Textile Trips

Live like an Italian for 10 days/9 nights.
This trip is in conjunction with the international textile event, Verona Tessile.

The trip starts in Verona so you can arrive from anywhere! Knowledge of english is essential.

The itinerary includes 3 textile art/ quilting classes from well known Italian artists or quilters, a cooking class, a wine tasting in the Valpolicella, a walking tour of Verona, dinners and lunches at special restaurants and catered meals at other times, day trip to Venice, sharing time with Italian quilters and of course, all the international textile/quilt exhibits held in different historical buildings around the city during the festival, Verona Tessile. The accommodations are apartments in Verona's historical centre and were newly renovated/restored in 2011 .

You can see photos of past trips from March 2011 and April 2013 by clicking here and  here and here and here. Also check the 2015 trip photos on my blog starting from May 2015,
from the title: Verona Tessile Prep to the title: The End.

Because I speak italian and have been travelling, living and working with italian artists and quilters for the past 11 years, I am able to integrate my group in the culture and local life of Verona...you'll be living like a local. I hope you will be able to join me for an authentic italian experience! (references available).

(itinerary subject to change)

Maximum number of travellers for the group is 10-12 people.

"There is no world without Verona walls, but purgatory, torture, hell itself"
(Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, Act III-Scene III)

You can email me with any questions about any of my Italy trips


Umbria Textile Trip

The last trip to UMBRIA (end of summer 2016) was a great success!! We worked on a journal and sketched every day. The itinerary included a fabric painting/dying class with local artists, a history presentation of Umbria, a visit to an italian artist's studio, visits to 5 small towns in Umbria, admission to the national conference on needle work with a fashion show and visit to the textile museum in Valtopina, a cooking class, a wine tasting in the Umbrian wine region and more. Our meals are at people's homes, at trattorias or catered at our house. We stayed at a newly renovated country house which is minutes walk to the main piazza in town. We swam in our private swimming pool in amongst olive trees. The gorgeous terrace had a lovely view of the Umbrian valley and the town! These trips are usually done the last week of August.

Click here  and here see everything we did on our trip!

I am working on a second visit to Umbria!

(itinerary subject to change)

Travelling with me means an authentic Italian experience! Be a local!

References available.

You can email me with any questions about any of my Italy trips. Watch for a meeting in Toronto, Ontario in mid-Fall for more info and to meet me.