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  • Announcing tours for 2016 & 2017

    January 5, 2016

    Our tours fill up quickly because we limit the size and number of trips annually.  Why do we do this, you ask?  We like to keep things simple, leisurely and relaxed.  If we have too much planning to do in one year we lose the joy of traveling to this lovely country.  Our focus is on enjoying what we encounter each day and that doesn’t happen if we try to do too many things.  So, by taking our time planning a few exclusive tours each year we can offer a more relaxed environment for our guests.

    May 7-14 with Dr. Diana Hoppe who specializes in Women’s Health! Sorry, SOLD OUT!

    Soul Collage with Jeanette Reynolds: Sorry, SOLD OUT!

    Wine, Food & Art in the Italian Countryside! – October 15-22, 2016

    Food & Wine Galore, Olive Harvest tour! October 28-November 5, 2016

    Announcing 2017 Tours:

    Spring forward with Yoga in Italy led by Tia Lanzetta! May 6-13, 2017

    Soul Collage with Jeanette Reynolds! May 13-20, 2017

    Food & Wine with focus on artisan producers! October 14-21, 2017

    Think about a small group of friends or family members you would enjoy traveling to Italy with and we can design a tour just for your group.  Email: aparnaca@gmail.com; telephone: 760.470.8852

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  • Fall 2009 Newsletter

    September 12, 2009

    It’s been more than twelve years since I first started vacationing in Italy. What was once an adventure in travel for me has become so much more. The little village of Bagnoregio, outside Orvieto in the tri-corner of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, has become a second home for me. I now make time to go ... Read more
  • Spring 2008 Newsletter

    March 16, 2008

    Italy in April!!! April is such a lovely time in Italy. It is a bit unpredictable weatherwise but as long as one brings clothing that can be layered or an umbrella then it is not a problem. Springtime may manifest itself with showers or just budding beauty. But the verdant freshness is evident everywhere one ... Read more
  • Fall 2007 Newsletter

    October 8, 2007

    One of the best reasons to travel to Italy repeatedly is that there are always new places to visit. It’s doubtful anyone could see every nook and cranny of this unbearably beautiful country. Two or three times a year I get the privilege of visiting there as well as sharing with a small group of ... Read more
  • May 2006 Newsletter

    May 20, 2006

    This year I spent most of May in my favorite spot in Italy, the northern Lazio area that just touches Tuscany and Umbria. I can visit all three regions in a matter of minutes during my stay, which makes for a bit of diversity and assures that I won’t tire of the area.   Spring was much ... Read more
  • March 2005 Newsletter

    March 14, 2005

    March in Italy is always a surprise. It can’t always decide if it’s still winter or should be blooming into spring. This March trip for me was a lovely surprise of early spring, bringing warm weather, sunshine, flowers and trees in bloom. Didn’t wear my winter coat once! The local folks in Bagnoregio, where I stayed, ... Read more
  • April 2004 Newsletter

    April 21, 2004

    Just returned from the northern Lazio countryside, which borders the regions of Tuscany and Umbria. It is a lush green agricultural area that soothes the soul, being so richly colored. Everywhere one turns there are rolling green hills, deep brown earth, or dirt hillsides dotted with caves, sheep, wild boar, and sometimes small herds of ... Read more