The Italian The Painting Holiday III a tailor-made Painting Holiday in the Veneto Region with Harvey Kimmelman
They said it couldn't get any better after the first Italian Painting Holiday...but last September's WAS even better...and if it's true that the 3rd time's the charm, then what are you waiting for! Just ask anyone who's been on it. This year's Holiday will take place from Sunday, or May 13 - Saturday May 19 or September 2 – Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
TheRegion: The Veneto is in the northeast part of Italy. It extends from Venice, in the the lagoon of the Adriatic Sea, all the way up to the Dolomite mountains. The Veneto is a region with a thousand different faces, and it is one of Italy’s custodians of natural, artistic, and traditional treasures WhereYou’llStay: Serravalle is a hidden, medieval gem, just 60 kilometers from Venice and north of Treviso. Nestled in the foothills of the Dolomites, it is the historic center of Vittorio Veneto, a city created in 1886 by the merging of two towns, Ceneda and Serravalle YourAccommodation: You will stay in the Palazzo Galletti B&B Boutique Hotel*. This historic, 14th century Palazzo offers three beautifully restored, elegant and modern rooms with en-suite bathroom, fridge, air conditioning, heating, dining area and free Wi-Fi internet. You will be able to relax in the magnificent romantic garden, experience the finest and tastiest organic Italian cuisine and meet with other guests in our stylish and comfortable living room and library. There is a large studio where critiques can be held, or paintings finished in case of bad weather. To see Palazzo Galletti, log on to: Palazzo Galletti B&B Boutique Hotel Painting: Please bring and work in the medium(s) you prefer: oil, watercolor, pastel or drawing. There is a wealth of subjects to paint from, including townscapes and architecturally interesting buildings, landscapes with mountains, vineyards, and even rivers and water OtherIncluded Activities: Activities will include optional walking tour of the historic centre and the local markets and cooking class, two full one-day guided tours, to be determined (by group before departure). Other suggested optional Activities, not included: Wine tasting tour of Prosecco vineyards; Tour of Palladio's Villa Maser, with fresco's by Veronese, hill towns of Asolo and Possagno with visit to Antonio Canova museums.
Itinerary Saturday. Recommended Departure From U.S. for the Venice Marco Polo Airport or Treviso Antonio Canova Airport with next morning arrival Day 1–Sunday. Our Driver Will Meet You At The Venice Airport Between 9:00 Am And Noon And Drive You To Vittorio Veneto You Will Check-In At Palazzo Galletti B&B Boutique Hotel Or Similar Accommodation. Afternoon Walking Guided Tour Of The Historic Centre Of Serravalle, Where You’ll Gain Inspiration From The Renaissance Architecture Which Surrounds The Palazzo. Welcome Lunch and Dinner At Palazzo Galletti. Day 2–Monday. Morning Plein-Air Painting In Serravalle. Optional Walking Tour Of Local Market To Buy Ingredients For The Italian Cooking Lesson At Lunch. Afternoon Plein-Air Painting In Serravalle. Evening Open Critique And Discussion. Buffet Lunch & Dinner At Palazzo Galletti. Day 3–Tuesday. Morning Talk In Studio By Alma Ortolan On Fresco Painting, Followed By Guided Tour, To Be determined Lunch On Your Own And Dinner At Palazzo Galletti. Day 4–Wednesday. Full Day Plein-Air Painting In Serravalle. Meet In Studio At 6:30 For Voluntary Demo Or Critique Of Day’s Work. Buffet Lunch & Dinner At Palazzo Galletti. Day 5–Thursday. Morning: Drive To Valdobbiadene, Where We Will Paint, Sketch And/Or Photograph The Vineyards Or Town. Prosecco Tasting At Vineyard. Or A Similar Guided Tour Afternoon: Guided Tour Of Bassano Del Grappa. Lunch on your own. Dinner At Palazzo Galletti. Day 6–Friday. Plein-Air Painting In Serravalle Or In Surrounding Mountains. Meet In Studio At 6:30 For Critique Or Voluntary Demo. Farewell Group Dinner on our own Buffet Lunch At Palazzo Galletti. Day 7–Saturday. Check Out And Departure To Your Destination. Complimentary Group Transfer To Airport
The workshop includes
2 1/2, or more, full days of painting
6 nights stay and daily breakfast
3 lunches, 5 homemade, gourmet dinners
A guided tour of Serravalle in Vittorio Veneto
A day trip & guided tour to Conegliano & Treviso
One full-day trip & guided tour to the Dolomites stunning landscapes including Cortina d’Ampezzo, Misurina, and Auronzo
Daily wine tasting opportunities, coffee/tea and snacks with the exception of the one-day tour
Group Pick-up and drop-off at Marco Polo Venice International or Antonio Canova Treviso Airport between 9:00 am and noon with a comfortable van; other travel departure transport not included.