Italy with Those Who Know it Best!
Italy captures the heart of travelers like no other place in the world! The Italian Cultural Society offers
travelers unique, hand-picked tours to Italy's most famous cities and
charming villages with a variety of itineraries and destinations. A recent Harris Poll showed that Italy is the number one destination in the world for Americans. Condé Nast Traveler voted Italy as the world's best destination. Americans chose Italy when asked where they would most like to visit.
Group travel has many unexpected benefits, and our tours are planned and escorted by native Italians and guarantee you the best experience. We offer a land-only package which allows travelers to choose to make their own air travel arrangements or use travel rewards and miles. We can also provide air transportation, limousine service to and from the airport and a full array of services.
discover Italy in the company of a native Italian and enjoy many things
tourists seldom get the chance to experience. Enjoy lunch on a magnificent
hillside olive oil estate, walk or bike on the walls of Lucca and enjoy
a Puccini concert in the town where the composer was born. Visit the Ferrari museum, and see the king of Cheeses, Parmigiano i made. These are but a few of the experiences awaiting you when you travel with us to Italy. A magnificent blend
of incredible natural beauty, history, art, culture, architecture, wines
and food all await the traveler in Italy, as well as a way of life that
inspires travelers long after they return home. Here is what people who
travel with us say about the experience.
want you to know that I had a wonderful time in Italy. The hotel, the
food, our group of travelers, the touring arrangements, the tour guides
... everything was fantastic." ..."I have traveled a lot and your tour
was by far the best travel experience I ever had."..."Your tour exceeded
even my loftiest expectations. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime" read more traveler reviews
We invite you to join the Italian Cultural Society in Italy
for any of these tours.
Italy: The Grand Tour
Tuscany-Rome-Le Cinque Terre-Venice
12 days, June 19 to June 30, 2016
($2,699 per person/double occupancy)
This Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Rome and Venice grand tour allows travelers to experience the heart of Italy. Tuscany's incomparable beauty and variety have lured
travelers for over two thousand years. Travelers can enjoy the luxury
and hospitality of staying in a welcoming villa hotel for the entire week
in Tuscany, and taking short drives in our private motor coach to visit Florence (voted the world's best city by Condé Nast Traveler), Lucca, Viareggio, Siena, Pisa, San
Gimignano, Volterra, Montecatini and the Chianti Wine Road. We will also visit
the charming Cinque Terre and Portovenere. This tour includes private motor coach, ferry boat, and train transportation and
Rome is a city blessed by an
immense wealth of the world's most magnificent art and architecture. There
is no escaping the Eternal City's importance and its history and grandeur,
but Rome is one of the most phenomenally alive and vibrant places on earth!
See Ancient Rome, St. Peters and Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel and the
Vatican Museums. Walk
the ancient streets, visit the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps,
Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, and much more.
Our Tuscany - Cinque Terre - Rome- grand tour offers travelers an optional, full day, all-inclusive excursion to Venice, including San Marco Square, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Dodges' Palace. The Grand Tour is a wonderful mix of the wonders of nature, Italy's greatest art treasures, incredible
architecture, excellent foods, wine and culture, shopping and much more.
Tour prices is
per person and based on double occupancy and all
accommodations in 4 star hotels - all buffet style breakfasts - full course Italian dinners while in Tuscany- comprehensive
Sightseeing Tours - museum entrance fees - private deluxe motor-coach
transportation and many other amenities. - Arrival and Departure Transfers in Italy
and Pre-Departure Show and
Orientation Banquet are also included. Tour
is fully escorted by Italian Cultural Society host, and
local English-speaking local guides. Travelers may arrange their own air transportation, or use the group air available from San Francisco. If doing your own air, please note that the tour begins in Pescia (near Florence) and ends in ROME. Follow this link for a complete brochure or call
(916) 482-5900 or e-mail your request to Italy@italiancenter.net
Italy the Beautiful Tour
The Italian Riviera, Lake Region,
Milan, Verona and Venice
September 1-11, 2016!
($3,499 per person double occupancy)
This beautiful 11 day excursion to Northern Italy allows you to discover the splendor of the Italian Riviera, the elegance of the Italian Lake Region and Milan, and the Romance of Verona and Venice with this exclusive Italian Cultural Society tour. September is magnificent in Northern Italy, and this tour highlights the jewels of the Italian Riviera: Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo, and Le Cinque Terre. Then visit the spectacular Italian Lake Region. Lakes Maggiore, Como and Garda are stunningly beautiful and we will cruise their shores and visit charming hamlets like Como, SIrmione and Bellagio (considered by many to be the most beautiful place in the world). But natural beauty is just part of the wonder. We will visit Milan- the world fashion center, the home of La Scala Opera House and the Galleria, the world's first shopping mall. Romance and history await us in Verona, home of Juliette and of the most perfectly preserved Roman amphitheater . Venice, called “the Queen of the Adriatic”, with her unique and stunning location is unparalleled in the world. We will finish our tour by visiting two of the Italy's national treasures: Parmigiano Cheese and the Ferrari Museum!
