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Clockwise from left:
Colorful cliffs of Cinque
Terre; swimming in
Sardinia; walking the
grounds of Castello
Banfi Il Borgo.
Allure of Italy
Etruscan baths, Renaissance masters, fashionable cities and rich red wine.
Around the Boot
Sample Parmigiano-Reggiano in its
homeland, discover the latest Ferraris
and explore the Cinque Terre on this
ten-day, northern Italy tour uniting several
different regions. See the sights in Milan,
Parma and Turin, and visit cheesemakers,
wineries and fishing villages. In Lucca,
have dinner at a working farm; in Gabiano,
enjoy a wine tasting in a twelfth century
castle, with romantic gardens and a
Soak in the hot springs of Saturnia, where
the ancient Etruscans once splashed,
on a 14-day Italian journey. Begin in
Rome, where you'll see masterpieces by
Titian and Raphael in a private gallery;
in Subiaco, visit the oldest Benedictine
monastery in the world. A few days on
Sardinia will introduce glittering beaches
as well as the mysterious Nuragic
civilization. End in Cinque Terre, visiting
its five villages by train.
Tuscan wines are beloved by oenophiles
and ordinary sippers alike, and Brunello
di Montalcino is one of the most revered.
Spend a day immersed in the world of this
Sangiovese wine, with a private tour of
two different estates and lunch at Castello
Banfi-Il Borgo. Your travels will take you
through the Chianti Classico region as
well, should you want to further round out
Your Virtuoso travel advisor can arrange these exceptional experiences and more.