“Make haste slowly” was Caesar Augusta’s admonition 2000 years ago. It’s apt advice in our hectic world today. It’s also apt coming from Italy since this is a blog inspired by that country.
This is Bill Steiner’s blog, co-owner of Adventures in Italy, where we lead trips to Orvieto, Italy that are a combination of cultural immersion, self-discovery, and lifelong learning. The blog exists:
- To explore how Italy inspires us to live life a little more fully, richly, deeply, slowly and sanely in our busy world.
- To keep you up-to-date on what we are doing at Adventures in Italy.
My partner in this voyage is my wife Kristi. She is the artist, the one most in tune with her true self, the one who inspires and guides me. You can see her work at www.kristinsteiner.com.
I have spent 30 years working in and with communities. That work has been about creating a quality physical environment in which we come together as people to share – a basic human need. I started out in historic preservation, and moved on to downtown revitalization, community planning and community building. Adventures in Italy is my second career, one in which the importance of place I learned over 30 years, is integral and key to our trips. The sense of place and community we see in Orvieto inspires and instructs us and the people who travel with us.
I watch the pace at which we live today and am saddened. We are missing life for a host of reasons, which, for me, just don’t make sense. Our great hope with our Italy trips is to open the door to the joys, rewards, peace and quiet that are possible today. I believe most of us want it. Tasting it in Orvieto for a week I trust will induce a few small-to-large changes that enrich life for all of us. And if it doesn’t, at least it will have been a totally fun week!
It is, frankly, a kick in the pants to be doing something entirely new, yet tied to what has guided me for 30 years. Join us in Italy!! Why? Check out the 10 Reasons page on this blog (tab at the top of the page.)