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ASC TRIP TO ITALY! Special prices for us (see below)

Wouldn't it be fantastic to have our VERY OWN ASC trip to Italy!! Who better to travel with than our own best buds? Let's GO!

SPECIAL PACKAGE with a SPECIAL PRICE just for ASC!

Rome, Florence, Venice and Amalfi Coast

Normally: $2,950 + airfare + excursions
$100 OFF if you sign up by end of February ($500 deposit)
$50 extra off for ASC members only IF YOU SIGN UP AT THE MEETING!

Bella Italia Tour:

Venice, Florence, Rome, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii

June 14 to 25

. 2 nights: Venice St. Mark square hotel, 3 stars
. 3 nights: Tuscany Country villa
. 3 nights: Rome hotel bySpanish Steps, 4 stars
. 2 nights: Amalfi Coast, 4 star hotel by beach

ITINERARY

June 14
Fly through the night to Venice.

June 15
Arrive in VENICE
This romantic city is situated four kilometers from the mainland,on 115 islands of the Venetian Lagoon - criss-crossed by more than 150 canals and 400 bridges. In the afternoon, visit of main venues of Venice with a tour guide.

Gondola tour of Venice by sunset (opt)

June 16
Visit MURANO by boat: Italy's glass-making capital in Venice. Just a quick water-taxi ride from Venice, the world-famous island of Murano is home to the centuries-old art of Murano glass. Furnaces line the picturesque walkways of the island. You can watch as the glass makers, in seemingly choreographed rhythm, shape, blow & twirl their incredible creations in the dancing fires of the pulsating, growling ovens. Afternoon at your leisure.

Late afternoon: Bellini's cocktail party in Elsa’s favorite bar (opt) YAY! HAPPY HOUR!

June 17
Arriving in our villa in Tuscany.

June 18
EXCURSION: SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO, PISA & WINE TASTING

Arriving in Siena, walking through the old walled town's portals, you imagine the strong, full-bodied wines produced in the surrounding countryside. The excursion includes wine cellar visit, and wine tasting. In the afternoon, visit of the tower of Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli.

June 19
Visit FLORENCE, with a professional Tour Guide.
We will visit Florence’s most significant monuments and squares. In the afternoon visit of the Academy where the original David by Michelangelo is.

June 20
Arrive in ROME.
Explore with a professional tour guide The Spanish steps, Trevi's Fountain, Pantheon, Coliseum, Forum.

June 21
Day at your leisure.
OR
Visit of TIVOLI : Villa D’Este and Hadrian Villa + wine tasting

June 22
The Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Church. Professional Tour Guide arranged.

June 23
Arrive in AMALFI COAST

Visit POMPEII with a professional tour guide visit of Pompeii, the site where the volcano Vesuvius erupted almost 2000 years ago. It is one of the most places visited in the world.

Enjoy the afternoon in POSITANO, a small town on the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana). The main part of the city sits in an enclave in the hills leading down to the coast. In the late afternoon, we will have a welcome drink at the hotel terrace, then have a free afternoon browsing and enjoying!

June 24
EXCURSION: AMALFI & RAVELLO

Amalfi: White houses clinging to the rocks are opposed to the big Saint Andrew Church, located in the middle of the town. Amalfi is full of steps and to arrive to the main Cathedral, there are more than 80 steps!!!

Ravello: It is situated about 5 km from Amalfi; up the mountain, overlooking the Amalfi Coast to. Very famous for two villas: Cimbrione & Rufulo.It is also the best place to buy handmade pottery.

CAPRI ISLAND by boat in the afternoon.

Farewell Pizza & Gelato night to end our Italian adventure.

June 25
End of tour, homeward bound

COST: 2,950 + airfare + excursions

$ 100 OFF if you sign up by end of February
$50 extra off for ASC members only!

About our tour director:

ELSA GRAMOLA is a native of Italy. She keeps the group small, about 15, and knows the right people to get us ahead of those long lines that everyone else is standing in. Every review you read about these tours are stellar!!!!

Since this is the land of her childhood, she can take us in places you'll never find on a crowded commercial tour.....the Italy that tourists never get to see!

www.ATasteofItalyinAustin.com