Cape Gazette travels to Italy on a customized trip by Accent on Travel
Finally, Cape Gazette editor Trish Vernon was able to have her picture in the Traveler Series through Accent on Travel’s Hosted Journey Series. This customized trip to Italy began in the Prosecco region, where the small group enjoyed food and wine events before embarking on Uniworld Boutique River Cruise’s beautiful new addition, cruising the Venetian Lagoon for seven nights. Upon disembarkation, some went back home, but the rest continued for a 2-night stay in Florence. Then, some went to a winery villa hotel hosted by Delaware’s local restaurant owner, sommelier, and musician Paul Cullen. During the villa stay, each day was filled with opportunities to enjoy some of the finest meals and wines of Tuscany along with explorations in Siena, Montechino, and Rehoboth Beach’s sister city of Greve in Chianti.
Travel plans were designed by Accent on Travel owner Annette Nero Stellhorn. Annette explained the latest COVID-19 testing protocols and required Passenger Locator Forms to all travelers the month before travel, so all were ready for an exciting trip abroad. Everything was open and available for touring, masks were mandatory at only specific locations, and traveling without the typical crowds of September was ideal.
Pictured below (l-r) are Dan Bilharz, Sandra Griffin, Carmen Marcocci, Leslie Scotton, Bonnie Cierkes, Betty Marcocci, Doug Wingate, Carol Scotton, Norine Bilharz, Donna Henderson, Tom Orzo, Trish Vernon (holding the Cape Gazette), Lori Orzo, Rick Stellhorn, Annette Nero Stellhorn, and Paul Cullen.