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Dear Robertson Wine Tours Clients,

Here is the first option that Robertson Wine Tours is proposing to you and your group of Chinese clients who are interested in travelling through Italy on an adventure through her wines, foods and to genuinely seek an experience with Italians that will change their lives and understanding of what it is to be in Italy and what it is being Italian.

We will not only enjoy three of Central Italy's finest cities (Rome, Florence & Bologna), but we will travel through countrysides that are not only stunning but tell an ancient tale. We will also enjoy the mosaics of Ravenna, the views of San Marino, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Perugia & Assisi amongst many others. We know from twelve years of experience with groups and especially with groups from Asia that we have to keep the tour on time and to keep it to the schedule. We have developed this itinerary as being full … but not too tiring, seeing as much as we can but without overdoing it. The wineries that we are visiting have been chosen as they offer something unique. We know brand and image conscious customers are looking for names they trust and admire. We hope we can convince them there is so much more to 'Brand Italy' than just a few famous names. Throughout the tour we will have opportunities to try wines from other regions of Italy that we are not visiting to assist in giving the bigger picture. We do not see the point in more winery visits, but you will note that the clients will have the chance to understand and taste wines from all over Italy. It is our aim to give them a 360-degree look at the Italian wine industry throughout their time with us.

Accommodations are rightly 5-Star Luxury Hotels and on any tour like this we have included as many meals with wines as possible to keep the group cohesive, but on a few rare occasions we have left the odd meal in case clients would like a rest from the onslaught of incredible foods. Food like wine is a prominent part of this tour. We understand Asian eating habits are vastly different to Italian, but the choice of meals and the restaurants has been taken with care, so meals will be sophisticated … but not overbearing. Of course we want to show you the best, but not Michelin-star restaurants every day. This group will not only enjoy the top names in the Italian wines, they will also begin to understand the bio typicity and diversity of the Italian wine regions. The travellers on this tour will be exposed to the real Italy, but at the same time have the security in knowing they are staying at some incredibly famous hotels and enjoying the very best that this section of Central & Southern Italy can offer. Our guided city tours will not be just dry speeches on dates and important personages … but will bring to life the time, the context of what was happening here in comparison to China and/or the rest of the world at that time. This is a premium tour that will tick all the boxes of your clients and will immerse them into la bella vita.

Table of contents


Tour Day by Day – Many Regions – Wine & Food Experience in Italy – 10 Nights


BREAKFAST / LUNCHES & DINNERS


In this itinerary we make it clear where meals are included:

Þ    (B) Breakfast

Þ    (L) Lunch

Þ    (D) Dinner


TOUR DAY BY DAY


DAY 01 – Arrival IN / Rome / Welcome Dinner / Raphäel


Arrival IN Flight at Rome Airport (FCO)

Reception at Rome Airport with Bilingual Driver

Private Transfer to Rome

Arrival & Check IN at Raphäel

Welcome Wine Tasting & Tour Orientation at Raphäel with RWT Expert Local Guide

Please Note: At La Terrazza Bramante Restaurant

Welcome Dinner with Wines at All’Oro Restaurant in Rome

Please Note: 15-Minute Walk / 1-Star Michelin Restaurant / Chef Riccardo Di Giacinto

Sleep at Raphäel


(D)


DAY 02 – Full Day Sightseeing Rome


Departure from Raphäel with RWT Expert Local Guide

Guided City Tour of Rome

Please Note: Transport with Driver Included

Lunch with Wines at La Terrazza dell’Eden Restaurant in Rome

Please Note: 1-Star Michelin Restaurant / Chef Fabio Ciervo

Free Time for Shopping Tour of Rome

Please Note: Transport with Driver Included

OR

Guided City Tour of Rome

Please Note: Transport with Driver Included

OR

Guided City Tour of Rome on Vespa

Arrival at Raphäel

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at La Pergola Restaurant in Rome

Please Note: Transport with Driver Included / 3-Star Michelin Restaurant / Chef Heinz Beck

Sleep at Raphäel


(B) (L)


