ITALY ART RETREAT 2017

“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.” -Helen Keller

Bellissima Art Retreat in Tuscany

Art. Food. Beauty. Relaxation. Come to Italy this summer and awaken your senses at the Bellissima Art Retreat. This is no ordinary excursion, but an adventure of creativity and soul quenching activities you’ll never forget. This year we are hosting two retreats! Each week includes lodging in the Tuscan countryside near Cortona at a charming hillside villa, sketching, your choice of watercolor or acrylic classes (or both!), walking tours in the local villages, authentic Italian cooking classes and time to just take in the beauty of Italy. Spark your creativity, try something new, and make a memory that will last a lifetime.

DATES:
WEEK ONE: June 12-18, 2017
WEEK TWO: June 20-26, 2017

ITINERARY:
Day 1: Transfer from Train Station & Check in at villa in Tuscany & Welcome Cocktails
Day 2: Orientation / Walking tour of town / Market tour / Group dinner in Town
Day 3: Guided Painting at nearby Madonna del Bagno & Castle of Montecchio / Cooking Class at the Villa for dinner
Day 4: Day trip to Assisi & Cortona (of Under the Tuscan Sun) / More Sketching & Painting
Day 5: Free Day (activity suggestions & transportation to Train Station provided)
Day 6: Lunch and wine tasting at Buccelletti winery then time to sketch/paint in the garden/Vineyard / Pasta cooking class or pizza making at the Villa for dinner
Day 7: Wrap up & pack up (Transfer provided to train station)

*itinerary is subject to change –this is Italy after-all 😉

Space is limited, so please visit the official Bellissima Art Retreat Website for more info and/or email us at info@bellissimaartretreats.com for more info!

 

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WEEKEND RETREAT : March 24-27, 2017
Restorative Art Retreat in the charming Ballard Farmhouse circa 1912. Take it easy as you soak up the small-town feel and capture your favorite spots on canvas! Stay with us in one of the Farmhouse rooms or join us for the days’ activities. We’ll explore a variety of mediums as we traverse this historic town. We’ll be leading landscape, schoolhouse and vineyard painting sessions and hosting an evening of figure drawing. Scrumptious meals provided and a wine tasting will be included at a local vineyard.

Have your own lodging or live in the area?
JOIN US DAYTIME SATURDAY & SUNDAY
 (March 25 & 26):
$395: includes 6 meals, 1 wine tasting, all instruction, great company!

STAY WITH US AT THIS CHARMING FARMHOUSE
(Friday, March 24–Monday, March 27)
$755: Double Occupancy Price per person
$980: Single Occupancy Price per person
Included in above prices: lodging, six meals, 1 wine tasting, all instruction, great company!

FOR MORE INFO OR TO SIGN UP, VISIT THE OFFICIAL BELLISSIMA ART RETREAT WEBSITE.