September 20th to 29th, 2023
EXPERIENCE AUTHENTIC ITALY
Join Elite Travel & Events Inc this September 20th to 29tth, 2023 for a tour throughout Italy making sure to visit not only some of the most famous destinations in Italy but also the off the beaten road, Authentic Italy, locales. Starting with a gondola ride in Venice before heading to Florence and Cinque Terre. Following we will head down to Umbria and truly experience Authentic Italy before ending our tour in the Amalfi Coast.
If you want to experience with lots of food, wine and truly Authentic Italian Living then join Elite Travel & Events Inc this Fall 2023!
Benvenuti in Italia!
Wednesday, September 20th, 2023
The group meets at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) and we are met by our guide, who will accompany us throughout our journey in Italy. Transfer to our hotel.
Today we enjoy a full day in Venice, known as ‘The Queen of the Adriatic’. “A unique position, the grace of her buildings, the changing colors, and not least the total absence of wheeled transport, make
Venice the most charming and poetic city in the world.”
Our visit begins at the Basilica of St. Mark–
golden mosaics from the Second Golden Age of Icons adorn this magnificent Byzantine basilica built to honor the body of St. Mark brought from Alexandria in Egypt. Popes John XXIII and John Paul I were Patriarchs of Venice. After the church we will visit the Piazza di San Marco area. At the end of the walking tour enjoy a gondola ride through the enchanting maze of canals.
In the late afternoon, we will enjoy a Food and Wine Tour in Venice Discovering the “Osterie” (taverns) in the historical
center of Venice. Venice is not only beautiful buildings, picturesque canals and narrow streets. Venice represents also the pleasure of eating and drinking well. Explore the beauty of our city and taste something really Venetian such as local wine and “cicchetti”’ (tapas) in the most characteristic “Osteria”.
Finish the day with a Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Thursday, September 21st, 2023
Departure from Venice to Florence
Arrival late morning/lunch time.
This afternoon a pleasant guided walk in Florence is just what you need to be introduced to the city and its splendor and secular heritage! Get the chance to have a taste of one of the most important and charming cities of UNESCO World Heritage. Walk through the amazing center of Florence and discover its unique secular heritage and breathtaking beauty with an expert and fun tour guide.
Our tour explores the historic and architectural evolution factors from the Roman foundation through medieval centuries and its Renaissance glorious period up to modern time Florence. Learn about the Medici: masters of Florence. The Medici family rose to become famous and revered throughout the Western world in the 14th and 15th Century. The Medici came to power at a time of great social and economic inequality. They were great disrupters. Their banking practices led to the creation of a middle class, making them unimaginably wealthy. The Medici in turn used their vast power and resources to challenge traditional thinking, ushering in a new era of revolutionary art and science such as the world had never seen: the Renaissance. It's a powerful story that resonates even now. Our professional guide will take you to some of the most important spots where the greatest minds and artists have stood and been inspired.
During this walk, you will see Piazza della Signoria with the town hall Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo, the Baptistery with its ‘Gates of Paradise’, Giotto’s independent bell tower, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Santa Trinita and Orsanmichele Church, Pontevecchio Bridge and the secret Vasari Corridor, as well as famous shopping streets and the Oltrarno – the fourth and last district, the manual crafts neighborhood.
Evening dinner in a local typical restaurant.
Back to the hotel.
Friday, September 22nd, 2023
Morning Transfer from Florence to Cinque Terre.
Full day Cinque Terre including Guide & Boat or Train.
During the day, the guide will introduce guests to this spectacular corner of Italy, famous for its panorama, its wine, its food, beautiful sea, and hiking opportunities. Our comprehensive exploration will include the visit of some of the most beautiful BORGHI OF ITALY and landscapes of Cinque Terre National Park (a world-heritage protected by UNESCO since 1997) which are Rio Maggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, the Borghi clinging to a remote stretch of the Riviera coastline. You will enjoy the five-mile-long rocky coast lined by thousands of dry walls built on terraces cultivated with vineyards, and the small medieval fishing villages built on rock. Add to this the incredible color of the sea and the sky and you may understand what paradise Cinque Terre really is.
Enjoy the most astonishing views either from land and sea, as we stroll along the national park by boat,
train, and walking/hiking on the fabulous trails on the cliff in a perfect mix for a memorable experience.
A delicious lunch with wine in a typical restaurant on the sea is included, thus you will be able to enjoy
incredible fresh seafood cooked the Ligurian way, accompanied by some great white wines typical of
An amazing boat ride (weather and sea conditions permitting) will be an additional memorable
perspective on the Riviera, to take back home with you the most incredible pictures of this day.
Back to Florence.
Dinner on your own.
Saturday, September 23rd, 2023
In the morning, we will depart from Florence to the Borgo of Scheggino located in the region of UMBRIA “THE GREEN HEART OF ITALY” An idyllic and unspoiled nature meets the beating heart of Italian art, generating superlative beauty, characterized by boundless landscapes full of suggestive Borghi, small medieval or renaissance towns, and an history that seems not to belong to the past. Over the centuries,Umbria has kept its attachment to local tradition alive and has been one of the protagonists of Italian cultural life. Land of artists and saints, endowed with a unique artistic heritage and countless architectural beauties, this small region is the perfect combination of the slow living lifestyle and the liveliness that all the various attractions offer.
Lunch in hotel.
A late afternoon departure to the Borgo of Bevagna to meet with the Mayor.
