Painting in the Vineyards and Olive groves of the beautiful Italian region of Chianti.
Dates: Saturday 23rd May – Saturday 30th May 2020
A 7 day painting holiday in Tuscany, this will be their fourth year at this beautiful location. A really beautiful spot that a painters paradise.
Hosts Laura and Philipe welcome everyone each year with a glass of their own wine. You stay at their lovely homestead, a beautiful eco – bnb set in beautiful grounds with a pretty garden sat in the middle of Olive groves and Vineyards. There are long view of the Tuscan hillside from every angle of the garden and often a beautiful sunset each evening.
There is a large studio to use as a painting base, fully air conditioned and very spacious. Two tutors Janet Brady and Peter Davies provide tuition and demos each day. Focusing on drawing, preparation for a painting, the colours of the Italian landscape and painting plein air. All levels of painter and non painters are welcome.
Laura the host and her team of ladies look after everyone very well. Breakfast on the Verandah is a real treat, typical Italian food, fruit, yougurt and cereal as well as a freshly baked delicious cake. A visual and sensory pleasure each day. Janet provides a light lunch when working at the homestead or they go to Greve for a lunch or pizza to celebrate being in Italy.
Included in the price is a trip to Castello Verrazzano, famous for its Chianti Classico wines. After a very informative tour of the house and wine cellars, they provide a fabulous lunch of cold meats and cheese accompanied by four delicious wines from their very own vineyards.
Each evening a professional local chef provides us with Tuscan culinary delights. Relaxing on the verandah, eating delicious food and drinking wine from the vines we are painting – it’s just perfect! They also go to the local town for one evening during the week to sample the delicious food of the region in a lovely restaurant.
At the end of the holiday they drive you back to Florence airport.
They do not book flights, they recommend flights and co ordinate arrival and departure times, they provide transfers as long as you arrive and depart as part of the whole group. Everyone. Meets at Florence airport and they drive you to the base in Greve.
More than once we have had guests tell us this is “the best painting holiday they have been on.” This is from guests that have travelled all over the globe painting with Brambles Art Retreat.
The price table below includes tuition each day with two tutors. Single or Sharing accommodation, with breakfast a light lunch if at the homestead and 6 evening meals with wine. * Transfer from and back to Florence airport.
|Room Occupancy Per Person||*Deposit||Price|
|Double/Twin Room - Single Occupancy||£500||£1995.00|
|Double/Twin Room - Painter Sharing||£500||£1795.00|
|Double/Twin Room - Non Painting Partner||£500||£1295.00|
|*Non-refundable deposit required on booking. *Accommodation costs are non refundable. * Transfers are included when arriving with the whole group.|