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  1. 1. L E T ’ S G O T O I T A LY Y O u r wAY . com 2010 brOchur E
  2. 2. dear Friends: andiamo was founded on our love of italy. we are excited to share this wonderful culture and lifestyle with you through our successful signature tours as well as our exciting new programs. we specialize exclusively in italy and we want you to experience the best this fantastic country has to offer. we look forward to welcoming you to this marvelous and wonderful country. we will plan every detail of your travel for you in our “travel Your way” programs. andiamo also offers scheduled departure Group tours and small escorted tours; each may also be customized. andiamo is our passion; we know italy and we want you to experience italy the way you want to remember your italian vacation of a lifetime. Let’s Go to italy Your way. Cordiali saluti andiamo team, inc. 2 .com
  3. 3. w h at s e ts a n d i a m o a p a r t wE wANT YOU TO EXpErIENCE ITALY YOUr wAY. italy is composed of 20 different regions all with their we invite you to come with us to not only the major cit- own character, beauty, food and flavors. we offer the ies of rome, Florence, Venice and milan but also amalfi classical italy as well as the undiscovered. Coast, italian riviera, Lake district, emilia romagna, Friuli, we have chosen our hotels based on location, character apulia and torino. Become captivated and enthralled with and amenities. we do constant hotel inspections to make sicily, sardinia, malta. Let us help plan your reunion to the sure that they meet your needs and our high standards. town of your ancestors. our brochure is filled with many interesting and diverse we are very excited to offer itineraries to emilia romagna, itineraries. they represent what we love about italy and which is famous as the Food Capital, apulia which has what we want to share with you. we know these areas and beautiful landscape, unique wine and wonderful trulli we want you to discover and enjoy them. architecture. marche region is being hailed as the new tuscany! sicily is one of our favorite destinations and we are thrilled to offer you three different programs. one pro- italy is enchanting and can be visited many times as gram is a combination with malta! it has the possibility of many different experiences, from culture, lakes, beaches, mountains, and so much more. americans are becoming more food and wine savvy and we want you to be able to experience the best of the culi- Let andiamo, your italian tour operator; expertly plan nary, wine and gourmet offerings in italy. traveling from your upcoming italian holiday. we invite you to join us to south to north there is a change in the culture, people, experience the charm, treasures and warmth of italy with scenery, weather and culinary dishes. andiamo as your host. TABLE OF CONTENTS AMENIT Y SYMBOL S whAT SETS ANdIAMO ApArT 3 Meal MAp OF ITALY 4 a B ou t a n di a mo ANdIAMO OFFErINgS 5 Audio pILgrIMAgE TOUr 6 TUSCAN CULINArY & wINE dELIghTS 7 EMILIA rOMAgNA FLAVOUrS 8 Gourmet TUSCAN wINE TOUr 9 BUON TASTE & FLAVOUrS 10 TrILOgY BY rAIL 11 Wine i ta LY COOkINg SChOOL ON ThE AMALFI COAST 12 AMALFI COAST CULINArY & wINE dELIghTS 13 itiner aries Cooking FrUILI gASTrONOMY 14 TOrINO dECOdEd 16 AMALFI COAST SpLENdOUr 17 Hotel dISCOVEr ApULIA 18 MAgICAL TUSCIA 19 CINQUE TErrE TASTINg 20 Coach Bus SICILIAN hErITAgE BELLO 22 siC i LY SICILIAN hErITAgE BELLA 23 itiner aries Boat TwO ISLANd TOUr 24 ANdIAMO TErMS & CONdITIONS 25 p oL iC i e s Car Railroad .com 3
  4. 4. Turin Modena Portofino Rimini Arezzo Bari Brindisi Sassari Lecce Positano N Messina Reggio Calabria W E S 0 100 200 km 0 62 124 miles Malta 4 .com
  5. 5. andiamo oFFerinGs experience italy your way with andiamo our andiamo travel specialists have the expertise, famous museums of paintings and sculpture in the world knowledge, and relationships to create the independent - the uffizi Gallery! vacation of your dreams. we will meet you at the airport if cruising, you can avoid long lines at the port by arrang- or your cruise ship and transport you to your accommoda- ing a land tour with us. why waste precious holiday time tion so that you can begin seeing and tasting the italian when we can transport you magically and comfortably? we culture. expertly arrange travel for individuals and your customized we’ll provide hotels that match your style. we have 3, and personalized groups. 4 and 5 star properties as well as villas, castles and farm if italy mainland or the beautiful island of sicily is your houses. andiamo will arrange private cars with drivers, car destination, call on our passion and knowledge to make your rentals or first class rail passes for you to explore this beau- travels unforgettable. tiful country. we have experts in the usa and italy. You can count a thousand mouth-watering dishes await you and on our expertise and relationships rather than on the un- the italian wineries beckon you. why not have us arrange certainty of leaving your valuable vacation in the “hands of cooking classes and winery visits or join us for our fabu- the web.” lous Culinary, Gourmet and winery tours. our expertise and passion set andiamo apart and are the we can set-up private or collective sightseeing for you. ingredients for an italian magical memory. in rome, we will arrange your Vatican tour, city sightsee- ing tour and in Florence we will arrange for you to see andiamo! Let’s Go to italy Your way! the magnificent david. and don’t miss one of the most E S C Or T E d T O Ur S F L EXI BL E Tr AVEL gr OUp TO U rS We offer the perfect pace and Andiamo specializes in Flexible Andiamo expertly arranges: blend of sightseeing and free Independent Travel (FIT) with one Culinary, Wine, Gourmet, Art, time to explore. Our tours are stop convenience. We will orches- Culture, Pilgrimages, Religious, more personalized, allowing trate the holiday of your dreams. Spa Resorts, Sports, and so much you to really experience Italy. Spend your time enjoying your va- more. Call Andiamo to arrange cation rather than arranging it! your next Group trip to Italy. r o m e , i ta LY: m o n t h LY C L i m at e average daily temperature in °F JAN FEB MAr Apr M AY JUNE J U LY AUg SEp T OCT NOV dEC hIgh 53 55 59 65 73 81 87 87 80 71 61 55 LOw 37 38 41 46 52 58 63 64 59 51 44 39 .com 5
