Information, Tickets, & Travel
Seek adventure and explore Europe with Aviano's Information, Tickets & Travel (ITT) office! Our team of travel enthusiasts organizes incredible trips for the Aviano AB community every month - from day trips, wine tastings and castle tours to long weekend trips to Paris, Croatia, the French Riviera, and more! ITT also offers our popular Patriot Shuttle, which can be booked for PCS travel to/from the Venice Marco Polo Airport. Come tour with us!
Freikofel Trenches Overnight Hike. Price $310. Ages 12+ only.
Calling all history-loving adventurers! Get ready for a weekend full of exploring Mt. Freikofel, located in the Carnic Alps of Italy and Austria. This mountain was the scene of bloody skirmishes between Italian and Austro-Hungarian soldiers during WWI in the Italian trenches. The summit of Mt. Freikofel is the core of an open-air museum as you will find plenty of traces, remains, and ruins testifying the battles that were fought there, in addition to the Chapel of the Val Tagliamento Battalion and Austro-Italian memorial site. On one of the trails sit some machine gun pits surrounded by cement walls and the slits that faced enemy lines. Also visible is the historically significant “Shielded Italian Trench” (where Italian soldiers tracked movements of enemy troops across no-man’s land) which overlooks the whole valley below. You will spend the night in the barracks ruins near the base camp that was rebuilt in what is sure to be a truly trench-style experience!
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip transportation, services of a tour escort, guided tour of the site, all meals, and one-night’s accommodation in rifugio with bathroom.
Ferrari and Lamborghini Museums. Price $140. SAI $70.
Join ITT for a day of fast cars! The museums offer opportunities to do a driving simulation for the Prancing Horse F1 single-seater, there are also simulations where you can pit yourself against a specific circuit and try to beat the times of other enthusiasts in the process, you can also test out your skills with tire change tests set up similar to the classic pit stops. The Ferrari museum halls also features a photographic set, complete with a Ferrari 458 Special A which visitors are welcome to sit in and have one or more photographs taken by staff.
Tour Price Includes: Round trip transportation, entrance to the Ferrari Museum and Lamborghini museum; the services of a tour escort.
Tuscany Overnight. Ages 18+. Prices $290, SSF $50.
Join ITT for a weekend in Tuscany! See what Tuscany has to offer as we become true wine experts...well, better than yesterday! We will visit one of the most beautiful Medieval towns and learn the true story of the sword in the stone. Tuscany is a wealth of historic treasures considered one-of-a-kind worldwide. You won't want to miss this weekend!
Tour Price Includes: Round trip transportation, light lunch in Chiusdino, entrance ticket in the San Galgano Abby and Chiusdino museum, bed&breakfast accommodation, wine tasting, tour of Siena, tour escort.
Villa Sandi Wine Tasting. Ages 18+. Prices $75.
The Moretti Polegato Family, owner of Villa Sandi, is devoted to the culture of wine. The winery is well known around the world for its wines and, in particular, its Prosecco. Villa Sandi is located between the DOCG areas of the Prosecco di Valobbiadene and the DOC areas of the wines of the Montello and the Colli Asolani. The villa dates back to 1622. Inside of the Villa, there is a beautiful shop with all the wines and beauty products such as hand creams, and other refined gift items. If you are a lover of wine, this is the trip for you!
Tour Price Includes: Round trip transportation, wine tasting with charcuterie lunch, tour of villa, and services of a tour escort.
Amalfi Coast. Price $590 adults. SSF $140. $280 kids.
When most people envision Italy, they think of wonderful food, the breath-taking coast, and rich cultural history. The Amalfi coast has it all, from dining on fresh, locally-caught grilled fish, to sipping icy Limoncello from the lemon plantations on the slopes of Vesuvius. There is also beach- hopping and trips to coastal summits to admire the breathtaking view. Everything you’ve seen in movies such as “Only You” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley” is all here. The most enchanting and most visited route in the southern flank of Sorrento’s peninsula: the Amalfi Coast has a mixture of history and nature, all to discover; from the Cathedral of Amalfi, to the villas in Ravello and the numerous churches built during the historical period of Amalfi's Republic. The ITT office gives you the opportunity to visit places such as Naples, Pompeii, Capri and beautiful Sorrento.
Tour Price includes: Two days accommodation with breakfast in a hotel, 1 dinner at the hotels, ferry tickets to/from Capri, bus transportation to Amalfi coast, boat ride from Positano to Amalfi and Salerno, a guided tour and entrance fee in Pompeii archaeological site, and services of a tour escort.
Milan. Price $75 adults. $40 kids.
