) Day 15 Taormina (Giardini Naxos) Head to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Return to Taormina and spend the rest of your day at leisure. (B,D) Day 16 Taormina (Giardini Naxos) – Savoca and Forza D’Agrò – Catania Travel to Savoca and Forza D’Agrò, two pretty hillside villages where Francis Ford Coppola filmed some of the immortal scenes of the Godfather’s trilogy. After the visit, depart for Catania and enjoy some free time. (B,D) Day 17 Catania Tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Island of Capri

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Tuscan countryside

CENTRAL ITALY

LAZIO | TUSCANY | UMBRIA | LE MARCHE | ABRUZZO | EMILIA ROMAGNA The heartland of Italy has some of the world’s most renowned cities and picture-postcard countryside that people only dream of visiting. Tuscany and neighbouring Umbria are the green heart of Italy, with rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves dotted with medieval towns and farmhouses, and surely on most people’s bucket lists. But there are lesser known towns and regions waiting to be discovered. Surrounding Rome is the often overlooked region of Lazio with its own treasures; a myriad of ancient hill towns, beautiful gardens and easy day trips to Tivoli, Ostia Antica and Civitavecchia, on a thousand roads less travelled. Abruzzo and Le Marche are rugged lands that lie between the Apennine mountains and the Adriatic coast. Located

off the beaten tourist track on Italy’s east coast, they are full of food, medieval villages, bustling seaside ports and undiscovered cultural riches. Discover true Italians who are still following unique and timeless traditions. And of course, Emilia Romagna is a food lovers' paradise – think cheese and ham, balsamic vinegar and world famous bolognese sauce. Eat your way through Parma, Ravenna and Modena and soak in Bologna’s culinary delights, beautiful colonades and medieval architectural style. Also found in the central region of Italy, between Le Marche and Emilia Romagna, is one of the world’s oldest sovereign states, the hilltop republic of San Marino. Situated high on the slopes of Monte Titano is the capital, also called San Marino, known for its medieval, walled old town and narrow cobblestone streets.

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THINGS TO SEE AND DO • Go wine tasting in Frascati, one of the Castelli Romani (Roman villages) in the hills around Rome. • Stay in a villa in Tuscany and explore many ancient hilltop towns and villages. • See a trabucco in Abruzzo, a traditional fishing structure still used today. • Cook Italian food with locals using only the freshest produce in Rome, Abruzzo, Tuscany and Umbria. • Eat your way around Emilia Romagna – ragu alla bolognese in Bologna, balsamic vinegar in Modena and cheese and ham in Parma. • Visit the incredible Duomo of Orvieto in Umbria, an easy 90 minute drive from Rome. • Stay in ‘a room with a view’ in Florence, visit the Uffizi Gallery and admire masterpieces such as the David. • Wander the cobbled laneways of Siena, Tuscany and have a gelato in the Campo, home to the famous Palio horse race. • Visit Tivoli and the beautiful gardens of Villa Adriana and Villa d’Este in Lazio. • Walk the ancient Appian Way (Via Appia Antica) or explore Ostia Antica, the ruins of Rome’s main seaport.

Bologna main square, Emilia Romagna

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Roman Forum

An ancient saying "A thousand roads lead men forever to Rome" has over time, become the proverb "all roads lead to Rome". The Eternal City, considered the centre of the world for centuries, is an open-air museum over 2000 years old. Still bringing travellers from around the world to its timeless charm, Rome is a city of a thousand stories and sights. From the Colosseum to the magnificent Sistine Chapel and Vatican City. And from the much loved classic movies ‘Roman Holiday’ to Fellini's 'La Dolce Vita’ set in Rome, there is nowhere on earth as majestic, or quite as unique, as Roma. The story of Rome. Founded in 753BC by Romulus, Roman legend says that he had a twin brother called Remus. As babies they were abandoned and a she-wolf found and raised the twins. When they grew up, Romulus fought and killed Remus and became the first ruler of Rome. By the early 4th century, the Romans had built a road network of 53,000 miles throughout the empire. Each Roman mile was about 1000 paces and was marked with a milestone, hence the proverb “All roads lead to Rome…”

Rome wasn’t built in a day and to see the best of the Eternal City, you will need at least three!

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THINGS TO DO ‘WHEN IN ROME’ • Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain (meaning you will return), marvel at the Pantheon and sip a cappuccino in Piazza Navona next to Bernini's famous Fountain of the Four Rivers. • Book a walking tour of the Colosseum, Rome Forum and Palatine Hill. • Have a gelato on the Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna). • Relax in Villa Borghese Gardens and Gallery, at the top of the Spanish Steps. • View the Vatican Museums including Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel fresco. • Climb to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica's majestic dome. • Put your hand in the Bocca della Verita (the Mouth of Truth), it will eat your hand if you lie! • Drink from fresh water fountains scattered across Rome. • Visit Campo de’ Fiori, Rome’s lively outdoor flower and food market, in the morning. • Shop on Via del Corso and the exclusive Via Condotti, home to Prada and Gucci. • Have an aperitivo on a Rome hotel roof top or catch the view from Gianicolo or Buco di Roma gardens. • Visit the Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle of Angels) and have a drink at the roof top café overlooking the city. • Visit Trastevere neighbourhood across the Tiber River and dine in a charming trattoria. Catch the bus or metro or cross the picturesque Garibaldi Bridge. • Sit in beautiful Piazza del Popolo and watch the world go by.

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ROME CITY PACKAGES

Essential Rome

FROM

$177*

3 days / 2 nights

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but if you’re short on time then this package is perfect for an introductory tour to explore the highlights of this ancient city. Day 1 Rome Arrive and transfer to your hotel Day 2 Rome Enjoy a panoramic tour discovering Rome’s beautiful art, architecture and attractions with the freedom to hop on and off the open top bus at your leisure. See the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, the Roman Forum, the Vatican and the Trevi Fountain to name a few. (B) Day 3 Rome (B) DEPARTS Daily

INCLUDES • Arrival transfer from Rome Fiumicino airport • 2 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) • 2 breakfasts • 24 hour hop-on hop-off panoramic tour with English speaking audio commentary

LOW SEASON from $177* HIGH SEASON from $231*

Trevi fountain

Ancient Rome

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$433*

4 days / 3 nights

Explore Rome’s important landmarks and visit the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, skipping long entrance lines. Day 1 Rome Arrival transfer to your hotel. Day 2 Rome Morning tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by lunch in a typical Italian restaurant. Continue to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. (B,L) Days 3 – 4 Rome Days at leisure or enjoy an optional sightseeing tour. (B)

INCLUDES • Arrival transfer from Rome Fiumicino airport • 3 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch • Sightseeing as specified with central hotel pick-up • English speaking guide and entrance tickets • Skip the line access NOTE: the order of this itinerary may vary depending on arrival day.

DEPARTS Daily LOW SEASON from $433* HIGH SEASON from $536*

Roman forum

Buon Appetito Rome

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$506*

4 days / 3 nights

Savour the secrets of Italian cuisine by participating in a hands-on pasta making cooking class and a walking and tasting tour of Rome’s enchanting squares and neighbourhoods. Day 1 Rome Arrival transfer to your hotel. Day 2 Rome Morning cooking lesson including a visit to a local market. Learn how to hand make pasta and enjoy a typical Italian lunch. Rest of the day is at leisure. (B,L) Day 3 Rome Enjoy a mid morning or late afternoon walking tour and taste Italian specialties along the way. (B) Day 4 Rome (B) DEPARTS Daily

INCLUDES • Arrival transfer from Rome Fiumicino airport • 3 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch • Small group cooking class and food tasting experiences NOTE: the order of this itinerary may vary depending on arrival day.

LOW SEASON from $506* HIGH SEASON from $587*

ROME DAY TOURS Hop-on Hop-off Panoramic Tour

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$33*

Hop-on Hop-off Museum Express

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$13*

DURATION 24, 48 or 72 hours

DURATION 24, 48 or 72 hours

DEPARTS Daily

DEPARTS Daily except Mondays

FEATURES

FEATURES

• See Rome's best attractions • Hop-on hop-off double decker bus • Free wifi on board • English speaking audio guide

• Discover Rome's top museums • Hop-on hop-off single-decker air-conditioned bus • Free wifi on board

Rome landscape

Museum Express

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Ancient Rome Walking Tour

$80*

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica DURATION 3.5 hours

DURATION 3 hours

Imperial Forum, Rome

DEPARTS Nov – Mar: Daily, pm

DEPARTS Daily except Sun,

Apr – Oct: Daily except Sun, am & pm

am & pm

FEATURES

• Skip the line entrance to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica • Central hotel pick-up • English speaking guide • Headset for enhanced audio • Entrance ticket

FEATURES

• Skip the line entrance to the Colosseum • Central hotel pick-up • English speaking guide • Headset for enhanced audio • Entrance ticket

Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatino Hill^, led by an expert guide. Gain special access to the Colosseum and, once inside, breathe the bloody past of the amphitheatre. Admire the arch of Constantine, climb the Palatino hill and stomp on the legendary Via Sacra or Sacred Way.

FROM

Borghese Gardens & Gallery

$97*

St. Peter's Basilica

Explore the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, jumping the lines, and see one of the most important art collections in the world. Admire the Gallery of Tapestries and the Geographical Maps before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel. After the Sistine Chapel enjoy exclusive access to St. Peter’s Basilica.

Vatican Museums by night

FROM

$218*

DURATION 3 hours

DURATION 3 hours

DEPARTS Nov – Mar: Fri & Sat, am

DEPARTS May – Oct: Fri, pm

Apr – Oct: Tue – Sun, am

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Small group tour • Skip the line entrance • Exclusive night visit • Dinner at the Vatican Museum • English speaking bilingual guide • Headset for enhanced audio

• Small group tour • Skip the line entrance to Borghese Gallery • English speaking guide (Bilingual on Saturdays) • Central hotel pick-up Temple of Esculapio

Basilica of Saint Peter

Visit one of Rome’s most interesting and aristocratic villas. The Borghese Gallery houses a vast collection of sculptures and paintings made by artists such as Caravaggio, Bernini and Titian. Enjoy an enchanting walk through the Borghese Gardens, ending with a breathtaking view from the Pincio Terrace.

Vatican Museums & Gardens

FROM

$147*

Discover the masterpieces of Rome and enjoy the exclusive privilege of dining inside the Vatican Museum restaurant. After a delicious dinner meet your expert tour guide to see the Galleries, Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel and library. NOTE: A night tour of the Vatican is also available without dinner.

Priority Early Entrance: Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica

FROM

$122*

DURATION 5 hours

DURATION 2.5 hours

DEPARTS

DEPARTS

Apr – Oct: Mon, Fri & Sat, am

Apr – Oct: daily except Wed & Sun, am

FEATURES

Vatican City

FROM

$99*

ROME CITY PACKAGES | DAY TOURS

ROME DAY TOURS

• Small group tour • Skip the line entrance • Exclusive Partners Entrance to the Bramante Staircase • English speaking guide • Headset for enhanced audio • Entrance ticket

Explore and admire the tranquil Vatican Gardens including a visit to the Bramante Staircase. The Gardens were established during the Renaissance and Baroque era and are decorated with fountains and sculptures. Continue with a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and the monumental St. Peter’s Basilica. It’s an interesting combination of Vatican sightseeing experiences.

FEATURES • Exclusive Early Entrance with skip the line access • Entrance tickets • English speaking guide Vatican ceiling art

With an early start, don’t miss the chance to enter the Sistine Chapel as a VIP and be part of the first group in the museum! With privileged access, you’ll have the chance to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece before other tour groups arrive. Accompanied by your expert guide continue to St. Peter's Basilica via a privileged path and see the most important church of the Catholic world.

Transfers: We can organise a range of transfer options from the airports, train stations and ports to and from your Rome accommodation and beyond. Extra tours: We also offer combination tours including lunch and private tour options. Contact us for details.

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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ROME DAY TOURS Basilicas & Secret Underground Catacombs

FROM

$70*

Papal Audience with Pope Francis

FROM

$36*

DURATION 3 hours

DURATION 5 hours

DEPARTS

DEPARTS Wed according

Nov – Mar: Fri & Sat, pm Apr – Oct: Mon, Tue, Fri & Sat, pm

to the Holy Father’s schedule, am

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Central hotel pick-up • Tickets to access to the Papal Audience • English speaking multilingual guide • Headset for enhanced audio

• Skip the line entrance • Central hotel pick-up • Entrance tickets to Catacombs • English speaking bilingual guide • Headset for enhanced audio Appian Way

Vatican

Enjoy a journey through the Basilicas, Catacombs and ancient streets of Rome! See the Holy Staircase and visit inside the Basilica of St. John in Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome and St. Mary Major. Then proceed along the ancient Appian Way, passing the Chapel of Domine Quo Vadis, before arriving at the Catacombs, the ancient underground cemeteries and hiding places of the Christians. FROM

Sunday Tour & Pope's Blessing

$53*

Participate in the emotional Papal Audience and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience. At the Pontificial State’s discretion, the audience might be celebrated in St. Peter’s Square or in the Nervi Hall. This is an intense spiritual experience with people from all over the world. Feel free to pray or just be part of one of the most popular and expressive traditions in the world.

Rome by Night with Dinner

DURATION 4 hours

DURATION 4 hours

DEPARTS Sundays, am

DEPARTS

FEATURES

Nov – Mar: Thu – Sun, pm Apr – Oct: Daily, pm

• Central hotel pick-up • English speaking multilingual guide • Headset for enhanced audio

Piazza Navona

FROM

$136*

FEATURES • Central hotel pick-up/drop-off • Traditional Italian dinner in the Trevi area • Walking tour in Trastevere • English speaking bilingual guide Trevi Fountain

Be amazed by Rome’s baroque gems. Visit the world-famous Spanish Steps and Navona Square with the splendid Fountain of the Four Rivers. Continue to the Pantheon, a temple once dedicated to all the Gods and later converted to a Catholic church. The tour ends at St. Peter’s Square where you will take part in the Pope’s blessing.

FROM

Tivoli & its Villas

$95*

Delight in a traditional Italian dinner in an authentic local restaurant in the Trevi area, a few steps from the Trevi Fountain, where you can throw a coin in to make a wish to come back to Rome! Enjoy a relaxing panoramic tour of Rome and discover the magical charm of the most famous monuments by night.

FROM

Rome Tasting Tour

DURATION 5 hours

$121* DURATION 3.5 hours

DEPARTS

DEPARTS Daily except Sun,

Apr – Oct: Tue, Thu & Sat, am

am & pm

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Skip the line entrance • Central hotel pick-up • Entrance tickets • English speaking, bilingual guide • Headset for enhanced audio

• Small group tour • English speaking local food connoisseur guide • Food tastings

Villa Adriana

Fruit market

Visit Tivoli, an ancient resort area famed for its beauty and good water, and explore its two UNESCO World Heritage sites. The most famous one, of which the ruins remain, is Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa). Discover the Renaissance-style Villa d’Este, a gorgeous palatial setting surrounded by a spectacular terraced garden with water jets and fountains.

Experience a stroll through Rome's enchanting squares and neighbourhoods including Campo dei Fiori and Trastevere and discover the secrets of Italian cuisine. Enjoy pizza with a mortadella tasting, supplì (fried rice-balls) and pasta and try some Jewish ghetto food specialties such as fried artichokes and codfish.

Transfers: We can organise a range of transfer options from the airports, train stations and ports to and from your Rome accommodation and beyond. Extra tours: We also offer combination tours including lunch and private tour options. Contact us for details. *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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FROM

$183*

$100*

DURATION 5 hours

DURATION 1 hour

DEPARTS Daily except Sun, am

DEPARTS Mon & Fri, pm

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Small group tour • Grocery tour and cooking lesson • English speaking, bilingual chef • Lunch with beverages

• Small group tour • English speaking food guide • G elato making class • G elato tasting

Italian market

Gelato making

Savour the secrets of Italian cuisine by participating in a hands-on, pasta making cooking class, including a visit to a local market and small grocery stores. At the end of the lesson, you’ll taste what you prepared and cheers your success with Italian wine.

FROM

Pompeii & its Ruins

$155*

Discover how to make artisanal gelato from scratch and enjoy a one hour class in one of the best gelaterias in Rome. Learn the importance of choosing quality ingredients and taste the gelato at the end of the class.

Capri Island & Blue Grotto Tour

FROM

$254*

DURATION Full day

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS Daily, am

DEPARTS Apr – Oct: daily, am

FEATURES

FEATURES • Central hotel pick-up/drop-off • Roundtrip ferry tickets • Lunch • English speaking bilingual guide • Blue Grotto excursion

• Entrance tickets with skip the line • Central hotel pick-up/drop-off • Lunch • English speaking bilingual guide • Headset for enhanced audio Pompeii

Capri Island

Discover Pompeii, the famous Roman city, destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt Vesuvius and now one of the most important archaeological sites of the world. Enjoy a panoramic overview of Naples and a tasty lunch before entering into this unique time capsule.

FROM

Florence by Train

Florence Cathedral

FROM

Gelato Making Class

ROME DAY TOURS

Cooking Lesson & Grocery Tour

$214*

If you love the sun, sea, nature and outdoor lifestyle, you will adore Capri, one of the world’s most beautiful islands. This little treasure of the Mediterranean will delight you with its typical colours, artisans shops and luxury boutiques. Enjoy a guided tour of the city and a visit to the captivating Blue Grotto (weather permitting).

Positano & the Amalfi Coast

FROM

$324*

DURATION Full day

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS

DEPARTS

Nov – Mar: Tue, Thu & Sat, am Apr – Oct: Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat, am

Apr – Oct: Mon, Thu & Fri, am

FEATURES

• High speed train tickets from Rome to Naples • Minivan at disposal from Naples station to visit Positano and Amalfi • English speaking driver • Assistance during the journey

• Lunch • High-speed return train tickets Rome/Florence • Assistance during the trip • Entrance tickets to Uffizi Gallery with skip the line access • English speaking local guide • Headset for enhanced audio

Visit Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance and well known for its treasures of art and architecture, by high speed train led by a local guide. Explore the squares and streets and the artistic masterpieces including skip the line access to the splendid Uffizi Gallery. Enjoy lunch in an authentic Florentine restaurant.

FEATURES

Positano

Fall in love with one of Italy's finest coastlines and travel by high speed train to Naples. Visit the beautiful cliff top town of Positano, and Amalfi with its Mediterranean architecture, stacked houses and colourful buildings.

Transfers: We can organise a range of transfer options from the airports, train stations and ports to and from your Rome accommodation and beyond. Extra tours: We also offer combination tours including lunch and private tour options. Contact us for details. *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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ROME HOTELS FROM

Hotel Rimini

$59*

FROM

Hotel Augustea

$79*

FEATURES

FEATURES

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This hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Rome for sightseeing and transport services. The hotel’s sunny, large breakfast room provides a panoramic view of the city. All rooms are double glazed and have private facilities. Garage nearby (extra charge).

The hotel is located on the 1st floor of the building. It’s a simple, yet comfortable hotel situated only 200 metres from the Piazza Della Repubblica. The hotel enjoys an excellent location with many historical landmarks nearby. Facilities include a television room and bar service. Quad rooms are available.

Via Marghera, 17 ¦ map ref 01

Via Nazionale, 251 ¦ map ref 02

LOW SEASON from $59* HIGH SEASON from $86*

LOW SEASON from $79* HIGH SEASON from $102*

Includes American buffet breakfast

Includes continental breakfast FROM

Hotel Windrose

$72*

FROM

Hotel Centro

$70*

FEATURES

FEATURES

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Situated in the heart of Rome, near the main railway station and Rome’s main tourist attractions. A very comfortable hotel with all modern conveniences. A wide staircase leads from the living room up to the first floor terrace, available for guests. Free internet access. Garage available 30 metres from the hotel, supplement payable.

The Centro has been completely refurbished and offers its guests every modern comfort. All rooms are sound proofed and are provided with private facilities. There is a TV lounge, bar and a garage nearby. The hotel is situated in a very quiet but central position, opposite the Opera House and close to the railway station.

Via Gaeta, 39 ¦ map ref 03

Via Firenze, 12 ¦ map ref 04

LOW SEASON from $72* HIGH SEASON from $118*

LOW SEASON from $70* HIGH SEASON from $125*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

FROM

Hotel Alexandra

$75*

FROM

Hotel Cortina

$80*

FEATURES

FEATURES

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The hotel is in a uniquely elegant location, facing the famous Via Veneto between the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, close to the magnificent Villa Borghese Park. Antique decorations and designs blend with modern comforts. The view on the historic downtown is priceless. The hotel has an outdoor gazebo restaurant directly on Via Veneto.

Situated in the heart of the city centre in Via Nazionale, close to Termini railway station. The hotel is located on the 1st floor. Stylish, comfortably, furnished rooms take on a country feel with polished floorboards and wood furniture. All rooms have en suite facilities. Breakfast served in a garden or room, no extra charge.

Via Vittorio Veneto, 18 ¦ map ref 05

Via Nazionale, 18 ¦ map ref 06

LOW SEASON from $75* HIGH SEASON from $151*

LOW SEASON from $80* HIGH SEASON from $144*

Includes American breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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$87*

FROM

Hotel Aberdeen

$88*

FEATURES

FEATURES

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Recently refurbished, and set in the heart of Rome, 200 metres from the Piazza Della Repubblica, the Patria features a summery breakfast room and lounge bar. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated in a variety of colour schemes; all featuring bathrooms which have been renovated in marble. Garage nearby.

The hotel is located in the centre, just off Via Nazionale, a short walk to Via Veneto and very close to the central railway station. The front door access to the hotel is through a courtyard. Hotel has a TV room, an elegant breakfast room and an internet point.

Via Torino, 36/37 ¦ map ref 07

Via Firenze, 48 ¦ map ref 08

LOW SEASON from $87* HIGH SEASON from $114*

LOW SEASON from $88* HIGH SEASON from $140*

Includes continental breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Hotel Centrale

$90*

FROM

Hotel Regno

$112*

FEATURES

FEATURES

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The hotel is located in the historic centre of Rome, next to Piazza del Popolo and only a short walk from the Spanish Steps. This charming hotel offers fully renovated rooms in a classical style reminiscent of the end of the 19th century. There are 21 rooms with modern comforts and facilities.

Located in the former library of the Kingdom of Italy (circa 1900) the hotel is within walking distance of the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum and the Spanish Steps. It is also conveniently located for shopping and sightseeing. Quad rooms available. Parking nearby at extra charge.

Via Laurina, 34 ¦ map ref 09

Via Del Corso, 330 ¦ map ref 10

LOW SEASON from $90* HIGH SEASON from $164*

LOW SEASON from $112* HIGH SEASON from $156*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

FROM

Hotel Accademia

$121*

ROME HOTELS

FROM

Hotel Patria

FROM

Hotel Tritone

$121*

FEATURES

FEATURES

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Situated in the heart of the city, Hotel Accademia is only 50 metres from the Trevi Fountain and a short walk from the most prestigious shopping. In the area of the Spanish Steps, Via Condotti and Via Veneto. Hotel has pay TV. Superior rooms available, higher rates apply.

The hotel is centrally situated on one of Rome’s most well-known streets – the Via Tritone. A bar is available on the roof garden where continental breakfast can be served on request. A lock-up garage nearby is available at an extra charge. Superior rooms available, higher rates apply.

Piazza Accademia Di S. Luca, 75 ¦ map ref 11

Via Del Tritone, 210 ¦ map ref 12

LOW SEASON from $121* HIGH SEASON from $185*

LOW SEASON from $121* HIGH SEASON from $185*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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ROME HOTELS FROM

Hotel Canada

$106*

FROM

Hotel Oxford

$99*

FEATURES

FEATURES

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Stay in one of Rome’s historical buildings, built in 1874. Its interior offers an elegant and tranquil setting within the centre of Rome. All rooms are exquisitely decorated, with private facilities. The breakfast room is sunny, spacious and elegant. A garage is nearby (300m), extra charge. Double deluxe rooms are available, a supplement is payable.

Located in the historic centre, a short distance from the Via Veneto and the Spanish Steps. The Oxford is a comfortable family-run hotel with a traditional restaurant serving regional specialties in the evening. Guest rooms feature elegant furnishings and wood or carpeted floors. Garage parking nearby for a supplement.

Via Vicenza, 58 ¦ map ref 13

Via Boncompagni, 89 ¦ map ref 14

LOW SEASON from $106* HIGH SEASON from $125*

LOW SEASON from $99* HIGH SEASON from $136*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

FROM

The Duke Hotel

$70*

FROM

Hotel Genova

$108*

FEATURES

FEATURES

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The Duke Hotel is located in the Villa Borghese area and offers complimentary shuttle transfers to Piazza del Popolo. Featuring warm furnishings and wooden floors, the elegant rooms and suites have soundproof windows and some have city-view balconies. The hotel's I Duchi restaurant specialises in creative dishes of Roman and Italian cuisine.

Located close to St. Mary Major’s Basilica and just up from Piazza Esquilino, the Genova is ideally located and has been completely renovated and refurbished. Guest rooms have been decorated in warm colours with parquet floors and sound proof windows. Supplement payable for parking.

Via Archimede, 69 ¦ map ref 15

Via Cavour, 25 ¦ map ref 16

LOW SEASON from $70* HIGH SEASON from $129*

LOW SEASON from $108* HIGH SEASON from $204*

Includes American buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

FROM

Hotel Domus Australia

$120*

FROM

Antico Palazzo Rospigliosi

$140*

FEATURES

FEATURES

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An authentic Italian, 32 room guest house, this superbly restored building is located within walking distance to major attractions and shopping. Its contemporary, light filled guest rooms are spacious and well equipped with all the modern conveniences. Guests may enjoy excellent Roman cuisine on the magnificent roof top terrace or in the restaurant overlooking the tranquil courtyard.

This historical mansion faces the magnificent Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and has 39 quiet and comfortable rooms. Many enjoy views of the Basilica while others have views of the internal courtyard or garden. The hotel has spacious common areas, a full service restaurant and a private parking area (supplement payable).

Via Cernaia 14/B ¦ map ref 17

Via Liberiana, 21 ¦ map ref 18

LOW SEASON from $120* HIGH SEASON from $158*

LOW SEASON from $140* HIGH SEASON from $168*

Includes American buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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$162*

FROM

Hotel Stendhal

$172* FEATURES

FEATURES

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The former 17th century convent is just around the corner from Piazza del Popolo. This charming secret hideaway is an oasis of peace and tranquillity with its views of the inner garden and the roof tops. All rooms or suites with kitchenette including refrigerator, cookware/dishware and a coffee/tea maker. Supplement payable for parking.

A traditional 18th century Italian Palazzo which has been completely renovated. This exclusive, charming hotel is in the city centre, near the Spanish Steps, a superb location for sightseeing and shopping. Garage 150 metres from hotel, supplement payable.

Via di Ripetta, 231 ¦ map ref 19

Via Del Tritone, 113 ¦ map ref 20

LOW SEASON from $162* HIGH SEASON from $210*

LOW SEASON from $172* HIGH SEASON from $256*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Hotel Memphis

$118*

FROM

Hotel Rome Times

$174*

FEATURES

FEATURES

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This hotel is in the heart of Renaissance Rome and just minutes from its most valuable treasures, such as the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Barberini, Via Veneto and the Spanish Steps. Hotel Memphis has been completely refurbished and is a modern, top quality hotel. With a modest 20 rooms, guests are given the utmost in personal attention.

Set on the elegant Via Nazionale, a 10 minute walk from Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum. Repubblica Metro Station is 500 metres away. The rooms and suites feature wooden floors, double sound proofed windows, and large beds. Some rooms are in the annex building. The hotel has a roof top garden overlooking the city.

Via Degli Avignonesi, 36 ¦ map ref 21

Via Milano, 42 ¦ map ref 22

LOW SEASON from $118* HIGH SEASON from $230*

LOW SEASON from $174* HIGH SEASON from $219*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

FROM

Hotel Colonna Palace

ROME HOTELS

FROM

Residenza Di Ripetta

$129*

FROM

Hotel Mascagni

$148*

FEATURES

FEATURES

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This hotel is located in the heart of Rome amongst 16th century monuments, houses and shops. Nearby are the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Roman Forum and Piazza Navona. The hotel has a roof garden (breakfast on the roof in summer), American bar and elegant breakfast room. Supplement payable for nearby parking.

Within the historical centre and shopping district of Rome, close to the Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia and only 10 minutes from the Termini railway station. The hotel has luxurious public areas and beautifully decorated rooms. Parking available 200 metres from the hotel (extra charge).

Piazza Di Montecitorio, 12 ¦ map ref 23

Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, 90 ¦ map ref 24

LOW SEASON from $129* HIGH SEASON from $215*

LOW SEASON from $148* HIGH SEASON from $232*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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ROME HOTELS FROM

Trevi Collection

$118*

FROM

Hotel Savoy

FEATURES

$122* FEATURES

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Next to ancient monuments and palaces of the past, rises this magnificent structure at only 200 metres from Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Barberini. The modern and refined style gives character to the living environments, the play of lights and colours are its personality. The rooms' design, furniture and latest amenities will make your stay unforgettable.

Located in the heart of Rome, only a few minutes walk from the Via Veneto and the Villa Borghese. Traditionally decorated with fine furnishings, this hotel has a large reception area, a piano bar and restaurant. All 135 stylishly appointed rooms have private facilities.

Via Capo Le Case, 60 ¦ map ref 25

Via Ludovisi, 15 ¦ map ref 26

LOW SEASON from $118* HIGH SEASON from $207*

LOW SEASON from $122* HIGH SEASON from $221*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes American breakfast

FROM

Hotel White

$151*

FROM

Hotel Delle Nazioni

$136*

FEATURES

FEATURES

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Located 100 metres from the Trevi Fountain, an excellent location with a choice of small restaurants a few steps from the hotel. The 40 rooms have marble bathrooms and air conditioning. Available also for guests is the fully equipped meeting room and the Trevi bar which is open until late. Garage nearby, with a supplement payable for parking.

Hotel Delle Nazioni is located in the central area of downtown Rome, just a short walk from the landmarks of the city including the Trevi Fountain. Via Condotti is only a few minutes walk. Guest rooms are elegantly furnished with parquet floors and marble bathrooms. The hotel has its own outdoor restaurant (closed Sundays).

Via In Arcione, 77 ¦ map ref 27

Via Poli, 6 ¦ map ref 28

LOW SEASON from $151* HIGH SEASON from $224*

LOW SEASON from $136* HIGH SEASON from $280*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

FROM

Hotel Forum

$156*

FROM

Boutique Hotel Trevi

$183*

FEATURES

FEATURES

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This charming hotel is located in the heart of the ancient city overlooking the fantastic Roman Forum. From the wonderful dining room terrace guests can admire the Trajan’s Forum, the Capitoline Hill and the Colosseum and from the American Bar's terrace it’s possible to enjoy one of the most picturesque views over Rome.

Located in the heart of Rome, just a stone’s throw away from the Trevi Fountain, a base for visitors wishing to explore on foot. Once a magnificent historical building, the hotel has been completely restored and is now a distinctively chic hotel of 7 floors. The rooms are furnished in a period style. Suites available.

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Via Delle Muratte, 90/92 ¦ map ref 30

LOW SEASON from $156* HIGH SEASON from $258*

LOW SEASON from $183* HIGH SEASON from $258*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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FROM

$207*

FROM

Grand Hotel De La Minerve

FEATURES

$258* FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Gym

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift

The hotel stands just in front of the Pantheon in the charming Piazza della Rotonda close to Navona Square, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. One of the oldest hotels in the world, this is a precious piece of antiquity that expert restoration has brought back to its original splendour. The bedrooms are individual in décor.

Just metres away from the Pantheon and walking distance from Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Navona Square, the hotel is housed in a fully renovated 17th century aristocratic palace. Spacious rooms and charming ambience are enhanced by the property’s standout feature, the Minerva Roof Garden, an all-season restaurant open from breakfast to dinner that offers stunning views across the skyline of Rome.

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LOW SEASON from $207* HIGH SEASON from $261*

LOW SEASON from $258* HIGH SEASON from $372*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes American buffet breakfast

FROM

Hotel Bernini Bristol

$235*

FROM

Hotel d’Inghilterra

$269*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

This renovated hotel welcomes guests with traditional grace in its 125 rooms and suites, all equipped with the most modern amenities. The L’Olimpo roof top restaurant, the highest spot in the city centre, offers guests a breathtaking 360 degree panoramic view of Rome from the indoor and outdoor terrace. Supplement payable for parking.

Located in the heart of Rome, just a stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps, the hotel has recently been refurbished. Antique period furniture and a private collection of valuable paintings form the décor of this beautiful hotel. The hotel has a total of 89 rooms including suites. Supplement payable for parking.

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LOW SEASON from $235* HIGH SEASON from $366*

LOW SEASON from $269* HIGH SEASON from $415*

Includes American buffet breakfast

Includes American breakfast

FROM

Hotel Regina Baglioni

ROME HOTELS

Albergo Del Sole Al Pantheon

$328*

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Hotel Majestic Roma

$258*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift

This superior first class hotel is located in an excellent position on the Via Veneto close to the park and famous cafés of the Villa Borghese and Pincio Gardens. A classic style hotel, with beautiful furnishings, all 130 rooms have private facilities. Supplement payable for parking.

Designed in the shape of a piano, the Hotel Majestic has been a symbol of elegance and style since its opening in 1889. The hotel is a veritable jewel of neoclassic elegance, within walking distance of the Borghese Art Gallery and the heart of the city’s shopping district.

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LOW SEASON from $328* HIGH SEASON from $431*

LOW SEASON from $258* HIGH SEASON from $366*

Includes American buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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ROME APARTMENTS FROM

Cortina Apartments

$269* Situated in Via Napoli which is a side street off Via Nazionale. Apartment Type A: the apartment has been recently restored and elegantly refurbished and is an excellent location for visiting Rome. The main train station is 10 minutes walk from the apartment, buses and metro a 2 minute walk. The apartment is approximately 90sqm with a dining/lounge room with sofa table, and four chairs, two double bedrooms each with en suite, fully equipped kitchen with stove, microwave and fridge/ freezer, sound proofed windows, air conditioning, independent central heating, safe deposit box, hairdryer, satellite TV, iron and ironing board, lift. Apartment Type B has one double bedroom.

FEATURES Air conditioning Laundry service TV Wifi Safe Lift

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

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Spanish Steps Apartments

$388* The apartments are located very close to the Spanish Steps, on Via della Vite which is parallel to Via Frattina and Via Condotti, famous for the incredible shopping. Recently renovated, the apartments are bright, clean and spacious. Situated on the first floor of the building with lift, and being directly opposite each other are perfect for larger groups accommodating up to 10 people. Apartment no. 1 (4 persons) one double bedroom, one living room with a double sofa bed, one bathroom, closed kitchen corner in the entrance space, small balcony with view of the square. Apartment no. 2 (6 persons) two bedrooms, one double and one twin. Double sofa bed in the living area. The apartment has a large full equipped kitchen and bathroom.

FEATURES Air conditioning Wifi Lift

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 persons

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Flavia Apartments

$237* These two renovated apartments are ideally located in Via Flavia, in a bohemian area of Rome, minutes from Via Veneto and the very popular shopping district of Piazza Fiume. Each apartment has been furnished with top quality furniture to facilitate your stay away from home. Both are centrally heated/air conditioned and have satellite TV and phone. 2nd floor, with lift. Apartment Ugo: 3 persons (35sqm) includes one double bedroom, a lounge with sofa bed, a kitchen and fully equipped bathroom with shower. Apartment Augusto: 6 persons (50sqm) has two double bedrooms, a large living room which can sleep two, a kitchen and two fully equipped bathrooms.

FEATURES Air conditioning Laundry service TV Wifi Safe Lift

MINIMUM STAY 3 – 4 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 persons

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Pantheon Apartment

$452* This 140m2, 4th floor, two bedroom apartment has one of the best views of all of Rome. It is part of an 18th century palace and is literally 10 metres from the Piazza della Rotonda where the Pantheon is located. The apartment has one double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a bathroom with a shower over the oversized bath tub. Entering into the apartment you have a dining room, then a large adjoining living area with plenty of lounge space, one of which becomes a french single sofa bed. The apartment has a balcony overlooking the internal courtyard off the fully equipped kitchen. Final cleaning included in the price.

FEATURES Air conditioning Washing machine TV Safe Lift Dishwasher Heating

MINIMUM STAY 2 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 5 persons

¦ map ref 04 LOW SEASON from $452* HIGH SEASON from $506* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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$390* This modern and spacious, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment is located in an 18th century building with elevator. The recently renovated apartment can accommodate up to 7 people in a queen bedroom, a twin bedroom and 3 extra people on a double and single fold out sofa bed. There are 2 bathrooms, both have a shower over a jacuzzi bath. The kitchen and living areas are fully accessorised with all comforts. Ideally located near Rome’s Piazza Navona and its most famous open-air market, the Campo de’ Fiori. Close to transport with restaurants and shops nearby. There are 8 other apartments in this building so perfect for large groups or families travelling together. ¦ map ref 05

FEATURES Air conditioning Dishwasher Washing machine Microwave Jacuzzi bath TV Wifi Lift

ROME APARTMENTS

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Binari 3 Apartment

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 7 persons

LOW SEASON from $390* HIGH SEASON from $480* FROM

Lisandro Apartment

$146* Located in the cultural and buzzing hub of Trastevere, one of Rome’s oldest neighbourhoods. It is home to many cafes, trattorias, stylish bars and local artisans. It is a great area to mix with the locals, and soak in the Roman atmosphere. The Lisandro apartment is a modern 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom (with shower) city stay for up to 4 people, if you use the large queen size sofa bed. Nicely decorated, it offers a large living area and fully equipped kitchen. It is situated on the first floor in a quaint cobblestone street, and provides easy access to the centre of Rome, with all attractions within walking distance.

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating Dishwasher Washing machine TV Wifi Hairdryer

MINIMUM STAY 2 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

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Del Corso Apartment

$156* A well-appointed studio located near Piazza del Popolo and Via del Corso, Rome’s world-renowned shopping area. The city centre location makes it ideal for a quick weekend getaway or a longer romantic sojourn. Situated on the third floor of a typical Rome city building with an elevator and city street view. Ideal for a couple with room for one extra on the sofa bed. There is one bathroom with a shower and a kitchenette with an oven, small fridge and stove top. It reflects luxury in every aspect of the interior design and is fully equipped and close to public transport and all major attractions.

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating TV Wifi Lift

MINIMUM STAY 2 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 3 persons

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Terrapieno Apartment

$348* A lovely two-bedroom apartment located on a charming cobblestone street in the heart of Rome, located just behind Piazza Navona. The bright and spacious apartment has been superbly decorated and offers two panoramic terraces with views over the city. The apartment is 100 square metres and sleeps up to 4 people in one king and one twin bedroom, ideal for two couples or a family with children. It has a comfortable living room, dining room with a table that seats six, fully equipped kitchen and two bathrooms, one with shower and the other a bathtub. 15 minutes’ walk to underground station ‘Spagna’ and well connected to all trains, buses and major attractions.

FEATURES Terrace Lift Garden Dishwasher Washing machine TV Wifi

MINIMUM STAY 2 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

¦ map ref 08 LOW SEASON from $348* HIGH SEASON from $392* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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ROME APARTMENTS FROM

Belle Arte Apartment

$480* An elegant Roman residence located within walking distance of Piazza del Popolo and the Villa Borghese gardens, this spacious 210m2 apartment is a relaxing retreat perfect for a group of family or friends. Situated on two levels it sleeps six in three bedrooms and three bathrooms. An extra three can be accommodated in a single sofa bed in one of the bedrooms and a double sofa bed in the loft area. A fully equipped kitchen and comfortable living and dining area provide a luxurious home away from home. Close to public transport with tranquil garden views, concierge and elevators in a beautiful old residence overlooking the Tiber River. A 15 min walk to the city centre. Parking garages are located conveniently near the apartment. ¦ map ref 09

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating Washing machine Laundry TV Wifi Lift

MINIMUM STAY 2 – 4 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 9 persons

From $480* FROM

Fontana Loft Apartment

$400* Located very close to the Trevi Fountain, this lovely, renovated 2 bedroom apartment provides accommodation for up to six people. With impressive low wooden beamed ceilings, classic modern furniture and beautiful decor, this stylish city apartment provides families or friends the ideal base to explore one of the most majestic cities in the world. Two double bedrooms, a spacious living area with a double sofa bed and two small balconies with Rome city views, one bathroom with shower bath and a fully equipped kitchen. The classic Roman building has an elevator and is close to public transport and an easy walk to all major sights and attractions.

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating Microwave Washing machine TV Wifi Balcony Lift

MINIMUM STAY 2 nights

GUEST CAPACITY ¦ map ref 10

Up to 6 persons

From $400* FROM

Luxury Apartment Cella

$520* An elegant and spacious 3 bedroom apartment in the centre of Rome is ideally located between the Spanish Steps and Via del Corso and perfect for a family or friends as a city base. On the fourth floor with a small lift for easy access, the large double windows have an unforgettable Rome city and rooftop view. The master bedroom has a small balcony and ensuite bathroom, the second is a queen or twin and the third bedroom has a large single and single loft bed perfect for children. The lovely open plan living/dining area is decorated with antique furniture and paintings including a beautiful crystal chandelier. For larger groups the owner has two other apartments in the same style, one having 2 bedrooms, the other 3.

FEATURES Air conditioning Dishwasher Washing machine Microwave Jacuzzi bath TV Wifi Lift

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 7 persons

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Monti Terrace Apartment

$193* One bedroom apartment in the artistic Monti district and historical centre of Rome, ideally located to all major attractions and minutes to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Located on the first floor with a lift and sleeping up to 4 people in one bedroom with double king size bed and comfortable double sofa bed in the spacious living area. It has a fully equipped, openplan kitchen, one full bathroom with combined tub and shower and another half bathroom with toilet only. Guests will enjoy a wonderful terrace with table and outdoor grill where you can relax and dine alfresco soaking in the amazing city. This is living like the Romans!

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating Microwave Dishwasher Washing machine Clothes dryer TV Wifi Barbeque Lift

MINIMUM STAY 2 – 5 nights

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GUEST CAPACITY

LOW SEASON from $193* HIGH SEASON from $251*

Up to 4 persons

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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ROME APARTMENTS & FLORENCE

FLORENCE Florence cityscape

Capital of the Tuscan region, birth place and centre of the Italian Renaissance, home to Michelangelo’s David, the renowned Uffizi Gallery and shopping, and art experiences to fill a lifetime of visits. The Florence skyline, dominated by the magnificent Duomo, with its beautiful Gothic façade of red, green and white marble, is one of the most spectacular in all of Italy. Florence, or Firenze, is romantic, charming and busy, full of narrow streets and endless corridors of art galleries, museums and Renaissance architecture. According to UNESCO, nearly a third of the world’s art treasures reside in Florence and interestingly, in 1339 Florence became the first city in Europe with paved streets. Florence is a city to completely immerse yourself in. Stay a while, preferably in ‘a room with a view’ and take time to visit the beautiful countryside. Easily book day trips to San Gimignano, Siena, Pisa or Lucca and see lots of little medieval and Etruscan villages. Ensure there’s time to experience the best Tuscan food and wine along the way.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO • Visit Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral, its baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower in Piazza del Duomo. • Visit the famous Uffizi Gallery boasting Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus and an unparalleled collection of Renaissance art treasures. • Don’t miss Michelangelo’s Statue of David at the Galleria dell’Accademia. • Marvel at Palazzo Pitti, a 15th century palace of Florence’s rulers plus the Boboli Gardens created by the Medici family. • People watch in street side cafes, restaurants and piazzas. • Join a cooking class using the region’s best food and famous wines. • Take in the Florence skyline from Piazzale Michelangelo. • Stroll alongside the Arno River and walk across the Ponte Vecchio. • Shop til you drop in the pedestrian friendly, historic centre around Piazza della Repubblica and Mercato Nuovo. • Visit the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce with the tombs of Italian masters – Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo and Rossini. • Drive yourself or take a day trip to the wine region of Chianti and visit the town of Montepulciano, the beautiful Val d’Orcia or catch a train to Siena or Pisa in under an hour.

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FLORENCE CITY PACKAGES

Essential Florence

FROM

$175*

3 days / 2 nights

Discover Florence’s must see sights at your own pace on a self-guided walking tour accompanied by the innovative audiopen, an audio guide providing interesting commentary at each highlight. Day 1 Florence Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Day 2 Florence Spend the day exploring Florence at your leisure accompanied by your audio guide. Sights include the Church of San Lorenzo, Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, Baptistery of San Giovanni, Cathedral of Santa Croce and Ponte Vecchio to name a few. (B) Day 3 Florence (B) DEPARTS Daily

INCLUDES • Arrival transfer from Florence airport • 2 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) • 2 breakfasts • Best of Florence self-guided walking tour with an English speaking audio guide

LOW SEASON from $175* HIGH SEASON from $274*

Santa Maria Novella

Cathedral of Santa Croce

Good Tastes of Tuscany

FROM

$1551*

4 days / 3 nights

Relish in a culinary explosion of Tuscany and learn how to cook classic Tuscan meals whilst staying on an historic Tuscan estate. The estate, situated on the foothills of Florence, spans 110 hectares and produces its own wine and extra virgin olive oil. Day 1 Florence – Tuscan Countryside Transfer from Florence airport or station to your Tuscan estate. Enjoy a welcome dinner in the villa kitchen or at the local pizzeria. (D) Days 2-3 Tuscan Countryside Participate in two days of extensive cooking lessons preparing four to five course meals from antipasto to dessert with fresh pasta making, risottos, gnocchi, sauces, meat, fish dishes and vegetable dishes. After your class sit down in a beautiful dining room to taste your efforts accompanied by Tuscan wines. (B,L) Day 4 Florence Tour ends with a transfer back to Florence station or airport. Additional nights accommodation and cooking classes can be added on request (extra cost). (B) DEPARTS Apr – Oct: Daily

INCLUDES • Return transfers from Florence airport or station • 3 nights shared Tuscan villa/ farmhouse accommodation • Breakfast basket & 1 welcome dinner • 2 full day small group cooking classes with an English speaking chef & lunch • Embroidered apron & recipe book • A bottle of estate wine

Cooking lesson

NOTE: the order of this itinerary may vary depending on arrival day

From $1551*

Typical Tuscan soup

Treasures of Florence & Tuscany

FROM

$506*

4 days / 3 nights Florence is the epicentre of the Italian Renaissance and home to a magnificent array of artistic treasures. Enjoy the historic streets of Florence, including the famous Accademia and Uffizi galleries and then venture further into Tuscany to discover famous medieval towns, spellbinding countryside and the stunning Chianti vineyards. Day 1 Florence Arrival transfer to your hotel. Day 2 Florence Tour of Florence including must see sights plus the renowned Accademia Gallery to admire David by Michelangelo and the Uffizi Gallery to see the superb paintings by Botticelli, Michelangelo and Giotto. (B,L) Day 3 Tuscany Explore the Tuscan countryside and visit Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa. Enjoy a delicious traditional lunch served with typical wines from the region at a family-run vineyard. (B,L) Day 4 Florence (B)

INCLUDES • Arrival transfer from Florence airport • 3 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches • Sightseeing as specified with an English speaking guide • Entrance tickets to Accademia and Uffizi galleries and Siena Cathedral • Tuscan lunch and wine tasting NOTE: the order of this itinerary may vary depending on arrival day

David by Michelangelo

DEPARTS Nov – Mar: daily except Monday | Apr – Oct: daily LOW SEASON from $506* HIGH SEASON from $663*

Florence

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Heart of Florence Walking Tour

$31*

Welcome to Florence with Accademia Gallery

DURATION 1.5 hours

DURATION 3 hours

DEPARTS

DEPARTS Daily, am

Apr – Oct: daily except Mon, pm

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Skip the line entrance to the Accademia Gallery • Top sights of the City’s religious heart • English speaking bilingual guide • Headset for enhanced audio

• Enjoy Florence’s must see sights • English speaking bilingual guide • Small group tour

Ponte Vecchio

FROM

$86*

Florence Cathedral Façade

Discover the cathedral with its incredible Brunelleschi Dome, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the elegant Giotto Bell Tower and the bustling straw market. Admire the picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the Piazza Signoria, and the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi. Dominating all this is the majestic Palazzo Vecchio.

Drive along the romantic Viale dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo and admire the wonderful panorama of the city. Take a guided visit of the renowned Accademia Gallery^ to admire the famous David by Michelangelo. Enjoy a walking tour to see San Lorenzo Church and the Duomo complex, the Baptistery, the Cathedral and Giotto’s Bell Tower.

FLORENCE CITY PACKAGES & DAY TOURS

FLORENCE DAY TOURS

^Accademia Gallery is closed on Monday, replaced with San Marco Museum or Medici Chapels.

Florence Afternoon with Uffizi Gallery

FROM

$86*

FROM

Siena & San Gimignano

$89*

DURATION 3.5 hours

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS Daily, pm

DEPARTS

FEATURES

Nov – Mar: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat, am Apr – Oct: daily, am

• Skip the line entrance to the Uffizi Gallery • Top sights of the City’s political heart • English speaking bilingual guide • Headset for enhanced audio Fiesole and Florentine Hills

FEATURES

Siena

Enjoy panoramic views of beautiful Florence, taking in Fiesole, a delightful town of Etruscan origin. Continue to the old city centre to the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce. Walk through the historic streets to the famous Piazza Signoria and admire the Palazzo Vecchio and Loggia del Lanzi. Continue to the Uffizi Gallery^ for the superb paintings of Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio.

• Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites • English speaking bilingual guide • Siena: exclusive opening of intimate and secret sights • Chianti wine tasting

A unique and authentic experience of Siena and its traditions, thanks to the fully guided tour of the old town and exclusive admission to the heart of a contrada (district). Discover San Gimignano, the Manhattan of the Middle Ages, followed by a stop at a winery in the Chianti area. Finally, be captivated by the colours and charm of one of the most picturesque Chianti villages.

^Uffizi Gallery is closed on Monday, replaced with Museum of Palazzo Vecchio.

Pisa & the Tuscan Countryside

Pisa

FROM

$73*

Chianti Authentic Experience

FROM

$76*

DURATION 6.5 hours

DURATION 6.5 hours

DEPARTS Nov – Mar: Tue, Thu,

DEPARTS Nov – Mar: Mon, Wed,

Sat & Sun, pm Apr – Oct: daily, pm

Fri & Sat, pm Apr – Oct: daily, pm

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli • The Leaning Tower, one of the wonders of the world • English speaking bilingual guide • Headset for enhanced audio for the guided tour in Pisa

• 2 unforgettable Chianti Villages • The famous Via Chiantigiana crossing the heart of the Chianti Classico area • Breathtaking and relaxing landscapes • English speaking bilingual guide

A splendid excursion through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside to the historic university city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli and its monuments, followed by the enthralling history of the Leaning Tower, one of the wonders of the world.

Chianti vineyards

Discover the ancient traditions of the Tuscan countryside. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes of vineyards and olive groves. Visit two ancient cellars, taste the famous wines and typical Tuscan products and be captivated by the unparalleled charm of the picturesque medieval villages of Greve and Castellina in Chianti, a fortified hilltop village of Etruscan origin.

Transfers: We can organise a range of transfer options from the airports, train stations and ports to and from your Florence accommodation and beyond. Extra tours: We also offer many more scheduled and private tour options. Contact us for details. *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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FLORENCE DAY TOURS FROM

Highlights of Tuscany Tour

$129*

FROM

Cinque Terre

$160*

DURATION Full day

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS

DEPARTS

Nov – Mar: Mon, Thu & Sat, am Apr – Oct: daily, am

1 Apr – 12 Nov: daily, am

FEATURES

• Spectacular coastline of the Cinque Terre • English speaking bilingual guide • Train tickets & boat ride • Typical lunch in a characteristic restaurant

FEATURES

• Discover the most renowned Tuscan towns in one day • English speaking bilingual guide • Delicious Tuscan lunch and wine tasting • Siena cathedral entrance fee

Discover the rich art and history and the most spellbinding sights in Tuscany in a single memorable day with a scrumptious lunch including wine tasting! Drive through the lovely Chianti vineyards to Siena, a beautiful hilltop town drenched in history, for a guided walking tour. Continue to San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and then Pisa, famous for its iconic Leaning Tower.

FROM

Tuscan Cooking Course & Dinner

$110*

The Cinque Terre is a beautiful stretch of rugged coast and the only unspoilt part of the stunning Italian Riviera. It takes its name from the five picturesque fishing villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. Walking through the villages admiring the cultivated terraces and the pastel coloured roofs hovering between the sky and the sea is the best way to experience the unique magic of the Cinque Terre.

Cooking Course, Market & Lunch

DURATION 4.5 hours

DURATION 5 hours

DEPARTS

DEPARTS Apr – Nov:

Nov – Apr: Mon, Wed, Fri, pm May – Oct: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, pm

Mon & Thu am

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Small group tour • English speaking Chef • Lunch with drinks • Shopping at San Lorenzo market • Cooking a Tuscan meal

• Small group tour • English speaking, multilingual chef • Prepare a four course Tuscan dinner • Dinner and Tuscan wine

Held in an old palazzo in the city centre, this small group course is ideal for food lovers. Learn to cook a classic, four course Tuscan meal under the expert guidance of a chef, followed by dinner with the dishes you have prepared, accompanied by a good Tuscan wine and a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Florence & Chianti Hills by Fiat 500

FROM

$129*

Under the expert guidance of a chef, visit the historic San Lorenzo central market, where you will select your ingredients to use to prepare a four course meal in a top class cookery school. The course will be followed by lunch with the dishes you have prepared, accompanied by a good Tuscan wine and a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Hills of Florence by Electric Bike

DURATION 2.5 hours

DURATION 2 hours

DEPARTS Mar – Oct: daily, am

DEPARTS

FEATURES

Nov – Mar: daily, am May – Oct: daily, am & pm

• Small group tour • Experience driving like a local • Drive off the beaten track • Fun and friendly English speaking guide

A Dolce Vita style tour in a vintage iconic Fiat 500 car. Begin your unique driving experience with an introduction to the cars and drive the hills on a private road through vineyards and olive groves on the grounds of a 15th century Renaissance villa. Your guide communicates via radio leading you through the amazing Tuscan countryside. DRIVING RESTRICTIONS APPLY.

