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Enjoy Puglia, Italy from just $1299

Unspoiled Puglia – The New Tuscany
6 nights and 7 days 
from $1299 per person*

An Exceptional travel agent is one who is able to identify an unspoiled destination just when it is ready and able to welcome clients comfortably, but has not yet been invaded by crowds of visitors. First it was Tuscany, then Umbria, followed by the Amalfi Coast. Now Puglia’s time has come! I was fortunate to visit this beautiful area of Italy last spring and just blown away by its beauty and “authentic Italy” feel.

Puglia (sometimes called Apulia) is the region located in the heel of the Italian boot. This strip of land between 2 seas (the Adriatic on the east and the Ionian on the west) is famous for its thousands of century old olive trees surrounded by beautiful dry stone walls; picturesque whitewashed houses and Masserias; ancient cathedrals; medieval and baroque towns.

You can fly into the capital city of Bari where you will pick up your car rental. From the airport, it is an easy drive to the amazing new Luxury Resort and Spa Borgo Egnazia, located a few steps from the Adriatic coastline, near the San Domenico Golf. This is the perfect base from which to explore all the wonderful attractions the region has to offer.

  • The town of Alberobello  ( a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with its Trulli houses and their cone shaped rooftops.
  • The whitewashed villages of Ostuni and Locorotondo
  • The historical Baroque cities of Martina Franca and Lecce with their beautiful piazzas and cathedrals
  • Polignano a Mare with its sea caves
  • The medieval town of Trani and it’s spectacular cathedral
  • Matera (another UNESCO World Heritage Site) know for its extraordinary cave dwellings called Sassi

    And while you are discovering this still authentic region and its friendly inhabitants,you will surely appreciate the outstanding local foods and wines:

    The famed Burrata cheese ; The homemade pasta  (ear-shaped Orecchiette) often fresh and served with tomato sauce or broccoli rabe and garlic;“Fave e Cicoria”, a bean puree  that accompanies most meals…all this doused with the famous “Primitivo” wine of the region.

* Package Includes:  

  • 6 nights on bed and breakfast basis at Luxury Resort and Spa Borgo Egnazia in a superior room
  • Car rental for one week: Compact, manual, with A/C, unlimited mileage and CDW; Alfa Romeo 147 or similar.
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Welcome dinner (drinks excluded)


(*)Price is per person based on double occupancy. Valid for travel between 09 January – 04 April 2012 and between 05 November – 23 December 2012
Call us for other dates.
For a truly authentic experience (and the same price), stay at the guesthouse Masseria Cimino on Half Board basis (breakfast and dinner) excluding drinks.

 

CALL US TODAY TO ARRANGE YOUR VACATION IN THIS FABULOUS “NEW” DESTINATION!!! YOU WILL JUST LOVE THIS MAGICAL PLACE.

International Wine Tourism Conference

What better way could we start 2012 than by hopping off to Perugia to attend the 4th-annual International Wine Tourism Conference and workshop????

Perugia is a stunning city located in the rustic central Italian region of Umbria.The conference and workshop will bring together wine and travel lovers and professionals from around the world to discuss, reflect on and develop their ideas re wine and culinary tourism. The conference program will offer many opportunities for professional contact and development. It involves a three-day program of over 40 talks, presentations, panel discussions and workshops It also gives delegates a chance to taste wines from around the world and to meet leading wine and travel figures and writers and exchange ideas with fellow professionals from all sectors of wine and culinary travel.

I am looking forward to discovering many more wonderful places for our clients to visit and taste the local wines both in Italy and throughout the world. Salute!



 

 

Celebrate the Holidays in Style!

LET US HELP YOU ARRANGE ONE OF THESE HOLDAY SPECIALS SO YOU CAN CELEBRATE IN STYLE!

Lake Placid LodgeLake Placid, NY
Be Thankful at Lake Placid Lodge
Enjoy a special feast and daily activities this Thanksgiving.
Starts at $500
Cristallo Hotel Spa & GolfCortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
A Magical Christmas Offer
Spend 4 magical nights at Cristallo this holiday season.
Starts at €950
Ponta dos GanchosBrazil
Christmas with the Family in Brazil
Don’t miss this opportunity to bring the family along!
Starts at BRL 7,020
Hotel Fouquet’s BarriereParis
Celebrate Christmas and New Years in Paris
Spend an enchanting Christmas and New Year in the City of Lights.
Starts at €1020
Micato Safaris
Safari in Style This Holiday Season
Have a grand adventure with the World’s Best.
The Legian Bali
The Ultimate in Holiday Indulgence
Spoil yourself this holiday season at The Legian.
Starts at $2,700
Castiglion del BoscoTuscany, Italy
Christmas in Tuscany
Experience a traditional Italian Christmas
Starts at €1,730
Hotel Plaza Athenee, New York, New York
Classic Holiday Package
Enjoy the holiday sparkle of New York City this season.
Starts at $2,540

