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Writing course with
Mariangela Di Fiore in Tuscany

Do you dream of writing a book? Or just become generally better at writing? Through this course with the award-winning Norwegian author Mariangela Di Fiore, you get a thorough introduction to the art of writing and storytelling. Di Fiore goes through all the parts of the writing process and shares a wealth of his own writing experiences. Here you will learn about genre, character development and how to build a story that really engages and hits the readers. We work with text extracts and do relevant writing exercises, and Di Fiore both reads and provides concrete and constructive feedback to the participants' texts, if desired. Do not miss this unique opportunity to learn and be guided by one of Norway's most exciting and versatile authors.


Mariangela Di Fiore is an award-winning Norwegian author who has published a number of books for children, young people and adults. At the age of 17, she made her debut in the short story collection "Pust ut-pust inn" in 1999 and published her first novel in 2005. She is known for the personal documentary book Camorraland (2010), about the Neapolitan mafia organization Camorra. In 2021, she published the children's book "Riding on unicorns" together with the illustrator Lisa Aisato. The book is about childhood cancer and became a bestseller. She received the Brage Prize in 2021 for the book «Sisters», which deals with 22 July. Mariangela's books have been translated into many languages and have won awards in both Norway and abroad.


Residence is a stunning 18th century villa set in idyllic surroundings with trees, vineyards and olive groves in the hills of Florence, near Chianti.
The farmhouse was restored to its original splendor in 2004 and is decorated with charming Tuscan-style furniture with exotic furniture from 48 different countries in the world, a reflection of the owner's intercultural spirit.
The rooms in the villa have the name of the Horoscope signs:
Your zodiac sign, or zodiac sign, reflects the position of the sun when you were born. With its strong influence on your personality, character and emotions, your sign is a powerful tool for understanding yourself and your relationships. And of course, your sign can show you the way to an incredible life.

The writing course will run over 3 full days.
Day 2 we will "break up" a bit and visit one of the vineyards nearby. Guided tour of the wine cellar and wine tasting is on the program this morning. The place offers a lot for those who want to extend their stay.
  Among other things, visit to a cheese factory, fly a balloon over the Tuscan countryside, bike rental, rent a Fiat 500.

Kr. 12.900, -pr. person. The price applies per. person with accommodation in a double room.

Included are 4 nights with breakfast, 2 dinners, Vineyard visit w / wine tasting, Private transfer to / from Florence or Pisa airport and 3 course days with Mariangela Di Fiore.


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Scheduled trips

10-14 September 2022

The trip can also be arranged for closed groups on other dates. Contact us for prices and availability.

The course has room for 12 people!

Bente Hovland

A wonderful week in Franciacorta Italy. Wonderful experiences, bike rides, tours of vineyards, boat trip, cuddle with the pool, delicious food and drink. Simply the good life. Everything perfectly arranged by ITA Travel. Recommended!

Leif Buch Hansen

It has been a pleasure to get to know Frank even better in ITA Travel on trips in and around Franciacorta, Sulzano and Iseo. Everything perfectly arranged, with bike rides, vineyards and not least boat trips on Lake Iseo. Highly recommended.

Gro Rossebø

Great trips, precise and quick feedback. Frank was a super tour guide who made sure everyone was well. Recommended if you love the good life in Italy.
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