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$118*

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$61*

FEATURES • Small group tour • English speaking bilingual guide • A wonderful experience with little effort • Spectacular vistas of the city from the hills

Join this spectacular tour of the Tuscan rolling hills, led along typical country roads with a stop at Michelangelo Square and San Miniato al Monte Abbey. See cypresses, olive groves, Renaissance villas, Romanesque churches, breathtaking views of Florence, and sip a good glass of Chianti wine accompanied by a delicious Tuscan snack.

Transfers: We can organise a range of transfer options from the airports, train stations and ports to and from your Florence accommodation and beyond. Extra tours: We also offer many more scheduled and private tour options. Contact us for details. *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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$82*

Beyond the David, in the footsteps of Michelangelo

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$79*

DURATION 1.5 hours

DURATION 2.5 hours

DEPARTS

DEPARTS

To be confirmed by the Ministry of Tourism

Apr – Oct: Wed, Thu & Sat

FEATURES

• Small group tour • English speaking guide • Entrance fees to Casa Buonarroti and Bargello Museums

FEATURES

• Skip the line entrance to either the Accademia or Uffizi Galleries • Museum entrance ticket • English speaking guide • Classic Italian aperitif

Enjoy a magical evening at either the Accademia Gallery with the “David” and other important masterpieces by Michelangelo or at the Uffizi Gallery to admire the great works of art by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello and more, followed by a delicious aperitif with a view. Dinner can also be added for a supplement.

Palazzo Vecchio Secret Passages

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$61*

A unique art history tour retracing sites that were symbols of Michelangelo’s life. Visit the Bargello Museum to discover among other important Renaissance sculptures, the Bacco, Tondo Doni, Bruto and David-Apollo. Continue to the house where Michelangelo once lived, which is today Casa Buonarroti Museum, where the early drawings and works of this great artist are preserved.

Vespa Tour of Florence & Chianti Countryside

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$137*

DURATION 1 hour 15 mins + lunch

DURATION 4 hours

DEPARTS

DEPARTS Nov & Mar: Daily, am

Nov – Apr: Sat May – Oct: Sat & Sun

Apr – Oct: Daily, am & pm

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Small group tour • Vespa & helmet rental • English speaking guide • Wine & product tastings

• Small group tour • Skip the line entrance • English speaking multilingual guide • A focus on places not usually accessible in the Medici Palace • Delicious Florentine Lunch

Explore parts of the Palazzo Vecchio which have been made available for very small groups only. Ascend the narrow passages of the Duke Gualtieri’s medieval stairway and discover an unexpected path beyond a door hidden by a painting, admire the precious coffered ceiling of the Salone dei Cinquecento and see the Medicean Palace from a different viewpoint. Enjoy lunch in an historic restaurant in the heart of the Medicean district.

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Florence by Segway

FLORENCE DAY TOURS

Accademia OR Uffizi Gallery at Sunset with an Aperitif

$111*

Live like an Italian and enjoy the freedom of riding the Vespa, the legendary Italian scooter. Discover rare city corners, breathtaking views, ancient hamlets and unforgettable landscapes en-route to the Chianti region. Stop at an organic farm to taste high quality wine accompanied by cheese and extra virgin olive oil. DRIVING RESTRICTIONS APPLY.

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Cooking with Kids

$81*

DURATION 1 hour + orientation session + lunch

DURATION 2.5 hours

DEPARTS

Apr – Oct: Wed, am

Nov – Oct: Daily, am & pm

FEATURES • Small group tour • English speaking guide • Segway & helmet rental • Training session • Lunch with drinks

Ride through the Renaissance streets and squares of Florence on a latest-model Segway accompanied by an expert art & history guide. Segways are quick, eco-friendly and fun to ride. Enjoy a Florentine lunch in a characteristic restaurant in the heart of the Medicean district either before or after your Segway tour.

DEPARTS FEATURES • Small group tour • English speaking chef • Lunch with drinks • Kids “little chef” certificate

Relish in a fun and educational experience by learning how to cook Italian pizza and gelato as a family. Led by an expert and passionate chef and immersed in the colours and aromas of quality ingredients, you will be able to express your creativity and skills. Bake pizza in a real “wood oven” and prepare genuine Italian gelato in three delicious flavours.

Transfers: We can organise a range of transfer options from the airports, train stations and ports to and from your Florence accommodation and beyond. Extra tours: We also offer many more scheduled and private tour options. Contact us for details. *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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FLORENCE HOTELS FROM

Hotel San Giorgio Olimpic

$54*

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Hotel Delle Nazioni

$69*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Lift

Air conditioning TV Wifi Safe Bar Lift Parking

Situated only a few minutes walk from all of Florence’s major attractions. Santa Maria Novella railway station is 100 metres from the hotel making it very accessible for those arriving by train. This family-run hotel is in very good condition and is renovated periodically to maintain its high standard.

Located in the heart of Florence and very close to Santa Maria train station this hotel is within walking distance from to the main tourist attractions. All the 80 rooms have a wooden floor and are fully equipped with modern amenities. There is a garage nearby (extra charge).

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Via L. Alamanni, 15 ¦ map ref 02

LOW SEASON from $54* HIGH SEASON from $103*

LOW SEASON from $69* HIGH SEASON from $101*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Hotel Galileo

$65*

FROM

Hotel Alba Palace

$70*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Lift

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift

In the heart of Florence near Cappelle Medicee and Santa Maria Novella railway station. Rooms are in the traditional Florentine style. The breakfast room is on the ground floor. There is a garage 300 metres from the hotel with a supplement per day, free pick-up from the Galileo.

A small friendly hotel located in the heart of Florence, a few steps from Santa Maria Novella square and a short walk from the central station. Combining comfort with the enhanced features of old Florentine houses, the rooms feature modern furniture and double glazed windows. A buffet breakfast is served daily in the courtyard.

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Via Della Scala, 22 ¦ map ref 04

LOW SEASON from $65* HIGH SEASON from $116*

LOW SEASON from $70* HIGH SEASON from $135*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Torre Guelfa

$106*

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Hotel Domus Florentiae

$102*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift Parking

Located close to Ponte Vecchio bridge, a nice location 5 minutes walk to the Duomo. The hotel is part of one of Florence’s most antique palaces, Palazzo Acciaiuoli (13th century). Rooms are furnished in a traditional style, all different from each other. Free wifi is available throughout the hotel. Garage nearby (extra charge).

Hotel Domus Florentiae is set in a restored, 16th-century building overlooking the bustling Piazza Santa Maria Novella. This opulent hotel is a short walk from both Santa Maria Novella train station and the Duomo Cathedral. The 14 rooms feature classic Florentine style décor and there is an elegant breakfast room opening on to a terrace with panoramic views.

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Via Degli Avelli, 2 ¦ map ref 06

LOW SEASON from $106* HIGH SEASON from $164*

LOW SEASON from $102* HIGH SEASON from $269*

Includes American buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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$88*

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Grand Hotel Cavour

$113*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift

Converted from a 15th century Medici Palace and preserved as an historic monument. The breakfast room with alfresco ceiling overlooks the garden. The hotel is 5 minutes from the Campanile of Santa Maria Novella. Breakfast in room at no extra charge. Garage nearby (200 metres), extra charge.

Located in the historical heart of Florence, this hotel is very close to the Duomo. Beautifully restored, there is a roof garden, with a 360° views of Florence. All 100 rooms are sound proofed. Rooms with wheelchair access are available on request.

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Via Del Proconsolo, 3 ¦ map ref 08

LOW SEASON from $88* HIGH SEASON from $149*

LOW SEASON from $113* HIGH SEASON from $152*

Includes American buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Pitti Palace Al Ponte Vecchio

$99*

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Hotel Rivoli

$99*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Surrounded by splendid architecture, this hotel is located in the historical centre of Florence. Ideally located, just beyond the end of the Ponte Vecchio, 100 metres from Pitti Palace, Boboli Garden and the Uffizi Gallery. Parking available at additional cost.

An excellent location in the historic centre of town, a few steps away from the most exclusive shops. Originally a 15th century Franciscan monastery the hotel has been carefully restored. It has elegant bedrooms, most of which circle the patio and tree lined garden.

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Via Della Scala, 25 ¦ map ref 10

LOW SEASON from $99* HIGH SEASON from $185*

LOW SEASON from $99* HIGH SEASON from $181*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Grand Hotel Baglioni

$144*

FLORENCE HOTELS

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Palazzo Dal Borgo Hotel

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Laurus Al Duomo

$106*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift

There is a fabulous panoramic restaurant and the Terrazza Brunelleschi roof garden. The public rooms are large, with cosy alcoves adorned with carved wood. Located near Central railway station and 5 minutes walk from the cathedral. Hotel garage space on request (supplement payable).

Situated in the centre of Florence, close to the main shopping area, the hotel is within a few minutes walk of the Duomo and all other attractions of Florence can also be easily reached on foot. There is a pleasant breakfast room and the hotel also features a roof terrace offering bar service, with panoramic views.

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Via Cerretani, 54 ¦ map ref 12

LOW SEASON from $144* HIGH SEASON from $216*

LOW SEASON from $106* HIGH SEASON from $196*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes American breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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FLORENCE HOTELS FROM

Hotel De La Ville

$128*

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Hotel Pierre

$123* FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift Parking

This elegant hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the ancient city, just a few steps from the Via Tornabuoni, close to the Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo Cathedral. The hotel has a snack bar restaurant serving Italian specialties. Supplement payable for parking.

Housed in a magnificent aristocratic Florentine Palace the Hotel Pierre offers its guests an intimate welcoming atmosphere combined with impeccable service. The hotel is located in the heart of Florence in a highly prestigious position, close to Via Tornabuoni, the most celebrated shopping area. The Duomo, Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio are situated at short distance away.

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LOW SEASON from $128* HIGH SEASON from $225*

LOW SEASON from $123* HIGH SEASON from $230*

Includes American buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Hotel Brunelleschi

$178*

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Hotel Bernini Palace

$183*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift

Just minutes from the Piazza Duomo, a unique hotel built around a 6th century Byzantine tower. Once owned by a family of Florentine nobles, it combines fine antique style with modern facilities. This hotel has one of Florence’s finest restaurants.

The Bernini Palace is an elegant, comfortable hotel set in the magical atmosphere of the old Florence of Medici Dynasty. It is conveniently located to visit the most important museums, highlights and exclusive shops in Florence. The Bernini is built in typical Florentine style offering all modern comforts whilst maintaining a renaissance atmosphere.

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LOW SEASON from $178* HIGH SEASON from $388*

LOW SEASON from $183* HIGH SEASON from $302*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Hotel Helvetia & Bristol

$215*

FROM

Villa La Massa

$388*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift, parking Swimming pool Fitness centre

This very elegant hotel is located in the historical city centre of Florence, in front of Palazzo Strozzi. The 67 rooms and suites are all different, each with its own history, colours and character, combining old-world charm with modern convenience. The hotel restaurant Hostaria Bibendum offers Italian cuisine with emphasis on local recipes.

This 16th century villa stands on the banks of the river Arno, 8 kilometres from Florence. The 37 rooms are decorated in the Renaissance style and feature modern facilities. The Verrocchio Restaurant, with its terrace overlooking the Arno, offers Italian and traditional Tuscan dishes. Daily courtesy shuttle to/from Florence and private parking free of charge.

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LOW SEASON from $215* HIGH SEASON from $377*

LOW SEASON from $388* HIGH SEASON from $428*

Includes American buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Dante Apartment

$340* The Dante apartment is in a restored 13th century tower building in the very heart of medieval Florence. The apartment offers every modern comfort with a large and elegant sitting room with a timber panelled ceiling, a comfortable dining area, kitchen with gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, double sink, marble bench tops and high quality kitchen crockery. There is a large master bedroom with a king bed which can convert to two singles, a study with a sofa bed and a sitting room with a double sofa bed. Exit almost directly into the incredible Piazza della Signoria. Shops, grocery, cafes and restaurants all within 100 metres of the apartment.

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating Washing machine Dishwasher TV DVD Wifi

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 5 persons

FLORENCE HOTELS & APARTMENTS

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Piccolo Residence Suites

$185* Studio Apartments located in the centre of Florence, in an elegant historical building dating back to the 1600's, perfectly restored in respect with the Florentine Baroque style. Situated in a perfect position between the Duomo and the Accademia museum, where the original Statue of David is preserved. Little shops, cafes and restaurants all at your doorstep. There are 8 apartments – 4 classic and 4 more modern in style. All have TV, phone, Wifi, safe, air conditioning, bathroom with bath/shower and a hairdryer. A kitchen corner with microwave, fridge, espresso machine, cooking utensils and table/silverware. Self service laundry available.

FEATURES Air conditioning Laundry facilities TV Wifi Safe Hairdryer

MINIMUM STAY 2 – 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

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Giaconda Apartment

$439* The Giaconda Apartment is a beautiful holiday rental located in the heart of the medieval city of Florence. The apartment, on the 2nd floor with a lift, is 190sqm and offers three bedrooms that can be arranged either as double or twin. Additional place for 3 on a double sofabed in the living area and another single sofabed. There are two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room with TV, and a dining room. Centrally located and just 500 metres to the main railway station, it is a perfect base to explore and restaurants, shopping and monuments are at the doorstep. A baby bed and highchair can be provided on request. This apartment can be rented along with the Marzia Apartment which is located in the same building and accommodates up to 8 people. ¦ map ref 03

FEATURES Air conditioning Washing machine Clothes dryer Safe TV DVD Wifi Lift

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 9 persons

LOW SEASON from $439* HIGH SEASON from $549*  FROM

Marzia Apartment

$366* A spacious and elegant 3 bedroom apartment located on the first floor of a prestigious 17th century palazzo near the Arno River. Easy walking distance to the Duomo Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, fabulous shopping and all major cultural attractions of Florence. With traditional terracotta and wooden floors, finely furnished rooms and city views, the apartment has two bedrooms (double or twin), one single bedroom on the mezzanine floor and three bathrooms with showers and one bathtub. It has a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room with fireplace and dining table and a double sofa bed and single sofa bed for 3 extra guests. Conveniently located 500 metres to the main railway station. This apartment can be rented along with the Giaconda Apartment which is located in the same building and accommodates up to 9 people.

FEATURES Air conditioning Wifi Lift TV Washing machine Clothes dryer

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 8 persons

¦ map ref 04 LOW SEASON from $366* HIGH SEASON from $459*  *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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FLORENCE APARTMENTS FROM

Vecchio View Apartment

$390* Apartment Vecchio View is a charming and spacious apartment located in a palazzo next to the famous ‘Old Bridge’ or Ponte Vecchio, in the very heart of Florence. Recently renovated it has parquet throughout, a fully accessorised kitchen, wifi, air conditioning and a full laundry. There is a phone for free local calls only. It can accommodate up to 5 people in a double, a twin and a single bedroom. The apartment overlooks the Arno River and is conveniently situated just minutes walk from the best attractions that Florence has to offer. All major landmarks of the city are within walking distance as well as wonderful shopping, fantastic restaurants and public transport.

FEATURES Air conditioning Wifi Lift TV Washing machine Clothes dryer

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 5 persons

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Borghino Apartment

$368* A classic 2 bedroom apartment in central Florence with old world charm, located on the second floor (about 58 steps) of a traditional palazzo. Walking distance to restaurants, local markets, shops, galleries and museums and all major tourist sites. The apartment is on two levels, on the lower floor there is a fully equipped kitchen with dining area, double bedroom and bathroom. Open stairs lead from the cosy living space to a mezzanine level with double bedroom, bathroom and single sofa bed in a separate area for one extra person. This little gem in the heart of the city is your little 'home away from home' in Italy. For larger groups of family and friends there is another apartment available on the same level called Apartment Borgo for up to 6 people.

FEATURES Air conditioning Washing machine Dishwasher TV Telephone Wifi Paid parking close by

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 5 persons

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Tonia Luxury Apartment

$924* An elegant 4 bedroom apartment sleeping 8, located on the third and fourth floors of a classic building with elevator, in the historic centre. Quiet and comfortable with views over the Arno River and convenient to all major cultural attractions, restaurants and shops. With large, airconditioned double bedrooms stylishly furnished and three bathrooms – one with bathtub and handheld shower, two with showers. A spacious, bright living room is furnished with stylish, timeless classic antique furniture and paintings. The dining room has an elegant chandelier and a table seating ten and the well equipped kitchen has dishwasher, microwave and coffee maker. Suitable for families or groups of friends. Baby cot on request.

FEATURES Air conditioning Wifi Lift TV Washing machine Clothes dryer

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 8 persons

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La Bella Signoria Apartment

$412* Located in the historical centre of Florence, this classic 2 double bedroom, 2 bathroom (one with shower and one with bath and shower) apartment is ideal for up to 4 people. Traditionally furnished in classic Italian style, it is bright and airy and offers air conditioning, safe, dishwasher and washing machine. This delightful Italian city stay has a mini-kitchen incorporated into one of the bedrooms and a balcony with a table and seating for two overlooking the stunning Piazza della Signoria. Dr Vranjes boutique toiletries for all guests. Close to transport, within walking distance to all Florence major attractions and rooms with a city view – the ideal Florence apartment experience.

FEATURES Air conditioning Washing machine Wifi Dishwasher TV Safe Balcony

MINIMUM STAY 1 night

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

¦ map ref 08 LOW SEASON from $412* HIGH SEASON from $576* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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All of these properties are perfect for those who do not wish to rent a car but stay in a country setting close to Florence. They are accessible using public transport or a short taxi ride. Transfers can also be booked with a private driver. FROM

Villa Prat 1 Apartment

$295* Villa Prat 1 is an elegant 2 bedroom villa apartment located in the Tuscan countryside just 15 minutes from Florence city. It is situated on a vast estate with its own forest, olive groves and vineyards, where quality extra virgin olive oil and wine are still produced by the family. Beautiful accommodation with frescoes, gold gilded mirrors, antiques and a stunning covered loggia. There is a large living area, an eat in kitchen, two large double bedrooms, one with an additional single bed, a full bathroom and a smaller toilet only bathroom. Easy walking distance to local restaurants, shops and public transport. Guests are able to participate in cooking classes held here at the professional cooking school. Also available on the same estate are an additional 5 apartments providing accommodation for 4-7 guests each.

FEATURES TV Wifi Frescoed terrace Private parking Shared swimming pool

MINIMUM STAY 3 – 5 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 5 persons

FLORENCE APARTMENTS & VILLAS

FLORENCE COUNTRYSIDE VILLAS & APARTMENTS

LOW SEASON from $295* HIGH SEASON from $368*  FROM

Country Suite Organic Estate

$269* Originally convent buildings and old homesteads, this incredible organic farm estate now provides wonderfully rustic and charming accommodation for Tuscan country holidays. Set on an organic farm which covers over 300 hectares and located conveniently just 10 mins from Florence there are 12 different apartments for 2 – 11 people. The estate has its own restaurant, a grocery store, swimming pool, wifi and offers a range of fun, family friendly activities such as a ‘Night Safari’ and an ‘Outdoor Bike Gym’. There is a local bus stop just 50 metres from the estate entrance.

FEATURES Wifi Restaurant Shared swimming pool Laundry service

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 11 persons

From $269*  FROM

Villa Ginestra

$741* Villa Ginestra is a beautifully restored rustic farmhouse with lovely views and a private, fenced swimming pool. Set on a private wine and olive oil producing estate the villa provides accommodation for up to 13 people in 5 bedrooms and has 3.5 bathrooms. Retaining the characteristic charm of a Tuscan farmhouse but with all modern conveniences it is a perfect base to explore the entire region. Villa Ginestra is walking distance to the nearest village where there are restaurants, shops, a fresh produce market every Wednesday, wine tasting and two local train stations. Relax at the villa, sip a glass of wine and take in the splendid views from the panoramic terrace which also is beautiful for al fresco dining.

FEATURES Air conditioning Wifi Dishwasher Barbeque Washing machine Private swimming pool Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 4 – 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 13 persons

LOW SEASON from $741* HIGH SEASON from $845*  FROM

Villa Favola

$814* A beautifully restored Italian farmhouse in a small hamlet, minutes from Florence city centre but set in the countryside with olive groves and Tuscan views, ideal for a large group of friends or family looking for a dream Italian villa stay. Enjoy the private infinity-edge swimming pool, large sun-bathing deck and hot tub with alfresco dining and gardens. With two wings – four double bedrooms and a twin room with ensuites in one wing and an additional three double bedrooms in the other, accommodating up to 16 people in comfort. Exquisitely decorated with care by interior designer owner, guests have all of the comforts of a luxury villa. All concierge services can be provided on request. Private chefs, beauty treatments, massage and babysitting. Close to shops, restaurants, wine tasting and all major sites.

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Barbeque Fireplace Wifi Dishwasher Washing machine Clothes dryer Jacuzzi Private swimming pool Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 16 persons LOW SEASON from $814* HIGH SEASON from $1198*  *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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TUSCANY

Toscana is a patchwork of sun-kissed olive groves, vineyards and sunflower fields, across rolling green countryside, dotted with hill towns and farmhouses. The beauty of Tuscany, her landscapes and rustic tranquility, fill the dreams of travellers. Experience the heart of this region: base yourself in a villa or apartment for a week and explore medieval hilltop towns time forgot, remains of ancient Etruscan civilisation, cobbled laneways and art and architectural treasures around every corner. Ride a bike around Lucca, climb the famous Tower of Pisa or kick back in your very own Tuscan villa and live the Italian life... even for a short time. And don’t forget the food and wine! Tuscan cuisine is known and loved for its simple flavours and best enjoyed al fresco with a prized Chianti wine.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO • Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage sites – the natural beauty of Val d’Orcia, Pienza and the historic centre of Siena. • Enjoy a grape escape – eat in country trattorie and drink world famous Chianti and Montepulciano wine. • Explore medieval towns – hilltop San Gimignano, iconic Pisa (both UNESCO listed) Volterra, Cortona and fortified Lucca. • Take a room with a view and discover Renaissance Florence and surrounding Tuscany by car or on easy day trips. • Wander off the beaten track; explore, walk and taste Tuscany on a small escorted or self drive tour through this amazing region. • Visit Maremma, the south west corner of Tuscany with its sandy beaches, rocky coastline and spectacular hilltop towns of Grosseto and Pitigliano. • Venture off the Tuscan coast to Elba, Italy’s third largest island with clear blue waters and wide sandy beach and sheltered coves.

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The Tuscany Tour 4 days / 3 nights

FULLY ESCORTED GROUP TOUR

3 NIGHTS FROM

$1860*

SHORTER SECTORS AVAILABLE 3 days/2 nights Rome – Florence

TUSCANY TOURS

TUSCANY TOURS

Florence Greve in Chianti Pisa San Gimignano Volterra Siena Montepulciano Borgo San Luigi Pienza Montalcino

ROME Starts ROME Ends ROME

HIGHLIGHTS 4 DAY TOUR • Scenic landscapes • Tuscan medieval towns • The artistic splendour of Florence • Wine tasting and lunch with gastronomic specialties INCLUDES 4 DAY TOUR • 3 nights 4-star accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Transport by deluxe coach • English speaking tour escort DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED 2017: 22 May | 19 Jun | 10, 24 Jul | 21 Aug 4, 18 Sep | 2, 16 Oct 4 days / 3 nights From $1860* 3 days / 2 nights From $1398*

Pisa

Montepulciano

Travel through the extraordinary countryside of Umbria and Tuscany. Visit the charming medieval town of Montepulciano known for its nobile wine, Pienza, the gem of the Val d’Orcia region, and Montalcino for Brunello di Montalcino wine and pecorino cheese tastings. Admire the splendid Piazza Del Campo in Siena and the superb scenery of the Chianti hills in Greve. Visit Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and the sanctuary of many famous Italian artists, and Pisa to view the famous Leaning Tower. Spend three nights at the Borgo San Luigi, a rural structure built in the 17th century that is surrounded by beautiful gardens with a refreshing swimming pool. A shorter two night version of this tour is available ending on day three in Florence. ITINERARY Day 1 Rome – Montepulciano – Pienza – Montalcino – Borgo San Luigi Depart for the rural village of Borgo San Luigi via Montepulciano, Pienza and Montalcino. Enjoy wine and pecorino cheese tastings en route. (D) Day 2 Siena – Greve – San Gimignano Spend the day exploring Tuscany, visiting the medieval towns of Siena, Greve and San Gimignano. Enjoy a guided visit of the gardens and ancient cellars of the Castello di Verrazzano, followed by wine tasting and local specialties for lunch. (B,L,D)

Day 3 Florence After breakfast drive to Florence for some free time to explore the Cradle of Renaissance. (B,D) Day 4 Borgo San Luigi – Volterra – Pisa – Rome Visit Volterra, a fascinating Tuscan city renowned for its alabaster, and Pisa to explore the Piazza dei Miracoli and see the Leaning Tower and the Baptistery. Time at leisure before returning to Rome. (B)

San Gimignano

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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TUSCANY TOURS

Walks & Tastes of Tuscany 8 days / 7 nights

FULLY ESCORTED BOUTIQUE TOUR

FROM

$3594*

TUSCANY San Gimignano Monteriggioni Pienza

SIENA

CORTONA

Montepulciano/Montefollonico

Starts SIENA Ends CORTONA

Countryside near San Gimignano

HIGHLIGHTS • Small group tour – maximum 8 – 10 guests • Walking through spectacular landscapes • Tuscan medieval towns • Wine tastings in Bagno Vignoni and Montalcino • Cooking lesson in a 16th century farmhouse INCLUDES • 7 nights charming hotels/pensions accommodation • Meals with wine as per itinerary • Transport by air conditioned vehicle • Fully guided each day by Ugo or Barbara Mariotti • Cooking lesson at local farmhouse • Aperitif in San Gimignano • Wine tastings in Bagno Vignoni and Montalcino • Afternoon teas in Siena and Café Poliziano in Montepulciano DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED 2017: 23 Apr | 21 May | 18 Jun | 10 Sep 15 Oct From $3594*

Discover the medieval towns of Siena, Pienza and the ancient Etruscan heritage of the Tuscan area on this walking tour escorted by local hosts Ugo and Barbara Mariotti. Wander along the forest paths and through the lush meadows, vineyards and olive groves and experience the fine food and wine of the region. The highlight being a cooking lesson in a 16th century Tuscan farmhouse. ITINERARY Day 1 Siena Arrive in Siena, this ancient Gothic town is World Heritage listed. Enjoy a leisurely evening walk through the winding streets down to the Campo, the beautiful rose-gold square where, twice each year, they run the Palio, a medieval bareback horse race. (D) Day 2 Siena – San Gimignano – Monteriggioni Visit San Gimignano, whose famous medieval towers still dominate the skyline. Stroll through the town, perhaps enjoy a gelato and explore the old fortress. Later visit the 13th century fortress borgo of Monteriggioni and taste an aperitif of Vernaccia, the delicious San Gimignano white wine. This afternoon enjoy a guided walking tour of Siena and stop by a bakery to try the cakes and biscuits. (B) Day 3 Monte Oliveto Maggiore – Pienza Take the back roads to the monastery of Monte Oliveto Maggiore. Visit Buonconvento, a delightful walled town. Home for the next four days will be in the tiny early Renaissance town of Pienza, famous for its pecorino cheeses. This evening's special dinner will feature dishes based on pecorino and other local specialties. (B,D) Day 4 Bagno Vignoni Thermal Pool Visit Bagno Vignoni and the ancient spa pool used by the Etruscans, the Romans, Santa Caterina and Lorenzo il Magnifico. Enjoy a four hour circuit walk, including a stop at Poggio al Vento, where the owner will introduce his Orcia wines and own olive oil. Taste these during a delicious picnic lunch at the farm. Relax in the spa waters before returning to Pienza. (B,L)

Day 5 Montepulciano – Montefollonico From Montefollonico, a hilltop village of Etruscan origin, take a picturesque walk through the valley to Montepulciano to join the locals at their colourful market as they buy pecorino cheese, porcini mushrooms, clothing and tractors. Explore this famous hilltop town offering handcrafted goods and cantinas that offer wine tastings. (B) Day 6 Abbey of Sant’Antimo – Montalcino – Cortona Transfer to Montalcino and walk to the ancient monastery of Sant’Antimo. Pass by an ancient Etruscan fort that has been recently excavated. From Sant’Antimo return by local bus to Montalcino and explore the town with its impressive fortress La Rocca and have a traditional tasting of the famous Brunello wine accompanied by traditional snacks as a light lunch. (B,L) Day 7 Farmhouse Cooking Lesson Travel from Pienza to a local farmhouse and visit the ancient church of La Pieve di Corsignano and then Sant’Anna di Camprena where the English Patient was filmed. Learn to make the local pasta pici and enjoy the results at a traditional farm lunch. Continue to Cortona. This evening share a light farewell meal at one of Cortona’s cafes. (B,L,D) Day 8 Cortona Transfer to Terontola Station (Cortona) where the tour ends. (B) NOTE: expect to walk up to 3-5 hours per day on forest tracks and dirt roads. Hiking boots recommended.

Medieval town near Siena

Val d'Orcia near Siena

Tuscany landscape

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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5 days / 4 nights

HIGHLIGHTS • Tuscan medieval towns • Walking through spectacular landscapes • The walled city of Siena INCLUDES • 4 nights accommodation • Breakfast daily • Maps and detailed walking instructions • Daily transfers of baggage between hotels •Transfer from Florence station or airport to San Gimignano on day 1 • 24 hour back up from local manager DEPARTURES Daily on request From $1650*

With breakfast

From $1970*

With breakfast & dinner

TUSCANY FLORENCE San Gimignano

SIENA Starts FLORENCE Ends SIENA

Walking through San Gimignano countryside

This walk passes through the heart of medieval Tuscany, starting in the marvellous towered town of San Gimignano and finishing at the dynamic regional capital, Siena. On the way visit a well preserved medieval town, which grew rich during the Middle Ages on its wool and glass industries, and an eerie fortress-village. ITINERARY Day 1 Florence – San Gimignano Transfer from Florence to San Gimignano. In the afternoon there is a short loop walk through vineyards with wonderful views over San Gimignano (2 hrs). Day 2 San Gimignano Today's walk takes you to another well-preserved medieval town via vineyards and olive groves and a forested valley, through a landscape that has changed little since the Middle Ages. (3 hrs). (B) Day 3 Elsa Valley Today’s walk crosses undulating farmlands, passing hamlets, castles and a fine Romanesque abbey before arriving at a tiny walled gem – a restored castle (4 hrs). (B) Day 4 Siena This walk takes you to Siena, through the forests of a sparsely populated range of hills that once protected Siena's northern frontier from Florence (5 hrs). (B) Day 5 Siena Tour ends. Siena is connected by rail and bus to Florence. (B)

Tuscany Walk – Florence to Siena via the Chianti Hills 7 days / 6 nights

INCLUDES • 6 nights accommodation • Breakfast daily • Maps and detailed walking instructions • Daily transfers of baggage between hotels • Transfer from Florence to Impruneta on day 1 and to Siena on day 6 • 24 hour back up from local manager DEPARTURES Daily on request From $1890*

With breakfast

From $2170*

With breakfast & dinner

FROM

$1890*

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR – GRADE 2

HIGHLIGHTS • Magnificent food and wine from the Chianti district • Picture perfect landscapes • Charming medieval towns • Overnight stay in a beautiful agriturismo

FROM

$1650*

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR – GRADE 2

TUSCANY TOURS

Tuscany Walk – San Gimignano to Siena

TUSCANY FLORENCE Impruneta Chianti Hills

SIENA Starts FLORENCE Ends SIENA

Vineyards near Chianti

This magnificent walk starts and finishes in two of the most beautiful cities in Italy – Renaissance Florence and medieval Siena. Pass through some of the most celebrated countryside in Europe, a unique landscape of rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, isolated farmhouses and ancient villages. The Chianti region is not only a place of extraordinary natural beauty, it is also very rich in history and well known for its wine. ITINERARY Day 1 Florence – Impruneta Transfer from Florence to Impruneta, a pleasant agricultural town. Day 2 Impruneta – Chianti Hills Start your Chianti visit with a short walk over undulating hills, through forests, vineyards and wheat fields to a small quiet farming town (2.5 hrs). (B) Day 3 Chianti Hills Enter the heart of the Chianti district, walking through vineyards and past one of the oldest abbeys in Tuscany, before finishing for the day in a busy market town (3.5 hrs). (B) Day 4 Chianti Hills Climb to the ridge of the Monti Chianti, passing through hamlets and forests. Continue to a lovely agriturismo, originally a 10th century abbey (3.5 hrs). (B) Day 5 Chianti Hills Continue to a magnificent wine estate in a converted medieval abbey (3.5 hrs). (B) Day 6 Chianti Hills – Siena Walk through classic Chianti countryside finishing at a splendid castle, where Chianti wine was first developed. Transfer to Siena (3 hrs). (B) Day 7 Siena Tour ends after breakfast. (B)

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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TUSCANY TOURS

Gourmet Tuscany 8 days / 7 nights

Florence Siena Montalcino

FROM

FULLY ESCORTED BOUTIQUE GROUP TOUR

$2962*

San Polo in Chianti San Gimignano

Civita di Bagnoreggio

Montepulciano Pienza

ROME

Starts ROME Ends ROME

Tuscany countryside

HIGHLIGHTS • Small group tour – maximum 25 guests • Sampling of Slow Food Presidia products – delicious and authentic traditional foods • Visit fascinating towns such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, the Chianti area and Montalcino • Combine the unique attractions with beautiful landscapes and delicious food and wine • Discover the rich cultural heritage of Tuscany INCLUDES • 7 nights 4-star charming hotels or historical residences • Buffet breakfast daily • 4 meals based on traditional regional dishes, including a selection of regional wines • 5 guided tastings of Slow Food wines and/or Presidia products from the Tuscany region • A guided tour of Florence • Transport by luxury motor coach (arrival & departure airport transfers are not included) • Baggage handling for the duration of the tour • English speaking professional tour leader and licensed local guides as per itinerary

Experience the philosophy of the Slow Food movement on this unique small group tour of Tuscany. Explore this region of sprawling vineyards, rolling hills, charming old cities, masterpieces of art and gourmet food. Visit magnificent Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, Siena, famous for the Palio horse race, the Chianti area, Montepulciano and Montalcino, known all over the world for their prestigious wines, and San Gimignano with its tall towers. Visit wineries and cellars, sample excellent wines, rare cold cuts, Pecorino cheeses with olive oil, and shop for delicacies in the many food shops. ITINERARY Day 1 Rome Arrive, meet your tour escort and enjoy a welcome dinner in a typical “Osteria d’Italia”. During the evening there will be an introduction to the tour and to the Slow Food philosophy. Overnight Rome. (D) Day 2 Rome – Pienza, Montepulciano Depart for Pienza, famous for its Pecorino cheese. Visit a Pecorino cheese producer, learn about the cheese-making process and sample the fare. Proceed to Montepulciano, one of the most characteristic and intact medieval cities in Italy. Visit a winery for a tasting, then explore the town centre. Transfer to your hotel. (B) Day 3 Florence Travel to Florence. Visit the central market and sample some delicacies. In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour through the historical centre and admire the religious buildings and the houses of power. (B) Day 4 Castellina – Greve – San Polo in Chianti Spend the day discovering the Chianti hills. Stop at Castellina for an explanation on aromatic herbs harvested and dried following the ancient techniques of Duccio Fontani. Set off for the wonderful city of Greve and

explore the town centre. In the afternoon visit Azienda Frantoio Pruneti in San Polo for a food culture lesson and an oil tasting. (B) Day 5 San Gimignano – Siena Depart for San Gimignano, famous for its medieval architecture and towers. Continue to Siena stopping for lunch with some traditional local produce. Admire the most beautiful architecture and sample some delicious traditional desserts like the Panforte. (B,L) Day 6 Montalcino Travel to Montalcino, famous for its Brunello red wine. Visit Mastio della Rocca which is home to the Enoteca La Fortezza where it will be possible to buy some local products including the local speciality honey and sample some wine. This afternoon enjoy a cooking class dedicated to the Tuscany tradition, followed by dinner. (B,D) Day 7 Civita di Bagnoreggio – Rome Depart for Rome, via Civita di Bagnoregio. This town is noted for its striking position atop a plateau of volcanic tuff overlooking the Tiber river valley. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner in a typical local restaurant. (B,D) Day 8 Rome After breakfast, tour ends. (B)

DEPARTURES 2017: 21 May | 11 Jun | 10 Sep From $2962*

Pienza at sunset *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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8 days / 7 nights

PISA

BOUTIQUE GROUP TOUR

FROM

$2776*

TUSCANY TOURS

Flavours of Tuscany Cooking Week

Florence

TUSCANY Arezzo Siena

Starts PISA Ends PISA

HIGHLIGHTS • Small group tour – maximum 10 guests • Staying in a villa surrounded by rolling hills and olive groves • Learning how to cook delicious, authentic Tuscan dishes • Day trips exploring some of Italy’s most historic and beautiful towns INCLUDES • 7 nights villa accommodation • All meals and wine including 2 at local restaurants • 5 cookery lessons with an Italian chef • Wine tasting at a local winery • Visits to local towns such as Siena and Arezzo • Transport by minibus • Transfers from/to Pisa airport at a specific time^. ^N OTE: the transfer from Pisa airport generally leaves between 12pm and 3pm on day 1 and back to Pisa airport after breakfast on day 8.

DEPARTURES 2017: 29 Apr | 6, 13, 20 May | 3, 10, 17, 24 Jun 26 Aug | 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep | 7 Oct From $2776*

No single supplement

OTHER TOURS AVAILABLE: Flavours of Tuscany Shortbreak 4 days / 3 nights, from $1480* Our cookery courses offer the chance to discover the speciality dishes and learn more about Tuscany's heritage.

Tuscany is quintessential Italy: a dreamscape of rolling hills topped with willowy cypress trees, shimmering olive groves and rows of tangled vines, peppered with picture-perfect medieval hilltop towns. This rich, rural landscape provides all the ingredients for the chefs to show you how to rustle up mouth watering local dishes. Tuscan fare is simple but hearty and bursting with flavour: from ribollita, a hearty vegetable stew, to chunky Tuscan bread soup and rustic pasta dishes such as pici, a thick spaghetti with wild boar or rabbit sauce. For a break from the kitchen, explore the charming alleys of medieval Siena, one of Italy’s best preserved medieval towns. Built on three hills and surrounded by medieval walls, take in the stunning Duomo, preserved Gothic architecture and, of course, the famous Piazza del Campo – one of the world’s most unique piazzas. For a change of pace there is also the charming town of Arezzo, boasting its Piazza Grande, perhaps a good opportunity to tuck into a classic bistecca alla fiorentina, a char grilled T-bone steak washed down with a good Chianti. Accommodation is in a selection of lovely villas: imagine honey-coloured farmhouses with beamed ceilings, shuttered windows opening onto sweeping views, stone-flagged floors and huge welcoming kitchens. They all have private pools, en suite rooms and that essential soporific hum of cicadas as you relax with a bottle of wine under the trees. ITINERARY Day 1 Pisa – Tuscany countryside Transfer from Pisa airport or make your own way to the villa for welcome drinks on the terrace followed by dinner prepared by the resident chef. (D) Day 2 Tuscany countryside After breakfast, first cookery lesson with the chef, enjoying the results for lunch. Afternoon is at leisure. Dinner is prepared at the villa. (B,L,D) Day 3 Tuscany countryside Morning cookery lesson, lunch and then visit a local winery for a wine tasting. Return to the villa for dinner prepared by the chef. (B,L,D) Day 4 Siena After breakfast, a day to enjoy sight seeing or shopping in Siena at leisure. Lunch will be at a trattoria. Return to the villa for dinner. (B)

DEPARTURES

Day 5 Tuscany countryside Another cookery lesson this morning. The afternoon is at leisure to relax by the pool or walk through the olive groves. Dinner tonight is at the villa. (B,L,D) Day 6 Arezzo This morning is your fourth cookery lesson, followed by lunch. Afternoon visit to Arezzo with a chance to explore before dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D) Day 7 Tuscany countryside Final cookery lesson and lunch. Enjoy your afternoon relaxing at the villa and in the evening a farewell dinner. (B,L,D) Day 8 Tuscany countryside – Pisa Tour ends after breakfast with a transfer to Pisa airport. (B) NOTE: the itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and allowing for the Italian ways!

2017: 17, 24 Mar | 7, 21 Apr | 6, 10 May | 16, 20, 23, 27 Sep | 7, 11 Oct

Tuscany Painting Week 8 days / 7 nights, from $2776* The classic landscapes and light of Tuscany provides inspiration. Add in some delicious Italian cuisine and sightseeing for an enriching holiday. DEPARTURES 2017: 10, 17 Jun | 9, 16 Sep Contact us for details.

Tuscany countryside vineyard

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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TUSCANY TOURS

Tuscany Food & Wine Self Drive Tour 7 days / 6 nights

FROM

$1382*

SELF DRIVE TOUR

Florence Greve San Gimignano

TUSCANY Pienza Siena

Montepulciano

Starts FLORENCE Ends FLORENCE

Vineyard near Montepulciano

HIGHLIGHTS • Sampling of Slow Food Presidia products – delicious and authentic traditional foods • Tastings of prestigious wines of the Chianti area • Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance • Siena and San Gimignano • Pienza, famous for its pecorino cheese INCLUDES • 7 days category A car hire • 6 nights 4-star charming hotels and/or historical residences • Buffet breakfast daily • 4 meals based on traditional regional dishes • 3 guided tastings of foods and/or wines from the Tuscany region • 1 cooking lesson • Half day sightseeing tour of Florence DEPARTURES 8 Jan – 27 Dec 2017: daily LOW SEASON

from $1382*

SHOULDER SEASON from $1597* HIGH SEASON

Explore this region of sprawling vineyards, rolling hills, charming old cities, masterpieces of art and gourmandise. Visit the magnificent Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, Siena, famous for the Palio horse race, the Chianti area, Montepulciano and Montalcino, known all over the world for their prestigious wines, San Gimignano with its tall towers. Visit wineries and cellars, sample excellent wines, rare cold cuts, pecorino cheese and olive oil, shop for delicacies in the many food shops. ITINERARY Day 1 Florence Collect your car and drive to the Villa Il Palagio, near Florence. Enjoy a welcome dinner. (D) Day 2 Florence Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Florence and lunch at Osteria Tripperia Il Magazzino. This afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps visit one of Florence’s oldest ice cream parlours. (B,L) Day 3 Siena – San Gimignano Visit Siena and sample some traditional desserts in one of the famous pastry shops. On the way to San Gimignano enjoy lunch at a familyrun farmhouse. In the afternoon, visit the famous towers and the San Gimignano 1300 Museum. (B,L) Day 4 Chianti Today is dedicated to discovering the Chianti hills. Visit to the Tenuta Fontodi for a wine tasting. Proceed to the historic town of Greve. In the afternoon visit Azienda Frantoio Pruneti in San Polo for a food culture lesson and an oil tasting. (B)

Day 5 Montepulciano – Pienza Depart for the medieval city of Montepulciano and visit a winery for a tasting. In the afternoon, head for Pienza. Visit a pecorino cheese producer, learn something about the cheese making process and sample the fare. (B) Day 6 Montalcino Morning departure for Montalcino, famous for its Brunello, one of the best red wines in the world. Return to Florence area and join a cooking class dedicated to the Tuscany tradition, followed by dinner. (B,D) Day 7 Florence Departure. (B)

from $1694*

Vineyards near Montalcino *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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LUCCA

Residenza D’Epoca Palazzo Alexander

FROM

$90*

FROM

Grand Hotel Guinigi

$86*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Located in the centre of Lucca’s historic district Palazzo Alexander, this hotel is easily reached from the main highway and from train and bus stations. There is private parking available beside the hotel (extra charge). Free wifi throughout.

This luxury hotel is little more than a kilometre away from Lucca’s historical city centre. The hotel has 167 comfortable and elegant rooms completely renovated and furnished with style and attention to detail. Free wifi throughout. Free parking available.

Via S. Giustina, 48

Via Romana 1247

LOW SEASON from $90* HIGH SEASON from $156*

LOW SEASON from $86* HIGH SEASON from $97*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

SIENA

FROM

Residenza D’Epoca Il Casato

$68*

FROM

Hotel Athena

$74*

FEATURES

FEATURES

TV Mini bar Safe Garden Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

In the heart of Siena, this Residence is within a 14th century building known for its beautiful frescoes. It has a panoramic view of the city. All rooms are stylishly furnished and have private facilities. Garage available (sup. payable).

The hotel is located in the historic centre of Siena, near the Piazza del Campo, famous for the well known Palio. The hotel bar has a large terrace with wonderful views where guests can enjoy the countryside all around. Rooms are large with plenty of light, decorated in either a classic or modern style.

Via Dupre 126 & Via Casato Di Sopra 33

Via P. Mascagni, 55

LOW SEASON from $68* HIGH SEASON from $86*

LOW SEASON from $74* HIGH SEASON from $215*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

FROM

Grand Hotel Continental

$221*

TUSCANY TOURS | HOTELS

TUSCANY HOTELS LUCCA | SIENA | PISA

PISA

FROM

Grand Hotel Bonanno

$59*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking

The Grand Hotel Continental is located in the heart of Siena, at the centre of the pedestrian shopping area, within walking distance of the Piazza del Campo, the Duomo and all major sites and attractions. This 17th century palace contains many magnificent frescoes in public areas and in several rooms. The 51 rooms and suites are unique and all offer the services and comforts of a top level hotel.

An ideal solution for business or pleasure trips to Pisa, the hotel offers a full range of facilities and essential services for a truly comfortable stay. Conveniently located near the main access road into Pisa, 10 minutes walk to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the old town centre. Only 3km from the airport and motorway exit and 400 metres from Pisa San Rossore train station.

Via Banchi di Sopra

Via Carlo Francesco Gabba, 17

LOW SEASON from $221* HIGH SEASON from $360*

LOW SEASON from $59* HIGH SEASON from $85*

Includes American buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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TUSCANY HOTELS SAN GIMIGNANO | TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE SAN GIMIGNANO

FROM

Hotel Leon Bianco

$97*

FROM

Hotel Relais Santa Chiara

$118*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift

Air conditioning TV Wifi Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking

The hotel is located in the heart of San Gimignano, in an ancient nobleman’s palace of the 11th century, which has now been tastefully restored. The central position of the hotel allows visitors to enjoy the atmosphere of the medieval small town. During spring and summer breakfast is served on the roof top. Superior twin rooms are available on request, supplement payable.

Located on a hillside, 10 minutes easy walk to San Gimignano centre, overlooking the serene Tuscan countryside. Decorated in taste and style, the hotel offers guest lounge with fireplace, large gardens and swimming pool with hydro massage.

Piazza Della Cisterna

Via Matteotti 15

LOW SEASON from $97* HIGH SEASON from $108*

LOW SEASON from $118* HIGH SEASON from $167*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

Hotelito Lupaia

FROM

$235*

5km from Montepulciano Set on a small hilltop between Montepulciano and Pienza, Lupaia offers 11 charming rooms and suites which are spread over 5 ancient buildings and offer enchanting views over the surrounding hills and medieval villages. Each room is unique in style and décor and features modern comforts. The restaurant presents the perfect opportunity to taste typical Tuscan dishes and offers a set 4-course menu which changes daily. Dinner is served in the cosy and intimate restaurant featuring an open kitchen and fireplace, or in the warmer months outside on the lovely terrace facing the village of Montefollonico. The restaurant is closed on Mondays. Guests can relax by immersing themselves in the silence of the countryside, taking walks in the beautiful gardens or ride the hotel's mountain bikes.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Swimming pool Parking

Località Lupaia, 74, Torrita di Siena ¦ map ref 01 From $235* Includes buffet breakfast

Palazzo Leopoldo

FROM

$112*

26km Siena and 2km from Villa Situated in Radda in Chianti, a hill town that has remained unaltered in its medieval charm, Palazzo Leopoldo is a patrician villa where history, art and modern comforts combine providing an old-world touch. The hotel provides excellent service and warm welcoming rooms and suites offer sophisticated elegance with original frescos, cotto floors and fireplaces. Breakfast is served on a terrace overlooking Chianti’s vineyards and castles or in the magnificent original 18th century kitchen where cooking classes are held.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Swimming pool Parking Fitness centre

Via Roma, 33 Radda in Chianti ¦ map ref 02 LOW SEASON from $112* HIGH SEASON from $151* Includes buffet breakfast *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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FROM

$97*

3.5 km from Cortona Set on 7 hectares of lush parkland, the Borgo San Pietro is an oasis of peace and nature. Situated at the foot of Cortona, an ancient Etruscan town rich in history and culture with Etruscan walls, streets, medieval houses and Renaissance palaces, it makes an ideal base from which to explore the local area. This eighteenth-century farmhouse was converted into a hotel with a judicious restoration process, and now offers 14 luxurious rooms with wood beam ceilings and ornate furnishings, as well as 5 spacious apartments. The hotel also features a swimming pool surrounded by extensive parklands and a fully equipped gym. Tours of the local area, cycling trails and cooking classes can be arranged.

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating TV Wifi Mini bar Restaurant/bar Swimming pool Parking

TUSCANY HOTELS

Borgo San Pietro Hotel & Relais

Località San Pietro a Cegliolo ¦ map ref 03 LOW SEASON from $97* HIGH SEASON from $105* Includes buffet breakfast

Relais La Suvera

FROM

$339*

40km from Siena and 850m from Pievescola Nestled among the rolling hills of Tuscany, Relais La Suvera offers award winning service and a historic luxury experience. The 36 rooms and suites are decorated with antique furniture from the collections of the families of the owners, which blend harmoniously with all modern amenities. Every room in the hotel is different. The Papal Villa suites are dedicated to historical characters related to the owners’ families and are the ideal setting for those who want to celebrate an anniversary or honeymoon. The rooms and suites in the farmhouse and the stables buildings, many of which overlook the gardens and/or have private terraces, are perfect for a romantic getaway or a family holiday.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Safe Mini bar Restaurant/bar Swimming pool Parking Spa & fitness centre

Via della Suvera, 70 ¦ map ref 04 LOW SEASON from $339* HIGH SEASON from $372* Includes buffet breakfast

Hotel Castello Di Casole

FROM

$401*

37km from Siena and 2km from Molino D'Elsa Hotel Castello di Casole is a luxurious five star hotel in Tuscany and the centrepiece of a remarkable and historic 4,200 acre estate. Commanding the highest point on the property, parts of this restored castle have graced the estate for centuries dating back to the 10th century. Timbers Resorts has lovingly transformed these ruins into a boutique hotel in the grand European tradition, with impeccable suites, world class services and amenities, experiences of home and magical views of the Tuscan countryside. Accommodation is limited to just 41 luxury Tuscan suites, available in a range of styles. Most suites have stunning views and all have complete access to the estate’s services and amenities.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Restaurant/bar Swimming pool Parking Spa & fitness centre

Localita Querceto, Casole d'Elsa ¦ map ref 05 LOW SEASON from $401* HIGH SEASON from $564* Includes buffet breakfast *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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TUSCANY VILLAS & APARTMENTS Fattoria La Loggia

FROM

$123*

1km from Montefiridolfi and 20km from Florence Situated on the top of a hill, in the heart of Chianti Classico, La Loggia is made up of the Hamlet and the Convent. The Hamlet is located on the summit of a hill in an extraordinarily scenic area and the Convent is about 300 metres away. All rooms and apartments have been completely restored and furnished with antique furniture and original paintings. Each apartment is equipped with thermostat-controlled heating, telephone, safe, satellite TV, radio, kitchenette or kitchen, bedroom linen and blankets. Air conditioning is available on request (extra charge) and there is free wifi. The salt water swimming pool is heated and open from May to September. There are a range of apartments from one bedroom, one bathroom up to three bedrooms, three bathrooms. San Casciano Val Di Pesa ¦ map ref 01

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating Laundry service TV Wifi Safe Restaurant Shared swimming pool Telephone Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 persons

LOW SEASON from $123* HIGH SEASON from $258*

Castello Vicchiomaggio

FROM

$202*

6km from Greve in Chianti and 25km from Florence Near the historic village of Greve in Chianti, high on a hill, stands Castello Vicchiomaggio. Considered one of Italy’s finest vineyards and members of the Grandi Crus d’Italia association, wine tastings, cellar tours and themed dinners are regularly available in the splendid ballrooms. An ideal base for a holiday in Tuscany, only 25km from Florence and 43km from Siena. The castle’s gardens and hillside infinity swimming pool (mid June to September) enjoy impressive views over the valley. The self-catering apartments are within the historical building. Although all have modern amenities, the original architecture has been maintained ensuring character and uniqueness. There is a range of apartments from one bedroom up to two bedrooms, one bathroom. A suite in the Canonica building is also available for 2 adults. NOTE: Open from 25 March – 1 Nov Greve In Chianti ¦ map ref 02

FEATURES Air conditioning (some apartments) Wifi Shared swimming pool Private parking Free wine tasting

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

From $202*

Villa Pitiana

FROM

$131*

1km from Donnini and 30km from Florence This villa is situated 430 metres above sea level and its imposing structure divides the last olive groves of Valdarno from the centuries old trees of the Vallombrosa, near Florence. The oldest part of Villa Pitiana dates back to the 14th century and is characterised by the presence of a high tower, not unlike the tower houses of San Gimignano. The property has a cloister, Rococo chapel, for special evenings and events, a park of over 500 hectares, a nature trail, table tennis and mountain bikes. Cookery courses are also available: a 3 hour basic course; 3 days of Tuscan cooking or one full week. Accommodation consists of one or two bedroom apartments with cooking facilities, and living rooms with one or two sofa beds.

