Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Who Wants to Paint in Tuscany with Me?

"Firenze" by Simon.zfn - Simone Zuffanelli.
Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Firenze.jpg#/media/File:Firenze.jpg

When you think of Tuscany, what comes to mind?  Wine, art, history—well, that's enough to get me there!

Tuscany is the birthplace of the Renaissance and was home to many artists of that time such as Da Vinci and Michelangelo, not to mention their great patrons, the Medicis.  Today, it's famous for beautiful towns and cities, vineyards and wineries, and museums and restaurants.  It's a popular destination for painters, as well.

With that in mind, I am pleased to announce that I will be leading a painting retreat in Tuscany June  16-23, 2018 in conjunction with Artravelitaly.

We'll be housed at the historic villa of Fattoria Bacìo.  In the heart of the Chianti hills, 20 miles from Florence and 3 miles from Certaldo, you will find our hilltop retreat nestled in 340 acres of olive groves and vineyards.  Fattoria Bacìo, with its 19th century villa and adjoining farm-houses, has been lovingly restored in an authentic Tuscan style.

Fattoria Bacìo
With excursions to the medieval settlement of Certaldo alto, Siena and its spacious piazza, the street market at San Gimignano, the hamlet of Barberino, along with a special visit to the ceramic studio of La Meridina, there'll be plenty to see and paint.  But it won't be all about painting.  This will be a true retreat with lots of time built in for sightseeing and enjoying the culture.

Price: Starts at € 2,200, which includes lodging, transportation to and from the airport in Florence, daily transportation to locations and all meals.  (That's about $2400 USD at today's exchange rate.)

If you're interested,  please follow this link for a downloadable brochure and contact to me to get on the list.

I hope you'll join us!

Certaldo alto
By Davide Papalini (Own work)
CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Sienna Piazza
By O.Strama (Aufgenommen im August/September 2004 von O.Strama)
[GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or
CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons
"San Gimignano" by No machine-readable author provided.
RicciSpeziari~commonswiki assumed (based on copyright claims). -
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Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)..
 Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:San_Gimignano.JPG#/media/File:San_Gimignano.JPG

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