WHO WE ARE
A collaborative of local and ex-pat professional chefs, olive oil experts, artists and academics who share passion for art, food, sustainability, hospitality, and above all: italia.
Johnny Madge: Internationally acclaimed olive oil sommelier, marble sculptor, expert forager, and tour guide extraordinaire.
Libby Greenfield: Dedicated chef, cooking instructor, cookbook author, goat-lover and royal hostess.
Rissa Miller: Chef, painter, obsessive flower gardener and art historian in-the-making.
Luigi Caranti: University professor and Kant scholar who dreams of being a farmer - when he's not teaching or writing, Luigi owns and operates his agroturismo villa property, tending his olive trees, crafting his own wine, and arguing with his tractor.
James Johnstone: Award-winning historical walking tours guide, linguist, translator, story-teller and Canadian transplant - James brings his knowledge, passion, and exquisite fashion sense to every tour. Read his wonderful blog here.
WHAT WE DO
Design and host arts, writing, and food workshop retreats with bespoke itineraries in Sabina - a secluded and rustic countryside paradise just 45 minutes north of Rome.
The villa property maintains a vineyard, olive and fruit orchards, vegetable gardens and luxury swimming pool. We offer menus full of local organic products, small producer wines and unique local tours to make your creative workshop holiday unforgettable.