Planned, Small escorted Groups for 2017
March 2017 5 nights in Florence with guided tours of the Uffizi, The Pitti Palace Complex (Palatina Gallery & Silver Museum (Summer Grand Ducal Apartments) & Boboli) the Accedemia, Santa Maria Novella church and cloister with the Bargello Museum. London Heathrow
7 nights to the Amalfi Coast in May 2017, flights from London
7 nights in Puglia visiting Ostuni, Lecce, Bari, Alberobello and Matera from London Gatwick in May 2017
Early July Health and Wellness, staying at Monticatini Terme, a Spa town midway between Pisa and Florence, includes Yoga in the olive groves, Pilates, Reiki, A cookery lesson at a farmhouse in Montecatini Alto, an escorted day tour to Florence and learn, a little Italian lessons. Flights from Manchester and London Heathrow.
Late July / early August Andrea Bocelli performing at his Teatro di Silenzio in Tuscany, An evening at the Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago, Puccini's home. A cookery lesson and an escorted tour of Lucca.
Mid September staying at the Hotel Le Pleiadi in Forte dei Marmi for 7 nights, this includeds Flights, transfers half board accommodation with 2 glasses of wine and moneral water for each customer. Day tour to Pisa and Lucca, day tour to Cinque Terre, half day to the marble mountains in Land Rover Defenders to see the quarrymen and lunch. half day tour to see Pietrasanta - renown for art. Flights from Manchester and Heathrow.
September Veneto, staying in Padua, a full day in Venice visiting the islands, a half day walking tour of Venice followed by lunch at the world famous Belmond Cipriani, a day tour to Padua, a day tour to Verona and a day tour to a farm see Prosecco being made and enjoy a traditional lunch. London Heathrow
Travel by Rail! 14 nights escorted tour to Montecatini Terme in Tuscany, travelling in September 2017. Staying at the 4 star La Torretta. Evening meals with 2 glasses of wine and mineral water are included at this hotel. Also included guided tour of Florence and of Lucca and Pisa. We are also trying to tie in with a steam train in Tuscany! En route we will spend one night in Paris with a guided tour, a night in Milan visit the world famous Santa Maria de la Grazia to see leonado da Vinci's mural of the Last Supper, also stand atop Milan's Duomo for fantastic views of the city. On the return journey we will be stopping in Bologna for one night and a guided tour. A little more information has yet to be finalized.
October Heart of Tuscany, 7 nights staying in San Gimignano, with day tours to Montepulciano, Siena, Florence, Pienza, a cookery lesson and wine tasting. London Heathrow
October Food and Wine experience, 5 nights in Tuscany cookery lesson, wine tasting enjoy exquisite traditional food in some local restaurants, thgis is planned for October Half Term (based on Bracknell Forest dates) London Heathrow or London Gatwick.