Why Italy

venise1In Italy you will find an ideal blend of art, tradition, excellent food and fun with every season of the year, that combine to provide unforgettable experiences. With its grand mix of cultural heritage, stunning landscapes and captivating atmosphere, Italy is everything you could possibly ask for in a destination. Did you know that hundreds of poets and painters, from around the world, have been inspired by the beauty of Italy? In fact, Italy is the home of more than half of the world’s artistic heritage.

Full of world renowned landmarks, breath-taking scenery, sandy beaches, an intriguing history and delicious cuisine, Italy is an amazing choice for an incentive programme or a meeting. This country is definitely worth a visit!

Italian Jewels: Portofino and Cinque Terre

Blick durch ein Mauerfenster in Portovenere auf die Kste der italienischen Riviera,Ligurien,ItalienThere is no escaping the beauty of Portofino, tucked into a protected inlet surrounded by lush cypress and olive clad slopes.

 A full-day excursion to the Cinque Terre is taken by boat on the Gulf of Poets. During the cruise, you pass by Monterosso, viewing it from the sea, before disembarking in Vernazza, where you board the train to Corniglia. Then walk along the “Love Path” Promenade to Manarola, where you stop to visit the village.
Everyone will proceed on foot to Riomaggiore, walking down to the marina, to re-board your boat to reach Isola Palmaria, where lunch is arranged at a renowned inn.
After lunch, your boat takes you to Portovenere, where there will be leisure time to stroll along the narrow streets, before getting back to Portofino.

Clues on beautiful Tuscany countryside

tuscany2.Florence and the Renaissance: visit the Uffizi Galleries
.Florence traditions: old pharmacies, goldsmiths, artisan papers
.Siena, a pleasant walk in the Middle-Ages
.Visit San Gimignano and its tower-houses
.The mysterious Etruscan civilisation: visit the archaeological sites in Volterra
.Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey, Montalcino and Pienza – the ‘ideal city’ of Pope Pius 2nd
.The roof-less Abbey of San Galgano

Why not add some additional activites to make the day really special :
.Sunrise from a hot air balloon
.The marble of Michelangelo: visit Pietrasanta, a marble quarry and a sculptor
.Horse-riding in the Chianti  Hills
.A day at a special farmhouse in the Chianti region: Michelangelo, wine and olive oil
.Tuscan cooking
.Siena and its Palio: learn about this century-old horse race visiting a ‘contrada’