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L’Andana in Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy

L’Andana, former residence of Leopold II, Duke of Tuscany, has become a refined hotel, spread out at the foot of hills bearing centuries-old olive groves and vineyards. An ideal place for ultimate relaxation. L’Andana perfectly illustrates elegant “art de vivre” in Tuscany. L’Andana is located in the Maremma region, near the Tuscan coast, facing the Island of Elba. The cities of Florence, Siena, Pisa as well as many other major historical, archaeological and cultural sites are in the vicinity.

The hotel is located on the 500-hectare estate of Tenuta La Badiola. Wine and olive oil are produced on-site and guests can also enjoy traditional Tuscan cuisine, based on regional products as well as excellent seafood, designed and interpreted by Alain Ducasse with simplicity and authenticity. The hotel consists of two edifices: the Villa and the Fattoria. The 33 accommodations, refined and distinctively appointed, were decorated by a talented Italian architect named Ettore Mocchetti. Rooms are comfortable and spacious, from 32 to 84 square metres, with a beautiful view over the Tuscan countryside. Most rooms and suite bathrooms feature a fireplace. The Villa has 2 Prestige Suites, 1 Superior Suite and 6 Deluxe Rooms. The Fattoria has 2 Prestige Suites, 2 Superior Suites, 6 Junior Suites, 5 Deluxe Rooms with mezzanine, 7 Deluxe Rooms and 2 Superior Rooms.

The main restaurant offers traditional Tuscan cuisine: demanding, yet simple and authentic. It relies on the purity and balance of the ingredients, and gives the ultimate refinement of subtle conjugations. The wine list, drawn up by Gérard Margeon, the Alain Ducasse Group’s sommelier, includes the best nectars in the Italian wine palette. Cooking classes with our chef are available on request. L’Andana is equipped with a heated outdoor Jacuzzi pool in the Villa garden, and the main outdoor swimming pool is next to the Fattoria. Bicycles are available on request, and by the end of 2006, a beautiful 9-hole golf course will be open. The intimate and exquisite Spa will provide guests of L’Andana with the ultimate in pampering and pleasure plus fitness and vitality.

All 2015 Traveline Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Fruit basket in room on arrival
  • A complimentary 50-minute massage
    • for up to two people, per room, once during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability

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Rome's Birthday

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Italian Vistas
13 days, 18 meals
Rome • Amalfi Coast • Isle of Capri • Florence • Venice • Murano Island • Verona • Stresa • Locarno, Switzerland
Departure Date: 7/23/2012
1st Person (total) – $4999*
2nd Person (total) – $4249*

Rates include land, r/t air, tax & fuel surcharges from New York City.


Reflections of Italy
10 days, 14 meals
Rome • Assisi • Perugia • Siena • Florence • Venice • Murano Island • Lugano, Switzerland • Como
Departure Date: 8/20/2012
1st Person (total) – $4099*
2nd Person (total) – $3349*

Rates include land, r/t air, tax & fuel surcharges from New York City.


Rome & the Amalfi Coast
10 days, 13 meals
Rome • Ravello • Villa Rufolo • Vietri-sul-Mare • Sorrento • Paestum • Pompeii • Naples
Departure Date: 8/2/2012
1st Person (total) – $3999*
2nd Person (total) – $3249*

Rates include land, r/t air, tax & fuel surcharges from New York City.


France Magnifique
12 days, 15 meals
Paris • Normandy • French Riviera • Avignon • Aix-en-Provence • Nice • Monaco
Departure Date: 7/19/2012
1st Person (total) – $4899*
2nd Person (total) – $4149*

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London & Paris
8 days, 10 meals
Buckingham Palace • Big Ben • Eurostar Train • Seine River Cruise • Arc de Triomphe • Eiffel Tower Dinner
Departure Date: 8/23/2012
1st Person (total) – $3999*
2nd Person (total) – $3249*

Rates include land, r/t air, tax & fuel surcharges from New York City.


British Landscapes
10 days, 13 meals
London • Cambridge • York • Edinburgh Castle • Lake District • North Wales • Stratford-upon-Avon Bath • Stonehenge
Departure Date: 8/23/2012
1st Person (total) – $3999*
2nd Person (total) – $3249*

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Spain’s Classics
11 days, 15 meals
Madrid • Toledo • Cordoba • Seville • Flamenco Show • Granada • Alhambra • Valencia • Lladro-City of Porcelain • Barcelona
Departure Date: 7/7/2012
1st Person (total) – $3999*
2nd Person (total) – $3249*

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Shades of Ireland
10 days, 13 meals
Dublin • Kilkenny • Blarney Castle • Ring of Kerry • Killarney • Limerick • Cliffs of Moher • Galway • Castle Stay
Departure Date: 6/17/2012
1st Person (total) – $3699*
2nd Person (total) – $2949*

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