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PAINTING  IN  ITALY

Established in 2004

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FULL PROGRAMME FOR PAINTING HOLIDAY TO POGGIBONSI


Sunday

16.00    Pick up from Pisa Airport

19.30    Meet on the terrace for a “Welcome” glass of prosecco.

20.00    Dinner in the hotel

 

Monday

07.30 – 9.00  Buffet Breakfast

09.00   Painting tuition commences

13.00   Light lunch in hotel

16.00   Depart Hotel for a wine tasting in Cantina Querceto di Castellini, Chiantf i ollowed by dinner at Ristorante Dario Cecchini.  Dario Cecchini is something of a celebrity chef in Italy and appears often on television.  Jamie Oliver talks about Cecchini in his book “Jamie’s Italy” and he sends his apprentice chefs to Italy to learn from Cecchini.

21.00   Return to hotel

 

Tuesday 

07.30 – 9.00 Buffet Breakfast

09.15    Depart to San Gimignano for drawing and painting

13.00    Lunch in San Gimignano (not included).

16.00    Return to the hotel.

20.00    Dinner in hotel

 

Wednesday

08.00 – 09.00 Buffet Breakfast

09.15    Depart to draw and paint on location nearby Poggibonsi.

13.00    Return to the hotel.

13.30    Light lunch in the hotel.

20.00    Dinner in hotel

 

Thursday

08.00  - 9.00 Buffet Breakfast

09.15    Depart for Painting and drawing in Siena. 

13.00    Lunch in Siena (not included)

15.00    Meet Louise, your guide.  Louise will take you to see the Duomo and the museum.  The Siena Cathedral (Duomo), begun in the 12th century, is a masterpiece of Italian Romanesque-Gothic architecture. Its main façade was completed in 1380.  The fan-shaped central square, Piazza del Campo, is the site of the Palazzo Pubblico, the Gothic town hall, and Torre del Mangia.  If you don’t want to join Louise, your guide on the tour, please let her know.   Louise will not stay with the group for all the time you are in Siena.  She will show you where the bus will depart from.  Please take good note where that is. 

18.00    Return to the hotel

20.00  Dinner in the hotel

 

Friday

08.00 – 9.00  Buffet  Breakfast

09.00   Painting tuition commences

13.00   Light lunch in the hotel

Afternoon free to continue working or relax around the hotel grounds and swimming pool.

20.00  Dinner in hotel

 

Saturday

8.00 – 9.00 Buffet Breakfast

This is a free day for guests to continue painting, relax around the hotel, visit Poggibonsi or another nearby town.  Lunch is not included today. 

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

20.00  Dinner in the hotel

 

Sunday

07.00 – 9.00 - Buffet Breakfast

11.00  Depart to Pisa Airport