Saturday

Morning

February 15

We will pick you up in a mini-bus at LaMezia airport and bring you to Villa Velia

Saturday

Afternoon

February 15

Settle in at Villa Velia

and enjoy a relaxing dinner with a view from the mountain overlooking Monterosso

Sunday

Morning

February 16

Breakfast at Villa Velia

Sightsee leisurely in Monterosso. Stroll the streets and bring your camera.

Visit the churches (attend a service if you wish)

Sunday

Afternoon

February 16

Visit the Farming and Handicraft Museum.

Learn about olive pressing, wine, chairmaking, pottery, traditional Calabrian costumes, woodworking, blacksmithing and more

Return to Villa Velia for Dinner

Monday

Morning

February 17

Breakfast at Villa Velia

Woodcarving with Pasquale. Learn how to carve with local indigenous woods and create a small carving.

Lunch on your own in Monterosso

Monday

Afternoon

February 17

Discover Pizzo and enjoy Tartufo (a local ice cream delicacy)

Visit local museums and shops. Tour the 14th century castle where King Murat spent his last days. 

Dinner on your own in one of Monterosso's fabulous restaurants.

Tuesday

Morning

February 18

Breakfast at Villa Velia

Clay sculpting classes with Pasquale. View a demo, or try your hand at it yourself.

Tuesday

Afternoon

February 18

Afternoon Excursion to Tropea, the most famous medivial town in Calabria.

Dinner at Villa Velia

Wednesday

Morning

February 19

Breakfast at Villa Velia

Learn to dye with graphite and natural materials with Nella Morano, following the ancient tradition dating back to Roman times.

 

Wednesday

Afternoon

February 19

Cooking lesson with Velia; learn ancient recipes of her family. Then enjoy the dinner you made, complete with local homemade wines and apertifs.

Thursday

Morning

February 20

Breakfast at Villa Velia

Visit Maestro Ciccio, 5th generation blacksmith for a demo on the ancient craft of forging with iron. He will also demonstrate turning wood on a lathe.

Thursday

Afternoon

February 20

An excursion to Filadelfia 8 (a new city of the 17th century, a replica of our own Philadelphia)

Visit an ancient water wheel that is still working.

Dinner at Villa Velia

Friday

Morning

February 21

Breakfast at Villa Velia

Sightseeing in Tiriolo, an ancient town famous for the handicraft and the most beautiful costumes of Calabria.

Friday

Afternoon

February 21

Return to Monterosso for some relaxing free time.

 

Dinner on your own in one of our fabulous local restaurants.

Saturday

Morning

February 21

Breakfast at Villa Velia

Excursion to Serra San Bruno.

See the ancient monastary and visit the museum

 

Saturday

Afternoon

February 21

Return to Villa Velia for a farewell dinner.

(the view from Villa Velia)

Sunday

Morning

February 22

Breakfast at Villa Velia

Transfer to airport

Fly Home

Sunday

Afternoon

February 22

Grazie!

Arrivederci!

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