Wine & Words

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May 21st-30th, 2016


Wine & Words is an intensive ten-day program at Scuola Holden and Fontanafredda.
You will work on your story during the writing workshop guided by Stephen Amidon, and you’ll buckle up for a rich sensory journey through the hills of Northern Italy and in Turin.


If you love writing and you’ve always kept a story in your drawer, but you’ve never been able to understand how to write it; if you want to treat yourself with ten days of calm and relax, to find the right atmosphere to delve into your pages, and at the same time to see a land full of history, art and culture; if you’re looking for the right moment to join your passion for storytelling and wine and food exploration of one of the most famous Italian region for wine and traditional cuisine: Wine & Words is the journey you’ve always been waiting for.


From May 21st to 25th, you will explore Turin and its wonderful monuments: morning lessons will focus on the discovery of the five senses in the most fascinating places of the city, such as Mole Antonelliana and Teatro Regio. Afternoon lessons will take place at Scuola Holden with Stephen Amidon, the award-winning author of Human Capital. In the classrooms of the former Caserma Cavalli, which has been completely restored, you’ll find the right atmosphere to write and start your own story.


There will be lunches and dinners in the most typical restaurants and bars of the city and you’ll be able to spend your free time going shopping and visiting museums and exhibitions.


Your journey will go on towards the heart of Piedmont, in the Langhe Region, which has been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list in 2014. Daily workshops with Stephen Amidon will continue in the Fontanafredda Estate, which once belonged to the royal family and which keeps on conserving the traces of its noble past – the hunting lodge, the village, the great cellars, the vineyards. Visits will go ahead in the surrounding villages and museums, and there will be wine tastings, cellar visiting, cooking classes and hill hiking.


At the end of the journey you’ll have finished to write your story, but you’ll have other pages to add. The people you’ll have met along the road and the souvenir of your days in Turin and in the Langhe hills will give you the right inspiration to keep on writing.


Here you can download the Wine&Words brochure.

Registration opens on October 26th, 2015


For questions and reservations please contact

Corso Fiume, 10
Turin – Italy
+39 011 6604261 | |


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