The Cadence Elite Head to Italy!

How do you wow a group of some of the most seasoned travel advisors in the industry? As a reward for achieving the coveted “Cadence Elite” status, our top-producing advisors were rewarding with a trip to Shanghai and Beijing or a trip to Milan and Florence.

The Italy trip included a private photographer to capture the special moments of their trip, a meeting with Ferragamo Salvatore, a boat tour of Lake Como, and they experienced the LAX Private Suite! Take a look at the bucket list worthy itinerary they enjoyed, and don’t hesitate to contact your travel advisor to plan your own version!

Day 1:

  • Transportation to Private Suite at LAX

  • Flights to Malpensa International Airport

  • Transfer from airport to Villa d’Este in Lake Como

  • Lunch at Villa d’Este

  • Afternoon tour in Lake Como - boat ride past the extravagant villas of the central lake area and disembark in Bellagio for a guided tour with time for shopping

  • Dinner at Villa d’Este + hotel tour

American Airlines was fantastic. Especially loved the VIP arrival assistance in JFK and the equipment on outbound flight JFK to Milan.
— Lisa Freeburg
American Airline was delightful...business class in the wide body was extremely comfortable.....and made the journey easy.
— Joyce Krichman

Day 2:

  • Transfer to Milan

  • Tour of Milan, including the swanky shopping streets and the Milan Opera House - La Scala

  • Lunch at Mandarin Oriental, Milan + hotel tour

  • Afternoon at leisure

  • Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Milan

Villa d’Este Cernobbio was perfect. Have placed clients there but never actually stayed. It was a bucket list item for me to spend a night there. Four Seasons Milan was a treat. Didn’t have a favorite hotel in Milan so this tipped the scale for me. I have used many other hotels in Florence and now realize that Four Seasons Firenze is a huge contender!
— Lisa Freeburg

Day 3:

  • Transfer to Milan Train Station

  • Train from Milan to Florence

  • Tour of Florence, including a private Italian cooking class

  • Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Florence

The Four Seasons Florence has got to be one of the most beautiful places on earth....my favorite....amazing lobby filled with precious art...the gardens were blooming...the lighting incredible....the air smelled of sweet blooms.
— Joyce Krichman

Day 4:

  • Morning walking tour of Florence including the Ponte Vecchio and Accademia

  • Lunch at Il Boro Tuscan Bistro

  • Afternoon at leisure

  • Dinner at Hotel Brunalleschi + hotel tour

The amazing Mandarin Oriental hotels in Shanghai and their newly opened Beijing hotel are both 6 star experiences- with the professional service , (the best staff ever) ambiance and attention to detail you would expect from a luxury property!! I will never forget their graciousness and hospitality to us.
— Francine Mellon

Day 5:

  • Transfer to Florence Train Station

  • Train from Florence to Milan

  • Tour of Milan including the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

  • Check in to Four Seasons Hotel Milano

  • Dinner at Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone

“If you have the luxury of time, do not rush through this beautiful country.”
— Lisa Freeburg

Congratulations to our 2018 Cadence Elite: Ben Rosenkrantz, Bitsy Clayton, Carol Porter, Colleen Petre, Francine Mellon, Gina DeSantis, Jane Rosenkrantz, Jennifer Kutzner, Joan Lovell, Joyce Krichman, Judy Schwartz, Julie-Ann Skalko, Karyn Farr, Kristin Bodin, Lisa Freeburg, Melita Hein, Michelle Olsen, Steve Kuriga, Susan Sparks

We also want to take a moment to thank our incredible travel partners who made this trip possible! Thank you to The Four Seasons, IC Bellagio, Villa d'Este, and American Airlines.