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10 days - October 16-25, 2017
$2095 ppdo Land only
$2995 ppdo Includes airfare
from LAX and fuel taxes!

About accommodations at your villa…Borgo Monticelli is situated on a small hill with a beautiful view of 360 degrees overlooking the surrounding Umbrian countryside and the town of Perugia. Three large medieval towers and a small chapel of the 12th century, with frescoes painted by Meo da Siena in 1315, combine with 22 suites to make up the villa complex.

The spacious rooms all have original terracotta tiles and ceilings with wooden beams. Some have a private garden. The contemporary furniture is mixed with select ornamental antiques. Each en suite bedroom has a private bathroom, and the shared living room with kitchenette facilities enable guests to store beverages, snacks, etc.

Borgo Monticelli also has a beautiful swimming pool and an open-door whirlpool. For information on the villa and its region, please refer to the property’s website:

in Los Angeles (LAX)
as you board your flight to Florence, Italy.

Welcome to the capital of the region of Tuscany!  You will be met and transferred to your first class hotel.  NOVOTEL HOTEL (or similar)

Florence, on the Arno River and birthplace of the Renaissance, offers visitors fine museums, churches, and shopping.   A guided morning walking tour of this historic city, Michelangelo’s birth place, introduces you to its famous sites.  The afternoon is yours to explore independently.   (B,D)

Drive by motorcoach today through scenic Tuscany to the town of Cortona, setting for Frances Maye’s best seller Under the Tuscan Sun.  Enjoy a walking tour, and then continue to the Borgo Monticelli, your villa in the region of Umbria.  Unpack for the next five days and enjoy a welcome dinner!  (B,D)

Day 5: VILLA. 
Morning at leisure.  Join in an Italian cooking class midday at the villa and then enjoy the fruits of your labor.  This afternoon, opt to visit Perugia and its Chocolate Festival, staged while you are in the region!  (B)

Day 6: VILLA. 
Today you will partake in wine tasting, with antipasto.  Both Tuscany and Umbria boast some of the finest vintages in Italy, and you will sample the best.  This afternoon, you may take an optional excursion to Assisi to view the village made famous by St. Francis.  Visiting an olive press is also part of the Assisi tour.  (B)

Day 7: VILLA.
Leisure day.   A.C.T. is offering a rare trip to the tiny Republic of San Marino today.  Famous for its liqueur made by monks, the country is off the tourist beaten path and is seldom-trod by Americans.  (B)

Morning at leisure.  Transfer by motorcoach to Rome, Italy’s Eternal City.  Check into your first class hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner.  MELIA HOTEL (or similar) (B,D)

Day 9: ROME. 
During your time in the capital, choose to visit the Vatican Museum on a guided excursion or/and take A.C.T.’s “Insider’s Tour” of the city.  Alternately, you may want to explore independently.  (B)

Day 10: ROME/LAX. 
Morning transfer to DaVinci Airport for your flight back to Los Angeles.  Arrive the same day.


$2995 Includes All This:

Roundtrip airfare from LAX

Two nights at 1st class hotel in Florence and two nights at 1st class hotel in Rome

Five-day en suite accommodations at 4-star Borgo Monticelli villa in Umbria, Italy

11 meals—8 breakfasts (B) and welcome dinners in Florence, Rome, and at the Villa (D)

Regional wine tasting, plus an Italian cooking demonstration at the villa. 

Walking tours of Florence and Cortona and optional tours to Assisi, Perugia, the Vatican, and San Marino

Services of a professional, English-speaking guide throughout