Milan, Italy’s second largest city in population and first in economical importance. Milan is the Home of Italy’s most influential clothing and shoe design houses. Life in Milan focuses around the Piazza del Duomo, located in the center of the City. The town center is dominated by the huge Gothic Cathedral, Europe’s third largest Church. The Church, constructed on and off for a period of 450 years (starting in 1386), has 2,245 statues, 1,356 spires and 96 gargoyles. Near the Cathedral stand the Ambrosian Library, the Sforza Castle, and the Monastery of the Santa Maria delle Grazie, all wonderful sights to take in while admiring the city.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: Round trip transportation and services of a tour escort .
Bologna and FICO. Price $95 adults. $50 kids.
Bologna The beautiful city center is well preserved and full of character, with unified architecture and marbled pavements. The main Piazza Maggiore is a big square on the oldest part of the city with the Neptune fountain that was built in 1566 by Tomaso Laureti of Palermo and later embellished by Giambologna. With a group of angels and fish, it features an enormous statue of Neptune standing at the top oft the fountain. Nearby are the towers of Garisenda and Asinelli which were built during the Medieval time, when more than 100 towers were built. The oldest university in the western world started here in 1088.
EATALY WORLD FICO is the world's most exciting Italian food park. A unique way to experience the flavors of Italy. With food stalls, gardens, a zoo and rides there is something for everyone. Order fresh food for lunch, see their extensive wine options or even ride a bike through the building to do your shopping. This is a must visit here in Italy!
Tour Price Includes: Tour Includes: Roundtrip Transportation, service of a tour escort, entry into FICO World Eataly.
Innsbruck and Swarovski Crystal World. Prices $180 adults. $90 kids.
Innsbruck- The Capital of the Alps:
Discover an amazing variety in the Tyrolean capital. The heart of the Alps offers an abundance of both traditional and modern attractions. Nature, sports and cultural delights are all brought together by charming hospitality. Medieval alleyways, imperial residences, modern city life and exclusive shopping ensures enjoyable moments. Olympic spots and convention venues compete with famous landmarks like the Golden Roof. 800 years of history are surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, providing spectacular views of the city.
The Magical Swarovski Crystal Worlds:
A water-spouting Giant that magically lures visitors into its interior, where Chambers of Wonder ignite beacons of imagination, has managed to become a globally-recognized work of art in just twelve years, attracting more than 7 million visitors to date. Also open, a fantastic stage for cultural events, the world’s biggest Swarovski shop in its visionary design and the Café-terra, where you can enjoy an exquisite selection of food and drink. The creatively designed park invites you to linger a while as well – offering a maze, alpine garden, art objects and panoramic view.
Tour price includes: Round trip transportation, free time in Innsbruck, entry into Swarovski Crystal World and grounds, audio guide and services of tour escort
Trieste and the Barcolana. Price $70 adults, $35 kids.
Trieste is the capital city of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in northeast Italy. A port city, it occupies a thin strip of land between the Adriatic coast and Slovenia’s border on the limestone-dominated Karst Plateau. Italian, Austro-Hungarian and Slovenian influences are all evident in its layout, which encompasses a medieval old city and a neoclassical Austrian quarter.
The Barcolana is a historic international sailing regatta organized by the yacht club Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano. It takes place every year in the Gulf of Trieste on the second Sunday of October. The Barcolana is one of the most crowded regattas in the world.
Tour Price Includes: Round trip transportation and services of a tour escort.
Freikofel Trenches Hike. Ages 12+ Price $175
Calling all history-loving adventurers! Get ready for a day full of exploring Mt. Freikofel, located in the Carnic Alps of Italy and Austria. This mountain was the scene of bloody skirmishes between Italian and Austro-Hungarian soldiers during WWI in the Italian trenches. The summit of Mt. Freikofel is the core of an open-air museum as you will find plenty of traces, remains, and ruins testifying the battles that were fought there, in addition to the Chapel of the Val Tagliamento Battalion and Austro-Italian memorial site. On one of the trails sit some machine gun pits surrounded by cement walls and the slits that faced enemy lines. Also visible is the historically significant “Shielded Italian Trench” (where Italian soldiers tracked movements of enemy troops across no-man’s land) which overlooks the whole valley below. Let your goosebumps guide you through this magnificent landmark of world history!
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip transportation, services of a tour escort, guided tour of the site, informal lunch.
Venetian Island Boat Tour. Prices $139 adult. $69 kids.
Set off across the Venetian Lagoon and explore Burano, Murano and Torcello. Visit a glass factory, where you’ll watch a glass blower creating beautiful pieces of glassware, a Murano tradition that dates back to 1291. See beautiful churches decorated with mosaics and other ornamental details. Visit Torcello, an island established between the 5th and 6th centuries, to see its ornate palaces and churches. Highlights include the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in the 7th century, and the excavated remnants of the baptistery in the Church of Santa Fosca. Burano, an island known for its lace production, which dates back to the 16th century and was once the best in Europe. While you visit local shops and a museum to admire high-end lace on display, admire the island’s brightly colored fishermen’s houses.
