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The Treasures of Italy exclusive small group tours


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The Treasures of Italy exclusive small group tours


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Discover the wonders of italy!

Italy’s regions are a treasure trove of architectural, historical, artistic, and gastronomical wonders!

Italian Wine Services, LLC and its Treasures of Italy Exclusive Small Group Tours offer comfortable, small group tours of up to 30 passengers with touring experiences to Italy's lesser-known, charming, and quaint places as well as some of the more familiar places on the Italian peninsula. We provide fun-filled informative touring programs in Italy for mature, adventurous travelers seeking "something different" than a traditional touring experience.

The Treasures of Italy Exclusive Small Group Tours will provide a fun-filled and informative touring program focused on the gastronomical, historical, cultural, and artistic wonders of Italy.

Pasta Boscaiola (Pasta Woodsman Style)

One of the many country dishes featuring home made pasta and wild boar sauce.

  Tranquil Vineyard tasting Quiet enjoyment of the many varietals from a small country vineyard.

 

Tranquil Vineyard tasting

Quiet enjoyment of the many varietals from a small country vineyard.

Vineyard Vista with wine

Italian hillsides are a canvas of lush vineyards producing grapes such as Sangiovese.

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Tours To Italy


Tours To Italy


Tossing coins in Rome's Trevi Fountain

Traditional Tuscan Chianti winery

View of St. Peter's Basilica from the Tiber River in Rome

The Treasures of Italy tours are organized for individuals or groups and are carefully arranged and accompanied by Italian Wine Services, LLC founder, Alan Amaral, who has studied extensively in Italy, speaks Italian, and is experienced in leading group tours to Italy.

"Been there, but didn't do that !"  The tours include visits to some of Italy’s smaller country areas so that an interestingly varied and fun-filled visit to Italy may be experienced. Some of our travelers have been to Italy one or more times, but have not witnessed some of the lesser-visited places.  For those wishing to study the Italian language, information about Italy’s language schools and accommodations is provided by contacting us via our Contact page below.

Whether you are an experienced Italy traveler or a first time adventurer to Italy, with Italian Wine Services you will return from Italy with two questions:

1. Why didn’t I do this sooner? and,

2. When am I coming back?

Testimonials of Some of Our Travelers:

"This is proof God is the worlds greatest painter."                              (Looking over Tuscan countryside from Castello di Banfi in Montelcino)

"I Loved every minute-Alan is the best!"

"Thank you for all you did...we always feel safe and secure with your guidance and leadership."

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Upcoming Tours


Upcoming Tours


Florence's duomo with giotto's bell tower

Montepulciano countryside

scene of assisi in the region of umbria

We are now forming our Treasures of Italy  tours for 2018! These tours are:

1.  September 14 to September 22, 2018 ( 9 days; 7 nights):  Florence & Umbria with a 3-night stay in Florence and visits to the Bargello National Museum; the Capelle dei Medici (the Medici Chapels) both of which contain some of Italy's most treasured sculptures including the works of Michelangelo; and the Palazzo Vecchio with ample free time to shop, enjoy lunch, and further explore this magnificent Renaissance city.  We will participate in a cooking class and wine tasting at the Tenuta Tre Pini Estate where we learn to prepare traditional Tuscan dishes and sample some of Tuscany's finest wines.  Following our stay in Florence, we will journey to the town of Cortona - made famous by the movie Under the Tuscan Sun before continuing on to the Region of Umbria and our 4 our night stay at the luxury countryside estate, Relais Il Canalicchio.  From here, we will visit the town of Assisi - home of St. Francis. Our tour continues with visits to Spello, Spoleto & Bevagna, Pienza, and Montepulciano over the course of our 4 days in Umbria! 

2.  October 11 to October 19 (9 Days; 7 Nights) Sorrento & Old Naples with one hotel stay at the 4-Star Michelangelo Hotel in the heart of Sorrento.  We will visit charming nearby towns; experience a cooking class in Sant' Agata; visit Old Naples and the National Archeological Museum which houses many artifacts from Pompeii, Rome,  and all of Southern Italy; the Historical Center of Old Naples and the Shopping District known as Spaccanapoli with further visits in this charming historical area featuring Via San Gregorio, Piazza Gesu, and Capella Sansevero which houses the famous statue by Giuseppe Sammartino entitled Cristo Velato (the Veiled Christ).  As we continue our stay in Sorrento, we will visit Positano on the Amalfi Coast; the Island of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples; and a visit to the Fabbrica della Pasta and  Pasta Museum in the Town of Gragnano - said to be the home of the world's finest pasta where we will have lunch in the quaint Taverna.  Our final day in Sorrento will include a visit to the world famous Gelateria Bouganvilla where we will learn to make Gelato and will afterwards sample our creations!  We will conclude this day with leisurely time to shop, enjoy the scenic vistas of the Gulf of Napoli and Mount Etna, or simply relax before our farewell dinner.

FURTHER ITINERARIES HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED FOR ADDITIONAL TOURS TO DEPART ON DATES TO BE ESTABLISHED :

3.  Venice & the Northern Lakes of Italy:  Our Venice & Northern Lakes Tour also includes stays in Venice and the beautiful Lakeside Town of Stresa, on Lago Maggiore with visits to Lake Como, Bellagio, Milan (with visit to DaVinci's Masterpiece, "The Last Supper")  and  the beautiful city of Verona.

4.  Sorrento & Rome:  The Amalfi Cost, (Positano), Isle of Capri, Pompeii, Vatican City's Museum, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter's Basilica and the monuments of Rome;

5.  Splendors of Sicily:  Catania, Taormina, Messina, Syracusa, "The Godfather Tour", Noto, and more!

All tours are accompanied by Alan Amaral and include air fares, air taxes and fuel surcharges,  hotels, most meals, professional guide services,  a pre-departure "Meet & Greet" Orientation & Festa Italiana" and a carefully customized and organized itinerary with fun-filled visits to the most interesting places in Italy. 

For more information contact a.amaral@italianwineservices.com and register for the Newsletter below!


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The Newsletter


Our free Email Newsletter contains news about our forthcoming tours, studying Italian at  language schools in Italy, and articles of general interest about Italian life and the regions of Italy. Subscribe below!

The Newsletter


Our free Email Newsletter contains news about our forthcoming tours, studying Italian at  language schools in Italy, and articles of general interest about Italian life and the regions of Italy. Subscribe below!

About


About


Alan A. Amaral, Italian Wine Services, LLC Founder

Alan A. Amaral, Italian Wine Services, LLC Founder

About Italian Wine Services, LLC aND THE TREASURES OF ITALY EXCLUSIVE SMALL GROUP TOURS:

Italian Wine Services, LLC is an Italian Adventure business! We provide vintner services to Italian Wine Producers and Exporters.  Our Treasures of Italy Exclusive Small Group Tours are organizedto provide unique tours to Italy.  We also provide information about study in the Italian Language in Sorrento, and in general,  information about Italy, and  the Italian people and culture. We are located in Fall River, Massachusetts about 50 miles South of Boston and 20 miles East of Providence, Rhode Island. 

About Alan Amaral

The company was founded by Alan A. Amaral, an Italian-American who is Italian-speaking and has studied extensively at language schools in Italy. He is an experienced travel group leader who plans and accompanies the Treasures of Italy Exclusive small Group Tours.  

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