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ARE YOU READY TO FALL IN LOVE WITH ITALY??? T HEN JOIN US FOR THE M ADE IN I TALY D ESIGN T OUR 2011! This sixth edition of our Made in Italy Design Tour, following the highly successful and widely appreciated tours organized by the Chamber starting in 2006, promises to be the most exciting - and at the same time the most relaxing - tour to date! With the addition of the fabled island of Sardinia to the tour’s already impressive itinerary, you will have the opportunity of a restorative weekend of relaxation after days of busy tradeshow meetings, seminars, workshops and visits to manufacturers’ plants. The tour will offer you 2 days at one of the leading global design tradeshows: MARMOMACC in Verona for the natural stone sector or CERSAIE in Bologna for ceramic tiles and bathroom furnishings. In addition, there will be 6 days of guided visits to showrooms and cutting edge production facilities of design sector companies in Veneto, Friuli and Sardinia, providing you with a unique insider’s view on the latest design trends throughout Italy. An inspiring environment, beautiful landscapes, extraordinary architecture and art, exciting exhibitions and new business opportunities, as well as educational seminars and conferences will be the ingredients of this unique and unforgettable experience. The Made in Italy Design Tour has been recently recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Trade as one of the most innovative and interesting promotional initiatives organized by the network of Italian Chambers of Commerce worldwide, and as such, has been granted government funding to make it an affordable yet unforgettable experience for Canadian interior designers and architects participating in the project.


Learn more about Italian Design, which is regarded as the benchmark for the rest of the world to follow.

Enjoy the experience of “Italian day and night life”: the tour includes a weekend in Sardinia where the delegation will spend four days uniting business and pleasure while discovering and exploring the beauty and culture of this fascinating territory.

You will discover Sardinia’s unspoiled natural treasures, including the island’s beautiful beaches with their bizarre rock formations and crystal turquoise water, and Sardinia’s ancient capital city, Cagliari, which encompasses several styles of architecture, from the Roman era through the Middle Ages and the Italian Renaissance to the Art Deco designs of the 1930s, as well as Fascist era neoclassic buildings.

You will also travel throughout the ancient cities and beautiful countryside of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia: two North Eastern Italian Regions famous for its Prosecco, Amarone and Pinot Grigio wines as well as mouthwatering food delicacies such as Prosciutto, Grana Padano, baccala’, polenta and risotto.

Attend seminars and conferences about the latest trends in “Made in Italy” products. Take part in receptions and dinners in very exclusive restaurants in the magical settings of ancient Italian cities; as well as guided tours of some of the most popular attractions.

Visit some of Italy's premier design companies that produce some of the best branded products in the world.

The tour will focus on showcasing high quality and innovative interior design and building products, such as: floor coverings, furniture and interior furnishings, lighting, faucets, fabrics, marble and granite, etc.

Take advantage of full-time assistance provided by our completely bilingual staff who will guide you through this experience of a lifetime.


TOUR PACKAGE The Made in Italy Design Tour is a premium tour designed to maximize your time, energy and effectiveness in exploring the architecture and design of Italy. We recognize the importance of comfort and luxury in accommodation, transportation and fine dining while visiting Italy. We provide some social activities because some of the greatest benefits of our tours are the connections you will make with your fellow travellers. The Tour Package includes: •

Return airfare in economy class

Premium quality (min. 4 star) hotel accommodation and most meals

Ground transportation to all events and meetings

Registration fee to MARMOMACC or CERSAIE tradeshow

Full schedule of meetings and networking events

Networking opportunities hosted by local and international organizations

R&R Weekend in Sardinia (additional sight-seeing tours optional at discounted rates)

Optional visit to wine cellars in Verona or Sardinia


CA' $ 3,500

* Price is per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy supplement is CAN $ 800



Spend two days at MARMOMACC (Verona) or CERSAIE (Bologna) – TBC. MARMOMACC is the leading global tradeshow for the natural stone that is known as the principal cultural laboratory for the generation of trends in global stone architecture and design. For further information, please visit CERSAIE – International Exhibition of Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings – is the most important fair in its sector. For more information go to:

Both trade fairs generate and attract a cosmopolitan and international audience of informed professionals who, every year in increasing numbers, attend MARMOMACC and CERSAIE tradeshows and related conferences, seminars and special events.

Visit the beautiful city of Verona with its Arena (the second biggest coliseum in the world), its historical monuments surrounded by the romantic atmosphere that inspired Shakespeare to write one of his most famous works, Romeo and Juliet.

Participate at stylish evening events after spending the day learning about the new trends introduced by leading Italian design companies that you will be visiting.

Spend an unforgettable weekend in the middle of the tour by relaxing on the astonishing beaches of Sardinia and admiring several styles of architecture that can be found in the beautiful capital city of this Mediterranean island.

Finish off the trip with an optional weekend in Venezia touring some of the most acclaimed architectural sites in the world, visiting Murano glass showrooms, ateliers and laboratories and of course shopping to make sure you bring back some famous authentic Italian brands at discounted prices back to Canada. Please click here to download your Application Form.

FOR MORE I'FO A'D TO REGISTER PLEASE CO'TACT: VA'COUVER: Alex Martyniak. Director of Marketing & Business Development – 604.682.1410; CALGARY: Dusan Rnjak, Regional Director Alberta – 403.283.0453;


Made in Italy Design Tour 2011  
Made in Italy Design Tour 2011  

Made in Italy Design Tour 2011