As you all know, Lavinia has a simply delicious apartment in Rome. It sleeps 30 or more if you count the hammocks in the Solarium and the Murphy Bed bookshelves in the library.
Her staff awaits your favorite Italian recipes for sumptuous meals.
The day will be filled with sight seeing adventures led by none other than Mr. Peck. His familiarity with Rome is well known. He has spent many holiday's there and is ready and awaiting our arrival. (Tips are recommended at the end of each tour, as Mr. Peck is no longer gainfully employed as a park ranger.) You may remember Mr. Peck from our Indian Summer Picnic - some of you may remember him a little better than others (wink wink). He, of course, lost his job after that unfortunate incident in the hay wagon, but he has retained his sense of humor and his willingness to have another adventure with us!
The Avidly Errant Mr. Peck
In addition to our time in the city we will spend some time at my land holdings on the outskirts of Rome, the Muserino Vineyard. It is just bursting with ripening grapes. Unfortunately, my not so trusty workers have all gone off for some crazy holiday in Salerno, and have left me in the lurch!
This adventure will include an overnight stay at Lavinia's with all meals and amenities included. We will have sight seeing adventures, enjoy delicious food, and spend a day at the Muserino Vineyard where you will see, firsthand, the entire wine making process from start to finish. You'll be trucked out to the vineyards before dawn to pick grapes, then it's back to the Muserino Cellars a quick lunch and a frolicking afternoon of grape stomping and cask filling! And of course there will be WINE TASTING! Click to see Lavinia and I at an actual wine tasting!!!
Everyone is invited to come to Italy for The Grape Escape! I have included a map of Italy for the geographically challenged. Rome is pretty close to Vatican City from what I understand, so we should probably keep the volume down just a tad.
To make this a wonderful experience for all, you are invited to participate in this adventure by doing any of the following:
- provide recipes or menu ideas to the kitchen staff so they may prepare your favorite Italian foods.
- assist Mr. Peck with planning tours of your favorite sights,
- you may share historical information,
- escort us through art galleries,
- discuss artists, music
- any thing else you might like to do!
As always you may do anything you like on the day of The Grape Escape! It's your Roman holiday.
The only thing NOT to do is put the following item in your suitcase as a "pretty please with sugar on it" favor to Lavinia.
The Iron Crown of Charlemagne
If you would like to join us in the Grape Escape, just copy the invitation to your blog and leave a comment on this post! Ciao!
We thank the following sponsors:
Security provided by Stevie the Wren
Vespa Rentals by Karla and Sparky
Mousing Around Tours by Blicky Kitty
Postage and Handling by Marie
Come As You Are Photography by Bibi
Mind Your Manors by Willow
Tiara Rentals by Queenie
Large Fern provided by Betsy
Music and Arts provided by Trish and Avery
Keep 'em In Line Drawings by Soulbrush
More sponsors to be announced after Stevie the Wren has a "word" with them.
Please stop by The Birdbath Chronicles for additional information and updates about The Grape Escape!