2023 Auction Lots

Lot 15 ~ Dolce Vita. Dolce Italia. Dolce & Gabbana!

  • Unforgettable seven-day journey through the heart of Italy culminating at Fashion Week in Milan with Dolce & Gabbana
  • 2 nights’ accommodations in Milan at the Excelsior Hotel Gallia
  • Invitation to Dolce & Gabbana’s Ready-to-Wear runway show during Milan Fashion Week
  • Exclusive access to the Dolce & Gabbana atelier and fashion week events
  • Dine at DG Martini
  • 2 nights in Turin hosted by the celebrated art collector and philanthropist, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
  • Private tour of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo contemporary art collection and of the Parco d'Arte in Guarene
  • 2 nights’ accommodations at Hotel Brunelleschi in the heart of Florence
  • Custom itinerary in Florence including gourmet lunches and dinners, insider access to museums and galleries, and a behind-the-scenes experience at a global jewelry house


Travel through time on this magical experience of art, couture, culture, and la dolce vita in Italy — from luxury lodgings in a sixth-century Florentine tower, to contemporary art in Turin, to a glimpse of the future at Milan Fashion Week.

Your journey begins in Turin, where Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, one of the world’s most celebrated art collectors, is your host. She’ll be your personal guide at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, which encompasses her astonishing array of contemporary paintings, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. You’ll visit the breathtaking outdoor installations in the Guarene art park and enjoy the world-famous wines and cuisine of the Piedmont region, where the Slow Food movement was born.

When you arrive in Florence you’ll check into the intimate Hotel Brunelleschi, built inside an ancient tower in the heart of the city and surrounded by centuries of magnificent art, architecture, and history. Your custom itinerary includes gourmet lunches and dinners, insider access to museums and galleries, and a behind-the-scenes experience at a global jewelry house.

For the grand finale, dive into Milan’s Fashion Week, where you’ll enjoy a plaza view at the majestic Excelsior Hotel Gallia and receive VIP access to Dolce & Gabbana’s ready-to-wear show, the D&G atelier, and exclusive insider-only events. The most fashionable crowd meets at DG Martini, and you’ll stop in for a Sicilian-style lunch that is bespoke to the last detail.

Buon viaggio!

Donors: Dolce & Gabbana, Anonymous, Brunelleschi Hotel, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Designed for one couple

Trip Dates: September 18 - 24, 2023


“Festival Napa Valley enhances the future of the arts by inspiring and educating all generations.”

— Magda Sarkissian, Co-Chair, Contempo Young Professionals League