  6. 6. SMALL Lake Como Venice piLGrim a Ge t o ur Rome, Assisi, Siena, San Gimignano, Florence, 10 Padua, Venice, Lake Como Florence days Faith-based Tours Your Way Siena Assisi Rome CALL FOR CURRENT PRICING ANDIAMO PILGRIMAGE TOUR Code Name: PILG day 9 - lake como after breakfast, departure for a beauti- ful trip by ferry, crossing the magnificent Lake, and arrival in Bellagio, situated on the southern coast of Lake Como and fa- mous for its elegant villas and their color- ful gardens. panoramic visit with our tour escort, and time at leisure for personal activities and shopping. dinner and over- night in hotel. (BB d) day 10 - lake como - milan malpensa Breakfast. in the morning, transfer to milan airport (mXp) for your independent return flight. (BB) day 1 - usa - italy independent overnight flight from usa to and st. Clare’s Basilicas. in the afternoon rome. visit of the Basilica of st. mary of the angels WHAT IS INCLUDED with our tour escort. dinner and overnight • Professional English Speaking tour Director day 2 - rome in hotel. (BB d) arrival at rome airport (FCo) and meet- • Deluxe air conditioned Motor coach ing with our english-speaking tour escort. day 6 - assisi - siena - san gimignano • Accommodations in 3 or 4 Star Hotels pick-up by private bus and transfer to assisi • Half Board Daily (continental breakfast & the Catacombs of st. Callistus and to the depart to siena for a panoramic half-day dinner) Basilica of st. paul outside the walls for a Guided City tour including the Cathedral • Guided City Tours in Rome, Assisi, Siena, Flor- visit with our tour escort. accommodation and the famous piazza del Campo. on to ence & Venice in hotel, dinner and overnight. (d) san Gimignano and time to stroll in the • Entrance tickets to the Catacombs of town center with our tour escort. return St. Callistus in Rome day 3 - rome to assisi for dinner and overnight in hotel. • Vatican Museum in Rome in the morning papal audience. in the (BB d) • Cathedral in Siena afternoon half-day Guided City tour to • Santa Croce Basilica in Florence visit the Basilica of st. mary major, and day 7 - assisi - florence - padua • Private headphones for the Vatican Museum, the Basilica of st. John in Lateran (plus in the morning departure to Florence. St. Mary’s Basilica, St. Francis of Assisi the holy stairs).dinner and overnight in arrival and half-day Guided City tour to • Booking of the Papal Audience hotel. (BB d) visit the santa Croce Basilica, the Cathedral • Round Trip ticket for vaporetto in Venice of santa maria del Fiore with the magnifi- • Boat to Bellagio day 4 - rome cent dome by Brunelleschi, the Baptistery • Baggage handling of 1 piece of luggage per Full-day Guided City tour: in the morn- with the golden bronze doors by Ghiberti, person ing visit of the Vatican museums (sistine and piazza della signoria with the palazzo • Hotel Taxes and service charges Chapel included), and to st. peter’s Basilica Vecchio. Continue to padua for accommoda- (including the crypt of John paul ii). in the tion in hotel, dinner and overnight. (BB d) NOT INCLUDED: afternoon, panoramic visit by bus of the Intercontinental Flight; Gratuities to Tour Director and day 8 - padua - venice - lake como Driver; Porterage at airport; Beverages and meals not imperial rome: the Colosseum (outside mentioned in the program; Lunches and drinks; Admis- view only), the roman Forum. some time transfer to Venice island for a half-day sion fee for all sites and other activities as per itinerary; at leisure for personal activities. dinner Guided City tour to visit the Golden Basilica Travel Insurance, Arrival/Departure airport transfers; of st. mark, st. mark’s square, the Bridge Tips, other Entrances, and Personal items; All that is not and overnight in hotel. (BB d) specifically mentioned above. of sighs and the doges’ palace. in the after- day 5 - rome - assisi noon departure to the Lake district and ar- morning departure to assisi. arrival and rival in Lecco, the famous City of manzoni’s MEAL LEGEND: (BB) Buffet Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner half-day Guided City tour to visit the plac- characters renzo and Lucia. arrival at hotel, es associated with st. Francis: st. Francis’ dinner and overnight. (BB d) 6 .com
  7. 7. t us C a n C u L i na r Y & w in e deLiGh t s Siena, Florence, Chianti Florence 9 Chianti Culinary, Wine, Gourmet, Olive Oil and Chocolate Siena days day 1 usa - florence depart from usa to Florence. WHAT IS INCLUDED day 2 florence - siena • 5 Overnight Stay in Siena arrival in Florence and transfer from • 2 Overnight Stay in Florence Florence airport (FLr) to your hotel in • Buffet Breakfast Daily siena. welcome dinner in the piazza del • Transfer From Florence Airport To The Hotel Campo which is one of europe’s greatest In Siena medieval squares. (d) • Welcome Dinner In A Restaurant In The Square Il Campo day 3 - siena • An English Speaking Guide For The Visit Of in the morning, a guided visit of siena in- Siena (Max 3 Hours) cluding the entrance to the Cathedral. a • Entrance At The Cathedral In Siena tasting in siena of pecorino cheese with • Tasting In Siena Of Pecorino Cheese With honey, bruschetta with olive oil, typical Honey, Bruschetta With Olive Oil, Typical tuscan salami and Chianti Colli senesi in- Tuscan Salami And Chianti Colli Senesi + Visit Of The Ancient Well cluding a visit of the ancient well. in the • 1 Cooking Lesson With Dinner And Diploma In day 8 - florence afternoon, experience a cooking lesson and Siena dinner in a cooking school in siena. at the • Car, Minivan Or Minibus At Disposal For A Full after breakfast enjoy a private city tour of end of