DAY 03

OPTION 1: Wineries of Chianti / Florence / Welcome Dinner / Grand Hotel Villa Cora

OPTION 2: Wineries of Montalcino / Florence / Welcome Dinner / Grand Hotel Villa Cora


OPTION 1

Check OUT & Departure from Raphäel with RWT Expert Local Guide

Private Transfer to Orvieto

Short Guided Walking City Tour of Orvieto

Private Transfer to Località Ama

Lunch with Wines at Castello di Ama Winery

Please Note: Chef Emi Fabiani & Chef Roberta Baldanzi

Visit & Wine Tasting at Castello di Ama Winery

Private Transfer to Panzano

Tasting of Delicacies at Antica Macelleria Cecchini Butcher’s Shop

Private Transfer to Località Fonterutoli

Wine Tasting at Castello di Fonterutoli Winery

Private Transfer to Florence

Arrival & Check IN at Grand Hotel Villa Cora

Welcome Dinner with Wines at Il Pasha Restaurant / Grand Hotel Villa Cora in Florence

Please Note: Chef Federico Vannini

Sleep at Grand Hotel Villa Cora

OPTION 2

Check OUT & Departure from Raphäel with RWT Expert Local Guide

Private Transfer to Località Altesino

Visit & Wine Tasting at Altesino Winery

Private Transfer to Montalcino

Lunch with Wines at Boccon DiVino Restaurant in Montalcino

Please Note: Chef Francesco Pascale

Short Guided Walking City Tour of Montalcino

Private Transfer to Podere Fiesole

Visit & Wine Tasting at Casanova di Neri Winery

Private Transfer to Florence

Arrival & Check IN at Grand Hotel Villa Cora

Welcome Dinner with Wines at Il Pasha Restaurant / Grand Hotel Villa Cora in Florence

Please Note: Chef Federico Vannini

Sleep at Grand Hotel Villa Cora


(B) (L) (D)


DAY 04 – Full Day Sightseeing Florence


Departure from Grand Hotel Villa Cora with RWT Expert Local Guide

Guided Walking City Tour of Florence

Lunch with Wines at Enoteca Pitti Gola in Florence

Please Note: Tasting of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Wines / Chef Marzia Sassetti

Guided Walking Visit of

Þ    Uffizi Gallery

Þ    Accademia Gallery / David

Þ    Palazzo Pitti Gallery

Arrival at Grand Hotel Villa Cora

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence

Please Note: Transport with Driver Included / 3-Star Michelin Restaurant / Chef Annie Feolde

Sleep at Grand Hotel Villa Cora


(B) (L)


DAY 05 – Wineries of Bolgheri


Departure from Grand Hotel Villa Cora with RWT Expert Local Guide

Private Transfer to Località Macchiole

Visit & Wine Tasting at Le Macchiole Winery  

Private Transfer to Bolgheri 

Lunch with Wines at Enoteca Tognoni in Bolgheri

Please Note: Tasting of Sassicaia (2 Vintages) / Chef Filippo Rofi

Private Transfer to Località Ornellaia

Visit & Wine Tasting at Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Winery

Private Transfer to Florence

Arrival at Grand Hotel Villa Cora

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Caffè Cibreo Restaurant in Florence

Please Note: Transport with Driver Included / Chef Fabio Picchi

Sleep at Grand Hotel Villa Cora


(B) (L)


DAY 06 – Perugia / Assisi / Welcome Dinner / Villa Sant’Isidoro


Check OUT & Departure from Grand Hotel Villa Cora with RWT Expert Local Guide

Private Transfer to Perugia

Short Guided Walking City Tour of Perugia

Lunch with Wines at Il Postale Restaurant in Perugia

Please Note: Chef Marco Bistarelli

Private Transfer to Assisi

Short Guided Walking City Tour of Assisi

Please  Note: Including Visit at the Basilica of San Francesco

Private Transfer to Contrada Colle Sant’Isidoro

Arrival & Check IN at Villa Sant’Isidoro

Departure from Villa Sant’Isidoro with RWT Expert Local Guide

Private Transfer to Belforte del Chienti

Welcome Dinner with Wines at Locanda Bonfranceschi in Belforte del Chienti

Please Note: Tasting of Wines from Marche / Chef Roberto Provinciali

Private Transfer to Contrada Colle Sant’Isidoro

Arrival at Villa Sant’Isidoro

Sleep at Villa Sant’Isidoro


(B) (L) (D)


