Writing Retreats in Rural Italy

While we hope to return to La Macchina Fissa in Autumn 2020 for one of our writing holidays. But if that’s too long for you to wait, why not book your own writing retreat with Clark and Ceci?

La Macchina Fissa is a beautiful former pump house in rural Italy, a short distance from Verona. From Berlin you can fly direct to Bologna, get picked up by Clark and within an hour or so, you’ll be in the middle of nature. On the property, you’ll find goats and cats and in the evenings you’ll be serenaded by nightingales. There are nine bedrooms, over 5000 books on the property and many quiet and secluded corners where you can write your heart out or curl up to read. An ideal place to focus on your writing, there are few distractions – plus Clark and Ceci will cook for you and pour you wine when you’re ready to relax. And it’s a bargain. While prices are set to rise a little in 2020, at the moment you can stay at La Macchina for 55 euros a day including food and wine.

Check out the gallery here for inspiration, and book your retreat here!