This is your invitation to join us as we travel to Italy to enjoy a generous taste of la dolce vita--the sweet life--as we visit some of the most beautiful gardens in the world.

Also included are the 3 most scenic places in all of Italy--the Amalfi coast, the Isle of Capri and Lake Como. Add the cities of Sorrento, Rome, Florence, and Venice, and you have the makings of a complete Italian experience.

Dates: May 19 - June 2, 2018.
Cost: $5750 per person (double occupancy).
Included is airfare from New York’s JFK to Rome and return from Milan, as well as all lodging, all ground transportation, local guides, a wine tasting, entrance fees, a dozen boat rides, all breakfasts, plus several dinners and lunches.

We visit some of the most extraordinary gardens in the world, from the sublime Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como, to the watery wonderland of Villa d'Este in Tivoli, to the strange and bizarre Park of the Monsters near Viterbo, the variety of gardens is remarkable. Often, the best way to travel is by boat, and we take every opportunity to get on the water, whether by gondola in Venice or aboard a water taxi on Lake Maggiore.

For more information about the tour, click on one of the links to the left. Take a few minutes to look at our itinerary and check out the short video at the bottom of this page. This is two weeks of bella Italia--beautiful Italy!

Registration deadline is February 19, 2018.
Seats are limited, so register early! Click on the 'Register' link to the left to retreive the registration form.

Our goal is to make this trip the most memorable in all the right ways. This will be our ninth time to visit gardens in Italy--we hope that you will join us!

Robert & Nancy McDuffie