FEATURES TV Wifi Restaurant Bar Library Shared swimming pool

MINIMUM STAY 2 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 persons

Donnini Reggello, Florence ¦ map ref 03 LOW SEASON from $131* HIGH SEASON from $153* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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$187*

4km from Castellina in Chianti and 30km from Siena Collelungo lies in its own private estate, covering 200 acres of Tuscan countryside, midway between Florence and Siena in the heart of the Chianti Classico. With all the major cultural centres on its doorstep, Collelungo is the ideal base for exploring the Chianti hills and Tuscany attractions. Siena can be reached in 30 minutes, Florence and San Gimignano in 45 minutes. Accommodation includes a range of one to two bedroom apartments, all offering views over the vineyards and their own outdoor area. Most have an open fireplace or stove. There is also a lounge with library, satellite TV and wine bar, a swimming pool, a barbeque and pergola with picnic table. Breakfast can also be served on request

FEATURES Heating Laundry facilities TV Library Shared swimming pool

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 guests

TUSCANY VILLAS & APARTMENTS

Collelungo Farm Stay

Castellina In Chianti ¦ map ref 04 LOW SEASON from $187* HIGH SEASON from $207*

Antico Pastificio

FROM

$118*

400m from Greve in Chianti and 22km from Florence Situated near the historical square of Greve, close to restaurants, cafes and shops, Antico Pastificio (the old pasta factory) is surrounded by a peaceful garden with a swimming pool. The building’s frescoed walls, wooden beamed ceilings and terracotta floors have all been restored. Guests staying at Antico Pastificio can enjoy organised dinners in the vineyard (on request), which take place every week from July to September. The property is divided into two parts, the yellow Pasta Factory and the orange Pasta Factory. 12 apartments are available at the estate ranging from one to three bedrooms, all with a double sofa bed for additional guests. NOTE: Open all year round

FEATURES Air conditioning (some apartments) Heating Laundry facilities TV Wifi Shared swimming pool Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 3 – 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 9 persons

Greve In Chianti ¦ map ref 05 LOW SEASON from $118* HIGH SEASON from $151*

Residenza Le Grillaie

FROM

$215*

650m from Greve in Chianti and 22km from Florence This property has three independent villas, Casa Verdiana, Casa Turchesa and Casa Amaranta, each with private swimming pool and gorgeous view of the surrounding hills, vineyards and olive groves. Wake up in the Tuscan countryside and take an easy 10 minute walk to the historic piazza of Greve in Chianti for your morning cappuccino and fresh pastry. There you will also find all facilities – restaurants, shopping, grocery, banks, church, bus stop. The houses offer three and five bedroom/ bathroom accommodation on two to three levels with panoramic views. Baby crib, high-chair and an extra bed are all available on request at no additional cost. NOTE: Open all year round

FEATURES Air conditioning Washing machine TV Wifi Private swimming pool Private parking Heating

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 10 persons

Greve in Chianti ¦ map ref 06 LOW SEASON from $215* HIGH SEASON from $355* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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TUSCANY VILLAS & APARTMENTS Borgo Di Pietrafitta

FROM

$239*

4km from Castellina in Chianti and 30km from Siena Imagine the unique feeling of staying in a small medieval village in Tuscany where everything is authentic yet perfectly renovated. There are 15 apartments including two that are independent houses, all situated atop a hill from which you have a bird’s eye, all-embracing view of the historic Chianti landscape and its famous vineyards. Swim in the infinity pool, enjoy a steak cooked on the barbeque and admire the view of the Gallo Nero vineyards. The staff will make your holiday peaceful and relaxing but at the same time full of small activities to fill in your days. There are a range of one and two bedroom apartments plus a medium sized independent house with one double and one single bedroom and a larger house with two double and two single bedrooms. NOTE: Open 31 March – 30 Nov and 23 Dec – 7 Jan

FEATURES Washing machine TV Wifi Shared swimming pool Barbeque Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 3 – 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

Castellina in Chianti ¦ map ref 07 LOW SEASON from $239* HIGH SEASON from $325*

La Vecchia Greve

FROM

$118*

650m from Greve in Chianti and 22km from Florence The buildings of La Vecchia Greve formed the original nucleus of the village of Greve in Chianti. La Vecchia sprung up around a fortified castle dating back to the 12th century. In the restoration of the castle, care was taken to recreate, wherever possible, the original style using only the original stonework. Apartments of different sizes have thus been created. The one bedroom, one bathroom or two bedroom with one or two bathrooms apartments are equipped with a small kitchen area, a balcony boasting magnificent views or an attractive garden veranda with tables and chairs. There is also a cottage with private garden and pool. NOTE: Open 18 March – 5th November

FEATURES Shared swimming pool

MINIMUM STAY 3 – 7 nights Weekly for Cottage

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 7 persons

Greve In Chianti ¦ map ref 08



LOW SEASON from $118* HIGH SEASON from $140*

Villa San Andrea

FROM

$186*

3km from Montefiridolfi and 25km from Florence Villa San Andrea is situated in an ancient village in the heart of Tuscany, where the estate dominates the magnificent vineyards of the Chianti Classico area. The villa itself sits on the ruins of a castle, built in the 11th century by the Florentine Buondelmonti family. Throughout the estate several villas have been restored: Zobi, Perticato and Montelodoli. These large villas are beautifully renovated with all the modern comforts and surrounded by nature with large garden and a pool. They are divided into elegant apartments, which have the characteristic large wooden beams, terracotta floors and stone fireplaces with views of olive groves, vineyards and fields of sunflowers. Guests have access to the swimming pool, the children’s playground, barbeque and patio, equipped for outdoor dining.

FEATURES Laundry facilities Wifi Shared swimming pool Private Parking Barbeque

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 12 persons

San Casciano ¦ map ref 09 LOW SEASON from $186* HIGH SEASON from $215* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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$308*

13km from San Gimignano, 30km from Siena and 40km from Florence Casa Graziella is a charming 200 sq metre home that forms part of a medieval borgo. Made of ancient stone and recently renovated, it is perfect to accommodate a group of up to 6 people in its 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Furnished with exquisite taste throughout, the owners have retained many of the ancient features such as the brick cathedral ceilings, the fireplace and the exposed stone walls. On the lower level there are two living areas, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. Upstairs there is a master bedroom, a twin bedroom, another double bedroom and the bathrooms. Outside there is a private pool, deck chairs, a covered pergola area , BBQ and table and chairs for enjoying the Tuscan air. Plenty of private parking.

FEATURES Wifi Barbeque Fireplace Garden Private swimming pool Private parking Washing machine

MINIMUM STAY 5 – 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 persons

TUSCANY VILLAS & APARTMENTS

Casa Graziella

Poggibonsi ¦ map ref 10 LOW SEASON from $308* HIGH SEASON from $800*

Villa Meraviglia

FROM

$1714*

60km from Siena and 130km from Florence An astonishing, luxury, fully renovated, designer villa set in one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany… the ‘Val d’Orcia’. Accommodates up to 19 people in 9 air conditioned bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The villa has 4 living areas, two of them with fireplaces. There is an adjoining annexe housing 3 bedrooms and upstairs an area dedicated to a large playroom with ping pong, a gym, lounge and bar. Underfloor heating, solar pool heating, numerous external terraces for entertaining outdoors, a vegetable garden and landscaped lawns, this villa has been designed to not want for anything and is an absolute delight inside and out. Private chef, maid service, massage, cooking classes, sommelier and any additional service can be provided.

FEATURES Air conditioning Wifi Fireplace Landscaped gardens Private parking Heated private pool Gym

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 19 persons

Sarteano ¦ map ref 11 LOW SEASON from $1714* HIGH SEASON from $3286*

Villa Podere Stalla

FROM

$542*

28kms from Volterra and 70km from Pisa A perfect villa for those wanting to stay near the Tuscan coastline, accommodating up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in the main villa and an additional bedroom and bathroom in the adjoining annexe. The villa has been restored to its original beauty keeping the terracotta floors, stone walls, arched windows and exposed wooden beams and provides a private and tranquil oasis for your Tuscan holiday. On the ground floor, a living room with impressive fireplace, large TV room and dining area, and a fully equipped open plan kitchen. The shaded porch features table and chairs, barbeque, and pergola, perfect for alfresco dining and overlooks the beautiful heated swimming pool. The villa is located 14 km from the sea.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi DVD Washing machine Dishwasher Barbeque Private swimming pool Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 12 persons

Guardistallo, Pisa ¦ map ref 12 LOW SEASON from $542* HIGH SEASON from $758* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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TUSCANY VILLAS & APARTMENTS Farmhouse Billinia

FROM

$570*

13km from Forte dei Marmi, 29km from Lucca and 107km from Florence Farmhouse Billinia is a traditional stone farmhouse located just a few kms from Camaiore in the province of Lucca. A stunning, restored holiday home spanning 3 levels, offers modern amenities and an authentic Tuscan ambience, with a fully accessorised farmhouse kitchen and spacious living areas with an open fireplace. Can accommodate 8 people in 4 elegantly furnished bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. Next to the villa there is a fitness room with additional bathroom. Charming external areas for both relaxing and dining alfresco. Enjoy the large, panoramic pool with change-room and shower surrounded by a vast garden full of rosemary, roses and olives. Easy walk into the quaint nearby village for simple shopping and dinner. Just minutes from the sandy Versilian beaches.

FEATURES Air conditioning Wifi TV Washing machine Clothes dryer Barbeque Wood fired oven Fitness room Private pool Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 5 – 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 8 persons

Camaiore ¦ map ref 13 LOW SEASON from $570* HIGH SEASON from $1028*

Villa Robina

FROM

$346*

35km from Lucca, 110km from Florence and 160km from Siena Lovely independent 2 storey villa located on the Tuscan coast in Forte dei Marmi sleeping 6 people. The villa's ground floor has a living/ dining area, kitchen and full bathroom with a shower and the first floor has a double bedroom, bedroom with bunk-bed, bedroom with a French bed and full bathroom with tub. The villa has a private swimming pool (8m x 4m) with spa hydro jet, covered terrace and enclosed garden. Dine alfresco under the pergola, relax near the pool or simply take in the fresh sea air and beauty of Tuscany around you. Enjoy the Italian Riviera way of life, hire a bike and enjoy the liveliness of Forte dei Marmi! Ideally located within a short walk to both the beach and the town.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Washing machine Private swimming pool Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 persons

Forte dei Marmi ¦ map ref 14 LOW SEASON from $346* HIGH SEASON from $756*

Villa Brunetta

FROM

$579*

13km from Florence and 60kms from Siena An elegant villa with stunning swimming pool near the charming village of Impruneta, an easy 10 minute drive to Florence and ideal for 6 people. Dating back to the 16th century and fully renovated, the interiors are a mix of modern and old world elegance. Wooden floors, open plan living and lots of light create a peaceful ambience. The perfect villa retreat for a family or friends in the heart of Tuscany, with fully equipped modern kitchen, open plan lounge, dining and relaxing library area with fireplace and internal stairs leading to the first floor with 3 spacious bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Ample private parking, manicured and fenced garden, wine cellar, courtyard, charcoal barbeque and outdoor furniture for alfresco dining. Great restaurants and local wineries almost at your doorstep!

FEATURES Air conditioning Wifi Library Fireplace Heating Dishwasher Microwave Washing machine Barbeque Private swimming pool Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 persons

Impruneta ¦ map ref 15 LOW SEASON from $579* HIGH SEASON from $785* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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$582*

5km from Cortona and 100km from Florence Villa Sasso is a beautiful, recently renovated stone villa that accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 bedrooms, 4 being in the villa itself and the 5th is found in the adjoining annexe. All are air conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms. There is a spacious living area, fully accessorised kitchen and lovely eating areas both inside and out. The decor is a charming mix of old and new and the rooms are large and full of natural light. The converted limonaia offers a charming space for reading or an evening drink. The villa is nestled among picturesque olive groves and offers breathtaking views over the Chiana Valley and has access to trails and small roads nearby that are simply perfect for morning walks.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Washing machine Clothes dryer Wood pizza oven Barbeque Private swimming pool Private parking Heating

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

TUSCANY VILLAS & APARTMENTS

Villa Sasso

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 10 persons

Cortona ¦ map ref 16 LOW SEASON from $582* HIGH SEASON from $687*

Cottage Belsole

FROM

$426*

60km from Siena and 120km from Florence Cottage Belsole is an charming stone cottage located easy walking distance from the beautiful town of Cortona in the province of Arezzo. The recently renovated cottage sleeps up to 4 people, in one double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both with en-suite bathrooms. Furnished with antiques, the villa has a wonderful traditional feel with original features like the irregular wooden beamed ceilings, tall wooden doors, terracotta tiled floors, and an old stone fireplace. Guests will enjoy preparing Italian meals in the fully equipped kitchen and there is a lovely terrace for alfresco dining which overlooks the marvellous panoramic pool with sweeping views over the Chiana Valley below. Enjoy the garden and the BBQ and endless walking trails in the surrounding area.

FEATURES Air conditioning Fireplace Barbeque Garden Private swimming pool Wifi Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

Cortona ¦ map ref 17 LOW SEASON from $426* HIGH SEASON from $665*

Villa Monte 1

FROM

$1333*

19km from Siena and 68km from Florence A picture perfect, majestic stone villa for 16 people in the main house and 6 guests in the annexe. Set on a vast wine estate, it is ideal for large groups of friends or families looking to experience authentic Tuscan culture and old world charm. The main building has a kitchen with original working fireplace, dining room with long table and a living room also with a fireplace. There is a separate TV room and all bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. The villa’s tower features 1 double bedroom with bathroom and separate annexe, designed for children, has 6 single beds, a spacious living room and a bathroom. Outdoors, a stunning swimming pool and dining area with barbeque. Additional accommodation available on the same estate for larger groups. Close to designer shopping outlets.

FEATURES Air conditioning Wifi TV Dishwasher Washing machine Private swimming pool Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 5 – 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 22 persons

Bucine ¦ map ref 18 LOW SEASON from $1333* HIGH SEASON from $1446* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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TUSCANY VILLAS & APARTMENTS Villa Glorietta

FROM

$1856*

25km from Florence and 40km from Siena Originally built in 1000AD, Villa Glorietta is a magnificent and luxurious property that ingeniously combines the ancient tower and old hayloft by a glass corridor offering one independent property. Decorated in a modern style while retaining much of its original character the villa can accommodate up to 16 guests in eight bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. From the gourmet kitchen with commercial appliances to the numerous, wonderfully appointed living spaces both inside and out. The swimming pool and jacuzzi overlook the breathtaking Chianti countryside and incredible sunsets can be enjoyed. Conveniently located to reach Siena, San Gimignano and Florence in 30 mins. Small villages and local markets close by. Welcome dinner included and full concierge services available.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Private swimming pool Private parking Maid service daily

MINIMUM STAY 5 – 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 16 persons

Barberino Val d’Elsa ¦ map ref 19 LOW SEASON from $1856* HIGH SEASON from $3400*

Villa di Giacomo

FROM

$304*

50km from Florence and 60km from Siena This is a charming farmhouse, one of four, on a lovely family run estate south west of Florence. Decorated in characteristic Tuscan style it has retained all of the old world charm with its terracotta floors, brick arches and exposed wooden beamed ceilings. It provides accommodation for up to 10 people in 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. An extra two beds can be added on request. There is a charming country kitchen, spacious living and dining areas and a private area in the garden for eating outside. The large swimming pool is shared and there are another 3 rental properties for larger groups. Villa Violet for 8 people, Villa Volante for 9, and Apartment Renita for 2.

FEATURES TV Wifi Fireplace Washing machine Barbeque

MINIMUM STAY 3 – 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 10 persons

Montaione ¦ map ref 20 LOW SEASON from $304* HIGH SEASON from $398*

Casale Fiorentina

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$384*

8km from Cortona, 18km from Arezzo and 97kms from Florence Casale Fiorentina is a beautiful stone, air conditioned villa located near the town of Castiglion Florentino in the province of Arezzo. It boasts an amazing setting amidst the Tuscan countryside with its olive groves and rich vineyards and has incredible views from both the villa and the pool over the magnificent landscapes below. Comfortably sleeping up to 8 in 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms the villa is equipped with all modern comforts and offers spacious and well furnished common areas to relax and dine. Outside, guests will enjoy a wood fired oven, BBQ and a lovely pool. The area is lovely to explore and full of wonderful restaurants and charming villages and a great base to explore Tuscany.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Dishwasher Washing machine Library Private swimming pool Fireplace Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 3 – 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 8 persons

Castiglion Fiorentino ¦ map ref 21 LOW SEASON from $384* HIGH SEASON from $534*

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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$353* A stunning city centre apartment located on a pedestrian only street, provides luxury accommodation for up to 4 people in two king sized bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bathroom has a jacuzzi tub, the other a large built in shower. Located on the 2nd floor of an ancient palazzo and measuring 220 sq mts the apartment has been decorated with refined taste and boasts elegant furnishings, parquet floors and designer linens. A large living area, separate dining and a gourmet kitchen ensure an idyllic stay. Situated moments from the Piazza San Michele and the Cathedral and to shops and restaurants and just 5 mins walk to both the train station and bus terminal. Lucca City Centre ¦ map ref 22

FEATURES Air conditioning Microwave Lift Washing machine Clothes dryer TV Wifi Parking Non smoking

MINIMUM STAY 3 – 7 nights

TUSCANY VILLAS & APARTMENTS

FROM

Lucca Palace Apartment

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

LOW SEASON from $353* HIGH SEASON from $548* 

FROM

Siena Family Suite

$355* A spacious, renovated 3rd floor apartment in the centre of Siena, situated in a wonderful old palazzo without a lift. Suitable for a family or two couples, it offers a full kitchen, king sized bedroom and a twin bedroom both sharing the one large bathroom with shower. There is a combined living and dining area and all rooms have windows that look out onto the cathedral. In true Sienese style with high ceilings and terracotta floors, the owners have decorated wonderfully. Restaurants, great shopping and all of the tourist sites are right at your doorstep. An additional 4 apartments are available in the palazzo. Choose from a one, two and three bedroom apartments. Maid service on request. Siena City Centre ¦ map ref 23

FEATURES Dishwasher Wifi Washing machine Clothes dryer TV Air conditioning Heating Microwave

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

LOW SEASON from $355* HIGH SEASON from $447* 

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Farmhouse Apartment Bellezza This charming stone farmhouse, dating from the 17th Century is part of a large wine producing estate just 20 minutes from Siena. The farmhouse itself has been divided into 4 lovely self catering apartments of which this is the largest. Retaining original features such as the terracotta floors and brick archways, Apartment Bellezza is on 2 levels and can accommodate up to 6 guests in its 3 bedrooms. There are 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin and 3 bathrooms. The kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge, oven and microwave. Guests can enjoy a huge garden with a BBQ and table for outdoor eating. Tennis, bocce and an enormous shared pool are all available to guests.

$317* FEATURES Wine tasting on estate Fireplace Wifi TV Barbeque Shared swimming pool Tennis court Bocce

MINIMUM STAY 3 – 7 nights

Bucine, Arezzo ¦ map ref 24

GUEST CAPACITY

LOW SEASON from $317* HIGH SEASON from $463* 

Up to 6 persons

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Apartment Fiorentina

$270* This beautifully renovated villa apartment offers a very high standard of accommodation for two couples in two double bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms. Decorated using a mix of modern furnishings and lovely antique pieces, there is a large open plan living dining area with a fully equipped kitchen, dining table for 4 and comfortable sofas. There are other accommodations on the estate for larger groups and the pool is shared. It is walking distance to a fabulous Tuscan restaurant and close to the local train station. It is conveniently located just 12kms from the centre of Florence and the owners live on site providing any assistance needed.

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating Wifi TV Washing machine Clothes dryer Shared swimming pool

MINIMUM STAY 4 – 7 nights

Florence Countryside ¦ map ref 25

GUEST CAPACITY

LOW SEASON from $270* HIGH SEASON from $444* 

Up to 4 persons

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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UMBRIA Perugia

Off the beaten track and often over-shadowed by its famous neighbour, Umbria is less discovered and the green heart of Italy. Like Tuscany, this is a land of ancient churches, hamlets and vineyards with hidden treasures and beautiful landscapes. Take a pilgrimage to Assisi (UNESCO World Heritage site). Discover spectacular medieval hilltop towns including Spoleto, Todi, Spello and Orvieto and visit the university town and capital Perugia, also home of perugina chocolate and the famous annual Umbrian Jazz Festival. Witness the ‘bloom of Norcia' wildflowers in June each year – a sight to behold.

Celebrating Umbria 7 days / 6 nights

01 03 02

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FULLY ESCORTED BOUTIQUE TOUR

$2983*

UMBRIA

Perugia Gubbio Assisi Deruta Montealco Spello FOLIGNO Orvieto Spoleto Bevagna

Starts FOLIGNO Ends FOLIGNO

Orvieto

HIGHLIGHTS • Small group tour – maximum 12 guests • Opportunity to visit a local festival • Guided visits to Umbria’s hill towns • Dinners with local produce and wine • Wine tasting of Montefalco's award winning wines INCLUDES • 6 nights in a family-run country estate • Meals as per itinerary • Return transfers from Foligno station • Transport by air conditioned coach • English speaking tour leader • Admission to galleries, museums and historical sites included in the itinerary DEPARTURES 2016: 29 Dec 2017: 2 Mar | 13 Apr | 4, 11 May | 15, 22, 29 Jun 13 Jul | 3 Aug | 7, 21 Sep | 19 Oct | 30 Nov NOTE: itinerary may vary due to seasonal changes and activities, including local festivals. a 10% surcharge or itinerary changes may be applied if minimum numbers are not reached. From $2983* minimum of 4 guests

Discover the best of Umbria with its numerous hill towns, monasteries and isolated castles and relish in the opportunity to enjoy one of Umbria’s countless local festivals along the way. Umbria has a calendar of regular festival events, both large and small in place and scale. In May discover the Calendimaggio in Assisi where flower arrangements adorn the streets and the locals dress in colourful period costumes. The festivities include love song competitions, as well as traditional games and events. The Quintana in Foligno is another fabulous local event in June and September. The historic parade of participants in Baroque-style dress is one of Italy's most impressive. The itinerary will generally include one day at a local festival. ITINERARY Day 1 Foligno – Montefalco Morning transfer from Foligno station. After lunch visit Montefalco for wine tasting. Four course dinner including wine at the accommodation every evening. (L,D) Day 2 Perugia – Deruta Visit Perugia and enjoy a guided walk through the medieval ghost town under Rocca Paolina. Travel to Deruta and browse the ceramics in this artisan town. (B,D) Day 3 Orvieto Visit Orvieto, a ruggedly beautiful hilltop town, to see the weekly markets and explore its fascinating array of shops. Enjoy a guided visit to the Duomo. (B,D) Day 4 Gubbio Visit the historic centre of Gubbio with its decidedly medieval aspect: the town is austere in appearance because of the grey stone, narrow streets, and Gothic architecture. (B,D)

Day 5 Bevagna – Spello Visit Bevagna to see a medieval house complete with frescoes and weaving looms and the town’s Roman mosaics. Continue to Spello and take in the sights along the Via Cavour beginning with Santa Maria Maggiore and the Baglioni Chapel. Walk around the floral decorated streets and visit traditional art and artisans shops. (B,D) Day 6 Assisi – Spoleto Travel to Assisi, the home of St. Francis. A guided tour includes the Basilica of San Francesco. Spend the afternoon in Spoleto, a town rich in Roman and medieval history, with a guided tour. Cocktails and farewell dinner. (B,D) Day 7 Foligno Transfer to Foligno station. (B)

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Umbrian Appetites 7 days / 6 nights

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FULLY ESCORTED BOUTIQUE TOUR

$2983*

UMBRIA TOURS

UMBRIA TOURS

UMBRIA Deruta Bevagna Orvieto

Montefalco

FOLIGNO Spoleto

Starts FOLIGNO Ends FOLIGNO

HIGHLIGHTS • Small group tour – maximum 12 guests • Umbrian medieval towns • Visits to private homes, villas and farms to cook and eat • Wonderful local meals and wine • Cooking classes of characteristic regional recipes • Truffle hunting with lunch in a mountain village • Wine tasting of Montefalco's award-winning wines INCLUDES •6  nights accommodation in a family-run country estate •M  eals as per itinerary •4  cooking classes •R  eturn transfers from Foligno station •T  ransport by air conditioned coach •E  nglish speaking tour leader DEPARTURES 2016: 29 Dec 2017: 2 Mar | 13 Apr | 4, 11 May | 15, 22, 29 Jun 13 Jul | 3 Aug | 7, 21 Sep | 19 Oct | 30 Nov NOTE: itinerary may vary due to seasonal changes and activities, including local festivals. A 10% surcharge or itinerary changes may be applied if minimum numbers are not reached.

Umbrian countryside near Assisi

Delight in a gastronomic and oenological exploration of Umbria, whilst staying on a family-run country estate. With an accent on genuine flavours, activities often include seasonal ventures into wild food foraging, truffle hunting, cheese or wine making or oil pressing according to the time of year. Participate in regional cooking classes based on ancient traditions and some of the finest natural produce in Italy and enjoy cellar wine tastings of Montefalco's award winning Sagrantino wines. ITINERARY Day 1 Foligno – Montefalco Morning transfer from Foligno station. After lunch visit Montefalco for a wine tasting. A four course dinner including wine is at the accommodation every evening. (L,D) Day 2 Deruta Enjoy a hands on cooking class at Villa Pambufetti, followed by lunch. Afternoon visit to Deruta, a major ceramics centre since medieval times. (B,L,D) Day 3 Orvieto Cooking class and lunch at a well-known local restaurant with chef Lorenzo, where you will work through the full four courses of a regional menu. (B,L,D) Day 4 Montefalco This morning make ravioli and other traditional pastas with Anna Maria, a renowned local cook. In the afternoon visit a range of local wine cellars for tastings of Montefalco's full bodied red. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Bevagna Travel to a small local restaurant in Bevagna to prepare a modern version of traditional Umbrian fare with the owner and chef, Filippo, then dine on the delightful terrace. Afternoon guided visit of the town. (B,L,D) Day 6 Spoleto Accompany a professional truffle hunter in his quest for truffles or ‘black gold’. Enjoy a simple meal of wine, bruschetta, pasta and truffles in the hunter's home and then visit the town of Spoleto. (B,L,D) Day 7 Foligno Transfer to Foligno station. (B)

From $2983* minimum of 4 guests

Cobblestone street in Umbria

Taste the local delicacies

Ceramic wall in Deruta

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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UMBRIA HOTELS ASSISI | SPOLETO | ORVIETO | PERUGIA ASSISI

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Hotel San Francesco

$86*

SPOLETO

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Hotel Dei Duchi

$84*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Roof garden Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Restaurant/bar Lift Garden Parking

Situated in a unique position in front of the Basilica of Saint Francis. The hotel has a roof garden offering views of the Basilica and over the plains and also has a bar and restaurant strictly reserved for hotel guests. The hotel is isolated from outside noise. Free parking for hotel guests.

Right in the centre of Spoleto, this hotel is surrounded by works of art that the city has maintained and enhanced over three centuries. The hotel restaurant serves local regional dishes and national specialties. Half board rates available on request.

Via San Francesco 48

Viale Giacomo Matteotti, 4

LOW SEASON from $86* HIGH SEASON from $127*

LOW SEASON from $84* HIGH SEASON from $114*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

ORVIETO

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Grand Hotel Italia

$102*

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Hotel Villa Ciconia

$97* FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Mini bar Restaurant/bar Swimming pool Garden Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool

Comprising an old building, constructed in the 19th century, this hotel is located near the centre of the town. All 43 rooms have private facilities. Hotel was refurbished in 2004 maintaining the old elegance and offering modern comfort with spacious and sunny rooms. Sup. payable for garage.

Situated on the outskirts of Orvieto. An elegant 16th century villa surrounded by an age-old park. The building has recently been renovated but retains the characteristic walls, beams and paving. The restaurant provides genuine Umbrian culinary cuisine and the wine cellar is stocked with high quality wines. The old style rooms are located in the oldest part of the Villa.

Piazza Del Popolo 13

Via Dei Tigli 69

LOW SEASON from $102* HIGH SEASON from $123*

From $97*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

PERUGIA

FROM

Albergo Fortuna

$89*

FROM

Hotel Brufani Palace

$136*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe

Air conditioning TV Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Located in the heart of Perugia, completely restructured, all rooms have well-appointed bathrooms. There is a roof garden terrace with magnificent views of the city. Garage nearby, sup. payable. All CIT clients will receive rooms with air conditioning. The buffet breakfast offers an excellent selection of food.

Situated on top of the highest hill of Perugia this hotel boasts sumptuous lounges with antique furnishings and fire places, 94 elegant rooms and suites equipped with modern amenities. The Collins restaurant with outdoor terrace (in Summer) serves typical Umbrian cuisine. New health and fitness club with swimming pool. Private garage to be paid locally.

Via Bonazzi 19

Piazza Italia, 12

LOW SEASON from $89* HIGH SEASON from $101*

LOW SEASON from $136* HIGH SEASON from $187*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes American breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Garden Villetta

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$237*

19km from Cortona and 34km from Perugia A lovely little 75m2 cottage set in the gardens of the main villa. Perfect for up to 6 guests in two double bedrooms and two bathrooms, both with showers. One of the double beds can be made up as a twin on request. On the ground level there is a lovely open plan area with a fully functional kitchen, dining table and a living area that opens out onto the garden and an external table. It is very rustic and extremely characteristic, retaining the exposed stone and beamed ceilings, lots of wood and terracotta floors. The farm itself offers a large and smaller children’s pool, mountain bikes, ping pong and a playground. The family produces extra virgin olive oil and Umbrian wines.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Barbeque Shared swimming pool Shared washing machine Heating Private pool Children's playground Farmyard animals Mountain bikes

MINIMUM STAY 2 – 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 guests

UMBRIA HOTELS, VILLAS & APARTMENTS

UMBRIA VILLAS & APARTMENTS

Vernazzano ¦ map ref 01 LOW SEASON from $237* HIGH SEASON from $355*

Torre Medievale

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$485*

30km from Assisi and 150km from Rome A small three level castle in a charming fortified village near the town of Montefalco in the central wine region of Perugia. Well preserved and with its own tower it has four bedrooms, two king sized and two with french singles (better for singles), and can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people. The bedroom in the tower (a single fit for a princess) and the two on the third level are connected so perfect for a family and there are 2 bathrooms. Oozing character with its uneven stone floors and exposed beams, there is a traditional kitchen, dining area, spacious and warm living room and sitting area. Outside terrace with stone fireplace and alfresco dining and gardens offer panoramic views. Public pool nearby. Minutes to restaurants and wine tasting.

FEATURES Wifi Washing machine Fireplace Panoramic terrace Heating Garden Barbeque Dishwasher Hair dryer High chair Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 8 persons

Montefalco ¦ map ref 02 From $485*

Villa Umbrina

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$822*

4km from Lake Trasimeno, 18km from Perugia and 150km from Florence A traditional stone farmhouse set on beautiful grounds with swimming pool and surrounded by olive groves and vast country views. Ideally placed almost on the Tuscan and Umbrian borders, this beautifully restored villa with all modern conveniences is located in an area famous for its wines and culinary delights. Perfect for a group of up to 12 people, it offers 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and numerous well furnished living and dining areas that open onto a covered outdoor terrace for alfresco dining. The log fireplace provides a romantic ambience while the beautiful stone floors, wood beamed ceilings and archways evoke the traditional Umbrian style. This is the perfect Italian villa experience in the green heart of Umbria. Easy walking distance to the village of Agello. Maid and chef service can be provided. Agello ¦ map ref 03

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Internet Dishwasher Microwave Washing machine Outdoor terrace Fireplace Garden Heating Private parking Barbeque Private swimming pool

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 12 persons

LOW SEASON from $822* HIGH SEASON from $928* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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ABRUZZO Abruzzo landscape

Looking for roads less travelled? Abruzzo is the real Italy. Mountainous and rugged, situated between the Apennines and the Adriatic Coast, it is a remote region with a wealth of castles, monasteries and medieval towns, as well as seaside towns, ports and beaches. Off the beaten tourist track, on Italy’s east coast, Abruzzo is full of simple food, traditional Abruzzese cooking, undiscovered cultural riches and artisan crafts… and a slower pace of life. Abruzzo is an unspoilt, hidden gem in the heart of central Italy.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO • Chieti – See trabocchi, ancient wooden fishing structures only found in Abruzzo. • Pescara – capital port city and 16km of sandy beaches. • L’Aquila – mountainous inland province with picturesque villages. • Visit the ancient Roman city of Sulmona, the old village of Scanno and many more remote medieval villages off the tourist trail.

• Explore Italy’s most beautiful and pristine National Parks; Gran Sasso NP, with the highest peak in the Apennines, abundant nature, even wolves, deer and brown bears still roam free; wild Maiella NP with mountains and canyons dotted with remote medieval monasteries and beautifully preserved and undiscovered frescoes; and Abruzzo NP, one of Italy’s oldest protected landscapes. • Marvel at the majestic Apennines Mountains. • Visit La Rocca Scalengna in Chieti Province, a medieval castle perched high on a cliff, overlooking Abruzzo tablelands. • See the exquisite frescoes of Abruzzo’s hidden medieval hermitages and churches. • Savour the delicious wines of Abruzzo: rich (D.O.C.) Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, crisp Trebbiano and melting Cerasuolo. • Learn traditional Abruzzese recipes with local women and taste regional specialties: saffron, truffles, pecorino and olive oil. • Watch local artisans make traditional gold filigree jewellery, intricate lacework and Maiolica-ware ceramics.

Tastes Of Abruzzo 4 days / 3 nights

FROM

$2250*

FULLY ESCORTED BOUTIQUE TOUR

HIGHLIGHTS • Small group tour – maximum 12 guests • Scenic Adriatic coastline drive • Experience a private truffle hunt (if in season) • Cooking lesson with local Abruzzese cooks • Picturesque towns and medieval hilltop villages INCLUDES • 3 nights accommodation in boutique hotels • Meals as per itinerary • English speaking guide, Luciana • Transport from/to Pescara DEPARTURES 2017: 23 May | 13 Jun | 23 Jul 17 Sep | 2 Oct From $2250*

OTHER TOURS AVAILABLE: Treasures of the South Visiting Abruzzo, Puglia & Basilicata 10 days / 9 nights, from $6850* Departs Rome 17 May & 2 Oct Grand Tour of Southern Italy Visiting Lazio, Campania, Abruzzo, Basilicata & Puglia 17 days / 16 nights, from $11500* Departs Rome 25 Sep Ask us for details

Civitella del Tronto Ascoli Piceno Gran Sasso National Park

PESCARA ABRUZZO Starts PESCARA Ends PESCARA

Fresh pasta with truffle

Experience the undiscovered gem of central Italy and the Teramo province in northern Abruzzo. Painted with picturesque towns and medieval hilltop villages, this province is well known for its truffles. Enjoy private tastings of fine local extra virgin olive oils, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo wines and local seasonal produce, and take a cooking class with local Abruzzese ladies. ITINERARY Day 1 Pescara – Adriatic coastline – Civitella del Tronto Meet Luciana, your Abruzzo specialist guide at your hotel in Pescara. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Adriatic coastline, followed by lunch. Explore the nearby fortified hilltop village of Civitella del Tronto. Indulge in traditional dishes. (L,D) Day 2 Sant’Omero – Grotta Sant’Angelo Visit a private olive oil producer and local winery and taste heritage grape varieties. Later enjoy a short walk to a hidden grotto. Dinner is at a charming local osteria. (B,L,D) Day 3 Ascoli Piceno Meet and learn from a local truffle hunter about his passion for truffle hunting and truffle dog training. Sample seasonal truffle products. Next enjoy a cooking class and prepare a four course lunch using local ingredients as well as truffles! Explore Ascoli Piceno in Le Marche region. (B,L,D) Day 4 Gran Sasso National Park – Pescara Travel through the Gran Sasso National Park to the small medieval village of Castelli, famous for Maiolica-ware ceramics. Continue to the bustling port city of Pescara where the tour ends. (B)

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Essence of Abruzzo 7 days / 6 nights

FROM

$2300*

FULLY ESCORTED BOUTIQUE TOUR

ABRUZZO TOURS TEXT

ABRUZZO TOURS

Rocca San Roccascalegna Giovanni Vasto Lentella

ROME

ABRUZZO

Starts ROME Ends ROME

Cooking class with local housewives

HIGHLIGHTS • Small group tour – maximum 16 guests • Hands on cooking classes to discover Abruzzo’s gastronomic heritage • Authenticity and natural hospitality of the Abruzzese people • Seasonal specialities and activities INCLUDES • 6 nights accommodation in a boutique hotel in Vasto • Meals as per itinerary • Transport from/to Rome • 3 or 4 cooking classes • Personalised cooking booklet and apron • Daily excursions • English speaking guide ^N OTE: This itinerary is an example of the truffle hunting tour and is a guideline only. Each tour itinerary will differ slightly to incorporate the relevant theme, particularly on day 4, and is subject to change at any time

DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED 2017: Gelato Making 9 Apr | 18 Jun Truffle Hunting 21 May | 15 Oct Walking 4 Jun | 10 Sep Trabocchi Fishing Houses 2 Jul Tomato Passata Sauce Making 16 Jul | 27 Aug Grape Harvest 17 Sep Olive Harvest 5 Nov Christmas Dishes

3 Dec

Abruzzo spreads from the Apennine mountains to the Adriatic Sea and offers a wide variety of landscapes and seascapes alongside a very diverse gastronomic heritage. It is the perfect place for those who want to develop their passion for Italian food through an authentic informal cooking holiday. Each hands-on lesson is accompanied by tastings of local seasonal specialities together with carefully selected examples of Abruzzo wines. Every tour features its own unique seasonal theme such as tomato passata sauce or gelato making, participating in the grape or olive harvest, joining an exciting truffle hunt, cooking with a local fisherman’s family or exploring the amazing Abruzzo countryside on foot. ITINERARY Day 1 Rome – Vasto Afternoon group transfer from Rome Fiumicino airport to the ancient Roman town of Vasto. Check in to the charming family run hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner. (D) Day 2 Vasto Morning cooking class to learn how to make fresh pasta and seasonal sauces with Mamma. After lunch explore Vasto. Enjoy dinner in a traditional restaurant and meet some local artisans. (B,L,D) Day 3 Rocca San Giovanni Weather permitting enjoy a special fish cooking class on a trabocco, a wooden fishing hut constructed from acacia wood and iron railway sleepers unique to Abruzzo. Afternoon visit to the enchanting Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere. (B,L,D) Day 4 Lentella Travel to Lentella, deep in the forest, for an exciting truffle hunting session with an experienced truffle hunter and dogs. Enjoy a truffle cookery demonstration using the truffles collected followed by lunch. This afternoon is at your leisure. (B,L)

Day 5 Roccascalegna After an early breakfast, visit a sheep farm and learn the secrets of milking a sheep ready for pecorino cheese. Learn how to prepare ricotta cheese and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch including warm just made ricotta cheese. This afternoon explore Abruzzo’s captivating castle in the sky in Roccascalegna. (B,L,D) Day 6 Near Vasto Visit the La Selvotta Olive Grove, which has been farmed by the Giovanni family for three generations to produce DOP olive oils and enjoy an olive oil tasting. Continue to the award winning winery of Fontefico situated between a marine park and the mountains, for a wine tasting paired with local cheese and salami and tour of the vineyard and cellars. After lunch, enjoy a pizza cooking class including traditional bruschette and tiramisu. (B,L,D) Day 7 Vasto – Rome After breakfast, depart for Rome’s Fiumicino airport on a group transfer. (B)

LOW SEASON from $2300* No single supplement HIGH SEASON from $2608* No single supplement

Wooden fishing hut

Truffles

Wine tasting

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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ABRUZZO TOURS

Backroads Of Abruzzo 8 days / 7 nights

FULLY ESCORTED BOUTIQUE TOUR

FROM

$4840*

Civitella del Tronto Ascoli Piceno Gran Sasso National Park Pianella Pescara Sulmona

ROME

ABRUZZO

Starts ROME Ends ROME

Sunflower field in Abruzzo

HIGHLIGHTS • Small group tour – maximum 12 guests • Travel Abruzzo at a quiet and leisurely pace • Experience a private truffle hunt (if in season) • Cooking class with local Abruzzese cooks • Picturesque towns and medieval hilltop villages • Experience true and authentic village life in Abruzzo INCLUDES • 7 nights accommodation in boutique hotels and restored farmhouses • Meals as per itinerary • English speaking guide, Luciana • Transport from/to Rome DEPARTURES 2017: 23 Jul From $4840*

EXTRA TOUR

Grand Tour of Abruzzo 10 days / 9 nights

FROM

$6050*

Luciana specialises in the Abruzzo region and also offers an extensive 10 day Grand Tour of the region. This tour journeys through northern, central and southern Abruzzo. Explore the art of living the dolce vita as you immerse yourself in traditional Italian village life and embrace the warmth of the Abruzzese people. Indulge in exquisite food and wines and dine in amazing restaurants with traditional specialties. Enjoy a private truffle hunt amongst hazelnut and oak woods, followed by a truffle degustation menu.

This tour will delight all your senses. Discover the Teramo, Pescara and l'Aquila provinces and experience the best of Abruzzo. Indulge in the delights of Slow Food with private tastings of fine local extra virgin olive oils, pecorino sheep's milk cheeses, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo wines and enjoy your own cooking class with local ladies. Explore ancient castles, fortresses and medieval monasteries and see exquisite medieval art from the 1400s. ITINERARY Day 1 Rome – Cocullo – Civitella Del Tronto Meet Luciana, your Abruzzo specialist guide, at Rome Termini station. Visit the tiny hilltop village of Cocullo. After lunch, explore the fortress in Civitella del Tronto. Welcome dinner. (L,D) Day 2 Sant’Omero – Grotta Sant’Angelo – Gran Sasso National Park Visit a private olive oil producer followed by a wine tasting at a local winery in Controguerra. Enjoy a short walk to a hidden grotto. Dinner tonight is at a charming local osteria. (B,L,D) Day 3 Ascoli Piceno Learn all about Abruzzo’s prized truffles from a local truffle hunter. Hear his passion for truffle hunting and truffle dog training and sample delicious seasonal truffle products. Next enjoy a cooking class and prepare a four course lunch, using local ingredients, as well as truffles! Explore Ascoli Piceno in Le Marche region. (B,L,D) Day 4 Pescara – Loreto Aprutino – Pianella Leave the Teramo province for the nearby Pescara province. Visit the Museum of the Abruzzo People. Stroll through the lively covered farmers market and enjoy a wonderful local specialty porchetta – roast pork with rosemary and garlic. Lunch is in a nearby trattoria. Transfer to your accommodation in an exquisitely restored 17th century farmhouse. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Loreto Aprutino Today is market day in Loreto Aprutino. Visit an olive oil museum and a private ceramic museum. Enjoy an exquisite degustation lunch in a restored stone cellar. This afternoon, prepare a four course dinner in a cooking class with local Abruzzese women. (B,L,D) Day 6 Farindola – Campo Imperatore – Gran Sasso National Park Explore one of the highest alpine pastures of Europe, the majestic Campo Imperatore. Enjoy an alfresco picnic lunch sampling local produce. Afternoon private olive oil tasting, followed by dinner at the farmhouse. (B,L,D) Day 7 Loreto Aprutino – Sulmona – Pettorano Sul Gizio – Medieval Castle Today experience one of Abruzzo’s hidden gems of the art world, outside the town walls of Loreto Aprutino. Continue to Sulmona and delight in the colourful market stalls and sample the local specialty of sugared almonds. Enjoy a lunch of delicious Slow Food of Abruzzo and explore the pretty village of Pettorano sul Gizio. (B,L,D) Day 8 Celano – Rome Return to Rome via the hilltop village of Celano. (B)

DEPARTURE 2017: 17 Sep

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Pecorino sheep's milk cheese

Porchetta at local Abruzzo market

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Bologna main square

Emilia Romagna is a food lover's paradise in the north of central Italy, extending from the Apennine mountains to the fertile Po River Valley (UNESCO World Heritage listed) and Adriatic Coast. It is known for its elegant cities, unique architecture, history as a trading centre and rich gastronomic delights. The capital, Bologna, is a vibrant university town with arched porticos lining the streets and medieval and Renaissance structures. Ravenna, near the Adriatic coast, is famed for its brightly coloured, UNESCO World Heritage listed, Byzantine mosaics. Follow a food trail across this region from Bologna to Parma, taking in Ferrara, Modena and Ravenna. Taste parmigiano cheese and ham in Parma, balsamic vinegar in Modena, bolognese sauce or ragu in Bologna and perhaps even drive a Ferrari. Come and discover this surprising and lesser known treasure of central Italy.

Also found in the central region of Italy, is the unique mountainous microstate of San Marino. Situated on the slopes of Monte Titano is the capital, also called San Marino, and known for its medieval walled old town and narrow cobblestone streets, retaining much of its historic architecture. The Three Towers, castle-like citadels, dating to the 11th century, sit atop three of Titano’s neighbouring peaks.

ABRUZZO TOURS | EMILIA ROMAGNA & SAN MARINO

EMILIA ROMAGNA & SAN MARINO

THINGS TO SEE AND DO • Ravenna – Byzantine mosaics (UNESCO World Heritage listed). • Ferrara and the Po River Delta (UNESCO World Heritage listed). • Modena – home of balsamic vinegar and Italian sports car makers, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini. • Bologna – famous for bolognese ragu and food and wine. • Parma – home of parmigiano reggiano cheese and prosciutto di Parma ham. • Rimini and Pesaro – seaside towns on the Adriatic coast.

SAN MARINO

FROM

Grand Hotel San Marino

$78*

Castle of San Marino

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Hotel Titano

$78*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Wellness centre & gym Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Restaurant/bar Lift

From the comfortable and elegant lobby of this hotel witness magnificent views of the Montefeltro Valley below. The superior rooms have a private balcony with spectacular views of the Valley and of the Apennines in the distance. Enjoy homemade bread and pasta from breakfast to evening dining.

The hotel building dates back to the 1800s. It has several eateries including a lovely snack bar on the street level and La Terrazza is a cosy space with splendid views of the Apennines. Rooms (standard, superior and junior suites) have views, some with balconies. Each has its own unique design, looking out to the Valley or Piazza della Liberta.

Viale Antonio Onofri, 31

Contrada del Collegio, 31

LOW SEASON from $78* HIGH SEASON from $84*

LOW SEASON from $78* HIGH SEASON from $84*

Includes American buffet breakfast

Includes American buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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EMILIA ROMAGNA TOURS

Emilia Romagna Food & Wine Self Drive Tour 6 days / 5 nights

FROM

$2002*

SELF DRIVE TOUR

Venice

Parma Modena

BOLOGNA

Florence Starts BOLOGNA Ends BOLOGNA

Levizzano Rangone, Modena, Emilia Romagna

HIGHLIGHTS • Sampling of Slow Food Presidia products • Zibello Culatello – one of Italy’s noblest cured meats • Modena and its traditional Balsamic vinegar • Bologna, the city of 100 towers INCLUDES • 6 days category A car hire • 5 nights 4-star charming hotels and/or historical residences • Buffet breakfast daily • 2 meals based on traditional regional dishes • 2 guided tastings of foods and/or wines from the Emilia Romagna region • Cooking lesson • Castello di Torrechiara visit • Balsamic vinegar producer visit DEPARTURES 15 Mar – 31 Oct 2017: Daily LOW SEASON from $2002* HIGH SEASON from $2011*

Emilia Romagna has flourished since the middle ages with a thriving culture thanks to the region’s monasteries and the University of Bologna – the oldest in Europe. In the Renaissance, it became the seat for refined Lordships such as the House of Este of Ferrara. Emilia Romagna is a treasure-trove of delightful towns of great artistic importance, cathedrals and ancient castles, Renaissance arcades and galleries with masterpieces by Raphael and Guido Reni. It is also famous for many delicacies such as the “Prosciutto Crudo” ham, the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, the Culatello di Zibello, the Balsamic vinegar of Modena and many other traditional delicacies. ITINERARY Day 1 Bologna Collect your car and drive to your hotel. Enjoy a traditional dinner of local seasonal produce from Emilia Romagna. (D) Day 2 Bologna Take a gourmet stroll around Bologna's historical market, “il Quadrilatero”, and do some shopping under the arches of the Piazza Maggiore Arcade. In the afternoon enjoy a cooking lesson dedicated to traditional Bolognese cuisine, followed by dinner. (B,D) Day 3 Torrechiara – Parma Guided walking tour of Torrechiara Castle. In the afternoon stop at the Lamoretti Winery, situated in one of the most beautiful spots in the Parma hills. Enjoy a tasting of four wines accompanied by local produce. (B)

Taste of Bologna 3 days / 2 nights

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$783*

Indulge in the unique flavours of the Emilia Romagna region on this short break in Bologna. Take a guided walking tour to see the main monuments such as Piazza Maggiore, the Archiginnasio, the oldest university in Europe, and the two towers. Enjoy a food experience tour visiting a cheese factory to see the production of Parmigiano Reggianno DOP, an historic acetaia where the traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena DOP is made and one of the best prosciutto factories in the region. Day 1 Bologna Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Half day guided walking tour of Bologna. Day 2 Modena Visit a cheese factory, an historic acetaia where the traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena is made and a prosciutto factory. Enjoy tastings and an authentic Italian lunch. (B,L) Day 3 Bologna (B) DEPARTS Daily (food experience tour operates Mon – Sat only) From $783*

Day 4 Polesine Parmense Arrive at the Antica Corte Pallavicina in Polesine Parmense in “Verdi country”, in honour of Giuseppe Verdi who used to live here. Walk around the structure, visit the cellars and taste the famous Culatello di Zibello cold-cut. (B) Day 5 Modena – Bologna Depart for Bologna and stop en route to learn about the production of the traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Stroll around Modena’s historical centre. (B) Day 6 Bologna Tour ends. (B)

INCLUDES • Private arrival transfer from Bologna Airport • 2 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) • 2 breakfasts & 1 lunch • Private sightseeing with an English speaking guide • Cheese, vinegar, prosciutto & wine tastings

Bologna

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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BOLOGNA

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Hotel Astoria

$62*

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Art Hotel Orologio

$108* FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Lift Bar

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Garden Parking

Centrally located hotel. Consists of a main block and an inner annexe which overlooks the garden. There are 38 rooms with every convenience including independently controlled air conditioning. Non smoking rooms available on request. Internal guarded car park, supplement payable.

Overlooking Piazza Maggiore, a beautiful medieval square, the Orologio is located just in front of the Town Hall and the ancient clock tower, from which it takes its name. The warm and friendly atmosphere are main characteristics of this small and unique hotel. The hotel offers 34 elegant and comfortable rooms.

Via Fratelli Rosselli, 14

Via IV Novembre, 10

LOW SEASON from $62* HIGH SEASON from $86*

From $108*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

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Starhotels Excelsior

$95*

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Hotel Corona D'Oro

FEATURES

EMILIA ROMAGNA TOURS | BOLOGNA HOTELS & TOURS

BOLOGNA HOTELS & TOURS

$178* FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift Parking

The Starhotels Excelsior is situated across the street from Bologna Central railway station and less than 1 km from Parco Montagnola. The hotel features the Avorio restaurant, serving traditional Bolognese dishes, and all the elegant guestrooms include feather beds, pillow menus, and air conditioning.

This historic hotel is located in the heart of the medieval city of Bologna, a short walk from the Two Towers and Piazza Maggiore. It offers the excellence of hospitality, with its elegant and refined furnishings. It has 40 rooms and suites and the beautiful Liberty Hall is the ideal location for cocktails.

Via Pietramellara, 51

Via Oberdan 12

LOW SEASON from $95* HIGH SEASON from $129*

LOW SEASON from $178* HIGH SEASON from $205*

Includes American buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

BOLOGNA DAY TOUR FROM

Ferrari, Ducati, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani Tours We offer a variety of tours to Motorvalley which take you on a journey through the production facilities and the fascinating museums, full of history and technology of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, Maserati and Ducati. Visit the Ducati museum and factory and/or the Ferrari gallery museum and factory. There are options (extra cost) to walk along Lamborghini’s factory assembly lines, experience driving a Ferrari in a F1 simulator or even drive a Ferrari or Lamborghini on public roads around the Ferrari factory. Select your favourite tour from nine different options.

$389* DURATION Full day DEPARTS Mon – Fri FEATURES • Transfers from/to Bologna or Modena • English speaking guide • Museums/factories entrance depending on the tour combination selected • A light lunch

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Lake Como

NORTHERN ITALY

LOMBARDY | PIEDMONT | DOLOMITES | ITALIAN LAKES | LIGURIA | VENETO The northern region of Italy boasts dramatic alpine scenery, stunning lakes, magnificent cliffs and the spectacular coastlines of the Italian and Venetian Rivieras. The culture and cuisine of the north is largely influenced by its neighbouring countries of Switzerland, France and Austria. Lombardy (Lombardia) is home to the iconic fashion capital, Milan, the culture and style centre of Italy and gateway to the northern regions with quick access to the Dolomite mountains and hilltop towns such as Bergamo and the stunning Italian Lakes. The lesser known region of Piedmont (Piemonte) with its capital Turin (Torino), is the birthplace of the Slow Food movement and a food lovers' paradise surrounded on three sides by Alps, Lakes and National Parks. Along with the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy in Turin, the vineyard covered landscape of Piemonte is one of the most recently recognised UNESCO World Heritage sites in Italy.

The star of the north is without doubt, timeless Venice. Experience one of the world’s most beautiful cities and the verdant Veneto region. Known and loved for its sparkling prosecco (wine), Veneto includes the majestic Dolomite mountains (Italian Alps) and travellers should not miss historic Verona, home of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and the distinctive architecture of Padua and Vicenza. The other gem of the north is the magical Ligurian coastline, known as the Italian Riviera and including the spectacular Cinque Terre, a place people dream of visiting for its unique beauty and iconic postcard images. Liguria adds a stark contrast to the otherwise mountainous natural landscapes of the north and a rich diversity that brings travellers back to see and experience more. Travel Northern Italy by car or by foot, experiencing traditional villages, magical cities, breathtaking lakes and alpine scenery. Or be guided around the best of the north on an escorted tour.

Lake Maggiore

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NORTHERN ITALY

TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE FRUILI VENEZIA GIULIA VENETO LOMBARDY PIEDMONT LIGURIA VALLE D'AOSTA

THINGS TO SEE AND DO • Visit Venice and take a gondola or taxi boat ride down the Grand Canal. • Sip sparkling prosecco from Veneto. • Catch the train from Milan to Venice (only 2hrs 10 mins direct) via Lake Garda and Verona. • Climb a mountain in the majestic Italian Alps. • Visit Lake Como and take a boat ride to Bellagio. • Experience the vibrant Italian Riviera in beautiful Portofino, playground of the rich. • Swim in the Ligurian Sea at Santa Margherita Ligure. • See The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci in Milan. • Savour Slow Food (porcini mushrooms and white truffles) and wines in Piedmont. • Walk the Cinque Terre or travel by train between the villages from Genoa to La Spezia on the Ligurian Coast. • See some UNESCO sites of the north – Botanical Gardens in Padua (Veneto), Sacri Monti of Lombardy and Piedmont and the ancient Rock Drawing in Valcamonica (Brescia in Lombardy). • Appreciate the rich flavours of northern Italian cuisine with its butter based cream sauces, rice, polenta and stuffed meat dishes.

