MAY 9 – 16, 2013
Lake Como and Bellagio are very popular with artists returning again and again. The planned itinerary includes working in some of the most beautiful gardens on Bellagio lakeshore and the small fishing village of Pescallo. The finest Italian cuisine can be found in Bellagio. Our homebase of Bellagio is charming and filled with numerous shops and streets to explore.
Daily, you will have several options – painting, sketching or photographing; shopping and touring or just relaxing at your own pace. You may paint in any medium. The choice will be yours. Non-painters are most welcome!
Tuscany in the Frame, Raffaele Nobile
who is Italian/English speaking has spent a major part of his childhood in Naples and Sicily. He has 25 years of experience running his own businesses, is a keen painter, and will be available throughout your stay. Relax and let him take care of everything while you paint.
Jann Pollard will be the instructor. Open to all levels of artists and in any medium. We will be capturing the moment through photos, sketches and small, plein air paintings. Jann has led tours in various locations since 1997.
Information, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio: 704.910.6422 (US)
Jann can email you Raffaele’s form on how to wire money.
Registration and deposits : Please refer to the Tuscany in the Frame web site for details.
Raffaele Nobile, Villa Nobile
CST32 Via Degli Olmi
Farneta, Cortona, 52044
(AR) Tuscany, Italy ,
Phone Italy: Cell: 0039 3398256617
Date: May 9 – 16, 2013, Thursday to Thursday
Price: €1795 (euros)
€200 Single Supplement
5%Discounts for early enrollment and non-painting partners
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All local travel from start/end of tour (Milan, Malpensa airpor (*unless you are taking the Tuscany/Umbria workshop also – in which case you will be driven from Villa Nobile to Lake Como.7 nights accommodations
All breakfasts, lunches, dinners (incl. local wine)
Painting tuition for the workshop
Bilingual tour director
Transportation in private minibus
Maximum 10 participants
Art supply list will be mailed near the tour date
Airfare to and from Milan
Gratuities, personal expenses such as laundry. Services other than those mentioned, accident/sickness, trip cancellation and baggage insurance.
*** HOTEL METROPOLE, BELLAGIO
Click red link for more hotel information. It is the photo of the peach bldg, above. Early commitment is required to reserve these great rooms, due to its popularity.
Day 1: Pick up at Milan (Malpensa) airport at 3.00 pm.
Travel to our home base of Bellagio, where you will have time to relax and freshen up. Informal evening to meet the tutor and the rest of the group, talk about the workshop and what you wish to achieve in the week ahead, Relax and enjoy dinner on the lakeside at our hotel.
Days 2 – 3: Varenna Harbour & Villa Monastero : We take a short ferry trip to Varena, painting around the harbour in the morning. After lunch, the gardens of Villa Monastero, built in the 13th century by Cistercian monks. Breathtaking views of the gardens with endless variety of plants stretching along the lake shores will truly inspire you. Return to hotel for relaxation and evening meal.
Day 4: Pescallo A small fishing village with a quiet picturesque harbor. This is an opportunity to capture beautiful reflections of fishing boats with an imposing mountainous background. Lunch at a local trattoria. Continue in the afternoon, early finish to return to the hotel for relaxation and evening meal.
Day 5: Free Day – Morning free for you to discover the fascinating back streets, cafes and shops of Bellagio. In the afternoon, we take you to a lakeside location for a barbecue and, if you like, a swim in the lake (weather permitting).
Day 6 & 7: Villa Melzi and gardens. Lunch and early finish to meet with tutor for appraisal of your work, and feedback of your workshop experience with Tuscany in the Frame.
Day 8:Transfer Milan (Malpensa) Departure by minibus (from Bellagio) arriving by 8:00 am.
* “This is a Sample Itinerary” only . It may be altered due to unforseen circumstances and may vary depending on the weather. If at any time during the workshops you wish to take time out please feel free to do so.
OPTION 1: Great discounts of 15% will apply to Umbria/Tuscany when you do both. If you include this option, you will be picked up in Rome for the Tuscany tour, and depart from Milan after the Lake Como tour. Click red link for more info: UMBRIA/TUSCANY
OPTION 2: Enroll in a COOKING week at Villa Nobile with Susie Farber, April 30 – May 7, 2013. For more info: email@example.com.
* DO NOT book air travel before confirming all details with Tuscany in the Frame. It is understood the participant knows he/she is signing up for this tour run by Tuscany in the Frame and agrees that Tuscany in the Frame is wholly responsible for the tour. Please refer to their web site for all cancellantion and registration details.