Image description

PAINTING  IN  ITALY

Established in 2004

FREEPHONE 0808 118 5729

Facing Lucca's famous Renaissance city walls, Albergo Celide is within a very short walk to the city centre.  The property offers free bike hire, free Wi-Fi and all rooms are air-conditioned.  Guests will have a room with double bed and en suite facilities.  Breakfast at the Celide is a buffet including organic and gluten-free food. The restaurant specialises in fish dishes and traditional Tuscan cuisine. Cocktails and coffee are served on the sunny terrace, overlooking the walls. We have negotiated free access to the SPA for our guests.  Treatments and massages are also available but must be booked in advance.   The wellness kit includes towel, bathrobe, and slippers.  Cycling is a great way to explore the town, which is full of medieval churches and palaces.   Lucca Train Station is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.  There are direct trains to Florence and Pisa.  We have hired the large meeting room in the hotel each day for our guests as a base to work in and store equipment.


The Portrait Painting Workshop will take place each morning in a studio based in the hotel.  Guests attending this painting holiday might want to add our art workshop in Florence as Florence is within easy reach of Lucca.  This will be a very popular painting holiday in Tuscany as Fiona Graham-Mackay is a very well known Portrait painter.  Her work is selected each year for the BP summer exhibition held in the National Portrait Gallery.