Mother's Day Month: Italian Connection's" Mamma Mia" Walking Tours in Italy

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Mother-Daughter Travelers Enjoy Spa Pampering in Sicily and Complimentary Cashmere Scarf and Skincare Products from Italy's only Cashmere Goat Farm in Tuscany for Mother's Day Month in Italy

Ideal for a memorable mother-daughter getaway in Italy this Mother's Day, Italian Connection is rewarding moms with special gifts on walking tours in Tuscany and Sicily during May. A Mother's Day getaway in Italy is complete when staying at a wine-producing estate in Chianti; dining at La Grotta, one of Tuscany's top restaurants; and visiting only Cashmere producing goat farm in Italy, where complimentary goat's milk skincare products and a hand-loomed cashmere scarf for mom await.

Add some pampering to this Mother's Day getaway in Italy when, after a day of walking through Sicily's ancient ruins and olive groves, mothers receive a complimentary Turkish bath, facial and mother-daughter foot massages at the Tonnara di Bonagia Hotel's spa on the waterfront below the hilltop town of Erice. During the Italy Mother's Day getaway, moms and daughters will also stroll through hills covered in rosemary, thyme and blooming rock roses on the remote island of Marettimo, home to a single, tiny village and lushest of the Egadi Islands.

These complimentary offerings are part of Italian Connection's "Mamma Mia in May" promotion for a Mother's Day getaway during its Western Sicily & Egadi Islands May 6-11 and Tuscany Hilltowns May 19-24 tours. The Italy tours are six days, with 5 to 10 miles of daily walking, and limited to 13 participants. Price for the Western Sicily tour is $3,395 and the price for the Tuscany tour is $2,995. Both are per person based on double occupancy and include accommodations, guided walks, most meals, excellent wines and unique insider experiences. The Simply Italian option, where guest save $300 per person by staying in lesser-priced accommodations, is also available. For more information and reservations, call Italian Connection at 1-800-462-7911 or visit http://www.italian-connection.com.

Italian Connection is an Italy-based tour operator whose top local guides take you behind the scene on hand-crafted walking, cooking and cultural tours to less explored areas in the Dolomites (in the northeastern Italian Alps), Piedmont, Tuscany, Cinque Terre of the Italian Riviera, Umbria, the Amalfi Coast, and Sicily. Small groups of participants cook alongside noted cookbook author Eleonora Consoli in her home kitchen, meet celebrated chef Ciccio Sultano in Sicily and dine at his 2-star Michelin restaurant "Il Duomo," make bread from the hard wheat flour grown on tiny organic farms, pick wild herbs and plants that flavor the day's lunch, and make hand-rolled pasta in La Maremma where some villagers never heard of their neighbor George Clooney.

Visitors meet colorful personalities including an authority on Alpine wildflowers, the owner of Italy's only cashmere goat farm and a village woman who blazes walking trails on an island with no roads. Twenty-nine land-only tours are offered through the year, including the Splendors of Sicily, named by National Geographic Traveler as one of its 2006 "50 Tours of a Lifetime." Four walking levels range from "stroll" to "fitness" which can burn up to 1,500 calories a day! Private custom tours can also be arranged.

Contact:
Aimet Arill or Megan Sterritt
KWE Group, Inc.
(305) 476-5424
arill (at) kwegroup.com
sterritt (at) kwegroup.com

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