Tour Price Includes: Roundtrip transportation, private boat transportation to 3 islands, services of a tour escort, entrance into the glass factory and lunch.
Gardaland Halloween. Prices $95 per person. DAP $50.
The most frighteningly fun event of the year! Every weekend until November 5th, Gardaland dresses up in black and orange. If you dare, enjoy some chills and thrills with vampires, pumpkins, ghosts, bats and all other types of terrifying beings from this world and beyond!
Tour Price Includes: Roundtrip transportation, entrance ticket to Gardaland Park, services of a tour escort.
Pisa and Lucca. Prices $140 adult. $70 kids.
PISA: The virtual capital of Tuscany at the time of the collapse of the Roman Empire, Pisa is located in western Tuscany and is known throughout the world for its famous Leaning Tower, but there is so much more to Pisa than just this striking landmark. The ecclesiastical city of Pisa began life as a seaside settlement around 3,000 years ago and was first laid out in the mid-eleventh century. Pisa is crammed full of wonderful, historical monuments and buildings dating back many hundreds of years, and much of the city has retained its medieval appearance.
LUCCA: The city has a great historic and artistic heritage, which it has jealously protected throughout the centuries. The historic city center is characterized by magnificent palazzi, gardens, ancient medieval towers, bastioned city walls, and traditional shops. Lucca contains an endless number of churches, many of these churches have a typical Romanesque architecture. It is also called “the city of 100 churches.” One of the city’s main features is its open spaces, the many gardens and internal courtyards of the ancient houses, the long row of trees that line the length of the city walls, and the impressive oaks that even grow from the top of the ancient Guinigi Tower.
Tour Price Includes: Round-trip transportation and a tour escort.
Beer and Balsamic Tour. Ages 18+. Price $120
Join ITT as we travel throughout our very own region. Balsameria Midolini is a family-owned balsamic producer in Friuli Venezia Giulia. The first balsamic dressing from the family was created during the ancient Roman times near Aquileia. Today, the farm holds over 2,300 barrels of balsamic. Birrificio Gjulia is the first farmer craft beer from the FVG region. This is where craftsmanship meets the sensitivity of contemporary palates.
Tour Price Includes: Round-trip transportation, balsamic tour with tasting, beer tour with tasting, lunch, and Services of a tour escort.
Modena Food Tour. Price $155 adults. $75 kids.
Join ITT for an unforgettable food tour as we visit Modena, the hometown of, balsamic vinegar, wine, and Parmigiano- Reggiano cheese factories. Modena is a city in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. It’s known for its balsamic vinegar and opera heritage, plus Ferrari and Lamborghini sports cars.
Tour Price Includes: Round trip transportation, services of a tour escort, cheese factory, and balsamic vinegar factory.
Paris for Thanksgiving. Price $730 adult. $200 SSF. $365 kids.
Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its picturesque 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture, and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. There is also the posibility to go to Disney Paris for a day! Transportation to Disney will be provided if you choose to go, however ticket is not inluded.
Tour Price Includes: Roundtrip transportation, services of a tour escort, guided tour of Paris, entry ticket into Versailles Royal Palace, 3 nights in a three-star hotel, 3 breakfasts at the hotel.
Tuscan Hot Springs. Ages 18+. Price $320. SSF $80
Cascate del Mulino hot springs in Saturnia are embedded in the rolling hills of the Tuscan landscape. Holding a steady temperature of 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit, the sulfuric water feels great in this natural open-air pool. The local myth is that it was the 1st established village on the Italian peninsula and that the spring are believed to be the former refuge for the ancient god of Saturn when he was exiled from the “throne of the gods”. Grosseto is a town that has preserved its medieval charm. It holds a nice central square and a well-organized archeological museum filled with Etruscan artifacts.
The price includes: Roundtrip transportation, services of a tour escort, entry into hot springs & spa, 1-night hotel stay with breakfast & dinner.
Aquargardens. Price $110 per person. DAP $55.
The aquardens is the perfect place for rest and relaxation in their microbiologically pure water, charming pools, salsobromoidic waterfalls, and hydromassage areas that range from 82 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The waters are known to help with arthritis, fractures, strains, and more. Overlooking the Valpolicella hills this spa has a thermal park and sauna village that is perfect for the whole family or a day out of the house. Restaurants are on-site where lunch can be purchased, sauna time can be added to the ticket, and bars for beverages. Come out for a relaxing day in November before the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
Tour Price Includes: Tour Includes: Roundtrip Transportation, service of a tour escort, entry to the thermal spa with a 6-hour pass.
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