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The Details


Only two spots left in September.

Upcoming Trips:

May 16th - 27th 2019

registration deadline  March 14th, 2019

May 14th - 25th 2020

registration deadline  March 12th, 2020

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Late registration accepted based on accommodation availability

Save $100!!


Register at least 6 months prior to departure to get $100 off.

September 13th - 24th 2019

registration deadline  July 10th, 2019

What's included:

General Itinerary

Day 1:
  • Arrive in Florence.  You will be picked up at the airport and driven to the hotel

  • Duomo tour and Bapistry

  • Mercato Nuovo, Mercato Centrale (street markets)

  • Welcome dinner

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Day 2:
  • Uffizi Gallery

  • Piazza della Signoria

  • Explore the streets of Florence, shopping as we go

  • Piazzalle Michelangelo to see Florence from the hilltop at sunset

        Cost $4,295


  • Welcome packet, upon registration, with maps and brief summaries of the attractions we will be seeing, travel details, travel tips and suggestions, as well as a couple surprises.

  • Pre-trip travel advice if desired.

  • Trip planning, itinerary and logistics

  • Transportation from Florence airport to Florence apartments

  • Accommodations for 4 nights in Florence apartments 

  • Welcome dinner first night in Florence

  • Museum passes in Florence and Pisa

  • Florence Duomo tour

  • Taxi/Bus fare to Piazzale Michelangelo

  • Private driver round trip Pisa and Lucca

  • Private driver Siena/San Gimignano

  • Accommodations for 1 night in San Gimignano 

  • Private driver to Tuscan estate San Leo

  • Welcome dinner first night at San Leo

  • Accommodations (share apartment-own bedroom) for 5 nights in Tuscany

  • 5 days art instruction approximately 4-6 hours per day

  • All professional quality art supplies needed for 4 different techniques

  • Wine, coffee, and water during art class

  • 5 lunches with wine on workshop days

  • Cooking class and dinner at San Leo

  • Private driver for 3 nights visiting different Tuscan villages/wineries

  • 2 wine tastings in Tuscany

  • Dinner at Italian grandma's house

  • Packaging and shipping finished art back home

  • Breakfast is included in all locations

  • Private driver back to Florence

  • Accommodation for 1 night in Florence

  • Transportation to Florence airport

  • New friends and memories of a lifetime

  • Airfare

  • Meals not specifically mentioned above

  • Personal expenses

  • Attractions visited independently of the group

  • Beverages outside of covered meals and art class

What's not included:

The perfect mix of travel and relaxation

Day 5:

  • Travel through Tuscany to Siena to explore the Duomo and the Piazza del Campo

  • Lunch and wine tasting in the countryside

  • Travel to San Gimignano where we will spend the night

  • Wander around this perfectly preserved village.  Climb the bell tower if desired.

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Day 6:

  • Lunch in a Tuscan village

  • Tour a Tuscan winery

  • Travel to our estate San Leo

  • Design and prepare our texture painting canvases 

  • Welcome dinner at San Leo

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Day 4:
  • Explore an artisan market in the Piazza Santo Spirito

  • Cross the Arno river over the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge

  • Visit the Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens

  • Visit Michelangelo's tomb at Sant Croce

  • Free time to wander

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Day 3:
  • Travel to Pisa and Lucca with a private driver

  • Visit the Leaning Tower, Pisa Baptistry, Campo Santo and the Duomo di Pisa in the Piazza dei Miracoli

  • Lunch and exploring antique street market in Lucca

  • Travel back to Florence with a private driver

  • Tour the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michelangelo's David

Day 7:

  • Paint textured canvases

  • Decoupage wine bottles

  • Dinner at a castle in the village of Gaiole

Day 8:

  • Finger painting

  • Cooking class and dinner at San Leo

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Day 9:

  • Mixed media collage painting

  • Visit the Tuscan village Panzano for an authentic Italian dinner in the home of an Italian grandma.

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Day 10:

  • Free art day.  Finish a project or create something new using your favorite technique


Day 11:

  • Back to Florence with a private driver

  • Explore at your leisure

  • Farewell dinner


Day 12:

  • To the airport for the journey home


fill me with extraordinary, adventuresome moments......

Appassionata Me

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