Our Italy Trip has been postponed. We are leaving the crowded shopping areas and typical tourist destinations behind and are re-creating a much more original trip, including several days spent with fiber artists and artisans. Don’t worry! We’ll still visit DHG gallery and offer exciting classes! We are estimating a March/April 2018 trip. Check back for updates!
Visit the Fiber Art Now Tuscany page to learn more and sign up for March 26-April 3, 2017! We have customized a unique experience for fiber and textile artists. Our trip will include healthy doses of making, relaxing, spending time with old and new friends, and enjoying Italian food & wine, all of which are sure to cure… well… anything!
- Round trip airfare from the United States
- First-class hotel accommodations.
- Daily breakfast & some dinners.
- Professional tour guides & Craftours tour escort.
- Private deluxe motor coach and driver.
- Sightseeing and shopping in San Gimignano, Vinci & Florence.
- A train ride through the Cinque Terre
- Special visit to the Slitti Chocolate Facility
- Participate in felting workshops and attend a fibers exhibition opening, in the historic textile town of Prato.
- Optional Tour to visit Pisa
- Optional Tuscan cooking lesson & lunch
Explore the gorgeous textile town of Prato, Italy. Tour the Museum of Textile History, attend felt making workshops with world-renowned teachers and felt artists, Fiona Duthie and Katia Mokeyeva. Round out your time in Prato by attending the opening of a fibers exhibition!
Montecatini Terme is an Italian district of 21,095 inhabitants within the province of Pistoia in Tuscany, Italy. The most important center in Valdinievole. The town is located at the eastern end of Piana di Lucca and has a strong vocation for tourism, as well as industrial and commercial industries based around the spa, which in turn has increased the interest for hotel accommodation in the region.
The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. “The Five Lands” comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses,which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls form “an unforgettable skyline.” Within the walls, the well-preserved buildings include notable examples of both Romanesque and Gothic architecture, with outstanding examples of secular buildings as well as churches. The Palazzo Comunale, the Collegiate Church and Church of Sant’ Agostino contain frescos, including cycles dating from the 14th and 15th centuries.The “Historic Centre of San Gimignano,” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The town also is known for the white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape which is grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area.
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with approximately 370,000 inhabitants, expanding to over 1.5 million in the metropolitan area.
Florence is famous for its history: a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time,it is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called “the Athens of the Middle Ages”. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865-71 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy.
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