Italy 2018


A privately chartered, ultra-luxury Boeing 777 with lay-flat, First Class seating and a full dining room lounge area and stand up bar will take off from JFK Airport in New York City on a direct flight to Pisa. Once on board you will enjoy the attention of our private chef and full service team dedicated to making your flight enjoyable.


After arrival in Pisa, you will be driven in luxuriously appointed vehicles to the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence. Shortly after you check in with a private reception, you will make your way out to the beautiful Gherardesca Garden for a memorable dinner under the stars in one of the largest private gardens in Florence. This night is sponsored by Vhernier, the Italian jewelry brand recognized for its out-of-the- ordinary pieces that are characterized by their clean lines and large size that recall modern art sculptures, and with the support of the Maison Fratelli Piccini, Vhernier’s official dealer in Florence and one of the oldest exclusive jewelry stores on the Ponte Vecchio, their home since 1903.


Your journey to the sea will begin with a drive through Tuscany to Versilia in the afternoon. There, you will cruise in the comfort and beauty of the sea in uniquely custom-built Sanlorenzo Yachts along the Tyrrhenian Coast up to the stunning town of Porto Venere for dinner at the foot of the Church of St. Peter towering over the bay. You will be enchanted with music from Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, and Colin Schachat with a full orchestra and choir! This night is sponsored by GVM, a creative factory founded by Gualtiero Vanelli that innovatively and artistically turns marble into unique art pieces; and TaTaTu, the next generation social entertainment platform that rewards users for consuming content – including movies, music, sports, gaming and more. Wine is provided by Ca’ del Bosco for this night and September 8th.


This night you will be the guest of Leonardo Ferragamo at his family house in the hills of Florence. Villa le Rose is a beautiful Renassaince villa originally commissioned in the 15th Century, and now owned by Leonardo Ferragamo. You will experience an exquisite dinner and outstanding entertainment with performances from Matteo Bocelli, Amos Bocelli, Kristin Chenoweth and more. Plus, in the afternoon you’ll have the possibility to attend a very special champagne tasting at the Four Seasons Hotel offered by Fregoli Haute Couture Bags, the luxury brand that epitomizes love for beauty with emotional colors and refined materials with interchangeable covers.


You will travel by privately chartered train from Florence to medieval Verona, the “city of love” and home of Romeo and Juliet, for a remarkable dinner at the magnificent Gran Guardia Palace, followed by a mesmerizing opera show by Maestro Bocelli and the Verona Orchestra in the 2000-year old Arena di Verona! With the special participation of international celebrities on stage and the orchestra, choir, dancers and technicians of the Arena di Verona in collaboration with Fondazione Arena di Verona. The show is dedicated to the highest expression of opera involving famous performers from the world of classical music. The stage settings and scenes will re-create tableaux from the most famous and important masterpieces. The show will be recorded by national TV Rai Uno and broadcast the following day on prime time. Dinner is provided by Il Palato Italiano, representing the discovery and appreciation of Italian culinary art through experiential activities, and a meticulous selection of excellent food and wine.


You will enjoy a fun-filled, musical night led by David Foster and many of his friends including Andrea Bocelli, Reba McEntire, Brian McKnight, Kristin Chenoweth and many more! The entertainment will be preceded by a gourmet dinner and live auction. This final night will take place at the enormous Palazzo Pitti, which was built in 1457 and eventually became the primary residence of the Medicis, representing a symbol of the royal family’s power over Tuscany. This night is sponsored by the Ricci family, with their 2 family brands: Stefano Ricci, representing indisputable elegance that goes beyond exquisite taste by flourishing through design excellence, challenging the boundaries of true quality, and Antico Setificio Fiorentino, where the Master Weavers of Florence create the finest silks since 1786. Before reaching Palazzo Pitti, guests will have the occasion to visit the wonderful Palazzo Pucci where Laudomia Pucci will welcome you to a private cocktail reception and will be presented collections of the Florentine fashion house that has dressed style icons like Princess Grace of Monaco, Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe… and currently Madonna, Beyoncé, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Lopez.


You will reminisce about the past days’ memories at a comfortable breakfast at the Four Seasons before heading to the airport for your journey home on the well- appointed Boeing BBJ 777.


Wednesday, September 5: Cocktail
Thursday, September 6: White
Friday, September 7: Cocktail
Saturday, September 8: Black Tie
Sunday, September 9: Cocktail

Your private, ultra-luxury Boeing 777
Gherardesca Garden, Four Seasons Hotel, Florence
View from the Church of St. Peter, Porto Venere
Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli at the 50th Grammy Awards
Amos, Andrea and Matteo Bocelli
Villa le Rose, Florence
Arena di Verona
Palazzo Pitti and panorama of Florence