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Travel With Wesbury to Italy in 2020!

  • Canal Grande and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, Italy

For centuries, it was the center of civilization. Today, Italy takes our breath away with its historic cities and famous landmarks as well as its magnificent landscapes. In 2020, join Wesbury for a 10-day experience of “Classic Italy by Rail.” We will depart from Wesbury to Cleveland’s Hopkins Airport on Monday, March 30th and start our Italian adventure.

Upon our arrival in Venice, we will first see what is called the “Jewel of the Mediterranean” via Venetian Gondola to our hotel. From there we will see Venice’s glorious cityscape. It is a marvel of engineering feats, built on 118 small islands crossed by its world-famous canals.

We will depart from Venice on a high-speed rail to Florence, the capital of the Italian Renaissance. Florence is steeped in the achievement of the great minds who found inspiration here, including Michelangelo.

From Florence, we will travel by coach to the resort town of Montecatini, which will be our home for the next three nights. Our stay will feature excursions to Siena and Pisa before we return to Florence to catch a high-speed rail for our journey to Rome. With a history spanning 2,500 years, Rome offers a breathtaking overview of the highlights of Western civilization. From its incredible museums to the gorgeous Sistine Chapel and marvel of the Coliseum, this stop will put a cap on an unforgettable experience.

From Rome, we will begin our journey home returning to Wesbury early on Thursday, April 9th.


Tour Highlights Include:

  • Guided tours of Venice and Florence

    The leaning tower of Pisa at sunset. Tuscany, Italy

  • A visit to the Accedemia Gallery and the sculpture of Michelangelo’s David.
  • Guided tour of Tuscan Siena known for its terracotta pottery as well as locally produced wines and olive oil.
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Tour of Rome with a visit to the Coliseum
  • Tour of Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

The cost for this trip is $3,968 per person based on double occupancy.

Proceeds from the trip benefit the Wesbury Foundation’s Benevolent Care Fund which helps support residents who have outlived their financial resources and require charitable care. The price includes free parking and roundtrip bus transportation from Wesbury to the airport; air departing and returning to Cleveland; motor coach and high-speed rail in Italy; 11 meals (8 breakfasts and 3 dinners).

A deposit of $250 per person is due upon making reservations. The balance is due December 18, 2019.

Download Classic Italy by Rail Trip Brochure


For information and reservations phone Melissa Grinnell, The Wesbury Foundation at 814-332-9712 or email mgrinnell@wesbury.com.