Select Italy & Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni Donate a 3-Night Stay in Florence for Annual Travel Blogger Fundraiser

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Select Italy partnered with ArtTrav to bring to life a mini-package in Florence to auction during the blogger-led fundraiser, Passports with Purpose.

Passports with Purpose has raised over $300,000 in the last five years

We are proud to participate to PwP and help raising awareness and raising funds for Passport with Purpose.

Select Italy ( and Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni N. 1 are partnered as contributors to the annual Passport with Purpose sweepstakes.

Select Italy joins forces with ArtTrav, a blog about life and culture in Italy, for the exclusive three-night luxury Florence prize package for two that is up to auction for the popular Annual travel blogger fundraiser. The Florence getaway entails a stay at the Antica Torre Via Tornabuoni N. 1, an intimate property located in the heart of Florence, a Tuscan wine tour in a vintage Cinquecento, a stunning 4-course meal with extensive wine pairings at the Ristorante Accademia, and a relaxing spa package.

The Select Italy Florence getaway is located on Passports with Purpose’s website where from November 25th to December 9th 2013 donations to win the Florence prize package will be accepted, among many others prizes. For every $10 donation, supporters may enter the drawing for one prize with all proceeds going to build schools and literacy programs in Mali. Bidding is allowed as much on one prize or on different prizes over and over again. Winners will be picked at random and will be notified on December 16th.

Select Italy has brought on board one of the hotels that are part of their portfolio of hotels in Florence. The hand selected Antica Torre, is always in first line when it comes to charity and is located in the heart of Florence, on top of three floors of a medieval tower.

This prestigious 13th century building is also home to some of the world's leading fashion boutiques. The hotel entrance is situated on the ground floor hall of the palace, where a private elevator brings guests up to the top floors. The spectacular, 360-degree view from the rooftop terrace is unequaled in all of Florence. Among 22 guestrooms, elegant amenities decorate the room while extra-large windows allow for a fantastic view of the Arno and the Ponte Vecchio.

“We are proud to participate to PwP and help raising awareness and raising funds for Passport with Purpose” said Andrea Guglielmino, Director of Marketing at Selectitaly “Once again the travel industry show that it can come together and contribute in a change. We are thrilled to have partnered with Antica Torre and ArtTrav”

Passports with Purpose was founded in 2008 by four women who were inspired by travel and giving back to the remote places where they had once traveled. With collaborative efforts from a wide range of community bloggers, over the last five years Passports with Purpose has raised over $300,000 for various projects like building 25 homes in Southern India to last year building five water wells in Haiti. This year, Passports with Purpose hopes to raise $115,000 for buildOn to create and construct three schools and fund three adult literacy programs in Mali, Africa. With this country having among the lowest literacy rates in the world of below 32% for both men and women, steps being taken via Passports with Purpose will help create vast life-long changes.

Press contact:
Andrea Guglielmino
Select Italy
Toll-free: (877) 418-8870

About Select Italy
Select Italy is The Ultimate Source for Travel to Italy® and offers a wide array of superior Italian travel products and services, including customized itineraries, state-of-the-art tours and packages, wedding/honeymoon trips, unique culinary classes, a complete pre-departure ticketing service for museums and musical events, private guided services, yacht charters, transportation, hotel reservations, villa bookings and more. Through a vast network of suppliers and cultural contacts, anything and everything you need for optimum Italian travel -- and now Croatian travel, too – is possible at Select Italy. Based in Chicago with an office in New York and representatives in Italy, in 2010 Select Italy opened a full-service branch in Shanghai, China.

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