Writer’s Retreat, Veneto, Italy

Join author Sophfronia Scott in the Veneto region, Italy  ‘Write of Your Life’
18-24 September, 2022




Located in the inspirational Veneto region, Italy

20-26 September 2020


A week of inspirational workshops, seminars and tours.

We’d like to invite you to join acclaimed author Sophfronia Scott in the idyllic countryside of  the Veneto, Italy for ‘The Write of Your Life’. A week of creativity, fun and friendship.

What’s included in Writer’s Retreat:

Hotel accommodation, Writer’s Workshops, Seminars & Meals:

  • 6 night stay on the Brenta Canal, Veneto, Northern Italy.
  • Staying in a unique four star country house hotel.
  • The property is family-owned and managed – it is just like staying in a private home.
  • Two meals a day are included, breakfast and either lunch or dinner.
  • Meals are generous, 3-4 courses with local wines included.
  • Arrival and departure transfers from Venice Airport to the hotel.
  • Daily writer’s workshops led by Sophfronia.
  • Seminars where ideas and writing skills are discussed.
  • Fascinating and inspirational local sight-seeing programme curated and designed by Janet Simmonds.
  • Unique local tours are designed to introduce you to the Palladian Villas and Historic Houses of the Veneto.
  • We will also visit Venice – for a private tour by boat.
  • We will cruise the Venetian Lagoon and the islands of the lagoon.
  • All tours are planned to enrich and inspire your writing experience.
  • Art, history and culture with daily writing tuition included. Perfect!
The programme cost is:
  • Based on a shared twin room – US $ 3500 / GBP £ 2750 / Euros € 3100 pp.
  • Double for single occupancy – US $ 3900 / GBP £ 2950 / Euros € 3300.
  • Based on shared Junior SuiteUS $ 4200 / GBP £ 3250 / Euros € 3600 pp.
  • Contact janet@grand-tourist.com for more details and to chat through the programme.
  • Grand Tourist offers truly tailor-made travel.
  • Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your exact requirements.
A last word or two…

One of this year’s alumni (September 2019), Rachel Fox, commented: ‘This is the best money I’ve spent on myself in years’.

“In the meantime, Sophfronia and I look forward to welcoming you to Venice in September 2020 for the ‘Second Edition’ of  the ‘Write of Your Life”.

Let’s make 2020 the year that you invest in your writing skills.

This is an opportunity to make your dream a reality. Novel, memoir, short story, the choice is yours. If you are passionate about writing and want to dedicate a week to improving your writing skills – then Writer’s Retreat is for you!!


  • ‘I must tell you how impressed I was with every step of the planning process. All of our arrangements were clear, the hotels were all perfect.’    Jim Link, Atlanta, GA – June 2016
  • ‘Incredible attention to detail, what a wonderful experience, the perfect blend of learning, eating and enjoying Italy.’ Debbie Davies, Southport, UK – October 2017