the course, participants will receive Day Excursion In Chianti Region And Colle Val Florence. drive along the romantic Viale a diploma. (BB d) d’Elsa (Max 8 Hours) dei Colli up to piazzale michelangelo to • Visit Of A Winery In Chianti Region With Wine admire the wonderful panorama. the day 4 - chianti district Tasting Full day excursion: in the morning visit of tour will proceed by coach through the • Typical Lunch In A Restaurant In The Chianti old city centre. walking guided tour of the Chianti region with wine tasting in a win- Region ery and lunch in a typical restaurant. after duomo complex: Giotto’s bell tower, the • Chocolate Tasting In Colle Val d’Elsa lunch, visit the town of Colle Val d’elsa and Baptistery, the Cathedral with the mag- • Transfer From The Hotel To Chianti Region a chocolate tasting in an enoteca. dinner And Back After Lunch nificent Cupola del Brunelleschi. Visit of free. (BB L) • 1 Cooking Lesson And Lunch In A Farmhouse Galleria dell’ accademia where you can In The Chianti Region admire the famous david by michelan- day 5 - cooking class • Car, Minivan Or Minibus At Disposal For A Full gelo. (BB) in the morning, transfer to a farmhouse in Day Excursion In Val d’Orcia Region (Max 8 day 9 - florence - usa Chianti region for a cooking class based on Hours) transfer from hotel to Florence airport regional specialities. afterward enjoy the • Visit Of A Winery In Montalcino With Wine (FLr). (BB) lunch we have created. dinner free. (BB L) And Olive Oil Tasting • Light Lunch At The Enoteca In Montalcino day 6 - winery & olive oil • Farewell Dinner In A Restaurant In Siena 9 DAYS FROM USD $2999 Full day excursion in Val d’orcia region: • Collective Transfer From The Hotel In Siena TUSCAN CULINARY & WINE DELIGHTS in the morning visit of sant’antimo abbey To A Castle In Greve In Chianti And To The Hotel In Florence Code Name: CLN and wine and olive oil tasting in a winery. Light lunch at the enoteca of montalcino • Visit Of A Castle In Florentine Chianti With Light Lunch/Wine Tasting PRICING after lunch, visit of montalcino and trans- DOUBLE: $2999 per person fer back to siena. Farewell dinner in a de- • An English Speaking Guide For The Visit Of SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $500 Florence (Max 3 Hours) lightful restaurant in siena. (BB L d) PRICES ARE PER PERSON, LAND ONLY. • Entrance To The Cathedral In Florence day 7 - siena - florence • Entrance To Accademia Gallery • Private Transfer From The Hotel In Florence DEPARTURE DATES transfer from the hotel in siena to your ho- tel in Florence. why not have us arrange a To Florence Airport PGUARANTEED DEPARTURES: JUNE 18, • Drinks During The Meals 2010 & OCTOBER 8, 2010 city sightseeing tour or a museum visit? we would be happy to make restaurant PROGRAM CAN BE RUN ANY DATE UPON suggestions for dinner this evening. (BB) NOT INCLUDED: REQUEST Intercontinental Flights; Gratuities to Tour Director, Driver, Local guides, or Assistant, Porterage at airport, Beverages and meals not mentioned in the program; Travel Insurance; ACCOMMODATIONS All that is not specifically mentioned above. 4 STAR HOTELS .com 7
  8. 8. CROAT Parma Modena BOSN Bologna HERZ e m iL i a r o ma G na FLaVours NCE Bologna, Parma, Modena 6 Food Capital of Italy days day 1 - usa - italy independent overnight flight from usa to Bologna. day 2 - bologna - parma transfer from Bologna airport (BLG) to your hotel. Check-in and rest. time for discovery or exploration on your own. enjoy indepen- dent dinner in town or at the hotel. day 3 - parma Guided tour of a plant where prosciutto di parma (parma ham) is made. Visit to a wine cellar of the Vini dei Coli di parma (vineyards of the parma foothills). Lunch tasting with local wines and gourmet prod- ucts at the prosciutto di parma museum. in the afternoon, guided tour of torrechiara Castle and the Felino Castle. in 1974 the Felino Castle was sold to its present own- ers. today, after more than twenty years of diligent restorations, one can fully admire it in its splendour. its illumination at night is so impressive and powerful that it can be CALL FOR CURRENT PRICING WHAT IS INCLUDED seen at kilometres of distance. tour of the ANDIAMO EMILIA ROMAGNA FLAVORS salami museum. enjoy dinner and over- • Airport Transfers Code Name: ER night at the hotel. (BB L d) • Tour Of A Prosciutto Di Parma Plant and guided tour of the rocca meli Lupi • Visit To A Wine Cellar Of The Vini Dei Coli Di day 4 - parma Parma in soragna and/or the rocco sanvitale today is a guided tour and tasting at a dairy • Tour Of The Salami Museum in Fontanellato. dinner featuring local farm where parmigiano-reggiano cheese is • Tour And Tasting At A Parmigiano-Reggiano cuisine of the parma plains with guided made. Guided tour of the old town center Cheese Dairy Farm tour of the nearby Cantina del Culatello di of parma: duomo (Cathedral), Baptistery, • Visit To A Plant Where Aceto Balsamico Tradizion- Zibello (prime cut ham). (BB L d) Farnese theatre. transfer to the Fidenza ale Di Modena is made Village outlets, the most exclusive outlet day 5 - modena NOT INCLUDED: shopping in italy. Lunch, tasting the typi- after breakfast, transfer to modena and Intercontinental Flight; Gratuities to Tour Director and cal specialties at the ristorante Barlumeria guided tour of the old town centre: duomo. Driver; Porterage at airport; Beverages and meals not inside the Village. Free time for shopping ducal palace, piazza Grande and estense mentioned in the program; Lunches and drinks; Admis- in the Fidenza Village outlets. transfer sion fee for all sites and other activities as per itinerary; Gallery. then enjoy a visit to a plant where Travel Insurance, Arrival/Departure airport transfers; Tips, other Entrances, and Personal items; All that is not specifically mentioned above. aceto Balsamico tradizionale di modena (traditional balsamic vinegar of modena) is made. Light lunch at the vinegar plant with tasting of local products. in the after- noon, guided tour of the Ferrari museum which features the history of the legendary automobile and its founder. (BB L) day 6 - departure departure to Bologna airport (BLG) or to train station for your departure home or to continue your italian journey. (BB) 8 .com
