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italy 2019

Join us as we tour Italy!

Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Join us as we ride godolas

along Venetian canals, study the ancient history of Rome, Pisa, Tuscany and Florence. Activities will run from the evening of July 1 through the afternoon on July 7. Attendees should plan to arrive in Venice (VCE) on the morning or afternoon of July 1st and depart on afternoon of July 7th from Rome (FCO).


Private villas in Venice, Florence & Rome

Day 1- Monday , July 1

Welcome to Italy!

Arrival: Meet at the Venice airport in the arrivals area, past baggage claim. Go to Torrefazione Cannaregio cafe on the left and wait for the group, (ground floor) view map . I will provide flight #s in FB group chat. We will transport to villa together via water taxi. Get settled and prepare for a night out dining, tasting regional delicacies accompanied by piano music and Italian wine. Learn about the recipes & dine in the elegant surroundings of your chef's private home. 

Dinner and Wine Included

Day 2- Tuesday, July 2

Sightseeing tour of Venice, Murano, Burano and Torcello Sightseeing Tour

Explore the intricacies of two famed Italian handicrafts with a day trip from Venice to the nearby islands of Murano and Burano. Watch centuries-old glassblowing techniques in Murano, and marvel at the detailed stitches of exquisite Burano lace. Your knowledgeable guide will share the history of these two artisan islands while you visit local workshops and wander the picturesque streets.​ Please be aware of the dress regulations required to enter places of worship on this tour. Knees and shoulders must be covered - no shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed.  


  • Entrance fees to Torcello Church

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Day 3: Wednesday, July 3

Grab breakfast at the villa or nearby. 9:30am Transport to Florence via Train. Check into villa and enjoy a free day to relax and explore the city on your own.