Vernazza (Cinque Terre) in Liguria

Verona, Veneto

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THINGS TO SEE AND DO • Walking tour of Venice: visit Piazza and Basilica San Marco and the Campanile (bell tower) the city's most recognisable symbols. • Take a gondola at sunset where local legend suggests lovers will be granted eternal love if they kiss under the Bridge of Sighs as the bells of St. Mark’s Campanile toll. • Take a vaporetto along the Grand Canal. • Marvel at modern and age-old art masterpieces at the Peggy Guggenheim & Gallerie dell’Accademia. • Visit or stay at Venice’s Lido beach. • Day trip to Venice’s islands – Murano, famous for its glass blowing, Burano with its brightly coloured fishermen’s houses and tranquil Torcello, home to Venice’s first cathedral. • Stroll through Giardini della Biennale, location of the Venice Biennale Art Festival. • View Ca’ d’Oro on the Grand Canal, known and named for its intricate gilt exterior decorations. • See opera at Teatro La Fenice – Rossini, Bellini and Verdi all staged operas here. • Taste classic Venetian dishes like Italy’s much loved tiramisu.

The verdant Veneto region in north east Italy is a land of sparkling prosecco, timeless landscapes and old fashioned charm. And the brightest jewel in the crown is beautiful Venezia, the most unique city in all the world. Little has changed in Venice’s design for the past 700 years. It is a dense network of waterways with 118 islands and more than 400 bridges over its 150 canals. Instead of main streets, you will find main canals, instead of cars you will find gondolas. Venice and its lagoon are UNESCO World Heritage listed and the whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece. Venice Carnevale takes place every February, its iconic Venetian masks and costumes a spectacular feast for the senses. Start your morning in this romantic city with a coffee from the oldest café in Italy, Caffé Florian. Admire the Byzantine domes and luminous mosaics in St. Mark's Basilica and tour the majestic Doge’s Palace with the iconic Bridge of Sighs next door. Then become lost in the charming alleyways and canals that criss-cross this city. Meander through Venice’s winding and seemingly never-ending streets and bridges. Or if you want to see and learn the history and stories of this once great maritime world power, take a walking tour of some of the most iconic and characteristic landmarks.

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Essential Venice

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$208*

3 days / 2 nights

Be captivated by the glory of Venice with its legendary canals and gondolas on this short tour and discover all the main sights on foot. Day 1 Venice Airport link transfer close to your hotel. Day 2 Venice Starting from St. Mark’s Square explore Venice on foot and learn the history of its main monuments. Rest of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 3 Venice. (B)

VENICE CITY PACKAGES | TOUR

VENICE CITY PACKAGES | TOUR INCLUDES • Arrival airport link transfer • 2 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) • 2 breakfasts • Venice walking tour with English speaking guide

DEPARTS Daily LOW SEASON from $208* HIGH SEASON from $348*

Best of Venice

Venice

FROM

$350*

4 days / 3 nights

Soak up the romantic atmosphere in the enchanting city of Venice. Meander through the city on a guided walking tour, enjoy a quintessential gondola ride and explore the neighbouring islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello by speed boat. Day 1 Venice Airport link transfer close to your hotel. Day 2 Venice Walking tour of Venice’s must see sights and a classic gondola ride. (B) Day 3 Venice Travel by boat to Murano, famous for its glass blowing, followed by Burano, known for its lace and brightly coloured buildings, and Torcello, the earliest centre of civilisation in the Venetian Lagoon. (B) Day 4 Venice. (B) DEPARTS Daily

INCLUDES • Arrival airport link transfer • 3 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) • 3 breakfasts • Walking tour of Venice • Gondola ride • Murano, Burano and Torcello by boat

LOW SEASON from $350* HIGH SEASON from $562*

Burano Island

Venice and Beyond 4 days / 3 nights

FROM

$1090*

FULLY ESCORTED GROUP TOUR

HIGHLIGHTS • St. Mark's Basilica in Venice • Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet • Scenic views of Lake Como INCLUDES • 3 nights 4-star accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Transport by deluxe coach • English speaking tour escort • Local guide in Venice • Entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice with skip the line

Como

MILAN LOMBARDY

VENETO

Verona

VENICE

Starts VENICE Ends MILAN Verona, Italy

DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED

Experience the beauty and romance of northern Italy from Venice to Milan.

2017: May – Oct Mondays (except 12 Jun & 31 Jul)

Delight in the splendour of Venice, floating on dream-like canals and lagoons. Continue to Verona, home of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, before reaching the lakes district for stunning views of Lake Garda and Lake Como.

SHOULDER SEASON

from $1090*

HIGH SEASON

from $1164*

Day 1 Venice Arrive in Venice and make your own way to the hotel. (D) Day 2 Venice Enjoy skip the line tickets to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica and check out the most iconic places of the Floating City. (B,D) Day 3 Venice – Verona – Sirmione – Como Head to Verona, the town of Romeo and Juliet fame, followed by Sirmione for views of Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. See the Sirmione cape, the castle and the ruins, before continuing to the picturesque Lake Como. (B,D) Day 4 Como – Milan Depart for Milan where the tour ends. (B)

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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VENICE BOATING HOLIDAYS

The Venetian Lagoon 5 days / 4 nights

FROM

$650*

SELF-GUIDED BOATING TOUR

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HIGHLIGHTS

Self drive boating is the ideal way to explore the enchanting Venetian Lagoon whilst enjoying two completely different experiences. Venice and its surrounding islands offer opulence, action and breathtaking sights, whereas the waterways in the Friuli region provide a quieter escape with unspoilt landscapes, chic seaside resorts and abundant wildlife.

•V  enice – the most romantic city in the world with its many attractions including St Mark's Basilica, the Palazzo Ducale and the Grand Canal. •S  parkling Prosecco, indulgent Gelato and divine Italian gastronomy.

Our boating holidays allow you to go where you want and do as you please. The only requirement is that you return it back to base on time. No experience or licence is required as the boats are easy to handle. Everyone is given a hands-on demonstration and an in-depth briefing, which covers everything from tying knots, where you can moor, to how the oven works.

•G  lass-blowing on Murano and lace-making on Burano Islands. •T  he opulent Venetian summer villas of the Italian gentry along the Riviera del Brenta – tour Villa Foscari and Villa Pisani.

All the boats come in a variety of layouts suitable for couples, families and groups of friends. They have comfortable cabins; hot water, showers and toilets; dining tables and fully-equipped kitchens – everything you’ll need to be self-sufficient for the duration of your holiday. You can travel from place to place, without the need to keep unpacking and packing again!

•T  he ancient University city of Padova – the City of Science – its buildings, ambience and art exude splendour and magnificence. •T  he Adriatic beach resorts of Jesolo, Lido, Grado, Carole, Lignano and Bibione.

USEFUL INFORMATION • All locks and lifting bridges in the Venetian Lagoon and surrounding waterways are automatic.

•A  day trip to the beautiful walled city of Treviso – sample great gastronomy and excellent shopping. •T  he UNESCO World Heritage site of Aquileia, with Roman remains, archaeological Museum and Basilica Mosaic.

• In the Lagoon, it’s best to use public mooring places and catch a ferry over to tourist destinations.

•B  ird and wildlife spotting on the gentle River Stella.

• Moor only in designated cruising areas.

•A  ncient towns and fishing villages along the peaceful Litoranea Veneta.

• Exclusive private moorings are available for Le Boat customers cruising in the Venetian Lagoon for which there is a compulsory £70/€80 (week) or £45/€50 (short break) supplement to/from Casale. See map for locations. Note: Exclusive private moorings do not have access to shore power. The number of public moorings and private marinas are limited.

CRUISING DISTANCES To Casale From Venice Marco Polo From Treviso

22km 10km

To Precenicco From Trieste From Treviso From Venice Marco Polo

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from $650*

Venice, The Grand Canal *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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VENICE BOATING HOLIDAYS

Self Drive Boating Tours

Boating Flotillas

1 week return cruising. Casale > Islands of the Venetian Lagoon > Casale 140km | 2 locks | 22hrs Waterways: River Sile, Venetian Lagoon

Precenicco > Marano > Caorle > Precenicco 170km | 4 locks | 4 swing bridges | 22hrs Waterways: Litoranea Veneta | River Stella

2 week one-way cruising. Choose to cruise in either direction. Precenicco > Caorle > Venezia > Casale 150km | 6 locks | 6 swing bridges | 35hrs Waterways: River Sile | Venetian Lagoon | Litoranea Veneta | River Stella

You can now experience an accompanied group holiday in Venice, available on selected departures dates in 2017. Hire your own cruiser as part of a flotilla of boats, allowing you to meet and socialise with fellow travellers while being accompanied by a Host to help plan and organise your trip. Ask us for details. INCLUSIONS • A fully equipped boat • Towels and linen for all passengers (not beach towels) • Onboard cruising and boat information, plus map & Boat App • Boat handling demonstration • Technical support seven days a week EXCLUSIONS • Travel to and from the base • Fuel and fuel deposit • Boat damage protection • Optional holiday extras

Short break cruising. (3, 4 or 5 Nights) You can do a return-to-base short break from any of our bases in this region.

DEPARTURES 2017: 29 Apr | 13,27 May | 17 Jun | 1 Jul | 19 Aug

Casale > Venice > Casale 80-120km | 2 locks | 15-20hrs | 4 Nights

Precenicco > Grado > Precenicco

Boats available

100km | 2 locks | 16hrs | 4 Nights

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DEPARTURES Apr – Oct : daily SUGGESTIONS ONLY. YOUR START AND END BASE IS FIXED ONCE BOOKED. WHAT YOU DO IN BETWEEN IS UP TO YOU.

Vision3 Mystique Minuetto Salsa A Classique Classique Star Magnifique

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VENICE DAY TOURS FROM

Walking Tour of Venice

$42*

FROM

Doge’s Palace

$60*

DURATION 1.5 hours

DURATION 1 hour

DEPARTS Daily, am

DEPARTS Nov – Mar: daily, am Apr – Oct: daily, am & pm

FEATURES

FEATURES

• English speaking guide in summer. Multilingual guide in winter • Personal audio system

• Skip the line entrance to the Doge’s Palace • English speaking guide in summer. Multilingual guide in winter • Personal audio system

Doge's Palace

Doge's Palace

Discover the true charm of Venice on foot. Starting from St. Mark’s Square, learn the history of its main monuments. Proceed to San Maria Formosa, with its lively Campo, and the Church and Campo of SS. Giovanni e Paolo, the Pantheon of Venice. Continue to Marco Polo’s house and Malibran Theatre, before returning to St. Mark’s through the famous Mercerie, Venice’s main shopping district.

FROM

The Golden Basilica

$37*

Explore the splendid Doge’s Palace, the true heart of Venetian political power. Immerse yourself in the stuccoed halls and hundreds of masterpieces. Be amazed by the richness of detail of the Golden Staircase, reliving the anguish of prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs and entering the Venetian prison to see how the prisoners of the Most Serene Republic lived.

Murano-Burano-Torcello

DURATION 1 hour

DURATION 3.5 hours

DEPARTS Daily except Sun, pm

DEPARTS

FEATURES

Nov – Mar: daily, pm Apr – Oct: daily, am & pm

• Skip the line entrance to the Basilica • English speaking guide in summer. Multilingual guide in winter • Personal audio system

FROM

$34*

FEATURES • Visit a glass manufacturing factory • Transport by boat

The Golden Basilica

Glass making in Murano

Discover one of the world’s most majestic cathedrals, a true masterpiece of Byzantine art! The Golden Basilica was once the private chapel of the Doges of Venice and is the only one of its kind in Italy, thanks to the beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlay flooring. Admire the Pala d’Oro, an exquisite example of Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones.

FROM

Gondola Tour

$54*

Sail to Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Visit one of the factories. Continue to the picturesque island of Burano, famous for its lace and brightly coloured fishermen houses. Proceed to Torcello, the earliest centre of civilisation in the estuary, to see the Cathedral and the church of Santa Fosca.

Ghosts & legends of Venice

DURATION 0.5 hour

DURATION 1.5 hours

DEPARTS Daily, am & pm

DEPARTS

FEATURES

Apr – Oct: Tue, Fri, Sat, pm

FEATURES

• Fabulous photo opportunities • Boarding assistance • Gondola ride on a shared basis of up to 6 people (upgrades to a private gondola available) Venice cityscape

FROM

$42*

• English speaking bilingual guide • Experience the magical moment when the unique Venetian twilight turns to darkness

Rialto Bridge, Venice

A classic gondola ride is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and colour of this unique city built on water. Be delighted by the elegance of the grand mansions with their fine facades and richly toned plaster work. The tour begins in the Canal Grande in the Salute area and proceeds to the minor canals in the Venice area.

Enjoy a fascinating evening walk, discovering lesser known pathways accompanied by the legends, anecdotes and tales of a very secret Venice. Avoiding the crowds, immerse yourself in the intimate and peaceful atmosphere enhanced by the twilight and darkness. The walk takes in the areas of Rialto, Cannaregio and Castello.

Transfers: We can organise a range of transfer options from the airports, train stations and ports to and from your Venice accommodation and beyond. Extra tours: We also offer more scheduled and private tour options. Contact us for details. *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Hotel Orion

$58*

FROM

Hotel Hesperia

$54*

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Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar

Located in the centre of Venice, close to Saint Mark’s Square, this hotel is close to the departure terminal for all excursions and sightseeing tours. All rooms are modern in décor, with private facilities.

Located close to the railway station with boat connections nearby, all rooms are well appointed, sound proofed and with individual safe. The Hesperia has a terrace, bar and lounge on the 3rd floor. Air conditioning on request, supplement payable.

Spadaria 700/A, San Marco ¦ map ref 01

Cannaregio 459 ¦ map ref 02

LOW SEASON from $58* HIGH SEASON from $146*

LOW SEASON from $54* HIGH SEASON from $124* 

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes continental breakfast

FROM

Hotel Canaletto

$59*

FROM

Carlton Capri

$76*

FEATURES

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Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift

Providing elegant surroundings, the Canaletto is located in a very central position, just minutes from St. Mark's Square. Rooms have been renovated in Venetian style and are sound proofed. A supplement is payable for a room with canal view.

The hotel has recently been completely renovated. The Capri is situated only a few steps from the waterbus station and all airport terminals. Marco Polo Airport is 15km from the hotel. Santa Lucia station is a 5 minute walk.

San Lio 5487 ¦ map ref 03

Santa Croce 595 ¦ map ref 04

LOW SEASON from $59* HIGH SEASON from $155*

LOW SEASON from $76* HIGH SEASON from $160*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

FROM

Residenza C'A Del Campo

$92*

VENICE DAY TOURS | HOTELS

VENICE HOTELS

FROM

Tre Archi

$50*

FEATURES

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Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Lift Gondola access

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Gondola access

Completely renovated inside with the reception on the 4th floor. There is a sunny breakfast room overlooking the roofs and churches and palaces of Venice. Situated very close to St. Mark’s Square, the Residence has all necessary comforts and modern furniture and furnishings.

Set in a completely restored Venetian 18th century palace, the Hotel Tre Archi overlooks the Cannaregio canal and is next to the Ponte dei Tre Archi bridge. All rooms are decorated in the typical style of Venice and a supplement is payable for a room with a canal view.

San Marco 511 – Campo Della Guerra ¦ map ref 05

Cannaregio 923 ¦ map ref 06

LOW SEASON from $92* HIGH SEASON from $166*

LOW SEASON from $50* HIGH SEASON from $136* 

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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VENICE HOTELS FROM

Hotel Firenze

$73*

FROM

Hotel San Marco

$65*

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Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift

Conveniently located 30 metres from St. Mark’s Square, the façade is a fine combination of marble and iron, enhancing the charm of the Art Nouveau style. Rooms are decorated in classic Venetian style. Wonderful top floor terrace with city views. Guests will be greeted with a welcome drink and amaretti cookies on arrival.

Centrally located, 10 metres from San Marco Square and beside the Ponte Dei Dai. All 56 rooms are equipped with modern comforts and services. The hotel’s restaurant offers typical Venetian dishes or international cuisine and the bar is an ideal meeting point. A second restaurant has its entrance directly in San Marco Square.

San Marco 1490 ¦ map ref 07

San Marco 877 Ponte dei Dai ¦ map ref 08

LOW SEASON from $73* HIGH SEASON from $179*

LOW SEASON from $65* HIGH SEASON from $164*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes continental buffet breakfast FROM

Economy Savoia & Jolanda

$89*

FROM

Hotel Gabrielli

$101*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Lift

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Gondola access

This four star annex of the Savoia and Jolanda Hotel (4*) was built in 1875 and is located in one of Venice’s loveliest squares, Campo San Zaccaria Church. The hotel’s 17 rooms are decorated in the Venetian style and all are spacious, bright and elegantly furnished.

A traditional family-run Grand Hotel since 1856. Throughout the hotel you will find Venetian furniture and beautiful handmade Murano glass chandeliers. Typical Venetian cuisine is served in the restaurant on the waterfront terrace. Not to be missed is the breathtaking view from the roof terrace over the city and lagoon of Venice.

Castello 4684 ¦ map ref 09

Riva Degli Schiavoni, 4110 ¦ map ref 10

LOW SEASON from $89 * HIGH SEASON from $157*

LOW SEASON from $101* HIGH SEASON from $219*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

FROM

Hotel Principe

$70*

FROM

Hotel Rialto

$99*

FEATURES

FEATURES

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Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Gondola access

Located on the Grand Canal – convenient for all sightseeing. The restaurant and bar overlook the Canal. All 139 rooms have private facilities. The hotel has been completely renovated, has a sunny breakfast room with a large selection of food to choose from and a piano bar for entertainment at night.

Located near the legendary Rialto Bridge with spectacular views, the Rialto is only a few minutes walk from St. Mark’s Square. It is also in the heart of Venice’s famed shopping centre. The hotel’s terrace restaurant overlooks the canal.

Lista Di Spagna 147 ¦ map ref 11

San Marco 5149, Ponte Di Rialto ¦ map ref 12

LOW SEASON from $70 HIGH SEASON from $187*

LOW SEASON from $99* HIGH SEASON from $221*

Includes American buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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$92*

FROM

Hotel Savoia & Jolanda

$113*

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Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Gondola access

Overlooking the Grand Canal, minutes from the centre of Venice, famous for its restaurant and roof top cocktail bar and terrace. Rooms are elegant and modernly equipped. A supplement is payable for room with canal view. Santa Lucia train station is 5 minutes walk.

This hotel offers a splendid view of St. Mark’s Basin. Its restaurant Terrazza Principessa is famous for regional specialties. All rooms recently renovated. There is a sunny breakfast room with a good choice of food.

Santa Croce 578 ¦ map ref 13

Riva Degli Schiavoni ¦ map ref 14

LOW SEASON from $92* HIGH SEASON from $205*

LOW SEASON from $113* HIGH SEASON from $212*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Continental

$75*

FROM

Hotel Liassidi Palace

$83*

FEATURES

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Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Gondola access

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift Gondola access

Situated in the heart of Cannaregio, this 4-star hotel is beautifully positioned in one of the most authentic parts of Venice, the Jewish Ghetto. The hotel has undergone extensive renovations. With 93 air conditioned rooms, this modern Venice hotel is one of the largest in the area. Free wifi in all hotel areas. Half board available.

This boutique hotel is all about location, tucked away in the Castello district in the heart of Venice. The hotel has high ceilings, gothic windows, marble floors, sumptuous furnishings and state of the art facilities. It overlooks the San Lorenzo Canal and offers a private water entrance. Exclusive suites are available for maximum 4-5 people, 65 square metres, canal view and with tea and coffee making facilities.

Cannareggio, 166 Lista Di Spagna ¦ map ref 15

Ponte Dei Greci, 3405 ¦ map ref 16

LOW SEASON from $75* HIGH SEASON from $181*

LOW SEASON from $83* HIGH SEASON from $239*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

FROM

Hotel Concordia

$118*

VENICE HOTELS

FROM

Carlton On The Grand Canal

FROM

Hotel A La Commedia

$110*

FEATURES

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Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift

This hotel overlooks Piazza San Marco in the very heart of the historic city. Its windows face the famous cathedral. The hotel’s 60 bedrooms are furnished in the Venetian style, with marble bathrooms. The breakfast and lunch buffet are abundant and varied with healthy food.

Located in one of the most lively and interesting areas of Venice’s historic centre, a few steps away from Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square, the elegant pink building boasts a panoramic roof top terrace. Guest rooms feature luxurious furnishings, Murano lighting, state of the art technology and spacious marble bathrooms. Gondola and water taxi access nearby.

Calle Larga San Marco 367 ¦ map ref 17

San Marco 4596/A ¦ map ref 18

LOW SEASON from $118* HIGH SEASON from $280*

LOW SEASON from $110* HIGH SEASON from $235*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Hotel Bonvecchiati

$97*

FROM

Palace Bonvecchiati

$129*

FEATURES

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Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Wellness Centre Gondola access

With sophisticated elegance, comfort and exclusive services, the Hotel Bonvecchiati has been welcoming guests to the heart of Venice since 1790. The hotel enjoys a privileged position a few minutes’ walk from Saint Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge, and features 124 refined rooms, a water landing for gondolas and motor boats and a romantic restaurant on the terrace.

Set in the heart of Venice close to St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge, the Palace Bonvecchiati is a contemporary design hotel offering 70 modern and inviting rooms. This boutique hotel also features a panoramic wellness centre, luxurious spaces and an international restaurant, La Terrazza.

San Marco, Calle Goldoni 4488 ¦ map ref 19

San Marco, Calle dei Fabbri 4680 ¦ map ref 20

LOW SEASON from $97* HIGH SEASON from $269*

LOW SEASON from $129* HIGH SEASON from $323*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

FROM

Hotel Londra Palace

$196*

FROM

Hotel Bauer Palazzo

$295*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Gondola access

One of the most renowned hotels in Venice, a few steps from St. Mark’s Square with breathtaking views to San Giorgio Isle, the Riva Degli Schiavoni, the Laguna and the graceful gondolas. Deluxe rooms and Junior Suites are also available, higher rates apply. An additional bed can be added to the Junior Suite.

Overlooking the baroque church of Campo San Moise and just two minutes from St. Mark’s Square, this famous contemporary styled, deluxe hotel encompasses the true atmosphere of Venice. The luxurious guestrooms and suites are all beautifully furnished blending modern facilities and up to date technology.

Riva Degli Schiavoni ¦ map ref 21

San Marco 1459 ¦ map ref 22

LOW SEASON from $196* HIGH SEASON from $400* 

LOW SEASON from $295* HIGH SEASON from $491*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

FROM

Luna Hotel Baglioni

$269*

FROM

The Westin Europa & Regina

$318*

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FEATURES

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Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift

One of the oldest 5 star hotels in Venice, located in St. Mark’s Square. The hotel’s spectacular foyer creates a wonderful first impression, with its marble, gilt stucco and antique rugs and the opulence continues right into the restaurant Canova, and the 109 guest rooms are combined with beautiful period pieces.

Extensive renovation has created one of Venice’s top class hotels, renowned for excellent service and hospitality. The location on the Grand Canal is perfect and the restaurant La Cusina and bar have wonderful views across to the Church of Santa Maria Della Salute.

San Marco 1243 ¦ map ref 23

San Marco 2159 ¦ map ref 24

LOW SEASON from $269* HIGH SEASON from $517*

LOW SEASON from $318 * HIGH SEASON from $485*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

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Palazzo Schiavoni Apartments Palazzo Schiavoni is a magnificent historical residence located in the heart of Venice near St. Mark’s Square. There are 3 apartments and 1 studio in this elegant palace. The 2 bedroom apartment has a large living room with sofa bed, 2 double bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom; the 1 bedroom has a living room with sofa bed, a double bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom and the studio has kitchenette, living room, bedroom and bathroom. The residence has a lift, all modern comforts but with antique furnishing. All the apartments have air conditioning, colour TV and safe.

$202* FEATURES Air conditioning TV Safe Lift

MINIMUM STAY 1 – 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 persons

VENICE HOTELS | APARTMENTS

VENICE APARTMENTS

Castello Sestiere ¦ map ref 01 LOW SEASON from $202* HIGH SEASON from $286* FROM

Villa Pavoni Apartments

$383* Villa Pavoni Apartments are located within a typical Venetian building and conveniently located a few steps from St. Mark’s Square. The property is set amongst Venetian houses and has an enchanting garden and small veranda which leads to an internal courtyard. Apartment A consists of a spacious living room with access to the garden, kitchenette, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and bathroom with shower. Apartment B has a large entrance, living room, kitchen, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and two bathrooms.

FEATURES Air conditioning Washing machine TV Garden

MINIMUM STAY 2 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

Castello Sestiere ¦ map ref 02 LOW SEASON from $383* HIGH SEASON from $437*  FROM

Stefania & Andrea Apartments The Stefania and Andrea Apartments are situated in a small palazzo on a peaceful corner, near the elegant heart of Venice, 200 metres from St. Mark’s Square. The Andrea apartment has a living room with sofa, kitchen, a double bedroom, with the possibility to add an extra bed, and a bathroom with shower. The Stefania apartment has a living room with splendid frescoes and sofa, kitchen, a double bedroom with the possibility to add an extra bed, another bedroom with a double sofa bed and a bathroom with shower. There are also two three bedroom apartments, catering for up to five people each, located in the same building – the Renato and Giovanna apartments. Perfect for a large group of up to 10 people.

$168* FEATURES Air conditioning Washing machine TV Wifi Safe

MINIMUM STAY 3 – 5 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 5 persons

San Marco Sestiere ¦ map ref 03 LOW SEASON from $168* HIGH SEASON from $265*  FROM

Lagoon View Apartment

$248* Elegant, central one bedroom apartment in 7th century Venetian palazzo with panoramic lagoon views ideal for a family. With a double bedroom, small living room with sofa bed for extra guests, fully equipped cooking niche, bathroom with shower, and furnished in a classic Venetian style with elegant drapes and traditional wooden beam ceiling. Watch fireworks and main Venetian festival events from the apartment windows including the procession of the famous Venice Carnevale. Only a few steps from St. Mark’s Square, Biennale Gardens and Castello, the most authentic district of Venice with small typical Venetian shops, bars and bacari (Venetian Inns). Rialto Bridge, Accademia Gallery, Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Lido of Venice are easily reached by vaporetti (public water taxi) stopping at Arsenal. Baby cot provided on request.

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating TV Wifi Safe Parking on request

MINIMUM STAY 2 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

San Marco Sestiere ¦ map ref 04 LOW SEASON from $248* HIGH SEASON from $398*  *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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VENICE APARTMENTS FROM

Ludo Palace Apartment

$727* This is a stunning apartment, fully renovated and located on the 3rd floor of a 200 year old Venetian palazzo with a lift in the Castello district. Wonderful views from all windows and a charming terrace off the large spacious living area for al fresco dining. Not far from San Marco it provides a stylish and comfortable escape for a family or group of friends. Designer furniture and eclectic interiors, there are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. An amazing roofdeck for unforgettable views over the Venetian rooftops. Close to public transport and lovely neighbourhood with restaurants and small shops.

FEATURES Air conditioning Wifi Washing machine Clothes dryer Dishwasher Lift

MINIMUM STAY 4 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 persons

Castello Sestiere ¦ map ref 05 LOW SEASON from $727* HIGH SEASON from $831*

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Benoni Apartment

$228* Situated conveniently very close to San Marco square the Benoni Apartment offers accommodation for up to 6 people in two double bedrooms and a double sofa bed. There are two bathrooms both with hydro massage showers. There is a fully equipped kitchen and decorated in true Venetian style, the rooms are spacious and the windows have a beautiful view onto a private Venetian courtyard. Within an easy walk you can reach the most interesting sights of the city like the Ponte di Rialto, the Ponte dei Sospiri, the Guggenheim Museum, Palazzo Grassi, the Canal Grande and also all the museums in the San Marco area.

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating TV Wifi Safe Parking On request

MINIMUM STAY 2 – 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 7 persons

San Marco Sestiere ¦ map ref 06 LOW SEASON from $228* HIGH SEASON from $395* 

FROM

Macedone Apartment

$145* Located on the first floor of an ancient building built in the 18th century, this renovated accommodation is perfect for up to 4 guests. It is comprised of a lovely double bedroom, and an open style living dining, kitchen area where there is a sofa bed for an additional 2 people. The kitchen is completely accessorised with a microwave, oven and dishwasher. Situated in the most exclusive neighbourhood of Venice, you can discover the typical Venetian squares with small family run restaurants and general stores. Just a few minutes to San Marco Square or the Rialto Bridge. Cannaregio Sestiere ¦ map ref 07

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Dishwasher Microwave Heating

MINIMUM STAY 2 – 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 guests

LOW SEASON from $145* HIGH SEASON from $208* 

FROM

Romaso 1 Apartment

$218* Located in the San Polo district, just minutes from the fish markets and the central tourist area, the Romaso 1 Apartment is a newly renovated accommodation for up to 6 guests. Located on the 2nd floor, it is modern in its style and has a double bedroom with large built-ins, a twin bedroom and a double sofa bed for an additional 2 people. There are two bathrooms, one with a shower and WC, the other with shower only. With parquet throughout it is decorated with elegant pieces of furniture in light and neutral tones. The view onto the street is charming and in the immediate area there are restaurants, shops and artisans. It is conveniently 5 minutes walk to Rialto.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Microwave Heating

MINIMUM STAY 2 – 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 persons

San Polo Sestiere ¦ map ref 08 LOW SEASON from $218* HIGH SEASON from $328* 

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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VERONA | PADUA | VICENZA | CORTINA

VERONA

FROM

Hotel Mastino

$90*

FROM

Grand Hotel

$112*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning Safe TV Wifi Mini bar Restaurant/bar Parking

The Mastino is conveniently located, only 50 metres from Arena and Piazza Bra, the heart of Verona. Two bus stops from the railway station. Large breakfast room with a variety of food from which to choose.

In an excellent central position. It has 57 double rooms and 5 suites. There is an American bar, piano bar, wonderful private garden suitable for cocktails and summer buffet. Restaurant service available outdoors.

Corso Porta Nuova, 16

Corso Porta Nuova

LOW SEASON from $90* HIGH SEASON from $187*

LOW SEASON from $112* HIGH SEASON from $235*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

PADUA

FROM

Hotel Grand’ Italia

$86*

ARCUGNANO – VICENZA

FROM

Hotel Villa Michelangelo

$86*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Swimming pool

Historic property in the heart of Padua located between the railway station square and the main town street. The hotel offers an admirable and innovative example of Art Nouveau. All rooms are sound proofed for maximum comfort and equipped with all modern facilities. Free wifi throughout.

Villa Michelangelo offers peace and warm hospitality, in a blissful hilltop escape, with an outdoor pool among olive trees, a restaurant terrace overlooking a wooded valley and a golf course close by. The villa was built and designed in the Palladian style and each space is the epitome of traditional Italian elegance and understated luxury.

Corso Del Popolo, 81

Via Sacco, 35 – 36057 Arcugnano

LOW SEASON from $86* HIGH SEASON from $97*

LOW SEASON from $86* HIGH SEASON from $118* 

Includes American buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

CORTINA (DOLOMITES)

VENICE APARTMENTS | VENETO HOTELS

VENETO HOTELS

FROM

Parc Hotel Victoria

$136* FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Owned by the Angeli family, the Parc Hotel Victoria provides excellent service in elegant surroundings. Furnished with a superb collection of antiques, this comfortable hotel is full of style and charm. The bedrooms at the Parc Victoria vary in size. There are several lounges including one with a large fireplace, a typical stube, a reading room and a very attractive dining room. Corso Italia, 1 LOW SEASON from $136* HIGH SEASON from $168* Includes buffet breakfast

Romeo & Juliet balcony, Verona

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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TRENTO & THE DOLOMITES Protected by seven natural parks, and known as the Italian Alps, the Dolomites sit at the top of Italy, surrounded by the region of Trentino-Alto Adige, and next to Austria. This stunning region offers rugged mountain wilderness and green Padua and Verona can be reached by car or are best appreciated on vine and orchard covered valleys, dotted with wooden farmhouses – a guided tour of this region. the perfect mountain retreat, and a paradise for skiers and hikers. May is the perfect time to experience the Dolomites region of The region's cities – the southerly enclave and capital of Trento, the Trentino-Alto Adige and the months of June through to September Austro-Italian Bolzano and very Viennese Merano and the mountain are the ideal time for hiking. To get there, drive 2 1/2 hours north from town and ski village of Cortina d'Ampezzo – are easy to navigate Venice or two hours south from Innsbruck, Austria. and full of alpine culture and rejuvenating fresh air. Nearby towns of

Dolomites

FROM

$1523*

4 days / 3 nights

Cortina Bolzano Trento

MILAN

Verona

Starts MILAN or VERONA Ends MILAN

Dolomites at Sunset

HIGHLIGHTS • Spectacular mountain and lake scenery • Verona and its famous Grand Arena, 1st century Roman amphitheatre • Trentino apple and speck tasting in Cortina INCLUDES • 3 nights 3/4-star accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Transport by deluxe coach • Multilingual tour escort with a minimum of 9 guests. Less than 9 with a multilingual driver • Panoramic visits, as per itinerary. NOTE: Guests may also join this tour in Verona at approx 10:30 on day 1.

DEPARTURES 2017: 17 Apr | 1, 18 May | 1, 15, 26 Jun 20 Jul | 31 Aug | 14 Sep | 16 Oct From $1523*

Admire the splendour of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Dolomite mountains with their craggy and majestic peaks. Visit Verona, famous as the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, en route to Cortina d’Ampezzo, a popular winter resort town. Travel through stunning mountain passes and typical alpine villages to Bolzano, an important commercial centre of the Middle Ages, and discover its distinctly German vibe. ITINERARY Day 1 Milan – Verona – Canazei – Cortina D'ampezzo Drive to Verona. Peer up at Juliet’s balcony and visit Piazza delle Erbe, city hall, the tribunal and the Arena Coliseum. After lunch, continue to Cortina d’Ampezzo, travelling through parts of the Dolomites mountain range. Day 2 Cortina – Lake Misurina – Lake Braies – Val Pusteria and Val Badia – Cortina After breakfast, set off for Lake Misurina, situated perfectly between a forest and the Three Peaks of Lavardo. Next make your way to Lake Braies, one of the deepest lakes in the region and visit Val Pusteria and Val Badia, the most traditional valleys of the region. (B)

Day 3 Cortina – Lake Carezza – Merano Bolzano Travel via the Dolomite Pass, situated in the basin surrounding Cortina, to Merano with a viewing stop at Lake Carezza. This afternoon, explore Bolzano and visit the Duomo, a gothic style cathedral, and the main streets of this medieval town. (B) Day 4 Bolzano – Trento – Milan Continue to Trento, the capital of the region. The city is dominated by the castle, known as del Buon Consiglio. Santa Maria Maggiore, built in the 16th century, is one of the first works of the Renaissance and gothic age. Return to Milan. (B)

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Milan Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

THINGS TO SEE AND DO • Marvel at The Last Supper fresco by Leonardo da Vinci – at the Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie (UNESCO site). Book before you go so you don’t miss out. • Visit the Centro Storico (historic centre) and see the magnificent Milan Duomo (especially by night) and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele next door. • Go shopping! For bargains, visit the outlet shopping precincts or for more unique ‘Made in Italy’ boutique shopping try the Brera and Navigli districts and markets of Milan. • Drink as the locals do – order spritzes (Aperol, prosecco and an orange slice) for aperitivo hour and watch the world go by from a cool bar or street side café. • Take an easy train ride to Lake Como or the Ligurian coastline (with Cinque Terre between Genoa and La Spezia). • Visit the Sacri Monti (sacred mountains) of Lombardy and Piedmont (UNESCO site). • See pre-historic rock drawings in Val Camonica, Brescia province (UNESCO listed).

Milan is the capital of the Lombardy region and Italy’s commercial fashion and style centre. Milan offers plenty of history, from da Vinci's The Last Supper to the magnificent Gothic Duomo. Take advantage of the well-run Metropolitana (subway) to explore beyond the obvious tourist sights. This is the city of Armani, Prada, and Versace after all. Stay in the shopping heart of Milan and shop til you drop at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the world’s oldest shopping mall, or Via Buenos Aires for high street shopping. Watch how the other half live and spot luxury cars in Milan’s own golden shopping rectangle, Quadrilatero d’Oro, home to the best of haute couture and famous names like Roberto Cavalli and Missoni. Plan your stay in Milan for either January or July to grab a deal on the hottest trends and take advantage of the saldi (seasonal sales)! If food and wine is more your style, then go no further than the delicious and distinctive flavours of the Lombardy region. Try minestrone or risotto alla Milanese, a creamy rice dish with meat stock, saffron and cheese. Sample quails with polenta and famous Osso Buco (veal marrow knuckle braised with rosemary and sage). All best enjoyed, of course, with an aged local red wine like Valtellina Superiore. 01

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MILAN CITY PACKAGES | DAY TOURS

Essential Milan

FROM

$317*

3 days / 2 nights

Milan would have to be Italy’s smartest and most dynamic city. Discover its must-see attractions with the freedom to stop and spend time at the sights that most interest you. Day 1 Milan Arrival transfer to your hotel. Spend the next 48 hours exploring Milan with a Milan pass. The pass includes a city guide book with exclusive offers and information on how to get around, a city map, an agenda featuring the current month's cultural events, a choice between a 48 hour city sightseeing ticket or a 48 hour public transport ticket, and a coupon book including free entrance to many museums and activities. Day 2 Milan Continue sightseeing at your own pace. (B) Day 3 Milan (B)

INCLUDES • Arrival transfer from Milan airport • 2 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) •2  breakfasts •4  8 hour Milan Pass Tourist Card

DEPARTS daily LOW SEASON from $317*

Sforzia Castle

Milan & Beyond

FROM

$517*

4 days / 3 nights

Take in Milan’s highlights including entrance to Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, and then discover Italy’s beautiful Lake District on a full day trip to Lake Como. Day 1 Milan Arrival transfer to your hotel. Day 2 Milan Morning at leisure. Afternoon city tour including a visit to Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. (B) Day 3 Milan Enjoy a full day excursion see picturesque Lake Como, nestled between the snow-capped Alps and the fashionable town of Como, including a panoramic cruise on the lake to Bellagio. (B) Day 4 Milan (B)

INCLUDES • Arrival transfer from Milan airport • 3 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) •3  breakfasts •S  ightseeing as specified with an English speaking, multilingual guide •S  kip the line entrance tickets to The Last Supper

NOTE: the order of this itinerary may vary depending on arrival day.

DEPARTS Nov – Mar: Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun | Apr – Oct: daily LOW SEASON from $517*

Lake Como

FROM

Milan City and The Last Supper

$129*

La Scala Museum and Theatre

FROM

$50*

DURATION 3.5 hours

DURATION 1 hour

DEPARTS Daily except Mon,

DEPARTS

am & pm (Nov – Mar pm only)

Nov – Mar: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat, pm Apr – Oct: daily, pm

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Skip the line entrance tickets to da Vinci’s Last Supper • Visit of the Duomo Cathedral • Admission to La Scala museum and theatre • English speaking bilingual guide and headphones Duomo of Milan

La Scala Museum

Milan is one of the top fashion cities in the world but there is much more to see in this trendy, urban metropolis. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Santa Maria delle Grazie to admire The Last Supper, one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s greatest masterpieces. See the medieval Sforza Castle and the splendid Duomo, one of the world’s largest and most striking gothic cathedrals. Finally, explore Milan’s most famous Opera House, the fabulous La Scala theatre.

• Entrance tickets to the museum of the Opera House La Scala • English speaking guide and headphones • Visit to the La Scala Museum • Scenic view of the Stage from the boxes

La Scala Theatre is recognised as one of the leading opera theatres in the world. It hosts a museum that houses a rich collection of costumes and musical instruments, as well as a gallery of portraits and busts dedicated to the great musicians of the history. Discover the museum rooms, with curiosities and anecdotes about great artists, like Verdi and Toscanini, who performed on this important stage. Dive into the magic of theatre with a spectacular view from the boxes to admire the beautiful room with the valuable crystal chandelier and the stage. Note: the Theatre hall is visible from a box, unless there is a rehearsal or a show being performed.

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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In the Footsteps of Leonardo

FROM

$125*

$112*

DURATION 3 hours

DURATION 4 hours

DEPARTS

DEPARTS Daily, am & pm

Apr – Oct: Tue, Thu, Sun, pm

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Tickets to San Siro Stadium and Casa Milan, AC Milan's headquarters • Open-top City Sightseeing bus between central Milan and the stadium • Light lunch at Casa Milan's restaurant

• Skip the line entrance tickets to da Vinci's Last Supper • Entrance tickets to the Atlantic Codex • English speaking guide Santa Maria delle Grazie

Take a journey back in time and follow in Leonardo da Vinci’s footsteps around Milan. Visit the Santa Maria delle Grazie to see the Atlantic Codex, an extensive collection of his manuscripts, and the famous Last Supper, his greatest masterpiece.

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Verona and Lake Garda

Ponte Pietra, Verona

FROM

Football Lovers Tour

$153*

A must do tour for all football (soccer) fans! Prepare yourself for a trip through football history and visit the legendary San Siro stadium and Casa Milan. Discover San Siro, home to two Italian football giants, AC Milan and Inter Milan. Then head to AC Milan's stylish new headquarters at Casa Milan for a light lunch. Entry to the museums at both sites is also included. FROM

Lake Como and Bellagio

$136*

DURATION Full day

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS

DEPARTS

Nov – Mar: Fri, am Apr – Oct: Tue & Fri, am

Nov – Mar: Wed & Sat, am Apr – Oct: daily, am

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Two hours guided walking tour of Verona • Visit the Roman Arena and Juliet’s balcony • Visit Sirmione on Lake Garda • English speaking tour guide

Take a day trip from Milan to discover the beautiful town of Verona, the famous setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and the unmissable Sirmione, a stunning lakeside town on Lake Garda, where ancient roman ruins meet the crystal blue shores.

MILAN CITY PACKAGES | DAY TOURS

MILAN DAY TOURS

• Guided walking tour of Como • Lake Como panoramic cruise • English speaking guide. Bilingual guide Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday Lake Como

Discover Lake Como in Italy's beautiful Lake District, just a short distance from Milan. Nestled among the huge snow-capped Alps that rise up from its shores, is the fashionable lakeside town of Como. After spending time shopping and dining, you will take a two hour panoramic cruise on Lake Como to the enchanting village of Bellagio. NOTE: Nov – Mar visit Brunate instead of Bellagio.

FROM

Cinque Terre

$235*

Swiss Alps & Bernina Express

DURATION Full day

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS

DEPARTS Nov – Mar: Tue & Sat, am Apr – Oct: daily, am

Apr – Oct: Mon & Fri, am

FEATURES

Cinque Terre

• Cruise from Portovenere to Monterosso • Walk along the famous path Via dell’Amore • Scenic train ride to La Spezia • English speaking tour guide (Monday) & Bilingual (Friday).

Discover the beautiful Cinque Terre! A UNESCO World Heritage site, Cinque Terre, meaning five lands (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso) are five perilously perched villages strung along a short stretch of cliffs that face the Ligurian Sea on one of Italy’s most scenic stretches of coastline.

FROM

$222*

FEATURES • Rail tour aboard the Bernina Express • English speaking tour guide. Bilingual Monday, Wednesday & Thursday Peak of Matterhorn

The newest alpine delight! Take a ride on the Bernina Express along one of the world’s most spectacular railway routes. A UNESCO World Heritage site, travel across the Swiss Alps along the Bernina Pass to the exclusive resort of St. Moritz; the top of the world.

Transfers: We can organise a range of transfer options from the airports, train stations and ports to and from your Milan accommodation and beyond. Extra tours: We also offer many more scheduled and private tour options. Contact us for details. *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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MILAN HOTELS FROM

Eco Hotel La Residenza

$54*

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Antares Hotel Concorde

$75*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Gym Parking

Located in a quiet part of Milan. Offering 60 rooms equipped with bathroom, shower, heating system, television and phone. A continental buffet breakfast will be served during the mornings. The lobby is large with TV and bar. All rooms have wifi (extra cost). An underground station on the yellow line has now opened which is 300 metres from the hotel (Affari Centro stop). Via Scloia, 3 ¦ map ref 01

Antares Hotel Concorde offers 120 spacious rooms completely sound proofed and fitted with the latest comforts, including free wifi. Located 100m away from the red line Turro underground stop, connecting to Milan’s train stations, historical city centre and the major attractions of the town. La Piazzetta Wine Bar and Italian restaurant, fitness centre and garage are at guests' disposal. Room service available 7am to midnight. Viale Monza 132 ¦ map ref 02

LOW SEASON from $54* HIGH SEASON from $129*

LOW SEASON from $75* HIGH SEASON from $93*

Includes continental buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

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Best Western Hotel City

$82*

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Hotel Galles-Milano

$97*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking

Hotel City is a comfortable hotel located downtown, very close to the Duomo and subway stop Lima (red line). There is a breakfast room, completely renewed, with a rich buffet. Parking is available near the hotel at an extra charge.

Located on one of the most beautiful and important streets in the centre of Milan at the exit of the Lima underground railway station (Line 1). Each room is sound proofed with adjustable air conditioning and television. Parking is available for a charge.

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LOW SEASON from $82* HIGH SEASON from $123*

LOW SEASON from $97* HIGH SEASON from $164*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes American buffet breakfast FROM

Mediolanum Hotel

$97*

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Hotel Sanpi

$97*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Lift Fitness room Parking

This innovatively designed hotel is centrally located in the heart of Milan, between Central Station, Porta Venezia, Piazza Repubblica and Porta Garibaldi. All rooms are modern and well equipped. Hotel guests have access to a nearby fitness room and a private garage (extra cost).

The Sanpi is a charming boutique hotel situated in the historic centre of Milan, between Porta Venezia and Piazza della Repubblica. The hotel features a little interior garden which provides an oasis of tranquillity and beauty. Parking is available nearby for an extra cost.

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LOW SEASON from $97* HIGH SEASON from $125*

LOW SEASON from $97* HIGH SEASON from $125* 

Includes buffet breakfast.

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Starhotel Rosa Grand

$177*

FROM

Hotel De La Ville

$183*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking

Air conditioning TV Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Garden Swimming pool Parking

Located in the heart of Milan’s historical district, a few steps from the Duomo Cathedral, the Rosa Grand has been completely renovated and now has a grand entrance in Piazza Fontana. The hotel has 327 rooms and suites, exuding glamour and sophistication throughout. The hotel has bars, restaurants, roof top terrace swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness room and meeting rooms.

Ideally situated in the heart of Milan near the Piazza del Duomo, La Scala Opera House, and fashionable shopping area. The hotel features the Opera Restaurant, which is famous for both its cuisine and clientele. Parking available nearby. Free use of fitness centre and roof top swimming pool. Suites are available on request.

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LOW SEASON from $177* HIGH SEASON from $241*

LOW SEASON from $183* HIGH SEASON from $241* 

Includes American buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

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Hotel Manin

$97*

FROM

Excelsior Gallia

$249*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Gym Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Gym Spa

Conveniently located near the centre of Milan, the Manin is close to local tourist attractions such as Archi di Porta Nuova, Contemporary Arts Pavillion (PAC) and Piazza della Repubblica. The hotel offers 118 comfortable, well-equipped and individually decorated guestrooms, a restaurant, garden and patio. Via Daniele Manin,7 ¦ map ref 09

Excelsior Hotel Gallia reflects the glittering essence of Milan’s sophistication. Originally opened in 1932, the hotel has been completely renovated by renowned Milanese designer Marco Piva. There are 235 extraordinary rooms and suites and a selection of dining choices from rooftop fine dining to all day cuisine. Piazza Duca D'Aosta 9 ¦ map ref 10

LOW SEASON from $97* HIGH SEASON from $177*

LOW SEASON from $249* HIGH SEASON from $339*

Includes American buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

TURIN

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Hotel Giotto

$97*

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MILAN HOTELS | TURIN HOTELS

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Hotel Holiday Inn Torino

$108*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

This moderate hotel is centrally located and is quiet and comfortable. It has been completely renovated, rooms with bath, shower and jacuzzi. 50m from bus stop. Parking and garage available.

Located in the heart of the historical centre of Turin the hotel is one minute’s walk from Porta Nuova railway station and only 15km from the International Airport. Enjoy state of the art facilities alongside old fashioned hospitality, an ideal choice for business or leisure stays.

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Via Assietta, 3

LOW SEASON from $97* HIGH SEASON from $118*

LOW SEASON from $108* HIGH SEASON from $129*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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MILAN APARTMENTS FROM

Residence De La Gare

$302* This property offers spacious, fully furnished apartments with personalised services. There are a total of 22 in this building. Nearest underground is Caiazzo. The apartments are a 4 minute walk approximately from Stazione Centrale. All apartments have spacious living room with sofa bed, television, dining table and well equipped kitchenette, bathroom with shower and bath tub. Facilities include refrigerator, hotplates, microwave, central heating, reception until midnight, phone and hairdryer. Extra charges: laundry service. Parking is available at an extra charge. One to two bedroom apartments (double or twin beds) available all with one bathroom.

FEATURES Air conditioning Laundry service TV Wifi Safe Parking on request

MINIMUM STAY 2 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 5 persons

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Vinci II Apartment

$209* Centrally located just a few steps from the Milan Duomo in a low traffic zone, this modern and refined one bedroom apartment provides a chic city retreat for up to 4 people. Very close to Via Torino which is known for the best shopping in the city. Located on the first floor, furnished with designer furniture, fully equipped kitchen and table and chairs for dining and wide living room with wonderful city views. Spacious and bright with parquetry floors and sleeping area with double king-size bed and additional sofa bed, the modern bathroom includes a bathtub. The apartment is 3 minutes to Teatro della Scala. Surrounded by the shopping district, museums, excellent restaurants and cafes. Easy access to numerous public transport services – metro M1 Red (Duomo), metro M3 Yellow (Duomo) and bus and tramway lines.

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating TV Wifi Parking on request

MINIMUM STAY 1 night

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

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Carlo Apartment

$265* Located in the historic centre, a minutes walk to Via Torino, Piazza Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the city’s main tourist and shopping area. On the third floor of a high end complex, easily accommodating up to 4 guests. Modern and stylish, illuminated by two windows and split into two areas: an open plan kitchen/living area/dining room equipped with a double sofa bed and a bedroom with king size bed, walk-in closet and high-tech plasma TV. The bathroom has luxurious fixtures and shower. Surrounded by an array of high-end shops, museums and local restaurants with easy access to public transport. The ideal base to experience Milan.

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating Washing machine TV Wifi Parking on request

MINIMUM STAY 1 night

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

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Moda Lux Apartment

$346* A stylish and eclectic first floor apartment located in Via Borgonuovo in the heart of the heart of Milan’s bustling fashion district. A stunning renovation has created a colourful and well appointed space ideal for a couple. There is a bedroom with a four poster bed, flat screen TV, bathroom with a large shower, and a fully equipped kitchen. The spacious combined lounge and dining is decorated with a charming mix of pieces collected from all around the world, antiques and colourful Persian carpets. The ceiling is decorated and the large wall is embellished with gold leaf showing an antique tiger and a 14th century Japanese panel. 12 mins walk on foot to the Duomo or one stop on the metro. A fantastic location!

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating TV Wifi Parking on request

MINIMUM STAY 1 night

GUEST CAPACITY 2 persons

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MILAN APARTMENTS | PIEDMONT

PIEDMONT Langhe region

Piedmont sits at the foot of the Alps bordering France and Switzerland. Its elegant capital Turin offers abundant baroque architecture, high quality shops and interesting museums. The Automobile Museum is devoted to Turin’s main industry, while the Egyptian Museum displays significant archaeological and anthropological collections. The region is justly known for its wines, which include some of the best produced from Italy such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto and Moscato D'Asti. Its local cuisine is also famous and the precious white truffles of this region have been compared to gold because of their cost and delicacy.

Piedmont Food & Wine Self Drive Tour 6 days / 5 nights

SELF-DRIVE TOUR

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Pollenzo

Nizza Monferrato

Alba

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Barbaresco La Morra

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Genoa

HIGHLIGHTS • Sampling of Slow Food Presidia products – delicious and authentic traditional foods • Wine tastings of the Barolo and Barberesco vineyards • Asti, rich in medieval palaces and merchants' houses • Grinzane Cavour and its imposing castle INCLUDES • 6 days category A car hire • 5 nights 3-star charming hotels and/or historical residences • Buffet breakfast daily • 2 meals based on traditional regional dishes • 7 guided tastings of Piedmontese Slow Food wines and/or Presidia products DEPARTURES Jan – Oct: daily LOW SEASON from $1097* HIGH SEASON from $1221*

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Grapes in vineyard

Discover the rich eno-gastronomical traditions and historical heritage of the Piedmont region, an unforgettable experience involving all the senses. Pleasurable days will be spent among rolling hills covered with vineyards, elegant palaces dating back to the former Italian Kingdom, ancient cellars, tiny streets and traditional fresh produce markets, imposing castles and antique shops, savouring some of the best foods and excellent wines that Italy has to offer. ITINERARY Day 1 Bra – Pollenzo Collect your car and drive to the Albergo Corte Albertina hotel in Pollenzo, near Bra. Enjoy a dinner dedicated to the products of the Slow Food Presidia of Piedmont in the hotel restaurant. (D) Day 2 La Morra, Carmagnola Explore the wonderful Barolo vineyards. Visit an historic wine cellar and taste their extraordinary wines accompanied by some of the typical local produce of Langa. Continue to Carmagnola and visit a cheese producer, learn something about the cheese-making process and enjoy a tasting. (B) Day 3 Barbaresco, Cherasco, Monforte d’Alba Depart for Barbaresco to visit the cellars of Marchesi di Grésy, which boast several top class historical vineyards and a range of quality wines. Introduction and tasting of a selection of Barbaresco wines.

