Have you always wanted to go to Italy?
For years, so many years, I dreamed of Italy. I read all the books, watched the movies and then I made a decision to just go. I convinced a friend to go with me and we had such fun planning the adventure and and then to experience the magic of Italy. It was incredible – the food, the places, the people! We still talk about that journey even though she has never returned with me. It taught me a lesson I’m sharing with you: There is no time like now to say yes to yourself!
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Imagine sitting on your balcony with the boats bobbing in the harbor and the lights of the town reflecting in the waters. Tomorrow is another day in paradise! It doesn't get any better than this!
Don’t wait for the right time because
it will never be the “right” time.
How about Now?
There’s nothing like a retreat to change your perspective and add more joy to your life.
You’ll bring a piece of Italy home with you! It adds color, vibrancy, joy and happiness to your home, your table and everything you do.
This retreat is designed to transcend the "tourist" barrier. You will meet the Italians, learn their lifestyle and cook with my Italian family, Salvatore and Marilu.
You will be immersed in the Mediterranean way of life to find your passions! The table is the center of Italian life – you will sit at the dining table for hours exploring your intentions for the life of your dreams! .
Coffee is the national beverage of Italy. We’ll visit an Italian home and enjoy the ritual in a cozy, intimate setting to learn the secrets of Italian Coffee and why the ritual is so important to create strong bonds between friends. (Never fear there will be plenty of wine!)
We’ll learn the history and traditions of the local Italian Wine. Images of you at the tasting table overlooking the amazing scenery will stay with you forever.
The Amalfi Coast will be your new happy place. Even during the dreariest of days you’ll be able to close your eyes and feel the warmth of the Southern Italian sun.
This event is limited to a very small number of participants, so you will experience so much in a family setting. The itinerary is designed to showcase the highlights of the Amalfi Coast, the gem of southern Italy. All you need to do is show up and enjoy!
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We will make our home in Ravello for two nights. What an amazing drive to climb to the top of the hill where the Città della Musica awaits you. We’ll dine at one of my all time favorite restaurants Cumpa' Cosimo. A stroll on the piazza will show you why it was the playground for the rich and famous - a destination for artists, musicians, and writers, such as Richard Wagner, Virginia Woolf, Greta Garbo, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Graham Greene, and many more. You will have plenty of time to walk through the gardens, enjoy the stunning vistas, tour the Villa Rufolo, take in a concert overlooking the sea, or sip a cocktail at the famous Villa Cimbrone. You will see why Ravello was Jackie O’s favorite places and it will become one of yours as well.
My Italian family took me in and now I visit with them every chance I get. I can’t wait to introduce them to you my Italian family! We will wind our way up into the hills above Positano to meet Salvatore and Zia Marilu of IL Ritrovo, another of my all time favorite restaurants. I have been cooking with them for years and I can’t think of a better way to introduce you to the Cucina della Costiera Amalfitana (the Cuisine of the Amalfi Coast) You will make pasta with cherry tomato sauce, mozzarella in lemon leaves, pesce all'acqua pazza, then enjoy your creations in their open air dining room overlooking the sea.
Master the art of Pizza! You will learn to make authentic Neapolitan pizza – the soft dough made with 00 flour, the sauce from San Marzano Tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella cheese that was made that day and basil fresh from the garden. There is a process to making each element and you will learn each step with much laughter along the way. Then you will sample your creation after the class is finished.
Visit the towns that make up the Amalfi coast: Positano, Amalfi and Sorrento. Can you imagine yourself sitting here under one of these umbrellas enjoying the beach and this amazing view? Stroll along the beach, stop in for a café, or better yet - a glass of wine, shop in the boutiques featuring the famous lemons of the Amalfi coast, the ceramics and so much more. There is a different rhythm to life here and you will fall in love with it just as I have.
…and so much more!
Reserve Your Spot Now! A $500 deposit will guarantee your Adventure in October.
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Even if you come alone in the small intimate tour we’ll all be family after the first day.
When I first felt the urge to travel, it was hard to find someone to travel with. First I found a friend, then a boyfriend, now I have Steve and a wonderful group of friends that I’ve found through my adventures. My vision for this trip is to have a small intimate group – no more that 8 +/-. That’s where we can all sit at the table, share our adventure and become a family who experiences the magic of the Amalfi Coast.
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