Knitting /Fiber Tour
Join us this exciting week-long fiber adventure.
Enjoy 7 days of outings, demonstrations, tours of our fabled hill towns, visits to nearby cashmere and wool farms, demonstrations and factory visits, discover the great art of our museums and churches, enjoy extraordinary food and wine, a cooking lesson and wine tasting, and much more.
And you’ll stay in a beautifully restored 17th-century palazzo in the walled hill town of Bettona.
Packages include: accommodations for 7 nights in an historic palazzo (see below), daily tours and outings, all meals, wine tastings, admission fees, airport pick up/drop-off, and local transportation.
• 7 days of touring many of the fabled hill and plain towns of Umbria — including Perugia, Assisi, and more;
• Meet other fiber enthusiasts;
• A visit a (hand) weaving studio producing antique Jacquard patterns;
• Visit a cashmere farm and even get to comb a goat;
• Spend a day on an alpaca farm where we’ll have a spinning lesson;
• Discover local factories and see all the steps of commercial sweater production;
• Visit a small workshop where you can order a custom cashmere sweater;
• Visit cashmere outlets for great savings;
• Enjoy a truffle hunt, a cheese making demonstration, and a truffle lunch;
• Visit Solemeo, home of renown Cucinelli Cashmere;
• Enjoy other demonstrations as well as evening knitting circles;
• Shop in the town of Deruta for world famous ceramics;
• Enjoy the best Umbria has to offer with wonderful meals out, a cooking lesson, and a wine tasting . . .
$2750 per person, double occupancy in a private or shared apartment or B&B room. (Depending on group configuration, there occasionally is a surcharge for single occupancy.) Airfare is not included.
Extraordinary accommodations is the beautifully restored 17-century Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca
A variety of accommodations are available on a first come basis. Shared apartments sleep four with queen and twin beds and a shared bathroom. Two B&B rooms, with private bathrooms, are also available. Depending on group configuration, there may be a surcharge for single occupancy, if available.