This afternoon, continue to Monforte d’Alba to visit the Giovanni Manzone’s wine cellars for a tasting of his exclusive wines accompanied by local products. (B) Day 4 Nizza Monferrato, Asti Drive to Nizza Monferrato located deep in the heart of the Monferrato. Enjoy lunch at Trattoria Bun Ben Bon. Continue to Asti and stop at Torronificio Barbero for a tasting of the typical chocolate sweets and nougats. (B,L) Day 5 Pollenzo, Grinzane Cavour Morning in Pollenzo, stroll through the centre, a visit to the Banca del Vino Slow Food (Wine Bank) for a tasting. In the afternoon visit the Piedmont Regional Enoteca, situated inside the Grinzane Cavour Castle, taste some of the Piedmont DOC and DOCG wines, especially those from Langa and Roero. (B) Day 6 Bra Departure. (B)

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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ITALIAN LAKES

Lake Como

Before the Versaces and Clooneys, many wealthy Romans, writers and poets had villas in the northern lakes of Italy. The three largest lakes of Italy are collectively known as the ‘Italian Lakes’.

Lake Como

Lake Garda

Lake Maggiore

The most famous of the lakes, Como is a jewel-like oasis of tranquility, with its sparkling waters set against a majestic mountain backdrop. Just half an hour from bustling Milan by rail or car and nestled on the shores of the fabled lake of the same name, the enchanting towns of Como, Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio, Tremezzo and Cernobbio lie snugly at the foot of the Italian Alps. For a decadent retreat with old world charm, stay at the famous 5 star Villa d’Este, an ancient 16th century villa amid luscious gardens. Or choose from many grand hotels and spa resorts set along the lake shore and simply spend your time walking, eating the regional foods and taking in the spectacular views. There is certainly something to be said for ‘doing as the Romans' do.

Located halfway between Milan and Venice and close to Shakespearean Verona, the largest lake in Italy, Garda is beautifully embedded between high mountains, olive groves and vineyards. Scattered around its shoreline are enchanting villages, ancient villas, castles and historic sites. Surrounded by three distinct regions, Lombardy, Trentino Alto – Adige and Veneto, its cultural diversity attracts a cosmopolitan crowd. On the south of the lake is picturesque Sirmione, the pearl of the islands, known, along with Bardolino, for its healing thermal waters and family-friendly spa resorts. Many writers including Catullo, Stendhal, Lawrence and Goethe have honoured Lake Garda's environmental and artistic beauty.

Italy’s second largest lake, has its western shore in the region of Piedmont, its eastern shore in Lombardy and its north side borders Ticino in Switzerland. The picturesque, flower-filled Isole Borromeo (Borromean Islands) are the gems of the Lake – Isola Bella, Isola Superiore Pescatori (or tiny fisherman's island) and Isola Madre, magical landscapes with ancient palazzos, private villas and gardens, set in the middle of tranquil blue waters. The main lakeside town of Stresa is a long-time favourite for European aristocracy and provides a base to explore the area. Stay in beautiful Belgirate in Piedmont only 110km from Turin. Given its location near the Italian Alps and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore is a sports enthusiasts' paradise.

Cadenabbia di Griante

Belgirate

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North Lakes Tour 4 days / 3 nights HIGHLIGHTS • Visit four of Italy’s famous lakes: Orta, Maggiore, Como and Garda • Picture postcard scenery • Welcome Prosecco in Bellagio • Verona and see Juliet’s house

Riva Del Garda Brescia Como Stresa Verona MILAN

INCLUDES • 3 nights 4-star accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Transport by deluxe coach • English speaking tour escort

Starts MILAN Ends MILAN

Lake Garda

The Italian lakes are surrounded by striking scenery with snow-capped mountain peaks, glistening blue-green lakes, lush forests and medieval villages.

NOTE: The itinerary and inclusions may vary during the Winter season Nov – Mar. Please check with us for details.

DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED 2016: 25 Nov 2017: 6 Jan | 3 Feb | 3 Mar | 14, 21 Apr 5, 12, 26 May | 9, 23, 30 Jun 14, 28 Jul 11, 25 Aug | 15, 29 Sep 6, 13, 20 Oct LOW SEASON

FROM

$1355*

GROUP TOUR

from $1355*

HIGH SEASON from $1426*

Visit the tranquil hideaway of Lake Orta, the scenic Lake Maggiore, the jewel-like oasis of Lake Como and the captivating Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake. Enjoy a tour of Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. ITINERARY Day 1 Milan – Lake Orta – Stresa – Como Travel to Lake Orta, stopping by Orta San Giulio. Continue to Stresa, on Lake Maggiore. In the afternoon, tour Pescatori island by boat. Day 2 Como – Bellagio – Varenna – Bergamo – Brescia Short visit of Como and continue to Bellagio. In the afternoon, continue to Varenna for a panoramic tour before moving on to Bergamo for a short walking tour. (B) Day 3 Brescia – Sirmione – Riva Del Garda – Verona Depart for Lake Garda. View the best panorama of the lake from Sirmione and see the Sirmione Cape, the castle and the Catullo’s ruins. Continue to Riva del Garda and Verona. (B) Day 4 Verona – Milan Visit Verona en route to Milan. (B)

Lake Como Walk 7 days / 6 nights

ITALIAN LAKES | LAKES TOURS

LAKES TOURS

FROM

$2090 *

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR – GRADE 3

HIGHLIGHTS • Bellagio, the jewel of Lake Como • Walking through spectacular landscapes INCLUDES • 6 nights accommodation in lakeside hotels • Breakfast daily • Maps and detailed walking instructions • 24 hour back up from local manager DEPARTURES Daily on request From $2090 * With breakfast From $2250 * With breakfast & 3 dinners

Gravedona Menaggio Tremezzo

Colico Varenna

Bellagio Lecco

Cernobbio

COMO Starts COMO Ends COMO

Lake Como

A deep glacial lake surrounded by soaring mountains, Lake Como stretches from the Swiss Alps to the Po River. Spend four nights in a charming village on the lake, followed by two nights in Bellagio, the jewel of Lake Como. Each walk reveals a different side of this fascinating area's history and traditions, following stone, medieval, trading paths and old smugglers' routes and passing through oak forests, open farmlands, villages and the mountains surrounding Bellagio. ITINERARY Day 1 Lake Como Arrival day. Day 2 Lake Como Lakeside walk along the western shore following a stone medieval path with breathtaking views, finishing in a pretty lakeside town, with a ferry back to base (4 hrs). (B) Day 3 Lake Como Today is a free day to enjoy the central lake. Visit two of the finest villas and gardens that can be easily reached by short ferry rides. (B) Day 4 Lake Como Enjoy a loop walk into the mountains following old smugglers' paths through oak forests with breathtaking views across Lake Lugano (4 hrs). (B) Day 5 Lake Como Transfer to Bellagio for a walk around the Bellagio promontory (2 hrs). (B) Day 6 Lake Como Walk around the mountain that forms the backdrop behind Bellagio (3 hrs). (B) Day 7 Lake Como After breakfast transfer to Como city. (B)

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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LAKE COMO DAY TOURS Villas of Lake Como & Comacina Island

FROM

$80*

$71*

DURATION Half day

DURATION Half day

DEPARTS

DEPARTS

May – Sep: Wed from Bellagio, Villa Carlotta or Menaggio, am

Apr – Oct: Sun from Bellagio or Menaggio, pm

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Explore the unique charm of Comacina Island • English speaking guide • Comacina Island entrance fee

• Visit Villa Balbianello, one of the loveliest villas and gardens on Lake Como • English speaking guide • Villa Balbianello entrance fee

Lake Como

Villa Balbianello, Lake Como

View glorious villas such as Villas Balbianello and Cassinella, George Clooney’s Villa Oleandra and Margherita, the residence of Gianni Versace Villa Fontanelle and the Villa D’este, voted the world’s best hotel in 2009 whilst cruising along Lake Como’s illustrious south-western shores, which have lured the rich and famous since the Roman era. On the return stop at Comacina Island (weather permitting), famous for its dramatic history and legends and enjoy some free time to explore the area. FROM

Bergamo

$99*

Travel by boat to Villa Balbianello, one of the most famous villas in the world and the jewel of Lake Como. The Villa was built by Cardinal Durini in the 18th century as a literary retreat and is the only villa offering visitors the chance to view it as it was lived in by its last, extraordinary owner, Count Guido Monzino. It was also the backdrop for scenes in the James Bond film ‘Casino Royale’ and other movies.

FROM

Lake Orta & Stresa

$100*

DURATION Full day

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS

DEPARTS

Apr – Oct: Thu from Varenna^ or Como (tour returns to Como/ Tremezzo/Cadenabbia/Menaggio only), am

Apr – Oct: Fri from Menaggio, Cadenabbia, Tremezzo or Como, am

FEATURES

FEATURES

Bergamo

FROM

Villa Balbianello

• Visit Bergamo, described as the prettiest open air museum in the world • English speaking guide

Bergamo is one of the oldest and most beautiful towns in Northern Italy, dating back to the Middle Ages. Depart from Varenna, via Lecco, the town of Alessandro Manzoni’s “The Betrothed” and head to Bergamo. Before the guided tour there will be time for a stroll around the streets and to enjoy lunch (not included). Bergamo is well known for its culinary specialities.

San Giulio Island, Lake Orta

• Stresa, the Pearl of Verbano, and Maggiore’s most beautiful town, at the foot of imposing Monte Mottarone • English speaking guide • Isola Bella garden entrance fee

Drive to Lake Orta and discover the fairytale beauty of this lake, described as the most romantic of all lakes. Visit the enchanting resort of Orta San Julio, set on a garden peninsula and overlooking the island of San Giulio. Explore the cobbled streets, before continuing to the elegant town of Stresa, situated on Lake Maggiore, and take the boat to Isola Bella for a short visit.

^NOTE: one way ferry ticket is not included to Varenna for the start or from Varenna at the end. FROM

St. Moritz & The Bernina Express

The Bernina Express

$97*

FROM

Morcote & Lugano

$83*

DURATION Full day

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS

DEPARTS

Apr – Oct: Mon from Como, Cernobbio, Moltrasio, Tremezzo, Cadenabbia or Menaggio, am

May – Sep: Fri from Tremezzo, Cadenabbia, Menaggio or Como, am

FEATURES

• Morcote, the Pearl of Lake Lugano • Picturesque cruise from Morcote to Lugano • English speaking guide

• Spectacular ride on the Bernina Express • Discover the chic and cosmopolitan resort of St Moritz • English speaking guide

Travel along the northern part of the lake to Tirano and into Switzerland. Enjoy a picturesque ride on the well-known Bernina Express train from Poschiavo to Diavolezza. Continue by bus to St. Moritz, the famous Swiss holiday and ski resort, and enjoy some free time for shopping and lunch (not included) before the scenic journey back to Lake Como.

FEATURES

Lugano

Journey to the village of Morcote, a beautiful ancient village noted for its famous medieval and renaissance churches and porticos along the lakefront. Enjoy a scenic boat trip to Lugano, often referred to as the ‘Rio de Janeiro’ of Switzerland, it combines the efficiency and elegance of Switzerland with the 'joie de vivre' and friendliness of Italy.

Transfers: We can organise a range of transfer options from the airports, train stations and ports to and from your Lake accommodation and beyond. Extra tours: We also offer private tour options. Contact us for details. *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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COMO

$86* FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Pianello del Lario

Menaggio Varenna Cadenabbia di Griante Tremezzo Bellagio Lenno Lake Como Argegno

This modern hotel is located near the historical city centre, with easy access to the train station and Lake Como’s shore. The hotel features a restaurant, offering both local and international cuisine, an American bar and cosy breakfast room. All rooms have air conditioning and are sound proofed. Tea/coffee making facilities. Free wifi throughout.

Moltraisio Lecco

Cernobbio

FROM

Continental Hotel

Sorico Domaso Gravedona Colico

LAKE COMO DAY TOURS | HOTELS

LAKE COMO HOTELS

COMO

Viale Innocenzo XI 15, Como

Como

LOW SEASON from $86* HIGH SEASON from $118* Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Hotel Plinius

$86*

FROM

Hotel Como

$74*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Swimming Pool Garden Parking Gym

Located in the centre, only a few steps from the most beautiful squares in Como, Piazza Volta, Piazza Cavour and Piazza Duomo. Accessible by car but conveniently located 200 metres from Como San Giovanni train station and 100 metres from the public boat dock of Piazza Cavour. The 28 rooms have new bathrooms with shower and simple but elegant furnishings.

This contemporary style hotel has been completely renovated and is 15 minutes walk from the lake, and 5 minutes walk from the city centre. There is a restaurant, roof top garden and outdoor swimming pool (open from June to September). San Giovanni train station is 500 metres away. Free wifi throughout.

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 33, Como

Via Mentana 28, Como

LOW SEASON from $86* HIGH SEASON from $151* 

LOW SEASON from $74* HIGH SEASON from $190*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes American buffet breakfast FROM

Barchetta Excelsior

$114*

FROM

Palace Hotel

$129*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Relax in the 84 elegant and comfortable rooms, all of which have been recently refurbished, and enjoy the breathtaking views. Taste the finest food in the Bistrò restaurant, where the chef will delight your palate with his traditional recipes. Take a break and enjoy a drink in the American Bar or on the summer terrace.

A majestic palace on the lakefront, featuring the Belle Epoque style. The 94 comfortable rooms, most of which are completely renovated, perfectly combine a classical style with modern comforts and boast beautiful views of the city or lake. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Como all year round and taste the finest specialties in the elegant restaurant or summer garden bar.

Piazza Cavour 1, Como

Lungo Lario Trieste 16, Como

LOW SEASON from $114* HIGH SEASON from $194*

LOW SEASON from $129* HIGH SEASON from $220*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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LAKE COMO HOTELS

LAKE COMO

COMO

FROM

Albergo Terminus

$172*

COMO/CERNOBBIO

FROM

Villa Flori

$187*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking Gym

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking Gym Spa

Located in the heart of Como and in front of the lake, the Albergo Terminus is a turn-of-the-century building, remodelled to preserve the original Lombardian taste. A short walk from the cathedral and one of Italy’s most beautiful city squares, it also offers commanding and panoramic views of Lake Como.

Hotel Villa Flori is situated in one of the most panoramic spots on the western branch of Lake Como, midway between Cernobbio and Como. The 52 rooms look out onto Lake Como, each providing fabulous views. A private dock allows access from the water to the hotel and the Ristorante Raimondi.

Lungo Lario Trieste 14, Como LOW SEASON from $172* HIGH SEASON from $237* 

Via Cernobbio, 12 LOW SEASON from $187* HIGH SEASON from $246* 

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

MOLTRASIO

Grand Hotel Imperiale Resort & Spa

FROM

$162*

VARENNA

FROM

Hotel Royal Victoria

$181*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking Gym

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking

Located on the western shore of Lake Como, in the tiny village of Moltrasio and 3km from Como. The hotel offers 87 classic, superior rooms, 2 suites and deluxe spa villas, the lounge Lettura, the Giardino restaurant and the Bar Regina. All rooms have high speed internet and LCD TV. Guests can also enjoy the tennis court, fitness with sauna, 9 hole putting green and 23 driving ranges.

Old world hotel dating back from 1800, in a lovely setting, facing Lake Como. All bedrooms are elegantly decorated and equipped with shower or bath. Reception area, restaurant and all rooms have been completely renovated. There is a new pool and bar in the garden a few steps from the lake.

Via Regina Vecchia 24-26, Moltrasio

Piazza S, Giorgio 2 Varenna

LOW SEASON from $162* HIGH SEASON from $233*

LOW SEASON from $181* HIGH SEASON from $258* 

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast and dinner

BELLAGIO

FROM

Excelsior Splendide Bellagio

$106*

FROM

Hotel Belvedere

$323*

FEATURES

FEATURES

TV Wifi Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking Spa

Fascinating palace built at the beginning of the 19th century, the Hotel Excelsior Splendide, with its wonderful position in the centre of Bellagio, directly overlooks Lake Como. The style and elegance is reflected in the beautiful hall, decorated and furnished in liberty style. The bar and restaurant with terrace overlook the lake.

The Hotel Belvedere is situated a short step away from the bustle of Bellagio’s centre. Guests will enjoy the family atmosphere and tasteful meals in the panoramic, open air restaurant overlooking the lake. Rooms are well furnished with all comforts. Private car park and garage, supplement payable.

Via Lungo Lario Manzoni, 28, Bellagio

Via Valassina 31, Bellagio

LOW SEASON from $106* HIGH SEASON from $116* 

LOW SEASON from $323* HIGH SEASON from $390*

Includes buffet breakfast and dinner

Includes buffet breakfast and either lunch or dinner

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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$198*

FROM

Grand Hotel Cadenabbia

$97*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Pool Garden Parking

The Grand Hotel Menaggio is situated directly by the lake. A traditional hotel completely refurbished, modern, elegant and with air conditioning. There is a comfortable lounge area, bar and dining room offering excellent cuisine. The hotel has two restaurants. Majestic views from one of the restaurants of the gardens, Lake Como and the mountains. Free use of garage and parking.

Formerly known as the Hotel Bellevue, a 19th century large hotel situated on the lake front, facing Bellagio and adjacent to Villa Carlotta in one of the most enchanting areas of Lake Como. The hotel has 126 rooms, some with lake view, some with balcony or terrace. The hotel restaurant offers good cuisine, a pleasant ambiance and view of the lake.

Via 4 Novembre 77 Menaggio LOW SEASON from $198* HIGH SEASON from $228* 

Via Regina 1, Cadenabbia di Griante

Includes buffet breakfast and dinner

Includes buffet breakfast

LAKE COMO HOTELS

FROM

Grand Hotel Menaggio

LOW SEASON from $97* HIGH SEASON from $163*

FROM

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

$409* With over 100 years of history, the iconic Grand Hotel Tremezzo is located in the heart of Lake Como, with unparalleled views of Bellagio and the stunning Grigne mountains. Sitting adjacent to Villa Carlotta’s famed gardens, this landmark is an authentic Art Nouveau palace that offers a warm inviting welcome for a true 5-star vacation. Surrounded by the quiet, lush, secular gardens, Park View Superior Rooms are calming and light. Each room comes with fine furnishings and a special feature that makes it unique and beautiful. A superior vantage point from which guests can admire the lake’s thousand-andone shades of blue every day, Lake View Superior Rooms pay homage to the centuries-old charm of the Grand Tour: classic furnishings, opulent silks and fabrics, and luxurious fine marble bathrooms. Marvel anew every day at the magnificent views, ranging all the way from Punta Balbianello to Bellagio.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking Spa

Via Regina 8 Tremezzo LOW SEASON from $409 * HIGH SEASON from $625* Includes buffet breakfast

FROM

Villa D'Este

$452* Experience the splendour, grandeur, intrigue and magic of Villa d'Este, an opulent hotel overlooking glorious Lake Como. It is hailed as one of the best hotels in the world by Travel & Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler and Forbes Traveler. Set on the shores of Lake Como, the hotel is located at one of the most important crossroads between Italy and northern Europe and 60 minutes from Milan, 50 minutes from/to Fiera Milano Rho. Villa d'Este is a complex of two beautiful palaces: The Cardinal building and Queen's Pavilion. The 152 rooms, equipped with every comfort, are all differently and elegantly furnished with antiques, paintings and vintage prints, silks, brocades, velvets of rare preciousness and luxurious marble bathrooms. Terraces, balconies and large windows take in the magnificent views of Lake Como which, along with Villa D'Este‘s park and gardens, are the main protagonists of the beauty that surrounds guests.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking Wellness Centre

Via Regina 40 Cernobbio L.C. LOW SEASON from $452* HIGH SEASON from $695*  Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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LAKE COMO VILLAS & APARTMENTS FROM

Carli Garden Apartment

$375* An elegant getaway, located in the peaceful enclave of Tremezzo on the hillside overlooking the lake itself. Just 5 minutes walk from the waterfront, this historical holiday villa dating back to 1650, is ideal for groups and families. With three bedrooms, three bathrooms and two living spaces with original fireplaces and wood burning stove plus a dining area, great for entertaining, socializing and relaxing. The three level apartment has a luxury, fully equipped kitchen, high ceilings and period features, rooms with balconies and stunning views of lake and hillside. There is a superb sunny garden with a lovely covered terrace. Close to all lakeside towns, transport, local cafĂŠs, bars and restaurants. Guests will also have free access to the local beach club. The perfect Italian 'home away from home' in Lake Como. Rental includes free access to the Menaggio Lido beach club. Tremezzo, Lake Como

FEATURES Fireplace Terrace Dishwasher Garden Washing machine TV DVD Wifi Parking

MINIMUM STAY 2 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 8 persons

LOW SEASON from $375* HIGH SEASON from $464*  FROM

Villa Gio

$651* A stunning 4 bedroom townhouse with lake views and a private outdoor pool and sauna. Close to the charming lakeside town of Menaggio and ideal for up to 11 guests, couples or large family groups, looking for a perfect Italian lakes escape. It offers a modern, fully equipped kitchen and terrace for alfresco dining. Spectacular lake and mountain views, stylish open plan living room with fireplace and separate sitting room with state-of-the-art entertainment system. There are four bedrooms all with lake views, two doubles, a twin and a fourth room with bunk beds and additional pull-out single bed. There are four bathrooms to accommodate guests in comfort. Close to all lakeside attractions and surrounded by the beauty of Lake Como. Free access to Lido Menaggio when renting this villa.

FEATURES Air conditioning Fireplace Private swimming pool Sauna Terrace Wifi TV Washing machine Parking

MINIMUM STAY 2 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 11 persons

Menaggio, Lake Como LOW SEASON from $651* HIGH SEASON from $802*  FROM

Villa Bellavista

$472* Set on the mountainside just 2 kms from the lake’s edge this 3 bedroom villa is a wonderful holiday home for a group of 6-8 people. Spread over three levels the villa has a lovely terrace on the upper floor, a sprawling lawn, manicured garden, outdoor table for dining and a large swimming pool which is shared with two other villas. The decor is a mix of modern and Art Deco style with selected designer pieces, antiques and paintings adorning the walls. It offers all comforts including heated floors, marble fireplaces, Sat TV and air conditioning. There are 3 double bedrooms, one with an additional sofa bed and 3 spacious bathrooms. In 8 mins drive you are in Menaggio where you will find a large choice of restaurants, sporting activities, restaurants and cafes.

FEATURES Air conditioning Fireplace Dishwasher Shared swimming pool Garden Barbeque TV DVD Wifi Washing machine Parking

MINIMUM STAY 2 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 8 persons

Ligomena, Lake Como LOW SEASON from $472* HIGH SEASON from $705*  *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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$485* The Belvedere Hotel has four lovely apartments, each with an independent entrance. There are two apartments with a bedroom, a two bedroom and a three bedroom apartment. Guests have access to all hotel services. The apartments are furnished with taste, a lavish use of wood, delicate colours and a warm atmosphere with view of the lake. They have all comforts including air conditioning, independent heating, equipped kitchen, microwave oven, satellite TV, phone and high speed internet. Guests can take advantage of the spa which offers everything from multisensory showers, a turkish bath or sauna, massage or a spa with a lake view. There is also a restaurant onsite and free parking externally for guests. Garage parking can be provided at an extra cost. Bellagio, Lake Como LOW SEASON from $485* HIGH SEASON from $797*

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating TV Wifi

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 5 guests

LAKE COMO VILLAS & APARTMENTS

FROM

Belvedere Apartments

FROM

Bellagio Apartment

$536* In a wonderful position, just opposite the lake and close to all the services, shops, restaurants and public transport, the bus stop and ferry station just a few steps away. A spacious and contemporary apartment, offering parquetry floors throughout, windows overlooking the lake and accommodation for up to 6 people in two double bedrooms with a sofabed for extra guests. There are two bathrooms both with shower, a fully equipped modern kitchen with dining table and a separate living area. Parking, wine bars, restaurants and everything at your doorstep. Another apartment right next door for larger groups. A perfect central location!

FEATURES TV Air conditioning Wifi Washing machine

MINIMUM STAY 2 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 persons

Bellagio, Lake Como LOW SEASON from $536* HIGH SEASON from $730* 

FROM

Perledo Lake Apartment

$263* Enjoying beautiful lake views this spacious 2 bedroom apartment has a bright, open plan living space with dining table and a fully equipped kitchen. The master double room and second single bedroom (with extra pull out bed) share one bathroom and both rooms lead to a private, sunny garden terrace with spectacular elevated lake and mountain views and shared swimming pool. A wonderful spot for sunbathing or eating al fresco. Located in the exclusive Perledo hillside area it is an easy drive to lakefront restaurants, shops, activities and also train and ferry stations for Milan and lakeside connections and also local ski resorts. Ideal for a couple, or small family. Varenna, Lake Como LOW SEASON from $263* HIGH SEASON from $326* 

FEATURES Terrace Garden Microwave Dishwasher TV Washing machine Shared swimming pool Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 2 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

FROM

Siro Lake Apartment

$400* A stunning position, this ground floor, 3 bedroom villa apartment right on the lake's edge enjoys picture perfect views from the spacious covered terrace, ideal for alfresco dining. There is a lovely lawn equipped with sunbeds, perfect for sunbathing. Accommodating up to 6 guests with 2 double and one twin bedroom and two bathrooms. Open plan living area with dining table for 6. Explore the historical local walking routes, chapels and castles of San Siro, and all the thrills and attractions of the main Central Lake with many public villas to visit, and hiking, bicycles and skiing available. Menaggio just 5 mins away.

FEATURES Terrace Dishwasher TV Washing machine Barbeque Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 2 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 persons

Gaeta, Lake Como LOW SEASON from $400* HIGH SEASON from $501* 

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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LAKES HOTELS

LAKE GARDA | LAKE MAGGIORE

LAKE GARDA

FROM

Hotel Catullo

$126*

FROM

Hotel Grand Gardone

$162*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Garden Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking

One of the oldest hotels in Sirmione (built in 1888), this hotel boasts an enviable position. It has been modernised and all 57 rooms are stylishly furnished. Guests can relax in the garden overlooking the lake and sunbathe on the pier or on the sun terrace on the top floor. Free outdoor parking 400 metres from the hotel.

Built in 1884, the hotel was constructed in the elegance and style of that period, with a majestic and picturesque faรงade. Rooms and suites are very comfortable and spacious with balconies and lake views. The dining room has a splendid lake view and offers excellent cuisine. The gardens are particularly beautiful with many colourful plants and flowers, and access to the lake.

Piazza Flaminia 7, Sirmione

Via Zanadelli, 84 Gardone Riviera

LOW SEASON from $126* HIGH SEASON from $179*

LOW SEASON from $162* HIGH SEASON from $235* 

Includes buffet breakfast and dinner

Includes buffet breakfast

LAKE MAGGIORE

FROM

Villa Carlotta

$90*

FROM

Hotel Astoria

$153*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking

Featuring a garden terrace and heated swimming pool with views over the water, the hotel also has a small private beach and 2 restaurants. In Spring/Summer, weather permitting, the restaurant is open air.

Traditional hotel surrounded by gardens, set on a central lakeside promenade. 800 metres to the train. All rooms overlooking the lake have a balcony. The hotel has a large glass enclosed restaurant, terrace, bar, roof garden, heated pool, sauna, jacuzzi, gym and solarium. Garage available, supplement payable or free open area parking.

Via Mazzini 121, Belgirate

Corso Umberto 131, Stresa

LOW SEASON from $90* HIGH SEASON from $118*

LOW SEASON from $153* HIGH SEASON from $162*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Hotel Regina Palace

$202*

FROM

Villa & Palazzo Aminta

$299*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking

Commanding wonderful views of the Borromean Islands, this impressive hotel is just a 5 minute walk from the town centre. The pretty garden boasts a creperie and a swimming pool where you can enjoy views of the surrounding hills. Other facilities include a fitness centre, gymnasium, sauna and jacuzzi, snack bar and tennis courts. The Charleston Restaurant is for connoisseurs of good food. Free open area parking. Corso Umberto 1, Stresa

Built in the 19th century as an exclusive villa and now the most sought after hotel on Lake Maggiore. It is privately owned and run by the Zanetta family. This small boutique hotel has an intimate atmosphere, high quality surroundings and a passion for the Italian lifetstyle. There are 68 bedrooms, each with their own personality and charm, all with marble bathrooms and jacuzzi.

LOW SEASON from $202* HIGH SEASON from $218* 

LOW SEASON from $299* HIGH SEASON from $390*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

Via Sempione 123, Stresa

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Portofino

The Italian Riviera stretches from the French border via Genoa to La Spezia near the Tuscan border. Base yourself somewhere along the spectacular Ligurian coastline and experience beautiful fishing villages and seaside towns scattered high and low around the Gulf of Genoa. Laze on a beach, discover old world, seaside charm and savour the delicious flavours of Ligurian cuisine. Don’t miss the exclusive resort town of Portofino, playground to the rich and famous and the star of the Riviera, with its picturesque harbour and cosmopolitan village. Neighbouring Camogli and Santa Margherita Ligure are charming, lesser known, seaside towns perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sun, sea and bella vita. The spectacular UNESCO World Heritage listed Cinque Terre or ‘five lands’, is a series of breathtakingly beautiful fishing villages nestled beneath vine covered hill terraces on craggy cliffs. Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore cling to the coastline, overlooking the sea and each boasts picture postcard beauty with their colourful houses and traditional village charm. Once only accessible by sea, they are now easily reached by rail or by walking between each of the small enchanting towns. The towns of Sestri Levante, Levanto, Moneglia and Portovenere are all great choices for staying, exploring and enjoying the best of Liguria without the crowds – and to add to your Ligurian experience, try some of the walking, cooking and eating options available.

The Ligurian region’s food and wine is, of course, all about the sea and quite distinct from the other northern regions of Italy. The fruits of the sea are widely enjoyed – freshly caught anchovies, swordfish, tuna, sardines and seabass but perhaps the most famous culinary masterpiece from this region is its basil pesto sauce, pesto alla Genovese, served with either trofie (favoured in Cinque Terre) or trenette (favoured in Genoa).

LAKES HOTELS | CINQUE TERRE & LIGURIA

CINQUE TERRE & LIGURIA

Cinque Terre travel distances Rail

Walking

5 mins

2 hrs

Monterosso al Mare 3km

Vernazza 5 mins

1 hr 30 mins

4 mins

1 hr 10 mins

4km

Corniglia 1km

Manarola 2 mins

20 mins

1km

Riomaggiore

Mon tero sso al

Mar e

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CINQUE TERRE TOURS

Cinque Terre Do-it-Yourself 3 days / 2 nights

FROM

$424*

INDEPENDENT TOUR

HIGHLIGHTS • Cinque Terre National Park • Freedom to explore the Cinque Terre at your leisure LIGURIA LEVANTO

INCLUDES • 2 nights accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • One day Cinque Terre card

Cinque Terre Monterosso LA SPEZIA Vernazza Portovenere Riomaggiore

Starts LA SPEZIA Ends LA SPEZIA

DEPARTURES

Cinque Terre National Park

The Cinque Terre forms one of the most unspoilt areas of the Mediterranean. It comprises five villages suspended between sea and earth, clinging to cliffs and surrounded by green hills.

3-Star: 13 Apr – 15 Oct: daily 4-Star: Nov – Oct: daily

Visit these villages and learn about the culture of the dry-stone walls, the terraced vineyards, the fisherman and the steep valleys and paths. Choose to dive in the sea or hike on the hills; a walk in the narrow alleys called carruggi or a boat trip, a pilgrimage to a sanctuary or a seafood lunch. This do-it-yourself tour allows you to explore this unique kingdom of nature at your leisure.

3-STAR from $424* 4-STAR from $489*

ITINERARY Day 1 La Spezia Arrive and check in to your hotel. (D) Day 2 Cinque Terre area Depart for a full day in the famous Cinque Terre equipped with the Cinque Terre card, this card provides access to the Blue Path, unlimited train trips between La Spezia and Levanto, use of the ecologic bus, entrance to all pedestrian and naturalistic paths and observation/ educational centres, a train and paths map, boat schedule and an index of all products guaranteed in the park. (B,D) Day 3 La Spezia (B)

Italian Riviera Tour 4 days / 3 nights

FROM

MILAN LOMBARDY

HIGHLIGHTS • Resort town of San Remo • Cinque Terre, UNESCO World Heritage site • The pretty riviera of Levante • Taste typical Focaccia with cheese

Genoa

LIGURIA

INCLUDES • 3 nights 4-star accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Transport by deluxe coach • Multilingual tour escort with 9 or more guests, or English speaking driver only with 1 to 8 guests • Panoramic visits as per itinerary DEPARTURES 2016: 11 Nov | 9 Dec 2017: 20 Jan | 17 Feb | 17, 27 Mar 7, 21 Apr | 8, 22 May | 5, 19 Jun 3, 13, 27 Jul | 24 Aug | 4, 21 Sep 5, 20 Oct From $1525*

$1525*

GROUP TOUR

San Remo

Starts MILAN Ends MILAN

Camogli Portofino Santa Margherita

Cinque Terre Portovenere

Portovenere

Discover the best of Liguria, dotted with medieval towns and hilltop villages and a pretty and dramatic coastline. Visit Genoa, one of Europe’s largest seaports and San Remo, a city defined by its flowers and the sun. Explore Portovenere, a fishing village on La Spezia Gulf and then the extraordinary Cinque Terre. Finally, travel through the Riviera of Levante, stopping by the charming towns of Camogli, Portofino and Santa Margherita. ITINERARY Day 1 Milan – Genoa Depart for Genoa. Visit the modernised ancient port. Day 2 Genoa – San Remo – Genoa Head for San Remo, a city defined by its flowers and the sun, and enjoy some free time to explore the trendy shops and chic cafes. (B) Day 3 Genoa – Portovenere – Cinque Terre – Genoa Continue to Portovenere for a visit of the town and then board the ferry to Cinque Terre. Time at leisure to explore this beautiful area. (B) Day 4 Genoa – Camogli – Portofino – Santa Margherita – Milan Explore the Riviera of Levante offering a sprinkling of seaside villages and dramatic scenery. Visit Camogli, Portofino and Santa Margherita en route back to Milan. (B)

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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6 days / 5 nights

FROM

$1250*

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR – GRADE 2-4

HIGHLIGHTS • Cinque Terre National Park • Walk through stunning landscapes INCLUDES • 5 nights accommodation • 5 breakfasts, 1 dinner • Maps and detailed walking instructions • 24 hour back up from local manager

LIGURIA LEVANTO Monterosso

Cinque Terre

Riomaggiore

LA SPEZIA

Portovenere

Starts MONTEROSSO OR VERNAZZA Ends CINQUE TERRE

DEPARTURES

CINQUE TERRE TOURS

Cinque Terre Walk – Slow Version

Old stone bridge, Cinque Terre National Park

The Sentiero Azzurro, the classic coastal path that links the five villages of the Cinque Terre, is one of the most spectacular walks in Europe.

Daily on request

However, there is more to the Cinque Terre National Park than this. A network of marked walking paths up and along the mountains that rise behind the Cinque Terre, passing through terraced vineyards and pine forests to a quiet, hidden world of remote villages and ancient sanctuaries, with breathtaking views of the coast and sea below.

From $1250*

ITINERARY Day 1 Monterosso Arrive at your boutique hotel near the beach in Monterosso. (D) Days 2-5 Cinque Terre Area Enjoy a leisurely self-guided walking tour of this region. Armed with a menu of the 10 best walks, you can plan your own program, according to your interest and energy levels and using the Cinque Terre’s very efficient local transport service. (B) Day 6 Monterosso Tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Cinque Terre Walk – Levanto – Portovenere 7 days / 6 nights

FROM

$1730*

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR – GRADE 1

HIGHLIGHTS • Cinque Terre National Park • Walk through stunning landscapes INCLUDES • 6 nights accommodation • Breakfast daily • Maps and detailed walking instructions • Daily transfers of baggage between hotels • 24 hour back up from local manager

Cinque Terre Monterosso LA SPEZIA Vernazza Portovenere Riomaggiore

Starts LEVANTO Ends LA SPEZIA

Vernazza

This walk travels the length of the Cinque Terre National Park embracing a stretch of Italy’s most spectacular coastline.

DEPARTURES Daily on request From $1730*

LIGURIA LEVANTO

With breakfast

From $2080* With breakfast & dinner

Explore the small towns and fishing villages which are dug into cliffs and gullies, suspended high above tiny harbours, packed with colourful fishing boats. Follow stone paths that have linked the villages for centuries, starting in Levanto at the eastern end of the National Park and finishing in glorious Portovenere at the western end of the park. ITINERARY Day 1 Levanto The tour starts in the charming coastal resort of Levanto. Day 2 Levanto – Monterosso The first walk follows a superb coastal path, through woods and scented scrub with breathtaking views of the gulf and the five villages of Cinque Terre (3 hrs). (B) Days 3-4 Monterosso – Vernazza – Riomaggiore Walk along the Sentiero Azzuro, a celebrated path that links the five villages, weaving along cliff tops, offering spectacular views (2.5-3 hrs each day). (B) Day 5 Riomaggiore – Portovenere Walk above the eastern part of the gulf to Portovenere (5 hrs). (B) Day 6 Portovenere Short ferry boat ride and an easy walk around a nearby island (3 hrs). (B) Day 7 Portovenere – La Spezia After breakfast, transfer to La Spezia. (B)

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Wine Tasting in Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre

$36*

$49*

DURATION 1 hour

DURATION 1 hour

DEPARTS

DEPARTS

Mar – Oct: daily from Riomaggiore, pm

Mar – Oct: daily from Levanto, am or pm

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Small group tour • Wine tasting of 4 different Cinque Terre DOC wines • Local snacks such as focaccia, olives, pesto, etc • English speaking bilingual sommelier

• Small group tour • Traditional Pesto sauce making lesson with a mortar & pestle • Pesto tasting with a glass of wine and local appetisers • Olive oil tasting • Printed recipe

Enjoy a wine tasting of Cinque Terre wines in an incredible location at the beginning of the famous Via dell’Amore high on the cliffs overlooking the sea and coloured houses of Riomaggiore. The owner and sommelier will introduce you to four wines from different winegrowers, accompanied by some local snacks. Note: We can also offer wine tastings in alternative locations, such as Manarola and Monterosso. Ask us for details.

FROM

Ligurian Fish Cooking Class

Traditional Ligurian dish

FROM

Pesto Sauce Lesson

$193*

Taste some sparkling wine accompanied by extra virgin olive oil on bruschetta and pesto sauce made by the modern method, followed by a lesson on how to make pesto sauce using the traditional mortar and pestle method. At the end enjoy your own pesto sauce together with a glass of white wine and some local products such as olives, bruschetta with anchovies and a typical pastry with limoncino.

Ligurian Specialities Cooking Class

FROM

$195*

DURATION 3 hours

DURATION 4 hours

DEPARTS

DEPARTS

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat from La Spezia, am

Tue & Thu from Levanto, am

FEATURES

• Small group tour • 3 hour cooking lesson • English speaking chef • Lunch with drinks

FEATURES

• Small group tour • Visit to the local market • Hands on cooking experience • English speaking chef • Printed recipes • Lunch with drinks

Your culinary experience starts with a stroll through La Spezia and a visit to the market to choose the local ingredients for today's lesson. Continue to the restaurant for the cooking class and preparation of a delicious traditional seafood meal. Be surprised by the simple finesse of the dishes and afterwards enjoy your tasty dish for lunch.

FROM

Cinque Terre Photography Tour

$103*

Delight in a cooking lesson with one of Levanto’s best chefs. Prepare three different local specialties following old recipes handed down from generation to generation. The lesson concludes with an enjoyable lunch to taste your efforts in the beautiful restaurant accompanied by a good local wine. This course is suitable for vegetarians.

FROM

Mountain Biking

$214*

DURATION 2.5 hours

DURATION 6 hours

DEPARTS

DEPARTS

Mar – Oct: daily from Manarola (or Monterosso on request), pm

Mar – Oct: daily from La Spezia, am

FEATURES

• Small group tour • Expert English speaking mountain bike guide • Mountain bike & helmet rental • Light lunch • Approx 35 km of cycling

FEATURES

• Small group tour • English speaking professional photographer • One drink at the end of the tour as you analyse your pictures

Photography literally means the science of light – and this is what a great photographer makes good use of to create stunning pictures. Discover some of your photographer’s secrets and learn how to take the best pictures of Manarola from your smartphone, Ipad, compact digital camera or professional DSLR camera. This experience will make you see the world with completely new eyes!

Meet your mountain bike guide for a brief introduction. Cycle along a car road to Portovenere, and from there travel on an abandoned military road to the little village of Campiglia. Enjoy breathtaking views over the Gulf of Poets on one side and the sea of the Cinque Terre on the other. After a tasty light lunch continue to Volastra, and then on the car road down to Manarola where the tour ends.

Transfers: We can organise a range of transfer options from the airports, train stations and ports to and from your Liguria accommodation and beyond. Extra tours: We also offer more scheduled and private tour options. Contact us for details. *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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FROM

Hotel Marina Piccola

$145*

FROM

Hotel Pasquale

$172*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Safe Restaurant

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Lift

The pleasant and friendly Hotel Marina Piccola, overlooking the marina, has been extended over the years and is a landmark of the Cinque Terre landscape. Completely refurbished, the classically elegant rooms are light but quiet, some with a fantastic view of the fragrant Ligurian coastline. The hotel is near the station and in close proximity to embarkation for ferries. The hotel's restaurant also offers spectacular views and serves fish dishes typical of the area.

Hotel Pasquale is a small, family-run hotel on the main street of Monterosso al Mare, in the very heart of the ancient village, overlooking the fishermen's beach. The hotel has 15 rooms, which offer a fabulous view of the Cinque Terre coastline, with its characteristic sheer cliffs overhanging the crystal-clear blue waters of the Ligurian sea.

Via Birolli, 120 Manarola

Via Fegina 4, Monterosso

From $145*

LOW SEASON from $172* HIGH SEASON from $215*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Hotel Villa Steno

$183*

FROM

Cinque Terre Hotel

$136*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Garden Parking

TV Wifi Safe Bar Lift Garden Parking

Situated in the heart of the old village centre, only 300 metres from the beach and the harbour, Villa Steno dominates the village with a great view over the town and sea. The hotel has a small parking space, payable on site and bar service. All rooms with private shower and most with private balconies or small gardens with view of the town and the sea. Free wifi throughout.

Situated on one of the most provocative gulf coasts of the Riviera Ligure, near to wonderful, sandy beaches and green lush hills, this hotel offers a happy and relaxing stay. The hotel has 54 rooms with a choice of seaside view or a room that overlooks private gardens. Just a short walk is a private beach. Free limited parking.

Via Roma 109, Monterosso

Via IV Novembre 21, Monterosso

LOW SEASON from $183* HIGH SEASON from $205* 

LOW SEASON from $136* HIGH SEASON from $145*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Hotel Palme

$166*

LAKES HOTELS CINQUE TERRE DAY | CINQUE TOURS TERRE | HOTELS & LIGURIA

CINQUE TERRE HOTELS

FROM

Hotel Porto Roca

$233*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift Garden

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Garden Swimming pool

Situated just a few steps from the sea and 200 metres from the train station, the hotel has a nice lounge bar, a comfortable room with satellite TV programs, a large garden in the shade of palm trees and free internet connection.

Located 200 metres from the historic centre of Monterosso, the hotel’s extraordinary position between land and sky, on the Mediterranean sea, offers guests a relaxing oasis far from the noise and stress of everyday modern life. The hotel has 43 rooms with antique furnishings. The garden overlooks the port and beach of Monterosso.

Via IV Novembre 18, Monterosso

Via Corone 1, Monterosso

From $166* 

LOW SEASON from $233* HIGH SEASON from $271* 

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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LIGURIA HOTELS GENOA | LEVANTO | LA SPEZIA | MONEGLIA GENOA

FROM

Hotel Europa

$78*

FROM

Hotel Continental

$92*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Lift

Located a few steps away from the main Genoa railway station Porta Principe, the air and cruise terminals, the new Aquarium and the Congress Centre. Recently restored, the hotel’s 36 rooms are tastefully furnished. There is a bar, breakfast room and panoramic roof terrace.

The Novecento restaurant offers an Ă la carte menu with regional/ international food. The hotel has 50 rooms in a modern style, with parquet floors. A garage is available (extra charge) 50 metres from the hotel. Other services include a fitness centre with modern equipment, laundry and babysitting.

Via Delle Monachette, 8

Via Arsenale Di Terra, 1

LOW SEASON from $78* HIGH SEASON from $99*

LOW SEASON from $92* HIGH SEASON from $129*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes American buffet breakfast

LEVANTO

FROM

Hotel Palace

$124*

LA SPEZIA

FROM

Hotel Firenze & Continentale

$107*

FEATURES

FEATURES

TV Wifi Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking Garden

Air conditioning TV Wifi Safe Bar Lift Parking

Historic and charming hotel in the centre of Levanto, managed by the Pilotti family. Rooms are large with antique furniture, chandeliers and bright windows. A flowering garden surrounds the main entrance and the dining room, where guests can relax in the summer afternoons and evenings. Parking available. 10 minutes walk to train station. Gourmet restaurant. Corso Roma, 25

Completely refurbished and located in front of Central Station and a short walk from the pedestrian area in the old town centre, the hotel is ideally located for trips to Cinque Terre and coastal locations. Breakfast is served in the impressive Sala Attico. A garage is available (extra charge), as well as an outdoor parking area. Free wifi throughout.

From $124*

LOW SEASON from $107* HIGH SEASON from $131*

Includes continental buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

MONEGLIA

FROM

Hotel Villa Edera

$129*

Via Paleocapa, 7 La Spezia

FROM

Hotel Abbadia San Giorgio

$151*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Garden Parking

A charming family-owned, boutique hotel with 28 cosy rooms, an outdoor pool in a Mediterranean garden, al fresco breakfast restaurant featuring Ligurian specialties, laundry service, Technogym-equipped fitness room, lift connection just outside the train station, complimentary wifi, parking and a garage.

Only 50 metres from the sea, this ancient 15th century Franciscan complex offers great hospitality. Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the Refectory or sample a selection of wines and spirits by the fireplace. The rooms and suites are tastefully furnished with antique pieces and provide guests with a unique, relaxing atmosphere.

Via Venino 12 Moneglia LOW SEASON from $129* HIGH SEASON from $151*

Piazzale San Giorgio

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

LOW SEASON from $151* HIGH SEASON from $162*

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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PORTOVENERE | RAPALLO | SANTA MARGHERITA

PORTOVENERE

FROM

Hotel Royal Sporting

$127*

FROM

Grand Hotel Portovenere

$177*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Swimming pool Gym Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking

Excellent hotel located about 20 metres from the sea, 800 metres from the centre and only 200 metres to the shops. The hotel is close to Doria Castel and church of St. Peter. Guests have access to a private beach. The hotel has an outdoor pool, sauna and tennis courts. There are 61 air conditioned guestrooms.

The Grand Hotel Portovenere, historically a 17th century Franciscan monastery, has recently been renovated, combining its ancient beauty with modern sophistication. Overlooking the picturesque village of Portovenere and just steps from the village centre, this hotel offers a large panoramic terrace which is home to the restaurant Palmaria and Venus bar.

Via dell’Olivo, 345

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 5

LOW SEASON from $127* HIGH SEASON from $166* 

LOW SEASON from $177* HIGH SEASON from $257* 

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

RAPALLO

FROM

Grand Hotel Bristol

$88*

SANTA MARGHERITA

FROM

Hotel Jolanda

$100*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Garden Gym Parking

The Grand Hotel Bristol Resort & Spa is one of the most prestigious properties on the eastern Ligurian Riviera, overlooking the Portofino Promontory and housed in an elegant Art Nouveau style residence dating from 1908. The hotel has Le Cupole restaurant, an alfresco bistro and a bar. Style and elegance characterise the rooms, extremely cozy and furnished with marine elements.

Situated in the beautiful surroundings of Santa Margherita. Guest rooms are elegant and have all the necessary facilities. Additional hotel services include gym, sauna and steam bath at charge, laundry and garage nearby at charge. Non smoking rooms available. Free wifi throughout.

Via Aurelia Orientale 369

Via Luisito Costa, 6

LOW SEASON from $88* HIGH SEASON from $190*

LOW SEASON from $100* HIGH SEASON from $134* 

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

FROM

Hotel Lido Palace

$127*

VENCIE HOTELS LIGURIA HOTELS

LIGURIA HOTELS

FROM

Hotel Helios

$151*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking

In a historic Liberty building, on the seacoast of Santa Margherita Ligure, capital of Tigullio, the Lido Palace Hotel welcomes guests in an elegant environment with all the conveniences and services for a pleasant holiday. Restaurant and American-style bar with a view of the sea, fitness centre and a total of 54 rooms and suites, makes it one of the best 4-star hotels on the Italian Riviera.

Directly on the seafront, the Hotel Helios is well positioned with its restaurant overlooking the ocean. A comfortable American bar and natural sea water pool complete the setting. Rooms with private facilities have either a spacious terrace or balcony and are comfortable and elegant, equipped with all modern facilities.

Viale Andrea Doria, 3

Via Gramsci, 6

LOW SEASON from $127* HIGH SEASON from $200*

LOW SEASON from $151* HIGH SEASON from $215* 

Includes continental buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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LIGURIA & CINQUE TERRE HOTELS & APARTMENTS SESTRI LEVANTE | PORTOFINO | MONTEROSSO | LA SPEZIA | MANAROLA

SESTRI LEVANTE

FROM

Grande Albergo

$138*

PORTOFINO

FROM

Hotel Eden

$126*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning Wifi TV Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Garden

The Grande Albergo is an elegant hotel overlooking the ocean and the pedestrian area. The hotel is classically decorated. The swimming pool is set on the roof of the hotel with spectacular views over the gulf and Portofino area. Parking is available at charge.

The hotel is tucked away in a little lane, right in the heart of Portofino, just 2 minutes walk away from the harbour. There is an outdoor garden with terrace and a small bar inside the hotel. Public parking nearby (extra charge).

Via Vittorio Veneto 2

Vico Dritto, 18

LOW SEASON from $138* HIGH SEASON from $201*

LOW SEASON from $126* HIGH SEASON from $194* 

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

MONTEROSSO APARTMENTS

FROM

Casa Palasgio Apartment

$215* This small studio apartment is 25 square metres in total, consisting of a living room with fully equipped kitchen corner, a double bed in a separate area off the living room, plus an extra bed is available in the living area. Air conditioning for summer and heating for winter. The apartment is ideal for a couple or for a couple with a child. Prices include final cleaning and no security deposit is required. Monterosso LOW SEASON from $215* HIGH SEASON from $280* 

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi

MINIMUM STAY 2 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 3 persons

FROM

Vittorio Emanuele Apartment

$215* The apartment consists of a living room with fully equipped kitchen, a double bedroom, plus a double sofabed in the living room suitable for 2 children or one adult. Small pretty bathroom with shower. Air conditioning for summer and heating for winter. The apartment is suitable for 2 to 3 adults or a couple with 1 to 2 children. There is no charge for final cleaning and no security deposit is required. Monterosso LOW SEASON from $215* HIGH SEASON from $280*

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi

MINIMUM STAY 2 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 3 persons

LA SPEZIA APARTMENT

FROM

Spezia Modern Apartment

$350* Newly renovated and centrally located, this is a wonderful apartment offering a double bedroom, a spacious living room with double sofa bed, a fully equipped eat-in kitchen and a lovely mosaiced bathroom with shower. There is air conditioning and wifi throughout. Located on the first floor with lift access, the apartment is situated just a few moments from the port and 10 minutes to the train station. Close to restaurants, shops and supermarkets. La Spezia

FEATURES Air conditioning Microwave Dishwasher Wifi

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

LOW SEASON from $350* HIGH SEASON from $536* 

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Limoni Apartment

$313* Wonderfully situated on the central piazza in the charming village of Manarola, this is a lovely sunny apartment with a gorgeous terrace overlooking the church. The accommodation spans two levels with the two double bedrooms, (one with an extra single), a bathroom with shower. Upstairs to the top level you will find the spacious eatin kitchen and a large, sunny terrace, a perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee, an evening aperitif or just watch the world go by. Conveniently close to restaurants, local shops and cafes. On request a private, paid parking spot can be arranged.

Air conditioning TV Wifi Dishwasher Washing machine Terrace

Manarola

GUEST CAPACITY

LOW SEASON from $313* HIGH SEASON from $363*

Up to 5 persons

FEATURES

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

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Vista Bella Apartment

$313* Ideal for 4 people and located in a panoramic position in the heart of Manarola. It offers two double bedrooms with sea views and 2 bathrooms both with showers. From the private and spacious terrace with table and chairs enjoy a breathtaking view to the sea and to the traditional terraced hills around the town and characteristic of the Cinque Terre. Public parking (paid), town centre, train station and the sea are all 5-8 minutes walk away. This is a perfect home away from home, in one of the most beautiful villages in the world. Manarola

FEATURES

Air conditioning Terrace Washing machine Dishwasher TV Wifi

LIGURIA & CINQUE TERRE HOTELS & APARTMENTS

MANAROLA

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

LOW SEASON from $313* HIGH SEASON from $412* 

FROM

Molini Apartment

$297* Renovated apartment with mansard roof on the fourth floor of a historic building in the higher part of the village. The amazing roof terrace is reached by external stairs, with table and chairs for dining alfresco and enjoying the picture-postcard view of the hillside, pastel-coloured houses of Manarola and sea beyond. Close to parking (can be booked prior), village centre, train station, sea and ferries.

