Itineraries

Itineraries

FORTHCOMING ART TOURS 2018

ITALY – Rome & Tuscany

22nd May – 8th June 2018

Let us take you to a breathtakingly beautiful part of Italy to stay in our country villa in Tuscany to enjoy days of painting, dining, sightseeing, visiting medieval towns and living the Italian lifestyle. We organise everything for you; accommodation, dinners, sightseeing, local travel, entertainment, painting tuition with all art materials included and plenty of entertainment for those who just like to come for a ride. All you have to do is come along, enjoy and have fun.

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Three nights accommodation will be waiting for you in Rome on your arrival, so you can rest after your long flight. We meet the next morning to start the Art Tour with a walking tour of Rome by a local guide. One more day of sightseeing, art, painting and resting in Rome and then we will be off to our Villa in Tuscany.

The Villa is situated between Montepulciano and Cortona. From there we will enjoy day trips to the famous Tuscan cities of Sienna, Assisi, Perugia, as well as many small medieval walled towns like San Gimignano, Cortona, Montepulciano, Pienza and more. It may sound busy, but there is time for fun, painting, sightseeing and most of all imbibing in the wonderful Italian food and wine.

Daily painting sessions are anywhere between 1 to 3 hours long, all depending on your desires. We always find the time to shop and do sightseeing. Our experience has taught us that you need some rest sometimes and so we included 3 relaxing days in the Villa, lazing around the swimming pool or participating in art and cooking workshops.

The last two night will be spent in Florence, one day learning all about the City with our knowledgeable tour guide and the second day catching up on some shopping therapy or simply enjoying this amazing art filled city.

 

PRICE AU $5,800 non artists and $5,900 artists (art materials included) plus 600 Euro each for bus travel which will be collected in Italy.

Deposit of AU $3,800 payable by 31st January 2018. The price is based on shared room accommodation. 

Please note that whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the above pricing, currency and fuel fluctuation is beyond our control and can affect final costs.

 

22nd May Tuesday – Arriving to Rome. Meeting at the lobby of hotel at 6:00pm. Dinner together at 7:30pm.

23rd May Wednesday – Morning walking tour of Rome. Afternoon sketching out on Spanish steps. Dinner together at 7:30pm.

24th May Thursday – Morning guided tour of Villa Borghese. Afternoon sketching. Dinner together at 7:30pm.

25th May Friday – Leaving Rome to Tuscany Villa. Stop in Orvieto, underground guided tour. Dinner together at 7:30pm.

26th May Saturday – Rest day in Villa. Afternoon painting demonstration and practice. Dinner together at 7:30pm.

27th May Sunday – Day trip to Assisi, sightseeing and sketching. Dinner together at 7:30pm.

28th May Monday – Morning rest. Lunch together in Cortona. Afternoon in Cortona and Monastery, sightseeing and sketching. Free for dinner.

29th May Tuesday – Day in Perugia, sightseeing and sketching. Dinner together at 7:30pm.

30th May Wednesday – Rest in Villa. Painting demo and practice and cooking demo. Dinner in Villa.

31st May Thursday – Day in Siena, sightseeing and sketching. Dinner together at 7:30pm.

1st June Friday – Morning Monte Olivetti Monastery. Day in San Gimignano, sightseeing and sketching. Lunch together. Free for Dinner.

2nd June Saturday – Rest in Villa, painting and sketching. Dinner together at 7:30pm.

3rd June Sunday – Morning free. Lunch at the cheese factory. Afternoon in Pienza. Dinner together at 7:30pm.

4th June Monday – Morning free. Afternoon at Castiglone del Lago, sketching. Dinner together at 7:30pm.

5th June Tuesday – Morning free. Afternoon sightseeing and sketching in Montepulciano. Dinner together at 7:30pm.

6th June Wednesday – Leaving to Florence. Walking tour of Florence. Dinner together at 7:30pm.

7th June Thursday – Morning in Boboli gardens and Medici Palace. Free afternoon for shopping. Dinner together at 7:30pm.

8th June Friday – Leaving to airport.

The organisers reserve the right to change the activities if necessary. 

 

Please contact Jana or Kevin for the participant registration form on 0411 476 972 //  janazdenek69@gmail.com or 0419 919 476 // kevin@baruffi.com.au

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PREVIOUS ITINERARIES

2017 CANADA – VANCOUVER TO CALGARY

In September 2017 Jana took her art tour to the Canadian Rockies for the opportunity to take some amazing photos and join her in painting.

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2016 CZECH REPUBLIC & VIENNA

Breathtakingly beautiful parts of Czech Republic and the majestic city of Vienna in Austria. 

Places visited: Prague, Kutna Hora, Cesky Krumlov, Lednice & Vienna.

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2015 ITALY – CINQUE TERRE & TUSCANY

Breathtakingly beautiful parts of the Italian Riviera coastline and our country villa in Tuscany. 

Places visited: 2 nights in Rome, 3 nights in Cinque Terre, 11 nights in the Tuscan countryside.

           

2015 SOUTH AFRICA – CAPE TOWN TO PORT ELIZABETH

Traveling from Cape Town to Kariega along South Africa’s famous Garden Route. 

Places visited: Cape Town, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Knysna Hollow Country Lodge, Kariega Games Park.

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2014 ITALY – CZECH REPUBLIC

Lake Como, Bellagio, Northern Italian Alps, San Moritz, Zurich, Prague, Czech Krumlov 

Places visited: Lake Como region including the most picturesque town Bellagio, mountain resort Val Mazino, St Moritz and Zurich. From Zurich we flew over to Prague for several nights. Our next stop was Unesco protected town Czech Krumlov from which we visited white castle Hluboka. The last night we spent back in Prague.

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2013 ROME, SICILY AND AMALFI COAST

Breathtakingly beautiful parts of Sicily and Amalfi Coast.

Places visited: Rome, Palermo, Monreale, Segesta, Agrigento and Piazza Almerina, Taormina, Noto, Mt. Etna, Syracuse, Positano, Capri and Pompeii.

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2012 CINQUE TERRE AND TUSCANY

Places visited: Rome, Orvieto, 5 towns of Cingue Terre, Pisa, Cortona, Castiglione del Lago, Siena, Oliveto Maggiore, Florence, Montepulchiano, Pienza, Assisi, Perugia, San Gimignano.
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2011 PRAGUE AND NORTH ITALY

Places visited: We started in beautiful Prague, from which we visited several castles – Krivoklat & Karlstein. By train we went to Zurich and from there over the top of Alps to Tirano, North Italy. We rested two nights in Mountain resort Val Mazino and last several days we enjoyed Lake Como.

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2010 NEW ZEALAND SOUTH ISLAND

Places visited: Christchurch, Mt. Cook region, Queenstown, Wanaka region, many artists studio.

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2009/10 TUSCANY

Places visited: Rome, Cortona, Castiglione del Lago, Siena, Oliveto Maggiore, Florence, Montepulchiano, Pienza, Assisi, Perugia, San Gimignano.

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