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PAINTING  IN  ITALY

Established in 2004

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PAINTING HOLIDAY IN PECCIOLI, TUSCANY

“The hotel was stunning, like being a guest in a grand private family villa! The staff were very helpful and supportive, the food was delicious, and the beautiful gardens and swimming pool were wonderful. We even had a studio, in a converted stable block! Our tutor, Jennifer Johnson, was excellent. She gave us so many helpful tips I wish I had written them all down! I was pleased to explore methods of drawing in sketchbooks, rather than trying to achieve a complete painting every day. A very successful week amongst a lovely group of likeminded people”.  – Peccioli September 2019

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Dates:


Monday 21st September 2020 with Jennifer Johnson


Hotel

Pratello Country House Hotel


Price:  £1800.00, no single person supplement, includes airport transfers from Pisa,  hotel accommodation in Deluxe Double room, tuition, 6 dinners with wine, 5 lunches with wine, excursion to Volterra with guide and Peccioli.  Flights are not included.


Options:  Upgrade to a Suite with Jacuzzi £65.00 per night


Guests not participating in any activities sharing a double room will receive a £300.00 discount


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We had absolute fantastic feedback from guests after their week in Prattelo Country House.  It is a fabulous hotel surrounded by beautiful gardens.  It tickes all the boxes for our painting holiday.  It's small, owner managed, tastefully decorated, beautiful pool, studio space and most importantly a multitude of beautiful areas to paint.  The hotel is situated about 45 minutes from Pisa Airport which is where we will be collecting guests.  There will be a day painting in Peccioli and there will be an excursion to Volterra. Velathri, the Etruscan name of the town, was one of the twelve main towns that belonged to the Etruscan confederation; at the end of the 4th century BC.  After the Frankish and Lombard dominions, Volterra passed under Roman control and changed its name into Volaterrae (where the modern name comes from); later, it fell under Florentine supremacy until the town passed under the Grand Duchy of Tuscany before finally becoming part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1860.  


Volterra is a walled town.  The central Palazzo dei Priori has medieval frescoes and a bell tower with expansive views. Volterra Cathedral has a marble entrance and a gilded coffered ceiling. Nearby are the remains of the Etruscan Acropolis. The Guarnacci Etrurian Museum has a rich collection of archaeological artifacts. The Roman Theater complex includes the ruins of 3rd-century baths.  There will be a guide who will show our guests the most important sites of Volterra.


Sunday is a free day for guests to visit Florence, Lucca or Pisa which is easily accessed by train from the town of Pontedera. 



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