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PAINTING  IN  ITALY

Established in 2004

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PROGRAMME FOR PAINTING HOLIDAY IN CORTONA

We have created a studio in Borgo San Pietro where guests can work if the weather isn't suitable for plein air - didn't happen in 2017!  Also it acts as a base for guests to come to make tea or coffee whenever they want.  Painting lessons will take place around the hotel and out on location.  There are two excursions lead by Louise, a professional guide.  You will visit the monastery "Le Celle" founded by Saint Frances and visit the Etruscan town of Cortona.  The other excursion is to Arezzo which is a lovely town.  Louise will take guests to see the frescoes by Pierro della Francesco "Legend of the True Cross".  There is an optional tour lead by Louise to visit the Etruscan Tombs and also the Museuam of Cortona.     

 

Sunday

11.00  Pick up from Perugia airport

13.00  Lunch for guests arriving from Perugia

16.00  Pick up from Rome Fiumicino Airport

19.30  Meet in front of the hotel for a “Welcome” glass of prosecco.

20.00  Dinner in the hotel

 

Monday

08.00   Buffet Breakfast

09.15   Painting tuition commences

09.45   Depart for cooking lesson and lunch at I Gustasapori

13.00   Buffet lunch in hotel for painting guests. 

15.00   Cooking guests return.

16.00   Depart to Le Celle and Cortona with guide.

20.00   Dinner in Ristorante La Loggetta – set meal

22.30   Return to the hotel

 

Tuesday

08.00  Buffet Breakfast

09.15  Depart to Il Podere Casale to capture a typical Tuscan scene.

10.00  Cooking lesson in Il Podere Casale.

13.15  Lunch in Podere Il Casale

14.30  Bus leaves for Pienza

17.00  Return to hotel.

20.00  Dinner in the hotel

 

Wednesday

08.00  Buffet Breakfast

09.15  Group departs to Cortona for Painting and drawing in the town

13.00  Lunch at Café del Teatro, Piazza Lucca Signorelli – guests’ choice

14.30  Painters return to hotel

20.00  Dinner in the hotel.

 

Thursday

08.00   Buffet Breakfast

09.15   Painting lessons commence.

13.00   Buffet Lunch in Hotel

14.30   Depart to Arezzo with professional guide.  Guests will be shown important sites in Arezzo as well as the Piero Della Francesca famous frescoes “Legend of the True Cross”. 

20.00   Dinner in Trattoria Il Saraceno, Via Mazzini, Arezzo – marked on map. – set meal

22.00   Return to Hotel

 

Friday

08.00    Buffet  Breakfast

09.15    Painting Tuition commences

09.45   Depart for cooking lesson and lunch at I Gustasapori

13.00    Buffet lunch in the hotel.

15.30    Optional trip to Etruscan Tombs and Cortona Museum.

20.00    Dinner in Ristorante Loggetta, Cortona

22.30    Return to the hotel

 

Saturday

8.00 Buffet Breakfast

This is a free day for guests to continue painting, relax around the hotel, visit Cortona or Florence.  Lunch is not included today.  The hotel will arrange taxis for you.  The trains to Florence Santa Maria Novella Station depart Camucia train station at 9.33 or 11.24.  The train takes 1 hour 20 minutes to reach Florence.  The trains returning depart Florence Santa Maria Novella at 15.13 or 16.13.  Please arrange your taxi pick up from Camucia in advance as there are no taxis waiting at Camucia station.

19.00      Meet in hotel for drinks and an end of week painting exhibition.

20.00      Dinner in the hotel.

 

Sunday

08.00   Buffet Breakfast

09.00   Guests depart to Perugia airport

12.00   Guests depart to Rome Fiumicino airport.