CALL US TO ARRANGE ONE OF THESE FABULOUS CELEBRATIONS OR TO CREAT YOUR OWN SPECIAL GETAWAY….. 585-624-1285

Book a Last-Minute A&K Fall Trip Today and Save

JUST LOOK AT THESE AMAZING PRICES FROM A&K FOR INCREDIBLE LUXURY VACATIONS IN FABULOUS PLACES ALL OVER THE WORLD!! DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY.

Subject to availability. All prices are per person based on double occupancy. Not combinable with any other promotion or discount.

CALL IANNAZZI ENTERPRISES TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE INCREDIBLE OFFERS.

Splendors of Sicily

TRAVCOA, World Leader in Luxury Travel.  1-800-992-2003
Taormina, Sicily
Travcoa’s Splendors of Sicily
Departs October 14, 2011
10 Days, $6,995
The island of Sicily embodies the best of Italy — glorious landscapes, quaint coastal towns andexquisite food and wine, all surrounded by centuries of history. You can join TRAVCOA this October on a small group luxury exploration of Sicily’s many wonders.

Discover the ancient streets of Palermo. Visit one of the world’s best-preserved Greek archaeological sites – Agrigento – with an expert historian-guide. You can immerse yourself in the charm and intrigue ofTaormina, a lovely city with snowcapped Mount Etna as a backdrop.

Throughout your journey, you’ll never be far from the glittering Mediterranean — you’ll enjoy sumptuous seafood feasts at acclaimed local restaurants and deluxe sea-view rooms at many of the opulent hotels.

Restrictions apply – prices are per person, double occupancy. Please call IANNAZZI ENTERPRISES for more details.

 

Ferragamo’s Italian Estate, Off-the-Beaten Path in Ireland & More!

Ferragamo’s Italian Estate, Off-the-Beaten Path in Ireland & More!
Explore our latest packages to Ireland and Italy – most include air, hotel and car and they are all customizable to meet your needs.

Call IANNAZZI ENTERPRISES – YOUR IRELAND AND ITALY SPECIALIST – FOR MORE DETAILS – 585-624-1285

Off the Beaten Path in Ireland: Donegal, Belfast & Dublin – 6 nights
Spend 6 adventure-filled nights crossing Ireland’s most rustic and rugged terrain in the north, along with stays in the cosmopolitan cities of Dublin and Belfast.
Ferragamo’s Italian Estate: Luxury in Tuscany – 6 Nights
Experience 5-star luxury in Arezzo, Italy at the estate owned and operated by the famous Ferragamo family for 3 decades. Two-bedroom farmhouses typically go for over $400/night – fortunately, we have MUCH better air-hotel-car rates for you!
Ireland Coast-to-Coast Luxury – 6 nights
Escape for an immersion in Irish hospitality at 5-star luxury hotels for 6 nights in the country’s top destinations. Highlights include stays at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin and the g Hotel in Galway.
Italian Mosaic Escorted Tour – 12 Nights
From world-class cities to charming villages, this tour brings you face-to-face with Italy’s treasures. Stops in Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, Assisi, Lake Maggiore and more are all included.

 

The Real Italian Job in Style

The Real Italian Job First held in 1927, the Mille Miglia (‘thousand miles’) automobile race is one of the historic motoring events which criss-crosses Italy every year from North to South and back again. This year, the many priceless vintage Italian cars will race from the 12th to the 15th May. In honour of the great race, experience a luxury Italian holiday from North to South, taking in sections of the Mille Miglia route and partaking in true hands-on experiences for the real motoring aficionado.

Highlights include:
a visit to Turin – Italy’s motor city, track driving a Maserati GT under the instruction of an ex-professional racing driver, driving a Ferrari in the beautiful mountains surrounding Maranello, an exclusive tour of the Lamborghini factory and self-driving the car of your clients’ dreams through the rolling hills of Tuscany.


