2013 Group Vacation
June 8 - 18: Toscana and Umbria
This year we have created a special tour which will offer us an insider's view of Italy. As we immerse in the local way of Italian life, we will become part of the landscape. Each city, castle town and village has something unique to offer in art, history and local specialties which should not be missed!
We have designed an itinerary of the four regions of Tuscany, Umbria, Emilia Romagna and Veneto. We will be able to compare the art, beauty and culture of each region and sample their foods.
We stop and smell the earth, to look at nature's colors and experience the serenity that surrounds us in the countryside. In the city, we will encounter local Italians sharing with us their daily lives.
Experience the friendliness of the Italian people, the fruits and vegetables of the season, the pallet of colors of the country side, the local wines, the arts and architecture. We won't be packing and unpacking every day as we will be home-based, spending some time on the Mediterranean side and then in the countryside -- feel the experience of actually living there!
Daily excursions will be provided to medieval castle towns, local farm inns and wineries. We will provide guided tours to castles, churches, optional professional cooking lessons and optional gourmet meals and wine tasting events.
What sets us apart from other tours is the caring attention and personal service we provide each of our guests. As Tuscan natives, we are bilingual and really do know our way around! We enjoy the respect and friendships we have built with the locals and can offer our guests a genuinely authentic and enjoyable experience. We limit our group vacations to 16 guests at a time to maintain a small group environment. We travel together as a family.
WE TEACH AS WE TRAVEL, CONDUCTING EDUCATIONAL SCENIC CUSTOM EXCURSIONS, SO COME ALONG FOR AN EXTRAORDINARILY MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE -- ANDIAMO!!!