La Dolce Vita Extraordinary Drive
APRIL 22ND – 28TH 2017
Prepare yourself for an exquisite week in Italy, on a glorious drive that promises a wealth of memorable moments.
Beginning on the shores of glittering Lake Como, the journey starts with a guided drive through the beautiful countryside that surrounds Italy’s great lakes. Once in Portofino, you will enjoy the best of the region’s legendary cuisine. After a breathtaking drive through rolling hills, you’ll enjoy a barbecue, wine tasting and a tour around one of Tuscany’s oldest vineyards. The trip culminates in the timeless city of Florence with a banquet on the scale of a state visit – complete with police escort into the heart of the city – making it a fitting climax to a truly unique trip.
For those who seek truly unforgettable experiences, there is no better way to explore a country that has always had style at its heart. Join us for La Dolce Vita: Italy as you’ve never seen it before.
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La Dolce Vita Itinerary
Power and luxury on the road to Florence
A car will be waiting when you land in Milan, ready to transfer you to Villa d’Este on Lake Como – where your own car will be waiting. Described by Forbes as the world’s finest five-star hotel, its award-winning service, opulent surroundings and exquisite cuisine have made it a must-visit for discerning travellers. With stunning sixteenth-century gardens that have earned it a place on the World Heritage List, Villa D’Este is more than a hotel. It is a living, breathing example of Renaissance culture.
There you can relax in luxury as you prepare for the adventure ahead.
Day Two: Villa Seta
Your second day begins with a guided drive through the picturesque towns and villages that line the shores of the Italian Lakes. A ferry to Bellagio will be chartered – a great opportunity to give your right foot a rest and take in the views from the centre of the lake. Vintage Riva speedboats will be available, throughout the afternoon, to transport you across the water and later that day, to a breathtaking al fresco dinner.
On the third day you will drive in convoy to the Belmond Hotel Splendido in Portofino. There you can spend the afternoon experiencing timeless glamour before enjoying dinner while observing the azure waters of the Mediterranean.
You will have the morning to enjoy Portofino at your leisure – with the option of guided tours and spa treatments. From there, you will head down the coast towards Pisa – where you can stop to see the famous tower if you’d like – before making the short drive to the luxury accommodation suites at the Ferragamo-owned Castiglion del Bosco. Here, you will enjoy a traditional barbecue and wine tasting among 62 hectares of vineyards – on one of the oldest and best-preserved estates in Tuscany.
After a leisurely morning, you will depart on a short drive through the Tuscan hills – with a possible stop in Siena – before arriving at Belmond Villa San Michele in Fiesole, Florence. Once settled in, you will enjoy dinner on a terrace overlooking Florence, before retiring to your own room with an equally stunning view.
After a relaxing morning, you will have the opportunity to enjoy one of several guided city tours – taking in famous attractions such as the Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery. This will leave plenty of time in the evening for the main event: a black tie dinner in the Palazzo Vecchio, a venue usually reserved for visiting heads of state. A police motorcycle escort will accompany the cars all the way into the pedestrianised heart of Florence – a breathtaking spectacle for onlookers and an experience we guarantee you will never forget.
After breakfast you have the option of a transfer to the airport or a concierge service to extend your trip. If you wish to head home, your car will be carefully transported back to the UK and delivered to you shortly after you return.
Be one of the few to live La Dolce Vita
Places on this exclusive trip are limited. Attendance is priced at £7,495 per person, based on two people sharing. Please note that flights are not included and an extra supplement is payable for those wishing to come alone. Our La Dolce Vita Drive represents a truly unique opportunity. To make certain of your place, please click here to register your interest.
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*Bentley Motors and its agents reserve the right to change the itinerary. If you are coming from the UK it is optional whether you wish to take your own Bentley or borrow one of ours, but if you are coming from Europe, America, China, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Japan or Korea we will be lending you one of our Bentleys.