Italian Great Escapes Gail's Great Escapes LLC 2019
Finding your personal Great Escape in Italy is simple.Take a map, close your eyes, drop your finger.Anywhere you land is a feast for your senses.Italy’s diversity is legendary and its treasures easy to discover, with a little help along the way. Escape with us and we'll be your guide.
Italy is delightfully complex.Every region has layers of history, cultural differences, food specialties, wine to steal your heart, artisans beyond compare, and a glorious landscape to take your breath away.
Escape with us and experience a country with traditional Mediterranean values and a pace of life reminiscent of the past.We’ll visit small wineries, ancient abbeys and cathedrals, charming hill towns, archeological sites, wild sandy beaches, markets, festivals….tours as diverse as Italy itself.
Hosting small group tours in Italy for the past seventeen years, and living in Tuscany part-time, gives me a unique perspective, and a base of knowledge and experience that only comes with time and discovery.I would like to share with you the places, the people, and the passion I feel for this country that has changed my life.I believe its siren song will sing its way into your soul and you, too, will be forever changed.
Great Escapes - 2019
Bellagio/Lake Como & Italian Riviera (including Cinque Terre, Portofino, Santa Margherita, Camogli)
May 7 - 14: Space available. Special annual Fish Festival in Camogli this week!
May 16 - 23: Space available
The Amalfi Coast (Positano, Capri, Amalfi, Pompeii)
September/October - you choose the week with your own group of 6 or more friends!
In September, Roberto Crocenzi and I will be leading a 9-day tour together.
We will begin in the classically beautiful city of Torino/Turin; then base in a villa to wander the breathtaking vineyards of the Piemonte - Langhe region sampling Barolo and other famous wines of that area; and end in Santa Margherita for a taste of the Italian Riviera, Portofino, and the Cinque Terre.
In addition to owning a restaurant in Tuscany, Roberto is a professional Sommelier and a cheese Master-taster.
We're working on the details, but if you are interested, let us know ASAP as it will be a small group.
Let's take a tour in Italy with a real Italian!
As we did last year, In May we will travel to the charming town of Bellagio on beautiful Lake Como, and to the northern Mediterranean seaside towns of Santa Margherita, Portofino, Camogli, and the Cinque Terre. This tour will give us a relaxing taste of the beauties of the Italian Riviera, and the mountain-rimmed glory of Lake Como.
Fall in Positano will take us to the heart of the beautiful Amalfi Coast. We’ll spend our week together in a four star hotel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the cliffside town of Positano. It's perfect position in this jewel of the spectacular coast will allow us to reach the “Grande Spiaggia”, the main beach, in only a few minutes. From here, we'll visit the Isle of Capri, Pompeii, Amalfi, and all the special magic of this area.
The choice is yours. A gift to yourself or someone you love.....to create memories to last a lifetime. Unpack your suitcase and relax for a week. Our escapes are for people who don't want an "everyday-organized" tour.
Our philosophy is different. You will not be herded around like sheep, on and off a bus every day. Your Escape, your activities, will be personalized to your interests. At times, we will accompany you; at times we will direct you and give you all the details. The trip will be yours.
Everywhere you look is inspiration for creativity and relaxation.Rest assured, on a Great Escape you will be in a breathtaking setting, in a gentle, beautiful place of history, with kind people helping you discover and explore.