For repeat visitor to Italy yearning to connect with the “casalinga” home style Italy and embrace a simpler way of life ,
here are my recommendations for entering into the true Italian lifestyle where food, friends and family
take precedence over exhausting scheduled tours.
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Kelly organizes sketching and journaling tours in and around Rome as well as week-long painting workshops in Umbria. For her on line gallery click here.
- Theresa Cutler Broyles is a professor who organizes writing workshops in Italy. Check out her website for dates and more information.
- For the past several years Theresa has accompanied groups of aspiring and already published writers and students to visit and enjoy the Etruria region, its food, people and beautiful countryside.
- The personalized inclusive escorted walking and culinary adventures offered by California native Dave Morton for small groups during the cooler seasons: April and October.
- Walking with Dave means reaping the benefits of his insider knowledge and local connections, seamless organization and no tourist throngs.
- What better way to see the Roman and Etruscan countryside than with beautiful walks, stays at country inns and traditional cooking with cookbook author Fulvio in Vetralla or long, lazy lunches on a sunny terrace or in front of a warm fireplace.
- Pamela Haack organizes week long retreats, in that magical corner of Italy where Tuscany meets Lazio and Umbria. The retreats are perfect for groups of like-minded travelers, friends or family who want to unplug, relax and experience the culture, traditions and cuisine of central Italy. Pamela offers several personalized experiences such as visits to historic homes, operetta, cooking for families and working with local artisans.