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Address: 700 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL · (813) 289-8200
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Val Gardena, Italy – FSC Trip

Plus Two nights in FLORENCE and One night in Venice

March 5 - 16, 2025 (10 days/10 nights)

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The Details

Cash Price: $4559 per person based on double occupancy in a standard hotel room
(See pricing table below)

Trip Price Includes:

  • Transfers between Florence Airport and Val Gardena in a coach bus with English Speaking driver
  • 2 night’s accommodations in Florence
  • 7 night’s accommodation in the Hotel Oswald in Val Gardena
  • Welcome orientation at the hotels
  • Breakfast buffet daily at the Hotel Oswald
  • 7 nights dinners at the Hotel Oswald
  • Hospitality Desk nightly
  • FSC Gala party (location to be advised) (FSC fee required)
  • Optional excursions for non-skiers
  • 1 night at Hotel Antony in Mestre (Venice) includes breakfast
  • Transfers between Venice Hotel and Venice airport
  • All local taxes
  • Passport Cases Luggage tags
  • FSC Decorative pin
  • Optional extension programs; (Bolzano, Orteisi, Verona)

The Trip Leaders

Peggy Gummoe Trip Leader
Peggy Gummoe

Karla Newan Trip Assistant
Karla Newan

Trip Highlights


You get 2 nights’ accommodations at the Hotel Leonardo Davinci with breakfast daily and a 3-hour tour with a guide.

Capital of Italy’s Tuscany region is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture.

Things to do:

  • Wine tasting in the Tuscan countryside
  • Accademia Gallery - Michelangelo’s “David”
  • The Duomo


  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Pitti Palace
  • Day visits to Siena, Pisa
  • Cooking classes


  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Gelato making
  • Hop on/Hop off Bus


Hotel Oswald is in the center of Selva steps away to shops, restaurants, nightclubs and 4 minutes to the Ciampinoi Cable Car. Enjoy an incredible daily spread of delicacies for breakfast and a 4-course dinner with an Italian and international cuisine. The wellness spa is unbelievable, there is a cozy and elegante bar as well as a storage room for your ski equipment. The hotel has an inviting bar/lounge area for relaxing, socializing or just chillin.
As a special treat, those staying at the Hotel Oswald can sign up in groups of ten for a daily guide for only 15 EUs per day! Crazy Price!!

Front view of Hotel Oswald

Hotel Oswald front view
Photo credit: Peggy Gummoe

Other photos are of Hotel Oswald lounge/bar area and a bedroom

Hotel Oswald lounge
Photo credit: Peggy Gummoe
Hotel Oswald Bedroom
Photo credit: Peggy Gummoe

VENICE: One night at the Hotel Antony in Mestre (metropolitan city of Venice) Mestre and central Venice are linked by a road where a bus will take you in 10 minutes from our hotel. This makes the departure in the morning for the airport very convenient. Since we will only be in Venice for the afternoon/night. Make sure to make plans so you can fit it in the schedule.

Things to do: (Viator)

  • Food/wine tasting tours
  • Eat like the Venetians tour
  • Basilica San Marco
  • Dodges Palace
  • Take a Gondola ride
  • Visit Murano/Burano via water taxi or Vaporetto (water bus)
  • OR…just take in the island, have a nice dinner, shops and a gelato!!
Venice Canal

The Mountain

Val Gardena is in the heart of the Dolomites, among the most beautiful mountains in the world, hosting the title of a UNESCA World Heritage Site. One can enjoy different slopes of the legendary Sellaronda and be guaranteed a lifetime experience, 360-degree views of the scenery and an Alpine ambience. Your Dolomite Super Ski pass will allow you to ski the villages of Ortisei, Cristina and Selva Val Gardena. There is terrain for every level of skier/boarder and an average of over 300 days of sunshine.

It hosts 500km of unique slopes, cutting edge lift facilities and plenty of winter hiking paths, cross country skiing slopes, sleighing, snowshoeing and other non ski activities. The legendary Sellaronda consists of over 5 hours of slopes, both clockwise and counterclockwise- ski the circuit it in a day or ski whatever you want. The circuit crosses the Italian provinces of (Bolzano, Trento and Belluno). It is famous for the 175 km of challenging slopes, including part of the Dolomite Superski. a massive multi valley network of ski routes, including the famous Sellaronda

The main cable car (gondola) Ciampinoi is a 3–4-minute walk from Hotel Oswald. Intersport Val Gardena for rentals is less than 400 feet from the Hotel. Also, the Dolimiti Superski is on IKON PASS!

Dolomites skier
Photo credit: Peggy Gummoe
Dolomites Mountain
Photo credit: Peggy Gummoe


typical storefront chalet
Photo credit: Peggy Gummoe

Val Gardena, in the village of Selva - The Italian Dolomites. The main street is lined with restaurants, shops, bars, clubs, lounges, and of course Italian ambience. It has been declared as a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. Nestled in south Tyrol, northern Italy, surrounded by the Dolomite Mountain ranges. The language spoken is primarily Italian, and some German.

Photo is of a typical chalet.

For the Non-Skiers – There will be many optional activities that will be offered including day excursions and non-skiing activities. Examples: Verona, Bolzano, Venice, Ortesei.

Price Chart

Use the following chart for the cash pricing of your group

Limited single rooms, contact the trip leader

Check the Home Page for the possibility of Roommates Needed

Number of
Hotel Double
Hotel Single
Hotel Double
for a single

Resort Only (no air): Deduct $1065 per person.

Sign Up Details

Don’t wait to send in your deposit to secure your spot.

$500.00 per person with a completed and signed trip application, along with a copy of your passport.

Cancellation Date:
All cancellations must be received in writing by December 1, 2024.
See cancellation policy on the back of the TBSSB trip application.

Balance Due:
December 1, 2024

Make check payable to Tampa Bay Snow Skiers & Boarders. Mail completed & signed trip application with your check of $500 pp. or credit card application and copy of passport to Karla Newan at 250 Bath Club Blvd N, North Redington Beach, FL 33708. Your passport must be within 6 months of your return date.

If you wish to pay by credit card, a 3.5% fee will be added to credit card transactions. There is a 4% fee for American Express. Prices are subject to change based on the airlines and the fluctuation of the euro.

*** In the event travelers choose air that is not part of the air arrangement as offered in the package, then the following conditions concerning “PPPI” passengers will apply. Such travelers are considered “Participants Pursuing Personal Itineraries” or PPPI.

PPPI: It is imperative that any and all travelers arranging their own air be fully aware of the following facts pertaining to the tour program:

  1. Transfers between airports and hotels are always arranged for the main group and are coordinated with the main group’s flight itineraries.
  2. The transfers also pick up and drop off only at airport terminals that are in the main group’s itineraries. Transfers do not stop at alternate terminals for pick-ups or drop offss.
  3. It is the responsibility of such PPPI passengers to coordinate their flights with the group and for them to be at the appointed place and time that the group is being picked up.
  4. There can be no special arrangements made for PPPI passengers for alternate pickups or drop offs by the transfer companies involved.
  5. All the above is equally applicable to any luggage for such PPPI passengers.
  6. There is not credit for transfers that are not being used in this trip.