FEATURES Balcony Air conditioning Dishwasher TV Wifi Hairdryer Washing machine

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

Manarola LOW SEASON from $297* HIGH SEASON from $412* 

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 persons

FROM

Aria Apartment

$313* Located in the upper part of the Manarola village, not far from the parking and with a lovely sea view from the balcony this is a lovely holiday apartment for up to 6 people. The apartment has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with showers, a fully accessorised eat-in kitchen and a private gym. It comes complete with a spin bike, weight bench and stepper. On request, a private, paid parking spot can be arranged.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Dishwasher Washing machine Terrace

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

Manarola LOW SEASON from $313* HIGH SEASON from $445* 

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 persons

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Amalfi Coast, Campania

SOUTHERN ITALY

CAMPANIA | PUGLIA | BASILICATA | CALABRIA | SICILY & AEOLIAN ISLANDS | SARDINIA

The south of Italy is from Campania to the toe of Italy’s boot in Calabria, including the lesser known regions of Basilicata and Puglia and its many well known islands, both big (Sicily and Sardinia) and small (Aeolian, Capri and Ischia). From Rome, head south to bustling Naples, home of the pizza and gateway to the beautiful region of Campania with its picture perfect Amalfi Coast and spectacular seaside towns of Sorrento, Positano, Praiano, Ravello, Salerno and the enchanting islands of Capri and Ischia. South of Campania lie the less discovered southern regions, Italy’s boot heel, Puglia and toe, Calabria and Basilicata in between. The Basilicata region boasts two coastlines, mountain ranges, dark forested valleys and villages melded to rugged rockfaces. Its location is remote yet strategic, linking ancient Rome to the eastern Byzantine empire. Over time it has been successively invaded, pillaged, plundered, abandoned and neglected. Today, its star attraction is undoubtedly Matera with its famous sassi, former ancient cave dwellings. Maratea is surprisingly one of Italy’s most chic seaside resorts and Potenza, its capital, is a major transport hub connecting neighbouring regions by rail and road. The region of Puglia, with its kilometres of spectacular Adriatic Sea coastline, is the real Italy – less tourists, unique cultural treasures and amazing regional food and wine. Distinctive of this region are the mysterious trulli, traditional dry stone huts with a conical roof.

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The southern most region is Calabria, separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. Rich in rugged natural landscapes, stunning coastline and beaches and lapped by the splendid crystal blue Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas. Experience the full flavours of the south; discover pretty coastal Tropea with its lanes and piazzas and the coast of the gods in Vibo Valentia. Venture even further south to find Italy’s largest island, Sicily. This unique land has volcanoes (some active), archaeological sites, magnificent white sandy beaches and spectacular scenery, along with its own cosmopolitan culture. And last, but certainly not least, don’t miss Sardinia and the Aeolian Islands. The food of the south is the soul of Italy, with its rich spicy tomato sauces and almost exclusive use of olive oil in cooking. The south is home to citrus fruits, fields of durum wheat, olive groves and vineyards. Seafood is in abundance from tuna to anchovies, from clams to sea urchins. There is so much to love about Southern Italy.

Getting There The southern regions are easily accessible by car, rail, bus or on a small escorted or self drive tour showcasing the best of each area including food and wine! Travel to Sicily by rail, car ferry or domestic air from Reggio Calabria or from Genoa or Naples and Palermo.

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NAPLES HOTELS SOUTHERN ITALY

CAMPANIA PUGLIA (APULIA) BASILICATA (WITH MATERA) CALABRIA (WITH REGGIO CALABRIA, TROPEA) SARDINIA SICILY

THINGS TO SEE AND DO • Eat a real pizza in bustling Naples. • Drive the Amalfi coastline. • Explore Pompeii – a window on the ancient world. • Climb Mt Vesuvius in Campania. • Drink limoncello in Sorrento. • Swim or just relax on an Italian beach in Sorrento or Positano. • Experience Capri and the Blue Grotto (overpriced but worth it at least once). • Visit the Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto) on the Amalfi Coast. • Stay in a trullo in Puglia. • Explore the sassi of Matera in Basilicata. • Taste unique southern Italian food and wine. • Visit Sicily's UNESCO World Heritage sites – the largest concentration in any Italian region. • Venture beyond Sicily to the UNESCO listed Aeolian Islands – stay on Lipari and watch the ‘fireworks’ from volcanic Stromboli.

Southern Italy boasts many lesser known treasures and unique UNESCO World Heritage sites including: • Archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum (Ercolano) and Torre Annunziata (Campania). • Naples historic centre (Campania). • The Royal Palace of Caserta with its park and aqueduct (Campania). • Picture perfect Amalfi Coast (Campania). • National Park of Cilento and Valle of Dlano with archaeological site of Paestum, Velia and la Certosa (ancient Greek towns) – Salerno (Campania). • The trulli of Alberobello and Castel del Monte (Puglia). • The beautiful Baroque city of Lecce (Puglia). • The sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera (Basilicata). • The Aeolian Islands. • Sardinia with its Nurgic Complex of Barumini prehistoric ruins. And in Sicily • Archaelogical area of Agrigento. • Roman Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina with its stunning mosaics. • Late Baroque towns of the Val di Noto in south eastern Sicily: Caltagirone, Militello Val di Catania, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo, Ragusa and Scicli. • Historic centre of Siracusa and the necropolis cave of Pantalica. • Mt Etna – active volcano on the east coast between Messina and Catania.

Ravello, Amalfi Coast

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NAPLES & SORRENTO Marina di Coricella, Naples

As they say in Italy, ‘Vedi Napoli e poi muori! (‘see Naples and die’.) This fittingly describes the bustling town of Napoli with its chaos and rough charm typical of the Southern Italian way of life. Situated on the Neapolitan Coast with castles and noble palaces, the streets of Naples are also the birthplace of modern pizza and the gritty heart of real Italy, gateway to its rustic south.

NAPLES HOTELS

FROM

Grand Hotel Europa

$65*

When life gives an Italian lemons, they make limoncello! This citrusbased liqueur originates from Sorrento and is one of the most popular in Italy. Sorrento, the garden of Italy and the fertile countryside of Campania, grow some of the best produce in all of Italy with an abundance of San Marzano tomatoes, peaches, grapes, apricots, figs, oranges and lemons. FROM

Nuovo Rebecchino

$118*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning Wifi Mini bar Bar Lift Parking TV Safe

Situated in a perfect position close to the central railway station of Naples and to the historical centre. All sound proofed rooms and service areas are equipped with all modern comforts. All rooms are decorated with frescos from the Pompeian age to nowadays. The hotel restaurant offers typical Neapolitan dishes, as well as an international cuisine. Free internet connection in the rooms.

In the heart of the city and just a few steps from Naples Centro Direzionale. The hotel has a large comfortable breakfast room. Garage nearby (extra charge). The air conditioning is on from June to September from 4.00pm to 2.00am. Quad rooms are suitable for two adults and two children only.

Corso Meridionale, 14

Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 356

LOW SEASON from $65* HIGH SEASON from $75*

LOW SEASON from $118* HIGH SEASON from $194*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Best Western Hotel Paradiso

$110*

FROM

Grand Hotel Parker’s

FEATURES

$154* FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Garden Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking Gym

This stylish hotel is situated high above the Bay of Naples, offering spectacular views of the sea and distant Mount Vesuvius from both the hotel’s bar and restaurant. All 78 rooms are attractively decorated and have private facilities. Sea view rooms available in twin/triple.

Located in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, not far from Piazza Amedeo, this hotel was built in 1870 and was once a small villa belonging to Prince Grifeo. The hotel restaurant, George’s has a unique view of Naples and offers guests an exceptional dining experience in this exclusive location. Bidder’s Bar offers a spectacular view of the gulf and has a magical atmosphere.

Via Catullo, 22 LOW SEASON from $110* HIGH SEASON from $136*

Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 135 LOW SEASON from $154* HIGH SEASON from $213*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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The Best of Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast 5 days / 4 nights

FROM

$796*

INCLUDES • Return transfers from Naples airport or station • 4 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) • 4 breakfasts • Sightseeing as specified with an English speaking bilingual guide NOTE: entrance fees are not included and are payable locally

DEPARTURES Apr – Oct: Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun From $796*

Amalfi Coast

Discover the beauty and ancient past of the Sorrento and Amalfi Coast region. Visit Pompeii, the famous Roman city destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius, soak up the breathtaking panoramic views of the Amalfi Coast and spend the day on the evocative Island of Capri. Day 1 Naples – Sorrento Arrival transfer from Naples airport or station. Day 2 Pompeii Morning visit to the famous ruins of Pompeii. Afternoon at leisure. (B) Day 3 Amalfi Coast Explore the Amalfi coast visiting the towns of Amalfi and Ravello. (B) Day 4 Capri and Anacapri Sail across the bay of Naples to Capri and spend the day exploring. (B) Day 5 Sorrento – Naples Departure transfer to Naples airport or station. (B) NOTE: the order of the itinerary is subject to change.

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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SORRENTO DAY TOURS FROM

Pompeii

$69*

FROM

Pompeii & Vesuvius

$88*

DURATION Half day

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS

DEPARTS

Apr – Oct: Mon & Wed, am

Apr – Oct: Tue, Thu & Sun, am

FEATURES

FEATURES

• English speaking guide • Visit Amphitheatre • Visit Villa of Mysteries

• English speaking guide • Visit the volcano that destroyed Pompeii • See the preserved Forum, Baths and Villas, built in 80 BC

NOTE: entrance fees to the Pompeii Ruins are not included.

Pompeii ruins

Pompeii with Mt Vesuvius

Pompeii is high on the list of Wonders of the World. Following the eruption of the volcano Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 AD, Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. Your guide will take you slowly through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 BC. FROM

Pompeii & Herculaneum

$105*

NOTE: entrance fees to the Pompeii Ruins and Vesuvius are not included.

Your guide will take you slowly through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii, then the coach will drive you within 1,000 metres of the top of Vesuvius. Walk to the very top and admire the splendid panoramic views across the bay. From the blackened crater rises a single plume of smoke, a reminder that the volcano is only sleeping for now. FROM

Amalfi Coast

$67*

DURATION Full day

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS Apr – Oct: Sun, am

DEPARTS

FEATURES

Apr – Oct: Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, am

• English speaking guide • Experience the contrast between Roman city life and a holiday resort

FEATURES • English speaking guide • Visit Amalfi cathedral dedicated to St. Andrew. • See Villa Rufolo in Ravello where Wagner composed his opera.

NOTE: Entrance fees to the Pompeii & Herculaneum ruins are not included.

Ruins of Herculaneum

Amalfi Drive

Discover Pompeii, the famous Roman city destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt Vesuvius and now one of the most important archaeological sites of the world. Continue to Herculaneum, a residential town that was submerged under a torrent of mud and lava which preserved many of the timber features and household objects that can still be seen today. FROM

Capri & Anacapri

$148*

NOTE: entrance fees to Amalfi Cathedral and Villa Rufolo are not included.

The Amalfi Drive is said to be the most spectacular in Europe and, from Sorrento, the winding cliff top road offers breathtaking panoramic views at every turn. Once a prosperous Marine Republic, Amalfi is now a thriving holiday resort. After Amalfi, visit Ravello which nestles over 300 metres above the sea in the mountainside. Optional boat trip to admire different views of the coastline (extra cost). FROM

Ischia

$148*

DURATION Full day

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS

DEPARTS Apr – Oct: Thu, am

Apr – Oct: daily, am

FEATURES

FEATURES

• English speaking guide • Thermal spa • Mortella Gardens

• Return boat transfer to Capri • English speaking bilingual guide • Island tour by private mini bus

NOTE: entrance fees to the Thermal Spa and Mortella Gardens are not included.

NOTE: entrance fees to Villa San Michel and Augusto Gardens are not included.

Ischia

View of Faraglioni Rocks

Sail across the bay of Naples to Capri and visit the fabulous villa of Dr. Axel Munthe. See Capri town and admire the colourful gardens of Augustus, overlooking the famed Faraglioni Rocks and Marina Piccola where Gracie Fields once lived. There is free time to admire the elegant boutiques, stroll along the cobbled streets or simply relax on the beach. Optional visit to the Blue Grotto and chair lift to Mount Solaro (extra cost).

Enjoy a hydrofoil journey across the Bay of Naples to Ischia. On your arrival you will have free time to enjoy the shops, followed by a coach tour around the island, stopping at Picco San Angelo. You will also have the opportunity to experience the thermal park, where you can take a dip in the therapeutic water in temperatures ranging from icy-cold to bubbling hot, or visit Mortella Gardens (extra cost).

Transfers: We can organise a range of transfer options from the airports, train stations and ports to and from your Sorrento or Amalfi Coast accommodation and beyond. Extra tours: we also offer many more scheduled and private tour options, including a range of similar day tours from Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Contact us for details. *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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FROM

$215*

FROM

Discover Capri by boat

$194*

DURATION Full day

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS 25 Apr – 8 Oct: Mon,

DEPARTS 15 Apr – 8 Oct:

Wed, Fri & Sun, am

daily, am

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Small group tour • Transport by boat • Snacks and drinks on board • Snorkelling equipment

• Small group tour • Transport by boat • Snacks and drinks on board • Snorkelling Equipment

SORRENTO DAY TOURS

Discover Positano & Amalfi by boat

NOTE: Capri landing tax and entrance fees to Blue Grotto are not included

Blue Grotto, Capri Island

Cruise to Positano and Amalfi following the Sorrento Peninsula and Amalfi Coast with stops en-route for swimming and snorkelling. Arrive at the port of Positano and enjoy free time to explore the pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Continue to Amalfi to visit this ancient maritime republic. Experience Limoncello tasting before returning to Sorrento.

Da Nonna IDA Cooking Class

FROM

$269*

Set sail for Capri with stops en-route for swimming and snorkelling. Stop at the White & Green Grotto and the Blue Grotto (extra cost). Arrive at the port of Marina Grande and enjoy a few hours to explore the island. See the Marvellous Cave, Natural Arch, Villa Curizio Malapart, Faraglioni and the Punta Carena Lighthouse. Experience Limoncello tasting on the return to Sorrento. FROM

Caprese Cooking Class

$732*

DURATION Half day

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS Apr – Oct: daily, am

DEPARTS Apr – Oct: daily, am

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Small group tour • 3 hour cooking class • Wine tasting • Nonna’s breakfast • Cooked lunch

• Private tour • English speaking guide • Caprese cooking class • Return funicular Capri port to centre • Lunch • Guided visit of the Piazzetta of Capri

Caprese cooking class

The cooking lesson takes place in Sorrento in an amazing setting on private grounds. Learn to cook delicious, traditional Italian cuisine with a particular emphasis on Neapolitan recipes. During the class you will take a break to visit to the wine cellar to sample homemade wines and local cheeses.

FROM

Sorrento Gourmet Tour

$280*

Travel by fast boat to Capri and learn how to cook a traditional three course Caprese meal using recipes passed down through the family and generations. Start with a light and refreshing Caprese salad, moving on to a cheese filled ravioli and finishing off with a delicious chocolate and almond cake. In the afternoon enjoy a guided visit of the Piazzetta of Capri and some free time.

Pompeii & Wine Cave Tour

FROM

$610*

DURATION Half day

DURATION Half day

DEPARTS Apr – Oct: daily, am

DEPARTS Apr – Oct: daily, am

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Private tour • Transport by car or minivan • Visit to an olive press and agricultural farm with English speaking explanation

• Private tour • Transport by car or minivan • Tour of Pompeii ruins with an English speaking guide • Wine cellar visit with wine tasting and lunch NOTE: Entrance fees to the Pompeii ruins are not included.

Visit a family run olive mill situated in the hills of Sorrento. Enjoy a presentation on the cultivation and production of extra virgin olive oil and learn about both the ancient and modern techniques. Continue to an agricultural farm and see how mozzarella cheese is made. Taste the local products including Limoncello, the typical lemon liqueur.

Experience a privately guided tour of the ruins of Pompeii. After the eruption of the volcano Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD, Pompeii lay buried for hundreds of years. Excavations began in the 18th century and are still carried out to this day. After your visit continue to a wine cellar and enjoy a delightful wine tasting and a delicious lunch.

Transfers: We can organise a range of transfer options from the airports, train stations and ports to and from your Sorrento or Amalfi accommodation and beyond. Extra tours: We also offer many more scheduled and private tour options. Contact us for details.

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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SORRENTO HOTELS FROM

Hotel Savoia

$80*

FROM

Hotel Settimo Cielo

$112*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Safe Bar Lift Swimming pool Parking

The Hotel Savoia is a family-run hotel with 16 recently renovated rooms where you will feel comfortable and at home, more like a guest than a client. Thanks to its favourable position, located in the centre of Sorrento, the hotel is only 150 metres from the main square, Piazza Tasso and only a few metres from the port, railway station and bus terminal.

An attractive hotel in a fabulous position with sea views and a majestic view of the Sorrentine Peninsula. 850 metres walk from the centre and 1.5km from the bathing platforms at the Marina Grande. A swimming pool, a sun terrace and an attractively furnished reception area are at your disposal. A supplement is payable for room with balcony.

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Via Capo, 27 ¦ map ref 02

LOW SEASON from $80* HIGH SEASON from $103*

LOW SEASON from $112* HIGH SEASON from $123*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes continental breakfast

FROM

Hotel Astoria

$83*

FROM

Hotel Del Corso

$84*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Garden

Air conditioning TV Wifi Safe Restaurant/bar Lift

The hotel, located in the historical centre of Sorrento, is a few minutes walk from the main square, the port and the railway station. The tradition of hospitality, family environment and friendly staff make the Astoria a place where a stay becomes a real pleasure. Completely renovated in a modern style, all rooms have balcony.

Recently renewed, the hotel is located in an 18th century building in the centre of Sorrento. This is a great spot to explore Sorrento and surrounding areas. It is on the main street, close to train/bus station and port for Capri and islands of the gulf. Nearly all rooms face on to the historical centre, away from the traffic and noise of the main street.

Via Santa Maria Delle Grazie, 24 ¦ map ref 03

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LOW SEASON from $83* HIGH SEASON from $106*

LOW SEASON from $84* HIGH SEASON from $118*

Includes continental breakfast

Includes continental breakfast FROM

Hotel Gardenia

$75*

FROM

Hotel Villa Di Sorrento

$110*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift

The Hotel Gardenia is a friendly family run hotel situated in Corso Italia, Sorrento’s main street, only 500 m from the old town. The hotel has 27 rooms decorated in contemporary style and furnished with soundproofing and eco-friendly materials. The American style buffet breakfast features a wide selection of homemade cakes and pastries.

A small property, located in the centre of town, just off Piazza Tasso. Guest rooms are furnished with modern comforts in a typical Mediterranean décor and the hotel is distinguished by the courtesy and efficiency of its staff. Rooms have terraces or a small balcony facing the colourful piazza. Free wifi throughout.

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LOW SEASON from $75* HIGH SEASON from $136*

LOW SEASON from $110* HIGH SEASON from $153*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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$146*

FROM

Hotel Antiche Mura

$140*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking

Situated in one of the best positions overlooking the sea. There is lift access to the bathing establishment of the hotel. Private beach with chairs and umbrella.

Antiche Mura combines elegance, style and comfort. The hotel has views dominated by the ancient Valley of the Mills. All rooms are tastefully decorated with stylish décor.

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LOW SEASON from $146* HIGH SEASON from $241*

LOW SEASON from $140* HIGH SEASON from $267*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes American buffet breakfast

Grand Hotel Capodimonte

FROM

$191*

Imperial Hotel Tramontano

SORRENTO HOTELS

FROM

Hotel Minerva

FROM

$162*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking

One of the best hotels in Sorrento, only 400 metres from the town centre, overlooking the Bay of Naples and with a view of Mount Vesuvio. The hotel has gardens of orange, lemon and olive trees. There are five fresh water swimming pools with a jacuzzi linked by a water cascade. There are three restaurants, three lounges and two bars and a private beach La Tonnarella, 300 metres away.

Very centrally located, situated high on the cliff top with views over the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius. Only a 5 minute walk from the main square. The swimming pool is enclosed by a subtropical garden with snack bar and terraces. The bar with terrace and restaurant Belvedere also offer magnificent views. A lift takes you to a partnered beach with free entry (open mid May to end September).

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LOW SEASON from $191* HIGH SEASON from $310*

LOW SEASON from $162* HIGH SEASON from $267*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Grand Hotel La Favorita

$265* Located in the historic centre of Sorrento, overlooking the Gulf of Naples, Grand Hotel La Favorita is a short walk from some of the most beautiful terraces overlooking the sea of the Sorrento peninsula. The hotel has 85 fresh and modern rooms furnished with authentic Italian charm. There is a spectacular roof top swimming pool surrounded by sunbeds, a terrace restaurant where you can have lunch or a quick snack, the elegant Tiffany restaurant open from breakfast to dinner and the American lounge bar. 200 metres away is the O'Parrucchiano Restaurant, famous for the cannelloni dish which was invented in Sorrento over 100 years ago.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking

Via Tasso 61 ¦ map ref 11 LOW SEASON from $265* HIGH SEASON from $334* Includes buffet breakfast *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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SORRENTO VILLAS FROM

Villa Piccolina

$438* An absolute jewel, this little villa for 2 people has a private pool, lush garden and spectacular views. Internally the villa has parquet floors throughout, exposed brick walls, a fireplace and air conditioning. There is a fantastic, fully equipped eat in kitchen, complete with a BBQ grill and ice making double fridge. The living room and bedroom are open plan, divided by a screen and there is an ensuite bathroom with shower. Perfect for a honeymoon the villa is located just 2.5 kms from Sorrento and has a lovely panoramic terrace with a brick BBQ and sun lounges. There is a sheer drop from the pool over the cliff providing breathtaking views but making this unsuitable for small children.

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating Terrace Garden Wifi Private swimming pool Private parking TV Barbeque

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY 2 persons

Sorrento LOW SEASON from $438* HIGH SEASON from $658*

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Villa Alisa

$954* A bright and sunny two-storey villa in a quiet position, located on a hillside above the sea with a private swimming pool, garden and terrace with spectacular views over the hills of Sorrento, the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Ideal for family or friends with one double bedroom, three triple bedrooms and five bathrooms accommodating up to 11 people. A professional, fully equipped kitchen, living and dining area provides ample space for relaxing and dining together. Close to restaurants, shops, public transport, the beach and port for day trips to famous Italian islands and grottos. There is parking onsite and the pool has a sundeck for relaxing with chairs, sun umbrellas, sun lounges and an external shower. This is the picture-perfect Amalfi Coast holiday villa.

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating Terrace Washing machine Garden TV Wifi Private swimming pool Private parking Fireplace Barbeque Pizza oven

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 11 persons

Sorrento LOW SEASON from $954* HIGH SEASON from $1114* FROM

Villa Angela

$816* An amazing villa, designed in the 60s and featured in many architectural magazines for the unusual circular and modernist form. The villa has 3 double bedrooms and a twin room that has an additional 2 sofa beds. There are 3 bathrooms and 1 extra toilet. The living and dining areas are spacious and the kitchen comes fully equipped, opening out onto an external garden with a table for dining al fresco. There is a bus stop just outside the front gates if guests don’t have a car and a great pizzeria just 200 m from the villa. Providing a full range of services, the owners are very hands on and can take you tuna fishing, on a private boat tour to Amalfi and Capri and to private beaches with little restaurants.

FEATURES Air conditioning Dishwasher Fireplace Terrace TV Stereo Pool Table Washing machine Internet Barbeque Private swimming pool

MINIMUM STAY 3 – 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 10 persons

Pian di Sorrento LOW SEASON from $816* HIGH SEASON from $1306* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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ISCHIA

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Hotel Solemar Terme

$80*

Hotel Miramare E Castello

FEATURES

FROM

$138* FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/Bar Lift Swimming pool Parking Spa & Gym

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking

The Mediterranean-style Hotel Solemar is situated directly on one of the most beautiful beaches of the island, but thanks to its unique position, it is also in the heart of one of the most elegant and famous centres in Ischia. The hotel features a restaurant with a panoramic terrace overlooking the sea, 2 outdoor and 1 indoor thermal pool and a spa.

Located at the beginning of the ancient village of Ischia Ponte, on Ischia island, the hotel is an exclusive complex with breathtaking views of Ragona Castle and the Phlegrean coastline. Only 200 metres from the main shopping area and 1km from the harbour. There are two restaurants, one indoor overlooking the sea and the other the Miramare located on the terrace at sea level. Includes use of the private beach, sun beds and umbrellas.

Via Battistessa, 49

Via Pontano, 5

LOW SEASON from $80* HIGH SEASON from $123*

From $138*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

CAPRI

FROM

Hotel La Floridiana

$145*

SORRENTO VILLAS | ISCHIA & CAPRI HOTELS & VILLA

ISCHIA | CAPRI HOTELS & VILLA

FROM

Weber Ambassador Hotel

$200*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Gym

Ideal for those who want to relax in a central but quiet position 5 minutes from the famous little square, La Floridiana is surrounded by greenery and faces south in a triangle of sky, sea and pine trees. It's just a few minutes from the Gardens of Augustus, and near a public swimming pool, tennis courts and disco.

Located on the Marina Piccola Beach on the Island of Capri. Special discounts are offered to guests for car and boat rentals, wind surfing, kayaking, water scooters, sailing lessons and scuba diving. All guests have free access to a fully equipped gym with trainer. Prices are based on superior rooms with sea view and balcony.

Via Campo Di Teste, 16

Via Marina Piccola, 118

LOW SEASON from $145* HIGH SEASON from $258*

LOW SEASON from $200* HIGH SEASON from $248*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Villa Caprilla

$532* Sleeping up to 9 guests the Villa Caprilla is a marvellous property for immersing yourself in island life. Just a short stroll from the town piazza, and located in the pedestrian precinct, you have easy access to the island's restaurants, shopping, grocery stores and public transport. There are two double bedrooms, a quad bedroom (with a double and two single beds), a single room and three bathrooms. There is a spacious combined living dining area and the kitchen comes fully equipped. The jewel of the villa is the huge terrace with gorgeous views over the sea, perfect for spending lazy days and balmy evenings. Non-resident cars are normally not allowed on the island so arrival will be by ferry from Positano, Sorrento or Naples.

FEATURES Air conditioning Terrace Washing machine Dishwasher

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 9 guests

Capri Town LOW SEASON from $532* HIGH SEASON from $866* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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AMALFI COAST Bay of Naples, Amalfi Coast

If there is one place to experience beyond the main art cities of Italy, the Amalfi Coast is certainly it. The magical seaside and cliff top towns of Positano, Praiano, Ravello and Salerno offer magnificent panoramic views over the sparkling blue sea, and their distinctive townscapes are the scene of many famous movies and paintings In the beautiful region of Campania, discover the Amalfi Coast on a short guided tour from Rome or stay a while and simply soak up the atmosphere. And don’t miss the enchanting islands of Capri and Ischia off the coast, both a quick ferry ride from Naples or Sorrento.

Capri boat sheds

Amalfi Coast Walking Tour 6 days / 5 nights

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR – GRADE 4

FROM

$1690*

HIGHLIGHTS • The Amalfi Coast • Spectacular coastal walk INCLUDES • 5 nights 3-star accommodation • Breakfast daily • Maps and detailed walking instructions • Daily transfers of baggage between hotels • 24 hour back up from local manager

Path of Gods, Amalfi Coast

Ravello

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most spectacular parts of the Mediterranean. The whitewashed houses of the villages and towns strung along the coast seem to have tumbled down the sheer mountainsides to the water's edge. Witness vibrant colours, lush vegetation and warm, boisterous people. The walks meander high above the coastal towns following centuries-old stone paths and pass through shaded forests, remote farming communities and ancient terraces with spectacular views over the coastline.

DEPARTURES Daily on request 3-STAR from $1690* with breakfast 3-STAR from $1950* with breakfast & dinner 4-STAR from $2090* with breakfast 4-STAR from $2300* with breakfast & dinner CAPRI EXTENSION 3 days / 2 nights from $850*

ITINERARY Day 1 Naples – Ravello Transfer to Ravello. Days 2 – 5 Ravello – Positano Walk between 8 to 14 km (approx. 3-5 hours) each day along ancient pathways that have linked villages for centuries. Pass towering cliffs, aquamarine sea, lush forests, quaint villages and hamlets, a monastery and churches. (B) Day 6 Positano – Naples Transfer to Naples. (B)

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Culinary Campania 8 days / 7 nights

FROM

FULLY ESCORTED BOUTIQUE GROUP TOUR

$3659*

ROME Caserta Naples Sorrento Pompeii Capri Amalfi Starts ROME Ends ROME

HIGHLIGHTS • Small group tour – maximum 25 guests • Sampling of Slow Food Presidi products – delicious and authentic traditional foods • Visit fascinating places such as Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, Naples and the Amalfi Coast • Combine the unique attractions with beautiful landscapes and delicious food and wine • Discover the rich cultural heritage of Campania INCLUDES • 7 nights 4-star accommodation • Buffet breakfast daily • 5 meals based on traditional regional dishes, including a selection of regional wines • 4 guided tasting of Slow Food wines and/or Presidia products from the Campania region • Tarantella show • Pizza cooking class • Guided visits of Pompeii, Capri, Caserta & Naples • Entrance fees for Pompeii, Royal Palace & Augustus Gardens • Transport by luxury motor coach (arrival & departure airport transfers are not included) • Return hydrofoil Sorrento to Capri • Baggage Handling for the duration of the tour • English speaking professional tour leader and licensed local guides as per itinerary DEPARTURES

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AMALFI COAST | CAMPANIA TOURS

CAMPANIA TOURS

Cilentan Coast, province of Salerno, Campania

Experience the philosophy of the Slow Food movement on this unique small group tour of Campania. Campania is a land rich in culture, music, history, architecture and archaeological sites. The tour will bring you to the Island of Capri, the most picturesque and visited location in Campania; Naples, with its castles and noble palaces, but also the city where the modern pizza was conceived; to Pompeii, the ancient Roman town buried in 79 AD by a massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius; to Sorrento, the lively seaside home to the famous Limoncello, along the celebrated Amalfi Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site where there are a series of mountainside towns that seem to tumble into the sea, and the wonderful Positano. Campania is also a land with a rich gastronomy and fresh local produce; the Romans knew the region as "campania felix", which translates into English as "fertile countryside", and there is a real wealth of genuine, rich food to be discovered here. ITINERARY Day 1 Rome Arrive and enjoy a welcome dinner dedicated to the products of the Slow Food Presidia of Sicily. During the evening there will be an introduction to the tour and to the Slow Food philosophy. (D) Day 2 Rome – Pompeii – Sorrento coast Depart for the Sorrento coast, stopping enroute in Pompeii, to visit the opulent Roman city which was buried beneath the rubble from the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Visit a vineyard and sample some local wines. (B) Day 3 Capri Travel to Capri and explore this beautiful island on a guided tour. Discover the famous Villa San Michele and Augustus Gardens to enjoy a spectacular view of Gracie Fields' former home. Lunch is at a local restaurant and the afternoon is at leisure before returning to the Sorrento Coast. (B,L) Day 4 Naples Visit Naples and enjoy a pizza lesson. Learn how to prepare the pizza dough, top it, bake it and finally taste your masterpiece! In the afternoon take a guided tour of Naples to discover the main attractions. Stroll around the streets of the famous Spaccanapoli part of town and pop into the Scaturchio patisserie to sample some traditional Neapolitan desserts such as the Ministeriale cake. (B,L)

Day 5 Gragnano – Slow food presidio. Visit a local pasta factory in Gragnano. Making pasta in Gragnano is an ancient form of art. Visit of local Slow Food Presidio of Pomodoro followed by lunch. Rest of the day is at leisure. (B,L) Day 6 The Amalfi Coast: Amalfi & Ravello Spend a memorable day in the Amalfi Coast. Visit Amalfi and see the famous Cathedral. Taste some Limoncello and discover the secrets involved in its preparation. Visit a pastry shop and try some of the local specialties. Proceed to Ravello, before returning to your hotel. This evening enjoy a Tarantella show in a local theatre in Sorrento. (B) Day 7 Caserta – Rome Depart for Rome. Stop en-route in Caserta for a guided visit of the Royal Palace and its gardens. Visit a Mozzarella cheese producer, learn about the cheese-making process and sample the fare. Enjoy a farewell dinner in a typical local restaurant. (B,D) Day 8 Rome After breakfast, tour ends. (B)

2017: 21 May | 11 Jun | 10 Sep From $3659*

Italian cheese making factory

Royal Palace, Caserta

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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AMALFI COAST TOURS

Essential Amalfi

FROM FROM

$XXX* $575*

3 days / 2 nights

Explore Pompeii, the famous Roman city destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt Vesuvius, en route to the Amalfi Coast, a 50km stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula. Admire the rugged coastline with sheer cliffs dotted with small beaches and pastel-coloured fishing villages. Day 1 Naples – Pompeii – Amalfi Coast Arrival transfer from Naples airport or station with stop en route at Pompeii. Day 2 Amalfi Coast Day at leisure to discover this beautiful area. (B) Day 3 Amalfi Coast – Naples Departure transfer to Naples airport or station. (B)

INCLUDES • Arrival transfer from Naples airport or station • 2 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) • 2 breakfasts • Sightseeing as specified with an English speaking guide NOTE: entrance fee to Pompeii is not included and must be paid locally.

Pompeii

NOTE: The order of the itinerary is subject to change.

DEPARTS Apr – Oct: daily LOW SEASON from $575* HIGH SEASON from $713*

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast Uncovered

FROM FROM

$XXX3* $1017*

5 days / 4 nights

Uncover the must-see attractions of the Amalfi Coast, including Pompeii, once a thriving Roman city buried in ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, and the Island of Capri, famed for its rugged landscape, upscale beach resorts and up-market shops. Day 1 Naples – Amalfi Coast Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Day 2 Amalfi Coast Visit the vast archaeological site of Pompeii. (B) Day 3 Amalfi Coast Day at leisure. (B) Day 4 Capri Enjoy a full day excursion to the captivating Island of Capri. (B) Day 5 Amalfi Coast – Naples Transfer to the station or airport. (B)

INCLUDES • Return transfers from Naples airport or station • 4 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) • 4 breakfasts • Pompeii excursion with an English speaking guide • Capri Island boat tour • Pompeii entrance fee

Cobblestone street in Pompeii

NOTE: The order of the itinerary is subject to change.

DEPARTS Apr – Oct: daily LOW SEASON from $1017* HIGH SEASON from $1292*

Beach in Capri

Buon Appetito Amalfi Coast 5 days / 4 nights

FROM FROM

$XX $1490*

Learn to cook like a local and discover some long held family secrets of Italian cuisine. Enjoy classes and tasting experiences in a local family-run restaurant and on a buffalo farm specialising in first class mozzarella. Day 1 Naples – Amalfi Coast Arrival transfer from Naples airport or station with stop en route at Pompeii. Day 2 Amalfi Coast Enjoy an entertaining cooking class in a small, familymanaged restaurant. Favoured dishes include homemade pasta, Neapolitan ragout sauce, stuffed ravioli and much more! At the end of the class, taste all the delicious dishes you cooked for lunch. (B,L) Day 3 Amalfi Coast Day at leisure. (B) Day 4 Amalfi Coast Travel to an estate principally devoted to raising buffaloes and horses. Meet the Baronessa and learn to prepare a full Italian menu based on dairy specialties, followed by lunch. (B,L) Day 5 Amalfi Coast – Naples Transfer to the station or airport. (B)

INCLUDES • Return transfers from Naples airport or station • 4 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request) • Breakfast daily • 2 cooking classes with transport, lunch and drinks • Mozzarella tasting • 2 hour Pompeii excursion with an English speaking guide • Pompeii entrance fee

Homemade pasta

NOTE: The order of the itinerary is subject to change.

DEPARTS Apr – Oct: daily LOW SEASON from $1490* HIGH SEASON from $1766*

The Amalfi Coast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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7 days / 6 nightsFROM

FROM

$XXX*

$1874*

Discover the jewels of the Campania region on this multi centre package. Explore the ruins of Pompeii, before continuing on to charming Sorrento for two nights. Spend a night on the magical Island of Capri, followed by three nights on the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a private cooking class. Day 1 Naples – Sorrento Arrival transfer from Naples airport or station with stop en route at Pompeii. Day 2 Sorrento Day at leisure to explore Sorrento. (B) Day 3 Sorrento – Capri Transfers and hydrofoil from Sorrento to Capri. Rest of the day at leisure to explore Capri. (B) Day 4 Capri – Amalfi Coast Transfers and hydrofoil from Capri to Amalfi. (B) Day 5 Amalfi Coast Enjoy a private cooking class followed by lunch. (B,L) Day 6 Amalfi Coast Day at leisure to explore the Amalfi Coast. (B) Day 7 Amalfi Coast – Naples Transfer to the station or airport. (B)

INCLUDES • Return private transfers from Naples airport or station • Transfers and hydrofoil from Sorrento to Capri to Amalfi Coast • 6 nights accommodation (2 nights 3-star Sorrento, 1 night 4-star Capri & 3 nights 3-star Amalfi Coast) • Breakfast daily • 2 hour private Pompeii excursion with an English speaking guide • Private cooking class on the Amalfi Coast

AMALFI COAST TOURS | DAY TOURS

Sorrento, Capri & Amalfi Coast

Stunning coastal views

DEPARTS Apr – Oct: daily NOTE: The order of the itinerary is subject to change. LOW SEASON from $1874* HIGH SEASON from $2111*

Capri & Amalfi Coast Overnight Boat Charter

Amalfi Coast

Pompeii ruins

FROM

$2628*

FROM

Capri Select by Boat

$158*

DURATION 2 days / 1 night

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS May – Oct: daily, am

DEPARTS May – Oct: daily, am

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Private luxury motor yacht charter with breakfast • English speaking crew (captain & sailor) • Port fees & fuel • Arrival transfer from Naples airport or station to Naples port • Departure transfer from Amalfi pier to Amalfi hotel

Bask in an overnight private motor yacht charter and discover the treasures of the Amalfi Coast from the glittering sea. Sail to Capri and tour the island by boat, stopping for a swim near Faraglioni Rocks. Continue sailing to Positano and enjoy free time to explore the town and have dinner (extra cost). Sail to Amalfi for your overnight mooring and admire the incredible view.

• Small group boat tour • English speaking crew • Soft drinks & snacks

Explore Capri town

Welcome aboard! Enjoy a full day boat trip to discover the beauty of the Amalfi Coast and the evocative island of Capri. From the Amalfi Coast sail west towards Capri passing the picturesque seaside resort of Positano and the magical Li Galli Islands. Tour Capri by sea, stopping for a swim. Optional visit to the Blue Grotto (extra cost) and free time in Capri town.

NOTE: Private yacht charters are also available for day trips and two or more nights on board.

FROM

Pompeii & Vesuvius

$73*

Paestum Mozzarella Farm & Greek Temples

FROM

$89*

DURATION Full day

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS May – Oct: Mon, Wed

DEPARTS May – Oct: Wed, am

& Thu, am

FEATURES

FEATURES

• English speaking guide • Transport by deluxe motorcoach • Mozzarella farm visit & tasting

• English speaking guide • Transport by deluxe motorcoach • Visit the Pompeii Ruins & the crater rim of Vesuvius

Mt. Vesurius at sunset

Discover Pompeii, the Roman city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Enjoy a guided visit of the archaeological site with its excavated area extending approx. 44 ha. Continue to Mt Vesuvius, which dominates the Bay of Naples, and walk to the summit with a specialised guide. Proceed along the rim of the crater and observe the southern part of the volcano. NOTE: Entrance fees to the Pompeii ruins and Vesuvius are not included

NOTE: Entrance fee to Pompeii is not included and must be paid locally.

Making Mozzarella

Depart for Paestum, the capital of the buffalo mozzarella cheese. Learn how they grow milky buffalos and observe the mozzarella making process, followed by a tasting of this delicious cheese. Continue to the archaeological site of Paestum with its Doric temples. Visit the exceptional museum that holds treasures excavated from the area including a set of archaic Greek metopes and tomb paintings.

Transfers: We can organise a range of transfer options from the airports, train stations and ports to and from your Amalfi Coast accommodation and beyond. Extra tours: We also offer many more scheduled and private tour options. Contact us for details. *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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AMALFI HOTELS FROM

Hotel Fontana

$62*

FROM

Hotel La Bussola

$134*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Located in the historic centre of Amalfi in Piazza Duomo square which is the main meeting place. Only 20 metres from the beach, the hotel has 21 rooms and suites. Parking is available 300 metres from the hotel, to be paid locally.

The hotel has a restaurant, bar and roof garden. It also has bathing facilities with beach equipment available mid June to mid September. Air conditioning on request, not available in all rooms. Half board basis: prices include breakfast plus one meal.

Piazza Duomo, 7

Lungomare Dei Cavalieri, 16

LOW SEASON from $62* HIGH SEASON from $111*

LOW SEASON from $134* HIGH SEASON from $205*

Includes continental breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

FROM

Hotel Miramalfi

$118*

FROM

Marina Riviera

$194*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking

One of the best panoramas of Amalfi. There is a private lift down to the sea water swimming pool. Concrete platform on the sea offering sun beds, umbrellas and beach towels available from May to October. Open area parking and private garage available for an extra cost.

Bright and Mediterrean in style, the Marina Riviera is a converted old noble villa. All rooms are spacious, tastefully furnished, most with windows or balconies facing the sea front. The hotel’s terrace is the ideal place for relaxing and boasts great views. Prices are based on a room with sea view. A supplement is payable for a room with balcony. Beach charges to be paid locally.

Quasimodo, 3

Via P.Comite, 19

LOW SEASON from $118* HIGH SEASON from $323*

LOW SEASON from $194* HIGH SEASON from $265*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Hotel Luna Convento

$198*

FROM

GH Convento Di Amalfi

$306*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking Gym

Located in a 13th century monastery overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, this charming hotel is a 6-minute walk from the Amalfi Cathedral. The rooms, once monks cells, surround an archway-filled courtyard and feature antique furnishings, hand-painted ceramic tiles and frescoed ceilings. There are 2 restaurants, one overlooking the coast and the other in the ancient tower.

Perched on a cliff top 80 metres above sea level, the Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi is situated in a historic 13th century monastery featuring a Norman-Arab cloister. Carefully refurbished using local materials and attention to each detail, the hotel has 53 rooms, 2 restaurants, a bar and wellness area including a fitness room.

Via Pantaelone Comite, 33

Via Annunziatella, 46

LOW SEASON from $198* HIGH SEASON from $258*

LOW SEASON from $306* HIGH SEASON from $534*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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FROM

Hotel Il Gabbiano

$104*

FROM

Hotel Reginella

$118*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Bar Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Parking

With a modern atmosphere, located in the pearl of the Amalfi Coast, Il Gabbiano offers an agreeable location for a holiday stay. All rooms are equipped with modern facilities, from which one can admire the landscape. Air conditioning is available on request and supplement payable.

A typical Mediterranean building situated in the heart of Positano. It is surrounded by the spectacular Amalfi Coast landscape, with characteristic houses perched along the mountainside. Whilst boasting stunning views, it is also very convenient for the unique local shops. The beach can be reached easily on foot. Rooms overlook Spiaggia delle Sirene, the sea and the wonderful scenery.

Via Pasitea, 310

Viale Pasitea, 154

LOW SEASON from $104* HIGH SEASON from $170*

LOW SEASON from $118* HIGH SEASON from $179*

Includes continental breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

FROM

Residence Alcione

$125*

FROM

Royal Prisco

$114*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar

Ideally positioned, Residence Alcione is across the street from the Le Sirenuse Hotel, therefore enjoys the same view. Located in the centre of Positano it is the ideal place for relaxing. Rooms are on the first floor with sea view and balcony. Parking is available 300 metres from the property (to pay locally).

This newly built hotel offers all the hospitality and courtesy typical of Positano. Within this wonderful setting all rooms are large and spacious, full of light, each with their own character and view of the surrounding village. Deluxe single and triple rooms are also available.

Via C. Colombo, 135

Via Pasitea, 102

LOW SEASON from $125* HIGH SEASON from $168*

LOW SEASON from $114* HIGH SEASON from $136*

Includes continental breakfast

Includes continental breakfast FROM

Hotel Savoia

$93*

AMALFI | POSITANO HOTELS

POSITANO HOTELS

FROM

Hotel California

$125*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift Garden

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Parking

The hotel is family-run and situated in the heart of the town, only a short walk from the sea. Constructed in the local style with ceramic majolica floors and domed ceilings, all rooms have views and the hotel has a welcoming atmosphere. Standard rooms with panoramic view and balcony; Deluxe rooms with seaview; Junior suites with sea view plus balcony.

Situated in the centre of Positano, the hotel has a large terrace where breakfast is served and with a magnificent view of the Amalfi Coast. Rooms are fully equipped with all conveniences and have balconies with sea views. Guests will receive a warm welcome and hotel staff will endeavour to make your stay the most enjoyable.

Via C. Colombo, 73

Via C. Colombo, 141

LOW SEASON from $93* HIGH SEASON from $162*

LOW SEASON from $125* HIGH SEASON from $136*

Includes cold buffet breakfast

Includes continental breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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POSITANO HOTELS FROM

Hotel Royal Positano

$116*

FROM

Palazzo Murat

$220*

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The Hotel Royal is located in the heart of Positano near to Palazzo Murat, Grotta La Porta and Spiaggia del Fornillo and a 5 minute walk to the beach. The hotel features 66 rooms with modern furniture and tile floors. Relax on the extensive sun terraces or by the panoramic pool and enjoy typical regional dishes at the hotel's large restaurant.

Situated in the pedestrian area of the town, near Piazzetta dei Mulini, the sea and the beach Spiaggia Grande is reached via a small street. It is an elegant hotel, restored from a 17th century palace. The garden, a unique green island in the centre of Positano with its colours and the citrus tree scents, creates a relaxing atmosphere. Rooms are spacious and airy, all with terrace overlooking the botanic gardens. The hotel restaurant, Al Palazzo, is also uniquely located.

Via Pasitea, 344

Via Dei Mulini, 23

LOW SEASON from $116* HIGH SEASON from $263*

LOW SEASON from $220* HIGH SEASON from $310*

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Marincanto

$198*

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Buca Di Bacco

$253*

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In the heart of Positano, a charming stairwell connects to the hotel’s private, beachside area. All rooms are equipped with modern facilities and feature stunning picturesque seaside scenery. Standard rooms with side sea view and balcony. Superior rooms have front sea view plus balcony.

The hotel is in the heart of Positano, steps away from beach, shopping boutiques, local restaurants and clubs. Start your day with breakfast on the large terrace overlooking the sea and the Islet of Galli. All rooms are comfortably appointed, some offering either a terrace or balcony, overlooking the beach.

Via C. Colombo, 50

Via Rampa Teglia, 4

LOW SEASON from $198* HIGH SEASON from $246*

LOW SEASON from $253* HIGH SEASON from $290*

Includes buffet breakfast

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Hotel Punta Regina

$226*

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Hotel Posa Posa

$129*

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A charming, romantic hotel in the heart of Positano, walking distance to the town centre, shops, restaurants and beaches. Originally a private villa, this carefully restored 18 room hotel combines original characteristic charm with the best contemporary features and offers breathtaking sea views from the terraces. All rooms are elegantly furnished. Some rooms have jacuzzi and solarium.

The hotel is situated in the centre of Positano, a 10 minute downhill walk to the beach. The dĂŠcor is romantic and original, with old style furniture, classic Vietri hand-painted floor tiles and Mediterranean colours on white backgrounds. Superior rooms upwards have seaview and a balcony or terrace.

Via Pasitea, 224

Via Pasitea, 165

LOW SEASON from $226* HIGH SEASON from $241*

LOW SEASON from $129* HIGH SEASON from $280*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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$179*

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Hotel Eden Roc

$205*

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This hotel is perfectly situated for excursions along the coast. It overlooks the long beach nearby and is very close to the shopping centre which is within walking distance. The hotel combines luxury and exclusivity with the pursuit for absolute quality. Each of the eighteen rooms is unique in its elegant design and spacious layout with large bathrooms, private terraces and breathtaking views. The hotel offers double classic rooms, superior rooms and two suites with private terrace.

The Eden Roc Suites Hotel is aptly named, for you will surely feel you have discovered Eden as you are walking through the arched entryway, covered in lush bougainvillea. You will find the traditional architecture of Positano but with a modern touch; cool ceramic tiled floors, graceful arches, detailed ceilings, relaxing colours, lovely furniture and silky linens. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of fresh fruit, an assortment of cereals and fresh pastries in the attractive dining room.

Via Cristoforo Colombo, 36 LOW SEASON from $179* HIGH SEASON from $258*

Via G. Marconi, 110

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LOW SEASON from $205* HIGH SEASON from $340*

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Hotel Le Agavi

POSITANO HOTELS

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Hotel L’Ancora

$309*

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Le Sirenuse

$399*

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Le Agavi is a deluxe hotel built high on the hillside. The beach can be reached by cable car and lift. The hotel is stylishly decorated and landscaped terraces rise above the swimming pool (open May to September). The hotel operates a courtesy minibus service into town. Air conditioning is on during July and August. Standard rooms and Junior suites with sea view and balcony.

This historic building is set in the centre of Positano, overlooking the bay. The dining room extends onto the principal terrace with panoramic views. All bedrooms are luxuriously appointed, most with jacuzzi baths, facing the sea and islands of the Galli.

Via Belvedere Fornillo, 127

Via C. Colombo

LOW SEASON from $309* HIGH SEASON from $467*

LOW SEASON from $399* HIGH SEASON from $985*

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Covo Dei Saraceni

$282* The Covo dei Saraceni, just steps from the beach, in the heart of Positano’s lively shopping area, enjoys a privileged location to experience the atmosphere of the bay by day or night. Crowned by its splendid pool on the sea and by a unique view of Li Galli and the bay of Positano, it is the most exclusive place on the coast, crossroads of every destination or excursion. The 66 rooms, from Classic to Suite, finely furnished in Mediterranean style, are well-lit, furnished with every convenience, all with a sea view, large bathrooms made with colourful Vietri ceramics and very soft, pure cotton towels. The room service, discretion and privacy are exclusive and make the Covo dei Saraceni the ideal place to stay in Positano. The restaurant, also with enchanting view, offers a traditional Positano menu; the careful presentation of every dish will make your gastronomic experience unforgettable. The pool bar offers guests a selection of cocktails and snacks, while the beach bar is ideal for a quick coffee break.

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Via Regina Giovanna, 5 LOW SEASON from $282* HIGH SEASON from $345* Includes buffet breakfast *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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PRAIANO | RAVELLO HOTELS & VILLA PRAIANO

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Hotel Il Pino

$110*

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Hotel Tramonto D'Oro

$123*

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Located in the centre of Praiano, this hotel is the result of a Mediterranean villa conversion. The hotel offers a spectacular view. The à la carte restaurant L’Hosteria (open to the public), offers great local food, fresh products and a fantastic view. Rooms are located on 3 different floors, each having a sea view terrace. There is a small bar and breakfast terrace.

Situated in a beautiful position, the hotel has been run by the same family for over forty years. There are 40 rooms, many of which have a terrace and sea view. The restaurant offers excellent regional fish dishes. The hotel has a swimming pool and sauna, plus tennis court nearby. Private parking is available. Superior rooms have sea view and balcony.

Via Gennaro Carpiglione, 13

Via G. Capriglione, 119

LOW SEASON from $110* HIGH SEASON from $136*

LOW SEASON from $123* HIGH SEASON from $164*

Includes continental breakfast

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Hotel Parsifal

$81*

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Villa Fraulo

$177*

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Built in an ancient convent, founded in 1288, this little hotel enjoys superb views of the coastline from its terrace and pretty patio garden. This genuine hotel has been run by a local family for many years and is in a good position for exploring the town. 19 rooms, situated 5 minutes walk from Ravello’s main square. Rooms have bath or shower.

Villa Fraulo distinguishes itself from the other 4-star hotels with its exclusive comforts and its unique location. Just a few steps away from the marvelous Villa Rufolo, in the heart of Ravello. The medieval villa has been refurbished several times during the centuries but its original splendour and charm have been preserved. All 26 rooms and suites have a private terrace or balcony and all rooms offer breathtaking views.

Viale Gioacchino d'Anna, 5

Via S. Giovanni del Toro, 18

LOW SEASON from $81* HIGH SEASON from $148*

LOW SEASON from $177* HIGH SEASON from $220*

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Villa Vello

$1442* Conveniently situated less than a km from the town centre, the Villa Vello is a spectacular two level property facing the sun and overlooking the glorious sea. It accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 double bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. One of these bedrooms can be made up as a twin on request. The villa features a panoramic pool, a vast garden and two lovely terraces equipped with lounges, tables and chairs which are really an extension of the house. Perfect for relaxing in the shade and enjoying the magical scenery or for dining outside. Full concierge services are available if guests would like a chef, babysitter or private driver. Wonderful shopping, restaurants and public transport can all be found in the town. Parking is private at the villa itself.

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating Terrace Wifi TV Fireplace Washing machine Dishwasher Garden Private swimming pool Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 10 persons

Ravello LOW SEASON from $1442* HIGH SEASON from $2486* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Residence Alcione

$377* Ideally located on the main road of Positano, only a few metres away from the main square (Mulini Square). A short walk leads through the pedestrian area to Positano main beach. The residence has been recently refurbished and all units are equipped with all modern comforts. The interiors of the units are well maintained and fully air conditioned. Besides quality, comfort and spectacular views, the central position makes this property an ideal base from which to explore the entire Amalfi Coast. The apartments consist of one bedroom, kitchen, living room with double sofabed, bathroom with jacuzzi bath and balcony with sea view. Prices are based on 3 to 4 persons sharing an apartment with option of 6 to 8 persons with two one bedroom apartments interconnecting.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Safe

MINIMUM STAY 3 – 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 8 persons

Positano LOW SEASON from $377* HIGH SEASON from $463* FROM

Caldiero Apartments

$254* Casa Caldiero is a private property located in a quiet and peaceful area of Positano surrounded by green areas and five minutes from the beach and colourful shops. The apartments are a walking distance from the little port of Positano with its daily services to many tourist destinations. Every apartment has a terrace which offers privacy and a glorious view of the sea and the coast. The spacious and tastefully furnished apartments sleep from 2 to 6 people. Each has a living room, one to three bedrooms, two baths, and a kitchen or a kitchen area. In addition each has a washing machine. Rates include water, electricity, gas, linen and final cleaning. All the apartments have a terrace with sea view. A baby cot is available on request at an extra charge.

FEATURES Washing machine TV

MINIMUM STAY 3 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 persons

PRAIANO | RAVELLO HOTELS | AMALFI COAST APARTMENTS

AMALFI COAST APARTMENTS

Positano LOW SEASON from $254* HIGH SEASON from $269* FROM

Gioia Suites

$292* Just 3 mins walk from the beach and the Positano ferry this lovely Mediterranean villa residence offers a variety of self catering apartments. Charming studios, one and two bedroom apartments and a garden villa, they are all fully equipped either with a kitchenette or complete kitchen, flat screen TV’s, free wifi and room service upon request. Extra beds available in the larger apartments for an extra cost. Almost all have terraces that look over the sea or the cathedral where you will likely witness a wedding! The adjoining hotel’s reception staff are always at hand to assist. The best location in Positano, moments to restaurants, shopping, the markets and public transport.

