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Abercrombie & Kent Introduces Their Most Exclusive Italian Adventure Yet

NEW FOR 2024: Italy & the Palio: An Inspiring Expedition by Geoffrey Kent

November 13, 2023

Abercrombie & Kent (A&K), a pioneer in luxury travel, is thrilled to announce the launch of an extraordinary journey, Italy and the Palio, hosted by none other than the company's founder, Geoffrey Kent, alongside His Grace the Duke of Roxburghe, Charles Innes-Ker. Set to depart in August 2024, this exceptional expedition invites travelers to discover the rich cultural tapestry and thrilling traditions of Italy, culminating in the world-famous Palio di Siena horse race.

Following the success of his Royal exploration of Great Britain this year, the Italy and the Palio adventure is a testament to A&K's commitment to offering unparalleled travel experiences to its discerning clientele. With Geoffrey Kent and His Grace the Duke of Roxburghe at the helm, travelers can expect a once-in-a-lifetime journey from Verona to Tuscany, Capri and Pompeii that transcends ordinary travel and delves into the heart of Italy’s unique charm and history.

“Italy and the Palio is a journey close to my heart. Spectating the iconic Palio di Siena is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that immerses you in the beating heart of Italian tradition,” explains Kent. “I can't wait to share this extraordinary event with our guests, offering them the opportunity to witness the Palio's excitement and history in a way that very few ever have."

Key highlights of the expedition include:

  • Verona & The Italian Lakes: The journey embarks with a cultural immersion in the enchanting city of Verona, famous as the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Travelers will explore the city's romantic ambiance and partake in a private visit to the iconic Capulet family residence, complete with the legendary balcony where Romeo famously declared his love for Juliet. This exclusive experience also includes an exploration of the Castelvecchio Museum, a 14th-century castle steeped in history.
  • A Taste of the Tuscan Countryside: Travel to the charming region of Tuscany to visit the picturesque town of Montalcino and enjoy wine tastings at a family-run wine estate.
  • Siena’s Palio: The tour's centerpiece is the Palio di Siena, an exhilarating horse race that has captured the world's imagination for centuries. With Geoffrey Kent and His Grace the Duke of Roxburghe as the hosts, guests will gain exclusive access to this iconic event, with premium seats and behind-the-scenes insights.
  • Capri & The Amalfi Coast by Private Yacht: Explore Capri from the water on a private yacht, with stops at Marina Piccola, the enchanting Blue Grotto, and a seaside lunch at Conca del Sogno. Then, admire the scenic villages of the Amalfi Coast and disembark for leisurely walks in towns like Amalfi and Positano.
  • Pompeii: Explore fascinating Pompeii with an expert archaeologist and board a helicopter for a flightseeing trip over the site.
  • Culinary Delights: The culinary marvels of this journey range from a welcome dinner at Michelin-starred restaurant Oseleta to an authentic cooking lesson with Nonna Antonia. Enjoy a special dinner in Verona hosted by a Count culminating with a private Three Tenors-themed performance, featuring some of the most famous opera arias. In Capri, cruise to Conca del Sogno restaurant to enjoy lunch on a private terrace overlooking the sea. Conclude this intimate journey exploring the village of Gragnano with a visit to a pasta factory for a cooking demonstration and lunch prepared by a Michelin-starred chef.
  • Luxury Accommodations: Experience the epitome of Italian luxury with handpicked accommodations that reflect the rich history and opulence of this beautiful country. Villa Cordevigo, a stunning estate with an acclaimed Michelin-star restaurant, and Villa Cetinale, the most beautiful villa in Tuscany, are both reserved exclusively for this trip, offering guests a unique opportunity to retreat to these exquisite properties, dine in style, and enjoy the best of Italian hospitality throughout their journey. On the island of Capri, guests enjoy three nights at Caesar Augustus, once an ancient private villa, now a luxurious and secluded hotel perched on the island's most panoramic rocky outcrop, ensuring the ultimate in Italian luxury.
  • Expert Insights: Geoffrey Kent and His Grace the Duke of Roxburghe will share their personal stories, insights, and adventures, offering a unique perspective on travel and exploration.

For more information on Italy & the Palio: An Inspiring Expedition by Geoffrey Kent ($169,950 per person, double occupancy), go to https://www.abercrombiekent.com, call 800.554.7094 to speak with an A&K Travel Consultant or contact your travel advisor.

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