What better place to join the visual journaling craze than beautiful Cortona, Italy? Let Caroline guide you through the techniques of quick drawing, collaging and watercolor painting as we record the sights around us. She will show you how to look for telling details and edit larger views, combining travel tickets, postcards, maps and photos for finished journal pages. With Cortona as our homebase, and a local expert as our guide, we will explore Tuscan hill towns, experience an authentic Italian cooking class, and savor exceptional meals and nightly wine tastings, filling our journals with creativity as we go.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a painting of the same scene is priceless – and you will remember it forever! More information about the workshop and Caroline at www.carolinecbrown.com. If you are interested, please contact Caroline at mail@CarolineCBrown.com
Cortona city center
All-inclusive* workshop includes: Escorted group travel Florence to Cortona September 16, 2017**** Instruction in the classroom and on location Seven nights accommodations in historic Cortona** (Private room & bath) Local Etruscan Museum & Museo Diocesano All meals*** (Italian breakfast, lunch and dinner) Daily wine tasting opportunities Day trips to Assisi & Siena Tuscan Cooking class A farewell wine tasting dinner Escorted group travel Cortona to Florence September 23, 2017**** **Included with "Villa Santa Margherita" plans only. See details. ***Included with "Group Meal Plan" only. See details. ****Specific departure time from Florence airport only; time to be announced, Air travel and ground transportation to/from Cortona is not included and is the responsibility of each participant.
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Villa Santa Margherita
Saturday: Arrival in Cortona -Arrival and Check-in in Cortona at assigned hotel -6:30p Welcome to Cortona wine and chocolate tasting at La Saletta. -7:30p Dinner in Cortona at La Loccanda del Loggetta Sunday: Cortona -9:00a-10:00a Morning session at hotel -10:00a-1:00p Morning Workshop - Upper Cortona -1:00p Lunch -2:00-5:00p Afternoon Workshop
-7:30p Evening dinner in Cortona Saturday: Departure - Early morning breakfast - Morning Check-out - 8:30a Departure from Cortona
Note: Toscana Americana reserves the right to alter this itinerary.All times are approximate. Note: Transfers are provided only for programmed meals and activities away from the hotel. Note: All guests are responsible for handling their own luggage/baggage....we suggest to pack light. Note: No refunds are given for any unused aspects of the itinerary or for any activities outside the above itinerary.
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Cortona is one of the true jewels of the Tuscan “hill towns.” Cortona, which is often called the “City of Art,” has its origin as an Etruscan city that pre-dates Roman times with sections of its walls dating back some 2500 years. As is typical of Tuscan hill-towns, Cortona is a walled city that, for purposes of defense, was built atop a prominent geographical point. The stone buildings and streets not only have the romance, style, and charm that are particular to Tuscany, but also speak of the lives and times Cortona has witnessed. An encounter with Cortona is an encounter with music & art, with history and with spirituality. Getting to know this timeless city is a real rediscovery of our past. Cortona offers testimony to its history as well as an enchanting view of the landscape enclosed by Lake Trasimeno and the Apennine mountains.