17th: Leave for Italy (from NYC area you will arrive the next day)

August 18th: Arrival / Transfer / Workshop #1

  • Morning: Arrive at Milan airport for pickup at 10:30 (transfer to Bedonia) stay at Villa Tre Angeli
  • Afternoon: Settle in to room, relax 3:00-6:00:  Workshop #1
  • Evening: 7:30 Dinner in town

August 19th: Portofino and Santa Margarita (Italian Riviera)

  • Morning: Portofino and Santa Margarita beach & boat tour
  • Beach & Cafe Writing Activity
  • Lunch: On own
  • Dinner: Santa Margarita 

August 20th: Local sampler of foods at Historic Restaurant

  • Morning/Afternoon: 10:00-1:00 La Pergola – Workshop #3 
  • Evening: Free evening to explore and write

August 21st: Free Local Day & Workshop #4

  • Morning: Workshop #4 
  • Afternoon/Evening:free day to explore area and write. E-bike rentals or hiking can be added. Pool, local swimming hole (naturally feed spring) or other in town activities. A day to write, relax and enjoy. 

August 22nd: Vineyard (wine tasting) and medieval village & castle

  • Morning / Afternoon: Travel to medieval village and to local vineyard wine making and tasting event at vineyard 
  • Evening: 5:00-8:00 Writing Workshop #5
  • 8:00 dinner

August 23rd: Parma Cheese Factory and Rufugio Mountain Lunch & Dancing

  • Morning: Parmesan Cheese Tour
  • Lunch: Rufugio Mountain top retreat / restaurant / local music and dancing
  • Dinner: Experience local life at the Trout festival in downtown Bedonia – dancing, shopping and eating!

August 24th: Milano — Last Supper & Duomo 

August 25th: Return Flight home (arrival same day to NYC area)