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Evan & Courtney 

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Your Week In Italia

Welcome to an Italian adventure tailor-made for you.

 

As the autumn leaves paint the landscapes with warm hues, we invite you to explore the heart of Italy, embarking on a journey that promises a perfect blend of culture, cuisine, and celebration.

 

From the timeless grandeur of Rome to the hidden gems of Umbria and the rugged beauty of Abruzzo, each stop on this itinerary is designed to create unforgettable memories.

 

Below, you'll find detailed information for each leg of your adventure, along with additional recommendations to enhance your experience.

 

Let's raise a toast to Evan's 40th birthday and to the boundless adventures that lie ahead!

Your Trip

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12th - 16th November:
Residenza Ruspoli Bonaparte

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Your adventure begins amidst the timeless grandeur of Rome.

 

Nestled in the heart of this enchanting metropolis is your home away from home, Residenza Ruspoli Bonaparte. This boutique gem, steeped in historic opulence, offers a perfect fusion of classic elegance and modern comfort.

 

From here, you'll have easy access to iconic sites like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Vatican City. Savor authentic Roman cuisine in trattorias that have stood the test of time, and allow the city's eternal spirit to weave its magic around you.

 

A taxi all the way from Rome Fiumicino airport to this hotel is €40 plus €1 for each bag. From Ciampino, a taxi will cost €30 plus €1 for each bag.

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Your Room

Why not revel in the luxury fit for an emperor?

The Queen Hortense Suite, once inhabited by the legendary Napoleon Bonaparte himself, is a true testament to regal opulence. With its exquisite period furnishings, ornate decor, and an ambiance steeped in history, this suite offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 

Gaze out over the city from the very chambers that once housed a figure who left an indelible mark on European history. It's an extraordinary way to elevate an already unforgettable journey through Italy.

 

Let this be a birthday celebration that Evan will treasure forever.

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16th - 18th November:
Lake Side or Rolling Hills of Umbria

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Leaving the eternal city behind, your journey leads you to the serene embrace of Umbria, Italy's green heart.

Here  you may opt for the tranquil shores of Lake Trasimeno, where the water's surface mirrors the picturesque surroundings. Alternatively, immerse yourselves in the rolling hills, where every vista is waiting to be admired.

Embark on horseback adventures through this idyllic countryside or for those with a taste for the finer things, a visit to the local cashmere factory presents an opportunity to indulge in exquisite, handcrafted Italian luxury.

 

Culinary enthusiasts will revel in the chance to master the secrets of Umbrian cuisine in a private cookery class. And should you wish to turn an evening into a truly extraordinary affair, a private chef stands ready to transform your chosen retreat into a haven of gourmet delights.

 

Whichever path you choose, rest assured, Umbria's tranquil beauty and warm hospitality will leave an indelible mark on your journey.

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17th November:
Vineria del Carmine

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Embark on a day of sensory delights as you delve into the heart of Umbria's culinary treasures. Your morning begins with a truffle hunter and his trusty dog, uncovering the hidden gems of the forest floor. This intimate experience offers a glimpse into the ancient art of truffle hunting, a practice deeply ingrained in the region's traditions.

As the day unfolds, your path leads to our good friends at Vineria del Carmine, where the magic of winemaking comes to life. Here, amidst the rolling vine-clad hills, you'll discover the artistry and dedication that goes into crafting each bottle.

In the afternoon A Michelin-starred chef, renowned for his artful fusion of flavors, will curate a lunch that perfectly complements the exquisite wines of the estate. Every course is a symphony of taste, a celebration of the region's harvest, and a tribute to the art of culinary craftsmanship.

In this idyllic setting, where the truffles' earthy aroma mingles with the vineyard's fragrant bouquet, you'll savor a day that weaves together the rich tapestry of Umbria's gastronomic heritage.

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18th November:
Sextantio Albergo Diffuso

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Leaving the serene landscapes of Umbria behind, your journey leads you to the rugged beauty of Abruzzo. Here, nature reveals itself in its untamed glory, offering a canvas of soaring mountains and ancient villages.

 

Your abode for the night is the extraordinary Sextantio Albergo Diffuso, a living testament to the region's rich history.

This unique accommodation, nestled within the stone walls of a traditional castle, transports you back in time. Each room is a story in itself, with furnishings and decor that evoke the spirit of a bygone era. The ancient stones whisper tales of generations past, while modern comforts ensure your stay is nothing short of luxurious.

As you step into the cobbled streets of the surrounding village, you'll find yourself immersed in the authentic charm of Abruzzo.

As the day turns to night, the castle comes alive with a warmth that is uniquely Abruzzese. The Sextantio Albergo Diffuso offers not just a place to rest, but an experience that lingers in the memory, a living connection to the history and soul of this remarkable region.

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19th November:
Castello di Reschio

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For the grand finale of your Italian sojourn, we present the crown jewel of your journey – Castello di Reschio. This extraordinary estate, nestled in the heart of Umbria, offers a retreat of unparalleled splendor.

 

Each room is a sanctuary of luxury and elegance, seamlessly blending modern comfort with the timeless beauty of the castle's architecture.

The estate itself is a treasure trove of experiences. Wander through the meticulously tended gardens, where fragrant blooms and centuries-old trees create a sense of enchantment. Explore the countryside on horseback, feeling the rhythm of hooves beneath you as you traverse this idyllic landscape.

Savor the finest Umbrian cuisine, prepared with passion and artistry by the estate's skilled chefs.

As night falls, the castle is bathed in a golden glow, creating an atmosphere of pure magic. This is a moment to savor, a celebration of the beauty and richness that Italy has woven into every corner of your journey.

Castello di Reschio is an experience that transcends time. It's a place where the past and present converge, creating a tapestry of memories that will stay with you long after you bid farewell to this Italian paradise and is the perfect end to your trip.

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