ITALIAN FASHION
THEN & NOW


Spend a week in Florence with Sandra Betzina and see the city from an insider’s point of view. With the expertise of 2 local Florentines, a husband and wife, Leandro and Costanza. You will come to understand why “Made in Italy” is such a revered label.

This trip is an opportunity to experience Florence in a way that very few people get to do. Come join us for something really special.

Spend a week in Florence with Sandra Betzina and see the city from an insider’s point of view.

  • Visit fashion museums and hear talks from fashion historians.
  • Spend a morning at a designer discount mall outside of Florence for incredible finds from Prada, Etro, Gucci and so many more.
  • Watch the hands of a skilled craftsman as he creates jewelry and miniatures in the workshop where he began his apprenticeship at age 15.
  • Visit a giant recycling plant where recycled clothes are made into thread ad reused in the garment industry.
  • Shop in a fabric outlet the size of a football field where you can purchase fabrics not sold to the public.
  • Visit workroom of Italy’s most famous modern jewelry designer, Angela Caputo.
  • Try on shoes and boots in a specialty show shop that offers custom colored leathers.
  • Spend an afternoon in an olive grove and taste new growth olive oil as well as locally made wine.
  • Experience guided private tours of major artworks in Florence.
  • Enjoy incredible lunches and dinners in small restaurants known for their cuisine but largely unknown to tourists.
  • Stay in a 4-Star hotel located right in the middle of downtown Florence where you can discover unique boutiques wedged in-between the big-name fashion designers.
  • Every morning breakfast is served in the elegant and luminous breakfast room, where you can find an exclusive and tasty buffet.

TRIP COST

8 nights
(Sunday-Monday)
Max group size is 12 people. Fees are per person. Airfare not included.

Superior $6990 (Private)
Classic $6540 (Private)
Shared $5250

Payments will be in 3 equal installments. Registration will not be confirmed until 1st installment is paid. $1750 will be a non-refundable deposit.

DATES

Sunday, October 20 - Monday, October 28, 2019

Contact us if you would like to sign up. Email us.

*Cancellation Policy: Must cancel 30 days before (9/20) arrival date or there will not be any partial refund. Refund is any fees paid after the $1750 non-refundable deposit as part of 1st installment.

You will come to understand why “Made in Italy” is such a revered label.

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