This 2018 Cattle Baron’s Ball live auction item is a religious experience. It’s a 1,000-year-old abbey situated on a 50-acre estate that include the Abbadia Celestina villa, a six-hole golf course, tennis court, vineyard and so very much more. The winner of this package will host eight guests for this ultimate getaway for six nights/seven days. But there’s even more. For details check out the details below.
Suggestion: Get your best buddies to put together the winning bid for a “pal-cation!”
Abbadia Celestina In Italy – La Dolce Vita**
Jump in la dolce vita! This six nights, seven-day lodging takes place in Umbria, Italy – one of the most picturesque regions in the country (within driving distance of Florence). You and up to nine guests will stay at a magnificent Italian villa, the – featured in Condé Nast as one of the top villa destinations in Europe.
Built from salvaged rock from the walls of the 1,000-year-old abbey, the Abbadia Celestina is the ultimate luxury getaway. The villa sleeps 10 people in 5 suite style rooms. Swim in the heated pool, explore the countryside wineries and roam the 50-acre grounds. The estate includes a private 6-hole golf course, an 11th century abbey with chapel, a gorgeous vineyard, 20 plus acres of truffle woods, Japanese gardens (containing the finest collection of award-winning koi carp in Europe) a bocce court with flood lights, croquet lawn, snooker room, a tennis court and a hot tub.
Enjoy a season of shoes courtesy of Neiman Marcus. Winner will select three pairs of shoes that can be worn on the trip.
Trip includes 440,000 miles provided by American Airlines and ground transportation to/from DFW Airport provided by Wynne Transportation.
Upon your return or to kick-off the trip, you and up to nine guests will have the opportunity to reserve an exclusive table at Circo Texas, featuring a chef created tasting menu with wine pairings.
* Donated by Graham Smith-Bernal, American Airlines, Neiman Marcus, Circo Texas and Wynne Transportation ** Abbadia Celestina stay excludes July and August. Transportation from Florence to Umbria is the responsibility of the winner. Guests arrive on Saturday and depart the following Saturday. Guests are responsible for all chefs, fees, food and wine consumed at the Abbey and excursions. Dates must be mutually agreed upon. Must be booked for a seven-day, consecutive stay within 18 months of auction. Shoes are valid at Neiman Marcus Dallas-Downtown only. Each pair not to exceed $800. Circo Texas expires December 31, 2019. Must make reservation and is not valid on Thanksgiving or Christmas. Additional blackout dates may apply. Wynne Transportation is based upon availability and must be booked in advance. Guests may only be picked up and dropped off at one location for airport transfers. *** Photo provided by 2018 Cattle Baron’s Ball