          
Day 1 – Arrive Turin, Italy’s Motor CityPrivate chauffeur transfer to your hotel in the heart of Turin.
Day 2 – Turin, the Art of the Automobile Begin your introduction to the Italian automobile industry at the Lingotto, Fiat’s original production facility in Turin, whose rooftop testing track featured in The Italian Job movie. View the permanent collection of the Agnelli dynasty’s private artworks in the Pinacoteca Agnelli, including paintings by Canaletto, Matisse and Canova.You will also have a pre-scheduled appointment at the gallery of one of the world’s foremost styling houses, Pininfarina. For more than 80 years, Pininfarina has pushed the envelope to produce the most aesthetically beautiful cars, including Ferrari, Maserati, and Alfa Romeo.
Day 3 & 4 – Maserati Track DrivingEnjoy a two day intensive course with an ex-professional racing driver at the Paletti Autodromo at Varano de’ Melegari, learning how to drive and safely control a Maserati GT super-car in track conditions.Spend two nights at the nearby city of Parma.
Day 5 – Cavalino Rosso, Ferrari DayTravel to Maranello, the home of Ferrari. Here you will have a privately guided tour of the Galleria Ferrari museum followed by a chance to experience Ferrari for real with an awesome 60-minute experience test driving a Ferrari in and around the mountains surrounding Maranello.Your day ends in the heart of the medieval city of Bologna, overnight base of this year’s Mille Miglia race.
Day 6 – The Ultimate Italian Supercar, LamborghiniIn nearby Sant’Agata Bolognese is the home of Italy’s most expensive car manufacturer, Lamborghini. Enjoy privileged access into the spotless factory area, following the whole process of making a Lamborghini Gallardo. See how the mechanical precision parts are hand-made from single blocks of metal; and witness the process from the engine mounting, bodywork welding and paintwork, all the way through to the hand-finishing of the interiors by the experts.Also, experience the exquisite collection of cars in the museum before returning to Bologna.
Day 7 – The Sun Highway to TuscanyThis morning, your gleaming red Ferrari will be delivered to your hotel and, after being shown the controls, the open road is yours. Pick up the Mille Miglia route again, maybe taking the Autostrade del Sole (Sun Highway) into Tuscany; turn some heads in Florence’s via Tournabuoni or enjoy the sweeping roads of Chianti before checking into your hotel in the heart of the wine district of Southern Tuscany.
Day 8 – The Final Stretch, Tuscany to Rome The final dWe will be happy to tailor any sections of this itinerary around your stay in Italy.ay with your gleaming Ferrari is yours to make your way through Umbria and Lazio. Follow the classic route of the race, passing by Etruscan Viterbo before arriving into the great city of Rome to the admiring glances of many Italians as you pull up outside your luxury hotel.
Day 9 – Depart RomePrivate Chauffeur transfer to the airport.

Is this not truly your dream vacation??? Call us today – we will be happy to tailor any section of this itinerary around your stay in Italy! When it comes to all things Italian, we know all the ins and outs to make your vacation truly magnifico!

Exclusive and Unique Villas in Italy

Exclusive and Unique Villas in Italy
 
Italy is an incredible country of rich history, unrefined beauty, delicious food and wine and unrestricted adventure. The landscapes alone have the ability to take your breath away. Italy has been the backdrop for so many famous poets, artists and musicians, providing them all with such powerful inspiration.

The highly complex history of Italy has resulted in the great differences between north and south and from region to region. Remains of the Etruscan period are to be found in many regions including Tuscany and Lazio, while Ancient Greek ruins (and pockets of people who still speak a kind of Greek) are evident in Southern Italy.

Needless to say, the legacy of Ancient Rome is still eminently visible. Following the fall of Rome, Italy endured many centuries of internal warfare and unrest, yet somehow the Renaissance bloomed amidst the strife between Popes, Emperors and Kings, between families and city-states.

No wonder, then, that Italy is a land of castles and fortresses, walled hilltop towns, fortified farmhouses and tall towers. But it is also a country of fabulous art and architecture, stunning museums and art galleries, sublime churches and ancient places where the ghosts of so many shapers of world history walk.

Here are just a few examples of the exquisite villas we can arrange for you all over Italy (as well as many other countries) … call us for details

La Vigna La Vigna
Sleeps up to 4Region: Tuscany

Nestled in the heart of unspoiled, rural Tuscany, it is clear why this charming and private little cottage has taken the name ‘La Vigna’. Sitting almost amidst the actual vines themselves, it is difficult to find anywhere quite so original, maintaining the true character of Chianti.

Features: Premier location; barbecue; maid service.

Ideal for small family groups wanting a base in the heart of Chianti.

Price from $2045* per week

Il Molino Il Molino
Sleeps up to 8Region: Umbria

Once an ancient olive mill, Il Molino has been beautifully restored to an extremely high standard and has surrounded itself with gardens of lavender, rosemary, fig and pomegranate trees.

