Contemplating a trip to Northern Italy in 2016 or 2017?  We can help!
Dreaming of Italy?
We have been thoroughly enjoying ourselves as we plan itineraries for 2016 and 2017. There is so much to see and do in this beautiful corner of the world and we want to share it all! 

There are trips for food and wine lovers, painters, ladies groups, walkers, golfers and those needing a more "relaxed" pace with less walking. 

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Gretchen and Judith
Picnic at Piani d'Erna
Beautiful Northern Italy
September 17-24, 2016
(8 spaces available) 

This more-active itinerary for eight to twelve includes a daily walk whether it's along Lake Como or in the pre-Alps above Lake Lecco, or among the grapevines in the nearby beautiful Val Curone. Several Michelin-starred restaurants will be sampled at lunch and there will also be excellent food and wine enjoyed each evening at the villa.

2017 dates: May 7-14
South terrace of Poggio Verde
Be Charmed
October 1-8, 2016 (full)

From the time they are picked up at the airport to the time they are dropped off a week later, the days are filled with new sights and tastes, a few new purchases, and many happy memories.

2017 dates: April 30-May 7 and October 2-9.

See the blog for beautiful photos and descriptions of the 2015 Be Charmed trip.
Lago Maggiore
Delightful Northern Italy
October 9-15, 2016
(6 spaces remain)

This itinerary is perfect for those who desire a more-relaxed pace and activity level and will include a train ride into the stunning Alps of Switzerland as well as visits to Lake Como and Lake Maggiore and the beautiful Franciacorta wine area. Lunches will be out and we will return each day in time to relax before a lovely dinners of local specialties and well-chosen wine at the villa.
Piemonte near Barolo
Food and Wine of Northern Italy
October 16-23 or October 24-31, 2016
(4 spaces remain for each week) 

These trips for groups of eight highlight the superb food and wine as well as the stunning sites of Northern Italy. Lunches will be at Michelin-starred restaurants on our day trips and Guest Chef Katharine Elder of Elderslie Farm and Guest Sommelier Jamie Stratton will work together to create memorable dinners at the villa.

2017 dates: October 8-15 and October 16-23.
Franciacorta Wine Region
Golf and Gourmet
May 27-June 4, 2017

This trip will include four days of golf at beautiful courses in the vicinity (and alternate activities for the non-golfers) and three days of visiting the beautiful sites in the area. Michelin-starred restaurants will be featured at lunch and dinners will be "at home" at the villa, accompanied by well-chosen Italian wines.
The "Roccolo" at Poggio Verde
Painters' Retreat with Jim Richards
September 10-20, 2017
(6 spaces remain) 

We are delighted to announce that our first Poggio Verde Painters Retreat (2017) will be led by the award-winning American teacher and painter  Jim Richards .

This exclusive workshop for 12 participants will include 6 painting days and 3 touring days, plus 1 free paint day to practice what has been learned.

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