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Knitting holiday Itinerary

Here's a draft itinerary for this fabulous La Bella Vita knitting week: It will alter a bit, perhaps, because of the weather or the needs of the group.

  • First Saturday: – Pick up at Pisa airport; Arrival and welcome; settling in, garden walks etc.; aperitivi on the watermill vine verandah; dinner at restaurant in nearby walled Medieval town.

  • Sunday: – Breakfast at the mill; Morning workshop; lunch at the watermill; afternoon workshop; aperitivi on the watermill vine verandah; dinner at the watermill.

  • Monday: – Breakfast at the mill; Morning workshop; lunch at the watermill; afternoon workshop with Marie; aperitivi on the watermill vine verandah; dinner at the watermill.

  • Tuesday: – Breakfast at the mill; transport to the walled Medieval town of Fivizzano for market day. Lunch (Italian Panini, homemade ice-cream in town; return to mill for afternoon workshop; aperitivi on the watermill vine verandah; dinner at the watermill.

  • Wednesday: – Early breakfast at the mill; all-day excursion to the stunning fishing villages of the Cinque Terre, a National Park and World Heritage site; aperitivi on the watermill vine verandah; dinner at the watermill.

  • Thursday: – Breakfast at the mill; transport to the Convento dei Carmine, a privately-owned ex-monastery with lovely buildings, gardens and views; all-day workshop; gourmet picnic lunch at the convent; return to mill for aperitivi on the watermill vine verandah; dinner at the watermill.

  • Friday: – Breakfast at the mill; transport to hill-top village of Monte dei Bianchi; morning workshop in the grounds of Il Vecchio Tino restaurant with mountain views; gourmet lunch at restaurant; return to mill for afternoon at leisure; pre-dinner prosecco on the mill vine verandah; dinner at the watermill.

  • Last Saturday: – Breakfast at the mill; transport to Pisa airport.