Art Academy review – may 7th – May 15th 2022
a two cedntr holiday
Palermo & Cefalu
WE BEGAN IN
Such a wonderful mixture of cultures.
Norman Art and Architecture in abundance. Such splendour, we saw some of the best mosaics in the world. Beautiful building, Cathederals, Monasteries, Palazzos, with so much design and detail. Incredibly carved marble, like softly draped fabric. Gorgeous sandy colours and exotic vegetation. mediteranian seas, a selection of amazing colours.
Delicious food, exotic and traditional fare. From the streets food in the market to the best food in special restaurants where the hospitality was second to none
then we moved on to
It was very like Amalfi, but with far more space.
A very beautiful city, very picturesque and freindly. A wondeerful cathederal, lovely lanes of shops and restaurants and a beautiful beach.
Our hotel was a pleasant 20 minutew walk to town. We watched the sunrise every morning and the private beach was fantastic not only for painting but also swimming.
Some of the painting and sketches created by the painters on the course.
my sicily sketchbook
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