Inside Golf Travel : IG Travel Sept 2016
7 September 2016 | INSIDE GOLF TRAVEL The ulTimaTe iTalian golfing experience Enjoy the ultimate golfing experience and explore the Lakes of northern Italy, the Veneto and Tuscany, via a spectacular tour with Carolinasusi Italia Tours and well-known golf professional Richard Harris. Starting with four nights in Varese in the Lombardy region, your first golf game is at Le Robinie Golf Club, a challenging course designed by jack nicklaus that can be played at any level. The holes are designed like a Roman amphitheatre so that you can clearly see the bunkers and water hazards. The next day is somewhat slower as you set off for Lake Como for a relaxing stroll around the gardens of Villa Melzi and a wander amongst Bellagio’s network of fascinating cobbled alleyways. A private boat and a leisurely cruise across Lake Maggiore to the Borromeo Islands is the perfect start to your day. With a personal guide, your group will explore Isola Madre and Isola Bella, and will have lunch overlooking the lake on Isola dei Pescatori. Moving to the Franciacorta area, well- known for its excellent sparkling wines, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting followed by a leisurely lunch at a typical local restaurant. Then there is a short drive to Provaglio d’Iseo, just south of Lake Iseo, where you will spend the next two nights. It’s time to get back to golfing, today playing the beautiful undulating course of Franciacorta Golf Club. The course is surrounded by the famous Franciacorta vineyards. Lunch at the clubhouse is followed by a leisurely cruise on Lake Iseo to Monte Isola before returning to your hotel. next, you’ll move to Bassano del Grappa in the Veneto region. on the way, you’ll stop to explore Verona, home to Romeo and juliet, showcasing the pink hued medieval buildings and Roman ruins. Then it’s on to Bassano del Grappa where you’ll spend the next three nights. you’ll spend a day in Venice where your local guide will show you through the maze of alleyways and lesser-known streets explaining the culture and history. Enjoy a visit to Basilica San Marco with its remarkable gold mosaics. The Grand Canal offers a snapshot of the busy lifestyle of the Venetians as they go about their daily business. South of Bassano, near Vicenza is the Colli Berici Course designed by Marco Croze. This highly technical course requires precision and strategy. It is described as “18 holes, 18 challenges and 18 sensations.” Take the challenge! Leaving the Veneto region you’ll head through Emilia Romagna towards Tuscany, stopping in Bologna. Steeped in culinary tradition, you’ll be in Bologna for lunch and for a short tour of this famous city. Then it’s on to Montecatini Terme, known for the healing properties of its thermal waters. The waters were enjoyed by julius Caesar in Roman times and many golfers after a day on the course. The Montecatini Golf Course is an older par-72 course also designed by Marco Croze. Set amongst olive groves it is surrounded by fantastic views. After a leisurely lunch and perhaps a glass or two of Tuscan wine, you can spend the remainder of the day relaxing in Montecatini. Sit back and enjoy the journey through the Tuscan Hills to the Chianti wine region. Exploring the local villages and undulating hills of this beautiful region, a day in the Chianti region would not be complete without a wine tasting and a typical Tuscan lunch in a local restaurant and of course you’ll do both. Versilia Golf Course, close to Pietrasanta, is another test of your skills. This course, also designed by Marco Croze, is set between the mountains and the sea. The many water hazards can have an unexpected influence on the game. no holiday in Tuscany would be complete without a visit to Florence. your local guide will show you around the iconic monuments and central piazzas also taking in some places that most tourists don’t get to see. After the tour, find yourself a well- earned lunch then enjoy some free time to shop, look at galleries and museums or maybe just take in the magnificence of this Renaissance town. Leaving Montecatini Terme you head south enjoying a relaxed day with a leisurely drive through Tuscany to Porto Ercole and Porto San Stefano where you’ll spend the final night of the tour. Being the last night, your group will celebrate with a grand awards night and dinner. Prices start at $9,850 per person twin share, $1,255 Single Supplement, $7,550 non-Golfing Partner. For more information: Carolinasusi Italia Tours. Phone Carrol, 0401 150 615 or Sue, 0410 692 003. 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