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2015 TRIP TO PUGLIA  – Discover Ancient Puglia – May 11-20, 2015

ITALY IS NOT A COUNTRY IS AN EMOTION !!!

We are working on the details for the trip to Puglia  in 2015. We should be ready very soon. Stay Tuned. Alla Salute! 

Cheers

 

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2014 TRIP TO PUGLIA  – Discover Ancient Puglia – May 12-21, 2014 -

THIS TRIP IS SOLD !!!

Last April 2013, the Germans and Swedish on my trip to Puglia were ecstatic! I can still hear them laughing.
This year in May 2014,  I am repeating the same experience for anyone who wants to come with me on a trip to discover ancient Puglia and live it up!!!
The goal of my trips is to let my guests enjoy life in slow motion and in all its nuances, taste food they never knew existed, catch the salty aroma of the Adriatic Sea and show them how such an ancient area of Italy can survive in a modern world stress free. Some parts of Puglia are a patrimony of UNESCO, such as the Trulli houses shaped like cones, naturally warm in the winter and cool in the summer, or the beautiful Baroque architecture of the Salento area, described as the Florence of the South.
ANSA, a specialized travel institute declared Puglia the “Top Travel Destination in 2014”. Read it here:

http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/canali/inviaggio/news/2013/11/25/Puglia-top-mondo-_9677273.html?idPhoto=1

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One of the longest running American T.V. soap opera “Beautiful” last year took its crew and landed in Puglia, exactly in Polignano and Monopoli two very quaint towns perched on the cliffs of the Adriatic Sea. Sixteen episodes of Beautiful were filmed over there in the course of two months, taking the actors by surprise on how beautiful the area is. Watch the video below of places we visited with a group of Germans.

For questions, please contact me directly via email designsvalentina@yahoo.com or valentinadesigns@comcast.net.

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bari-VecchiaThere are plenty of museums and castles to visit. Did you know that Rudolph Valentino was born in Puglia? Now there is a museum dedicated to him. Castel Del Monte is a Medieval Castle where supposedly the Holy Grail is hidden and the Castle in Gioia del Colle holds the story of the intricate romance between Bianca Lancia and Emperor Frederick II, which ended up in a tragedy as most passionate stories do.

What would my trips be without food and wines? You will experience food with respect and reverence, because the people of Puglia take pride in making food and will only serve the best.

How to get to Puglia? You purchase your ticket with your favorite airline and use mileage if you have them accumulated. You will start your trip in your hometown and will reach Bari, Puglia as your last destination, which is the largest city in the South. There, in Bari airport, my team and myself will greet you with smiles and will take you by a private bus to the designated ancient farm-house, where each guest is known by first name and not by the room number.
The next day after breakfast, at our leisure we will get on our private bus and we will visit this marvelous southern regions.

Trip date: May 12-21, 2014 – 10 days, 9 nights.
Registration closing date: April 15, 2014.
Price $2,800 per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement $400.00

This price will include the following:
a. Two meals a day with water, juices and a couple of wine glass a person.
Dinners are not included and extra food or drinks, or extra drinks for the road, are not on the house.
b. Lodge in a farm-house, private transportation, transfer from and to Bari airport.
c. Private bus for our excursions.
d. Visits to museums or exhibitions.
e. Cooking classes and chef fees (if applicable).
f. Vintage cars, or Opera singer.
g. Gratuities are not expected but they are surely appreciated.

Payment in full is accepted at the time of registration.
Plane tickets and insurance are not included.

THIS TRIP IS SOLD !!!

For questions, please contact me directly via email designsvalentina@yahoo.com or valentinadesigns@comcast.net.

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If you are purchasing a double occupancy room click below.

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For questions, please contact me directly via email designsvalentina@yahoo.com or valentinadesigns@comcast.net.

I will answer all of your questions and before we leave, I will gather everyone at a restaurant and will tell you all the dos and don’ts in front of a nice dinner.
Again, this is a trip to realize how short life is and to learn how to enjoy it. This experience will change you. Ciao,
Valentina

Copyright © 2013 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

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Valentina Cirasola
will host one or two trips a year. She will guide the tours through art, architecture, food and shopping. During each trip she organizes special adventures for people who want to live it up! She has an advantage over people who organize similar trips to Italy, she is a native Italian and a designer who knows where style and good shopping are. Author of three books, all-available on this site at the Books page and on
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Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ValentinaInteriors
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Please contact me directly here: designsvalentina@yahoo.com or valentinadesigns@comcast.net

 

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2013-Anno Cultura Italiana in USA

******** Gallipoli 2013 TRIP TO PUGLIA : Let’s Travel Into The Sinful Luxury Of A Queen

THIS TRIP IS SOLD!!! 

Next trip will be May 2014. Stay tuned and get ready for a new fun. Please contact me directly here: designsvalentina@yahoo.com or valentinadesigns@comcast.net

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Please contact me directly here: designsvalentina@yahoo.com or  valentinadesigns@comcast.net

The guests shown in this video came from Sweden and Germany. Please enjoy watching them, as my Italian team and I enjoyed having them during my trip. The look on their faces and their gestures really tell the story of how much fun they had visiting Puglia. The laughter, jokes and fun are all still vivid in my mind. They were so delighted to have gone on my trip to Puglia.

