IMMERSIVE VILLA ESCAPES

ROME

 

 2 DATES:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MAY 31 – JUNE 7, 2025

SEPTEMBER 13 – 20, 2025

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Summary

Immerse yourself in the enchanting landscape of Italy, where you can explore the vibrant local culture from the comfort of a luxurious villa. This all-inclusive experience, hosted by the esteemed Rubino Brothers, offers a unique blend of opulence and authenticity. Join Michael and Guy Rubino as they personally guide you through an array of extraordinary adventures. From exclusive culinary delights and intimate wine tastings at historic vineyards to personalized tours of ancient ruins and art-filled museums, each experience is crafted to provide a profound connection to Italy's rich heritage. Whether you're engaging in lively local festivals or discovering hidden gems in charming markets, this journey promises unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the heart and soul of Italy.

Welcome to A Beautiful Villa on Lake Bracciano in Lazio, Italy

The Villa is located just 45 minutes outside of Rome making it the perfect place for our home base. The Villa features a saltwater swimming pool, whirlpool, private tennis court, table tennis, fitness room and more! A spacious living area, private bedrooms including ensuite washrooms, outdoor BBQ, Fireplace and an indoor professional kitchen. Limitless options for scenic hiking & cycling. Ideal for a vacation with friends or family, for those who love the sea or the lake. For golf lovers there is an 18-hole course 18 km away, for art and shopping lovers the center of Rome is 39 km away.

Amenities:

  • Private Pool
  • Gym
  • Games Room
  • Air Condidtioning
  • WiFi available
  • Smart TV
  • Table tennis
  • Full Kitchen
  • 11 bedrooms
  • Fireplace
  • Livingroom
  • Library
  • Balcony or patio
  • Fenced yard
  • Firepit
  • Washing machine onsite
  • Smoke-free property
  • Electricity: 1.03 EUR/Per kWhVilla

What's included

  • Immersive All Inclusive Villa Stay for 7 nights including all taxes and fees
  • Transfers from/to Rome Airport at set times
  • All Food and Beverage at Villa, including wine pairings and hand-crafted cocktails
  • Access to all amenities at Villa
  • Hosted by local Italy experts Michael and Guy Rubino for entire duration of stay
  • Daily excursions with transportation (see below)

Included day trips delight our senses as we discover our surroundings.

  • Rome-City Centre
  • Rome-The Baths of Ancient Rome
  • Local town of Auguillara Sabazia
  • The sandy beaches of Ladispoli & Lake Braciano
  • A Local Vineyard & Olive Oil Grove
  • A Cheese Making Farm
  • Local Food Markets, Shopping & Craft Markets

Dining at the Villa & Local Restaurants

Michael and Guy Rubino are critically acclaimed restaurateurs and hospitality professionals who share an undying love for culture and lifestyle.

Guy and Michael will prepare multiple dinners and lunches indigenous to the Roman/Lazio region, featuring various wine pairings and handcrafted cocktails.

The town of Anguillara Sabazia is known for its classic trattorias and aperitivos. Dining in Rome will highlight the local hidden gems of the Trastevere and Vatican City restaurants. All food and wine are included in the package.

Special requests will be accommodated.

Food Wine Italy

Trip Notes

  • All Excursions are optional and you can stay at the Villa and enjoy the numerous amenities on site
  • All meals are included unless you decide to go out on your own (including wine & Italian cocktails)
  • Transportation to and from all excursions is included
  • Dietary restrictions will be accommodated
  • Michael & Guy Rubino will be on the premises for the full 7 nights
  • Some events may change depending on the weather
  • Transfers to/from Rome airport are included in the price
  • Space is limited to 18 guests
  • Airfare is an additional cost. We are happy to provide a quote and arrange for you

Pricing

$5,995.00 CAD per person (based on double occupancy)

Non refundable deposit of $2000.00 per person due at time of booking.

Full payment due 90 days prior to departure: February 28th for May Villa Stay, May 30th for September Villa Stay.

Tour Hosts

Michael and Guy Rubino, distinguished restaurateurs and hospitality aficionados, harbour an unwavering passion for Italian cuisine, culture, and lifestyle.

Hailing from the storied region of Campania, Italy, their familial roots immersed them in the grandeur of Italian culture from a tender age.

Managing and operating multiple fine dining establishments and garnering accolades for their culinary prowess, service excellence, and innovative restaurant designs, the brothers took their talents to the small screen. They not only created but also starred in the widely acclaimed television series "Made To Order," which captivated audiences across 300 countries on esteemed networks such as Food Network, The Discovery Channels, and BBC. The show's resounding success propelled Michael and Guy to host prestigious events globally, ranging from The World Gourmet Summit in Singapore to Ted-X in San Paulo, Brazil, and even appearances on Iron Chef America. They also played a pivotal role as hosts during the grand opening of the Four Seasons Hong Kong, among other noteworthy engagements.