  9. 9. t u s Ca n w in e t o ur Florence Florence, Siena, Chianti Chianti 8 Siena Wine Cellar Visits, Delicious Tastings, days Diploma Cooking Class, Exclusive Sommelier Course day 1 - usa - italy independent overnight flight from usa to italy. day 2 - florence - siena arrival at Florence airport (FLr). private transfer to your property in siena. enjoy a welcome dinner. overnight stay. (d) day 3 - siena this morning, a guided visit to siena with wine tasting at a local enoteca. in the afternoon, experience first hand the world of tuscan seasonal cuisine with our private cooking class. Create a memorable meal using the finest ingredients and fresh- est local produce. this evening, enjoy the WHAT IS INCLUDED delicious results, and receive your Culinary • 2 nights with breakfast included diploma. (BB d) • 4 nights with half board included day 4 - val d’orcia montalcino • Transfer from Florence airport to the property Full day excursion to Val d’orcia. in the • 1 guided visit of Siena (max 3 hours) morning visit montalcino. enjoy lunch and • 1 enoteca wine tasting in Siena wine tasting in a nearby winery. this after- • 1 cooking lesson with diploma + dinner in Siena noon we visit sant’antimo abbey and ex- • 8 hour tour in Val d’Orcia area with private bus plore its wine cellar. wine tasting included. CALL FOR CURRENT PRICING and driver tonight, dinner at the property. (BB L d) ANDIAMO TUSCAN WINE TOUR • Lunch/wine tasting in a winery near Montalcino Code Name: WINE • Visit a wine cellar + wine tasting near Montalcino • 8 hour tour in Montepulciano and Pienza with day 5 - montepulciano private bus and driver • Visit of the historical wineries in Montepulciano + today, we travel to montepulciano’s histori- wine tasting cal wine cellar for wine tasting. Lunch in • Typical lunch in a restaurant of Montepulciano the town centre. this afternoon, we visit • Tasting of pecorino cheese in Pienza pienza and enjoy a pecorino cheese tasting. • 8 hour tour in Chianti Fiorentino region with dinner at the property. (BB L d) private bus and driver day 6 - chianti fiorentino tour • Sommelier course + lunch in a winery in Chianti this morning, we travel to Chianti for our Fiorentino private sommelier course in a winery with • Chocolate tasting in an enoteca in Colle Val d’Elsa lunch included. in the afternoon, transfer • Full day tour in Chianti region with private bus and to Colle Val d’elsa for a wonderful chocolate driver tasting. dinner at the property. (BB L d) • Visit the gardens + wine cellar + wine tasting of a castle in Chianti region day 7 - chianti tour • Light lunch in a winery in Chianti region tour the gardens and wine cellar of Castello • Farewell dinner in a castle in Chianti region di Brolio (wine tasting included). Light • Transfer from the property to Florence airport lunch at a winery, with a visit to its wine • Baggage Handling of one piece of luggage at hotel cellar. Farewell dinner in a castle of the • Drinks (water and wine) during the meals Chianti region. (BB L d) NOT INCLUDED: day 8 - italy - usa Intercontinental Flight; Gratuities to Tour Director and private transfer from the property to Driver; Porterage at airport; Beverages and meals not mentioned in the program; Tips, other Entrances and Florence airport (FLr). Personal Items; Travel Insurance; All that is not specifi- cally mentioned above. .com 9
  10. 10. CROAT Torino Parma BOSN HERZ B u o n tas t e & FLaVo urs NCE Bologna Florence Perugia, Siena, Florence, Parma, Torino Siena 10 Perugia Guided Tours of the Winemaking Cellars, Wine Zone, days Cooking Lessons & Sightseeing day 1 - usa - italy and piacenza. we visit the salame Felino independent overnight flight from usa CALL FOR CURRENT PRICING and prosciutto museums and discover the to rome airport (FCo) or Florence airport ANDIAMO BUON TASTE & FLAVORS food culture and traditions of this area. (FLr). Code Name: BUON dinner in a medieval castle. (BB d) day 2 - perugia day 10 - italy - usa or extension after individual arrival and check-in at ACCOMMODATIONS Check-out and individual departure. or hotel, we visit perugina, to enjoy a cook- 4 STAR HOTELS possible extension to piedmont and Langhe. ing lesson and chocolate tasting. next we Note: Similar category hotels may be Checkout of the parma hotel. this after- visit the famous “Lungarotti wine and oil substituted. noon, transfer to Langhe to visit the “Banca museum” (tasting included). tonight, din- del Vino” and the “università del Gusto”. ner in an elegant restaurant. (L d) Minimum number of participants is 6. If tonight, enjoy dinner in a wonderful res- the group doesn’t reach the minimum taurant adhering to the “slow Food italia” day 3 - cucina ruspante day trip number of 6, clients have the option of standards of eating good food in the tradi- this morning we reach spello in the being refunded or doing the tour paying the tional way. (BB d) umbrian Valley. Continuing to montefalco supplement for individual departure. we enjoy a tasting of the local sagrantino day 11 - torino wine. tonight, participate in a high level after breakfast, we visit torino and we can cooking lesson, using fresh local produce. lunch at the store of “slow Food”. we have day 5 - chianti day Later, we enjoy an italian aperitif and savor the option to remain in Langhe to discover a full day in Chianti. in montalcino after our creations. (BB d) the area on our own. (BB) a private tasting of Chianti Classico and day 4 - siena - montepulciano super tuscan vintages we visit a mill and day 12 - italy - usa after breakfast, we leave for montepulciano learn about extra-virgin olive oil. this af- after breakfast, individual departure to air- to enjoy the tasty local products. this after- ternoon, an excursion to san Gimignano