Exclusive Club Departure


With Tour Manager Raffaela — Limited to 12 Travelers

11 Days: Thursday, February 13–Sunday, February 23, 2020

per person double occupancy

*INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

Visiting Italy is one thing. Living in Italy is quite another! And with that in mind, we asked one of our most popular tour managers, Raffaela Lan Pelligrini, to plan a trip to Florence that will give a small group of our members the experience of living in Florence like a native. You’ll spend ten days with Raffi visiting her favorite places, shopping, eating at her favorite restaurants, enjoying aperitifs at her favorite watering holes and enjoying the neighborhoods, museums and markets of her favorite city —Florence. Raffaela has also arranged three workshops—one each in paper, photography and drawing. During the week you’ll depart Florence for an overnight stay in the small village of Artimino where you’ll visit the private Medici villa La Ferdinanda and, with a specialized guide, the Medici villa Poggio a Caiano. Capping off this incredible holiday experience will be a performance of La Traviata at Teatro Maggio Musicale. "I want the participants of tours I've escorted to experience my life!" —Raffaela

*After deadline, call 617.338.1111 for availability

  • Round-trip regularly scheduled Lufthansa Airlines flights from Boston to Florence, via Frankfurt and Florence to Boston, via Munich
  • Nine nights' four-star accommodations
  • Welcome beverage on arrival, four aperitifs
  • Seventeen meals: nine breakfasts, three lunches, five dinners with wine
  • Paper workshop
  • Photography workshop
  • Drawing workshop
  • Teatro Maggio Musicale Fiorentino: La Traviata performance
  • Escorted, private, round-trip airport/hotel transfers
  • Services of professional local Tour Manager Raffaela


  • DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston
  • DAYS 2–6 Hotel Pierre, Florence
  • DAY 7 Hotel Artimino, Paggeria Medicea
  • DAYS 8–10 Hotel Pierre, Florence
  • DAY 11 Return flight to Boston
    or similar hotel accommodations

Florence guided walking tour, admission to Accademia, excursion to Archaeological Site of Fiesole, olive oil tasting, admission to Uffizi Gallery, admission to Medici villas La Ferdinanda and Poggio a Caiano, visit Sant’Ambrogio market and Santa Croce neighborhood, pasta making class and dinner in a family home.


Average Minimum and Maximum Temperatures in Florence, Italy

Average min and max temperatures in Florence, Italy

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Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $625. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

Last updated 9/6/2019 5:00:35 PM

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