Sept 2016 Travel Opportunity for Textile Lovers

This just came to the attention of members of the Frances Irwin handweavers, and they asked us to share this with like-minded individuals. NYGH is not a sponsor of this event.

Highlights of this adventure

September 8th – 19th, 2016

  • Ten nights at Villa Gioianna, an extremely fabulous Villa in the Italian Countryside, including all breakfasts and all dinners; four at the Villa (wine included), four at charming local restaurants, and one as invited guests of the Panicale Textile Fair organizers and participants.
  • Tour and visit five inspiring weaving/textile workshops, including a private tour of the stupendous Antique Silk Weaving Workshop in Florence, with option for taking a private weaving or embroidery course at the Perugia weaving studio.
  • Visits and special events in Cortona, Deruta, Assisi, Florence and several “undiscovered gems” -- small villages and towns that retain their traditional character.
  • Meet fellow textile enthusiasts from around the world (and share your own handiwork if you wish) at the Panicale Lace and Textile Fair.
  • A pizza lesson with a wood-fired oven, and a cooking lesson and demonstration at Villa Gioianna.
  • Two wine tastings at family-run wineries, and the Festa dell’Uva, the annual harvest celebration in Panicale, with a parade, more winetasting, tasting of local foods, and folk dancing.
  • A free day to relax by the pool or to visit a town of your choice.
  • All transportation for the week in private vans/car.
  • Concierge services to help you coordinate your transportation to and from the Villa and for your Free Day.

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