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PAINTING  IN  ITALY

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PAINTING HOLIDAY IN MONTEFALCO, UMBRIA

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Assisi

Dates:


FRIDAY 26TH JUNE 2020 WITH FIONA GRAHAM-MACKAY

Average Weather in Montefalco in June and September


Hotel:  4 star Hotel Villa Pambuffetti


Price:  £1780.00, no single person supplement, includes airport transfers from Rome or Perugia,  hotel accommodation in Classic Double room, drawing/tuition, 4 dinners with wine + 2 lunches, visit to museum to see the famous frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli with guide, visit to local vinyard for a tour to see how the wine is produced followed by a wine tastng to taste the famous Montefalco Rosso and excursions to Bevagna and Assisi.  Our guests will also be able to enjoy the Medieval Gaite Festival in Bevagna that week.  (flights not included)


Options:  Upgrade to a Superior Double room £40.00 per night


Three cooking lessons available for non-painting guests.

 

Guests not participating in any activities will receive a 10% discount.


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Frescoes in the museum in Montefalco

Guests will be collected from Rome or Perugia airport for this holiday.  Hotel Villa Pambuffetti is situated in its own quiet gardens yet within a 3 minute walk to the medieval hill top town of Montefalco which has shops, bars, restaurants, churches and an interesting museum.   The fresco cycle on the life of St. Francis by Benozzo Gozzoli (1450-1452) is one of the best frescos in the whole of Italy (according to Andrew Graham-Dixon) and housed in the town's museum.  The museum also includes works by Perugino, Melanzio, Pier Antonio Mezzastris, Antoniazzo Romano and Tiberio D'Assisi.  Montelfco is also famous for the delicious wine "Montefalco Rosso".  There are many painting opportunities in the grounds of the hotel and in the town of Montefalco itself with its ancient walls, small streets and beautiful preserved houses.   Guests will be taken to the Medieval Gaite Festival in Bevagna.  This is a festival which takes place in Bevagna during the last two weeks of June.  You will be able to see ancient craft workshops exhibiting the techniques and tools to produce coins, stained glass, candles etc.  There will be a blacksmith.  a paper maker with its large machines that reduce rags to a pulp to make paper filigree, a breeder of silkworms to produce silk yarn, a potter, a herbalist and much more.  There is a medieval market with characters in period costumes that live the daily life of 1200. There will be market stalls selling goods from the period such as fabrics, iron artefacts, wax and tallow candles and various foodstuffs.  


The holiday will include an excursion with professional guide to Assisi.  Assisi has a stunning Basilica which houses the remains of Saint Francis and is highly decorated with frescos.  There will be a guided tour of a local vinyard which produces the award winning Montefalco Saagranto DOCG .  Guests will be shown how the wine is produced from grape to the finished product.  This will be followed by a wine tasting and dinner. 


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VERY GOOD VALUE

"Although the holiday appeared quite expensive when I first booked, everything was included and it was very good value. An excellent holiday for a single person".


REALLY FUN WEEK

'Enjoyed the week in Montefalco. Chris Forsey struck just the right balance for me. He is relaxed, with great sense of humour, and his approach to using mixed media inspired me make changes to my own style of painting. The hotel is quirky and I liked the informality and the feeling that we could make it 'our home' for the week. Our hosts couldn't have been more helpful and charming.  The visits were excellent although would have liked more time in Bevagna.  All in all a really fun week with the right size group, and would come again!' - Montefalco June 

 

EXCELLENT HOLIDAY

'This was an excellent holiday, coming at a difficult time for me. Chris Forsey was great fun and good company as well as being a super painter and tutor. Organisation was first class and trips memorable.. I would I've to return to Montefalco especially if Chris was the tutor again'.   Montefalco June 

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