port or rail station. (BB) noon, reach siena where a local guide will to visit wine cellars and enjoy a delightful lead our walking tour. tonight we dine sur- tasting. (BB LL) rounded by vineyards! (BB LL d) day 6 - florence day this morning, we transfer to Florence and WHAT IS INCLUDED meet our guide. for a gourmet walking tour. Free afternoon, or choose an optionaL • Small independent group tour (from 6 to 12 classic cooking lesson with one of the city’s people) with mini bus - NO tour leader OR best cooking schools. (BB) • Escorted tour (from 13 people) with tour leader day 7 - florence - emilia romagna • 8 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels Changing regions, we visit emilia romagna. • All transfers (by mini buses with driver) listed morning departure to Bologna and half day in the program guided gourmet walking tour. this after- • English speaking guides as listed noon, we reach modena, famous for its Balsamic Vinegar. we learn its history and OPTIONAL (Not included in the price) production techniques. enjoy dinner fea- • Classic cooking lesson with the best cooking turing typical modenese cuisine. (BB d) school in Florence (Day 6) • Traditional and innovative culinary course day 8 - parmesan day at parma directly at Barilla Academy (Day 8) this morning, we visit the factory where NOT INCLUDED: the world famous parmigiano reggiano Intercontinental Flight; Gratuities to Tour Director and is produced. we also visit a “prosciuttifi- Driver; Porterage at airport; Beverages and meals not cio” and enjoy a tasting accompanied by a mentioned in the program; Lunches and drinks; Admis- sion fee for all sites and other activities as per itinerary; glass of Lambrusco. this afternoon, there Travel Insurance, Arrival/Departure airport transfers; is an optionaL opportunity for a culinary Tips, other Entrances, and Personal items; All that is not course at the Barilla academy. (BB LL) specifically mentioned above. MEAL LEGEND: day 9 - ricordanze dei sapori (BB) Buffet Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner today the castles of the ducato di parma 10 .com
  11. 11. Venice t riLo GY B Y ra iL Florence Rome, Florence, Venice 8 Highlight of the Classics of Italy days Rome day 1 - usa - rome independent overnight flight from usa to rome airport (FCo). day 2 - rome upon arrival at the airport, you are trans- ferred to your chosen hotel. the rest of the day is free to explore this fascinating city. day 3 - rome after breakfast, why not join a private or collective sightseeing tour of rome and discover the eternal City or a tour of the Vatican museum? this evening,we suggest you experience some great roman cuisine in a typical trattoria. (BB) day 4 - rome - florence this morning, transfer to the rail station for a train ride to Florence. upon arrival, check in to your hotel. the day is at leisure to discover the beauties of this renaissance city. Join a collective or private tour show- san Gimignano or opt for a visit to the ing stazione station santa maria novella, CALL FOR CURRENT PRICING tuscan countryside to enjoy a wine tasting the duomo, san marco, santa Croce, ANDIAMO TRILOGY BY RAIL in one of its many cellars. (BB) Zecca Vecchia, piazzale michelangelo, Code Name: RAIL Galileo, Villa Cora, porta romana, pitti day 6 - florence - venice palace, tornabuoni and many other sites after breakfast, board your first class train square to admire the magnificent 13th such as uffizi and the academy of Fine to Venice. upon arrival, transfer to your century Basilica, the Bridge of sighs and arts. independently admire the marvels of hotel. savor the sights and sounds of this doge’s palace. Later, why not join an op- donatello and michelangelo works of art or unique city full of canals and narrow streets. tional tour of the Lagoon to visit the center shop for Florentine gold items and leather a romantic gondola ride would be hard to of the glassmaking industry in murano and goods. (BB) resist! (BB) the most colorful of the Burano islands? (BB) day 5 - florence day 7 - venice morning at leisure or take an optional tour after breakfast, join a collective or pri- day 8 - venice - usa to visit the medieval towns of siena and vate walking guided city tour of st. mark’s after breakfast, transfer to Venice (VCe) airport for your return flight. (BB) WHAT IS INCLUDED • FirstClass Hotels Centrally Located • FirstClass Rail • Licensed Local Guides & Entrance Fees per program • Hotel & City Taxes • Baggage Handling of one piece of luggage NOT INCLUDED: Intercontinental Flight; Gratuities; Porterage at airport; Beverages and meals not mentioned in the program; Tips, other Entrances and Personal Items; Travel Insur- ance; All that is not specifically mentioned above. MEAL LEGEND: (BB) Buffet Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner .com 11
  12. 12. C ooK i n G s C h o o L o n t h e a m a LFi Co a st Naples, Ravello 6 days Cooking Lessons with the Celebrated Chef day 1 - usa - italy OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS independent overnight flight from usa. day 2 - arrival • Boat trip along the Costiera by day or night, arrive at naples airport (nap) or naples evening dinner on the boat with champagne rail station. transfer by private car to and music, a fishing trip by night and more. ravello and check-in at your hotel and over- • Trips to Capri, Pompeii, Paestum, night. Herculaneum, Naples and Villa Oplontis • Shopping in Positano, Salerno, Naples, Capri day 3 - our chef • Ceramic course or painting course, sailing in the morning, we have a welcome meet- course. ing with our celebrated chef in her home. • Mozzarella Cheese Factory under her guidance, we begin our first • Limoncello factory cooking lesion and prepare a delicious meal using fresh local ingredients. we • Local guide in Ravello for half days visits taurant suggestions for you this evening. lunch on the beautiful terrace facing the • Entrance fees to Villa Rufolo and Villa (BB L) mediterranean sea and tasting