The OGs In African American Female Group Travel Experiences
Encouraging black women since 2006
August 26th to September 5th 2020
The tour that started it all!
No one does Italy like BlackGirlTravel.com (BGT) and we mean no one! Anyone can plan a trip to Italy by only someone with real passion about the country can plan unique itineraries full of exciting moments, many that cannot even be shared on this page because they are BGT's Founder Fleace Weaver's magical touches that make BlackGirlTravel.com so different that others that try to imitate but never quite duplicated.
Fleacé, also known as Ms. Italy among the African-American travel community, loves all things Italian and creates tours off from a local's perspective off the normal tourist tour path that includes meeting and hanging out with local friends and visiting her favorite places not found in tour books or others itineraries. Photos
In 2020, we are elated to announce after 8 years the annual tour will head north to the fashion capital of Milan for the first-ever Bella Italia Fashionista tour for those looking to live the good life of Italian fashion, food, and fun. You do not have to be a fashionista to enjoy being among Italy's finest. Fleace has access and she is a girl that loves to share! We have added a new island and another country. This tour is so HOT, we had to add an extra day to the itinerary to fit it all in.
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On the heels of the successful 2019 Bella Italia tour (see photos), we invite you to join the 14th annual ALL FEMALE international Italian get-a-way (average age 27 - 50). The 2020 tour, will be BIGGER AND BETTER including Switzerland
Sleep is for flights home!
This tour is so HOT, we had to add an extra day to fit it all in.
As is the case with many of Italy’s great cities, Milan plays host to some stunning architecture and magnificent works of art. Perhaps as importantly, you could argue that Milan is the financial and fashion capital of Italy. It’s home to the country’s stock exchange and is the place where many of the country’s wealthiest people congregate. It also has been a hub for fashion and design for centuries. Some cities have beautiful people and other cities have people with money, Milan has BOTH!
Whether you come for the culture, to window shop, or shop until you drop, you will live your best life rubbing elbows with the Milanese who's who in unique shops and hidden courtyards. Don't worry, if your style is more on the bargain side, get upcoming trends and ideas from designer shops and head to outlet centers. Fleace will also direct you to stylish yet more affordable boutiques that will still have you on-trend.
Day 1 - Depart USA (book your own flight to Milan and out of Pisa - Arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) by 11:00 am on the 27th.
Flight suggestions will be sent after receiving deposits.
Day 2 - Milan - Welcome lunch/WalkingTour/Mixer
WELCOME TO MILAN! Upon arrival, you will transfer as a group by private deluxe motorcoach to your hotel where you will have time for a quick change before your walking tour that will start with a metro lesson and tour orientation lunch (included in the package). After lunch, a metro orientation as you you explore Milan with your local guide, starting with the stunning Cathedral Duomo di Milano, Sforzesco Castle, and Arco della Pace (arch of Peace). You will then visit one of Fleace's favorite happy hour locations before returning to the hotel. Later, you will have dinner with the girls and your first night of mixing and mingling in Milan.
Day 3 - Start includes a visit to the Vertical Forest and Cimitero Monumentale with its incredible outdoor gallery of sculptures from a number of notable Italian sculptors, which marks the importance of the wealthy and famous in Milan from the 18th century until the mid-1900s. After lunch, it is time to Charrrrrrge it! Eat enough to energy to experience designer shopping or window shopping in Milan. If shopping is not your thing, the remainder of the afternoon is yours to explore. Tonight be ready to party!
Day 4 - Early morning you are off to Switzerland, returning in time for dinner and another evening of fun. Sleep, what's that? Sleep on the train ride to Florence the next day. :)
Day 5 - Early morning you will be off to Florence, home of the Italian Renaissance and capital of the Tuscany region. On arrival, you will have a walking tour followed by walking tour and free time in the center of Florence at the famous open-air market known for incredible leather goods. If you are a culture vulture, visit the Accademia to see Michelangelo's David. Foodies, grab an outdoor table to sample seasonal Tuscan cuisine. The evening will be spent under the Tuscan stars filled with music and food.
Day 6 - Free day or Optional Venice Day trip. What better way to sleep off a night of partying than to sleep on the train to VENICE! No words can truly prepare you for the beauty and uniqueness of Venice. Venice is one of Italy's most beautiful and romantic cities, built on the water in a lagoon with small, motorized traffic-free streets along the winding canals. It actually consists of 117 bodies of land connected by more than 400 bridges over its 150 canals. Upon your arrival, you will meet your local guide and take a water bus to Piazza San Marco (St. Marks) to start your walking tour. After the tour, you will have time for lunch on your own. You may also choose to explore the water wonderland and/or enjoy a gondola ride through the scenic canals. At a designated time and place, meet the group for your return to Florence.
Day 7 - Board the train to Rome, for a day of sightseeing including St. Peter's Cathedral at the Vatican tour. No tour of Rome with Fleace is complete without an escorted Vespa Tour with Italian male drivers. Enjoy a happy hour in Rome before heading back to Florence.
Day 8 - Early morning, grab your luggage and head to Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower before continuing on to the Island of Elba for special welcoming activities.
Day 9 - Island of Elba - after the last 8 days, its time for some much-needed R&R on the beach day and special evening with local friends.
Day 10 - Island of Elba - Free day or optional boating day.
Day 11 - Ferry and train to Pisa - book your departure flights for after 1pm or head back to Milan with Fleace. Train fare and accommodations in Milan not included.
Bella Italia 2020
3/4 Star Hotel
Italy Ground Package $2587
Per-Person Based on Double Occupancy / Single add $749
No travel buddy? No problem! A roommate can be assigned
4 Star Hotel Upgrade in Milan Available at Different Hotel
We cannot guarantee roommates on upgrades.
Ground Package Includes:
Group airport transfers must arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) by 11 am on August 27th, welcome/orientation lunch, private group bus transfers between accommodation cities, walking tours, round-trip boat ride to islands of Elba, hotel accommodations, continental breakfast daily in Milan and Elba, Train from Milan to Florence. Round-trip train to Rome, walking tour in Florence, 3-day metro passes in Milan, Private Vespa tour, guided tour of St Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican city, mixers, and more fun than you could ever imagine on one vacation, oh yeah, parties and more parties.
Monthly payment plan available
for a one-time $49 set-up and processing fee.
Everyone on the monthly payment plan must be
paid in full 50 days prior to departure.
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Flight Suggestions Offered
$100 Early Bird Savings
$51 off the package price and no
$49 processing fee with early bird payment
of half the package by February 20th
Followed by normal monthly payments and
final payment due date of July 1st.
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toBella@BlackGirlTravel.comor call 323.275.4888
Prices are quoted as of January 1, 2019 exchange rate and are
subject to change if the euro increases 3% or more.
Compare our pricing to other similar travel groups.
Make sure you note that "their" pricing does not include the
islands, as many tours and let's not forget the... vespa tour.
Their prices are also in U.K pounds.
3165 pounds = $4079.68 USD
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