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					THOMAS P. GOHAGAN & COMPANY

VILLAGE LIFE IN TUSCANY
Italy
September 30 to October 8, 2012
From approximately $2995 plus air


150-175 WORD COPY
Experience la dolce vita di Toscana (Tuscany’s sweet life) for one full week in one of Italy’s most
fabled and timeless provinces. Stay in the charming HOTEL ATHENA ideally located in medieval
Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage site, within walking distance of the spectacular Piazza del
Campo. This delightful sojourn introduces you to the authentic traditions and culture of Tuscany,
with specially arranged excursions and cultural enrichments highlighting the region’s Etruscan and
medieval history, the exquisite artistic and architectural legacy of great Italian Renaissance masters
and the centuries-old secrets of world-renowned wine and olive oil. Walk through the streets of
Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover hidden
gems like the ancient hill towns of San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Montalcino
and Chianti, known for their world-famous wines. Meet local residents during the exclusive
VILLAGE FORUM™ for a personal perspective of daily life in Tuscany. This highly popular program is
an exceptional value. Reserve by March 16, 2012, for Early Booking Savings. (169 words)

100 WORD COPY
Experience la dolce vita di Toscana (Tuscany’s sweet life) for one full week in one of Italy’s most
fabled and timeless provinces. Stay in the charming HOTEL ATHENA ideally located in medieval
Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This delightful sojourn introduces you to the authentic
traditions and culture of Tuscany, with specially arranged excursions and cultural enrichments,
featuring Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance and a UNESCO World Heritage site;” the ancient
hill town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage site; Montalcino and Chianti, known for
their world-famous wines; and the exclusive VILLAGE FORUM™ with local residents. (99 words)

50 WORD COPY
Experience la dolce vita di Toscana (Tuscany’s sweet life) for one full week in one of Italy’s most
fabled and timeless provinces. Stay in the charming HOTEL ATHENA in medieval Siena. This
delightful sojourn features Florence; the ancient hill towns of San Gimignano, Montalcino and
Chianti; and the exclusive VILLAGE FORUM™ with local residents. (54 words)

ITINERARY
Day    Destination
1      Depart from the U.S. or Canada
2      Florence, Italy/Siena
3      Siena
4      Siena (Montalcino)
5      Siena (Florence)
6      Siena (Chianti Region)
7      Siena (San Gimignano)
8      Siena
9      Siena/Florence/Return to the U.S. or Canada
Activity Level
Moderately Active


HIGHLIGHTS
 Spend one full week experiencing the rhythms of daily life in Tuscany, its Etruscan and medieval
  history, the exquisite artistic and architectural legacy of great Italian Renaissance masters and the
  centuries-old secrets of world-renowned wine and olive oil
 Unpack once and stay in the walled, medieval hill town of Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage
  site, in the centrally located HOTEL ATHENA.
 Learn the untold secrets of Siena’s historic contrade (neighborhoods) during a special guided tour.
 Visit Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance” and a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a visit
  to the famous Galleria dell’ Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David.
 Visit the “City of Beautiful Towers” and UNESCO World Heritage site, San Gimignano, and the
  famous wine town of Montalcino, two of the best-preserved and most beautiful hill towns in
  Italy.
 Discuss life in Tuscany during the exclusive VILLAGE FORUM™ with local residents.
 Sample the exquisite wines of Chianti.
 Listen to monks perform Gregorian chants in the 11th-century Abbey of Sant’Antimo.
 Attend a special seminar on Tuscan olive oil with a tasting, and visit a local pasta maker.

HOTEL ATHENA
Experience traditional Tuscan hospitality amid the medieval splendors of Siena during your seven
nights in the delightful HOTEL ATHENA.
    Located within the walls of the medieval city, this inviting hotel offers comfortable, stylish
accommodations while combining old-world charm and exceptional service with 21st-century
amenities and facilities. All rooms are individually appointed in a classic Italian or contemporary
style, and each features a private bathroom, air conditioning, direct-dial telephone, television,
minibar and safe.
    Breakfast and dinner are served in the hotel’s appealing restaurant. Meals are prepared with fresh
ingredients and feature the refined flavors and rustic simplicity of classic Tuscan cuisine. Personal,
attentive service will be provided throughout your stay by the hotel’s professional staff.


INCLUDED FEATURES
IN SIENA
 Seven nights in the charming HOTEL ATHENA located within Siena’s historic city center.
 Private welcome reception in the hotel with Tuscan wine and cheese.
 Breakfast each day, two-course lunches on select tours and several three-course dinners with
  house wine.

TOURS AND EXCURSIONS, LED BY EXPERT LOCAL GUIDES
 Half-day architectural walking tour of Siena, a UNESCO  World Heritage site, and its most
  famous landmarks, including the Palazzo Pubblico, the Duomo and the contrade.
 Full-day excursion to Florence, a UNESCO  World Heritage site and center of the Italian
  Renaissance, featuring a visit to the famous Galleria dell’ Accademia to see Michelangelo’s
  David.
 In depth tour of the world-renowned wine producing region of Chianti.
 Tour of the “City of Beautiful Towers,” San Gimignano, a UNESCO  World Heritage site and
  one of the best-preserved and most beautiful medieval towns in Italy. Lunch is included.

EXCLUSIVE CULTURAL ENRICHMENTS
 Seminar on Tuscan olive oil, followed by a visit to a local artisanal pasta maker, who will
  demonstrate the art of making Italy’s most famous food. Lunch is included.
 Exclusive VILLAGE FORUM™ with local residents who will discuss daily life in Tuscany.
 Performance of Gregorian chants by monks in the 12th-century Abbey of Sant’Antimo in the
  heart of the Tuscan countryside and a visit to Montalcino.
 Specially arranged wine tasting.
 Specially arranged optional hands-on cooking class culminating in a dinner in Arte e Cucina
  cooking school.


COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL SERVICES
 All transfers and luggage handling abroad for all participants who have purchased their air tickets
  through Gohagan & Company and whose arrival(s)/departure(s) coincide with the scheduled
  group transfer(s).
 Gratuities for local guides and drivers on included excursions and transfers.
 Experienced Program Directors to accompany you throughout the travel program.
 Hospitality desk in the hotel.
 Travel document wallet, name badge and pre-departure information.
 Automatic $250,000 flight insurance policy for each participant ticketed on flights by Gohagan &
  Company.




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Thomas P. Gohagan & Company  Eleven South LaSalle Street  Second Floor  Chicago, Illinois 60603-1240  (800) 922-3088

				
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