Sketch, Paint and Tour.
   2019 dates TBD (May or Sept)

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  • Small group 10-12 painting participants / Intermediate to Advanced – partners welcome
  • Optional tours and activities offered (Tuscan cooking, Italian lessons, Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, etc)
  • 7 nights Tuscan VILLA Accommodation. Shared or single rooms and alternate group apartments.
  • Agriturismo VILLA estate with Olive Groves, Vineyards, courtyards, paths and swimming pool.
  • 7 Continental style breakfast with eggs, cheese, fresh fruit, yogurt and sweets.
    (Vegetarian and other dietary requests are accommodated.)
  • 7 Freshly prepared Tuscan Gourmet dinners at the VILLA
  • Estate Wine and olive oil tasting with lunches on site
  • Transportation for the field trips to S. Gimignano, Certaldo Alto, Siena
  • Guided tour and museum entrance in Siena
  • Airport or train station pick up and drop off at agreed times
  • Ground transportation while at Villa
  • Easels and stools, use of Villa Studio space adjacent to VILLA.
  • Materials and packing list provided to registered participants. 



Each day includes: breakfast, transportation to activities and 3 course dinner with wine

Saturday DAY 1    pick up in Florence Train or Airport. Transfer to Villa Bacio near Certaldo.
Meet and greet group dinner with an introductory painting demo & discussion by instructor.

Sunday DAY 2      Villa estate wine tasting and Gourmet lunch.  Rest, explore & paint

Monday DAY 3     paint/sketch in nearby Certaldo Alto Medieval Hilltop town. (no cars)
Cafes for own lunch, hilltop views and historic buildings, museum, shops.

Tuesday DAY 4    Train>group to Siena. Paint/sketch museum tour, cafes etc

Wednesday DAY 5 Villa Local day to paint or relax. Afternoon painting Demo with wine.

Thursday DAY 6   Tour to San Gimignano Towers, frescoes and artworks.
Thursday street market and paint/sketch throughout the historic town center.

Friday DAY 7 painting critique and farewell group dinner

Saturday DAY 8  group breakfast > transfers to Florence train or Airport





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