Michael's expertise in the realm of wines, particularly Italian varietals, stands unrivaled, rivaling that of world-class sommeliers. Meanwhile, Guy's profound and boundless culinary understanding of Italian food culture is evident in his contributions.

Together, as a dynamic duo, the Rubino brothers are committed to sharing their wealth of knowledge, inviting others to savor and adopt the Italian way of life.

Terms & Conditions

BST Escorted Group Terms & Conditions

(These Terms & Conditions do not apply to Charters. Separate T & C apply.)

Please carefully review the Terms & Conditions outlined below. Any reservation made with BST constitutes a binding agreement signifying your acceptance of, and your agreement to follow, these Terms & Conditions, and to be bound by them.

To process your reservation, we will need your personal information including your name, address, telephone number, email address, passport number, date of birth, citizenship, and information you have disclosed regarding health, medical, dietary, mobility and other special requirements. BST will require a copy of your valid passport at time of deposit.

Deposit and Final Payment

Deposit is due at time of booking to secure your reservation. The deposit amount due is $2000.00 CAD per person.

The final payment deadline is due in our office on or before the date included on your invoice.

All payments once received are non-refundable. Please refer to insurance sections below.

Please make cheques payable to Blowes and Stewart Travel. We also accept in-office cash / debit payments, or Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit cards.

Completion of the electronic credit card authorization form or the PDF credit card authorization form commits you to your reservation and the charges on your credit card.

The Company reserves the right to cancel a reservation if payment has not been received by the specified due date.

Final Travel details will be issued 2 weeks prior to departure.

Not Included in the Trip Cost

All quoted trip costs do not include items of a personal nature such as but not limited to; medical insurance, cancellation/interruption insurance, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, phone calls, airline baggage fees where applicable and meals that are not included or listed in the itinerary.

Escorted Group Cancellation Policy

All escorted groups require a minimum number of passengers to travel. Should minimum numbers not been reached, the Company has the right to cancel the tour with a full refund to the passengers booked. Refund will be processed in manner received. Tours unable to operate due to Travel Advisory, acts of God, Terrorism or any other event and no fault of BST, will be subject to cancellation charges as listed above.

BST highly recommends the purchase of cancellation/interruption insurance for all trips. BST will not be held responsible for loss of monies due to cancellation/changes.

Medical insurance is mandatory for all trips outside of the Province of Ontario. If client has out of province medical insurance with a separate insurance provider, BST must be advised of insurance company name, policy number & company contact information prior to trip commencement.

Persons leaving the tour during operation will not receive a refund of unused services and all costs of returning to the point of embarkation will be borne by the client. For additional information on packages/plans offered, please visit https://www.igoinsured.com/Direct/ManulifeGlobal.aspx? ag=STEWPET&lang=E

Global Pandemic

Customer acknowledges the risks related to the spread of infectious or contagious diseases. It remains the customer's responsibility to take the necessary precautions applicable to any health hazards, including but not limited to a Global Pandemic. To ensure the safety of all guests and employees, suppliers may have mandatory safety protocols in place, and the availability of their services and facilities may be impacted.

Customer agrees to follow all current and future regulations/protocols set forth for safety in compliance with government policies at your own expense.

BST is not responsible for any fees for, or associated with, mandatory government testing in destination or for returning to Canada, quarantine or expenses relating to any Global Pandemic or similar. If additional insurance protection is declined, it remains the customer's responsibility to verify if their travel insurance policy covers a Global Pandemic.

BST will not be held liable should customers be denied boarding due to insufficient proof of a negative Global Pandemic test prior to departure, or displaying symptoms of a Global Pandemic upon check in. No monies will be refunded to customers who have been denied boarding or refunded at port of entry.

Additional Notes

All prices listed are per person in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise noted. Pricing is based on supplier cost, currency exchange rates and conditions in effect at the time of brochure printing. Final payment may fluctuate based on changes to the currency exchange at that time. Should there be a pricing increase, a maximum of 7% of base cost, may be applied, or to the taxes and/or government-imposed fees, fuel surcharges or additional airline fees before final payment, these increased charges will be levied to the customer and applied to the final invoice. No additional surcharges may be applied after the trip is paid in full. All trips may be subject to change in situations beyond our control.

When travelling outside of Canada all Canadian passengers require a valid passport. If travelling with a foreign passport (not Canadian) BST must be advised at time of booking so we can advise accordingly. Most countries require passports to be valid for 6 months beyond the expected return date.

Some countries may also have visa requirements for entry. Any fees to obtain visas or additional travel documentation that may be required are the responsibility of the traveler. Entry into another country cannot be guaranteed and is at the sole discretion of the local authorities. BST takes no responsibility for a customer being denied entry into another country. Cancellation charges and any additional fees will be at the customer’s expense.

