Italy has superb golf to offer; at the lakes, the sea, mountains, around art cities or spa localities. Combine our modules as you wish …
ALPINE DELIGHT features Milan and the Alpine lakes with beautiful scenery. CITY OF CANALS takes you to the island city of Venice with romantic gondola rides, and wonderful shopping. TREASURES OF TUSCANY the heart of Italian culture with Pisa, Florence, Siena and world-renown spas. ROMAN HOLIDAY takes you to the Eternal City with its history and lively nightlife.
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ITALY, A Hidden Jewel
Exciting history, fabulous food, art treasures, wonderful shopping, and so much more. However, almost unknown is the superb golf to be found throughout Italy. Now you can choose to golf at the lakes, at the sea, in the mountains, around the art cities, in spa localities …it’s all up to you! Combine two or more of our modules or create your own itinerary.
TREASURES OF TUSCANY
Day 1 — Arrive in Tuscany, the heart of Italian culture with Pisa, Florence, Siena and Montecatini. Enjoy the art treasures, wine tasting, visit world renown spas and excellent golf.
Day 2 — Golf today on the Montecatini GC, this well-manicured course is abundant with Italy’ s exquisite olive trees, natural creeks and ponds. On a clear day you can see Leonardo da Vinci’ s birthplace.
Day 3 — Take today to explore Florence and the treasures of Tuscany. See the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, visit the Ponte Vecchio for shopping, and much more.
Day 4 — Florence GC , “Ugolino,” was built in 1933 by local aristocrats and resident English people intent on playing their favorite game. Located in classic wine country, the course doesn’ t demand excessive strength but rather a cool head. You have uneven terrain, numerous plants and a pretty tough ” rough”.
Day 5 — Time to depart for your next destination.
CITY OF CANALS
Day 1 — Arrive in Venice, the island city. The name conjures up visions of romance; a moonlight gondola ride on the canals, and cappucino in St. Mark’ s Square. Shop for beautiful Venetian Glass, visit the magnificent Doge Palace, and much more.
Day 2 — World-famous Venice GC is your venue for today. Built over 70 years ago on the Lido, the largest island in the lagoon. This course is unusual because it’ s built on sand dunes similar to those in Scotland. Water, sand and other natural obstacles make this golf course one of Italy’ s most difficult.
Day 3 — Free day to enjoy the art treasures, historical buildings, visit nearby Verona, linked to the poetic story of “Romeo and Juliet,” or Padova.
Day 4 — Time to move on.
Day 1 — Arrive in Rome, the Eternal City, with its treasure-trove of archaeological sites and monuments for you to discover. Today Rome is a lively city where you can stroll along the Via Veneto, visit the shops on Via Condotti and much more.
Day 2 — Golf today will be on the Castelgandolfo GC, designed by Robert Trent Jones. The course was carved from the natural landscape, the wide fairways have olive trees and pines. The scenery is spectacular with water coming into play on six holes.
Day 3 — Today is free to take in as much of this exciting city as possible. Visit the Vatican, Museums, the Pantheon, ancient Rome with the Colosseum and much more.
Day 4 — Time to say Arrivederci!
Day 1 — Arrive in Milan, center of technology and industry. Lombardy is one of Italy’ s unique regions; high mountains, magnificent lakes, picturesque rivers and fertile plain, a golfer’s delight.
Day 2 — Golf Villa d’ Este GC in the beautiful Lake Montorfano region. The course has over 60 years of golfing history and tradition. Trees line the fairways making precision and concentration the key to success in this game. The secret of a good score is in the
par 3s – there are six of them, all challenging.
Day 3 — A day to enjoy this beautiful area. Take a boat trip on the lake – larger than you imagine! Ride the Funicular for a panoramic view of the lake, and shop in this silk capital of the world.
Day 4 — Monticello GC is long and sweeping with ample fairways and strategically placed water traps,the large greens are well protected by the bunkers. It will be obvious why this challenging course has been chosen many times as host for the Italian Open!
Day 5 — Time to depart . . .
REMEMBER – this is just a taste to whet your appetite for the possibilities available to you