Italy 2022
Join Son of the Far Land Travel 
for a once in a lifetime adventure in Italy. 

September 12-22, 2022

Cost $3800 per person ($1000 deposit) Must book as a couple or as a set of friends.

Airfare not included

Disclaimer: Italy is likely going to mandate vaccines?.

Must be able to hike hills and walk up to 5 miles in a day

 

Ten Days isn't enough time to experience all the food Italy has to offer, but we try.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

- All lodging

-Italian/English Speaking guide (Casey)

- One big meal every day at hand picked restaurants.  
- Guided tours of Roman Colosseum and Vatican. One tour led by Casey and the other a local guide.

-Day trips at handful of small towns

- Entrance fees to tours.

- Ground transportation from city to city.

- Transfer from Airport to Rome apartment ( if needed ) upon arrival, and from Villa to Airport upon departure

-All the traffic tickets I get in the mail later :)


WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

- Flights (deals come up often for Rome. Expect between $450-700 RT)

- Passport (get soon because there is a 12 week wait)

- Travel insurance (optional)

- Covid Tests (currently required to enter Italy and USA)

-Gelato and other snacks, etc. (we only stop at the best gelato places)
- Extra taxi costs in addition to daily transportation provided

- Personal expenses/incidentals

All package prices are based on double occupancy (tickets for the tour are sold as a package for two guests).

Price for entire trip per person is $3800. Must book as a couple or bring a friend to share a room. Deposit of $995/person required to book. Deposits are non-refundable after April 10, 2022.  Second payment of $1400/person due on April 10, 2021. Final payment of $1400/person due August 1, 2022.

Payments made through Venmo or Check. 
 

* We recommend arriving at least a day early to acclimate to the time change. Flying into Rome (FCO) is the best option for this trip. However, some people come early and explore other parts of Italy or Europe. I will be helping by sending good deals on flights that arise fairly frequently. Prices range between $450-650 /round trip to Rome.

Is the vaccine required on this trip?
Yes, not for any political reasons of my own but because it if you don't have a vaccine card you will be required to get a covid test every 48 hours in order to enter any of the excursions and cathedrals or tours. Logistically it will change the flow of the tour. A vaccine card allows us to travel smoothly. This might change but having come from there recently a vaccine card is the easiest. 

Rome 3 nights

Explore Ancient Rome and the Vatican

See the Pope (he should be in town)

Experience the most famous dishes of Rome

Drown in the best gelato in the Eternal City

Day Trip to the ancient hill top town of Orvieto en route to Umbria

Eat, Eat, Gelato, Eat

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Florence 3 nights

Florence is my favorite city in the World. 

Home of Micheangelo and Da Vinci, this city holds the most concentrated amount of 

art of any city in the world.

See the David

Shop

Explore 

Eat, Eat, Gelato, Eat

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Umbrian Villa 2 nights

The Heart of Florence: 3 nights

Florence is my favorite city in the World. 

Home of Micheangelo and Da Vinci, this city holds the most concentrated amount of 

art of any city in the world.

See the David

Shop

Explore 

Eat, Eat, Gelato, Eat

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San Gimignano 2 nights

Within the walls of this medieval town lies one of the worlds best gelaterias. 

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Is this trip for me?
This trip is designed to be nimble so we can bop in and out of small towns. Once we leave Rome everything we bring will be placed in two 9-passenger vans. That being said we follow the Rick Steves rule of ONE carry-on. Pack for five days and we will have laundry abilities at the villa. 

Because we will be walking a considerable amount this trip requires participants be able to walk up to five miles a day and keep up with a group. Many cities in Italy are built on hills and we will be walking a considerable amount.. 

In an effort to create a more fun environment I book out entire houses, villas or apartments for the most part. If you are not comfortable sharing space with other humans this might not be for you. That being said, each couple will have their own room and with an exception or two their own bathroom, At times beds will need to be pushed together to form one large bed. The rooms are clean and you will be comfortable but we definitely err on the side of adventure over luxury. 

Booking: A deposit of $1000 per person is due to hold your spot.
The deposit can be refunded up until 3 months prior to departure. 
In the case Italy won't let us in due to Covid, all deposits will be returned and the trip will be canceled. This occurred in 2020 and all deposits were returned.
The remaining balance is due one month prior to the beginning of the trip August 24, 2022.

It is likely Covid Vaccines will be required in Italy. We will monitor this situation and make a better call as we go but right now the vaccine is the easiest way to travel in Italy.