Italian charm, delicious food, unforgettable moments!
We will be enjoying and photographing all kinds of fun experiences, including:
Photographing the local Cinquecento Club: the owners and their tiny cars, in a lovely hill town;
Going out with fishermen at dawn to shoot their ancient way of net fishing on lovely Lake Bolsena;
Staying at the lovely La Locanda, a converted farmhouse inn;
Learning to make pizza and pasta at La Locanda;
Practicing all-levels yoga in La Locanda’s beautiful yoga room (as available) with views of the countryside;
Joining in a vibrant festival of ancient rituals in the lakeside town of Marta spending an afternoon with shepherds at their mountain farm and helping an Italian mama prepare lamb and local vegetables and salads the traditional way;
Tasting some of Orvieto's best wines at a gorgeous palazzo with stunning views.
We will be staying at La Locanda della Quercia Calante, a beautifully restored farmhouse and cottages twenty minutes from Orvieto, in Umbria. Rooms are simple and tastefully decorated with wood-beamed ceilings, terra cotta floors, and charming individual porches. There is a cosy living room in the main house, dining room with fireplace, al fresco dining under an arbor of trailing vines if weather permits, a mineral spring swimming pool, beautifully manicured grounds, peaceful garden spots to meditate, a large beautiful yoga room with views of the countryside and a classroom which is a lovely sunroom. The food is delicious, with vegetarian options, and largely from their organic farm. All wines are carefully selected and local. We will enjoy the famous Orvieto wine!