ITALY TUSCAN JEWELS
Feel the love, Italy. You are our most requested destination, and the reasons are plenty. Dramatic history, many of the world’s finest masterpieces, extraordinary
architecture, sizzling fashion, breathtaking country sides and seascapes, fun-loving
people and the food . . . wow, the food. Italy will break your heart when you have to
leave it, and you’ll be planning your return. No doubt.
Each of our itineraries has unique offerings allowing for cultural engagement and community give-back. Here are some of the things that will make your trip to Italy special:
HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES
TREASURE HUNT IN
Learn about Florence's rich history while on a guided “treasure hunt” through the streets of Florence. Your treasure hunt will lead you through the city's rich art and political history. At the end of the treasure hunt a special prize will be awarded to the winner!
ADULT ONLY TRAVELERS
WINE TASTING AND VISIT TO
A CHEESE FACTORY
Lunch and wine tasting of the local wines produced at the family owned Fattoria san Donato wine estate in San Gimignano. The next day visit Pienza, a well known village famous for the Pecorino Cheese production. Tour a local cheese factory with pecorino cheese tasting to follow.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES
WITH CHILDREN UNDER 12
SCHOOL IN ROME
You will visit the Gladiator Museum and attend Gladiator School. Enjoy a demonstration performance how the Roman Gladiator in the Ancient Rome trained and prepared themselves for the fights inside the Coliseum. Learn their techniques and hear stories of valor and conquest!
GLOBAL COMMUNITY GIVE-BACK
Meet your guide and witness yourself the restoration works at Palazzo Martelli. You will be shown the frescoes that you have contributed renovating in the ground floor of the Renaissance Building and learn more about the frescoes techniques as well as the restorative measures applied to give a new birth to the colors and shapes together with our local expert. The Palazzo or Casa Martelli was a residential palace, and since 2009, a civic museum displaying in situ the remains of the original family's valuable art collection, as well as its frescoed rooms. The palace is located on Via Ferdinando Zannetti 8 near the corner with Via Cerretani in central Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy.In the place where the palace there were the old houses of the Martelli family, since the twenties of the sixteenth century. In 1627, the area of
this palace was aggregated after the marriage of Senator Marco Martelli and his cousin. Marco also acquired further buildings. Some frescoes on the main floor date to this era.
Prior departure you will be sent a photo of the frescoes or painting you will contribute to restore along with details and information regarding its history to understand more about the background and the scenario where the artwork was conceived. Once in Italy, during your stay you will get the opportunity to visit the place where "your " artwork is held and possibly witness yourself the stages of work. Our local expert will give you a private short lesson about restorative techniques used along with logistics involved and deadlines. After the restoration works are finished you will receive a picture of the final result and report of the work. You will be involved in every single step of the process, from the moment we identify the artwork, through its restoration to the end of the works : practically you will adopt the artwork and your contribution will be essential to give it a new life and make sure it will be preserved for the future generations.
Ages to Travel
It is recommend that children be at least 2 years of age or older at the time of travel. The ideal ages to travel to Italy for children is 5-18 years.
Time of Year to Travel
The best months of the year are April, May, June, September and October with the most mild weather, however anytime in between late March and mid November is great to visit. The first part of December is low season but you will start to see Christmas Markets in Milan and Rome and the city is magical lit up with Christmas lights.
Some coastal properties are seasonal and close for the winter.
May and September are the busiest month of the year to travel to Italy and it is best to book well in advance. July and August will be the months that also are high season in Italy with many tourists from the US and Canada traveling to Europe.
Travel Documents Required
A valid passport is required with six months before expiration for entry into Italy. To apply for a visa or passport click this link: www.cibtvisas.com/departurelounge
Please note that passport holders are responsible for obtaining the required documentation applicable for entry. Please note also that passports must be valid for six (6) months before departure and should also have sufficient blank pages for visas and immigrations stamps. Global CommUnity cannot be held responsible should you be denied entry to a country due to non-compliance with these requirements.