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PAINTING  IN  ITALY

Established in 2004

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HOTEL  LA  GHIRLANDA -  SARAGANO, UMBRIA

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Nigel Richardson, The Telegraph, rated La Ghirlanda very highly in his editorial.  La Ghirlanda is situated high in the Umbrian hills with fantastic views around the surrounding countryside.  The house has been in the family since the 1920s and was once used as a hunting lodge.  Antique furnishings and a relaxed atmosphere await you.  The rooms are decorated very tastefully and all ensuite bathrooms are of a high standard.  There are two comfortable sitting rooms inside the property. The hotel is owned and managed by the Count and Countessa who produce wine and olive oil on their estate.  Contessa Amajlia is the tutor in the cooking school.  Our guests love her enthusiasm for food and she makes the cooking lessons a lot of fun.


The staff at La Ghirlanda go out of their way to be helpful.  They are incredibly warm, friendly and professional.  


There is always an amazing start to the day at La Ghirlanda with the fantastic breakfast buffet.  The breakfast includes different homemade jams, yogurt, two types of honey, cold meats, local cheeses fruit, cereals etc. etc.  Guests take their breakfast to eat outside to enjoy the early mrning sun, listen to the birds and look at the green hills stretched in front of the hotel.  The evening can be enjoyed with a glass of wine watching the marvelous sunset and then it's a short walk to the terrace for dinner.  The chef produces wonderfully tasty starters, main courses and deserts all served with the wonderful local wine. The hotel look after guests with special diet requirements perfectly.  


Why did I choose this hotel?.  With La Ghirlanda I knew immediately it would be ideal for our guests. I like the idea that it has only 12 rooms which means that our guests usually have the place to themselves.  It has a real feel of home about the communal areas.  Hotels that are owner managed usual ensure a warm welcome to all guests and put their heart into the maintenance of the hotel.  Only the noise of the tweeting birds and cicadas can be heard in the gardens.  I feel I have found a real gem in La Ghirlanda.

DATES

 

24TH SEPTEMBER 2017 - JOHN BOOTH


27TH MAY 2018 - FIONA GRAHAM-MACKAY


17TH JUNE 2018 - SARAH MIATT


2ND SEPTEMBER 2018 - JENNIFER JOHNSON


Cooking Tuition for non-painting partners


 

 

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