Registration is open for Page’s
Springtime Adventure in Tuscany
in partnership with Strada Toscana
at their beautiful Villa Poggio alle Trese
May 2-8, 2021
Spring is a time of rebirth, when the waters are flowing, and the plants are alive with the promise of summer. Spring is also a time when the underground waters of our creativity yearn to bubble forth after a long winter. An iconic landscape such as Tuscany, steeped in artistic and literary culture, is the perfect place to bring forth creative expression.
During this seven-day retreat, we’ll immerse ourselves in the literal and figurative flow of new life, soothing our bodies in the ancient thermal waters of Tuscany where the Italian renaissance was born.
Although this is not a writing workshop, our creative sessions at the Villa Poggio will center around narrative expression (inspired by a few of Italy's Renaissance writers), with time for quiet journaling, peaceful walks, soothing swims, and delicious meals.
Excursions into the Tuscan countryside will round out our springtime adventure. We'll explore the medieval streets of quaint villages, and the ancient streets of an old Etruscan city. We'll visit a rose-windowed cathedral perched on a volcanic bluff and visit an artisan skilled in the ancient craft of paper making.
Back at the Villa, we'll walk through olive groves and learn the fireside art of bruschetta-making. We'll savor Italian coffee and learn the sweet art of baking crostatas. This is just a sampling of our adventures!
We will have (all to ourselves) the beautiful Poggio alle Trese, a 17th century villa, nestled along the border of Tuscany and Umbria, near the town of Chiusi (Tuscany). The villa boasts a number of living rooms, sweeping terraces for dining or lounging, swimming pool, elegant breakfast room and grand dining hall. Sleeping rooms (most are double occupancy) are furnished with family antiques are offer either an ensuite bathroom or shared bathroom (max 2 guests per bathroom). Rooms are made available upon booking and based on availability. (12 guest maximum) View more photos of Villa Poggio alle Trese here.
WHEN: May 2-8, 2021 (not 2020), 7 days/six nights
WHERE: Villa Poggio alle Trese, Tuscany (near Chiusi, Italy).
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ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE: Arrive at the Villa late afternoon Sunday, May 2nd, depart after breakfast Saturday, May 8th
TRANSPORTATION: Group transportation to and from the Rome, Italy airport is provided. Travel to Rome is not included. Please coordinate your flight times with the pick-up/drop-off times of our private transport to the villa. Email Strada Toscana for assistance, or phone 949-GO-ITALY.
WHAT’S INCLUDED: The list is extensive! Please view complete details on Page’s Strada Toscana Retreat page.
COST: $3,799 USD for shared, per person double-occupancy with private, ensuite bath; $3,899 USD for single-occupancy with shared bath (2 people); $3,999 USD for single-occupancy room with private, ensuite bath. Availability limited.
PAYMENT DETAILS: Registration will be handled directly through Strada Toscana. A nonrefundable deposit of $400 is due with registration. Installment payment option for the balance due. Download Terms and Conditions.
Clicking on "Join the Adventure" will take you to the Strada Toscana’s registration page for Page’s retreat.
Please review everything carefully, and please consider trip insurance.