It is the passenger's responsibility to obtain information, and to have in their possession, all the required documentation to travel (such as passports, visa where applicable, etc.) required by the relevant governmental authorities, for themselves and passengers in their care. Note that the documents required for the outbound portion of your travel may differ from those required for the return.

BST is not responsible for any missing or inappropriate documents. Failure to have proper travel documents will result in denied boarding and automatic cancellation of your reservation without refund.

BST accepts any passengers that have a disability, intellectual or physical condition providing they are able to care for themselves during the trip which includes boarding the plane/bus on their own; participating in any included tours/sightseeing without assistance; the ability to understand meeting points/times and the ability to care for their own documents. BST will accept any passenger who’s intellectual or physical condition is such as to render him/her incapable of caring for him/herself without assistance, provided that he/she is accompanied by an attendant (at an additional cost) who is responsible for the passenger enroute and with the care of such attendant, he/she will not require attention or assistance beyond that which is usually provided by BST tour escort. Some destinations may not be suitable for physical mobility issues.

Baggage restrictions vary by airline and destination. Specific details will be provided with your final travel documents.

Please ensure that you have secured baggage tags to your luggage prior to arriving at the airport, train station or boarding the coach.

Please note that you are responsible for carrying your own luggage and are responsible for the safety and security of your luggage at all times. BST will not assume liability for loss, theft, or damage due to breakage, fire, water, or theft, during transport on the plane, coach, train or at hotel. Ask your agent for details of Baggage and Personal Effects Insurance coverage.

Airline seating requests are taken into consideration and sent to each airline if applicable. Additional charges apply for premium seating on aircraft. Specific seating on coaches or trains cannot be guaranteed. BST will try to accommodate all requests.

BST reserves the right to decline any person as a member of the trip at any time before or during the trip should such person’s presence be considered detrimental to the interest, comfort, and enjoyment of the other members. Persons leaving the trip after commencement will not receive a refund of unused services and all costs of returning to the point of embarkation will be borne by the client.

When travelling outside of Ontario, please note local customs may differ and conditions of travel may not be the same as home. Clients not travelling on full itinerary as outlined assume full responsibility for any cancellation penalties or fees incurred due to cancellation or alteration to itinerary in any way.

Our Role

In offering travel arrangements for sale, BST acts solely as the organizer of the tours and responsible for making all reservations as outlined. BST cannot be held responsible for supplier errors or omissions. We do not maintain any control over the personnel, equipment or operations of any supplier and we assume no responsibility for, and shall not be expected or required to pay for any financial loss, personal injury, other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity which you may experience either by reason of (1) non-performance by any supplier for whatever reason (2) wrongful causes, negligent or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of any supplier or its employees or on the part of any other party not under the control of BST (3) any defect, breakdown or other failure of any aircraft, train, bus, automobile, accommodation, ship or other equipment or instrumentality operated and owned or otherwise used by a supplier or (4) BST is not liable for any loss, damage, injury or death resulting from circumstances beyond its direct control such as unexpected weather conditions, civil unrest, acts of God, force Majeure or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Post Stay Cruising Options

After your week at the luxurious villa, extend your holiday with one of our exclusive cruise groups for an additional taste of luxury. Here are some enticing options:

June - Italy, France & Spain:

Join our group, Friday June 6 in Rome for our group transfer to the Port of Civitavecchia to board the Celebrity Ascent for an 8 night cruise! Transfers from Villa to Rome included, along with our BST Manager onboard the cruise, cruise category as chosen, Surf Wi-Fi package, Classic Beverage Package, Prepaid gratuities on Celebrity Ascent, port fees and taxes, and transfer from Barcelona pier to airport. Airfare NOT included.

A2- $4,999.00 (722.40 taxes/fees + 6.50 HST included)

C1 - $4,199.00 (702.85 taxes/fees + 6.50 HST included)

C2- $4,169.00 (701.40 taxes/fees + 6.50 HST included)

O1 - $3,449.0 (683.80 taxes/fees + 6.50 HST included)

https://bstvacations.ca/2025-italy-france-spain-cruise-tour/

 

September - Greece, Croatia, Montenegro & Italy:

Join our group, Friday Sep 19 in Rome for our group transfer to the Port of Civitavecchia to board the Celebrity Ascent for a 10 night cruise! Transfers from Villa to Rome included, along with our BST Manager onboard the cruise, cruise category as chosen, Surf Wi-Fi package, Classic Beverage Package, Prepaid gratuities on Celebrity Ascent, port fees and taxes, and transfer from Rome pier to airport. Airfare NOT included.

C1 - $5,449.00 (834.47 taxes/fees + 6.50 HST included)

C2/3- $5,399.00 (833.02 taxes/fees + 6.50 HST included)

O1 - $5,199.00 (828.20 taxes/fees + 6.50 HST included)

https://bstvacations.ca/greece-italy-croatia-cruise-tour/