the food we Cimbrone personally cooked. this evening, perhaps day 5 • Car, guide and entrance fees for the Full Day enjoy a light dinner at a local trattoria while today is yours for leisure or exploration. Tour to Pompeii and Sorrento exploring ravello. (BB L) we can also arrange optional excursions for you. (BB) day 4 - cooking class & lunch our second cooking lesson is followed by day 6 another delightful lunch. we can make res- private transfer to naples railway station CALL FOR CURRENT PRICING or airport. (BB) COOKING SCHOOL Code Name: COOK WHAT IS INCLUDED • Privatetransfers Naples/Ravello/Naples • Accommodation for 4 nights • 2 cooking lessons of 3 hours each • Porterage at Hotel NOT INCLUDED: Intercontinental Flight; Gratuities; Porterage at airport or rail station; Beverages and meals not mentioned in the program; Tips, other Entrances and Personal Items; Travel Insurance; All that is not specifically mentioned above. 12 .com
  13. 13. amaL F i C o a s t C u L i na r Y & w in e deLiGht s Capri Excursion, Pompeii Visit, Sorrento Sightseeing 8 days Winery Visit, Cooking Class, Gourmet Dining day 1 - usa - naples day 4 - farmhouse visit & lunch independent overnight flight from usa to after a sumptuous breakfast, tour a nearby naples (nap) italy. farm where you can experience mozzarel- la making, limoncello and olive oil tasting. day 2 - naples ~ sorrento after, enjoy a delicious farmhouse lunch. private transfer to your villa hotel where tonight, enjoy dinner at the villa. (BB L you are greeted by your hostess chef, and d) where you will spend the next few magical days. tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at day 5 - capri excursion the Villa. (d) Guided visit of Capri island. departure to Capri by jetfoil. upon arrival visit of day 2 - sorrento tour & dinner in anacapri by private minibus. Free time town today, we have an orientation tour of for lunch and continue to Capri centre sorrento. tonight, we enjoy dinner at a res- highlights: piazzetta, augustus’ gardens taurant in sorrento. (BB d) overlooking the famed Faraglioni rocks and marina piccola, ViaCamerelle, Via day 3 - naples ~ pompeii ~ sorrento tragara. Free time for shopping. return to after breakfast at your hotel, depart for the villa late afternoon. (BB d) pompeii. meet your local guide and enjoy the tour of the town that was covered by mt Vesuvius. dinner at villa. (BB d) day 6 - winery visit today, we have a winery visit with lunch. dinner at villa. (BB L d) day 7 - cooking lesson today, explore the local towns on your own. Late afternoon, cooking lesson and enjoy your creation for dinner. (BB d) day 8 - Salerno ~ paestum we suggest that you have a panoramic tour of salerno and then depart for paestum; which is one of the most important archae- ological sites in the country. Visit of the best preserved Greek ruins, architecture and monuments and the famous museum. tonight, we say arriverderci at our Farewell dinner. (BB d) day 9 - departure ~ italy ~usa private transfer to naples airport (nap) for your return flight. (BB) CALL FOR CURRENT PRICING Amalfi Coast Culinary & Wine Delights Code Name: OASI .com 13
  14. 14. Ljubljana CROAT SLOVENIA Venice Trieste Torino F r i uLi Ga st ro n o m Y BOSN HERZ Veneto, Friuli, Venezia, Giulia & Slovenia NCE 9 Discover the Best of the Gastronomy of days NorthEast Italy & Slovenia day 1 - usa - italy day 7 - ljubljana, the charming independent overnight flight from usa to CALL FOR CURRENT PRICING capital city (slovenia) Venice. ANDIAMO FRIULI GASTRONOMY TOUR today, we head towards Ljubljana, the capi- Code Name: FRI tal city of slovenia. sightseeing tour of the day 2 - ciao italia Tour requires 10 participants to operate. city with its baroque city center, to admire arrival in Venice (VCe) and group transfer the castle overlooking the city, the beautiful to your hotel. dinner and overnight at the bridges and the colourful market. we have hotel. (d) day 5 - san daniele del friuli - udine a tasting of the most famous slovenian departure to Friuli region, we visit san wines and local products. .dinner will be day 3 - flavours of venice daniele del Friuli, the “mecca” of the fa- served at a typical slovenian restaurant; ex- after breakfast, departure to Venice. mous “prosciutto” (ham). at a ham factory periencing traditional dishes from Karst sightseeing of this city, that does not need we discover the secrets of its preparation cuisine. overnight at our hotel in trieste. any further introduction. here we go to a and we enjoy a lunch with san daniele (BB L d) “Cichetteria” to taste the typical “cicchetto”, ham and other local delicacies with a glass the particular lunch prepared with very of merlot of Colli orientali. afterwards, we day 8- trieste fresh local fish and other delicacies with continue towards udine. sightseeing tour today is dedicated to discover trieste, the wine pairing. afternoon at leisure. enjoy of the city that preserves a Venetian imprint- capital city of the region Friuli Venezia dinner together this evening. (BB L d) ing in its Loggia of Lionello. dinner and Giulia. we visit an oil mill that produces a overnight at the hotel in udine. (BB L d) d.o.p. oil well renowned and a wine cellar. day 4 - prosecco hills - bassano del grappa - conegliano veneto after, we enjoy wine and oil tasting with lo- we visit a dairy factory that has been mak- day 6 - discovering colli orientali- cal delicacies. afternoon at leisure in the collio goriziano - cividale - the city center of trieste. Farewell dinner at an ing traditional cheeses for four genera- mosaics of aquileia tions. among the vineyards we will enjoy after breakfast we head towards Cividale elegant restaurant in city centre. (BB L d) some cheeses with a glass of prosecco, the del Friuli, sightseeing tour of the attractive day 9- arrivederci ! white sparkling wine famous worldwide. medieval town. we continue towards Collio, after breakfast, we checkout and group afterwards, we will head towards prosecco famous for its