Bella Vita Italy

Bella Vita Italy

Trip to Italy · Fri, Jun 26, 2020
Travel Expert Ruth Guiry

Join us on a trip of a lifetime to the beautiful land of food and wine! My name is Mark Parmigiani, wine connoisseur, avid foodie and manager of Cavallo Nero, a local Italian restaurant in Ancaster. This year, my wife (Jackie) and I have decided to pay homage to my Italian heritage and devout love of food and wine with a culinary adventure to Italy and we want you to come with! We are looking for a group of passionate food and wine travellers to join us on a once in a lifetime adventure, that will excite the taste buds, expand our culinary knowledge, and allow us to soak up the finest wines, sights and sounds that Italy has to offer.


Call Ruth at Guiry Travel to reserve your spot today!

289-239-7949


26 June - 04 July 2020 Bella Vita Italy

Day 1 - 26 June ARRIVAL IN ROME

Upon arrival at the Rome airport, you will be met by our professional English-speaking guide and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Accommodation: HOTEL TWENTY ONE (2 Nights)

Day 2 - 27 June ROME

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and a full day at leisure to explore Rome your own way. Overnight.

Day 3 - 28 June ROME - FLORENCE - LUCCA

After breakfast this morning, depart for Florence by coach. Upon arrival in Florence, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant then we visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Historic Centre of Florence on an in-depth guided walking tour of the city. Enjoy the Piazza del Duomo, where the cathedral, tower, and baptistery exhibit the traditions of Florentine art from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. We will observe the massive and detailed façade of the Duomo before viewing the baptistery’s bronze doors, designed by Ghiberti and which Michelangelo commented were worthy to be the “Gates of Paradise.” Spend time in the Piazza della Signoria, an open-air museum of sculpture and walk in the streets of Florence to learn more about the history of this city. Continue to Lucca for your overnight.

Accommodation: HOTEL ILARIA & RESIDENCE DELL'ALBA (3 Nights)

Day 4 - 29 June LUCCA

After breakfast and some free time this morning, meet your guide and depart for your "Eat Like a Local" tour of Lucca. To live like a local is to eat like a local! Discover the hidden corners of medieval Lucca while tasting authentic local treats and sweets, chocolate and a selection of cured meats. You will also try some local drinks along the way while you learn about the city's artisan traditions. The remainder of your afternoon is at leisure. This evening, take par in a Pasta Making demonstration with dinner. The chef will show how to prepare and shape fresh pasta and the typical Toredelli from Lucca.

Day 5 - 30 June LUCCA - PISA - LUCCA

Infamous and impossible to miss, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the UNESCO world heritage site Piazza dei Miracoli is a staggering sight and our first stop today. Climb up the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, located in Piazza del Duomo next to the 11th century Cathedral and the Baptistery. After some free time in Pisa, we visit a local winery for a tour and tasting. Afterwards, we'll travel back to Lucca for one more overnight.

Day 6 - 01 July LUCCA - SAN GIMIGNANO - CHIANTI

Today we will head to San Gimignano, home to a magnificent piazza, meandering stepped streets and some beautifully preserved architecture. Here we will visit Gelateria Dondoli to sample the creations of a master gelato maker before carrying on to Fattoria San Donato for an indulgent wine tasting complete with bruschetta and local meats and cheeses. After taking in the town's head turning historic centre, we'll continue to our villa in Chianti. This evening, enjoy a 3-course dinner at the villa where we overnight.

Accommodation: VILLA SAN LUCCHESE(3 Nights)

Day 7 - 02 July CHIANTI -SIENA - CHIANTI

After breakfast this morning, depart for Siena and it’s UNESCO world heritage site historic centre. On arrival, enjoy a walking tour of the town. After the tour we’ll have a short time for lunch and shopping of course! Some of the most important Italian artists and poets walked these streets: Dante, Leonardo, Boccaccio and Petrarca. Popes and bankers (Monte dei Paschi di Siena is the oldest bank in the world!) Then depart for a Tuscan lunch at a local farm with tasting of the famous Pecorino Cheese. After, continue back to Chianti to our villa where we will enjoy dinner together.

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Day 8 - 03 July CHIANTI

Spend the morning at your own leisure. This afternoon meet your guide and depart for a Chianti Winery for a tour and tasting. This evening, at the villa, you are cordially invited to the kitchen where you will roll up your sleeves and put on your apron. The villa's chef will treat you to an exclusive lesson in making Tuscan delicacies before you sit down to savor the fruits of your labors for diner.

Day 9 - 04 July CHIANTI - FLORENCE

Sadly, we have to say goodbye to the villa this morning. -- After breakfast transfer to the Florence airport for your return flight home.

Deposit:

$500.00

Pricing Information:

Pricing is in CAD, per person based on double occupancy and includes the highlights listed below. Air is not included in this price but it is recommended that you book the same flights as the rest of the group in order to receive complimentary transfers between the airport and the hotels. Please enquire for further details regarding flights.

Land Only $4029.00

BOOK BY 30 NOV, 2019 AND RECEIVE $50.00CAD OFF PER PERSON

Single Supplement $1399.00

Non-refundable deposits are due at the time of your reservation and final payments will be due March 13, 2020

A post tour option for a 2 night stay in Florence will be available soon!

Tour Highlights:

·      This is a Guiry Travel Hosted Group and our special co-hosts for this tour are Mark Parmigiani and his wife Jackie.

·      8 Nights in boutique accommodation

·      Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

·      Premium private mini coach transportation

·      Unlock the secrets of Tuscan Cuisine with included wine and cheese tastings

·      Meet a local expert and discover how traditional gelato is made at Gelateria Dondoli

·      Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary including the Baptistery of St. John and Siena Cathedral

·      All taxes and fees

Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites

·      Rome

·      Florence

·      Piazza del Duomo Pisa

·      San Gimignano

·      Siena

Insurance Information:

Guiry Travel strongly recommends medical, cancellation and interruption insurance.
Details about our Premium Protection Plan and other insurance protection options are available upon request.
If you do not live in Ontario or wish to purchase your insurance online, please visit https://www.igoinsured.com/direct/Step1.aspx
By declining insurance, you will waive any liability against your Group Leader, Travel Consultant or Guiry Travel for any costs you incur as a result of your choice not to purchase Travel Insurance Coverage.

VALID CANADIAN PASSPORTS MANDATORY FOR ALL DESTINATIONS
Any exceptions will be noted upon request with Guiry Travel and its appointed Agents.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT VALID CANADIAN PASSPORTS BE VALID FOR 6 MONTHS PAST DEPARTURE DATES OF TRAVEL.
For other nationalities please contact your Travel Agent or appropriate Consulate for details.
CANCELLATION AND MEDICAL INSURANCE RECOMMENDED FOR ALL TRAVEL, MANDATORY FOR CUBA AND MEXICO AND PROOF OF SAME IS REQUIRED.

Please, contact the agent to send the information

Insurance:

Guiry Travel strongly recommends medical, cancellation and interruption insurance.

Details about our Premium Protection Plan and other insurance protection options are available upon request.

If you do not live in Ontario or wish to purchase your insurance online, please visit https://www.igoinsured.com/direct/Step1.aspx

By declining insurance, you will waive any liability against your Group Leader, Travel Consultant or Guiry Travel for any costs you incur as a result of your choice not to purchase Travel Insurance Coverage.

Bella Vita Italy

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