A Taste of Italy

A Taste of Italy

When: July 15th ~ 24th, 2018

Where: Rome, Montesilvano, & more!

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Come experience the best that Italy & the pickleball world have to offer! We’ll begin in Rome with 2 days of VIP, guided tours, skipping the lines at historical sites such as the Vatican, St. Peters, The Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trastevere, and more! Next, we’ll head to Italy’s stunning Adriatic coastline for a 2-day, private mini-camp with Scott & Jon Moore, topped off with 3 days of pickleball fun, participating in the IFP Bainbridge Cup & the Italian Open Pickleball Championships.

Still can’t get enough of this beautiful country? Extend your stay with us by two more days and visit the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, witness the breathtaking Mediterranean landscape of the Amalfi Coast, and learn how to make (and eat!) pizza in Naples, the city where it is rumored to have originated.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Rome (July 15th)

  • Please book your airfare to/from Leonardo da Vinci Int’l Airport (FCO)*
  • Complimentary shuttle transfer to The Britannia Hotel
  • Welcome dinner in Rome

Day 2 – Rome

  • Breakfast at The Britannia Hotel
  • Orientation
  • Guided, VIP Rome tour skipping the lines at historical sites such as the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, The Roman Forum, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and more!
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon free time
  • Dinner in Rome

Day 3 – Rome

  • Breakfast at The Britannia Hotel
  • Guided, VIP Rome tour skipping the lines at historical sites such as the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, The Roman Forum, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and more!
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon free time
  • Evening food tour in Rome’s historic Trastevereneighborhood, culminating with a pasta dinner and drinks

Day 4 – Transfer to Montesilvano, Pickleball TripsClinic

  • Breakfast at The Britannia Hotel
  • FlixBusto Pescara on the Adriatic Coast
  • Lunch
  • Train to Montesilvano
  • Check in to Sea Lion Hotel
  • Private clinic with IPTPAcertified instructors, Scott and Jon Moore
  • Dinner at Cantina Zaccagnini Winery

Day 5 – Pickleball TripsClinic, Montesilvano

  • Breakfast at the Sea Lion Hotel
  • Private clinic with IPTPAcertified instructors, Scott and Jon Moore
  • Product demo to test products from various pickleball equipment manufacturers
  • Dinner and evening tour in Pescara

Day 6 – IFP Bainbridge Cup

  • Breakfast at the Sea Lion Hotel
  • 2nd annual Team North America vs. Team Europe IFP Bainbridge Cup
    • Men’s, women’s, & mixed Doubles
  • Dinner in Montesilvano

Day 7 – Italian Open Pickleball Championships

  • Breakfast at the Sea Lion Hotel
  • 1st annual Italian Open Pickleball Championships
    • Men’s & women’s doubles
  • Dinner in Montesilvano

Day 8 – Italian Open Pickleball Championships or Gran Sasso National Park

  • Breakfast at the Sea Lion Hotel
  • 1st annual Italian Open Pickleball Championships
    • Mixed doubles
  • orVisit Gran Sasso National Park
  • Festa Italiana” dinner party**

Day 9 – Free Play, R&Ror Transfer to Naples

  • Breakfast at the Sea Lion Hotel
  • Free play in Montesilvano and R&R on the Adriatic Coast
  • Dinner in Montesilvano
  • or FlixBusto Naples
  • Check in to Naples 4 Star Hotel
  • Dinner in Naples

Day 10 – Departureor Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast (July 24th)

  • Breakfast at the Sea Lion Hotel
  • FlixBustoLeonardo da Vinci Int’l Airport (FCO)
  • or Visit the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii
  • Lunch
  • Witness the breathtaking Mediterranean landscape of the Amalfi Coast
  • Dinner on the Amalfi Coast

Day 11 – Naples

  • Breakfast at Naples 4 Star Hotel
  • Guided Naples tour
  • Pizza making class
  • Afternoon free time
  • Dinner in Naples

Day 12 – Departure (July 26th)

  • Breakfast at Naples 4 Star Hotel
  • Transfer toLeonardo da Vinci Int’l Airport (FCO)

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Please keep in mind that this itinerary is subject to change and should not be considered final.

*You will likely have to depart North America the previous day to arrive in Rome on July 15th.

**When completing your online tournament registration please do not add the “Free Clinics with top players and coaches” option or the “Post Tournament Dinner Party”option. You will be participating in our private Pickleball Trips clinics and we have already reserved and paid for your spot at the “Festa Italiana” dinner party.

Tour Package

Included

  • Nine nights (or eleven) at 4-star accommodations with complimentary breakfasts
  • All meals except lunches during IFP Bainbridge Cup and Italian Open Pickleball Championships
  • All activities including tours, entrance & guide fees, pickleball clinics, transportation, etc.

Not Included

  • Airfare to/from Leonardo da Vinci Int’l Airport (FCO)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tournament Registration Fees

Cancellation Policy

  • 60 ~ 31 Days Prior to Arrival: 20% of the Total Costs
  • 30 ~ 4 Days Prior to Arrival: 50% of the Total Costs
  • 72 Hours or Less Prior to Arrival: 100% of the Total Costs

Please contact us at pickleballtrips@gmail.com if you have any additional questions regarding our cancellation policy.

Travel Insurance

We strongly encourage all travelers to invest in travel insurance to both minimize your financial risks of traveling and provide you with peace of mind to fully enjoy the your trip. Travel insurance can provide many helpful resources including refunds or assistance for any of the following situations that may arise before or during a trip:

  • You need to cancel your participation on the tour
  • You need to cancel or change a flight
  • Lost baggage during the trip
  • Stolen items during the trip
  • Medical costs during the trip

We suggest you talk to your insurance provider to ask about the travel insurance plans available to you. You can also compare policies online. Here are two well-known travel insurance providers to consider:

Please contact us at pickleballtrips@gmail.comif you have any additional questions regarding travel insurance.

Tournament Registration

  • To register for the IFP Bainbridge Cup& the Italian Open Pickleball Championships, click here or visit pickleballtournaments.com!
    • Tournament registration fees are notincluded in the cost of this trip
  • When completing your online tournament registration please do not addthe “Free Clinics with top players and coaches” option or the “Post Tournament Dinner Party”option. You will be participating in our private Pickleball Tripsclinics and we have already reserved and paid for your spot at the “Festa Italiana” dinner party.
  • You are also welcome to choose notto participate in any or all tournament events.
    • However, please note that the non-pickleball players discount of $300 is only for those who are not participating in our Pickleball Tripsclinics as well
  • If you would like to visit Gran Sasso National Park with us, then you will notbe able to compete in Mixed Doubles at the Italian Open Pickleball Championships.

Please contact us at pickleballtrips@gmail.comif you have any additional questions regarding registration for the IFP Bainbridge Cup or Italian Open Pickleball Championships.