The Heart of
Experience The Culture and History That Is Italy!
The Beauty of Il Belpaese!
Travel to throughout Italy and experience this famed island city of enchanting palaces. On this escorted tour travelers experience the heart of the Italian peninsula. Enjoy a Rome welcome dinner and many lunch and dinners at colorful restaurants throughout central Italy. Experience savory regional specialties with the extra perks of free wines, mineral waters, coffee or cappuccino. Join interesting olive oil tasting in Rome and a wine tasting in a Tuscan castle. Some of the memorable touring features include the the ancient city of Rome and the Vatican City, Charleston's sister city... Spoleto, the canal city of Venice, the Renaissance city of Florence and the Tuscan countryside. In Rome, visit the Roman Forum, stop at the Colosseum, and enjoy Rome's "Dolce Vita". Travel to Then on to Italy's most famous region... Tuscany. All this and much more is what our escorted vacation tours and Heart of Italy" tour is all about.
In addition, experience much of the cuisine that emphasizes the tastes of Il Belpaese ("the beautiful country"). As with every All About Charleston tour, we've planned walks so you'll miss none of the historic or scenic high points. But we've also arranged visits to private kitchens and wineries for tips on how to create classic Italian dishes. We'll have tastings of wine and olive oil. Experience firsthand how Italians cook and eat at home.
Taking you through the regions of Rome, Umbria, and Tuscany, All About Charleston delivers an exclusive experience for lovers of history, culture and food. Our tour is led by celebrated Italian tour guide Marco Edigati. Marco is an expert in all things Italy and has a special interest in food, history and music! He has established strong relationships with many venues throughout Italy that will enhance the "Italian experience". Allow Marco to reveal the secret highlights of Il Belpaese while encouraging your appreciation of the uniqueness that is Italy.
Lemon trees and vineyards cascade down the terraced cliffs to the sea. Soft sea breezes mix with the scent of fresh basil, tomatoes and olive oil. Italy sparkles as the crown jewel of Europe. This is a no-holds-barred invitation to live life to the fullest.
Discover Old World charm on our "Heart of Italy" tour and immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of central Italy. As you venture from Rome to Spoleto to Florence—and throughout Tuscany—you'll visit historic locales and experience a way of life unchanged by the centuries. This is the ultimate tour for those interested in the Italian experience!
Trip Insurance is required for the Heart of Italy tour and is
included in the cost per person.
Tour includes a private coach
Please note gratuity is not included in the tour price. Our guides appreciate gratuities or TIPS where earned.
Marco Edigati (our local guide)
$3675 per person*
* based on double occupancy - $3925 single occupancy
See "Dates and Rates" and "Itinerary" for more information.
September 23-October 1, 2016
This tour is being organized for those individuals in the Charleston area and beyond. As space is limited, the tour is open to the first 25 guests who pay their deposit. Additional travelers above 25 will be put on a waiting list should spots on the tour become available.
Deposits will be taken beginning November 1st. Deadline for reservations (paid in full) is 60 days prior to the scheduled tour. Deposit amount is $500 due at the time of booking. $250 of the deposit is non-refundable. Final balance is due by July 23, 2016.
Wine Trails of Italy - Tuscany
September 23-October 1, 2016