wine production. we sample transfer to the airport. (BB) hills in order to visit one of the most re- authentic delicacies of the local gastronom- spected estates located at a palladian Villa ic tradition at an “agriturismo” among the of the 17th century, where at the end of the vineyards of Collio. after we visit a top es- WHAT IS INCLUDED visit we will be treated with 3 local wines tate at a medieval castle to taste some of its and cold cuts. we continue towards the best wines. we have a “grappa tasting” at • Group transfer by bus Trieste/Venice/Treviso charming Bassano del Grappa, we will go a local distillery. in the afternoon, we visit airport for a stroll in the historical centre. here we the roman archaeological site of aquileia. • Motor Coach per program visit one of the oldest distilleries of grappa dinner and overnight in udine. (BB L d) • 5 dinners, 2 lunches for a tasting. (BB L d) • 2 brunches (in Venice and Trieste) • Drinks (1/4 lt of wine and 1/2 lt of water) • 4 wine tastings (Veneto, Friuli, Trieste, Ljubljana) • 2 grappa tastings • Visit to wine cellars, distilleries, diary and oil mill as from our program • Guided tours with professional guides (3 FD in Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia; HD in Venice, Ljubljana, Trieste NOT INCLUDED: Intercontinental Flight; Gratuities to Tour Director and Driver; Porterage at airport; Beverages and meals not mentioned in the program; Lunches and drinks; Admis- sion fee for all sites and other activities as per itinerary; Travel Insurance, Arrival/Departure airport transfers; Tips, other Entrances, and Personal items; All that is not specifically mentioned above. MEAL LEGEND: (BB) Buffet Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner 14 .com
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  16. 16. CROAT Milan to rin o deCo ded Torino Langhe BOSN HERZ Torino, Langhe 6 NCE Winery Tours & Tastings, Delicious Regional Cuisine days turesque La morra village and admire the day 1 - usa - italy WHAT IS INCLUDED breathtaking panorama. enjoy lunch at the independent overnight flight from usa to ristorante Belvedere in La morra to enjoy milan. • 4 Nights Accommodation all that piemonte cuisine has to offer. this • 5 Days Rental Car afternoon, stroll in alba, land of the “white day 2 - italy - milan arrive at milan malpensa airport (mXp). • 2 Half Day City Tours With An English Speak- truffle” with its famous medieval city cen- You have the option of a private transfer to ing Guide ter. stop at truffle & Co. to taste delecta- torino or renting a car. dinner in a typical ble Langhe specialties. this evening, dine NOT INCLUDED: piemonte restaurant. savour “piedmontese” Intercontinental Flight; Gratuities; Porterage at airport; at Locanda nel Borgo in Barolo-monforte. specialties such as, carne all’albese, agno- Arrival/Departure airport transfers; Beverages and meals (BB L d) not mentioned in the program; Tips, other Entrances and lotti, brasato al Barolo and hazel-nut torte. Personal Items; Travel Insurance; All that is not specifi- day 6 - milan Finish with a glass of the finest Barbera, cally mentioned above. Check-out of the hotel and transfer to milan Barbaresco or Barolo wines. overnight at malpensa airport (mXp). or perhaps ex- hotel. tend your stay? Liguria, Cinque terre and day 3 - torino portofino are a short 2 hour drive away. a guided walking tour of torino explores ties. this afternoon transfer to Langhe. we tuscany, the Chianti area, and siena are 4 italy’s “First” capital city (1861), from the travel through the piemonte countryside to hours by car. Venice is just a 4 hour train roman doors to its splendid Baroque arrive at the Villa Beccaris hotel, an ele- ride away. (BB) palaces. enjoy lunch in the historical Cafè gant resort set in the heart of the wine re- ristorante platti. during your free time ex- gion. enjoy dinner at La posta restaurant plore torino on your own. take a cooking in monforte. (BB d) class, shop in world class stores, indulge CALL FOR CURRENT PRICING in the famous gelati of the piemonte, visit day 5 - langhe ANDIAMO TORINO DECODED museums, or simply relax. Your evening this morning, explore Barbaresco village, Code Name: TOR ends with a memorable guided tour: magic the home of Gaja wines. take a guided tour turin or underground turin. (BB L) of marchesi di Gresy winery or stroll in ACCOMMODATIONS Barolo and enjoy a guided tour at marchesi 4 STAR HOTELS day 4 - torino - langhe di Barolo winery, the birthplace of the after breakfast, enjoy your free time in the magnificent Barolo wine. after the tour, MEAL LEGEND: porta palazzo open-market, the largest in savour a wine tasting of the best Barbera, (BB) Buffet Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner europe. Look for their many italian special- Barbaresco and Barolo wines. stroll in pic- 16 .com
  17. 17. a m a L F i C o a st sp Len do ur Rome, Sorrento 8 Eternal City & The Amalfi Coast days day 1 saturday - rome Benvenuto to italy! upon arrival at rome art and history always leaves a profound pasta according to the old italian recipes. airport (FCo) please proceed through the impression on visitors to rome: discover afterwards visit one of the most intrigu- passport Control and collect your luggage the masterpieces of Greek and roman an- ing Farm houses, located on the volcano, inside the customs area. private transfer to cient art, works of raphael, michelangelo where vineyards and fruit trees grew fac- the hotel. in the evening, meeting with the and Caravaggio, the sistine Chapel and st ing the Gulf of naples and Capri taking ad- tour host at the hotel. peter’s Basilica. after the tour ends return vantage of the rich soil. enjoy an authentic to the hotel by private coach. (BB) Farmers lunch and then taste a glass of day 2 sunday - rome wine on the patio. (BB L) spend the day at leisure exploring rome on day 4 tuesday - pompei & vesuvius your own. From etruscan to roman times, sorrento day 6 thursday - amalfi coast medieval Churches