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...exactly how you dreamed it would be

  Italy is waiting for you...

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"Fill me with extraordinary,
adventuresome moments."

Guided Travel

See the Tuscany you've been dreaming of.  We will take you to all our favorite places.  Whether you decide to follow your creative soul, or want a perfectly tailored journey exploring Florence and Northern Italy. All the details, including apartments, private drivers, attractions and meals, are taken care of for you.

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The perfect mix of travel and relaxation

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2024 Sept 16th-26th (SOLD OUT)

     registration deadline June 15th, 2024

2024 Sept 27th-Oct 7th

     registration deadline June 25th, 2024

Upcoming Trips

2025 May15th-25th

     registration deadline February 14th, 2025

2025 Sept 15th-25th

     registration deadline June 14th, 2025

Tuscany Art Getaway

*Late registration potentially accepted

Come create with us in beautiful Tuscany where the sun is shining, the wine is flowing and beauty is around every corner! This is the perfect girls getaway.  Each of the 11 days in this trip is an adventure as we explore Florence and Siena as well as the beautiful Tuscan countryside.  Our simple beginner art techniques produce surprising results.  This experience is not as much about making perfect art as it is about the joyful act of creating.

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Discover your

"InnerArtist"

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Upcoming Trips

*Late registration potentially accepted

2025 Sept 15th-25th

     registration deadline June 14th, 2025

2025 May15th-25th

     registration deadline February 14th, 2025

2024 Sept 27th-Oct 7th

     registration deadline June 25th, 2024

2024 Sept 16th-26th (SOLD OUT)

     registration deadline June 15th, 2024

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An Italian Adventure

A trip of a lifetime! You will be treated to the very best kind of vacation - one where someone else worries about the details.  We've done all the work so you can have all the fun.  We will show you  things you've only dreamed about.  Imagine lingering over long lunches in the Tuscan hills, wandering the streets of quaint little villages, staring in awe at the majesty of the many churches, or winding down at the end of the night on your apartment terrace with a bottle or two of wine reliving the magic of the day. The memories will last forever!

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Passion for Italy

Bethany Ekblad is passionate about all things Italy.  Over the course of her many trips to Italy, she has developed a deep love for the beauty of the art and countryside, the deep traditions, the friendly people, and the relaxed way of life.  Her passion spills out into every aspect of the trip.  It's infectious.  You can't help but fall in love too.  She created Appassionata Me with the mission to ignite the same love for art and Italy that was given to her on her very first trip.

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Testimonials

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This trip of a lifetime was more than I ever could have expected. Bethany shares her knowledge and love of Tuscany and Florence with the perfect twist of personality and professionalism. Can’t wait to join another trip with this company!

-Barbara, Stone Mountain GA

"Perfect twist of personality & professionalism."
"I can't say enough about this wonderful trip!"

I am an experienced traveler and have traveled this area of Italy before but still found that there were more new things to see and do. Bethany knows how to do things up first-class...from the lodging to the food, to the wines, to the experiences. What a joy it was to be part of this group from the guides to the other tour members. I will always treasure the experience and will do it again.

-Kathy, Albany OR

"The perfect tour guide."

What an amazing trip to Italy! You had everything arranged so that we did not have to worry about anything, and you handled all the little details for us. I really like the fact that it was just a small group of women, so we were really able to get to know each other one on one. Florence was awesome, and you made getting around and seeing the sights so easy and enjoyable. You were the perfect tour guide. I loved the farm and the art. Wasn't sure about that part at first, but it was truly memorable for me.  You know, of course, that I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the wineries; the scenery was amazing; food was scrumptious; relaxing accommodations; I could go on and on. Thank you so much for all you did to create such an unforgettable trip!

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-Karen, Greenbay WI

 

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