2 – 1.5 Liter 2018 Il Borro Polissena Valdarno di Sopra DOC, signed by Salvatore Ferragamo
Seven (7) night journey through Italian luxury, fashion and wine with BVLGARI and Il Borro for two (2) couples
Roundtrip, airport transfers and private ground transportation between locations and to stated activities
Two (2) nights’ luxury accommodations at Five-star Hotel Eden for two (2) couples
Private gems table experience with Bulgari creative director, Lucia Silvestri
Visit to the Via Condotti Heritage Exhibition, DOMVS
Two (2) nights’ luxury accommodations in Deluxe Suites at the medieval village at the Relais & Châteaux estate, Il Borro
One (1) night’s luxury accommodation at Five-star Fonteverde Lifestyle & Thermal Retreat for two (2) couples
Private tour of the vineyard and wine tasting at Il Borro
One (1) wine paired dinner at Osteria del Borro
Lunch and private tour of Giovanni Bulgari’s winery, Podernuovo a Palazzone
Two (2) nights’ luxury accommodations at the BVLGARI Hotel Milano for two (2) couples
One (1) full-day tour of the city of Milan
One (1) dinner at a top restaurant in Milan, based on the winners’ preferences
Get ready for an immersion into the timeless elegance of Italy! The winning bidders’ party will experience the best in Italian wine, jewelry and fashion during this unforgettable week.
Your odyssey begins in Rome with a two-night stay at the Five-star Hotel EdenÔ, part of the Dorchester Collection. The high point of your visit to the Eternal City will be the time you spend with Lucia Silvestri, creative director of Bulgari, who travels the world assembling the most precious and exclusive gemstones for the house’s collection.
Your exposure to the Bulgari style will culminate with a visit to DOMVS, their iconic boutique at Via Condotti 10. DOMVS means “home” in Latin, and the gallery provides a personal and intimate glimpse into the house of Bulgari, highlighted by pieces from the Heritage Collection that once belonged to Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida.
From the glamour of Rome, you’ll travel to the Tuscan countryside for a two-night stay at Il Borro, the 2700-acre estate owned by the Ferragamo Family. An oasis of charm in the style of a medieval village, the property includes a 19th century villa, farm and spa, along with fine cuisine at Osteria del Borro—and an organic winery deeply rooted in the Tuscan tradition.
Your private tour and tasting at Il Borro will bring together the heritage of the vineyards, cellar, wine, art and architecture. Best known for their namesake blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, the winery also produces classic Sangiovese and sparkling wines made by the Champagne method.
The waking dream of your Tuscan adventure continues with an overnight stay at Fonteverde Lifestyle & Thermal Retreat, a palace commissioned by the Grand Duke de’ Medici. Surrounded by infinity pools and the natural heat of thermal springs, Fonteverde is a haven where guests can experience a new dimension of well-being.
Get to know another aspect of the Bulgari legacy at Podernuovo a Palazzone, the winery resurrected from an abandoned vineyard by Giovanni Bulgari, who gave up sourcing gems for the family business to return to the land. Your inside view of the winery will highlight Giovanni’s fascinating journey from diamonds to grapes. His innovative wines include Therra (a blend of Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot), Argirio (a single-variety wine made from Cabernet Franc) and Sotirio (an aged Sangiovese named for the founder of the Bulgari label).
The week will culminate in Milan, the capital of fashion, with a stay at the Bulgari Hotel. A renovated 18th century palazzo located on a secluded downtown street, the hotel’s private garden (an extension of the nearby Botanical Garden) transports guests to an oasis of peace and serenity that is a respite from the busy pace of city life.
Your full day tour of Milan will encompass some of the city’s top sights, beginning with the massive Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente, which the Milanese simply call the Duomo. Begun in the 14th century and complete under Napoleon, the Duomo has the world’s largest stained-glass windows and an exterior decorated with 2,265 marble statues.
Gaze at Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, painted on the wall of the refectory at the Gothic brick church of Santa Maria delle Grazie; visit La Scala, the famed opera house where the works of Verdi and Rossini were first performed, and where Arturo Toscanini once conducted. Following the tour, your party will dine in one of the city’s top restaurants.
In addition, each couple will receive a Magnum of 2018 Il Borro IGT Toscana. The flagship wine of the Il Borro estate, 2018 is a seamless blend of 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Syrah.
Don’t miss the opportunity to take a deep dive into the world of Bulgari and Il Borro: One generous bid can make it yours!
UPDATE: The 2 – 1.5 2018 Il Borro bottles are now Il Borro Polissena Valdarno di Sopra DOC, signed by Salvatore Ferragamo
Airfare to Italy is not included. Private, roundtrip airport transfers and ground transportation between locations and to stated activities are included. Meals are only included as stated. Lunch in Tuscany and dinner in Milan include alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gratuities. All additional food, beverages and gratuities are at the winning bidders’ expense. The tour of Milan is walking or driving, based on the winners’ preference. Dates to be mutually agreed upon, based on availability and scheduled at least eight (8) weeks in advance. Travel to be completed within 2023.
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