When I first saw the movie Under the Tuscan Sun, I was enchanted by the beauty of Tuscany and day-dreamed about how wonderful it would be to spend time there.
This summer my dream came true when I was invited to Culterra Magica, an artist’s residency in the Garfagnana Alps of Tuscany. It was a wonderful and unforgettable week of creative adventures, restorative time in nature, and family-style meals featuring regional home cooking.
I was enchanted by Tuscany from the moment I arrived at the Pisa airport. Fields of sunflowers greeted us as we drove past medieval villages and up into the mountains to Canalechia, home to Culterra Magica. Canalechia was once a chestnut farm and the farmhouse is a charming 400 year-old stone building (shown above) with glorious views of the Garfagnan mountains.