OPEN GROUP SCHEDULED TOURS
Every month we propose one or more open tours. They allow you to join special events like food and wine, opera (as the Opera Festival, and the Vinitaly in Verona), Easter celebrations. And, our usual package of visits, wine tasting and good food. Here you find a short anticipation of the 2017 program and of the rates. The tours have fixed dates and last mostly 8 days.
February 12-19 SICILY
Etna, Siracusa, Ragusa, and Agrigento, for the International Folk Music events, during the Almond tree blooming festival.
March 12 to 19 The heart of TUSCANY
Florence and its hills, Lucca Carmignano, Chianti Hills,
Certaldo and the March Truffles festival-
April 8 to 17 SICILY Easter Celebrations
Visit Sicily enjoying its amazing Easter celebrations, and the best wines of the Ionian coast. Palm sunday in Taormina, visit the Etna, Siracusa and Ragusa. See some of the Holy Week processions in Acate, Chiaramonte Gulfi, or Prizzi.
April 30 to May 7 PUGLIA
Altamura and the Federicus medieval celebrations. Matera, Taranto and Manduria, Alberobello, Gallipoli and Otranto.
May 21 to 28 TUSCANY and the coast
Pisa, Volterra, Bolgheri and the Valdicornia. The medieval celebrations of Massa Marittima: Balestro del Girifalco.
July 2 to 9 VENETO and the Arena di Verona Festival
Verona and the unique Roman Arena festival, Verdi the best opera shows. Valpolicella, Garda Lake, Euganei Hills, Bassano del Grappa, and Vicenza.
July 16 to 23 TUSCANY and the Puccini festival
Join the Bohème, and the Turandot at the Puccini festival. Lucca, Pisa Bolgheri, Volterra and the Chianti Hills.
RATES for 8 days/7 nights
The base rate is € 2,000, or € 250/person per day with minimum 6 people. You can, as usual, ask for a private tour, change accommodation, and the dates when possible.
€ 2,000/person with 6 to 8 people
€ 2400/person with 4 or 5 people
Accommodation in hand picked casual inns, 3* hotels, and agriturismo (country resort).
Additional for 4* hotel or luxury room, € 300.
Inclusions as usual: see our rates page.
The opera tickets are not included.