Italian Great Escapes
Gail's Great Escapes LLC
2017, 2018

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 sixteen 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 - 2017

Positano 

June 7 - 12  Private tour
​June 10 - 17  (sold out)

September 22 - 29 (sold out)
September 30 - October 7 (sold out)

 

Great Escapes - 2018


Positano 

May 12 - 19 (sold out)
May 19 - 26 (sold out)
September 22-29, Just added!  Women's Watercolor Journaling Escape - space available

Bellagio & Italian Riviera (including Cinque Terre, Portofino, Santa Margherita)

June 1 - June 10 (sold out)

Or choose your own date!


 



 

Spring and 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. 

It may be difficult to leave our hotel with its breathtaking views of the sea from our personal balcony, the spa and gym, the restaurant and the peaceful infinity pool, but we'll do our best! 
We'll visit the Isle of Capri, the ruins of Pompeii, the maritime town of Amalfi, the beautiful gardens of Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, and much more. No driving needed as transportation will be provided from Rome to Positano and return.  

Our tour will focus on the best this area has to offer in food, wine and history.  Your small group will decide the daily itinerary according to your preferences - there is much to discover. And there is magic here.....

As we did last year, we will also travel to the quaint town of Bellagio on beautiful Lake Como, and to the northern Mediterranean seaside towns of Santa Margherita, Portofino, Camogli, the Cinque Terre, and Genoa.  This ten-day tour will give us a relaxing taste of the beauties of the Italian Riviera, and the mountain-rimmed glory of Lake Como.


 


 

 

The choice is yours.  A gift to yourself or someone you love.....to create memories to last a lifetime.  Unpack your suitcase once 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.


Escape with us!

Gail Hecko

Italian Great Escapes

gailhecko@att.net

In U.S.:  770-992-4429

In Italy:  011 39 333-106-7919

 

 







 


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