Wine & Food Experience in Southern Italy: Campania, Basilicata, Puglia & Sicily ROBERTSON WINE TOURS for Lindsay & James, Robin & Terry Friday, 03rd June 2016 - Sunday, 12th June 2016


We designed a returning client a tour for 3 friends and ones delightful daughter. Wine and great food, Southern Italy was an easy choice as Robertson Wine Tours have made their base in the South and we firmly believe once our clients have seen the north they need come to the south. Winery visiting and tastings  of Amalfi, Taurasi, Puglia and Basilicata and Sicily.  Wines from many regions were shown including Friuli and Piedmont and Tuscany. Sicily as the finale; Tastings and winemaker lunches  and visits to Etna while staying at our go to Hotel Villa Schuler in Taormina.

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Tour Day by Day – Campania, Basilicata, Puglia & Sicily – 9 Nights

 


DAY 01 – Friday, 03rd June 2016
Arrival IN / Sightseeing Rome: Cultural Experience / The St. Regis


Flight KLM KL1597
Arriving at Rome Airport (FCO) at 09:35 AM
From Amsterdam Airport (AMS)

Reception & Departure from Rome Airport with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Rome

11:00 AM Arrival & Check IN at The St. Regis

Suggested Lunch Not Included a la Carte at L’Asino d’Oro Restaurant in Rome
Please Note: At Walking Distance.

03:00 PM Reception & Departure from The St. Regis with Anna Bruno

Guided City Tour of Rome
Please Note: Including Visit at Coliseum, Basilica of St. Peter & Other Major Attractions.

07:00 PM Arrival at The St. Regis

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Vivendo Restaurant / The St. Regis in Rome

Sleep at The St. Regis BOOKED DIRECTLY


DAY 02 – Saturday, 04th June 2016
Sightseeing Rome & Ravello: Cultural Experience / Amalfi / Santa Caterina


06:45 AM Departure from The St. Regis with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

07:00 AM Breakfast & Guided Visit at Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with Anna Bruno

11:30 AM Arrival at The St. Regis

Suggested Lunch Not Included a la Carte at Exquisitaly Restaurant in Rome
Please Note: At Walking Distance.

02:15 PM Check OUT from The St. Regis

02:30 PM Reception & Departure from The St. Regis with Katharine Johnson

Private Transfer to Amalfi Coast

05:30 PM Visit of Amalfi Coast Assisted by Katharine Johnson

07:00 PM Arrival & Check IN at Santa Caterina

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Santa Caterina Restaurant in Amalfi

Sleep at Santa Caterina / Room Category: Partial Sea View


DAY 03 – Sunday, 05th June 2016
Sightseeing Pompei & Amalfi Coast: Cultural, Wine & Food Experience


09:00 AM Departure from Santa Caterina with Katharine Johnson

Private Transfer to Pompei

10:00 AM Guided Visit of Archaeological Site of Pompei with Gianni Tramparulo

12:00 AM Private Transfer to Tramonti

01:00 PM Light Lunch with 6 Wines at Giuseppe Apicella Winery

02:30 PM Visit at Giuseppe Apicella Winery

03:30 PM Visit of Amalfi Coast Assisted by Katharine Johnson

05:00 PM Arrival at Santa Caterina

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Marina Grande Restaurant in Amalfi

Sleep at Santa Caterina / Room Category: Partial Sea View


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DAY 04 – Monday, 06th June 2016
Sightseeing Irpinia: Wine & Food Experience / Matera / Sant’Angelo Resort


09:45 AM Check OUT from Santa Caterina

10:00 AM Departure from Santa Caterina with Katharine Johnson

Private Transfer to Sorbo Serpico

12:00 PM Visit at Feudi di San Gregorio Winery

01:00 PM Lunch with 4 Wines at Marennà Restaurant
Please Note: Focusing on the Wines of Feudi di San Gregorio Winery / 1-Star Michelin Restaurant.

03:15 PM Private Transfer to Lapio

03:30 PM Visit & Tasting of 4 Wines at Colli di Lapio Winery

05:00 PM Private Transfer to Matera

07:30 PM Arrival & Check IN at Sant’Angelo Resort

08:30 PM Welcome Dinner with 3 Wines at Regia Corte Restaurant / Sant’Angelo Resort
Please Note: Focusing on Aglianico Wines of Basilicata.

Sleep at Sant’Angelo Resort / Room Category: Junior Suite


(B) (L) (D)


DAY 05 – Tuesday, 07th June 2016
Sightseeing Matera: Culinary & Cultural Experience


Early Morning Free Sightseeing Matera On Your Own

11:30 PM Departure from Sant’Angelo Resort with Tim Robertson

12:00 PM Gourmet Lunch with 3 Wines at Historic Private Palace with Caterina Tarantino & Family
Please Note: Focusing on Negroamaro Wines of Puglia.

03:30 PM Guided City Tour of Matera with Anne Demay

06:00 PM Tasting of 2 Wines at Local Art Restorers’ Atelier with Tim Robertson
Please Note: Focusing on Primitivo Wines of Puglia.

07:00 PM Arrival at Sant’Angelo Resort

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Francesca Restaurant in Matera
Please Note: At Walking Distance.

