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Knitting and La Bella Vita

La Bella Vita means 'The Good Life' in Italian and that's just what you'll be savouring when you take one of our wonderfully relaxing and inspiring week-long knitting holidays in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. You'll work on projects from top designers at the watermill and you'll also be knitting at a privately owned ex-monastery and in the grounds of a fabulous hill-top restaurant. You will be treated to an all-day excursion to the beautiful fishing villages of the Cinque Terre or the beautiful Italian city of Lucca and enjoy a morning's ramblings through the market at the nearby walled medieval town of Fivizzano.

You will have the perfect opportunity to make new friends in the company of like-minded people learning new knitting techniques and tips from our tutors... and enjoying unspoilt Italy and, of course, fantastic food and wine.

Your hosts at the watermill, Italy

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We would love you to join us.

Your hosts at the wtaermill in Tuscany

Lois and Bill Breckon


Here are just a few of the testimonials from our 2018 knitting holidays:

  • Thank you for such a wonderful week! It had everything: fun, knowledge, good food and drink. Like a week out of time.
  • Thank you both for making a brilliant week of knitting even better. As usual, the Watermill was amazing with wonderful food, great room and wall to wall sunshine.
  • Bill and Lois have the knack of making everyone feel special. Add a magical knitting tutor, and the result is an unforgettable experience. I can't wait to go back! Excellent food, relaxing atmosphere, lovely people. Perfection!
  • Absolutely loved my stay there for the knitting week. The food was so yummy, I had the best sleep, and the ambiance of the Watermill and its surrounds is pure bliss.

Bring your partner or friend!

Why not bring your friend or partner? They don’t have to participate in the course, but they will be able to enjoy the wonderful hospitality of the mill and, whenever they want, to come out with you to our beautiful locations. We also offer a range of Alternative activities for partners Activities for Non-participating Partners on all our creative courses, as well as a generous £GBP 250 discount if they share a room with you.