August 7-15 Itinerary

August 7th: Leave for Italy (from NYC area you will arrive the next day)

August 8th: Arrival / Transfer / Workshop #1

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

August 9th: Parmesan Cheese Tour & Mountain Top Lunch with local Dancing & Music

  • Parmesan Tour, Lunch at Refugio (mountain top retreat with music). Full day of living like a local.

August 10th: Planetarium, Antiquities Library, Seminary

  • Morning: Tour Seminary, chapel, antiquities library and planetarium 
  • Afternoon: Lunch served in the gardens – Workshop #2
  • Evening: Free evening to explore Bedonia and write

August 11th: Carrara Mountain Tour & Italian Riviera Writing

  • Morning: Tour Carrara Mountain (same marble as Michelangelo’s David). Workshop #3
  • Afternoon: Lunch at Mountain Side Retreat – Collonata tasting 
  • Early Afternoon /Evening: Italian Riviera beach relaxing, swim, walk or shop

August 12th: Explore Bedonia – Free Morning To Explore town. Afternoon workshop. Evening in town. Festival night for Feast of the Assumption

  • Morning: Free day to explore area. E-bike rentals or hiking can be added. 
  • Afternoon: Workshop #4
  • Evening: Experience the Feast of the Assumption in downtown Bedonia. Dancing, shopping and eating!

August 13th: Luca, Italy Medieval City Tour famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls.

  • Morning/Afternoon: Tour medieval city of Lucca (lunch on own)
  • Evening:  Dinner and informal discussion of writing

August 14th: Compiano Castle – medieval walled town in Parmesan Apennines 

  • Morning: Tour of medieval village (600 A.D.)
  • Afternoon: Lunch at Castle – Workshop #5 
  • Evening: farewell dinner

August 15th Flight home

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