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Arugula Fennel Salad with Fresh Apples and Hazelnuts

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The perfect salad for fall entertaining. Serve it in a hand-painted Italian Pottery Tuscan Village Serving Bowl for a festive presentation. Ingredients: 4 tablespoons Ritrovo Selections Apple Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 cup Madonna dell Olivo Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Ritrovo Selections Herbs & Salt Freshly ground pepper 1 bunch fresh arugula, washed and trimmed 1 fresh fennel bulb, trimmed, halved, sliced […]

Friends & Family Sicily Tour 2017 Itinerary

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

We’re excited to explore Eastern Sicily with you September 23-30, 2017 Saturday, September 23 12:45 – Pick up at Catania Airport 2:30 – Light lunch, drinks at Malafemmina in Fontane Bianche 4:30 – Getting settled and exploring the villa 8:00 – Dinner prepared by our private chef Sunday, September 24 9:00 – Breakfast 11:30 – […]

Heart of Italy Tour Itinerary

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Food, Wine, and Friendship in the Green Heart of Italy June 3-10, 2017 Saturday, June 3 12:00 – Transport from Fiumicino Airport 3:00 – Arrival at L’Antico Vetreria, Getting Settled 5:00 – Tour of Piegaro 6:00 – Welcome Aperitivo Party 7:30 – Dinner prepared by Chef Jennifer Sunday, June 4 8:00 – Breakfast 9:00 – […]

Art Affair in Umbria 2017 – Itinerary

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Mixed Media Art, Food, Wine, and Friendship June 10-17, 2017     Saturday, June 10 12:00 – Transport from Fiumicino Airport 3:00 – Arrival at L’Antico Vetreria, Getting Settled 5:00 – Tour of Piegaro with Tom Webb 6:00 – Welcome Aperitivo Party, review itinerary and art projects 7:30 – Dinner prepared by Chef Jennifer McIlvaine […]

Preparing for your Tour

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Final Preparations Make sure to notify your credit cards of the dates that you will be spending abroad. If you do not have a credit card with chip technology ask your bank for one, otherwise you may have difficulty charging certain items in Europe. Bring at least $100 Euros (Wells Fargo has good exchange rates) […]

Art Affair in Umbria: June 10-17, 2017

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Keli and Janet are heading to Italy in 2017 for a week of creative play, glorious food, wine, and adventure. Art Affair in Umbria: June 10-17, 2017 SOLD OUT! Nurture your mind, body and spirit with Poggi Bonsi owner, Keli Sim DeRitis, and her teaching partner, Janet Crawley, in the green heart of Italy. Our home for the […]

Conversational Italian for Fun and Travel

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Are you planning a trip to Italy, or just want to sharpen your Italian language skills? Spend eight Sunday afternoons with Michael Grella learning to speak Italian at Poggi Bonsi! April 10 – June 12, 2016* 4-6pm $145 for 8 weeks *There will be no class on May 8 or May 29 in observance of […]

Poggi Bonsi Tour of Tuscany, September 17-24, 2016

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

 Join Keli and her son Nick at Villa Marciano for a delicious week of food, wine and friendship in the Chianti hills of Tuscany. September 17-24, 2016   See the full itinerary. A Few Trip highlights: Our home will be the ancient Villa Marciano nestled in the countryside near Castellina in Chianti, not far from our namesake Poggibonsi. We’ll […]

Poggi Bonsi Tour of Tuscany 2016 Itinerary

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Day 1 – Saturday, September 17: 3:00 Pick up at Florence Train Station The villa is about an hour’s drive from Florence Arrival at Villa Marciano A tour of Villa Marciano and the grounds Exploring & Settling In 6:00 Welcome Reception with Wine and Cheese Tasting 7:30 Dinner prepared by our personal chef Day 2, […]

Art Affair in France: June 23-30, 2016

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Join Keli and Janet for a week of creative play, mindfulness, and adventure. Bijoux Affair: June 23-30, 2016 Nuture your Mind, Body and Spirit at La Cascade in Durfort, France. Bijoux means jewelry in French, and we all love to accessorize! Each day we will unlock our creative flow through meditation, yoga movement, walking, and artistic […]

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