Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ahhhhhh, Italy seems like a dream!

Oh, how sweet to spend long lazy days on the terrace of a castle!
Laughing, knitting, dipping into the cool swimming pool when the spirit moves you.
That is exactly how Suzanne and I just spent 2 beautiful weeks in Tuscany, surrounded by new and old friends who joined us to do just that.
There is so much to say about our experience this summer and the happy days we spent together with 26 of our newest friends.

Over the next few days I will start filling in the details so you too can share in our wonderful Tuscan Adventure. In the meantime, here are a few photos to give you a taste of our first week in Bargino.

Photo #1 was taken on Friday, our last full day of week 1. Rosey cheeks and smiling faces abound! All the fresh air, sunshine, massages and wonderful food has left us all feeling pampered and rejuvenated as no other vacation ever could.

#2 Part of our wonderful group relaxing and starting their color work knitting projects, a small drawstring purse. Many have been completed and I'll share those with you as well!

#3 Suzanne and a few yogis from week 2 participating in a slightly more advanced class out on the lawn. For some of us it was enough to sit on the terrace and enjoy the scene with the Tuscan hills and valley as a backdrop.

#4 Our adopted home, Castello di Pergolato. What an place. It really is a castle with a tower, a dungeon, steep stone staircases, a huge dining hall, private suites and living spaces scattered throughout. The castle was built about 1000 years ago and renovated in 1400 into a villa. We suspect it was renovated much more recently given there were beautiful private baths throughout!

...more to come!

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