The Italian Cultural Society brings you this exclusive tour which includes all accommodations in luxury 4 star hotels in Genova, Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda. All hot breakfasts and four-course gourmet dinners each evening. Full time English speaking native Italian tour host, local Italian guides, wine and balsamic vinegar tasting, Amarone Wine, Balsmaic vinegar, Parmigiano Cheese tastings on and a visit to the Ferrari museum. All tours, museum and entrance fees, private motor coach and ferry boat passes are included. Also included in this package are pre-departure orientation travel class and banquet. There is a single supplement for solo travelers with private room accommodations. Airfare and tips are not included. We will have a limited number of round-trip air available from San Francisco. Travelers may also arrange their own air using frequent flyer miles or points. See brochure for details.
Your tour host from Sacramento is Patrizia Cinquini Cerruti a native of Tuscany, who has taught Italian language and travel classes for more than 25 years. Please see detailed brochure or you may call 916 482-5900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Buon viaggio!
Florence, Lucca, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano,
Volterra, Vinci, Pescia
November 20-28, 2016
($2,199 per person double occupancy)
NO MOVE excursion is a favorite itinerary and being in Tuscany at Thanksgiving
guarantees you'll have a lot to be thankful for! This time of year is perfect for experiencing an authentic Italy without crowds of tourists. Staying in one lovely
villa hotel for the entire tour and unpacking only ONCE makes this the ideal trip ~ the per person price of $2,199 is based on double occupancy, which includes all accommodations in a 4 star Villa
hotel, all buffet breakfasts and all full-course, sit down Italian dinners, a special lunch at an olive oil estate with local wines, 6
sightseeing tours and museum admissions, a native Italian
host and local Enlish speaking guides, private motor coach for the entire time in Italy, your full time tour director is Italian Cultural Society Travel Director and Italian native Patrizia Cinquini Cerruti. A pre-trip orientation
and slide show, welcome
cocktail party, wine and olive oil tasting and special "insider's
educational" package is also included. Airfare and tips are not included. Passengers may use mileage or book their own air, or our travel agents at Covina Hills Travel can assist with roundtrip airfare from San Francisco. Join us this Thanksgiving for the perfect way to see Tuscany!
incomparable beauty and variety have lured travelers for over two
thousand years. Tuscany is an exquisite blend of the wonders of nature,
the greatest art treasures, incredible architecture, excellent foods,
wine and culture and much more. Our trips allow the traveler
enjoy all of Tuscany while staying in one place - the lovely four star, Hotel Villa Delle Rose. Both the food and the service at this
travelers will have escorted visits to Florence, Lucca, Vinci, Siena,
Pisa, San Gimignano, Volterra, and the Chianti Wine Road, an Optional tour to Rome is available. There is a single supplement charge of $350 for private accommodations. See the complete brochure with details of all the sites and placed we will visit. You may also call
(916) 482-5900 or e-mail your request to Italy@italiancenter.net
in SICILY, SORRENTO, AMALFI COAST AND POMPEII
Will return in 2017
Make plans to join this spectacular tour of Sicily, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, the magical island of Capri and Pompeii. Sicily is unbelievably rich in beauty, history, arts, culture and cuisine, and you will experience it from our lovely home base in Taormina. You will walk among the greatest Greek ruins anywhere, see incomparable Roman and Norman mosaics, and explore remote hilltop villages and spectacular landscapes. Visit the Sicilian cities of Siracusa, Agrigento, Taormina, Mount Etna, Forza d’Agro, and Savoca. Then transfer to the enchanting city of Sorrento. Enjoy a tour of the “Amalfi Drive" with its stunning views. It is said to be the most spectacular road in Europe. We will visit the partially buried Roman city of Pompeii which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Italy.
per person tour price is based on double occupancy all accommodations in lovely 4-star Hotels, all buffet-style breakfasts, and full course Italian dinners, comprehensive
Sightseeing Tours and museum entrance fees, with private deluxe motor-coach
transportation, full time English-speaking guide and tour director and many other amenities. Arrival and Departure
Transfers, hotel portage fees and Pre-Departure
Show and Orientation Banquet also included. Tour
is fully escorted by Italian Cultural Society host, and local English-speaking guides. While in Sicily your home base
will be the romantic city of Taormina, called the Paris of Southern
Europe for its elegance, beauty and culture. From your home base in Taormina, visit beautiful Mount
Etna, Catania, Siracusa, Agrigento, the Valley of the Temples and the charming mediaeval villages
of Forza d'Agro and Savoca. From your beautiful home base in Sorrento you will visit Positano, Amalfi, Capri and Pompeii -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy. The complete brochure gives all details for pricing and terms and conditions. Passengers may use mileage or book their own air, and we are currently working to bring you competively priced group flights.
For information please call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail your request
All tour prices
are based on double occupancy ~ (single supplement for
private rooms is additional and is listed in the tour brochure). Tours prices are based on a minimum of 20 - 25 persons, please check trip brochure for exact details. . If you have questions or comments please call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail Italy@italiancenter.net