July 29, 2013

This could be you in Italy

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Have you ever pictured yourself strolling along the Ponte Vecchio in Florence?

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Sightseeing at the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine in Rome?

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Or wandering the countryside and small towns of Tuscany?

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Better yet, have you dreamed of touring some of the most beautiful gardens in Italy?

If so, we'd be pleased to have you join us for a 10-day trip, "Enchanting Gardens of Italy," June 17-27, 2014. The trip is open to anyone--on a first-come, first-served basis. The major emphasis will be Italian gardens, but we'll also have time for sightseeing in Rome, Florence, and Lucca.

I'm teaming up with the owner of Viaggi di Gusto, a firm that offers custom tours of Italy. This trip is designed specifically for gardeners and friends. To learn more about the trip, you can click on the icon near the top of this blog's sidebar, or click here for the full itinerary.

You can also email me at plantpostings[at]gmail[dot]com with any questions or suggestions, or if you'd like to receive trip updates. I'll also be setting up a Facebook group soon for gardeners planning to attend.

Note: There's an 18-person limit for this trip. And those who sign up by Nov. 15, 2013, will receive a $100 per person discount.

Hope you can join us!

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30 comments:

  1. If there are those of you who haven't been . . . choose this! It is a wonderful visit. I loved the countryside of Tuscany . . .

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    1. Thanks, Lynne. I really enjoyed it when I visited a few years ago, too. I might not get over there again for a long time, but this will be a fun trip!

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  2. Będzie to z pewnością wspaniała wycieczka. Piękne miejsca we Włoszech i piękne ogrody. Kilka planowanych miejsc już znam, bo byłam. Pozdrawiam serdecznie i zapraszam do mnie :)
    This will certainly be a great day trip. Beautiful places in Italy and the beautiful gardens. Several proposed sites already know, because I was. Best wishes and thank you for your very nice comment :)

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    1. I seem to remember you posting about travels to Italy, Giga. For you, it's not so far away. So, you could spend your summers in Poland and your winters/springs in Italy. That would be nice!

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    1. I'm sure it will be a great trip. I can't believe it's less than a year away!

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  4. Sounds like a superb trip. Just wish we could go to Europe every year. Sigh.

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    1. Yes, I'd like to visit a few more countries in Europe, too. So much to see -- and the history there is amazing!

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  5. It's on my bucket list for one day...I hope that you have the most marvelous time. Looking forward to next years photos.


    Jen

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    1. Thanks, Jen. And if by chance you can join us...it would be fun to have you along for the trip!

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  6. Wow that is a very wonderful event, if only i am like most of you who has enough for spending! I am now drooling with envy for the participants. Your shots are of course always inspiring for me, and i love all these shots. I was in Rome for a 3 day visit on my way back here from Sweden, and i toured the Ruins alone. That time i was still using a Point & Shoot, weeks should be allotted for photos in Rome alone, an incredible place!

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments. That must have been a treat to have three days on your own to explore Rome! I was there for a couple of days, and I'm looking forward to going back.

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  7. Sounds great, I hope you really enjoy your trip and have a fantastic time there.

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    1. Thanks, Karen. It should be a fabulous trip!

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  8. Mmm, looking forward to the blog posts that will spring from that vacation!

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    1. Yes, it would certainly give us fodder and photographic opportunities!

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  9. Still not sure due to changes now in my plans. But I have not counted myself out yet.

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    1. Hope you can make it, Donna. The deadline for the deposit isn't until Jan. 15, 2014.

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  10. I came here yesterday with my comment and I guess it did not register. I was looking for your reply. Anyway, I love your photos and so wish I could be going, but my traveling companion will not be going and my fear of flying needs a companion to keep my mind off the flight.

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    1. Hi Donna: I hope you can make it. I'll probably be flying out of Chicago, if you want to try to plan to fly together. That would be fun!

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    2. Thank you Beth for the offer. I will have to look into the trip further to make sure costs work out. I would love to join the tour. I saw your reply to Donna, so there still is time unless it sells out first.

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    3. Yes, no rush. I'll let everyone know when there are only a few spots left.

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  11. It sounds like a dream trip. I was in Italy only once, right after college. I was not a gardener at that time, but even then I was amazed at how beautiful the gardens were. If only I could make this trip!

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    1. Hi Sarah: It would be great if you could join us. If you're interested in keeping in the loop about the trip, send me your email and I'll send you the updates. No need to commit until January. :)

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  12. Majorca is not that far from Italy, you could do a stop in the island!! Sounds like a great travel!

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    1. Ah, that would be excellent! Or maybe you can join us for the tour!

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  13. simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

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    1. Thank you. It's an incredible place to visit!

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  14. This looks like the trip of a lifetime, Beth! I really wish I could go, but right now things at home are preventing me from making any commitments too far in the future.

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    1. No need to commit this far out. I will let everyone know when we're down to only a few spots left. I hope you can make it--I think it will be a great trip.

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