“DO AS THE UMBRIANS DO”
Medieval set of the world famous Mercato delle Gaite. Reserved for the group only. The event is to recreate the daily life of the village residents in the period between 1250 and 1350, with historical accuracy and a wealth of details.
Medieval dinner with 6 courses and wines included.
Show and medieval music entertainment during dinner and dances.
Back to the resort.
Sunday, September 24th, 2023
Morning. Transfer to the Borgo of Montefalco
Greetings of the Mayor
• Oil Tasting at the Oleoteca OleVum.
Tasting of three different types of local oil
combined with cold cuts and a glass of wine
• SHOW COOKING con Chef
Walk through the rows of vines.
Lunch in the cellar and wine tasting
• Guided tour of the Borgo. Visit of the Museo
• Guided tasting of “La Strada del Sagrantino”
“the route of the Sagrantino Wine” with sommelier
Wine tasting: Montefalco Bianco DOC, Montefalco
Grechetto DOC, Montefalco Rosso DOC,
Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG, Montefalco
Passito DOCG. Exclusive and reserved activity in
• Back to Scheggino before a Truffle Dinner in the world famous URBANI Truffle producer farm.
Back to the Resort Torre del Nera.
Monday, September 25th, 2023
Morning transfer from the resort to the BORGO OF LUGNANO IN TEVERINA for a fun day all about food starting with a truffle hunting excursion.
The day will progress to a show cooking and Lunch Tasting with typical products in the park of the truffle farm
• “CHEF FOR ONE DAY” and afternoon snack in the olive grave
Olive Oil experience and show cooking in which the oil is the Star
• “OLEA MUNDI FOR USA”
Delivery to the illustrious guests of a small olive tree in sign of peace and honorary adoptions of an
olive tree of the OLEA MUNDI World Collection that will bear the name of the tourist
• VISIT of the BORGO Piazza S.Maria
• LUGNANO FOOD COMPETITION “YELLOW & BLUE” ( the colors emblem of Lugnano in Teverina)
Cooking competition with the guidance of two chefs and the supervision of the major. The Group is divided in two teams, YELLOW TEAM and BLUE TEAM.
Who is able to prepare the most delicious receipt ?
Yellow Team and Blue Team will compete for the Ceramic Plate with the coat of arms of Lugnano in
• DINNER. An exclusive event created for the group, with delicious food and wine at will. The
dinner will be in authentic setting with actors in antique, local costumes, flagger and traditional
folk music that will involve everyone in an amazing GRAND FINAL of your Umbria experience.
Fun, Fun ,Fun in a magic behavior.
Back to the accommodation.
Tuesday, September 26th, 2023
Bus transfer from Borgo of Scheggino (Umbria) to Sorrento in Costiera AmalfitanaArrival and accommodation at the selected Hotel in Sorrento.Late afternoon walking tour of Sorrento & Limoncello Tasting. Followed with a dinner at local Restaurant.Back to the accommodation and overnight.
Wednesday, September 27th, 2023
Full day Amalfitana coast
• Enjoy a drive along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the World.
• The first stop will be in Positano to enjoy the view of this jewel of the coast from the top. After an hour at leisure to enjoy a nice walk through the colorful narrow streets leading to the beach. From Positano beach we will board our Boat that will take us to Amalfi from where we will admire the coastline from the seaside. Amalfi, the town which has given the name to this drive.
• Enjoy a walk around the town to see the lovely mosaic façade of St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Then
continue to Ravello Stop for lunch in Ravello. This delightful quiet village has inspired artists from all over the World: Wagner and Gore Vidal to name just two. Enjoy some time at your disposal to walk around and return to Sorrento.
Back to Sorrento
Dinner on your own
Thursday, September 28th, 2023
Transfer to Pompei
• 2 hours Guided visit of Pompei and Ercolano
• Your tour starts with a pleasant voyage, and fascinating views, to reach Pompeii, the UNESCO-listed awe-inspiring-2000-years-old town that was buried in ashes and lava by the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano back in 79 A.D. Get ready to be surprised: the ruins, perfectly well-preserved, are nothing short of spectacular. Exploring the site escorted by a dedicated private guide expert in art and history will allow you to discover Pompeii’s time-honored streets, mosaics and frescoes, admiring the houses, eateries, thermal baths and even the brothel where the ancient inhabitants used to lead their daily lives, and learn all about their customs.
• After the Tour we will stop in a local farm where we will have the chance to taste mozzarella and
typical food with wine.
• Return to Hotel late afternoon;
• Farewell dinner in Sorrento at local Restaurant
Back to the hotel
Friday, September 29th, 2023
Sadly, after breakfast we will head to (NAP) Naples International Airport to depart back home.
4 Star Accommodation double room in B&B
Typical lunch or dinners, wine and food experiences, show cooking, where listed
1⁄4 wine, mineral water and coffee served with meal at restaurants
Bus at disposal for the entire tour
Boat* or train including guide – Cinque Terre
Minivan to Positano
Boat to Amalfi*
Full Tour Escort
Private Tour Guides as listed
Parking Expenses throughout the Tour
Entrance Fees where listed
City Taxes throughout
Meals at Restaurants where listed
Tour Guide and Tour Driver Gratuities
Meals and Drinks not mentioned
* TRANSPORTATION SERVICES PROVIDED BY BOAT (CINQUE TERRE & AMALFI COAST) ARE SUBJECT TO SEA & WEATHER CONDITIONS. IN CASE OF BAD CONDITIONS, THE SAME WILL BE DONE BY TRAIN OR MOTOR COACH.
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