and renaissance palac- early morning transfer to sorrento by pri- today, enjoy the picturesque town of amalfi, es, rome offers an incredible range of sights vate coach. upon arrival in pompeii, meet an ancient maritime republic and its mag- and experiences. afternoon visit to the old with the guide to visit the ruins destroyed nificent dome. en route, stop in positano Via appia, s.maria maggiore, s. Giovani, 2000 years ago by the eruption of Vesuvius. to visit the town. Late afternoon, return to scala santa and the Catacombs. rome is after the visit, free time for lunch. in the af- sorrento. dinner will be served at the ho- well known for its trattoria and homemade ternoon, transfer to the Vesuvius national tel. (BB d) pasta. tonight, enjoy dinner served in a tra- park. Check in at the hotel and overnight in sorrento. (BB) day 7 saturday - capri & anacapri ditional roman trattoria. (BB d) transfer to naples airport (nap) for your day 3 monday - rome day 5 wednesday - food experience return flight. (BB) in the afternoon transfer to the Vatican spend the day visiting the afeltra pasta maker where you will learn how to prepare day 8 saturday - departure - italy - usa for a guided visit of the museum. Vatican independent transfer to naples airport or railway station (BB) WHAT IS INCLUDED 8 DAYS FROM USD $2249 ANDIAMO AMALFI COAST SPLENDOUR • Tour Host Code Name: AMF • Luggage handling at hotel • Bus as per itinerary SEMI ESCORTED • 3 dinners / 1 lunch Wines and Mineral Water MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 25 CLIENTS included on meals GUARANTEED DEPARTURES • Visit of Vatican, entrance fee included TOUR BEGINS ON SATURDAY • Visit of Ancient Appia and Catacombs, en- trance fee included • Wine & Food Experience Day DEPARTURE DATES: • Visit of Pompeii & Vesuvius, entrance fee April 10 - May18, 22 - June 5, 19 included September 11,18, 25 - October 9, 16 • Visit of Amalfi Coast • Visit of Capri & Anacapri ACCOMMODATIONS • Hotel and City Taxes Roma: Barocco, Marcella Royal, Veneto Sorrento: Palazzo Abagnale, Plaza, Tra- NOT INCLUDED: montano Intercontinental Flights; Gratuities to Tour Director, Driver, Local guides, or Assistant, Porterage at airport, Beverages Note: Similar category hotels may be and meals not mentioned in the program; Travel Insurance; substituted. All that is not specifically mentioned above. PRICES ARE PER PERSON, LAND ONLY DOUBLE: $2249 per person MEAL LEGEND: SINGLE: $2849 per person (BB) Buffet Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner TRIPLE: $2009 per person .com 17
  18. 18. Bari Brindisi disCo Ver a p uLia Lecce Taranto Bari, Lecce, Locorotondo, Alberobello, Ostuni, Altamura 9 Region of Glorious Churches, Castles, days & Sun-Bleached Beaches 0 100 200 km N 0 62 124 miles day 1 - usa - italy Castel del monte. after our tour, drive to independent overnight flight from usa for the delightful port town of trani and en- CALL FOR CURRENT PRICING Bari italy. joy lunch in a typical trattoria. discover the ANDIAMO DISCOVER APULIA Cathedral of trani, the pearl of apulia dur- Code Name: PUL day 2 - bari - lecce ing this afternoon’s walking tour. return to upon arrival at Bari (Bri), transfer to your resort, where you can enjoy an olive ACCOMMODATIONS Lecce and check into your hotel. this eve- oil tasting prior to dinner. (BB L d) 4 STAR HOTELS ning, gather for a welcome drink and din- Note: Similar category hotels may be ner. (d) day 6 - locorotondo, alberobello & substituted. ostuni day 3 - otranto & lecce Visit a mozzarella factory in Locorotondo. today we explore oranto and marvel at Later, discover the curiously shaped trulli the exquisite floor mosaic inside otranto’s houses, a vernacular architecture seen only MEAL LEGEND: Cathedral. return to Lecce in the afternoon in apulia. in this fairy-tale city hundreds (BB) Buffet Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner and visit a private workshop to observe ar- of these delightful dwellings clustered to- tisans at work on wonderful papier-mâché gether form a world heritage site. return figures. (BB) to the hotel for an afternoon to relax. enjoy the pool and spa facilities or take a bike ride day 4 - lecce & martina franca through the olive groves towards the beach. Following a lecture on baroque architec- tonight, we have a dinner of local special- ture, take a walking tour of Lecce’s cen- ties in a restored farmhouse. (BB d) tral area. en route, stop at the antinori masseria maime wine estate in the salento day 7 - altarmura & bari region. apulia produces more grapes than Visit a family-run bakery in altamura, any other region. antinori has been pro- which produces a unique blend of bread, ducing excellent reds such as negroamaro, turning it into delicious focaccie and pizze. malvasia nera, and primitivo since 1998. this afternoon, explore the seaport of Bari. enjoy a tour of the new estate followed by this evening, dine in the hotel’s restaurant. a wine tasting and lunch. this afternoon, (BB d) arrive at your resort. enjoy your surround- ings before gathering for dinner in the ho- day 8 - egnazia & polignano a mare tel. (BB L d) Go inside the walls of the ancient city of egnazia to view the treasures unearthed day 5 - castel del monte & trani by archaeologists. stop in enchanting travel north to admire the geometric har- polignano, before returning to the hotel mony and majestic octagonal plan of the for an afternoon at leisure. Gather this eve- ning for a farewell dinner at a local farm- stead. (BB d) day 9 - italy - usa depart Bari (Bri) for the usa on individ- ual flights. (B) WHAT IS INCLUDED • Accommodations • Transportation • Local Guides • Meals as specified NOT INCLUDED: Intercontinental Flight; Gratuities; Porterage at airport; Arrival/Departure airport transfers; Beverages and meals not mentioned in the program; Tips, other Entrances and Personal Items; Travel Insurance; All that is not specifi- cally mentioned above. 18 .com

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