Through the years, I have organized trips in various themes and interests, from wine tasting and cooking classes, to fashion, shopping for the latest home design and antiques, to plain fun free-spirit trips. April is right around the corner. Plan on coming to Puglia with me and forget the world for a while!

I take people touring Puglia, because I was born there, know the history and customs of the area and know how to live as an Italian born in those parts. You will get to know the real Italian life, I will take you to shop and eat in real Italian stores and restaurants, not to tourist traps. Puglia is a region on the East side of Italy on the Adriatic Sea, made of warm people, tasty food and free thinkers. You will see palm trees and a flat land with white terrace roofs. You might have the impression to have taken the wrong plane to Africa, but not at all, you will be in Puglia where homes are built on the foamy coastline of the blue-green Adriatic Sea and where the waves make embroideries with the sky, the air is salty, the summer heat is sultry and humid, women exude sexuality from every pores and well…the rest of the people are as laid back as in a tropical island.

During this trip we will be staying in an ancient remodeled farmhouse in the countryside of Puglia. With our private bus we will go sightseeing. Every day we will discover a new area, markets, shopping, museums and the most exquisite Baroque architecture, but we will not be on a timetable. This trip will not be a tour de force! We will have many activities at our leisure. A couple of nights we might cook with a local chef, or we might prepare a dinner by ourselves in the farmhouse where we will stay. The countryside is beautiful, we might have a picnic, as you see it in the video. I have planned many other activities only a local born in those parts can offer you, such as a ride in vintage cars along the promenade of the Adriatic Sea, taking in the salty aroma of the Sea that will open up a good appetite. At the end of the ride we will arrive at the restaurant ready to enjoy the amazing Puglia food.

Read what Wine Enthusiast Magazine wrote about Puglia and its wines
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Best-Of-Year-2012/Wine-Travel-Destination-2013-Puglia-Italy/

The trip will take place April 15-24, 2013 – 10 days, 9 nights.
Registration closing date: March 20, 2013.

Your last flight destination is the city of Bari, Region of Puglia, Italy from anywhere in the world you will come. I will meet and greet everyone on April 15, 2013 in Bari airport and from there we will go to the farmhouse in the country.

Price will include:
a. Two meals a day with water, juices and a couple of wine glass a person.
Dinners are not included and extra food or drinks, or extra drinks for the road, are not on the house.
b. Lodge, private transportation, transfer from and to Bari airport.
c. Private bus for our excursions.
d. Visits to museums or exhibitions.
e. Cooking classes and chef fees (if applicable).
f. Vintage cars, or Opera singer.
g. Gratuities are not expected but they are surely appreciated.

Price $2,800 per person, based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement $400.00

This price includes everything, except airfare and insurance.

Payment in full is accepted at the time of registration.

Please contact Valentina directly here: designsvalentina@yahoo.com or valentinadesigns@comcast.net

Again, this is a trip to realize how short life is and to learn how to enjoy it. This experience will change you!

THIS TRIP IS SOLD!!! – Stay tuned for MAY 2014 and get ready. Ciao,
Valentina

If you have any question, please contact me directly here: designsvalentina@yahoo.com or valentinadesigns@comcast.net I will promptly answer all your questions. Watch the video below to get a preview of some of the places in Puglia we will be visiting.

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(Video by: Sei A Casa Sei A Bari) Featuring the promenade on the Adriatic Sea and part Bari city, downtown area. Permission Granted.

Please contact me directly here: designsvalentina@yahoo.com or valentinadesigns@comcast.net

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Please contact me directly here: designsvalentina@yahoo.com or valentinadesigns@comcast.net

Copyright © 2012 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

My three books: ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors ©Sins Of A Queen – Italian Appetizers and Desserts ©Come Mia Nonna – A Return To Simplicity  are available here on the Books page and on

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Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ValentinaInteriors
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Design site: http://www.Valentinadesigns.com
Blog: http://valentinaexpressions.com/category/home-designs-master

Please contact me directly here: designsvalentina@yahoo.com or valentinadesigns@comcast.net

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Franco Antonetti
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 15:48:11

    My Sister lives at Bari.
    I have returned to Italy once retired,visiting my older sisters in Rome and Bari.
    I had no idea how much there is to see.You can see a Colosseo like structure near Bari that used lions like the one in Rome.You can see a beautiful Castle with a free tour.
    Yes,i will return as one visit was not enough.
    Franco

    http://amzn.to//Xrr3FM

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    • Valentina Author
      Mar 01, 2013 @ 18:12:03

      Ciao Franco,
      Puglia is really an unknown region that holds so many beautiful sites worth to be visited, appreciated and enumerated among the most renowned places in Italy.
      Stay tuned if you like to participe to one of my trips to Puglia, they will happen once a year. Thanks for including the link to your book and for taking the time to comment.
      Valentina

      Reply

  2. Harold Green
    Mar 22, 2013 @ 04:39:33

    Valentina, this sounds delicious. Will keep it upper most on my hat brim.

    Reply

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