JOIN ONE OF OUR 2020 SMALL GROUP TOURS TO ITALY


Join Travel Director Patrizia Cinquini Cerruti for a TRAVEL TALK!
 Sunday, 3 November 2019 @ 1:30pm 
 At the Italian Center in Carmichael • Admission is FREE 

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There are many tour companies and trips to Italy, but the Italian Cultural Society's travel team are Italy Specialists. We've taken thousands of travelers ONLY to Italy for over 30 years. See what a difference experience, knowledge and passion make!

Travelers discover Italy in the company of a native Italian and enjoy many things tourists seldom get the chance to experience. Enjoy lunch on a magnificent hillside olive oil estate, walk or bike on the walls of Lucca and enjoy a Puccini concert in the town where the composer was born. Visit the Ferrari museum and see the production of the king of cheeses, Parmigiano. Visit a private Amarone Estate and meet the countess whose family has produced this noble wine for centuries. These are but a few of the experiences awaiting you when you travel with us to Italy.

A magnificent blend of incredible natural, beauty, history, art, culture, architecture, wines, and food all await the traveler in Italy, as well as a way of life that inspires travelers long after they return home. Almost every one of our travelers goes on more than one of our tours, and some take the same tour several times - they are the best testament of just how spectacular our tours are!  


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The Italian Cultural Society offers travelers exclusive, unique, small group tours to Italy's most famous cities and charming villages with a variety of
itineraries and destinations! A recent Harris Poll showed that Italy is the number one destination in the world for Americans. The Italian Cultural Society's travel team are Italy experts, taking thousands of travelers ONLY to Italy for more than 30 years!

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SICILY, SORRENTO &
THE AMALFI COAST

RETURNS 31 MARCH - 10 APRIL 2020!

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31 MARCH - 10 APRIL, 2020

Spring is the ideal time to visit Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast and Sicily (Sorrento, Amalfi, Capri, Annacapri and Pompeii. Palermo, Monreale, Marsala, Erice, Agrigento, Taormina, Etna, Cefalu, Siracusa, Ortigia, Noto, Modica, Catania)

Join us on this spectacular tour of Southern Italy. After more than twenty years we have perfected our Sicily, Sorrento tour to bring you a stunning visit to this beautiful island paradise and the spectacular Amalfi coast 

We start our adventure in Naples, and visit Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, the island of Capri and the incredible city of Pompeii. We enjoy the breathtaking “Amalfi Drive" with its stunning views said to be the most spec- tacular road in Europe. We visit the partially buried Roman city of Pompeii, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Italy. 

Then we will fly to Sicily’s capitol of Palermo and discover both shores of this unbelievably rich island jewel. Sicily is unbeliev- ably rich in natural beauty, history, arts, culture, archeology, and cuisine! We will walk among the greatest Greek ruins, see incomparable Roman and Norman mosaics, and explore remote hilltop villages, islands and spectacular landscapes. Our itin- erary allows travelers to explore Sicily’s spectacular cities and islands. We include many special meals with local specialties and wine and invite travelers to really experience the magic of Southern Italy with us!

$2,999 / Per Person, Double Occupancy

Call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail your questions and comments to italy@italiancenter.net 


ITALY, THE GRAND TOUR

RETURNS 19 - 29 JUNE, 2020!

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19 - 29 JUNE, 2020

Discover the heart of Italy with the Italian Cultural Society’s exclusive          
Grand Tour highlighting romantic Tuscany, Le Cinque Terre and Rome.  

Our insider’s tour of Italy visits the most fabled cities in Tuscany: Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa, Viareggio, the Chianti Wine Road and more. Then we will visit the Eternal City – Italy’s famous capital city of Rome: Every day brings a new discovery of the finest Italian art, history, architecture, culture, scenic beauty and gastronomic delights..

We will visit the Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre. This National Park is treasured for its breathtaking natural beauty and stunning position. In addition to magnificent natural scenery, admire the intense human activity which created the wine terraces or stone walls. It is estimated the wall network took more than 200 years to build, and its total length has been calculated to be greater than that of the Great Wall of China!

