2018 Grand Italian Golf Adventure

START DATE: 02 Sep 2018
END DATE: 19 Sep 2018
Italy
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Adventure into Italy…

….Italy presents golf travelers with plentiful opportunities to enjoy their favourite game in a country rich with culture and history and a deep-seated appreciation of the beautiful things in life.

Formerly an elitist sport in Italy, golf has surged ahead over the past 15 years and, according to the European Golf Association, the country today has more than 93,000 registered players and about 280 courses.

The British introduced the sport of golf to France and Italy, and eventually many other European countries, in the late 1800s when tourism to the continent was developing rapidly. Golf courses were established first in the Tuscany region, then the northern lakes districts, and later in Rome and other centres.

One of Italy’s oldest golf club is Rome’s Circolo Roma Acquasanta. Even though this club is ‘only’ 100 years old or so – relative youngster – the backgrounds are intertwined with those of the surrounding settlements and landscapes. It’s a story repeated throughout Italy.

Sometimes a course’s sporting connections are as interesting as the ancient buildings and monuments that surround it. For example, Acquasanta is where Italian golf champion Massimo Mannelli won the Italian Open in 1980 and where he is now employed on staff as a club professional.

Mannelli is one of the prominent names of modern Italian golf – along with two-times Italian Open winner Ugo Grappasonni, 1976 Italian Open winner Baldovino Dassù, Costantino Rocca, Massimo Scarpa, Emanuele Canonica, rising star Matteo Manassero, and the seriously talented Molinari brothers – Edoardo and Franceso Molinari. In the women’s game, five Italian-born players are currently ranked in the world’s top 400: Guilia Sergas, Diana Luna, Veronica Zorzi, Giulia Molinaro and Sophie Sandolo.

PaR nz Golfing Holidays has hosted a number of tours through Italy over the past 4 years, playing courses near Rome, Florence, Milan, Como and – to many travellers’ delight – Venice. Each course and club has its own compelling character, challenges and delightful surprises. The hardest part is choosing a favourite.

2018 Italian Golf Adventure Inclusions

  • Experienced Tour Guides – the team from PaR nz Golfing Holidays
  • Extensive players pack including tour clothing
  • 3 nights in Rome @ The Westin Excelsior Hotel  5* - double deluxe room
  • 4 nights in Florence @ The Westin Excelsior, Florence 5*  - double deluxe room
  • 3 nights in Venice @ The Westin Europa & Regina Hotel 4.5* – double deluxe city view room
  • 4 nights in Turin @ Principi di Piemonte 5*  - double deluxe room
  • 3 nights in Como @ Palace Hotel 4.5* - classic, partial lake view rooms
  • Cooked breakfast at hotels
  • All city taxes, VAT and porterage at hotels
  • Transfer by private air conditioned coach's
  • All entrance permits to cities included and prepaid
  • Transfers to and from hotel in Venice by private taxi boat
  • Separate baggage transfers in Venice to and from hotel
  • Transfers to and from Venice golf course by private taxi boat
  • 9 round of golf with carts (with the exception of Venezia Golf) - limited carts available - to be confirmed on request
  • Welcome Dinner with wine in Rome
  • Welcome cocktail with canapés in Florence
  • Cooking class in Florence with dinner to follow - wine included
  • Wine tasting with lunch in Chianti
  • Truffle tasting with lunch in Piedmont
  • Gondola ride in Venice
  • Farewell dinner at Villa D’Este Golf Club restaurant with wines included
  • 4 hour city tour by bus / walking in Rome with PaR nz’s special Roman historian - Salvatore
  • 1 hour Lake Como tour by private boat with PaR nz’s Lake Como expert, the lovely Rita

For a Detailed Itinerary / Registration / Terms & Conditions / Full Pricing contact Denise +64275662385

Sunday 2 September - Rome for 3 days. Our first night on tour we enjoy an Italian feast with chianti.

Monday 3 September - Play golf at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Tuesday 4 September - Play golf at Golf di Roma Aquasanta

Wednesday 5 September - Travel to Florence, stay for 4 nights

Thursday 6 September - Day at leisure in Florence and the cooking school

Friday 7 September - Play golf at Montecatini Golf

Saturday 8 September - Play golf at Poggio dei Medici Golf Club

Sunday 9 September - Travel to Venice, stay for 3 nights.

Monday 10 September - Day off - R & R and shopping in Venice!

Tuesday 11 September - Play golf at Lido Island, playing Circolo del Golf di Venezia

Wednesday 12 September - Travel to Torino, stay for 4 nights

Thursday 13 September - Play golf at Circolo del Golf di Torino

Friday 14 September - Play golf at Royal Park I Roveri

Saturday 15 September - Day off  R & R in Turino

Sunday 16 September - Travel to Lake Como, stay for 3 nights

Monday 17 September - Play golf at Menaggio Golf Club

Tuesday 18 September - Play golf at Villa d’Este Golf and Finale Dinner

Wednesday 19 September - Farewell and happy travels!

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