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Food and Wine on Italian Riviera and Monaco Life Style

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 - 10 day(s)
Group Size: 10 - 14 people
Destination(s): Monaco   France   Italy  
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing   Singles Tours  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1420 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1895 Euro (EUR)

Authenticity is the key of this experience because Mortola remained a real Italian village with local people, wine(from Liguria), famous Limoncello, locally made Grappa, natural food, culture and incredible scenery. The approach is relaxed and friendly, but also very professional at the same time a little paradise! There will be a cook for all meals and an Italian ‘Mama Rosa’ who provides typical ligurian food, general housekeeping and room cleaning. For your accommodation during your culinary holiday, Villa d’arte wants to make every experience unique. You will be staying in little 16th century stone house completely designed by a famous international Sculptor. Each apartment has it’s own sea view terrace. During your stay, we look to include experiences in art history and culture. While you are learning the magic of wine tasting with Claude Massoc an oenologist graduated by the "Wine and Spirit Education Trust" in L'Ecole du vin de Paris.

Course Outlines:
- Each session lasts 2 hours 1/2.
- All students will receive a certificate of participation together with the list of the courses they learned.
- The course will be taught in English and French or Italian
- The course can be arranged for a single person as well as for small groups of up to a maximum 8 participants.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival of the different guests, relax in the village with a welcome aperitif with local wine on the panoramic sea view terrace of Villa d’Arte. Guests are welcome to visit Menton and look at the sunset on the beach. You can also experience real lifestyle with simply having a cappuccino on a terrace. Dinner at the Vlla d'Arte with typical ligurian food in Mortola and it's breathtaking view of Monte Carlo until Cannes if the weather is very clear.

Day 2: After breakfast, a wine tasting class (2 hours 1/2) with caracteristical french and italian wines and, of course, lunch all together on the panoramical terrace. Delightful and good Italian ice cream, a siesta might not be too much. Then visit the old Menton, the "Jean Cocteau" museum and shopping in the zone pietone. Dinner at ‘pasta & basta’ with over 70 specialties of Italian pasta.

Day 3: Visit the museum of Chagall and Matisse in Nice. Lunch in Nice and rolling around the old Nice. Try local cuisine nicoise. Afternoon is free to do what you wish, may be swimm in the beautifull méditerranée. Dinner at the villa and getting ready for the long night out. Monte Carlo night with casino gambling and fine drinks in the Hotel de Paris – then two choices at midnight; or going back to Italy or discovering the Monaco nightlife and dancing all night long!

Day 4: Breakfast. Visit of the famous Ventimiglia Market. Late lunch and on the afternoon having a lesson in art painting of a sea view point of the French Riviera, before having a wonderfull meal in the Villa d'Arte with our famous italian Chef Maria-Rosa. Aternoon, a magnificent walk around Cap Martin to Monte Carlo. Relax and free day with one-hour full body massage.

Day 5: Breakfast and Italian style lunch at the Villa d'Arte with wine of Provence. Visit of Nicole Durand local art gallery. Experience the joy of creating among European sculptors like they used to do it in the past. Experience clay touching and create your own little sculpture that you can take back with you. Candle light dinner with real homemade food at the villa because some of you might be tired of sculpting all afternoon. There is nothing quite like overlooking the Mediterranean, each time the colours are different.

Day 6: Sunday morning a third wine tasting class at your choice (Oenologic courses about Organics winemaking, Wine pairings, Great vintage and vineyards of France, etc.). In the afternoon visit the winery of Dolceacqua and its castle in a typical medieval village wihere the famous Claude Monnet use to paint. Dinner at the Villa d'Arte.

Day 7: Breakfast. Departure day. End of the classes and activities. Private transfers to the airport. We will say our good-byes to all our newfound friends and prepare to leave for home taking wonderful memories to share with our family and friends at home.

If possible you can also choose three extra days:
1. A fantastic excursion to Saint Tropez.
With a taxi-boat on the mediterranean. Discover the famous and fashion place of "Saint Tropez".
2. Cultural experience to Antibes with Picasso museum with his most famous artwork and in the afternoon visit to the house of Picasso in Mougins. Dinner in a local restaurant of your choice.
3. Celebration with Champagne, the magic of the bubbles (2 hours ½).

Special price for these extra days. These are vacations that you will never forget! Guests not attending the class included in this tour, will be free to enjoy the beach, go sailing or relax. Special attention, the staff will even deliver breakfast each morning to your room if preferred, or you can enjoy eating on your own private terrace.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

On occasion last minute spaces may be available for a discounted price. Special discounts for tours operators.

Special price for double occupancy apartment
7 days: 2340 Euros,
10 days: 3190 Euros