Our tour is organized to maximize the beauty of Italy and to minimize the hassles of traveling. The tour begins in Florence and ends in Rome. This affords us the luxury of just one hotel transfer and minimizes the time spent on the road. We stay in the heart of Rome, with its immense wealth of the world’s most magnificent artistic and architectural treasures, where history, legend and monuments coexist with an equally phenomenal concentration of living, Italian energy. We will spend a day at the Vatican and see Rome by night.

Call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail your questions and comments to italy@italiancenter.net 


TUTTA TOSCANA TOUR

RETURNING IN SEPTEMBER 2020!


Tuscany's incomparable beauty and variety have lured travelers to this region of Italy for over two thousand years! (Florence, LUcca, Siena, Pisa, Chianti, Vinci, Volterra, San Gimignano)

This truly insider’s tour highlights the romantic, legendary region of Tuscany. Discover a region that is brimming with the finest Italian art, history, culture, scenic beauty and culinary delights. Your native Tuscan Tour Director makes sure you visit the must see locations and offers travelers access to unique truly “insider” experiences. 

Unpack only once, and enjoy VIP service at our lovely four star villa hotel where both the food and the service are impeccable.   See the incredible city of Florence, which is a living museum, and just one of the many spectacular cities we explore on our “Tutta Toscana” adventure! Visit Pisa, with its famous leaning t ower and the Piazza of Miracles. Enjoy Siena, with its stunning Piazza del Campo, where each July 2 and August 16, the breath- taking “Palio delle Contrade” the world’s most exciting horse race takes place. Explore Lucca; a magnificent walled city and the birthplace of famed Italian Opera composer Giacomo Puccini. Ride a bike, enjoy the gelato voted the BEST in the world and experience a concert of Puccini’s music while in his home town! 

Imagine yourself in Tuscany’s in lush olive groves, sweet hillsides, Chianti vineyards, and romantic hamlets. Our Tutta Toscana Tour takes you to the rich Etruscan city of Volterra, famous for its beautiful alabaster, and to picturesque San Gimignano with magnificent towers built in the Middle Ages and cobblestone streets lined with wonderful shops. Travel the legendary Chianti wine road and tour and taste these noble wines. Explore the town of Leonardo da Vinci          where we visit Leonardo’s museum and his home. In Vinci, we will be special guests at Luigi and Filomena’s hillside olive oil estate where we will enjoy an incredible homemade lunch with food and wine grown on the estate. 

Tuscany is the wonderful region of splendor and beauty. Tuscany awaits your discovery on this Tutta Toscana tour.  Call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail your questions and comments to italy@italiancenter.net 


"ITALY, THE BEAUTIFUL TOUR"

RETURNS 29 AUGUST - 7 SEPTEMBER, 2020

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29 AUGUST - 7 SEPTEMBER, 2020

Spectacular Northern Italy and Italian Lakes Prestige Tour (Genova, Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, Lake Como, Bellagio, Lake Maggiore, Isola Bella, Milan, Lake Garda, Modena, Verona, Venice)

Experience the incredible beauty of the Italian Riviera, the elegance of the Italian Lake Region, the Sophistication of Milan, and the Romance of Verona and Venice with this exceptional Italian Cultural Society tour. 

Travelers often call this tour “the vacation dreams are made of” and “the vacation of a lifetime”. Every day of our Italy the Beautiful Tour brings new discoveries and the finest natural beauty, architecture, culture, gastronomic delights, and Italian art and history. We will visit the lakes and the Venetian Lagoon by private boat with local skippers and guides. We will be special guests at an exquisite Valpolicella Wine Estate, and meet a Balsamic Vinegar producer whose family has produced this magic elixir for 10 generations. We will go inside a famous Parmigiano factory to see each stage of production. We will visit the incredible FERRARI MUSUEM in Maranello where it is possible to take one of these beautiful machines for a test drive! 

Experience many more of Italy’s most wonderful treasures with our Italy the Beautiful Tour of Northern Italy. 

$4,199 / Per Person, Double Occupancy

Call (916) 482-5900 or e-mail your questions and comments to italy@italiancenter.net