Train tickets, car rental fees, boat rides, parking, tolls, and all other internal prearranged travel that gets us to our planned destinations.
Hotels, apartments, villas, and all other places we will rest our heads.
Luciano has lots of experience behind the wheel here, so sit back, relax, and let him do the work to drive us safely to our destination.
Enjoy your breakfasts with us every morning. We'll also be cooking up or heading out for some great lunches (3) and dinners(2). And don't forget those typical Italian aperitivi (2).
If you're excited about the details, we'll give you specifics about what to bring, what to plan to wear, what to expect each day, what will be available in the cities, when we'll have access to amenities, as well as when we anticipate you having that important down time to branch out on your own.
Prices don't include your airfare, but we can help you arrange it.
If your feet are hurting or you want to head to that special shop on your own, we'll help you flag down that taxi or get that bus ticket but you'll need to pay for the unexpected ride.
These trips can involve carrying your bags up flights of stairs & long walks in pedestrian zones & you'll be responsible for carrying whatever you bring or buy (or paying someone to do it for you if you can find the help). Pack light!
Although most meals are covered, you'll need to be ready to provide a few lunches and dinners for yourselves, but we are always happy to make recommendations and help you make your plans.
If you can't travel, or are unable to complete the scheduled trip, we will not be able to provide you with any refund for the purchase, but you can get your own travel insurance if you prefer.
Costs will vary, but typically the 6 day scheduled trips are $4,000 per person.
It is possible to arrange a trip for yourselves with all of the same lodging, transportation, restaurant ideas, etc which will cost you less if Luciano doesn't travel with you. It is also possible to travel on a very small budget & we are happy to talk to you about planning this sort of trip. Even if you can't go with Luciano, we encourage you to have these experiences for yourselves! Of course you'll be doing all the navigating, communicating, and managing on your own once you're there. It is a completely different experience, but it can be just as lovely.
Deposits in cash or check (or cash app) for half of the cost of the scheduled trip will secure your spot. Some items can be refunded up to 90 days before departure, but other items are nonrefundable. And no refunds are possible 90 days or fewer before departure. We'll provide an itemized list if requested.
We typically encourage groups of 4, with 2 people per room. We have gone with 6 people but the cost for vehicles for 8ppl (6 guests plus Luciano & Nancy) can be quite high. We like a smaller group so the experience feels more authentic & sustainable but we'll take as many as 6 if you prefer.
For more information and other possible destinations, call 316-777-0045.