Verona Tessile, Lake Garda & Venice

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24 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
Duration: 6 nights
Ref: 19025
With: Karin Hellaby


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Single Supplement: £185
Deposit: £250

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Join us on this 6-night holiday to the lovely city of Verona in the company of Karin Hellaby. Discover the wonderful textile exhibits at the Verona Tessile, immerse yourself in the splendour of Lake Garda and visit the glorious city of Venice.

The Verona Tessile transforms the city into a diffused museum of textile art with exhibits located in museums, churches and other beautiful locations throughout the city. The holiday includes a walking tour of Verona and a visit to one of the cities textile shops. At Lake Garda we’ll visit Malcesine, a picturesque town with medieval cobbled lanes to explore, and enjoy some wine tasting in the Valpolicela hills. Our full-day excursion to Venice includes the lace-making island of Burano. Last, but by no means least, you will enjoy a full day workshop, hosted by Karin Hellaby.


The Verona Tessile programme features meetings and workshops designed to discover old techniques, new expressive forms and the peculiarities and characteristics of textile art across the world. The event aims to highlight textiles not only as a hobby but also as an art form with historical and cultural roots in the various countries of origin.


"This textile tour has such a lot to offer lovers of all things Italian! We will be based in Verona, home to opera, Romeo and Juliet and The Tessile - The bi-annual Verona Textile exhibition. A day around Lake Garda will include shopping and time for lunch in the delightful old town of Malcesine, followed by a wine tasting in the Valpocelli Hills. We will also have a day trip to my favourite city, Venice, with a boat ride to Burano, full of coloured houses and lace making. My workshop will have an Italian theme featuring a cover for an art book/diary. The kit includes the wonderful Aurifil threads, made of course in Italy! I hope you will consider joining me on this fabulous tour."


Meet Karin and our Tour Manager at London Gatwick airport for our flight to Verona. Our coach and driver will meet us at the airport and take us to our hotel.

A 3-course evening meal is included each evening.


A full day for you to enjoy the Verona Tessile at leisure. If you wish to book any workshops, please contact the show organisers directly.


This morning our local guide will take us on a walking tour of Verona. You’ll see the Piazza Bra, the magnificent Roman arena and the famous Romeo and Juliet balcony. The afternoon is free to do as you wish; further explore the Tessile exhibits, shop for souvenirs or sit and enjoy an ice cream and watch the world go by.


Our included full day excursion to Lake Garda will firstly take us to the picturesque town of Malcesine where we’ll spend some time strolling the medieval lanes and pretty little squares with cafes and shops selling handbags, shoes, limoncello and clothes. In the afternoon we’ll continue to the Valpolicella hills, an area of Italy famous for its wine. We’ll enjoy a wine tasting here, before returning to Verona. Lunch is included today.


Enjoy a full day workshop, on an Italian theme, with Karin at the hotel.


You’ll see all the highlights of Venice on our included full day excursion, as well as a visit to Burano. The history of lace making on this Venetian island dates to the early 16th century. We’ll visit the Lace Museum and learn about one family’s connection to the lace industry dating back to the 1800s.


Transfer to Verona airport for return flight to London Gatwick.


Twin/Double Room: £1595 per person
Single Supplement: £185
Deposit: £250


  • Return flight from London Gatwick to Verona with easyJet
  • 6 nights half-board accommodation including buffet breakfast and 3-course evening meal
  • City tax
  • Private coach transport
  • Walking tour of Verona with local guide
  • Full day excursion to Lake Garda including lunch and wine tasting
  • A full day workshop with Karin, kit included
  • Full day excursion to Venice and Burano including walking tour of Venice and entrance to the Lace Museum
  • The company and expertise of Karin Hellaby throughout the tour
  • The services of our experienced Tour Manager throughout the tour
  • Tips for drivers and local guides


Drinks and meals other than those specified, travel insurance and items of a personal nature, i.e. telephone calls, laundry etc.


Why not bring a non-crafting partner with you?
If a non-crafting family member or friend wishes to accompany you on any of our holidays, and is sharing a room with you, then the following reductions will apply to the price the non-crafter pays:
Europe - £50


Stitchtopia Holidays are designed with all crafters in mind, wherever you live in the world! If you would like to make your own flight arrangements and meet us at our first hotel, please let us know - we would love to tell you more about our “meet us there” holiday discounts.


For single travellers who are interested in our trips, but don’t have a friend able to come with them why not join our "Stitch Together" programme to help with the costs of a single occupancy room? We have designed a way for you to find someone to share a room with on any of our Stitchtopia Holidays.

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SHG Hotel Verona

SHG Hotel Verona is an elegant 4-star hotel located just a 15-minute transfer from central Verona. All rooms are equipped with modern comforts such as LCD TV, air conditioning, minibar and free wifi. The Bella Italia restaurant, where we will enjoy a buffet breakfast each morning and a three-course meal each evening, uses regional, seasonal ingredients to product delicious Italian cuisine.