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Grazie a dio, Julie Hampton's done it again.
The Phoenix-based artist and co-owner of Downtown's a.ware just listed a second opportunity for local creatives to get out of the country and create ... in an Italian atmosphere.
The 400-year-old, one bedroom, one bathroom stone cottage is in the heart of Vitiana, a mountain village in Tuscany's Gargagnana region of Italy. It's a quiet spot, Hampton writes; a perfect writer's retreat.
And it can be yours -- April through October -- for a week's (or more) worth of great writing/painting/crafting/whatever.
Porta Blu is meters away from Casa di Julie (Hampton's first investment), a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house with space for workshops or a family getaway.
Hampton says the offer -- two weeks and a bonus week if reserved and paid for by May 21 -- ends September 2011.
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For more information, specific dates and quotes, and reservations, see the Porta Blu and Casa di Julie website or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Word is, if you say "put a bird on it," the a.ware girls will give you 20 percent off of your entire purchase today and tomorrow.)