Pots and Pens, A Travel Adventure for Writers, Foodies & Bon Vivants 2017

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Pots and Pens, A Travel Adventure for Writers, Foodies & Bon Vivants 2017


Pots and Pens, A Travel Adventure for Writers, Foodies & Bon Vivants
September 17 - 27, 2017

Ready to travel to Northern Italy and take in ten days at the gorgeous Villa Sogara on the outskirts of Verona? Writing workshops, cooking classes, wine and beer tastings and beauty everywhere. Come join us! 

With plenty of both group activities and time to explore on your own, this adventure includes:

Accommodations for ten nights at Villa Sogara
Double room with shared bathrooms
Free wi-fi
Linens and towels
Daily cleaning of the rooms
Access to private pool        
Use of Conference Room space at the Villa
Exclusive use of the kitchen at the Villa
Access to washer & dryer
Breakfast at the Villa everyday
Welcome Dinner at the Villa on arrival day
Farewell Dinner
Daily lectures and seminars on writing with Kate Cone and Patrick Brancaccio
4 Cooking Classes (2 lunches and 2 dinners) 
Historical walking tour of Verona
Visit to an olive oil mill and olive oil tasting
Beer tasting at a local venue
Visit to a local wine producer and wine tasting and
Day trip to Venice:
Round trip by train
Ferry pass in Venice
Private chartered bus to take the group to the activities
Shuttle Service from the Villa in Marcellise to Verona downtown roundtrip  – 4 days 

Pots and Pens is for writers of all genres and abilities. This unique immersion in the food, drink and culture of the Veneto region of Italy provides luscious opportunities for travel writers, memoirists, essayists, fiction, narrative non-fiction writers and food bloggers to record your daily sensory delights in your genre of choice. We will use brief writing exercises like free-writing and journaling in morning sessions. The food, drink and day trips and tastings will enrich your writing with a sense of place. 

Cost for this inspiring adventure is 1865€ (approximately $2050 with the current exchange rate) plus airfare (round trip from your departure city to Verona) and meals not listed above. 

For more information or to reserve your spot please contact Kay Scettro, at studyabroad@inlinguaverona.it or Charlene Collins Freeman at charlene.freeman@me.com. A 500€ non-refundable fee by July 15th. The balance will be due by August 15th.  

Space is limited. Don’t wait to register! www.worldtoursstudio.com/tours/pots-and-pens-tour/

I have partnered with World Tour Studios, in Verona, Italy to create and offer international workshops and tours. Some focused on writing, others focused on sketching, art history, food, wine, wellness and the good life.

Join us and be inspired!

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