Select Italy Donates Italy Dream Trip to Naperville Rotary 'House of Dreams' Charity Raffle

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Select Italy and Naperville Rotary Charities make dreams come true for raffle prize-winners with a fantasy trip to Italy. For three weeks only, entrants in the House of Dreams raffle are also eligible to win an 11-day tour of Italy.

Select Italy, a full-service travel agency and tour operator for Italy, announced its donation of an 11-day Italy Dream Vacation to the Naperville Rotary Club as a prize for its 16th annual “House of Dreams Charity Raffle.” All tickets purchased between May 1, 2006 and May 21, 2006 are eligible to win the Italy trip as well as other raffle prizes including a million-dollar dream home. Tickets for the raffle are $100.00 each. The winner will be selected on May 21, 2006.

The Italy Dream Trip is also available for purchase from Select Italy’s website. This vacation features visits to Italy’s “Big Three” destinations: Rome, Florence and Venice. Travelers will stay in three- and four- star hotels from Select Italy’s carefully researched hotel portfolio. The itinerary includes private walking tours, curated wine-tastings, visits to the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia, the Vatican Museums and more, as well as a private gondola ride in Venice and all ground transportation.

Hotels included are gems. In Venice, the DD.724, a stylish boutique hotel across from Piazza San Marco, has agreed to participate. In Florence, the tour features the Hotel Santa Maria Novella, a luxury four-star property adjacent to the Florence train station and within a five-minute walk of Florence’s famous Duomo and Baptistery. The Hotel Nazionale has been selected in Rome; this new four-star hotel is housed in an 18th century palace near Piazza Montecitorio, a stone’s throw from famous Roman sites such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon.

The complete itinerary for the Dream Trip can be found at:

“We’re delighted for the opportunity to support the Rotary Club’s mission and to make a lucky raffle winner’s Italy dreams come true,” said Select Italy president and founder, Andrea Sertoli. “The prize trip highlights the best that Italy has to offer, from wine and art to history and romance.”

Tickets for the raffle can be purchased at the Rotary Club House of Dreams website: Proceeds benefit several worthy causes, including Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital. More details on raffle rules can be found at the WLS-AM website, Select Italy’s media partner for promotion of this raffle-prize:

For more information on the Italy Dream Trip and Select Italy’s products and services, log on to To discuss story ideas, contact Seth Zurer at 1-800-877-1755.

About Select Italy:

Select Italy is an award winning travel agency specializing in Italy. Select Italy offers a wide array of products and services, which include customized itineraries, museum reservations, tickets to music & cultural events, private guided services, transportation and accommodations. All of these are available for purchase online at Select Italy has been on the Travel+Leisure “A-list of Super Agents” for 4 years, and in 2005 its website won an Ultra Web Award and was also nominated as a Webby Award finalist. Founded in 1997, company President Andrea Sertoli said, “Italy remains an unmatched destination with the warmth of its people, its heritage, its sheer physical beauty. With our specialized knowledge and inside information behind every travel plan we make, our clients enjoy everything Italy has to offer.” More information can be accessed through or by calling (800) 877-1755.

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