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Under the Tuscan sun
July 7th - 16th 2021
A Special Summer Tour with you in mind.
Our Italy tours are tours are now to be action packed but we understand that some of our Globalnistas want experience Italy a bit slower pace.
No one does Italy like BGT founder Fleace Weaver, who has specialized in Italian get-a-ways for fun-loving Black women for 13 years. You will enjoy this amazing country from a true insider's perspective while taking home memories and stories that will inspire family, friends, and students to see the the world differently.
This is how we'll do it!
ITINERARY - July 7th - 16th
Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and the home to Michelangelo's David. Poignantly named Florentia ("flourishing"), Julius Caesar founded the city in the first century. Florence eventually developed into a cultural center during the Renaissance. In wake of the numerous artist guilds and textile factories, artists like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Dante, Machiavelli, and Sandro Botticelli migrated to the city, turning it into a major cultural hub. It is noteworthy that the Medici, an art-loving family of wealthy bankers (and three popes), helped finance the Renaissance. Today, Florence is known for its grand historical monuments, culinary delights, and fine leather goods. The rolling hills of the rich Tuscan countryside are replete with verdant wine vineyards and exquisite olive groves.
Day 1 - Departure Day: Book your flight to depart the USA on July 7th to arrive in Florence Airport, Peretola by 11 AM on the 8th. Book your own flights or plan to fly from JFK with others in the group. Flight suggestions will be sent after sign-up.
Tuscany - Florence (Firenze)
Day 2 - There will be a group transfer to the hotel for check-in and a quick change of attire before starting the day's activities. The schedule includes an orientation lunch (meal included), walking orientation tour including stops at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Florence's Duomo), Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio, and more. In the evening, join the other ladies for dinner at one of Fleace's favorite restaurants. Yummy is the word!
Day 3 - What educator can come to Florence and not visit the Accademia to behold the spectacle of Michelangelo's Masterpiece, the Statue of David? Or the Uffizi Gallery, the most famous museum in Florence, and one of the most famous museums in the world? You will visit BOTH along with Mausoleum of the Medici family, Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee), before free time to shop at the famous San Lorenzo open air market. In the evening, eat and drink under the stars at one of Fleace's favorite night locations.
Day 4 - Take the train to Cortona, the well-preserved and untainted medieval hilltop village. "Under the Tuscan Sun" filmed many scenes here. You will visit many of the locations used for filming the movie, including Le Celle, which was home to St Francis of Assisi.
Day 5 - Today, you will head to Pisa to see its famous Leaning Tower and San Gimignano, a town filled with a skyline of medieval towers, including the eminent stone Torre Grossa. In addition, you will visit a local wine vineyard for a memorable wine tasting experience. The day will end with more fun the BGT way! #TeamNoSleep
Day 6 -.It is your day to explore Tuscany at your own pace or to book the optional day trip to the water city of Venice.
Day 7 - Take the train to Rome and zoom around the city ... by vespa! Hang on to your Italian vespa driver as you zoom around the eternal city on a magical tour of historical sites as the magnificent Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and Piazza Venezia. We will stop for photos at Castel Sant'Angelo and the streets of Via dei Cappellari/Vicolo del Bollo, the Rome filming location of "Under the Tuscan Sun." You will have free time to roam Rome and to enjoy a happy hour before heading to Salerno. The Province of Salerno is a combination of unique emotions. It is the beauty of the coast. It is the charm of an ancient history. It is the scent of an unspoiled environment. For all these reasons, it seduces and conquers visitor's hearts.
Day 8 - Early morning we will be off to Positano, the breathtaking seaside cliff village on Italy's Amalfi Coast, and the filming location of the "Under the Tuscan Sun"scene of where Diane Lane arrives to surprise Marcello at his home. The balcony scene was filmed at the beautiful Hotel California. It is worth stopping at the beautiful hotel in your free time for a drink. Spent the day at your leisure exploring or relaxing on the beach and taking in the moving sites.
Day 9 - This is your free day to explore the Amalfi Coast on your own or spend the day with an optional visit to the Island of Capri to see why the rich and famous like Beyonce and Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Samuel Jackson return each year. Fleace will give you the inside scoop on the location of one of their favorite restaurants, where she is always treated like family.
Day 10 - Early morning, head to Naples for your flight home. All flight should be booked after 10:30 AM on the 16th, due to the travel time from Salerno. If you book an earlier or later flight, you can book a private transfer to Naples.
Under The Tuscan Sun
3/4 Star Hotel
Italy Ground Package $2787
Per-Person Based on Double Occupancy / Single add $875
4 Star Hotel Upgrade Available at a different hotel
(No travel buddy? No problem! A roommate can be assigned)
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!
Ground Package Includes:
Group airport transfers, welcome lunch, accommodations, transfers between housing cities, Florence, Rome, and Salerno, official day trips and walking tours, museums, visits in Florence, round-trip boat ride to Positano, wine tasting, night life, and a few surprises along the way. There will be some things that you will want to share with your students back home. ;)
Flight Assistance offered after sign-up
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