Italian Writing Retreat Holiday

What else you might do on your writing holiday

If you’ve opted for a free day, then you might like to take a lazy ride across to the ‘mainland’. Castiglione del Lago, with its small shops and restaurants, is only half an hour or so on the ferry. Or just enjoy the peace of the island and make a return visit to the Lace Museum, the Church of St Michael the Archangel with its lovely frescoes, or the Captain's House. Our local guide will be leading us on exclusive visits to these, which are all included in the price, but you're welcome to return to any of them for free during the week. If you're looking to extend your stay in the region and make your week on Isola Maggiore part of a longer holiday, then Assisi is just one of the nearby hill towns well worth a visit.
 After the most recent retreat, three of the writers decided to return home via a two or three nights in Rome, Florence and Lucca ... that's the beauty of making up your own itinerary ... remember to bring your travel journal!

How much the retreat costs
The cost for the week, excluding travel, is £850, and the number of places is kept low, to make sure everyone gets the best from it. Once we let you know there is a place still available, a £250 deposit reserves it for you, with the balance payable by 30 June 2017. Please read the Terms & Conditions for full details.

Can't make it this time?  Owing to demand, there are further retreats planned for 2018. Join the mailing list to be kept up to date.

What's included

Accommodation:  Seven nights in a double en suite room (single occupancy) , at albergo Da Sauro, including breakfast and evening meal.*

All writing activities:  Daily workshops from 10.00-1.00, and two half hour 1:1 consultations with Glynis.  Pens, paper, refreshments etc. are all provided for you. (Please note: there are no facilities for printing.)

Extra options:  Leisurely guided visits to local attractions on the island, including the Church of St Michael the Archangel, the Lace Museum, and the Captain's House. 

*a complimentary calice of local wine is included with dinner each evening, as are all workshop refreshments; however, please note that lunch, snacks, additional wine/spirits, and coffees must be paid for separately at the end of week.

How to reach the island

When it comes to looking at your travel options, you’ll find lots of room for flexibility.  Go direct, by flying to Rome, Pisa or Perugia, then take the train. Or make up your own mini adventure - Eurostar, Switzerland, maybe Milan?   Whichever way you choose to travel to Isola Maggiore, your journey will end with a short ferry ride across Lake Trasimeno, the fourth largest lake in Italy.


Any questions?  Feel free to just drop me a line.

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