Features: Private pool; maid service; barbecue.

Ideal for groups of couples or families.

Price from $3120* per week

Palazzo Parisi Palazzo Parisi
Sleeps up to 10Region: Lazio

Only one hour from Rome, Palazzo Parisi is a beautifully unique property that provides a warming feel of comfort, history and originality. Adding to the beauty of the property itself, are the spectacular surrounding views of the Sabine Hills.

Features: Private pool; cook & maid service; award-winning landscaped gardens;  shared tennis court; ping pong room.

Ideal for larger family groups wanting a grand house within easy distance of Rome.

Price from $8455* per week

Capo d'Uomo Capo d’Uomo
Sleeps up to 12Region: Tuscany

Perched high up on the edge of a privately owned peninsula, the house seems to grow out of the rocks that plunge down to the Mediterranean. With its heated infinity pool and fantastic views looking out over the sea to the island of Giglio (and Corsica on a clear day), Capo D’Uomo provides the ultimate holiday retreat. There is also an excellent cook who can provide traditional Tuscan specialties.

Features: Private infinity pool; maid service; air-conditioning; internet; shops, restaurants and bars within a short drive.

Ideal for groups of couples seeking a spectacular setting and views.

Price from $5700* per week

Villa Fienile Villa Fienile
Sleeps up to 16Region: Tuscany

Villa Fienile is set atop one of the most beautiful hills in Chianti, overlooking stunning valleys and offers breath taking scenes of the countryside and tantalizing glimpses of the towers of San Gimignano. A property dating back to the 10th century, yet refurbished this year with a mix of beautiful antiques and stylish yet comfortable new furniture.

Features: Private infinity pool; maid service; air-conditioning; barbecue

Ideal for large groups of couples wanting an historical house but with modern conveniences and comfort.

Price from $9102* per week

Sicily with Montenegro, Croatia, Albania & Greece

Due to the overwhelming popularity of our first-ever Sicily expedition this April and many successful returns to the Adriatic, we have combined our favorite stops from both trips for our brand-new 2011 Sicily with Montenegro, Croatia, Albania & Greece, September 1 – 14, 2011, aboard the 110-passenger Clipper Odyssey. Archaeology, gastronomy, and culture collide on this 14-day voyage that takes advantage of the wonderful late-summer weather in the Mediterranean and Adriatic. Our journey presents you with several ‘must see’ destinations in one all-inclusive voyage and the chance to:

  • Explore the exquisite Greek and Roman ruins of Agrigento and Syracuse—both World Heritage Sites.
  • Visit photogenic Dubrovnik, a beautifully-preserved medieval masterpiece.
  • Tour Palermo’s ornate Baroque churches, domed Arab mosques, 12th-century cathedral, and Archaeological Museum with its Punic and Greek art.
  • Sample Sicilian delicacies during wine tastings and gourmet luncheons, including Marsala wines and vintages from the Licata region.
  • Discover dramatic scenery and amazing archaeology in the lesser-visited countries of Montenegro and Albania.

To learn more about this Sicily with Montenegro, Croatia, Albania & Greece program, please contact our office.

P.S. Rates start at $7,480 per person. Plus, when you travel with Zegrahm virtually everything is included in the cost of your trip:

  • All gratuities, from porters and ship’s crew to tour guides
  • All accommodations and meals
  • Welcome dinner and briefing to get to know one another and get a good sense of what’s to come
  • World-class expedition leaders and lecturers
  • Daily activity options, from wine tastings to archaeological tours
  • All entrance fees, taxes, and landing and port charges
  • All transfers on group arrival and departure days
  • Gift certificates for recommended expedition gear and reading materials
  • Comprehensive pre-departure packet to prepare you for your trip, with everything from currency information and weather to shipboard amenities and a packing list
  • Medical and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Dedicated Zegrahm program manager to answer all your questions as well as an air coordinator to assist with flight arrangements

Gardens and Grand Estates of Tuscany

From May 30th to June 5th and from September 12th to 18th – 2011
we invite you to take a fascinating journey through the grand villas and gardens of Tuscany.

Over the course of 6 days, the dynamic duo of Armand de Foucault and Andrea Ghiottonelli, a Frenchman and a Florentine, both specialized in History of Gardens (Hortibus – Paris/Florence), will be your hosts as you tour magnificent estates to learn of the raison d’etre behind their lush landscaping as well as the history of the art, architecture and the place that surrounds them.

Call us for a detailed itinerary…..