Ready to go shopping in Italy? Phyllis Dorfman, owner of Rainbow Travel & Cruise in La Mesa, has announced that Bologna in Italy will be the destination for her 25th annual ladies-only, overseas vacation starting March 11, 2013. She calls the ladies-only vacation adventures “Phyllis Trips.”
Dorfman said 40 women already have signed-up to go. She expects about 60 women will join her for shopping, dining, sightseeing and cooking lessons to one of Italy’s oldest cities, built mostly with ancient red bricks. The city is known for Renaissance architecture, medieval towers and markets, art, antiques, gorgeous scenery and shopping.
Cost of the eight-days, seven-nights trip is $2,499 per person, which includes airfare, transfers, taxes and breakfasts. Optional day trips to other Italian cities are available, as well as a bus trip to Croatia. For detailed information, phone (619) 464-5345, or visit www.phyllistrips.com.
Since founding Rainbow Travel in 1978, Dorfman has traveled to more than 100 different countries and sailed on more than 100 cruise ships. Over the years, attendees on “Phyllis Trips” have included groups of girlfriends and relatives. Previous destinations have included Lyon in France, Shanghai, Milan, Prague, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Athens, Madrid, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Brussels, Singapore and Buenos Aires. Rainbow Travel & Cruise is located in the heart of the La Mesa Village at 8285 La Mesa Blvd.