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ITALIAN TREASURES

17 Days, 16 Nights | Maximum 24 Guests

 

Experience Italy’s most enduring treasures with Maritime Travel’s own Italy expert, Charline Fortier.

Join us on an enhanced Italy trip of a lifetime! Past guests still rave about these small-group adventures. Visit some of our all-time favorite destinations, plus discover some lesser-known gems that rank high on Charline’s must-see list!

Our new Italian Treasures tour has been enhanced and expanded to include the best of Venice, Gubbio (Umbria), Tuscany, Rome and the Amalfi Coast. Join Charline as she reveals Italy’s best-kept secrets; giving an insider’s take on her favourite trattorias, hotels, specialty shops and other hidden gems..

$7399 per person
Taxes Included!
Price based on double occupancy. Land Only

October 7 – 23, 2024

From Venice to Naples

Travel: 17 Days
Accommodations: 16 Nights
Meals: 16 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners, 3 Lunches
Service disponible en francais.
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Charline Fortier – Our Italy Expert

This intimate, worry-free, Italian adventure is designed and hosted by our own Charline Fortier, a Maritime Travel counsellor for more than 45 years. Charline is an expert on all things Italian, and has been to Italy more than 50 times – on her own, with her wine-expert husband, and hosting groups. “I feel more at home in my beloved Italy, than I do in Canada,” she will tell you. Charline loves to share her secrets… whether it’s a favourite restaurant where she’s friends with the owners, the best little gelato shop, or the best shoe store in town. Charline speaks Italian, English and French.

“Charline was amazing as a host, very knowledgeable and gave us lots of tips and free time. The food and wine were awesome.” – Italian Treasures Past Guest

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wine tasting and dinner with wine pairing in the exclusive Chianti Classico region
  • Private tours of Rome, Venice, Florence, and Herculaneum
  • Cooking class – Tuscan specialties with wine
  • Visit Burano
  • Lots of free time for shopping & exploring
  • Three days on the Amalfi Coast
  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Fun, laughs, and memories to last a lifetime!

INCLUDES

  • Airport transfers, meet & greet
  • 16 nights hotel accommodation
  • 24 meals
  • Land transportation by luxury motorcoach
  • Services of Maritime Travel’s own escort, Charline Fortier, plus private local guides
  • Lots of extras

Itinerary  –  Expanded & Enhanced!

Overseas travel to Venice, Italy.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 – Arrive at Venice Airport. You will be met by a Maritime Travel representative at the international arrivals area. From there, you will be provided a transfer to our hotel in Venice. The balance of the afternoon is yours to rest and rejuvenate. Later this evening we will meet up with Charline at one of her favorite restaurants and enjoy a welcome dinner with wine as we get to know our travelling companions. To bed early this evening to rest up for our adventure ahead. Hotel Tritone D

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 – Following breakfast at our hotel, we will pick up our transfer to Tronchetto, where we will board our private water launch, which will take us to Piazza San Marco for our walking tour of Venice. You will see the Piazza San Marco, the Basilica San Marco, and the Doges Palace which you will have time to visit later in the day if you wish. This afternoon, join us for a visit to the island of Burano, known for its fishermen and lace-makers. There will be time for lunch on your own, and to explore this lovely island before we head back to San Marco and some more free in time in Venice. We will make our own way back to our hotel. Supper and the balance of the evening will be on your own. Be sure to get some great suggestions from Charline, or perhaps join her! Hotel Tritone B

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 – Today we depart Venice and head for Panzano in Cianti, where we will stay in a villa for the next two nights. Once we have settled in, you will have time to explore the property and later on this afternoon we will meet for a private tasting of estate wines. We will then make our way to Dario Cecchini’s famous local restaurant. This larger than life personality is a world famous 8th generation Italian butcher. We are certainly in for a treat this evening! La Pensione di Vignamaggio B D

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 – Today is a free day to enjoy the beautiful little village of Panzano which is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards for as far as the eye can see. This is your opportunity to sample one of the many local trattorias in the village. La Pensione di Vignamaggio B

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 – Today we travel from Panzano to Gubbio with our arrival just in time for a light lunch. The balance of your day is free. Gubbio one of the most beautiful Medieval towns in Umbria known for its ceramics and for having been a frequent haunt of St Francis of Assisi. Relais Ducale B L

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 – After breakfast we will make our way to the charming, medieval town of Pienza, with its lovely shops, beautiful views, and the historic Palazzo Piccolomini – birthplace of Pope Pius II. We will stop en route for a cooking class. The remainder of the day is free. Residence San Gregorio B L

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 – Following breakfast, you have a free day to explore anything you may have missed yesterday. The views are incredible and the shopping is just as good! This region is renowned for it’s roast suckling pig and pecorino cheese. It is a gastronomical delight. Residence San Gregorio B

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 – Following breakfast, we will travel to Florence. We will meet our local guide for a short walking tour, including the Piazza Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Siggnoria. Meet for supper at Charline’s favorite trattoria. Pitti Palace Hotel B D

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 – Make sure you eat a good breakfast, as this will be our shopping day in Florence. Charline will point you in the right direction and highlight some of the best places for the best prices. Leather, silk, jewelry, shoe stores, handbags, clothing – you will be overwhelmed. You can also visit Michelangelo’s David or the famous Uffizi museum. Pitti Palace Hotel B

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16 – Our centrally located hotel makes it easy to enjoy another free day exploring the wonderful city of Florence. Pitti Palace Hotel B

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 – Onwards to Rome! After checking into our hotel the remainder of the day is free. Tonight, we gather together for a fabulous Roman meal at one of Charline’s favourite restaurants. Mercure Colosseo B D

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 – After breakfast, we will meet our local guide for a walking tour of Rome, including Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. We will enjoy a light lunch before continuing with our guide to unearth more of what Rome has to offer. Why not toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain or tour the Colosseum. The choices are endless! Mercure Colosseo B L

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 – A free day in Rome. There are so many more things you can do to fill your free day in Rome. Ask Charline for some suggestions. The choices are endless! Mercure Colosseo B

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 – This morning we say goodbye to Rome, and make our way to the Amalfi Coast. En route we will visit the fascinating preserved remains of Herculaneum – sister city to Pompeii. Though not as well known, the remnants of this civilization are said to be better preserved than those of Pompeii. We will enjoy a private, guided tour. We will then arrive in the town of Amalfi and check in to our hotel. The balance of the day is free for you to enjoy and explore on your own. Hotel La Bussola B

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21 & TUESDAY OCTOBER 22 – These are fabulous free days for you to explore and experience the stunning Amalfi coast. After breakfast each day, get some insider tips from Charline… Go to Ravello, or Positano or Capri (an easy boat ride away), or just sit back on your own and enjoy the lovely beach close to our hotel. Charline has lots of suggestions and tips to point you in the right direction as the possibilities are endless. Tuesday evening, we will meet up for a farewell dinner and toast our new friends and many amazing experiences. Hotel La Bussola B D

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23 – After breakfast, we will say farewell to the Amalfi Coast and Italy and make our way to Naples Airport to catch our flight back home. B

B = BREAKFAST  L = LUNCH  D = DINNER

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