Here’s a chance to win a trip to Italy that we think merits a callout. Abercrombie and Kent, the venerable luxury outfitter, is sponsoring a sweepstakes for an 8-day trip to Italy with an itinerary that covers Rome, Florence and Venice. The trip is part of A and K’s Connection Journeys, which include up-close-and-local activities in area eateries, museums and studios. With this one, the lucky winner and equally lucky guest will learn to make pizza at a piazziaolo in Rome; tour the Uffizi Gallery, led by an art specialist, in Florence; and visit the atelier where artisans creates carnival costumes in Venice.
This sweepstakes is noteworthy for several reasons. One, Abercrombie and Kent doesn’t sponsor them often. Two, the hotels are exceptional: the Rome Marriott Grand Hotel Flora, Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence and Hotel Danieli in Venice. As these things go, this sweeps is straightforward. You can enter one time through November 1. You can increase your chances of winning by sharing with friends. There is one fine-print consideration: The winner must take the trip next year on one of the following dates: March 15 – 25, 2013; June 7 – 17, 2013; July 5 – 15, 2013; July 19 – 29, 2013; August 30 – September 9, 2013; or October 11 – 21, 2013. This is a group tour, with a maximum of 28 per group.