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Italy Tour 2023

March 9-16th

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The conference schedule will be tailored to fit the needs of the attendees.

Speakers include:

  • multi award-winning author and columnist Juli Lavender
  • bestselling novelist Johnnie Alexander
  • literary agent and author Del Duduit
  • literary agent and author Cyle Young 
  • literary agent and marketing strategist Bethany Jett



7 Nights Lodging in an historic Tuscan villa & casa

📍LOC Palazzo Toscani 1 Chiuisi Sienna 53043

  • 11 Double Beds
  • 6 Single Beds (2 per room)

All beds are being sold, so if you choose a single bed, we will help find the roommate. You can also purchase the entire room and not have a roommate.

Check out the beautiful lodging and grounds here:

🚌 Tuscany Tours 

(subject to availability)

TOUR ONE: Montepulciano, World Heritage Site Val’ Dorcia, and Pienza with Wine, Cheese, Olive sampling

TOUR TWO: Cortano tour. City from “Under the Tuscan Sun” and Twilight: New Moon” Visit to Monastery and Fortress

OPTIONAL: Train trip to visit Florence (Meals and Travel NOT included)



18 Meals, including a pasta cooking class!

Wednesday is "On Your Own."

Choose to take the group tour to Florence or explore on your own!



The total cost breakdown for the trip is as follows:

  • $1500 for each conference attendee.
  • $1300 for additional guest/spouse in same room
  • $2500 for single room occupancy 

There are 11 rooms with double beds and 3 rooms with 2 single beds.

A non-refundable deposit per person is required. See below.


Price does NOT include flight to and from Italy or travel to and from airport. Flights are currently (July 16th) as low as $416/pp from certain major cities. 

Guided Assistance with Train Travel to and from Rome airport is available at an additional cost.



The Bologna Children's Book Fair takes place directly prior to the Italy tour stop.Please note: The Serious Writer Italy Tour Conference is NOT exclusively a children's writing event and is not associated with the Bologna Book Fair.

Our price does NOT include the Bologna Children’s Book Fair  which is March 6-9th in Bologna, Italy.

If you are attending the Bologna Book Fair, we can provide guided assistance with train travel to-and-from the Bologna Book Fair for an additional cost.


Spots are sold out.

Deposit info:

$500 non-refundable deposit per person.
For 1 person reserving a single bed (in a room with 2 single beds) the deposit is $500.
For 2 people sharing a double bed, the deposit is $1000.
For a room to yourself, $1000 deposit is required.

 Also, we will offer a payment plan option for the remaining balance. More payment details will be sent to those who reserve their spot.

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