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PAINTING  IN  ITALY

Established in 2004

FREEPHONE 0808 118 5729

PAINTING HOLIDAY IN SARAGANO, UMBRIA

This holiday is very suited for single people travelling alone .  Pick up is from Rome airport or from Perugia airport.  Saragano features in our programme every year because our guests absolutely love it.  The hotel is beautifully decorated and the Count and Contessa who own and manage the hotel ensure that everything is perfect.  Painting tuition takes place after a wonderful breakfast each day, coffee will be served at about 11 am and then a light delicious lunch served at 1 pm.  All vegetables are grown in the hotel's garden.  Guests are free to continue painting in the afternoon, swim or relax staring at the spectacular view from the hotel.  There will be an excursion to Todi one afternoon and Montefalco and Bevagna on another.   Each day ends with a delicious dinner with wine.  The farm has cattle, grows grain, produces olive oil and an excellent wine called "Montefalco Rosso".  Guests will get the chance to taste this wonderful wine each evening with dinner.      


click here to see a typical day at La Ghirlanda


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Nigel Richardson joined our holiday in Saragano and sums it up perfectly in the below article he wrote for The Telegraph.


"Playtime.  That's the spirit I started my first ever art course.  Bosh, swipe.  A few strokes of charcoal and that’ll do for the slice of lush, landlocked Umbria in front of me. Had Leonardo da Vinci been here, he would have approved of this approach, reckons my tutor for the week, Fiona Graham-Mackay. “You are the creator,” she says, “and this is the playful time. Leonardo was very aware of this.” Fiona is as diplomatic as she is encouraging, ........... for more  - click here

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DATES 


17th June 2018 with Sarah Miatt


2nd September 2018 with Jennifer Johnson


'Just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful holiday I have just had.  Sarah Miatt, I have to say was a really inspirational instructor and I can't believe how much I accomplished in just one week". - Saragano June 


 HOTEL   

LA  GHIRLANDA

 

PRICE:    £1740.00 - no single person supplement, includes airport transfers, accommodation, tuition, 6 dinners with wine, 5 lunches with wine, wine tasting and excursions to Todi, Montefalco and Bevagna.  All equipment provided if required.


click here for full programme


Optional Extras:

£35 extra per night for a Junior Suite

£50 extra per night for a Senior Suite

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DEFINITELY BOOKING AGAIN

“I really enjoyed Saragano.  The situation is stunning, and entirely conducive to painting! Jennifer was her usual brilliant self, always on hand to teach, advise and give eminently constructive criticism. The staff were extremely helpful, and the food was really delicious.  I will definitely be booking again”! – Patricia Saragano September 2016

 

ABSOLUTELY SUPERB

"Absolutely superb. Our tutor,Fiona Graham-Mackay, was brilliant: intelligent, warm, and empathetic. She has the gift of enabling students to give the very best of themselves, and to push their boundaries. The hotel chosen (La Ghirlanda) was outstanding: delicious food, impeccable service. Painting in Italy does seem to attract lovely people, and the dynamic between participants was excellent. A holiday to remember". Susan - Saragano September 2016

I LEARNT SO MUCH

"As you can see by the five stars I've rated the holiday I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The situation of the hotel is perfect with such wonderful views to paint that it was hardly necessary to venture out. If you did the village was only just up the road and the walks through the countryside were beautiful. Because our tutor Fiona was so helpful and enthusiastic I learnt so much about all aspects of art". Jill Van Looy - September 2016

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