DAY 1: In the afternoon,
meet an Italicus representative at JFK
airport in New York (Italicus group desk).
Flight to Rome. Dinner onboard.
DAY 2: Breakfast on board.
Mid-morning arrival in Rome and transfer
by luxury buses.
Arrival at a legendary luxury hotel in
the historic district of Rome, with the
city’s grandest monuments only a
short walk away. V.I.P. welcome from the
hotel manager. Private check-in. Accommodation
in double rooms. Time to rest.
1:30pm Lunch in a private room of the
hotel (appetizer, main course, dessert
or fruit, tea or coffee, mineral water
3:00pm Meet your guides (a Sicilian princess
married to a Roman duke who is descended
from the Renaissance rulers of Northern
Italy, and a Roman count who is descended
from the Medieval rulers of Genoa).
Enjoy an exclusive visit to the private
palace of a prince whose forefathers were
celebrated in the fourteenth-century poetry
of Petrarch. This magnificent residence
is one of the finest examples of Italian
Baroque (visit will last approximately
one and a half hour).
5:30pm Enjoy the rare privilege of a
private visit to the Vatican, bypassing
the crowds, in the company of scholars
who will lead you through centuries of
art and history in the oldest state in
the world (visit will last approximately
8:15pm Arrival at the hotel.
9:00pm Opening night ceremony at a magnificent
sixteenth-century palace in the center
of Rome. Microphone and technical assistance
Cocktails and dinner (high-quality buffet,
white-gloved butlers). Welcome by your
host (a Roman princess whose family is
the oldest in Europe, dating back to the
third century B.C.) and a Roman politician
(the Mayor or a representative from the
11:00pm Return to the hotel.
DAY 3: Breakfast a la carte at your hotel.
9:30am Beginning of the convention in
a reserved room of the hotel. Equipment
and two technicians included.
[a guide and a bus will be available
for the ladies who wish to shop.
Visit to Medieval Rome included]
11:00am Coffee break (tea, coffee, juices,
pastries, mineral water)
1:30pm Transfer to an award-winning restaurant
with untrammeled views of Rome. Lunch
a la carte.
4:00pm A Roman duke descended from the
fourteenth- and fifteenth-century rulers
of Milan welcomes you to his country estate,
which encompasses the ancient port of
Emperor Trajan. He personally takes you
on an archaeological walk by the sea.
7:30pm Arrival at the hotel.
8:30pm Transfer to a romantic restaurant
with spectacular views of the city.
11:00pm Return to the hotel
DAY 4: Breakfast a la carte at your hotel.
9:30am Convention resumes.
[a guide and a bus will be available
for the ladies, for a private tour of
Renaissance Rome and some more shopping]
11:00am Coffee break
1:00pm Transfer for lunch to a Michelin-starred
3:00pm Stroll through the Domus Aurea,
Emperor Nero’s palace, during a
private expedition through subterranean
Rome in the company of two archaeologists.
6:30pm Make a visit to the Borghese museum,
in the company of a descendant of the
prince who put together this breathtaking
art collection in the seventeenth century
(visit will last approximately one and
a half hour).
8:30pm Dine at a very charming restaurant
that serves the best Roman cuisine.
10:00pm A night tour of Rome reveals
her fabled chiaroscuro.
12:00pm Return to the hotel
DAY 5: Breakfast a la carte
Free day to explore Rome on your own.
Lunch not included.
6:00pm Transfer to the magnificent sixteenth-century
palace of a Roman princess for a private
piano recital (one hour).
7:30pm Arrival at the boutiques of Salvatore
Ferragamo and Bulgari, two names synonymous
with Italian style. View their latest
collection during a V.I.P. reception that
includes drinks, canapés and special
surprises. The stores will be open exclusively
for the members of the convention.
10:00 Supper at a famous restaurant serving
the best of Roman cuisine in the most
characteristic district in Rome. (A small
group of VIPs will
dine at the most exclusive club in Italy,
in the company of Italian royalty and
other high ranking aristocrats).
As an alternative: Cocktail party with
live classical music and gala dinner at
the Renaissance castle of a Roman prince
(dark suit and tie for men, formal wear
for the ladies).
12:00pm Return to the hotel.
DAY 6: Breakfast a la carte.
10:00am Private transfer to the airport.
Arrival and departure at approximately
1:00pm. Lunch on board
4:00pm Arrival in New York. End of services.
Cost per person depends on number of participants
and departure date.