Join Laura to experience la bella vita in Italy! We will explore the beauty, mysteries, and cuisine of Venice and Torcello, staying in the fabulous Locanda Cipriani, the 1930s villa where Ernest Hemingway wrote “Across the River and Through the Trees.” Daily, intimate workshops, lagoon excursions, and culinary adventures…Andiamo!
To truly know Venice is to explore its lagoon, travel its waterways, and discover its centuries-old cuisine, fished from its waters and grown in its gardens. Join Laura Fraser and a small group of writing students for a week-long adventure exploring, and capturing on paper, the hidden corners of one of humanity’s greatest treasures.
Step off a boat and step back in time.
Our tour begins at the Locanda Cipriani on the island of Torcello. Opened since 1935, the Locanda became a literary legend after Ernest Hemingway wrote ‘Across the River and Through the Trees’ during his stay. His impressions and memories of Torcello are forever imprinted on the pages of his novel and as a result, the Locanda became a destination of choice for the exclusive world of European royalty and celebrities, world-renown artists and writers. Enjoy the Locanda’s extensive gardens, their elegant simplicity and tranquil environment–the perfect place for creativity and thought.
For more on Locanda Cipriani click here:http://www.locandacipriani.com
A Writing Affair to Remember–Dine on local Venetian cuisine, discover the lagoon’s fascinating history of fortune and fame, travel its ancient canals, and marvel at some of the world’s most amazing art and architecture.
Laura Fraser is the bestselling author of An Italian Affair, and speaks fluent Italian. She has taught writing at the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, Stanford Continuing Education, the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, and her own Laura’s Mexican Writing Fiestas.
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