Italy Vacation: An Italian Adventure Is the Trip of a Lifetime! by Charlene Torkelson
Italy has always fascinated me. Maybe my art degree created a desire to see the masters, or my love of pizza and wine drew me to the culinary side of the country. No matter the reason, when the event planners in my office told me about their annual trip to Italy, I decided this was the vacation I needed. Not once, but twice.
Our group of 12 arrived at the airport in Rome and traveled to Umbria, a trip to the north for a week-long stay in a hilltop retreat. Each day started with a yoga session followed by activities which included tours to a buffalo farm, a chocolate factory, winery, museums, bee keeper, local festivals and shopping. In addition, we had cooking classes, massages and more yoga. Every evening we had a four-course dinner, stimulating conversations and wine. Lots and lots of wine.
This was the most relaxing, enjoyable trip(s) imaginable. There were no worries about schedules or travel. No need to decide where to go or what to eat. Plans were made for us according to our wish lists. Italy is beautiful, and the people are wonderful. The scenery is fantastic. The food and wine are the best! I highly recommend this adventure.