Spend a week riding and writing in good company at Il Paretaio, a gorgeous family-run inn and stable in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany, Italy.

Come away to Italy with me next spring, for a week of riding and writing in good company at Il Paretaio!

Dressage lessons on well-trained horses are available for all riding levels; we’ll ride in the morning and write in the afternoon, taking time also to relax and explore the delights of Tuscany in springtime.

The tour will run from May 20 – 27, 2023. Breakfast, dinner, five dressage lessons and five writing workshop sessions are included, as well as your room at the lovely traditional inn. The cost is 1939 euros (approximately $2,000 USD) per person for single occupancy, 1659 euros per person for double occupancy. Further discounts available for an accompanying partner who doesn’t want to write or ride, but wants to enjoy the beautiful inn, meals and surroundings!

Not included is your airfare and transfer to the inn (car service available from Florence for about 100 euros, and we can look into carpooling); accident insurance (49 euros); alcoholic beverages at dinner, and lunches (available a la carte from the inn).

The writing aspect of this tour will focus on how you can use the time-honored tradition of travel writing and journaling to sharpen your skills of description and storytelling.

You don’t have to “be a writer” or have a “work in progress” to enjoy and benefit from the lively, place-based writing we’ll be doing together. You’ll come away from this trip with a notebook or folder filled with evocative writing that goes to the heart of your experience on this memorable week.

Find out more here about beautiful Il Paretaio, the family that runs it, and their horses and approach to riding.

This tour is limited to 5 people, so don’t wait too long to book your spot. Deposits of 50% due by December 30; the balance is due by the end of the tour.

Interested? Fill out this form to let me know, and I’ll fill you in about how to make your reservation.

Andiamo!