We have just returned from our Painting Holiday in Italy. This year we did 2 weeks, one in May and one in June. Once again, it was a huge success with our guests, many of whom have now been on 3 painting holidays with us.
The setting was the beautifully restored Chiesa del Carmine, a 13th century church in the tranquile Valenzino valley in Umbria. We were fortunate with the weather and enjoyed sketching some of the nearby hill top towns and villages like Corciano, Anghiari, Montone and Arezzo.
The guests are equally as happy to paint the interior of Chiesa del Carmine and its delightful gardens, full of olive trees, fragrant bushes and very paintable terracotta pots.
Our guests have been very enthusiastic about the whole experience which has been nicely summed up with this testimonial.
Dearest Susan and Alan
Where to start! Well, what a wonderful experience. Heather and I really did not want to leave. Not only because of the beautiful setting and sheer luxury combined with being pampered and being served exquisite food along with the days visiting beautiful places. But most all, and the icing on the cake, was being able to be there with you. A time to share, reflect and be thankful for all that we have. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for memories made possible and which will remain for some time to come. Much love and blessing.
Bob and Heather. Xxxx
The dates for our Painting Holiday at Chiesa del Carmine in 2017 are already in the diary and once again the spaces are already filling.
This time we are doing a week in the Easter Holidays Saturday 15th – 22nd April 2017.
Week 2 is Saturday 3rd – 10th June 2107.