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PAINTING  IN  ITALY

Established in 2004

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HOTEL CASTELLO DI PETROIA - 4 STARS

“A wonderful unforgettable experience. The views from the Castle were amazing. The tutor created a relaxed and enjoyable painting experience. Candlelit dinners with great companions in a 12th century castle”. Castello di Petroia September 2019

 

“I thoroughly enjoyed this holiday. The hotel was excellent, the service extraordinary, and as a vegetarian I was treated with exceptional consideration and delicious food. The surroundings were gorgeous and very paint-worthy, and our tutor gave us great support and many new insights. Thank you for a fabulous week”. – Castello di Petroia September 2019

 

“The castle was absolutely beautiful and peaceful. The tuition by Charles Mitchell very good and studio lovely with spectacular views. The food was delicious and the service by the hotel staff absolutely first rate given with great warmth and charm. The visit to Urbino was very enjoyable and a pleasant break in the overall holiday. Loved the pool and the quiet places to relax and read a book in the afternoon. My friends also enjoyed the holiday very much and we want to come again with your company, as the whole experience was very well organised with two lovely people Charles and Sheila.” Castello di Petroia June 2018

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DATES


Sunday 13th September 2020 with Charles Mitchell


Cooking lessons available for non-painting partners


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Hotel Castello di Petroia is a very beautiful IX century authentic medieval fortress with beautifully decorated and comfortable rooms.  The word "castle" conjures up something austere but on the contrary the rooms in this hotel are all extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated with wonderful furniture and high standard on suite facilities.  The oak doors are all double to ensure a peaceful night's sleep.  The public areas include an interesting library, comfortable sitting areas and a wonderful terrace overlooking the Umbrian countryside.  When we saw the covered roof terrace on the very top of the castle with its magnificent outlook we knew this would make the perfect base for a painting holiday in Italy.  This 1000 year old Fortresses' claim to fame is that it is the birth place of the famous Federiko da Montefeltro (Duke of Urbino).  The views from every aspect of the hotel are stunning.  Views than inspired Piero della Francesca and Perugino and are recognisable in their work.  The location offers painters a magnificent landscape to paint.  The hotel is surrounded by 800 hectares of land with many marked walking trails and horseriding can be organised.  The hotel has a large swimming pool.  When weather doesn't permit al fresco dining, guests will use the cosy candle lit restaurant.  The restaurant is very well known for its excellent food as the hotel chef, Massimo Carleo, trained under the famous chef Gualtiero Marchesi.  On Friday evenings there is an astromony evening when guests can search the galaxy for star formations and view planets through a very high powered telescope with a professional guide who will show you what you're looking at.

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