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating Laundry Service TV Wifi

MINIMUM STAY 3 – 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

Positano LOW SEASON from $292* HIGH SEASON from $439* FROM

Garden View Suite

$494* The perfect Amalfi coast apartment for a group of friends or families with children, with views over the Positano beach and deep blue Mediterranean Sea. The garden terrace is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy dining alfresco whilst soaking up the seaview and sparkle of lights from the houses scattered over the hillside. Two beautifully decorated bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms in blue and white to complement the Amalfi style. The queen-size bedroom has an ensuite with bath and shower and the second room has twin beds. There are two light, airy and classically furnished living areas and a fully equipped kitchen providing everything for amazing Italian home cooked meals.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Garden terrace Washing machine

MINIMUM STAY 4 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

Positano LOW SEASON from $494* HIGH SEASON from $746* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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AMALFI COAST APARTMENTS POSITANO

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Positano Seabreeze

$258* A bright, two bedroom apartment minutes from town with spectacular views of the sea from the shaded terrace. There are two double bedrooms and two bathrooms and an additional two beds can be provided for children. There is a fully equipped kitchen and living room with dining table and characteristic handmade majolica floor tiles. An incredible covered terrace for enjoying meals outside and the glorious views. Another similar apartment in the building also sleeps six people which is ideal for larger groups. Well located in the heart of beautiful Positano, close to restaurants, shops, transport, beach and marine port. Parking is available 300 m from the apartment at an additional cost.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Heating Terrace Washing machine

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 persons

Positano LOW SEASON from $258* HIGH SEASON from $364*

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Casa Bella

$544* A charming cottage perfect for a couple, set in the centre of Praiano with a shared swimming pool. Enjoy the panoramic terrace with umbrellas and table setting for meals alfresco. Internally the cottage has a full eat-in kitchen, a bathroom with shower decorated with the local majolica tiles and a combined living bedroom. The joy of this cottage is utilising the enormous 70 square metre terrace for meals and relaxing and you are moments away from the villages restaurants, shops and public transport. A car is not necessary here but if you have one you will be able to park free of charge close by in a private parking spot.

FEATURES Air conditioning Terrace TV Shared swimming pool Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY 2 persons

Praiano LOW SEASON from $544* HIGH SEASON from $610* FROM

Villa Bellezza

$356* An elegant two level independent villa with spectacular views over the blue sea from all rooms and the private rooftop terrace. With two bedrooms and two ensuite bathrooms it sleeps four people. Offering guests a lovely garden with olive grove and sea views plus a sundeck for relaxing and table and chairs for alfresco dining. A spacious living room and fully equipped kitchen provides all you need for a perfect Amalfi Coast villa holiday. Located in the centre of Praiano, you are walking distance to local restaurants, shops and public transport, the closest beach is only 1km away and the villa is reached by a short public walkway with about 75 stairs. Parking is available nearby for an additional cost.

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating Dishwasher Washing machine TV Wifi Terrace

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

Praiano LOW SEASON from $356* HIGH SEASON from $422* FROM

Villa Terrazza

$312* A lovely sunny apartment with views over the sea and the Amalfi coastline. There is a private garden with sun lounges and an external shower and two lovely panoramic terraces, both with table and chairs and ideal for eating al fresco. There is also a vegetable garden for fresh produce. Perfect for 4 people with a double bedroom and a twin bedroom and two bathrooms both with showers. A fully equipped, colourfully decorated kitchen and a combined living dining room that leads out to the terrace. Located in the centre of Praiano and just 500 m from the nearest beach. Perfect for an Amalfi coast family vacation!

FEATURES Air conditioning Washing machine TV Wifi Terrace Parking

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

Praiano LOW SEASON from $312* HIGH SEASON from $342* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Villa Cristoforo A

$762* A stunning private villa with its own pool, two panoramic terraces, private garden and access directly to the sea and gravel beach via an elevator. Part of a small private complex with a group of villas it is in a remarkable position, just 1 km from Positano and enjoying spectacular views over to the ‘Li Galli’ islands. In one large space there is a fully accessorised kitchen, and a combined living/dining area that exits out onto one of the terraces. There are four air conditioned double bedrooms, on request all can be divided into twins. Two have ensuites while the other two bedrooms share a bathroom. In the small resort there is another villa for 8 with a private pool, an apartment for 4 and another for 2 people so this makes a perfect solution for a larger group or an intimate wedding. Positano

FEATURES Air conditioning Dishwasher Terrace Washing machine TV Garden Internet Barbeque Seaview Private swimming pool Beach access

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 8 persons

AMALFI COAST APARTMENTS & VILLAS

AMALFI COAST VILLAS

LOW SEASON from $762* HIGH SEASON from $1409* FROM

Villa Shimmera

$1398* Built on a cliff in front of the sea the Villa Shimmera is an elegant 3 level accommodation for up to 16 guests. It offers a lovely green garden with large pool, jacuzzi, BBQ and various patios and terraces for relaxing and dining. There is a ping pong and football table on one of the patios. There are 8 air conditioned bedrooms, 7 double and 1 twin. Six of them have satellite TV and there are 7 bathrooms. A fully accessorised kitchen with modern interiors and plenty of space for relaxing In a fantastic position in the centre of the town, restaurants, shopping and public transport can be reached within moments.

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating Dishwasher Terrace Washing machine Garden Wifi Barbeque Private swimming pool

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 16 persons

Praiano LOW SEASON from $1398* HIGH SEASON from $1748*

Villa Azzure

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$1264* A stunning property facing the glorious FEATURES sea, Villa Azzure is a magnificent villa located Air conditioning in the town of Praiano, perfect for up to 8 Heating guests. There are two double, a triple and a TV single bedroom and four bathrooms, one with Wifi a sauna. Dishwasher Washing machine The villa has two different living areas, one Clothes dryer with vaulted ceilings and an elegant stone Private swimming pool fireplace. There is dining both inside and out Private parking and numerous lounge areas for relaxing. There Garden is a charming, fully equipped kitchen. MINIMUM STAY Externally the villa has 5 different terraces and 7 nights a private pool, all enjoying spectacular views. The closest beach is 800 metres away and the GUEST CAPACITY Up to 8 persons closest restaurant just 200 metres. Shops and public transportation are within easy walking distance. Parking for two cars available at the villa but this villa is perfect for guests without a car. Praiano LOW SEASON from $1264* HIGH SEASON from $1606*

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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PUGLIA Trulli of Puglia

Apulia , in Italy’s rustic south, is the heel of Italy’s boot. It is full of sunshine with the brightest seas, kilometres of spectacular Adriatic coastline, whitewashed hill towns, distinctive Baroque architecture, hidden art treasures and mouthwatering southern cuisine. The region is perhaps best known for its characteristic UNESCO protected trulli of Alberobello scattered across the fertile Valle d’Itria and the historic town itself. These stone huts, with conical roofs, are built from limestone, stacked without mortar. The Salento Peninsula, the most southern part, is home to small, charming towns such as Gallipoli, Otranto and Lecce and some of Italy’s best beaches. Lecce is known as the Florence of the south for its beautiful classic Baroque architecture, which is splendid and distinctive. The limestone churches and noble palazzos make for a relaxed pace. THINGS TO SEE & DO: • Stay in traditional trulli , masserie farmhouses and country estates. • Dine in a cave – the Grotta Palazzese in Polignano a Mare has earnt itself a reputation as one of the most amazing places in the world to visit.

• Dance the pizzica , a typical Pugliese tarantella dance. • Learn how to make orecchiette (small ears) pasta. • Eat Pugliese cuisine – taste fresh burrata (sweet, milky, cheesy heaven), Pugliese bread, traditional taralli, friselle and focaccia and drink Negroamaro – a unique full bodied Pugliese red wine. • Explore Otranto, with its Norman cathedral and intricate Tree of Life mosaics and sit in a seaside café with aperitivo and watch the evening passeggiata. • Sip iced coffee in Lecce – latte di mandorla (with almond syrup) is a favourite drink of the locals. • Discover the Tremiti Islands with their unspoilt natural beauty and crystalline archipelago waters. • Visit the sassi of Matera – it's an easy drive to the ancient cave dwellings in neighbouring Basilicata region or join a small group, guided tour. • Go on a self drive food and wine tour with charming hotels and Slow Food meals included. • Join a small group regional tour with walking, cooking and guided visits.

Tastes Of Puglia 4 days / 3 nights

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$2740*

FULLY ESCORTED BOUTIQUE TOUR

HIGHLIGHTS • Small group tour – maximum 12 guests • Baroque splendour of Lecce • Meet traditional artists • Otranto, the white city INCLUDES • 3 nights accommodation in boutique hotels • Meals as per itinerary • English-speaking guide, Fabio • Transport from/to Lecce DEPARTURES 2017: 17 May | 10 Jun | 5 Sep | 1 Oct From $2740*

OTHER TOURS AVAILABLE: Back Roads of Puglia 8 days / 7 nights, from $5480* Departs Brindisi 6 Jun & 27 Sep Treasures of Puglia 10 days / 9 nights, from $6850* Departs Bari 3 Jun & 24 Sep Ask us for details

PUGLIA LECCE Galatina Otranto Gallipoli Leuca Starts LECCE Ends LECCE

Vineyard in Puglia

This small group tour journeys through the undiscovered gem of southern Italy. Based amongst the baroque splendour of Lecce, enjoy the traditional way of life in Puglia. Travel off the beaten track, taste sensational regional dishes and meet true artisans working with traditional weaving, jewellery, ceramics and paper maché. ITINERARY Day 1 Lecce This morning you will be met by your guide Fabio and transferred to your accommodation in the heart of old Lecce. Explore Lecce’s historical centre with Fabio and enjoy a traditional Pugliese lunch. (L) Day 2 Galatina Visit Galatina with its medieval basilica church of Santa Caterina. Learn about the tarantella dance. Stay on for lunch and the rest of the day is at leisure. (B,L) Day 3 Lecce – Leuca – Gallipoli – Lecce Today visit a ceramic artisan who creates traditional maiolica ware, followed by Leuca to explore the beautiful basilica. After lunch, continue to Gallipoli and visit an ancient underground olive mill. (B,L) Day 4 Lecce – Otranto – Lecce Travel to Otranto, known for its whitewashed houses and visit the tiny Byzantine church of San Pietro. Enjoy lunch at a traditional masseria or country farmhouse. Return to Lecce and visit several artisans. Tour ends at the train station in Lecce. (B,L)

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Living Puglia 7 days / 6 nights Trani

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$3231* FULLY ESCORTED BOUTIQUE TOUR

PUGLIA TOURS TEXT

PUGLIA TOURS

Giovinazzo

BARI

Polignano al Mare Alberobello Matera Ostuni Locorotondo

PUGLIA

BASILICATA Martina Franca

Lecce

Starts BARI Ends BARI

HIGHLIGHTS • Small group experience of up to 12 guests • The ancient cave-city of Matera, famous for its Sassi, stone houses carved out of caves • Trulli houses of Alberobello • Baroque splendour of Lecce • Short daily trips allowing for more time in the towns INCLUDES • 6 nights accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Private arrival transfer from Bari airport or station • Group departure transfer to Bari airport at approx. 10am • Guided visits in Trani, Castel del Monte, Alberobello and Matera • Visits to Ostuni, Locorotondo and Martina Franca • English speaking tour leader DEPARTURES 2017: 8 Jan | 12 Mar | 23 Apr | 14, 21 May 25 Jun | 9 Jul | 13 Aug | 17 Sep | 1 Oct | 19 Nov

Roman amphitheatre and S. Oronzo square, Lecce

Puglia has some of the brightest seas, most diverse art and architecture and mouth-watering, peasant cuisine. Discover the ancient cave-city of Matera, famous for its sassi, homes carved into the rock, and explore the characteristic trulli, rural homes resembling a whitewashed cone made of small limestone slabs, scattered among olive groves in and around Alberobello. Marvel at the whitewashed houses in Ostuni and admire the baroque splendour of Lecce. ITINERARY Day 1 Bari – Giovinazzo Private transfer from Bari airport to nearby Giovinazzo. Stay in a delightful hotel, once a monastery overlooking the sea. Meet for an introductory talk and welcome dinner in a local restaurant. (D) Day 2 Trani – Castel Del Monte Visit the Romanesque cathedral at Trani and enjoy lunch by Trani's pretty port. Continue to Castel del Monte, a Medieval masterpiece. (B) Day 3 Matera Visit Matera, the city of stone, to see the oldest sassi, ancient homes carved right into the rock. (B,D) Day 4 Polignano al Mare – Martina Franca Polignano al Mare is one of Puglia's most evocative seaside towns. After a seafood lunch visit Martina Franca, a gracious town with gems of southern Italian Spanish influenced Baroque architecture beautifully presented in the labyrinthine streets. (B,L)

Day 5 Alberobello – Locorotondo Drive to Alberobello and see the famous conical stone Trulli, which dot the landscape. Enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at a local Masseria. Visit the all-white town of Locorotondo in the afternoon. (B) Day 6 Lecce – Ostuni Visit Lecce, a historic Baroque city, known for its abundance of art and culture. In the afternoon explore Ostuni, known as the white fortress. This evening enjoy farewell cocktails and dinner. (B,D) Day 7 Bari Morning group transfer to Bari airport. (B)

NOTE: a 10% surcharge or itinerary changes may be applied if minimum numbers are not reached. From $3231* minimum of 4 guests

Traditional trulli house

Romanesque cathedral, Trani

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Puglia & Matera Food & Wine Self Drive 6 days / 5 nights

Matera

SELF DRIVE TOUR

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$1511*

PUGLIA MARTINA FRANCA

BASILICATA

Manduria Lecce

Starts MARTINA FRANCA Ends MARTINA FRANCA

Ostuni, the White City

HIGHLIGHTS • Sampling Slow Food Presidia products – delicious and authentic traditional foods • Wine and produce tastings • Grotte di Castellana caves, with its amazing stalactites, stalagmites, huge caverns and hidden pools of water • Alberobello, with the traditional trulli homes • Ostuni, the white village • Lecce, the baroque pearl • Matera, to see the oldest sassi (ancient homes carved right into the rock) INCLUDES • 6 days category A car hire • 5 nights 4-star charming hotels and/or historical residences • Buffet breakfast daily • 1 Slow Food welcome dinner at Osterie d’Italia typical Slow Food restaurants • 2 lunches at Osterie d’Italia typical Slow Food restaurants • 3 guided tastings of foods and/or wines • Guided sightseeing tour of Matera (2 hours)

Experience a multitude of emotions in a region of overwhelming beauty, blessed by nature and full of history. Enjoy the pleasant countryside and imposing castles, including noble palaces and ancient cathedrals, olive groves, old stone trulli and white baroque buildings, stunning caves and historic masserie farmhouses. Puglia is also a land of flavours and fragrances where bakers, dairymen and farmers turn fruits into products that owe their rich flavours and fragrances to their simplicity, and a place with a world-famous winemaking tradition as well. Last but not least there is the stunning Matera which is considered a World Heritage site by UNESCO since 1993 for the particular conformation of its buildings. ITINERARY Day 1 Martina Franca Collect your car and drive to the Hotel Masseria Chiancone, near Martina Franca. Enjoy a welcome dinner. (D) Day 2 The Murgia: Grotte di Castellana, Alberobello – Martina Franca Visit the Grotte di Castellana and enjoy lunch in Alberobello. Take a walk around the trulli and then visit Martina Franca for an evening stroll. (B,L) Day 3 The Murgia: Cisternino and Ostuni Drive to Cisternino and visit the old town. Have lunch at the Taverna della Torre where the delights of Capocollo will be served. Continue to the white

village of Ostuni. Stop at the Masseria Ferri to try some of their cheeses. (B,L) Day 4 Lecce – Manduria Depart for Lecce, the Baroque Pearl. In the afternoon proceed to Manduria to visit the wine museum and taste the local wine called Primitivo. (B) Day 5 Matera Continue to Matera, known as the City of Stones, for a guided visit. Here the oldest sassi are about 7,000 years old. In the afternoon visit Azienda Dragone and taste their extraordinary wines. (B) Day 6 Martina Franca Departure. (B)

DEPARTURES Apr – Oct: daily From $1511*

Caciocavallo Podolico

Ancient town of Matera

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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8 days / 7 nights

PUGLIA

BOUTIQUE GROUP TOUR

FROM

$2776*

PUGLIA TOURS

Flavours of Puglia Cooking Week

BRINDISI Salento Lecce Otranto

Gallipoli

Leuca Starts BRINDISI Ends BRINDISI

HIGHLIGHTS • Small group tour – maximum 10 guests • Discover the sun-baked region of Puglia with its sea of olive groves and whitewashed trulli houses, turquoise seas, Baroque churches and 13th century castles • Learn to cook local specialities such as orecchiette pasta • Stay in a 17th century hunting lodge, beautifully restored into a glorious retreat

Nicknamed the heel of Italy, Puglia’s cuisine has been influenced over the centuries by its neighbours and invaders. The Greeks left their mark with fragrant, herb-infused lamb, spit-roasted over a crackling fire.

INCLUDES • 7 nights villa accommodation • All meals and wine including 2 meals at local restaurants • 5 cookery lessons with an Italian chef • Wine tasting at a local winery • Visits to local towns such as Lecce, Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca • Transport by minibus • Transfers from/to Brindisi airport at specific times

Accommodation is in a lovingly restored 17th century hunting lodge in rural Salento which has been converted into a luxurious country retreat. Think formal gardens, a picturesque pool, and shady courtyards planted with lemon and orange trees – perfect for delicious meals al fresco.

DEPARTURES 2017: 6, 13, 20 May | 3, 10, 17 Jun 23, 30 Sep | 7 Oct From $2776* No single supplement

Pool garden at accommodation

This sun-baked land is scattered with fortified castles and whitewashed trulli, Puglia’s distinctive conical shaped dwellings, and carpeted with a silvery sea of olive groves. It also has an incredibly rich natural pantry. The area produces most of the country’s extra virgin olive oil, full-bodied wines and is famous for its intensely flavoured olives, almonds and figs. Other local specialities include orecchiette, an ear-shaped pasta, seafood risotto, fave beans (which are dried and made into a paste) and burrata, a creamy cheese similar to mozzarella. Sights to savour along with the turquoise sea and long sandy beaches are the 13th century Swabian castle, the city of Lecce’s glorious Baroque churches, a legacy from the Spanish, and the cathedral in Otranto’s amazing mosaic floor, the work of a 12th-century monk.

ITINERARY Day 1 Brindisi – Salento Arrive and enjoy welcome drinks and dinner prepared by the local chef. (D) Day 2 Santa Maria di Leuca First cookery lesson, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, visit Santa Maria di Leuca located at the very tip of the Salentine Peninsula, where the Ionian and Adriatic Seas meet. Enjoy an aperitivo before dinner at the villa. (B,L,D) Day 3 Salento After breakfast, enjoy another hands-on cookery lesson followed by lunch. Afternoon is free to relax by the swimming pool or take a cycle ride to a nearby village. Dinner at the villa. (B,L,D) Day 4 Lecce – Otranto Today enjoy shopping and sightseeing in Lecce, the ‘Florence of the South.’ Lunch is at a local trattoria. Drive to Otranto situated by the sea, and visit the famous cathedral. Return late afternoon for dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Salento This morning, another cooking lesson followed by lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a private wine tasting at a local winery. Dinner at the villa tonight. (B,L,D) Day 6 Gallipoli Morning cooking lesson followed by lunch. Late afternoon visit to Gallipoli and wander around the old town. Enjoy a dinner at an excellent local fish restaurant. (B,L,D) Day 7 Salento Enjoy your final cookery lesson this morning and then lunch. The afternoon is free to sunbathe or relax. A farewell dinner will be prepared for you. (B,L,D) Day 8 Salento – Brindisi Tour ends after breakfast. (B) NOTE: the itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and allowing for the Italian ways!

Fisherman's boats, Gallipoli

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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PUGLIA DAY TOURS FROM

Trulli of Alberobello & Itria Valley

$368*

Sassi of Matera & Altamura

FROM

$388*

DURATION Full day

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS Daily from Bari,

DEPARTS Daily from Bari or

Alberobello or Lecce

Alberobello

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Private tour • Transport by air conditioned vehicle • English speaking guide • Tasting of local products • Entrance fee

• Private tour • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle • English speaking guide • Tasting of local products • Entrance fee

Trulli houses, Alberobello

Sassi of Matera

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Alberobello to see the famous ancient farmhouse dwellings with their conical shaped roofs known as trulli. Explore Locorotondo, with its white Cummerse, narrow rectangular town houses with pointed gable roofs, followed by Martina Franca located in the heart of the Itria Valley and characterised by its Baroque architecture. Optional farmhouse visit and cooking class available (extra cost).

FROM

Villas of Salento

$368*

Enjoy a walking tour of Matera to see the famous Sassi, stone houses carved out of the caves and cliffs, where the Mel Gibson movie The Passion of Christ was produced. Visit an interesting house-museum dedicated to the farming population. Continue to Altamura, the City of Bread, and visit an old bakery and mill to taste bread, focaccia and traditional taralli (Italian snack food).

Ostuni the White City & Brindisi

FROM

$368*

DURATION Full day

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS Daily from Lecce,

DEPARTS Daily from Ostuni

Otranto or Gallipoli

or Lecce

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Private tour • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle • English speaking guide • Tasting of local products • Visit an Arabian style villa

• Private tour • Transport by air conditioned vehicle • English speaking guide • Tasting of local products • Visit of an ancient olive oil mill and a famous Farmhouse of Puglia

Santa Maria Di Leuca

White City, Ostuni

Journey among villas, historical palaces and gardens situated in the beautiful area of Salento. Explore Santa Maria di Leuca, located on the southernmost tip of the Salento peninsula. This popular resort is surrounded by caves and coves as well as pine forests, and offers magnificent views of beautiful Moorish villas and houses. Enjoy a visit of one of the unique and historical villas and taste some local products of Salento.

FROM

Otranto

$237*

Discover the old town of Ostuni, a white and utterly charming city with breathtaking views across the landscape to the sea. Visit an ancient underground oil mill surrounded by secular olive oil trees and learn about both the traditional and modern techniques of the extra virgin olive oil production. Continue to Brindisi with its famous Roman Column built at the end of the Appia Way connecting the city of Rome to Brindisi.

FROM

Wineries Tour

$242*

DURATION Half day

DURATION Half day

DEPARTS Daily from Lecce

DEPARTS Daily from Lecce

or Otranto

or Otranto

FEATURES

FEATURES

• Private tour • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle • English speaking guide • Tasting local produce • Entrance fee

• Private tour • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle • English speaking guide • Tasting local produce • Visit of an ancient olive oil mill • Entrance fee

Otranto seaside

Vineyard near Puglia

Enjoy a guided tour through the amazing seaside village of Otranto, the eastern door of southern Italy. The splendour of this magnificent old town is shown by its cathedral which boasts a precious mosaic floor made of 600,000 multi-coloured tiles. Transfer along the Adriatic Coast to the Bauxite Caves and fishing village of Porto Badisco, the landing harbour of legendary Aeneas.

Explore the most picturesque countryside in Puglia and discover an ancient cellar surrounded by more than 20 hectares of vineyards. Visit the farmhouse with one of the oldest olive oil mills and enjoy tastings of the most famous DOC wines of Puglia such as Negroamaro and Primitivo. There is an option to participate in horseback riding (extra cost and booked on request).

Transfers: We can organise a range of transfer options from the airports, train stations and ports to and from your Puglia accommodation. Extra tours: We also offer many more private tour options. Contact us for details. *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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ALBEROBELLO | BARI | LECCE | OTRANTO | OSTUNI

ALBEROBELLO

FROM

Hotel Ramapendula

$123*

FROM

Masseria Torricella

$65*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Lift Mini bar Restaurant/bar Swimming pool Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Restaurant/bar Swimming pool Garden Parking

Ramapendula Hotel is situated 5 minutes walking distance from the monumental trulli area. The property, surrounded by the greenery of the olive trees, provides every modern comfort for a pleasant stay, such as an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, bar and wellness area. The hotel has 41 single, double and triple rooms. Three rooms are specially equipped for disabled guests.

Masseria Torricella is a stone farmhouse located on the heart of the Itria Valley, 4 km from Alberobello and set on a former monastery dating from the 15th century. The comfortable rooms feature wrought iron beds and hand-embroidered linens and the restaurant serves Apulian cuisine made from local organic products.

Via Locorotondo – Contrada Popoleto

Strada Provinciale Canale di Pirro, 19

LOW SEASON from $123* HIGH SEASON from $140*

LOW SEASON from $65* HIGH SEASON from $92*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

BARI

FROM

Palace Hotel Bari

$103*

LECCE

FROM

Hilton Garden Inn

$88*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking Gym

Since 1956 the Palace Hotel has been the landmark of hospitality in Bari. It is situated right in the city centre, a few minutes walk from Petruzzelli theatre, Saint Nicola’s cathedral and the train station. All of the 195 rooms, which include 18 suites, offer the best comforts in terms of space and technology. Many rooms are modern in style, others are classic, furnished with antique furniture.

Set in the heart of the Salentine Peninsula, Hilton Garden Inn Lecce is just steps from the Baroque churches of Lecce's historic city centre. This stylish property offers spacious rooms and suites, some with private balconies featuring city views, all with complimentary Wifi.

Via Francesco Lombardi, 13 From $103*

Via Cosimo De Giorgi, 62 LOW SEASON from $88* HIGH SEASON from $103*

Includes continental buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

OTRANTO

FROM

Villa Rosa Antico

$75*

PUGLIA DAY TOURS & HOTELS

PUGLIA HOTELS

OSTUNI

FROM

Masseria Il Frantoio

$129*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Swimming pool Restaurant/bar Garden Parking

The Hotel Villa Rosa Antico is a 16th century villa standing on high ground among the orange groves and located less than a kilometre from Otranto. Elegant and traditional in style, all the rooms are equipped with a balcony. Internal parking available.

Masseria Il Frantoio, in the heart of Apulia, stands in the countryside of Ostuni only a few minutes by car from the seaside. The guest rooms are located in the 19th century part of the masseria, with antique furnishings and equipped with all comforts. The farm is surrounded by centuries-old olive trees that produce excellent virgin oils and an extraordinary unique liqueur, the Rosolio of olives.

s.s.16, Otranto

SS16 km 874, Ostuni

LOW SEASON from $75* HIGH SEASON from $172*

LOW SEASON from $129* HIGH SEASON from $221*

Includes continental breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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PUGLIA VILLAS & APARTMENTS FROM

Bellezza Blu Apartment

$144* The Bellezza Blu apartment is located just a few steps from the beach and town with beautiful sea views from the terrace. This traditional 16th century noble home has been renovated into three separate apartments with historic features in natural tuff stone and all are accessorised with modern comforts. It is situated on the second floor and sleeps up to 5 guests. It offers two bathrooms, an open plan entrance and dining area, and a kitchenette. There is a double bedroom with a balcony and seaview and a queen-size bedroom, sofa bed and baby cot with air conditioning. Stairs lead to the shared roof terrace with aromatic herbs, an outdoor shower, tables and chairs. The ideal choice for couples, families, or small group of friends. An authentic Puglian experience.

FEATURES Air conditioning Washing machine Dishwasher TV Terrace Internet

MINIMUM STAY 3 – 5 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 5 persons

Monopoli LOW SEASON from $144* HIGH SEASON from $223* FROM

Trullo Mare View

$216* Positioned on the rocky coastline you have private access directly to the beach from this traditional two level stone trullo. Spectacular seaviews from the three terraces, all perfect for eating and enjoying the sea air. Renovated with original interiors, the villa overlooks the gorgeous white stone beach. Enjoy absolute privacy, with all three bedrooms featuring ensuite bathrooms and two with terraces and sea views. There is a living area, with two single sofa beds, a well equipped kitchen and dining area and an additional bathroom with shower. Charming Mediterranean gardens surround the villa and the large patio is shaded by vines with a hammock, sunbeds and wooden tables for alfresco dining. An ideal home to live the Apulian dream, just a few steps to the beach.

FEATURES TV Garden Internet Washing machine Air conditioning Barbeque Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 5 – 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 8 persons

Trani LOW SEASON from $216* HIGH SEASON from $435* FROM

Villa Bianca

$742* A stylish villa with an impressive infinity pool, just 10 minutes by car to beautiful beaches and a nature reserve. Elegant and contemporary, providing comfort and stunning views in a secluded, peaceful setting. Inside is spacious and bright with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the pool. The open living area has a well equipped modern kitchen and there are four double bedrooms, two on a mezzanine above the living room and steps down to lower ground floor with two others each with ensuite. With gardens, outdoor dining and relaxation areas and beautiful 17 metre pool with views over the surrounding country and to the ocean. Close to restaurants and shops for fresh local produce for wonderful alfresco meals in the comfort of your own Italian villa.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Washing machine Private swimming pool Dishwasher Heating Fireplace Barbeque Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 3 – 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 8 persons

Urmo Belsito – Manduria LOW SEASON from $742* HIGH SEASON from $1031* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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$740* A stylish, modern villa with sunny terraces and private swimming pool designed for comfort and relaxation. Hidden in an olive grove and well located for summer living, close to sandy beaches and the charming white Puglian villages of the Valle D’Atria. The luxury villa has two sides connected by a large terrace, each with spacious living/ dining room, kitchenette, bathroom and two bedrooms, sleeping up to 9 guests. One side has a double and a triple children’s bedroom and the other, a double and twin bedroom. The living areas extend to a covered terrace with dining and seating looking over the pool to rows of twisted olive trees and the sea. Nearest train station (Carovigno) 10 km, sea and sandy beach 2.5 km, Torre Guaceto, shops and restaurant 8.5 km.

FEATURES Air conditioning Heating TV Wifi Dishwasher Washing machine Barbeque Private swimming pool Private parking

MINIMUM STAY

PUGLIA VILLAS & APARTMENTS

FROM

Villa Vigno

3 – 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 9 persons

Carovigno LOW SEASON from $740* HIGH SEASON from $905*

FROM

Villa Mabilia

$408* A luxurious villa with swimming pool surrounded by olive groves and the beautiful countryside of Monopoli. Restored and furnished with high quality modern furniture, over two floors, with three queensized bedrooms, a twin bedroom and four bathrooms, sleeping up to 8 guests. The ground floor has an open plan living dining area with a fully equipped kitchen. A staircase leads to the first floor and terrace with breathtaking sea and country views. The salt-water pool is surrounded by stone walls and beautiful gardens with covered areas and lounges for relaxing and an outdoor sound system. There is a BBQ and brick oven for home-cooked alfresco dining. Close to Polignano a Mare, Castellana Grotte and Alberobello, restaurants and shops.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Washing machine Clothes dryer Internet Safe Barbeque Private swimming pool Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 8 persons

Monopoli LOW SEASON from $408* HIGH SEASON from $814*

FROM

Trulli Pica

$468* An authentic 4 bedroom trulli house, surrounded by ancient olive trees with private swimming pool, gardens and country views. This traditional accommodation in the heart of rustic Puglia, comfortably sleeps up to 10 guests. Stylishly decorated and restored to embrace its traditional charm, this is an Italian home away from home for family and friends with children. The villa has a fully equipped kitchen, living area with fireplace, two double/twin bedrooms and alcoves with sofa bed, master bedroom with fireplace and three bathrooms. The annexe has a double bedroom, an alcove with a single bed and bathroom with shower. A beautiful covered terrace is the perfect spot for alfresco dining and relaxing amongst the lush gardens.

FEATURES TV Central heating Dishwasher Terrace Washing machine Garden Internet Barbeque Private swimming pool Fireplace Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 10 persons

Ceglie Messapica LOW SEASON from $468* HIGH SEASON from $816* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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BASILICATA & CALABRIA Ancient town of Matera (Sassi di Matera), Basilicata

Basilicata, a region of forests and mountains, is nestled between Apulia and Calabria in the south of Italy. This region is best known for the city of Matera with its famous sassi, a collection of cave dwellings dating back thousands of years.

Calabria, located at the toe of Italy’s boot-shaped peninsula, is lapped by the splendid crystal blue Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas and separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. This sunbaked land boasts green hinterland, rugged mountains, ancient settlements and a dramatic coastline with beautiful beaches.

Calabria Classic 8 days / 7 nights

FROM

$948*

GROUP TOUR

CALABRIA LAMEZIA TERME Pizzo

Tropea Scilla

Gerace Reggio Calabria

Starts LAMEZIA TERME Ends LAMEZIA TERME

Church of Santa Maria dell’Isola, Tropea

HIGHLIGHTS • The seaside resort of Tropea • Reggio Calabria, home to the famous bronze statues of Riace • The medieval hilltown of Gerace • The ancient Greek settlement of Locri • Tastings of local Calabrian products INCLUDES • 7 nights 4-star accommodation in Tropea/Capo Vaticano • Meals as per itinerary • Transfers from/to Lamezia Terme airport • English speaking bilingual guide • Sightseeing excursions excluding entrance fees NOTE: Museum and archaeological site entrance fees are not included.

DEPARTURES 15 Apr – 28 Oct: Saturdays LOW SEASON

from $948*

SHOULDER SEASON from $1314* HIGH SEASON

from $1529*

Scilla seen from The Ruffo Castle, Calabria

Enjoy a week discovering the wonders of Calabria. Explore the region's natural beauty, from its crystal clear waters, rocky coastline and sandy beaches to the mountainous green woodland and pastures. Calabria is full of splendid churches, monasteries, castles and palaces to admire and villages where age-old traditions still survive. ITINERARY Day 1 Lamezia Terme – Tropea/Capo Vaticano Arrive and transfer from the airport to the hotel. (D) Day 2 Tropea/Capo Vaticano Depart for Tropea, the ancient Roman city of “Tropis”. Visit the Norman cathedral, the historical centre and the church of Santa Maria dell’Isola. Continue along the coast of Capo Vaticano and admire the cliffs and bays. (B,D) Day 3 Serra San Bruno – Pizzo Depart for Serra San Bruno, passing by the lake of Angitola. Visit the Museum of the Certosa of San Bruno and its churches. This afternoon visit Pizzo Calabro, one of the most beautiful fishing villages, and see the small church of Piedigrotta that was built inside a cave on the beach. Taste the famous ice cream. (B,D) Day 4 Day at Leisure or Aeolian Islands Enjoy a day at leisure or take an optional mini cruise to the Aeolian Islands (extra cost). (B,D)

Day 5 Scilla – Reggio Calabria Travel through the fascinating landscape of the "Costa Viola" to Scilla. Visit Chianalea, an old fishing village, followed by Ruffo Castle and the Church of San Rocco. Continue to Reggio Calabria and visit the Archaeological Museum. Walk along the promenade known as the most beautiful kilometre in Italy and visit the Roman Baths, Greek Fortifications and the cathedral. (B,D) Day 6 Zungri Experience the agricultural town of Zungri. Visit a small family farm, which produces onion, nduja (typical salami from Calabria), wine, cheese and sample some of the products. See the Caves of Zungrì and the Church of Our Lady of the Snow. (B,D) Day 7 Gerace – Locri Visit Gerace and admire some of the oldest churches in the region. Continue to the ancient Greek settlement of Locri, overlooking the Ionian Sea. (B,D) Day 7 Tropea/Capo Vaticano – Lamezia Terme Transfer to the airport. (B)

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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MATERA

FROM

Hotel Sassi

$82*

MATERA | REGGIO CALABRIA | TROPEA

REGGIO CALABRIA

FROM

Grand Hotel Excelsior

$108*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Parking

The Hotel Sassi, recently restored, reveals the magical atmosphere of an enchanting 18th century complex, located within the Sasso Barisano. The hotel rooms, all different from one another, are provided with terraces and balconies where you can admire the Romanesque cathedral and enjoy the panorama of the Sasso Barisano. All rooms are equipped with modern comforts and have private facilities.

Located in the city centre, just opposite the National Museum of Magna Greece, where the famous Riace Bronzes are housed. Most rooms overlook the promenade and the Messina Channel and have every comfort. The restaurant Gala, situated on the terrace of the hotel, is the most prestigious in the town, known for its delectable regional and international dishes and its position facing Mount Etna.

Via San Giovanni Vecchio 89

Via Vittorio Veneto, 66

From $82*

From $108*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes continental breakfast

TROPEA

FROM

Blu Tropea Maison B&B

$75*

BASILICATA & CALABRIA TOURS & HOTELS

BASILICATA & CALABRIA HOTELS

FROM

Cannamele Resort

$75*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning Wifi Mini bar Safe

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Swimming pool Parking

Offering air conditioned rooms with free wifi, Blu Tropea Maison is in the heart of Tropea. It is only 250 metres from the staircase leading to the beach and boasts free bike rental. Housed in the Gabrielli historical palace, the Blu Tropea B&B features en suite rooms with a safe and mini bar. A continental buffet breakfast is served in a dedicated area or in the comfort of your room. The property is in an area restricted to traffic, 200 metres from the nearest public parking.

This Mediterranean-style resort is located in Parghelia, 1km from the city centre and 3km from Tropea. The hotel has a terrace, solarium and outdoor swimming pool with scenic sea views. A complimentary shuttle bus to Tropea and the beach is offered. The hotel’s restaurant, as well as serving continental buffet breakfast, is open for evening meals and offers Italian cuisine. The 17 air conditioned, modern guestrooms offer balconies or patios.

Largo Migliarese

Localita Parghelia Cannamele

LOW SEASON from $75* HIGH SEASON from $183*

LOW SEASON from $75* HIGH SEASON from $183*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

Tropea, Calabria *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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SICILY Scopello, Sicily

Sicily, the island in the sun, is home to heavenly beaches, majestic mountains and Europe’s greatest natural wonder (and tallest active volcano), Mount Etna. The largest Italian island and one of the pearls of the Mediterranean, with its crystal clear waters and archaeological ruins, full of cultural treasures, folklore and traditions, breathtaking scenery and age-old heritage. And of course, great food and wine. The writer Goethe once said, “To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything.” The world’s first multicultural society, Sicily is Italy’s most historically cosmopolitan region with influences from the Arabs, Greeks, Romans and Normans. It is a mixing pot of cultures that have created a unique historic legacy and is home to the most UNESCO World Heritage sites in Italy. The warm Mediterranean climate of Sicily makes it an ideal, year round, holiday destination and perfect for walking, outdoor living and eating your way across this gastronomic hotspot.

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GETTING THERE Jump on a (car) ferry from Reggio Calabria, at the tip of Italy’s toe, across to the port of Messina on Sicily’s eastern corner. THINGS TO SEE AND DO • Marvel at the amazing architectural influences throughout Sicily, from Arab-Norman (Byzantine culture) in Palermo to the Roman and Greek temples and amphitheatres scattered across the island. • Visit the eight late baroque towns of the Val di Noto in south eastern Sicily including Catania, Ragusa and Modica. • Climb Mt Etna, Sicily’s natural volcanic wonder. • Visit the Villa Romana de Casale in Piazza Armerina with its stunning mosaics. • Learn some Sicilian words and sample uniquely Sicilian flavours, especially sweets at the Capo Market. • Shop and people watch on the Corso Umberto in sparkling Taormina. • Visit evocative Selinunte on the south east coast with its beautiful Greek temples.

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Sicilian Carousel 8 days / 7 nights

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SHORTER SECTORS AVAILABLE 5 days/4 nights Catania – Palermo ∞ 5 days/4 nights Palermo – Taormina

$1728*

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SICILY TOURS

Erice Palermo Cefalu

TAORMINA Trapani Segesta CATANIA Agrigento Siracusa Piazza Armerina Ragusa Starts CATANIA Ends TAORMINA

HIGHLIGHTS 8 DAY TOUR • Archaeological area of Siracusa • Sicilian product tasting in Ragusa • Agrigento & the Valley of the Temples • Views of Mount Etna • Charming city of Taormina INCLUDES 8 DAY TOUR • 7 nights 4–star accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Transportation by deluxe coach or minivan • English speaking tour escort • Local guides where necessary NOTE: Entrance fees are not included.

DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED Sicilian Carousel 8 days Catania – Taormina 2017: 15 Apr | 6, 13, 20, 27 May 3, 10, 24 Jun | 8, 22 Jul | 26 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep | 7, 14 Oct From $1728* Highlights Carousel mini–tour 5 days (itinerary days 1 – 5) Catania – Palermo 2017: 15 Apr | 6, 13, 20, 27 May 3, 10, 24 Jun | 8, 22 Jul | 26 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep | 7, 14 Oct

Taormina, Sicily

Sicily, the island of the sun, is home to heavenly beaches, majestic mountains, fiery Mount Etna and a superb collection of ancient ruins. Journey from Catania to Taormina admiring the Baroque and Moorish architecture, beautiful mosaics, ceramics and pottery and impressive temples. There will also be opportunities to savour local Sicilian specialties along the way. It is possible to participate in some shorter sections of this tour. Please ask us for details. ITINERARY Day 1 Catania Arrive and make your own way to the hotel. Welcome cocktail and dinner. (D) Day 2 Catania – Siracusa – Ragusa Drive to Siracusa to visit the marvellous archaeological area, then continue to the island of Ortigia, to see the magnificent cathedral and Arethusa Fountain. Travel to Ragusa to admire its stunning baroque buildings. Enjoy a tasting of typical Sicilian products. (B,D) Day 3 Ragusa – Caltagirone – Piazza Armerina – Agrigento Drive to Caltagirone, famous for its ceramics and pottery. Continue to Piazza Armerina to marvel at the Villa Romana del Casale’s rich mosaics. After lunch, continue to Agrigento and visit the Valley of the Temples. (B,L,D) Day 4 Agrigento – Palermo – Monreale Travel to Palermo with time at leisure. Continue to Monreale and visit the cathedral and the Benedictine cloister. Enjoy a city tour of Palermo. (B,D)

Day 5 Palermo – Segesta – Erice – Trapani – Palermo Depart to Segesta to visit the temple and the theatre. Continue to the medieval village of Erice and the Egadi Islands before returning to Palermo via the unique salt windmills at Trapani. (B,D) Day 6 Palermo – Cefalu – Nebrodi Park – Taormina Drive to Cefalu to admire its well–preserved Arab–Norman cathedral. Drive through the Nebrodi Park and enjoy lunch in the Miraglia Forest. Continue to Cesarò and Randazzo to visit the north part of Mount Etna. Continue to Taormina, the Pearl of the Ionian Sea. (B,L,D) Day 7 Taormina Day at leisure or take an optional excursion (extra cost) to Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano. (B,D) Day 8 Taormina Tour ends after breakfast. (B)

From $1088* Highlights Carousel mini–tour 5 days (itinerary days 4 – 8) Palermo – Taormina 2017: 18 Apr | 9, 16, 23, 30 May 6, 13, 27 Jun | 11, 25 Jul | 29 Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 Sep | 3, 10, 17 Oct From $1280*

Palermo Cathedral

Ragusa, Sicily

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Jolly Sicily 8 days / 7 nights

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$1360*

PALERMO

Cefalu Monreale Taormina Selinunte Catania Agrigento Siracusa Piazza Noto Armerina Starts PALERMO Ends PALERMO

Mount Etna and Taormina, Sicily

HIGHLIGHTS • Palermo, the capital of Sicily • Archaeological area of Siracusa • Specially chosen meals in typical restaurants/farmhouses • Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples • Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano • Charming city of Taormina INCLUDES • 7 nights 4–star accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Transportation by deluxe coach or minivan • Multilingual tour escort • Local guides where necessary NOTE: Entrance fees are not included.

DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED Nov 2016 – Mar 2017 & Nov 2017: selected Saturdays Apr – Oct 2017: every Saturday NOTE: another version of this tour is available from Catania to Catania departing on Mondays from Apr – Oct 2017. Ask us for details. LOW SEASON

from $1360*

Discover Sicily, the pearl of Southern Italy, with its beautiful baroque palaces and churches, dazzling mosaics and spectacular scenery. Visit Monreale and see the most breathtaking example of Moorish architecture and enjoy panoramic views of the fiery Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Experience the hospitality and savour authentic Sicilian speciality meals and produce from this extraordinary location. ITINERARY Day 1 Palermo Arrive and make your own way to the hotel. Welcome cocktail and dinner. (D) Day 2 Palermo – Cefalu – Catania Travel to the coastal town of Cefalu, home to a breathtaking Norman Cathedral with dazzling mosaics. Proceed to Catania, known for its original Baroque style and streets built with black lava stone from Mount Etna, and enjoy a walking tour. (B,D) Day 3 Catania – Siracusa – Noto – Catania Depart to Siracusa, the most beautiful Greek colony of Sicily. Visit the archaeological park and the island of Ortigia. In the afternoon, proceed to Noto, renowned for its baroque style. (B,D) Day 4 Catania – Mount Etna – Taormina – Catania Weather permitting, enjoy an excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, for spectacular panorama over the Ionian Sea. Continue to Taormina, the pearl of the Ionian Sea, for some leisure time. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Catania – Piazza Armerina – Agrigento Proceed to Piazza Armerina to visit the Villa Romana del Casale boasting the most complex collection of late Roman mosaics in the world. Continue to Agrigento, for a guided tour of the magnificent Valley of Temples. (B,L,D) Day 6 Agrigento – Selinunte – Palermo Visit the Archaeological Park of Selinunte, the largest in the Mediterranean area with the impressive Temples and Acropolis. Stop in a local farmhouse famous for olive oil tasting. Proceed to Palermo. (B,L,D) Day 7 Palermo – Monreale – Palermo Morning at leisure or take an optional excursion to Monte Pellegrino. Explore Palermo’s most colourful market, before proceeding to Monreale to admire the cathedral with its mosaics. Continue with a panoramic tour of Palermo, one of the richest towns on the island for history and art. (B,L,D) Day 8 Palermo Tour ends after breakfast. (B)

HIGH SEASON from $1584*

Valley of Temples, Agrigento

Palermo Cathedral

Archaeological Park of Selinunte

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12 days / 11 nights

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Best of Sicily & Malta Palermo

SICILY Agrigento

Taormina

CATANIA Siracusa Ragusa

MALTA

Starts CATANIA Ends MALTA

Valletta, Malta

HIGHLIGHTS • Archaeological area of Siracusa • Sicilian product tasting in Ragusa • Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples • Valletta, Malta’s heritage-rich capital INCLUDES • 11 nights 4–star accommodation • Meals as per itinerary • Transportation by deluxe coach or minivan • English speaking tour escort • Ferry from Catania to Valletta • Port/hotel/airport transfers in Malta • Regular sightseeing with multilingual local guides (days 9 – 11) NOTE: Entrance fees are not included.

DEPARTURES – GUARANTEED 2017: 15 Apr | 6, 13, 20, 27 May 3, 10, 24 Jun | 8, 22 Jul | 26 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep | 7, 14 Oct LOW SEASON

from $2944*

HIGH SEASON from $3134*

Caltagirone Villa

Enjoy a week in Sicily, exploring all the most important and beautiful sites of the island. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites before discovering the rich heritage of Malta, one of Europe’s most enchanting islands. This tour offers a unique blend of escorted and independent touring and stays in charming hotels situated in the historical centres of the main Sicilian towns and a centrally located hotel in the lively resort of Qawra in St. Paul’s Bay in Malta. ITINERARY Day 1 Catania Arrive and make your own way to the hotel. (D) Day 2 Catania – Siracusa – Ragusa Drive to Siracusa to visit the marvellous archaeological area, then continue to the island of Ortigia, to see the magnificent cathedral and Arethusa Fountain. Travel to Ragusa to admire its stunning baroque buildings. Enjoy a tasting of typical Sicilian products. (B,D) Day 3 Ragusa – Caltagirone – Piazza Armerina – Agrigento Drive to Caltagirone, famous for its ceramics and pottery. Continue to Piazza Armerina to marvel at the Villa Romana del Casale’s rich mosaics. After lunch, continue to Agrigento and visit the Valley of the Temples. (B,L,D) Day 4 Agrigento – Palermo – Monreale Travel to Palermo with time at leisure. Continue to Monreale and visit the cathedral and the Benedictine Cloister. Enjoy a city tour of Palermo. (B,D) Day 5 Palermo – Segesta – Erice – Trapani – Palermo Depart to Segesta to visit the temple and the theatre. Continue to the medieval village of Erice and the Egadi Islands before returning to Palermo via the unique salt windmills at Trapani. (B,D) Day 6 Palermo – Cefalu – Nebrodi Park – Taormina Drive to Cefalu to admire its well– preserved Arab–Norman cathedral. Drive through the Nebrodi Park and enjoy lunch in

the Miraglia Forest. Continue to Cesarò and Randazzo to visit the north part of Mount Etna. Continue to Taormina, the Pearl of the Ionian Sea. (B,L,D) Day 7 Taormina Day at leisure or take an optional excursion (extra cost) to Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano. (B,D) Day 8 Taormina – Catania – Pozzallo – Malta Travel by land and sea to the delightful island of Malta. (B,D) Day 9 Malta Discover Malta’s historical highlights on a morning tour. Visit the imposing Church of St. Lawrence and the Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa before continuing to Senglea for a panoramic view of the Grand Harbour and its fortifications. (B,D) Day 10 Malta Enjoy a tour of Valletta – Malta’s heritage–rich capital. Highlights include the Upper Barracca Gardens and St. John’s Cathedral. The excursion ends with a visit to the Grandmaster’s Palace. (B,D) Day 11 Malta Visit Mosta Church, renowned for its magnificent dome and the Botanic Gardens of San Anton. Continue to a craft village, Wignacourt Museum and St. Paul’s Grotto in Rabat. Enjoy a walk through the medieval walled city of Mdina, situated in the centre of the island. (B,L,D) Day 12 Malta Tour ends after breakfast with a private transfer to the port or airport. (B)

Taormina, Sicily

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Culinary Sicily 8 days / 7 nights

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$3444*

PALERMO Erice Marsala

Monreale Mt Etna

SICILY

TAORMINA

Agrigento Siracusa Ragusa Starts PALERMO Ends TAORMINA

Erice, a medieval city

MALTA

HIGHLIGHTS • Small group tour – maximum 25 guests • Sampling of Slow Food Presidia products – delicious and authentic traditional foods • Visit fascinating towns such as Palermo, Taormina, Syracuse, Ragusa or Agrigento • Combine the unique attractions with beautiful landscapes and delicious food and wine • Discover Sicily's rich cultural heritage INCLUDES • 7 nights 4-star accommodation • Buffet breakfast daily • 5 meals based on traditional regional dishes, including a selection of regional wines • 4 guided tastings of Slow Food wines and Presidia products • Guided tours of Agrigento, Siracusa, Ragusa, Palermo and Taormina • Entrance fees to the Cathedral of Monreale, the Valley of the Temples Archaeological Park, Agrigento, the Archaeological Park in Siracusa and the Greek Theatre of Taormina • Transport by luxury motor coach (arrival & departure airport transfers are not included) • English speaking professional tour directors and licensed local guides as per itinerary DEPARTURES 2017: 21 May | 11 Jun | 10 Sep

Experience the philosophy of the Slow Food movement on this unique small group tour of Sicily. Explore the island and its delicious cuisine sampling food that has been produced or prepared with local culinary traditions and typically using high-quality locally sourced ingredients. Discover Sicily’s rich cultural heritage with its archaeological wonders, marvellous baroque towns, extraordinary monuments and enchantingly beautiful landscapes. ITINERARY Day 1 Palermo Arrive and enjoy a welcome dinner dedicated to the products of the Slow Food Presidia of Sicily. During the evening there will be an introduction to the tour and to the Slow Food philosophy. Overnight Palermo. (D) Day 2 Erice – Marsala Depart for Erice, a magnificent medieval city in a spectacular setting. Walk through the streets and visit the Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, an old pastry shop and try some of the typical local delights such as almond pastries filled with candied lemon and Cannoli. Proceed to Marsala, the city renowned for its wine production. Lunch in a typical local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Donnafugata’s historic cellars, a living example of industrial archaeology. Overnight Palermo. (B,L) Day 3 Palermo – Monreale In the morning, visit the famous old Capo Market. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Palermo. Transfer to Monreale, famous for its wonderful Norman Cathedral and architectural masterpieces of King Roger. Overnight Palermo. (B) Day 4 Agrigento – Caltagirone – Siracusa Depart for Agrigento for a guided tour of the amazing Valley of the Temples, testament to the ancient Greek civilization in Sicily. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon visit Caltagirone and a ceramics laboratory. Then continue to Siracusa. (B,D)

Day 5 Ragusa – Modica – Noto – Siracusa Travel to Ragusa, built in a region that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its Sicilian style baroque architecture, for a guided visit. We suggest a stop at the Antica Pasticceria Bonajuto (an old pastry shop), famous for its chocolate. Sample some of the typical dishes accompanied by local wines at Trattoria La Locanda del Colonnello. Stop in Noto to taste the famous almonds. Overnight Siracusa. (B,L) Day 6 Siracusa – Mount Etna – Taormina A morning guided tour of Siracusa, one of the most important and strategic political centres in ancient Greece. Visit the archaeological park and walk around the heart of the old city – Ortigia. Continue to Taormina, stopping en-route for a wine tasting in Mt. Etna area. Overnight Taormina. (B) Day 7 Taormina In the morning, a guided tour to discover Taormina, the small medieval village called "the Pearl of the Ionian Sea" and visit the Roman – Greek theatre. Time at leisure for lunch and shopping. Farewell dinner and overnight Taormina. (B,D) Day 8 Taormina After breakfast, tour ends. (B)

From $3444*

Taormina, Sicily

Ortigia, Siracusa

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8 days / 7 nights

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Flavours of Sicily Cooking Week

SICILY CATANIA Siracusa Modica Starts CATANIA Ends CATANIA

HIGHLIGHTS MALTA • Small group tour – maximum 10 guests • Staying in a gorgeous 19th century farmhouse on a private estate • Exotic, culinary heritage of Sicilian cuisine • Day trips exploring some of Sicily’s most historic and beautiful towns • Learning how to make authentic Sicilian dishes such as pasta con le sarde and cassata INCLUDES • 7 nights villa accommodation • All meals and wine including 2 at local restaurants • 5 cookery lessons with an Italian chef • Wine tasting at a local winery • Visits to local towns of Modica, Siracusa, Ragusa • Transport by minibus • Transfers from/to Catania airport at specific times DEPARTURES 2017: 23, 30 Apr | 7, 14, 21 May 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun | 2 Jul | 20, 27 Aug 10, 17, 24 Sep | 1, 8 Oct From $2776*

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Sicily Painting Week 8 days / 7 nights

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$2776*

Sicily, an island of contrasts with its fertile volcanic land, ancient and arid ruins and Baroque style architecture, offers beautiful compositions for painters. Enjoy an artistic journey guided by experienced painting tutors in stunning locations. DEPARTURES

Sun, sea, sand – and a hint of the exotic: Sicily teeters on the edge of Europe and its flavours are tinged with the culinary heritage of North Africa. Moorish invaders introduced spices such as cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and saffron along with citrus fruits to the island. The Byzantines, Romans, Greeks and Spanish also left their mark on the architecture and cuisine. This tour explores Sicily’s south east, surrounded by the crumbling grandeur of historical sites such as Siracusa’s Greek Theatre and the baroque towns of Noto and Ragusa – and within easy reach of some of the region’s best local produce. Nearby Avola produces almonds, Ragusa wine, Caciocavallo cheese and Pachino, sweet, ripe, cherry tomatoes. Fresh fish is, of course, a highlight of this Mediterranean island: think grilled swordfish, tuna and anchovies along with regional specialties such as spaghetti con le sarde (a sardine and pasta dish) and pasta con le sarde e finnochio (with fennel). Then there’s sheep’s milk ricotta, also used to make one of Sicily’s signature sweets: cannoli are fried pastries stuffed with sweet ricotta and sugar and dipped in chocolate. The island is famous for its sweets: cassata is a delicious ice cream dish while granita, a semi–frozen dessert, was invented here. Staying in a gorgeous old 19th century farmhouse (masseria) on a private estate surrounded by lovely gardens and with a fabulous pool, it’s the perfect place to kick back and relax after a morning in the kitchen. Or to enjoy a pre dinner prosecco on the terrace. ITINERARY Day 1 Catania – near Modica Arrive and enjoy welcome drinks and dinner prepared by the resident chef. (D) Day 2 Near Modica First cookery lesson, followed by lunch. Afternoon is at leisure to relax at the beautiful villa. (B,L,D) Day 3 Near Modica Today enjoy a private tour, lunch and wine tasting at a local vineyard. In the late afternoon, participate in a second cookery lesson, followed by dinner. (B,L,D) Day 4 Siracusa Visit the coastal town of Siracusa and have lunch. Travel to Noto to taste local ice cream at a classic gelateria. Tonight’s dinner will be at the villa. (B,L,D) Day 5 Near Modica After breakfast, enjoy another cookery lesson and lunch at the villa. This afternoon is free to relax by the pool. Dinner this evening is at the villa. (B,L,D) Day 6 Modica – Ragusa Another cookery lesson this morning before heading to Modica to taste its famous chocolate. The afternoon will be spent exploring the stunning town of Ragusa before an evening meal at a favourite local restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Near Modica Following breakfast, a cookery lesson and lunch. The afternoon will be spent at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a final meal at the villa. (B,L,D) Day 8 Near Modica – Catania Tour ends after breakfast. (B) NOTE: the itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and allowing for the Italian ways!

