2018 President's Tour

September 3 - 13, 2018
Limited to just 26 Guests

Our 2018 President’s Tour takes us back to one of my all-time favorite destinations...Italy! And one phrase perfectly captures the essence of this journey, “La Dolce Vita.” It means, “the sweet life” and let me assure you, the sweet life we will live. Four nights in Tuscany, four nights in Umbria, and a night in Rome to cap it all off. The wine will be flowing, the food will be authentic and the landscapes will be breathtaking.

Together we’ll explore the backroads of Tuscany and Umbria to discover Volterra, San Gimignano, Siena, Spoleta, Bevagna and the capital of Tuscany, Florence. I invite you to review the itinerary to see all of the amazing sites we will be visiting during our 11 days together. But before you do, let me describe for you the things I am most looking forward to:

  • Watching a Tuscan sunset melt into the rolling hills while sipping a glass of wine
  • Shopping through quaint cobblestone streets in search of Italian treasures
  • Getting to know an Umbrian family in their own home over a home cooked meal
  • Telling stories at the end of the day with old friends and new (happy hour!)
  • THE FOOD!!! If you have never taken part in a real Italian feast, OMG, you’re in for a treat!

Italians take a tremendous amount of pride in good food made with fresh simple ingredients. At several of our hand-picked meals, you’ll have the opportunity to taste Italian delicacies such as Parmigiano-Reggiano, cured meats, Balsamic Vinegar, fresh olive oil and handmade pasta cooked to perfection. And don’t forget Tuscany’s famous steak... my mouth is watering just thinking about it! All of this complimented by wine from one of the world’s most famous wine regions.

Beyond great food, iconic sites and delectable wine, we have outstanding accommodations. What I love most is that we have two four-night stays so we’re not constantly packing and unpacking. First, we’ll be staying at the Hotel Paggeria Medicea, set right in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by picturesque views. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is the quintessential Tuscan Villa experience you have been dreaming about! In Umbria, we’ll be staying at the Hotel Dei Duchi in the town of Spoleto. Perfectly situated within walking distance of many sites, restaurants and cafes, the Dei Duchi has earned the right be called TripAdvisor’s #1 (of 26) hotel in Spoleto.

As always, all of the details have been carefully planned and Dennis and I will be with you to see that our backroads adventure of Tuscany and Umbria will be every bit as magical as you dreamt it would be. And if that is not enough, we have hired the best tour manager in Italy, AnnaMaria Massimi! Not only will she oversee the entire tour, she’ll also act as your personal concierge along the way.

Because we want this to be an intimate experience, we’re limiting the trip to just 26 guests... and I would love for you to join Dennis and me on this tour!

See you in Italy!

Peggy R. Crull
President & Founder

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