Sleep at Sant’Angelo Resort / Room Category: Junior Suite


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DAY 06 – Wednesday, 08th June 2016
Sightseeing Itria Valley & Gioia del Colle: Cultural, Wine & Food Experience


09:00 AM Departure from Sant’Angelo Resort with Katharine Johnson & Francesca Milano

Private Transfer to Martina Franca

10:30 AM Guided City Tour of Martina Franca

12:30 PM Private Transfer to Alberobello

01:00 PM Lunch with 1 Wine at Il Poeta Contadino Restaurant

02:30 PM Guided City Tour of Alberobello

03:30 PM Private Transfer to Gioia del Colle

04:00 PM Visit & Tasting of 6 Wines at Polvanera Winery

05:30 PM Private Transfer to Matera

06:00 PM Arrival at Sant’Angelo Resort

07:30 PM Surprise Tasting of 3 Wines at Sant’Angelo Resort with Tim Robertson

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Trattoria del Caveoso Restaurant in Matera
Please Note: At Walking Distance.

Sleep at Sant’Angelo Resort / Room Category: Junior Suite


(B) (L)


DAY 07 – Thursday, 09th June 2016
Sightseeing Messina: Wine & Food Experience / Taormina / Villa Schuler


07:45 AM Check OUT from Sant’Angelo Resort

08:00 AM Departure from Sant’Angelo Resort with Katharine Johnson

Private Transfer to Messina

01:00 PM Winemaker Lunch with 3 Wines at Calasole Restaurant
Please Note: Focusing on the Wines of Bonavita Winery.

02:30 PM Visit at Bonavita Winery

04:00 PM Private Transfer to Taormina

05:00 PM Arrival & Check IN at Villa Schuler

07:30 PM Welcome Tasting of 4 Wines at Villa Schuler with Ben Spencer
Please Note: Focusing on Non Etna Wines from Sicily.

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Tischi Toschi Restaurant in Taormina
Please Note: At Walking Distance.

Sleep at Villa Schuler / Room Category: Superior with Sea View


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DAY 08 – Friday, 10th June 2016
Sightseeing Etna: Wine & Food Experience


09:30 AM Departure from Villa Schuler with Katharine Johnson & Ben Spencer

Private Transfer to Viagrande

10:30 AM Visit & Tasting of 6 Wines at Benanti Winery

12:45 PM Private Transfer to Trecastagni

01:00 PM Lunch with 2 Wines at All’Angolo Restaurant

03:30 PM Visit & Tasting of 4 Wines at Ciro Biondi Winery

05:30 PM Private Transfer to Taormina

06:30 PM Arrival at Villa Schuler

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Nero d’Avola Restaurant in Taormina
Please Note: At Walking Distance.

Sleep at Villa Schuler / Room Category: Superior with Sea View


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DAY 09 – Saturday, 11th June 2016
Sightseeing Etna: Wine & Food Experience


10:00 AM Departure from Villa Schuler with Katharine Johnson & Ben Spencer

Private Transfer to Castiglione di Sicilia

11:00 AM Visit & Tasting of 4 Wines at Girolamo Russo Winery

12:30 PM Private Transfer to Linguaglossa

01:00 PM Lunch with 4 Wines at Shalai Restaurant
Please Note: 1-Star Michelin Restaurant.

03:00 PM Private Transfer to Castiglione di Sicilia

03:15 PM Visit & Tasting of 6 Wines at Tenuta di Fessina Winery

05:00 PM Private Transfer to Taormina

06:00 PM Arrival at Villa Schuler

Suggested Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Osteria Rosso di Vino Restaurant in Taormina
Please Note: At Walking Distance.

Sleep at Villa Schuler / Room Category: Superior with Sea View


(B) (L)


 

DAY 10 – Sunday, 12th June 2016
Catania / Rome / Departure OUT


04:15 AM Check OUT from Villa Schuler

04:30 AM Departure from Villa Schuler with Driver of Robertson Wine Tours

Private Transfer to Catania Airport

05:30 AM Arrival at Catania Airport

Flight Vueling VY6131
Departing from Catania Airport (CTA) at 06:35 AM
To Rome Airport (FCO)


(B)


END of SERVICES



ITINERARY INCLUSIONS


Airport Transfers
One Way Boat Tickets from Villa San Giovanni to Messina
9 Nights of Accommodation in the Hotels Included in the Itinerary
Overnight Tourist Taxes (Matera & Taormina)
Private Transport with Air Conditioning
Expert Bilingual Guiding
Daily Breakfast
7 Lunches & 1 Dinner with Wines
Entrance Fee & Wine Tastings at 9 Wineries
Entrance Tickets to Vatican Museums
Other Activities Included in the Itinerary


ITINERARY EXCLUSIONS


International & Domestic Flights
Overnight Tourist Taxes (Amalfi)
Lunches & Dinners Not Included in the Itinerary
Gratuities for Restaurants
Gratuities for Drivers & Guides
Personal Expenses & Others Costs Not Included in the Itinerary
Entrance Fee to Other Museums & Sites
Activities Not Included in the Itinerary



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