Friday, April 1, 2011

Cruising Italian Style

Coming from a travel agent background, 'cruising Italian Style' used to mean cruising with Costa Cruise Lines.  Now taking it a bit further, let's think wine, wineries, and Italy....


Bravissimo!  You've got the V. Sattui Winery 2011 Mediterranean Cruise as offered by Food & Wine Trails Epicurean Tours.  Imagine taking your time and sailing from voluptuous Venice to romantico Rome on this 11 day/10 night fabuloso cruise taking place November 12- 22, 2011.


The V. Sattui Winery experts will be onboard the Insignia (owned by Oceania Cruises) including the V. Sattui President, Tom Davies, and a fourth generation owner, Dario Sattui.  They will be participate in a winemaker's dinner, along with wine seminars, and wine tasting sessions.  There will also be 3 exclusive shore excursions featuring regional Italian wines and their famous cuisine.


Other ports of call on the itinerary include Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; along with Taormina (Sicily), Almalfi/Positano, Livorno/Pisa (Florence) in Italy; and Monte Carlo, Monaco.  


If you book your cabin before April 15th, 2011, you'll receive free gratuities (averaging $270 to $370 per cabin) plus a $100 shipboard credit.  Rates for this meravigliosa cruise, which includes airfare from 20 U.S. departure cities, starts at $3,449 per person.


For more information, visit Food & Wine Trails Epicurean Tours.


Flickr.com Photo Credit: Selce Croatia by FotoChronicle


Rick Steves' Italy 2011 with map

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