Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Villa Vita In Italy

Welcome Friends to Villa Vita's Blog - It is here we will post our adventures as they happen - stories - photos - new found friends - new places discovered - and general daily life in Italy as seen through the eyes of tourists and residents alike. Our first trip of the season commences on May 26th where we journey to the charming village of Pienza in southern Tuscany to finalize plans for one of our August tours while staying with our friends at Albergo Rutiliano. We'll be visiting Sant'Antimo Abbey to be witness of the most magical Gregorian chanting and prayers of the local brothers. We'll also stop for a tour of Castello Banfi's magnificent estate in Montalcino where the notable Banfi wines are produced. Then we are off to Chianti for a week of fun and relaxation at the fabulous Il Borgo Villa di Bossi Pucci from where we will explore neighboring towns and cities such as Florence, Radda in Chianti, and Siena and enjoy the peaceful days and evenings by the pool or in the piazza. Towards the end of this journey, we'll be off to visit Giuseppe Mazzocchi and his lovely cooking school just outside of Lucca with a possible stop to the Grotta Giusti Spa near Montecatini Terme for a sample of sustained health and wellness Italian style. There will be much to share, much to learn and much to simply enjoy - Won't you come along?

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Connie said...

Gina, I am so glad that you will blog your way through Italy! I can't wait to read your posts as you travel. I will be an "armchair traveler" until I can plan my next trip, so your blogs will keep me in the mood of la dolce vita. ciao e ci vediamo presto!

Villa Vita in Italy said...

Grazie tantissimo la mia Siena Amica!

Anonymous said...

Buon Giorno Gina,
As a travel-a-holic, I found your blog about Italy to be most interesting. They say that there are two groups of people: those who are Italian and those who wish they were. Your blog will enable the latter group to experience Italy and hopefully travel there soon. Tanti Auguri
Ci vediamo,