2017: 7 May | 11, 18 Jun | 3, 17 Sep | 1 Oct

Contact us for details. *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Sicily Food & Wine Self Drive Tour 8 days / 7 nights

Erice

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SELF DRIVE TOUR

PALERMO Mt Etna

SICILY

TAORMINA

Agrigento

Siracusa Ragusa

Starts PALERMO Ends TAORMINA

Greek theatre in Taormina

MALTA

HIGHLIGHTS • Sampling of Slow Food Presidia products – delicious and authentic traditional foods • Wine tastings in the vineyards of Mount Etna • Palermo, the majestic Sicilian capital • Ragusa Ibla, a UNESCO World Heritage site • Valley of the Temples, Agrigento INCLUDES • 7 days category A car hire • 7 nights 4–star charming hotels and/or historical residences • Buffet breakfast daily • 4 meals based on traditional regional dishes • 4 guided tastings of foods and/or wines from the Sicily region • Guided tours of the Valley of the Temples Archaeological Park, Agrigento and Taormina • Entrance fees to the Valley of the Temples Archaeological Park, Agrigento and the Greek theatre, Taormina DEPARTURES

Sicily is a melting pot of cultures, where Greek and Arab influences can be found in the architecture, the ancient ruins and in the unique cuisine. Visit a land where the earth spills fire from ancient volcanoes and the sun warms the emerald waters of the Mediterranean sea; a region of archaeological wonders, marvellous baroque towns and rich, ancient traditions. But Sicily is not only a place of extraordinary monuments, enchantingly beautiful scenery and beautiful towns, it is also a land that offers an incredible variety of excellent vintages, ancient cellars and vineyards, typical dishes and traditional foods rediscovered in their original style. ITINERARY Day 1 Palermo Collect your car and drive to your hotel in Palermo. Enjoy a welcome dinner. (D) Day 2 Palermo – Marsala – Erice Depart for Marsala, the city renowned for its production of the wine of the same name. Enjoy a wine tasting, followed by lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon proceed to Erice and try some of the typical local delights. (B,L) Day 3 Pollina – Palermo Morning departure for Pollina to visit Agriturismo La Manna. Have lunch based on the local Madonie cuisine and visit the farm. Return to Palermo and explore the city at your leisure. (B,L) Day 4 Agrigento – Siracusa Visit the old city of Agrigento and enjoy lunch at the typical Trattoria Terra. In the afternoon take a guided tour of the Valley of the Temples, testament to the ancient Greek civilisation in Sicily. (B,L)

Day 5 Ragusa – Noto – Siracusa Visit Ragusa and proceed to Noto, the architectural capital of the baroque cities and famous for the high quality of its almonds. Visit a local producer to learn how the almonds are processed and sample their excellent flavour. Depart for Siracusa and enjoy dinner in the historical town centre of Ortigia. (B,D) Day 6 Siracusa – Mount Etna – Taormina Continue to Taormina, stopping en route for a wine tasting accompanied by local produce. (B) Day 7 Taormina Enjoy a guided tour of Taormina and visit the Greek theatre. Rest of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 8 Taormina Tour ends. (B)

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Coast of Ortigia Island at the city of Siracusa

Facade of Cathedral of Marsala, Sicily

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SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR – GRADE 3

HIGHLIGHTS • Walking through the spectacular landscapes of Central Sicily • Sicilian hospitality and delicious seasonal cuisine

PALERMO Nicosia

SICILY Catania

INCLUDES • 6 nights accommodation • All breakfasts and dinners • Maps and detailed walking instructions • Daily transfers of baggage between hotels • 24 hour backup from local manager

Walking through Central Italy

Walk through the spectacular natural beauty of central Sicily, following unsealed country roads through rolling wheat fields to the forests of the Madonie National Park, staying in enchanting villages along the way. Meet the locals and enjoy the famous Sicilian hospitality and the delicious seasonal cuisine. MALTA

DEPARTURES

ITINERARY Day 1 Catania/Palermo – Nicosia Transfer from Catania or Palermo to the agricultural town of Nicosia. (D) Day 2 Central Sicily Enjoy an easy hike across the valley. (12 km, 3 hrs). (B,D) Day 3 Central Sicily Today is long but gentle walk through rolling valleys finishing at a family-run agriturismo in a restored medieval abbey. (15 km, 4 hrs). (B,D) Day 4 Central Sicily Continue to a nearby town. Afternoon optional loop walk. Overnight in a family run agriturismo. (14 km, 4.5 hrs). (B,D) Day 5 Central Sicily Walk through the valley and then up to a small town, the gateway to the Madonie National Park. Overnight in a small convent. (12 kms, 4 hrs). (B,D) Day 6 Central Sicily Continue through pine forests and pastures with remarkable views. Overnight in a recently restored villa. (13 kms, 4 hrs) (B,D) Day 7 Catania/Palermo Transfer to either Catania or Palermo. (B)

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Western Sicily & Egadi Islands Walk 7 days / 6 nights

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Central Sicily Walk

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SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR – GRADE 2

HIGHLIGHTS • The Egadi Islands • Stunning coastal walks • The ancient village of Erice INCLUDES • 6 nights accommodation • Breakfast daily • Private transfers Palermo/ Trapani, Trapani/National park/ Palermo • Ferry tickets • Private guided tours: Egadi islands and Erice • Maps and detailed walking instructions • Pick-up and drop-off in either Catania or Palermo • Daily transfers of baggage between hotels • 24 hour backup from local manager DEPARTURES Daily on request From $1850* With breakfast From $2050* With breakfast & some dinners/lunches

Erice PALERMO Trapani

Egadi Islands

SICILY

Walkers exploring Egadi Islands

Discover the remarkable west and spend four days exploring the beautiful Egadi Islands, followed by Sicily’s first national park, a spectacular piece of coastline stretching along the Castellamare Gulf. Enjoy a guided tour of eerie Erice, a village perched high on a mountain.

MALTA ITINERARY Day 1 Palermo – Egadi Islands Transfer from Palermo to Trapani and then take a hydrofoil to the largest of the Egadi Islands. Day 2 Egadi Islands Take a ferry to the smallest and most remote of the islands. The recommended walk climbs up to the central ridge to the ruins of a lighthouse. (9 kms, 3.5 hrs). Return by ferry. (B) Day 3 Egadi Islands Today’s walk does a complete circuit of the island, passing a number of lovely beaches and lookout points (14.5 kms, 4 hrs). (B) Day 4 Egadi Islands Take another ferry to the third island. Walk across the island to the grotto and then wrap around the other side of the island back to the port (8 kms, 3 hrs). (B) Day 5 Egadi Islands – Western Sicily Take the hydrofoil back to Trapani and transfer to Erice. Enjoy a guided tour before continuing to a gorgeous hamlet near the National park. (B) Day 6 Western Sicily Enjoy a coastal walk following a well-marked trail under majestic limestone mountains, through sub-tropical vegetation overlooking gorgeous turquoise-blue bays (15kms, 5 hrs). (B) Day 7 Palermo Transfer to Palermo airport. (B)

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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PALERMO & TAORMINA DAY TOURS FROM

Monte Pellegrino & Capo Market

$50*

Segesta, Erice & Trapani

FROM

$108*

DURATION Half day

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS Apr – Oct: Fri from

DEPARTS Apr – Oct: Selected

Palermo, am

Wed from Palermo, am

FEATURES

FEATURES

• English speaking multilingual guide • Headset for enhanced audio • Transport by minivan or deluxe coach

• English speaking multilingual guide • Headset for enhanced audio • Transport by minivan or deluxe coach

NOTE: Entrance fees are not included

Capo Market, Palermo

NOTE: Entrance fees are not included

Doric Temple, Segesta

Discover Monte Pellegrino, the most famous mountain in Palermo. Arrive at the shrine of Santa Rosalia, the Patron Saint of the city and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the Conco D’Oro from the viewpoint. Continue on foot to the colourful historical markets of Palermo, the Capo Market, and see the explosion of fruit and vegetables. FROM

Mount Etna

$70*

Depart for Segesta to visit the unfinished Doric temple. Continue to the medieval town of Erice, situated on top of a hill overlooking the city of Trapani and the Egadi Islands. Wander through its ancient streets and visit some of the famous homemade pastry shops. Travel down to Trapani through the Saltpans, where the age-old tradition of harvesting salt from the sea is still practised.

Aeolian Islands – Lipari & Vulcano

FROM

$132*

DURATION Half day

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS Apr – Oct: Selected Fri

DEPARTS Apr – Oct: Mon, Wed &

from Taormina, am

Fri from Taormina, am

FEATURES

FEATURES

• English speaking multilingual guide • Headset for enhanced audio • Transport by minivan or deluxe coach • Visit of Mt Etna up to an altitude of approx. 2,000m

• Transfers by coach to/ from the port • Transport by boat • English speaking multilingual hostess & tour assistance

NOTE: Option to ascend to approx. 2,900m (extra cost, paid locally)

Mt Etna

Explore Mt Etna, the largest volcano in Europe reaching an altitude of 3,326m above sea level. The fertile volcanic soil supports extensive agriculture with vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes. As you climb higher the lowlands evolve into dense woods until the third tier which is a spartan wasteland of historic lava, flows and volcanic ash. FROM

Pizza & Cannolo Making

$93*

Transfer to the port of Riposto and board the boat for Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian Islands. On arrival visit the historical centre on foot or take an optional bus tour of the island (extra cost). Continue to Vulcano, the sulphur island, and visit the black beach and the village. Possibility of having a mud bath or climbing the volcano (extra cost), before returning to the mainland.

Agrigento & Piazza Armerina

FROM

$99*

DURATION 2 hours

DURATION Full day

DEPARTS Apr – Jun & Oct: Mon,

DEPARTS Apr – Oct: Tue & Fri

Tue & Thu from Taormina, pm Jul – Sep: Tue & Sun from Taormina, am

from Taormina, am

FEATURES • English speaking multilingual guide • Headset for enhanced audio • Transport by minivan or deluxe coach

FEATURES • Small group tour • English speaking chef • Pizza & Cannolo meal with drinks

NOTE: Entrance fees are not included

Villa Romana del Casale

Cannolo

Learn how to make pizza and cannolo like an Italian! Meet your tour leader and wander through the streets of Taormina, stopping at Piazza IX Aprile to admire the view, before proceeding to an ancient villa. Here the professional “pizzaiolo” (pizza chef) will show you how to make pizza dough, a tasty tomato sauce and bake the traditional cannolo, a tube shaped shell of fried pastry dough filled with a sweet and creamy filling.

Discover two civilisations, the Greek and Roman, in one excursion. Agrigento is famous for its archaeological park, the Valley of the Temples, which consists of well-preserved temples built by the Greeks between 510 and 430 BC. Continue to Piazza Armerina and visit the Villa Romana del Casale with its famous Roman mosaics dating back to the fourth century AD.

Transfers: We can organise a range of transfer options from the airports, train stations and ports to and from your Sicily accommodation and beyond. Extra tours: We also offer many more scheduled and private tour options. Contact us for details. *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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CATANIA

FROM

Mercure Catania Excelsior

$101*

FROM

Il Principe

$123*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Gym

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

The prestigious Mercure Catania Excelsior is conveniently situated in the city centre near the railway station and within walking distance of monuments such as the city’s cathedral, Duomo di Catania, the Fountain of the Elephant and the Teatro Massimo Bellini opera house. The hotel offers 176 rooms and suites, a restaurant, bar, fitness centre and Turkish bath.

The hotel, located in the baroque heart of the historical centre of Catania on Scalinata Alessi steps, was a former aristocratic building, recently restored. The hotel’s suites, deluxe and comfort rooms, elegantly furnished, have been designed to offer maximum comfort to guests.

Piazza G. Verga, 39

Via Alessi, 24

LOW SEASON from $101* HIGH SEASON from $138*

LOW SEASON from $123* HIGH SEASON from $134*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

PALERMO

FROM

Plaza Opéra Hotel

$81*

FROM

Principe Di Villafranca

$81*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Safe Bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Safe Restaurant/Bar Lift Parking Gym

Hotel Plaza Opéra is situated in the heart of Palermo, in the Liberty neighbourhood. The hotel boasts a unique atmosphere, where an authentically Sicilian spirit meets the mood of a trendy lifestyle hotel. The soundproofed rooms are decorated with contemporary furniture created by local designers and feature parquet wood flooring and marble bathrooms with signature amenities.

Principe di Villafranca is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Palermo, within a 15-minute walk of Hammam and Teatro Massimo. All 32 unique rooms are enriched with artwork by Simona Cavaglieri and feature sound proofing, marble bathrooms, wooden floor and signature amenities. Other facilities include a restaurant and fitness room.

Via Nicolò Gallo, 2

Via Giuseppina Turrisi Colonna, 4

LOW SEASON from $81* HIGH SEASON from $149*

LOW SEASON from $81* HIGH SEASON from $149*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

Mercure Palermo Excelsior

$81*

PALERMO & TAORMINA DAY TOURS | SICILY HOTELS

SICILY HOTELS

FROM

Grand Hotel Villa Igiea

$113* FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Swimming pool Parking Gym

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Situated in the heart of Palermo, the hotel offers elegantly decorated rooms with all the necessary features, some superior, deluxe and suite rooms. The restaurant is famous for its cosmopolitan tone and gastronomic specialties.

The Villa Igiea is one of the most famous. It overlooks the sea and is surrounded by a park. The hotel’s restaurant has a summer verandah, and other facilities include a tennis court and reading room. Prices are based on superior rooms; for deluxe rooms with sea view and balcony or sea view and terrace, higher rates apply.

Via Marchese Ugo, 3

Salita Belmonte, 43

LOW SEASON from $81* HIGH SEASON from $122*

LOW SEASON from $113* HIGH SEASON from $221*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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SICILY HOTELS TAORMINA

FROM

Hotel Isabella

$84*

FROM

Villa Bianca Resort

$140*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning Wifi Mini bar Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Parking

This friendly hotel stands on the main street of traffic-free Taormina. The hotel has a roof top terrace with wonderful views. Guests have the chance to admire the ancient Roman and Greek theatre, the Bay of Naxos or the lively Corso Umberto with its shops and cafes. The hotel has a small bar, cosy lounge and restaurant.

Centrally located on the Mazzaro Bay, near the cableway station that links to the centre of Taormina. A few minutes walk down to the sea, the Villa Bianca Resort offers charming accommodation with a relaxed atmosphere and spectacular views. The complex consists of three buildings: the newly refurbished Villa Bianca Principe, the Villa Bianca and the Maison Jolie.

Corso Umberta, 58

Piazzale Funivia, Mazzaro

LOW SEASON from $84* HIGH SEASON from $112*

HIGH SEASON from $140*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast and dinner

FROM

Atahotel Capotaormina

$196*

Baia Taormina Grand Palace Hotel & Spa

FROM

$97*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking Gym

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking

Atahotel Capotaormina is located at the bottom of Taormina, on a high, rocky cliff that spectacularly drops off over the headland, providing its guests with exceptional panoramas. There is a private beach, saltwater pool, 3 restaurants, 3 bars/cafĂŠs, all with panoramic views. Only 3km from the centre of Taormina, which can be reached with the free shuttle bus.

This hotel looks out to the Bay of Taormina. It is characterised by a traditional yet contemporary style with stone facing, wide arches and pergolas. A truly panoramic position, near the wonderful beaches of Taormina. The swimming pool with snack bar and spacious sun terrace has a view over Spisone Bay. The hotel restaurant serves local cuisine, as well as international.

Via Nazionale, 105

Stalale dello Jonio, 39

LOW SEASON from $196* HIGH SEASON from $278*

LOW SEASON from $97* HIGH SEASON from $159*

Includes continental breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast FROM

San Domenico Palace Hotel

$220* Located in Taormina, this luxurious five-star hotel commands a stunning position on the Ionic coastline, with views over Mount Etna and Taormina Bay, on the east coast of Sicily not far from Messina. Room types and suites available include Classic rooms which overlook the Cloisters or the town of Taormina. Spacious, bright and sunny, they have classical furniture and every modern comfort. Superior, Executive and Deluxe rooms also have views of the Mediterranean Garden, Taormina Bay and Mount Etna, or the Greek-Roman theatre. Superior rooms are in the Old Monastery. Deluxe or Executive rooms have balcony or private terrace. The Garden Room, situated in the Grand Hotel wing, offers a unique and luxurious Mediterranean feel and jacuzzi pool with a panoramic view. The hotel has 3 restaurants, including the 2 Michelin star Principe Cerami run by chef Massimo Mantarro, presenting a Sicilian touch to refined haute cuisine.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Wifi Safe Mini bar Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking

Piazza S. Domenico, 5 LOW SEASON from $220* HIGH SEASON from $292* Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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FROM

Locanda Don Serafino

$138*

FROM

Villa Boscarino

$110*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Safe Restaurant

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Garden

This historic boutique hotel is located in the heart of the Baroque city of Ragusa Ibla in a tastefully renovated 19th century mansion. Featuring 10 elegant and comfortable rooms this enchanting place also boasts a nearby 2 star Michelin restaurant and a private fully equipped beach in Marina di Ragusa 25 km away (extra cost).

Villa Boscarino is a place of peace and tranquility less than 5 minutes from the historic centre of Ragusa. The true heart of this boutique hotel is the small breakfast room located in the original chapel inside the house, a key architectural element of the most precious Italian noble houses. The hotel has just 7 rooms, all equipped with designer furniture.

Via XI Febbraio, 15

Via L.A. Muratori, 63

LOW SEASON from $138* HIGH SEASON from $153*

LOW SEASON from $110* HIGH SEASON from $138*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

AGRIGENTO

FROM

Hotel Tre Torri

$121*

FROM

Villa Athena

$114*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/Bar Lift Swimming pool Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/Bar Lift Swimming pool Parking Spa

Hotel Tre Torri is located a 5 minute walk from Villaggio Mosè centre and the Valley of the Temples is just 3 km away. The hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms, a restaurant serving traditional Sicilian cuisine, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a sauna.

Villa Athena is the only 5-star hotel located within the Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples, which UNESCO has declared a world heritage site. This magnificent 18th-century villa features just 25 elegant rooms and suites, a sophisticated open-air bar and a refined restaurant with terrace seating, as well as a spa and an outdoor pool

Via Cannatello, 7

Via Passeggiata Archeologica, 33

LOW SEASON from $121* HIGH SEASON from $129*

LOW SEASON from $114* HIGH SEASON from $361*

Includes continental breakfast

Includes American buffet breakfast

SIRACUSA

FROM

Antico Hotel Roma 1880

$118*

CEFALU

FROM

Artemis Hotel

FEATURES

SICILY HOTELS

RAGUSA

$88* FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Restaurant/bar Lift

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Bar Lift Parking Spa

In the centre of the island of Ortigia, a stone's throw from the cathedral, an ancient and sacred area, and the historical centre of Siracusa. The hotel offers a warm and friendly ambience. Elegantly furnished rooms with all modern comforts (45 rooms in total).

The Artemis Hotel is located in the town of CefalĂš very close to the sea and the historical centre. It is situated in a newly renovated convent built in the 1950s. Along with a bar/lounge, this hotel has a snack bar/deli and a rooftop terrace. All of the 56 rooms are soundproofed.

Via Roma, 66

Via Roma, 101

LOW SEASON from $118* HIGH SEASON from $172*

LOW SEASON from $88* HIGH SEASON from $129*

Includes continental breakfast

Includes continental breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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SICILY VILLAS & APARTMENTS FROM

Villa Castel

$495* Near Selinunte and Castelvetrano in the southwest of Sicily, this incredible villa has 3 double bedrooms, a twin bedroom and 4 ensuite bathrooms with showers. Set on a vast estate amid 20 acres of orange trees and olive groves, with a swimming pool and lush landscaped gardens. Ideal for couples or a family group. A rustic living dining area, filled with light and decorated with scattered rugs and leather sofas with a kitchen opening onto a loggia with table for dining 'al fresco'. Featuring terracotta tiled floors, exposed wood beamed ceilings, crafted wooden doors and design furniture. This is a secluded villa in a beautiful rural area, a 15km short drive to the white beaches of the Belice Nature Reserve and 10kms to the temples of Selinunte. 5kms to the town of Castelvetrano. Castelvetrano

FEATURES Air conditioning Dishwasher Washing machine Garden Wifi TV Fireplace Private swimming pool Barbeque Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 8 persons

LOW SEASON from $495* HIGH SEASON from $792*

FROM

Villa Orsino

$3768* An elegant, fully staffed luxury villa surrounded by fields of citrus trees with 8 individually decorated bedrooms, all with ensuites. This stunning estate has a tennis court, swimming pool and sauna and is shaded by palms and lush gardens. An oversized living area with large windows, and exquisite furnishings creates an amazing space, perfect for relaxing. Sicilian ceramics and scented soaps adorn the bathrooms and crisp Egyptian cotton linens on beds ensure total comfort. A chef and staff are on hand to prepare traditional Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine made with local products mostly from the villa’s organic garden. The wine list is from acclaimed Italian and Sicilian wineries. The villages of Scordia and Taormina are an easy drive away.

FEATURES Terrace TV Organic vegetable Garden Washing machine Clothes dryer Tennis court Barbeque Private chef Library Wifi Private parking Fireplace

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 16 persons

Scordia LOW SEASON from $3768* HIGH SEASON from $4123* FROM

Villa Stansie

$495* A private 4-bedroom villa on the north coast of Sicily with splendid sea views, and the close vicinity of the picturesque historical town of Cefalu. The main villa has 3 double bedrooms and the annexe has a double bedroom and sofa bed, together sleeping up to 8 people. The panoramic swimming pool with wooden deck, sunbeds and patio with table and chairs. Enjoy the well manicured lawns with majestic olive trees and views over the ocean. Contemporary, open plan, bright and spacious. The living-dining area opens onto the terrace and external kitchen with BBQ. The annexe has its own living area, kitchenette and bathroom with shower. From the gate of the villa there are paths leading to pleasant walks through the Madonie National Park. Cefalu

FEATURES Wifi Dishwasher Air conditioning Heating Private parking Washing machine TV Private swimming pool Barbeque Terrace

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 8 persons

LOW SEASON from $494* HIGH SEASON from $635* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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$1177* A stunning villa set on a working vineyard that overlooks the Alcantra Valley near Mount Etna. An hour from Catania, with panoramic country views and surrounded by terraced vineyards with a swimming pool and gardens. The ground floor has double bedroom, living room and an outdoor dining area with access to the gardens. The upper level has three double or twin bedrooms and can be equipped with a third bed or a cot bed as required. All bedrooms have ensuites. A comfortable living area with a fireplace is a great place to relax. Included in the rental is the full service of a chef. Guests can enjoy delicious meals freshly prepared by the villa’s staff. Perfect location for day tours and local activities.

FEATURES Air conditioning Washing machine Wifi Barbeque Private swimming pool Private chef Onsite wine tasting Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

SICILY VILLAS & APARTMENTS

FROM

Villa Vedetta

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 8 persons

Castiglione di Sicilia From $1177* FROM

Villa Georgio

$635* An elegant single level, two bedroom villa in Castelvetrano, Trapani, with swimming pool and lush gardens with palm trees. A private oasis surrounded by magnificent olive trees and a view of the countryside. A shaded terrace for enjoying meals and relaxing with seating areas scattered throughout the grounds. This country villa has a blend of contemporary, classical and Asian inspired elements. A spacious living room leads outside to the covered terrace and dining area with a fully equipped kitchen. The air-conditioned double bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, both shower and bath and access to the garden through glass doors. Located 9km from shops, restaurants and the sandy beaches and Greek temples of Selinunte.

FEATURES Air conditioning Terrace Dishwasher Washing machine Satellite TV Wifi Barbeque Private swimming pool Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 5 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 4 persons

Selinunte LOW SEASON from $635* HIGH SEASON from $736* FROM

Casa Tara

$268* Set in a quiet residential part of the city but just minutes away from the lively heart, the Casa Tara is a wonderful holiday accommodation for up to 6 guests. It has one double bedroom with a shower ensuite, then an additional double and twin bedroom that share a bathroom with a bath. There is a large living room, a fully equipped kitchen with direct access outside to the sunny patio with lovely Mediterranean sea views. It is just 5 mins walk to the gondola which can take you to the Isola Bella beach. Amazing day trips to visit the Etna volcano, incredible towns such as Siracusa and Castelmola or the fairytale island of Ortigia, famous for their beauty products.

FEATURES Air conditioning TV Washing machine Wifi Heating Terrace Barbeque

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 6 persons

Taormina town centre LOW SEASON from $268* HIGH SEASON from $526* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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AEOLIAN ISLANDS Bay of Panarea

The archipelago of the Aeolian Islands is UNESCO Heritage listed and consists of seven magnificent (still active) volcanic islands off the north east coast of Sicily. The islands of Lipari, Panarea, Vulcano, Stromboli, Salina, Alicudi and Filicudi rise from the sea and are blessed with rugged natural beauty and crystalline waters. Lipari is the largest Aeolian island and perhaps the best place to stay. Visit Lipari Castle on the island’s eastern bay, a Greek acropolis and a Norman cathedral and take a boatride of the island’s coasts, admiring its splendid inlets and amazing beaches. Stromboli is the most active volcano in Europe and boasts frequent, spectacular eruptions including the Sciara del Fuoco, the lava flow that runs down into the sea. According to Greek mythology, the active volcanic island Vulcano, was the location of the blacksmiths of Hephaestus, the god of fire, metal work and the art of sculpture. Observe volcanic phenomenons from smoke clouds, vapour spouts and therapeutic sulphuric mud holes. Salina, the second largest Aeolian island, is home to a beautiful wooded area of ferns (la Fossa delle Felci), located on jagged cliffs above the island’s gorgeous beaches. Don’t miss a visit to the house where the beloved Il Postino (Italian movie starring Massimo Troisi) was filmed, and be sure to taste the renowned granita, a local crushed-ice treat.

SICILY

AEOLIAN ISLAND HOTELS FROM

Hotel Villa Enrica

$118*

FROM

Hotel Mea

$108*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Garden Parking

Hotel Villa Enrica Country Resort is a boutique hotel located on the island of Lipari. Enrica has unforgettable panoramas and colours that vary from the deep blue of the sea to the immensity of the sky. The villa, which follows the Aeolian style architecture, is just 10 minutes walk from the centre of Lipari, surrounded by a park with Mediterranean vegetation, rich in lemons, oranges, almond and olive trees. The hotel is equipped with a bar, breakfast terrace with sea view, swimming pool, pool bar and free internet wifi.

Hotel Mea is 500 metres from the port, in the centre of Lipari. It offers an Aeolian restaurant and a seaview swimming pool with hydromassage jets. The Moorish-style rooms come with a furnished patio or balcony. Rooms at the Mea are air conditioned and decorated with bright colours and tiled floors. All include free, high speed internet access. The restaurant serves local cuisine and specialises in fish dishes.

Via Serra, 11

Via Falcone e Borsellino

LOW SEASON from $118* HIGH SEASON from $280*

LOW SEASON from $108* HIGH SEASON from $366*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes continental breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Aeolian Islands Cruise 8 days / 7 nights

FROM

$3100*

FULLY ESCORTED BOUTIQUE TOUR

Stromboli

AEOLIAN ISLANDS Filicudi Alicudi

Panarea

Salina

Lipari

Vulcano Milazzo

AEOLIAN ISLANDS HOTELS | TOUR

AEOLIAN ISLAND TOUR

SICILY Starts CATANIA Ends CATANIA

Catania

HIGHLIGHTS • Small group tour – maximum 20 guests • Cruise on a traditional gulet around the Aeolian Islands • Discover the ‘Sulphur Island’ of Vulcano and visit the Grotta del Cavallo • See the dramatic silhouette rising from the sea of the majestic Stromboli volcano • Explore Lipari, the largest island INCLUDES • 7 nights cabin accommodation on board a 24m Ketch sailboat • Meals as per itinerary on board • Soft drinks on board • Crew (skipper, sailor and chef) • Island visits as per itinerary • Return transfers from Catania airport to Milazzo DEPARTURES 20 May – 14 Oct: Saturdays LOW SEASON from $3100* HIGH SEASON from $3580*

Castello di Lipari e Centro storico

Lipari Island

Sail into the sun on board a traditional wooden gulet and discover the exclusive charm of the UNESCO protected Aeolian Islands. MALTA Known as the ‘Pearls of the Mediterranean’ these islands offer unique landscapes, a superb Monreale coastline and two active volcanoes. Visit the fishing ports of Salina and Stromboli and the beautiful islands of Panarea, Vulcano and Lipari on this unforgettable cruise and enjoy authentic Aeolian cuisine along the way. The gulet features sunbathing areas, Wifi, air conditioning and private bathrooms in each cabin, and is accompanied by an expert and friendly crew. ITINERARY Day 1 Catania – Milazzo Transfer from Catania airport to Milazzo. Board the sailboat and enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner. (D) Day 2 Milazzo – Panarea Sail towards Panarea, stopping en-route at the small desert islands of Lisca Nera and Dattilo for a swim. Arrive at Panarea and visit the small village of San Pietro. (B,L,D) Day 3 Panarea – Stromboli Continue to Stromboli, passing by the island of Basiluzzo. Enjoy lunch on board and time at leisure to visit the island. It may be possible to book an excursion to climb the volcano with a local guide (extra cost). Dinner is at your own expense tonight. (B,L) Day 4 Stromboli – Salina Sail round the island of Stromboli with lunch on board. Continue sailing towards Santa Marina di Salina. Time at leisure to visit the village. (B,L,D) Day 5 Salina – Lipari Circumnavigation of the island of Salina with stops to swim in the beautiful bay of Pollara. After lunch sail towards Lipari. Navigate along the wild west coast of Lipari and stop at Canneto to swim and see the famous Cave di Pomice

Aeolian Islands cruise ship

(quarry of pumice stone). Arrive at the port of Lipari and enjoy some time at leisure. (B,L,D) Day 6 Lipari – Vulcano After breakfast, explore the town and its archaeological and volcanological museum at leisure. Continue to Vulcano sailing along the famous Faraglioni. In the afternoon, visit Vulcano and bath in the hot springs at your leisure. Dinner tonight is at your own expense. (B,L) Day 7 Vulcano – Milazzo Circumnavigate the island of Vulcano with stops for swimming at “Piscina di Venere” and visit the “Grotta del Cavallo”. Navigate along the west coast of Vulcano to the small harbour of Gelso. After lunch, sail towards Milazzo, stopping at S. Antonio bay to swim in the crystal clear Mediterranean waters. Dinner on board and time at leisure in Milazzo. (B,L,D) Day 8 Milazzo – Catania After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Catania airport. (B) NOTE: this itinerary is a guideline only and is subject to change without notice due to unfavourable weather and sea conditions.

Aeolian Islands cruise cabin

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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SARDINIA Spargi Isle, Sardinia

The second largest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia has incredibly rugged highlands and kilometres of beautiful unspoilt coastline with stunning crystal clear water. The beautiful Costa Smeralda, and Porto Cervo in particular, is a hot spot for the rich and famous and favourite holiday spot for Italians. Sardinia or Sardegna is known for its sandy beaches, charming sea towns and archaeological ruins. For a more relaxing and less crowded holiday, visit Sardinia’s less known south western sandy beaches and beautiful unspoilt coastline, including Cape Teste lighthouse and Stintino, a small seaside town. Sardinia's claim to UNESCO Heritage fame is the Nuragic Complex of Barumini (Su Nuraxi di Barumini), the most complete and best preserved archaeological site of prehistoric tower fortresses built by the ancient Nuraghi civilisation from around 1800 BC to 200 AD.

SARDINIA HOTELS FROM

Hotel Balocco

$136*

FROM

Blu Hotel Morisco Village

$136*

FEATURES

FEATURES

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Safe Restaurant/bar Lift Swimming pool Parking

Air conditioning TV Wifi Mini bar Restaurant/bar Swimming pool Parking

A charming hotel, located along a main road at the heart of Porto Cervo, just a few minutes walk from the nearest beach and 800 metres from the town centre. This hotel features a total of 42 double rooms with a balcony or terrace. Other features include a  24-hour reception desk, a swimming pool equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas, an American bar and parking facilities.

The Blu Hotel Morisco Village is located in the centre of Cannigione, 200 metres away from the sea and about 30km away from the harbour and the airport of Olbia. The hotel is very close to the most exclusive places of the Costa Smeralda and it is the perfect place for those who want to live the nature and the clear sea of Sardinia. The 164 elegant rooms are also equipped with a balcony or terrace.

Localita Liscia Di Vacca, Porto Cervo

Via Amalfi, 7021, Cannigione Di Arzachena

From $136*

From $136*

Includes buffet breakfast

Includes buffet breakfast

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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FROM

Villa Sardegna

$618* Located on Capo Boi, a rocky promontory, situated on the way from Cagliari to Villasimius, the villa is in a spectacular position above the sea facing the small island of Piscadeddu. The villa boasts a spectacular stone structure that even has a grassed roof, allowing it to blend seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. Two double bedrooms, a triple bedroom and two bathrooms with showers comfortably accommodates 7 people. There is a spacious sitting room with fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and a beautiful veranda and roof garden that embraces the seascape and overlooks the spectacular coast. The pebble beach lies at the foot of a stone staircase with private access. The nearest sand beach is 2 kms away at Campo Longu.

FEATURES Terrace TV Wifi Washing machine Clothes dryer Barbeque Private parking Fireplace

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

SARDINIA HOTELS & VILLAS

SARDINIA VILLAS

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 7 persons

Villasimius LOW SEASON from $618* HIGH SEASON from $736*

FROM

Villa Costa

$812* A stylish, modern double storey villa with 5 bedrooms for up to nine guests. Located near the sandy beaches of the Costa Rei, ideal for families or friends with its own private swimming pool, plenty of space and relaxing surrounds. The villa has stone exteriors and a well tended garden. The large upstairs balcony is perfect for enjoying views out to the stunning blue sea. Relax by the beautiful pool with deckchairs and barbeque area for outdoor ‘alfresco’ dining. There are two double bedrooms, two twin bedrooms, all luxuriously appointed and one extra bedroom with single bed. The villa has 4 bathrooms. A well equipped kitchen is provided for enjoying home cooked meals together. The beach is 500m away, or explore nearby Villasimius and the stunning coastline.

FEATURES TV Fireplace Dishwasher Terrace Washing machine Internet Key Barbeque Private parking

MINIMUM STAY 5 – 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 9 persons

Villasimius LOW SEASON from $812* HIGH SEASON from $837* FROM

Villa Pula

$625* A dream villa right on the beach! A beautiful modern property located close to Santa Margherita and the charming village of Pula. Stylishly decorated with understated elegance, this spacious two level villa is in complete harmony with its incredible setting. The internal staircase leads to the first floor bedrooms: one double bedroom with ensuite and little balcony, a bedroom with bunk beds and another double bedroom with bathroom and shower. The master bedroom with ensuite is on the ground floor. The open plan living and dining area is linked to a small kitchen which opens to a covered veranda for alfresco dining. The gardens, complete with palm trees provide shade and privacy and lead to a beautiful beach with crystal clear water. Easy access to Pula.

FEATURES Air conditioning Washing machine TV Dishwasher Wifi Barbeque Private parking Private swimming pool Direct beach access

MINIMUM STAY 7 nights

GUEST CAPACITY Up to 8 persons

Pula LOW SEASON from $625* HIGH SEASON from $981* *All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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SARDINIA TOURS

Sardinia & Corsica 7 days / 6 nights

6 NIGHTS

GROUP TOUR

FROM

SHORTER SECTORS AVAILABLE 6 days/5 nights Genoa – Genoa

$2843*

GENOA

Bastia

CORSICA

Ajaccio

Bonifacio Palau Porto Torres Alghero

SARDINIA

XXXX Beach of Santa Margherita

HIGHLIGHTS 7 DAY TOUR • Alghero and its historic town • The stunning region of Costa Smeralda • Maddalena and Caprera Islands • Traditional cake and mirto liqueur tasting • Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte INCLUDES 7 DAY TOUR • 3 nights 4-star accommodation in Sardinia • 2 nights 3-star accommodation in Corsica • 1 night first class inside cabin accommodation on board the ferry • Meals as per itinerary • Transport by deluxe coach • English speaking multilingual tour guide • Panoramic visits as per itinerary DEPARTURES Sardinia & Corsica 7 days Genoa – Genoa 2017: 30 Mar | 24 Sep From $2843* Sardinia 6 days (itinerary days 1 to 6) Genoa – Genoa 2017: 30 Mar | 24 Sep From $2352*

Xxxxx

Uncover the contrasting and distinctive identities of Sardinia and Corsica on this seven day tour, revealing the rugged natural beauty and charming cultures of these unspoilt islands. Explore gorgeous local bays with caves, beaches and dramatic rock formations, savour local products such as cake and Mirto liqueur and discover medieval towns. A shorter five night tour visiting Sardinia only is available. Contact us for details. ITINERARY Day 1 Genoa – Camogli – Portofino – Santa Margherita Ligure – Genoa Port – Porto Torres Depart Genoa for Camogli, a small Italian fishing village known for its colourful houses that line the beach. Stop in Santa Margherita, a famous seaside town on the Riviera di Levante (Eastern Riviera). Return to Genoa for time at leisure. Board the ferry for the overnight journey in a first class inside cabin to Porto Torres, Sardinia. Day 2 Porto Torres – Stintino – Capocaccia – Alghero Arrive in Porto Torres and travel to Stintino, a village famous for its stunning beaches. Continue to Capo Caccia, located on the western tip of the wonderful Porto Conte Bay. Stop to take pictures of the beautiful local bays with caves and beaches. Taste one of the typical local cakes: biscuits, candies or cheese cake. Arrive in Alghero and visit the city centre. Day 3 Alghero – Castelsardo – Capotesta – Palau After breakfast, depart for Castelsardo, a town originally designed as a defensive fort by a 12th century Genoese family. Continue to Capo Testa, to see the dramatic rock formations. Enjoy an opportunity to taste mirto, a typical local liqueur made from myrtle. Arrive in Palau, an important commercial and tourist centre, for an afternoon at leisure. (B)

Capriccioli beach, Costa Smeralda

Day 4 Palau – Costa Smeralda – Palau Enjoy an excursion through the Emerald Coast. This region has over 80 kilometres of coast and is rich with Mediterranean shrubs, rocks sculpted by nature and wonderful inlets. Enjoy time at leisure on one of the best beaches before returning to Palau. (B) Day 5 Palau – Maddalena and Caprera – Bonifacio Visit the islands of Maddalena and Caprera, once home to Giuseppe Garibaldi and now a marine reserve. These islands offer wonderful beaches and plenty of culture and history. Free time for lunch, before continuing to Santa Teresa di Gallura for the ferry to Bonifacio in Corsica. (B) Day 6 Bonifacio – Ajaccio – Corte – Bastia After breakfast, visit of the city of Bonifacio and travel to the capital, Ajaccio, where Napoleon was born in 1769. Continue to Corte, the old capital of the island. Visit and enjoy free time for lunch. Depart for Bastia, crossing one of the wildest and most amazing sides of the island, stopping en-route to take photos of this beautiful area. (B) Day 7 Bastia – Savona – Genoa Depending on the season take the ferry to Savona or Livorno. Arrive and transfer to downtown Genoa where the tour ends. (B)

Bastia Port, Corsica

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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SARDINIA TOURS | MALTA TOURS

MALTA Valetta, Malta

Malta is an archipelago situated in the heart of the Mediterranean between Sicily and North Africa. Rich in history, Malta is known for its remarkable sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C. Malta is home to eclectic Mediterranean cuisine, upmarket marinas, exuberant festivals and a vibrant café culture. The beach resorts, water sports and nightlife are there for those who enjoy activity, but the islands can be as tranquil and laid-back as anywhere in Europe, particularly on Gozo and Comino.

GOZO COMINO

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Mosta Mdina VALLETTA Rabat

MALTA

Historical Malta

FROM

5 days / 4 nights

$1040*

HIGHLIGHTS • Valletta, Malta’s heritagerich capital • St John's Co-Cathedral, Malta's most impressive church • The medieval walled city of Mdina INCLUDES • 4 nights 4-star hotels • Meals as per itinerary • Sightseeing & entrance fees as per itinerary with an English speaking multilingual guide DEPARTURES 22 Apr – 21 Oct: Saturdays LOW SEASON from $1040* HIGH SEASON from $1230*

Mosta Church

View from Upper Barracca gardens, Valletta, Malta

Uncover Malta’s rich heritage and culture on this introductory tour of the island. Discover the historical area and visit the imposing Church of St. Lawrence and the Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa. Explore the capital of Valletta including the gardens of Upper Barracca and St John’s Cathedral. Enjoy a walking tour of the medieval town of Mdina, the old capital, and visit Mosta church with its impressive dome. ITINERARY Day 1 Malta Arrive in the delightful island of Malta and transfer to your hotel. (D) Day 2 Malta Discover Malta’s historical highlights on a morning tour. Visit the imposing Church of St. Lawrence and the Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa before continuing to Senglea for a panoramic view of the Grand Harbour and its fortifications. (B,D) Day 3 Malta Enjoy a tour of Valletta – Malta’s heritage–rich capital. Highlights include the Upper Barracca Gardens and St. John’s Co-Cathedral. The excursion ends with a visit to the Grandmaster’s Palace. (B,D) Day 4 Malta Visit Mosta Church, renowned for its magnificent dome and the Botanic Gardens of San Anton. Continue to a craft village, Wignacourt Museum and St. Paul’s Grotto in Rabat. Enjoy a walk through the medieval walled city of Mdina, situated in the centre of the island. (B,L,D) Day 5 Malta Tour ends after breakfast with a private transfer to the port or airport. (B)

*All prices shown are based on staying in the lead-in room or apartment/villa category. Hotel/Tour prices are per person per night or per person per tour based on twin/double share occupancy. Villa & Apartment prices are per apartment per night. A security deposit and additional charges for power, air conditioning, heating, linen and final cleaning may apply and are payable locally. Seasonal surcharges, event supplements and minimum stays may apply. A city tax is payable direct to all properties at time of check out.

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Upon receiving instruction from you that you wish to acquire Travel Services we will arrange, if available, the quoted Travel Services and provide you with a confirmation of their availability and pricing. Your instructions will constitute confirmation that you have checked the Travel Services being booked and you have read, understood and agreed to these booking terms and conditions and any terms and conditions specified in the quote.

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You must, pay to us: (a) a non-refundable deposit of at least A$165 (or $1,000 for CIT Experiences and/or tours) within 7 days of us providing you with a confirmation of the Travel Services availability and pricing; and (b) any amount we notify you when confirming availability and pricing or from time to time in respect of the Travel Services you request, within the time we notify you (i.e. certain Travel Services may require a further payment, up to full payment, to confirm the booking).  ull payment is required for any Travel Services which are due to be provided F within 21 days of the booking date.  our arrangements will be booked upon our receipt of the deposit or other Y payment. Only after we receive the deposit or other payment and we issue you or your travel agent with a confirmation invoice is a booking accepted. The balance of the price of your booking must be paid no later than 60 days before (or at any time stated by us) your departure. Once full payment has been received by CIT Holidays, no surcharges will be made in respect to cost or currency fluctuations on Travel Services, except in the case of fares, charges and levies imposed by airlines, and taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. If you fail to make any required payment, we will assume your booking is cancelled. A travel agent who makes a booking at your request is your agent and is not our agent for the purposes of receipt of the deposit or any part of the price.

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8. AMENDMENTS If you amend your booking after it has been confirmed you must pay to us: (a) an administration fee of at least A$30, to cover communication and administration costs; and

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We will, to the extent possible, advise you of all applicable cancellation and/or amendment fees when confirming your amended booking.

“From” Prices The expression “from” with respect to a price means the lowest price for the Travel Service we believe is available at the time of publication, based on information we have received from suppliers and exchange rates.

9. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS All cancellations or amendments for any Travel Services must be made via your travel agent or through CIT Holidays. No responsibility can be taken for any cancellations of Travel Services which are cancelled directly by you or your travel agent, regardless of whether written proof is provided. If you cancel your booking after it has been confirmed, but before you utilise the Travel Services, you must pay to us the cancellation fees specified below in relation to the type of Travel Services booked. (a) Hotel Accommodation and/or Other Travel Services (including transfers, city tours & car hire) • 4  5 days or more prior to the commencement of the service(s): forfeiture of deposit • 4  4 – 15 days prior to commencement of the service(s): 30% of the total cost or forfeiture of deposit, whichever is greater • 1 4 days prior to commencement or less, including day of service(s): 100% of the total cost Failure to check-in at the designated hotel or service will be deemed as a ‘no show’ and 100% of the total cost will be charged.

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(b) Villa & Apartment Rentals The cancellation fees and deadlines below are indicative only and may not apply to all villa and apartment rentals. Stricter conditions specific to the property being rented may include higher cancellation fees and longer deadlines, and will be advised at the time of booking. • 4  5 days or more prior to commencement of the rental: forfeiture of deposit • 4  4 – 31 days prior to commencement of the rental: 30% of the total cost or forfeiture of deposit, whichever is greater • 3  0 days prior to commencement or less, including day of rental: 100% of the total cost Failure to check-in at the designated villa or apartment will be deemed as a ‘no show’ and 100% of the total cost will be charged. (c) Experiences and/or Tours • 60 days or more prior to departure: forfeiture of deposit • 5  9 – 49 days prior to departure: 25% of the total cost or forfeiture of deposit, whichever is greater • 48 – 25 days prior to departure: 55% of the total cost • 2  4 days prior to departure or less, including day of departure: 100% of the total cost Failure to join the experience/tour will be deemed as a ‘no show’ and 100% of the total cost will be charged. (d) Rail Tickets & Passes Instant purchase, point-to-point tickets will not incur any cancellation fees as they are 100% non-refundable unless specified otherwise at the time of booking. A cancellation fee of $30 per booking, in addition to any carrier fees, will be charged on non-validated rail passes which are eligible for a refund according to the booking conditions outlined at the time of booking.  ancellation fees cannot be waived. The cancellation fees outlined above are C the minimum fees which will be applied to any cancellations. If specified on the CIT Holidays invoice, further or larger fees will also apply, depending on the suppliers’ booking conditions. If you have paid any amount to us in respect of a booking, we may use it to pay the above costs and fees. Any difference will be refunded to you. Please note that the earlier you cancel your booking the lower the cancellation fees are likely to be.  fter your travel has commenced, there can be no refund in respect of any A Travel Services not utilised whether by choice or because of late arrival or early departure, including failure of a transport to operate according to schedule. Employees of any supplier are not authorised by us to give any undertakings in respect of refunds or other matters. 10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY We arrange the provision of Travel Services which are provided by third party suppliers. We do not ourselves provide the Travel Services you may receive on your trip. Suppliers Terms and Conditions All travel documents will be provided to you by your travel agent or CIT Holidays prior to departure from Australia. Documents are to be exchanged locally to the relevant supplier. Supply of the Travel Services is made, and all itineraries, coupons and exchange orders (collectively “vouchers”) are issued to you, upon the supplier’s terms and conditions that are then in use, including as to the applicable laws, requirements and policies of any government authority related to, among others, visas, entry, exit or transfer requirements.  Your acceptance of the vouchers constitutes those terms and conditions as the entire agreement between you and the relevant supplier and you bear all costs or losses incurred as a consequence of your failure to comply with them. Exclusion of Liability In the absence of our negligence, we are not liable for any cancellations, diversions, substitution of equipment, variations, postponements or any other act, omission or default (whether negligent or otherwise) of any supplier nor are we liable for any loss or damage to baggage or property, injury, illness or death, or any other loss (including consequential loss) damage or claim whatsoever arising from the act, error, omission, default or negligence of any person not our direct employee or under our exclusive control. We are not responsible for any criminal conduct of any third party. Where a motor vehicle seat is fitted with a safety belt, neither we nor any supplier concerned will be liable for death, injury, or any loss or damage whatsoever you suffer from any accident or incident if you are not wearing the safety belt at the time of such accident or incident. We are not liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused by your acts, omissions or defaults, your state of health,

medical condition or circumstances or other reasons which are beyond our control, including force majeure events or failure of equipment or machinery. Warranties To the extent permitted by law, all express and implied warranties, guarantees, representations or terms are expressly excluded. Where the law implies any warranty guarantee or condition which cannot be excluded, our liability to you for breach thereof is limited to supplying the services again or payment of the cost of having the services supplied again. Maximum Liability Despite any other provision of these terms and conditions, to the extent permitted by law, our maximum liability to you or any third party is limited to the price you have paid us for the booking. 11. COMPLAINTS We endeavour to ensure that the arrangements we have made for you are implemented as arranged. If a problem occurs, the most practical way to deal with it is to attempt resolution locally with the supplier. If you fail to follow this course, any claim for compensation may be reduced or denied. If you have any unresolved complaint, details should be lodged in writing (with supporting documentation, including efforts made with the supplier to resolve it) with your travel agent or directly with us within 30 days of your trip concluding. 12. HOTEL DESCRIPTIONS & PHOTOGRAPHS Hotel and facility descriptions featured in our brochure are based on hotel guides and information provided by suppliers and may change at any time. Pictures utilised may not reflect the exact room, décor, view or other specifications. Hotel categories indicated as star ratings in this brochure are listed according to the classifications approved by the Local Authorities of the country where the hotel is located. Therefore, the star ratings may not match the same standards as hotels in Australia or other countries. CIT Holidays is not responsible for any content regarding the description or quality of hotels which is provided on the hotel’s or other websites, and will not be liable for complaints arising from such information. Please note that maps in this brochure are not to scale and are provided only as a guide to locations. 13. INSURANCE We recommend you purchase travel insurance against forfeiture of payment, loss of deposits, cancellation charges, baggage loss, medical expenses, theft and other contingencies. We make no representations as to what you may recover under any insurance. You agree not to hold us responsible for any decision of insurers, and/or any supplier, or the requirements of any foreign government, authority, foreign law or policy. 14. INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL You are responsible for all immigration, passport, visa, health, quarantine and customs laws, regulations, orders, demands or other requirements of countries visited or transited. You should check the requirements of those countries with their embassies or consulates or other authorities. Official travel advice issued by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is available by calling (in Australia) 1300 555 135 or visiting their website www.dfat.gov.au. We recommend that you review this information both prior to making your booking and prior to departure. We strongly recommend that you also register your upcoming travel plans through the smarttraveller.gov.au site. 15. UNLICENSED SUPPLIER DISCLAIMER CIT Holidays’ range of products have been compiled over many years. If you request CIT Holidays to arrange Travel Services by a person or company which is not licensed in accordance with any applicable law, we accept no liability (whether in contract for negligence or otherwise) for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result. 16. PRIVACY You consent to our, our agents and related entities collecting, retaining, using and disclosing your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy sets out how we manage your personal information and is available on our website at www.cit.com.au or can be sent to you on request. Your booking of any Travel Product constitutes your representation to us that you have read our Privacy Policy and accept its application to you. 17. LAW AND JURISDICTION The agreement between us and you in respect of the services to be provided is constituted solely by these terms and conditions and is governed by the laws of New South Wales, Australia. We and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New South Wales and the Courts of appeal therefrom.  18. UNDERSTANDING THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS If you do not understand any aspect of these terms and conditions you should seek advice from an appropriately qualified person.

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HAPPY HOUR at 40,000 ft

EMIRATES FIRST AND BUSINESS Anytime is a good time to enjoy a relaxing drink or two in our spacious onboard bar*, serving cocktails, canapés, spirits and exclusive wines. You never know who you’ll meet.

Fly Emirates to Bologna, Milan, Rome and Venice.

*Onboard Bar available on Emirates A380 flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

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