Toast to the Coast LIVE AUCTION Spoiler Alert

February 5, 2014



A fabulous one-week stay at “Casa Bacanella”, a charming Tuscan villa in Cortona, Italy, where a maximum of six guests may share the auction prize.  Optional extras the high bidder may enjoy during their stay include:

  1. Maria’s cook service with meals served in the dining room of Casa Bacanella
  2. Ilde’s maid service for personal laundry  and ironing
  3. Cooking lessons with Maria in the Casa Bacanella kitchen
  4. Wine tasting & private tour of Mate Vineyard, a boutique winery in the area
  5. Olive oil and bruschetta tasting at “Podere Maraviglia”, the owner’s farm in nearby Monte San Savino
  6. Visit to Marcella’s Designer Cashmere factory for custom-made sweaters, jackets, neck rings, scarves and more for both ladies and gentlemen—all delivered within 3 days of measuring
  7. An art history, architecture & archeology tour of Arrezzo with Joyce Dittemore, owner of Casa Bacanella.

The prize value of this package is Euros 4,500/week = approximately U.S. $6,200/week.   Minimum starting bid:  $4,000.  An additional 2nd week stay will be offered to the high bidder at a 50% discount.  This would make a wonderful family vacation or a fun couple’s get-away with friends!

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Founded in 1971, Lemon Bay Conservancy is a not-for-profit land trust based in Englewood, Florida. Our long-range vision is: "To forever protect and preserve the natural features of Lemon Bay, Charlotte Harbor, their surrounding waters and uplands, and vital fish and wildlife habitat, through property preservation, environmental education and advocacy for sustainable land and water conservation policies and practices." To support that long-range vision, we focus our mission in three areas: Saving Land; Environmental education; and Advocacy for sustainable environmental policies.

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