Writing Workshop in Tuscany, March 2016

In March 2016 Prontomarcella is thrilled to welcome Jessica Barksdale Inclan who will lead a writing workshop and retreat at Il Colle in the Tuscan countryside, 30 minutes from Florence. Jessica writes: In this lush and lovely landscape, we will be exploring narratives: the stories you want to tell about yourself, your home, your family, […]

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Outside The Comfort Zone

1. Meet The Reluctant Weaver Myrna was unhappy. She had travelled all the way to Tuscany in search of chocolate and luxury but today she was squatting on a low stool learning how to weave a basket. Wasn’t this something mental patients did in occupational therapy? She kept this thought to herself. She tried to […]

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Our itinerary: art, olives, and jewish history in tuscany

Here is the rough plan of our adventure! Where we are staying: Agritourismo Il Colle in Poggio alle Croce ( near figline valdarno/incisa) Tuesday Oct 28 Day 1 Group picked up at Florence airport, mid afternoon. Welcome reception at Il Colle-  Marcie is cooking! Unpack, relax! if  anyone is feeling energetic: drive around the neighbourhood: […]

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What is “Pronto Marcella” all about?

Since 2004, I have been lucky to spend extended time in Tuscany. The people that have become my friends accept me and I’m treated like part of the family.  Picking olives, cooking, hiking, and making art together are the activities that have led to the kinds of conversations that cement friendships. When I return to […]

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