DAY 07 – Wineries of Marche


Departure from Villa Sant’Isidoro with RWT Expert Local Guide

Private Transfer to Tolentino

Visit & Wine Tasting at Il Pollenza Winery

Private Transfer to Località Borgo Vestignano

Lunch with Wines at Il Picciolo di Rame Restaurant in Località Borgo Vestignano

Please Note: Chef Silvano Scalzini

Private Transfer to Contrada Piandole

Visit & Wine Tasting at Moncaro Winery

Private Transfer to Contrada Colle Sant’Isidoro

Arrival at Villa Sant’Isidoro

Departure from Villa Sant’Isidoro with RWT Expert Local Guide

Private Transfer to Macerata

Dinner with Wines at Enoteca Le Case in Macerata

Please Note: Chef Michele Biagiola

Private Transfer to Contrada Colle Sant’Isidoro

Arrival at Villa Sant’Isidoro

Sleep at Villa Sant’Isidoro


(B) (L) (D)


DAY 08 – San Marino / Ravenna / Bologna / Welcome Dinner / Grand Hotel Majestic


Check OUT & Departure from Villa Sant’Isidoro with RWT Expert Local Guide

Private Transfer to San Marino

Short Guided Walking City Tour of San Marino

Lunch with Wines at La Terrazza Restaurant in San Marino

Please Note: Chef Pietro Pianini

Private Transfer to Ravenna

Guided Walking City Tour of Ravenna

Please Note: Including the Famous Mosaics

Private Transfer to Bologna

Arrival & Check IN at Grand Hotel Majestic

Welcome Dinner with Wines at Enoteca Morandi / Grand Hotel Majestic in Bologna

Please Note: Tasting of Sangiovese di Romagna Wines / Chef Giuliano Tassinari

Sleep at Grand Hotel Majestic


(B) (L) (D)


DAY 09 – Bologna / Ferrari Museum / Tasting of Balsamic Vinegars


Departure from Grand Hotel Majestic with RWT Expert Local Guide

Guided Walking City Tour of Bologna

Lunch with Wines at Pappagallo Restaurant in Bologna

Please Note: Chef Riccardo Facchini

Private Transfer to Maranello

Guided Visit of Ferrari Museum

Private Transfer to San Vito

Visit & Tasting of Balsamic Vinegars at Acetaia Villa San Donnino

Private Transfer to Bologna

Arrival at Grand Hotel Majestic

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at I Portici Restaurant / I Portici in Bologna

Please Note: 10-Minute Walk / 1-Star Michelin Restaurant / Chef Agostino Iacobucci

Sleep at Grand Hotel Majestic


(B) (L)


DAY 10 – Tasting of Parmigiano & Parma Hams / Parma / Farewell Dinner


Departure from Grand Hotel Majestic with RWT Expert Local Guide

Private Transfer to Polesine Parmense

Visit & Tasting of Parmigiano & Parma Hams at Antica Corte Pallavicina Farmhouse

Private Transfer to Casatico / Langhirano

Lunch with Wines at Lamoretti Winery

Private Transfer to Parma

Guided Walking City Tour of Parma

Private Transfer to Bologna

Arrival at Grand Hotel Majestic

Farewell Dinner with Wines at Garganelli Restaurant / Savoia Regency in Bologna

Please Note: Tasting of Wines from Piedmont / 5-Minute Drive / Chef Gerardo Monaco

Sleep at Grand Hotel Majestic


(B) (L) (D)


DAY 11 – Departure OUT


Check OUT & Departure from Grand Hotel Majestic with Bilingual Driver

Private Transfer to Rome Airport OR Milan Airport

Arrival at Rome Airport OR Milan Airport

Departure OUT Flight from Rome Airport (FCO) OR Milan Airport (MXP)


END of SERVICES



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