Write Away in Italy

Creative Writing Course

Booking now for 2018 and 2019 

Under the guidance and experience of Karen Dawson
B.A. (Hons) Dip.Ed., MSC Creative Writing


This one week writing course will truly take you away as you pen your way through the villages and towns of Umbria.  Find inspiration in the beauty and history of Italy and let your creativity flourish.

Opportunity for one on one sessions as well

Suitable for beginners or experienced writers

Accommodations are in the ancient palace of the Marquises Pallavinci family’s summer residence in Piegaro (Umbria) where the Prince and Princess came to avoid the heat of the summer in Rome.   We will also visit other villages and towns for you to explore and enjoy living “La Dolce Vita”, while you “Write Your Way Through Umbria”


Week Includes:

  • Creative Writing Instruction Everyday
  • Private driver transfers to and from the airport with group booking
  • Bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Welcome Apertivo and Welcome Dinner
  • Mid week cooking lesson
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Day Trips and transportation to:  
    • Cortona, famous for “Under The Tuscan Sun” written by Frances Mayes,  
    • Deruta for hand painted ceramics
    • And we will also visit the famous Monte Vibiano Vineyard which is an Eco friendly vineyard and olive grove for a tour and wine tasting of their award winning wines.

You will emerge

  • Energized
  • Motivated
  • Knowing what your story is
  • Trusting your own voice
  • Eager to finish your project

All while you:

  • Eat luscious Italian food and drink fabulous local wines from our favorite vineyards
  • Make lasting friendships
  • Enjoy day trips to nearby villages and towns 
  • Walk centuries-old cobblestone streets
  • Engage your mind
  • Be more than a tourist: Be an honored guest!

Rates Per Person

*Airfare not included*

  • 1475 Euros Standard room  
  • 1535 Euros Superior Room 
  • 1600 Suite 

This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time in Italy, in a beautiful palace with everything arranged for you to truly enjoy writing

For further information contact

Nedra Bottieri
Village Vacations In Italy