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    Gardens of Genoa, the Italian Riviera & Florence

    Romantic Northern Italy

    This tour has ended but we hope you enjoy reading about the gardens and sights of Italy. Please join us on another unique AHS tour.




    We had adventures in exquisite Italian gardens, palaces, and art museums.

    • Our itinerary began in Italy's northwestern port city of Genoa.
    • We experienced the many delights of the Liguria region, enjoyed the stylish resort areas of the Italian Riviera, and ventured into Tuscany.
    • In Florence we saw the Boboli Gardens, created by Cosimo I de Medici; the Uffizi Gallery, home to an astounding collection of Renaissance art; and villas and palaces with extraordinary gardens including the well-known Villa Gemberaia and Palazzo del Principe.

    Our AHS Host was Katy Moss Warner, President Emeritus of the AHS, and world traveller. Katy has hosted many garden tours for the AHS and is known for her enthusiasm for travel, gardening, music, and art.

    Our tour organizer was Susie Orso, who has arranged and led dozens of AHS Travel Study programs. She and Katy have worked closely together to craft this special program that was offered exclusively to our AHS travellers. Susie is British by birth and lives in Florence with her Italian husband, and it is through her contacts that many of our visits were possible.


    Top-rated Accomodations

    • In Genoa we were guests at The Hotel Melia, a contemporary designer property that is both peaceful and centrally located.
    • Our next stop was the Grand Hotel Miramare in Santa Margherita Ligure, on the water in the heart of the Italian Riviera.
    • Our final nights was spent at the elegant Hotel Villa Cora in Florence, set in a park overlooking the Boboli Gardens.

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