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The Prize

Jewelry Boutique, Romantic Dinner, Welcome Bottle of Champagne, 3 or 4-Night Stay in Cortona for 2!

This Experience Includes:

  • Your choice of a 3-night weekend or 4-night weekday stay in Tuscany (Cortona, Italy)
  • Welcome bottle of Champagne 
  • Visit an artisanal jewelry boutique
  • Romantic dinner for 2
  • Chocolate and wine tasting
  • Winspire booking & concierge service

Cortona is among the most beautiful and romantic places in Tuscany. The amazing never-ending views are enough in itself to create romantic moments. Add classic architecture, genuine hospitality, and farm-fresh foods and Cortona will capture your heart.

Jewelry Boutique
Visit the very unique Del Brenna Jewelry, an artisanal boutique located in one of the oldest and most distinguished buildings in town. Enjoy the beautiful showroom while sipping a glass of Prosecco. Choose a piece of jewelry to wear that evening with the option of purchasing it or returning it the next day.

Romantic Dinner  
Enjoy a 3-course meal at a romantic table in the intimate setting of Ristorante la Loggetta. Housed in the cellars of a building from the 1200's, the classic Tuscan-style restaurant will amaze you with their wonderful ceilings adorned with wooden beams, terra cotta floors, brick arches and fine frescoes on the walls. Alcohol not included. End your evening at Sottovoce Wine Bar for a sensual pairing between chocolate and wine in one of the most charming spots in town and discover just how spectacular this combination is.

Luxury Apartment  
Enjoy a 3-night weekend (Friday - Sunday) or a 4-night weekend stay (Monday - Thursday) in a charming apartment for 2 in the center of the stunning hilltop town of Cortona. Toast your arrival with a welcome bottle of champagne.

NOTE: Cortona is approximately a 1.5-hour drive from Florence and a 2.5-hour drive from Rome. Nearby cities: Perugia 45 km; Siena 70 km; Florence 100 km; Rome 205 km; Pisa 200 km.

The Cause

Marklund is a home, a school, a nonprofit organization, and a philosophy of care that serves infants, children and adults with severe and profound developmental disabilities through residential and educational services.

Our vision is a happy, safe, purpose-filled life for every individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our principles that guide us are having a Client-Centered Focus, striving to be an Employer of Choice, conducting business in a way that is Transparent and with Integrity, staying Committed to Excellence in all we do, having Responsible Stewardship of our resources, encouraging Supported Independence for our clients and students, developing relationships and Partnerships in the Community.

We are supported in part by the State of Illinois Department of Public Health, and by donations and grants. With campuses located in Bloomingdale, Elgin and Geneva, Illinois, Marklund has 384 full-time and 72 part-time employees, supported by hundreds of volunteers.

Every nonprofit has a MISSION. We have a PROMISE.




Additional Details

  • Travel must be completed within two years from the date of purchase. Reservations are subject to availability, and must be booked a minimum of 60 days prior to travel. Ground transportation is the responsibility of the winner unless otherwise stated. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. Purchases through charity fundraisers are non-refundable and packages cannot be resold.
  • Winspire will handle all aspects of your travel with their team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. All travel related details and reservations are handled for every part of your experience. Operating as a full-service travel agency, Winspire can assist with hotel nights, airfare, and additional guests. This service also provides you with an established network of onsite contacts who can help you book additional experiences, activities and tours.
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