Painting Holiday in Bellagio // Stile Italiano Tours

Painting Holiday in Bellagio
* MEET AN ITALIAN MAESTRO AND TRY THE ANCIENT PAINTING TECHNIQUES USED BY THE WORLD FAMOUS ITALIAN ARTISTS

* DISCOVER THE SECLUDED SPOTS OF BELLAGIO WITH UNEXPECTED VIEWS SPANNING FROM PUNTA DEL BALBIANELLO TO THE PROMONTORY OF BELLAGIO

* SPEND A HOLIDAY WITH AN ITALIAN ARTIST AND ENJOY THE ARTISTIC SOUL OF ITALY WITH LOCAL PEOPLE

Day 1 – Arrival

Arrival at Milan and private transfer to your selected accommodation on Lake Como. Available accommodation at Menaggio, Bellagio or Varenna.

Day 2 – Natural Colours

Reach the hamlet of San Giovanni of Bellagio where you will get an introduction on the artistic aspects of your holiday at an authentic Bottega d’Arte, displaying some works of Abele Vadacca, the local artist who will be your mentor during the painting sessions. On this first day, you will explore the world of Natural Colours: dip into the ancient techniques of colour creation just like the ancient Masters did, it’s a tradition founded on the alchemy process. After creating your personal colours, get to the marina of San Giovanni where you will start to paint, enchanted by stunning views of the lake. During the lunch break you can explore the lovely village and at the end of the afternoon you will get back to your hotel

Day 3 – Soul Reflection

Today’s theme will be The Soul Reflection: Abele will guide you through the watercolour techniques to create your personal masterpiece that will be a unique memory of Lake Como. The painting location is Loppia, a secret spot of Bellagio where you can catch the charm and romanticism of the lake waters

Day 4 – Food tour to the Alps

Get ready for a delightful gourmet experience: a local guide will take you by train to a small village in the Alps which has been gifted with a unique attraction: the Crotti. They are natural cellars now turned into typical restaurants, formed under the boulders of ancient landslides. You will stop at different Crotti to enjoy genuine food and at a delicatessen to taste the delicious “Prosto” biscuits; you will walk surrounded by the beauty of nature and visit a soapstone laboratory producing beautiful items. You will experience a day like a local, enjoy delicious food and admiring the beautiful landscape

Day 5 – Sketches

This is another day of exploring the past while experiencing the present, a day dedicated to drawing. Choose your favourite spot in Pescallo and let your hand be guided by the Master to create your artwork with chalks and “Sanguigna” techniques

Day 6 – Precious Metals – Gold Painting

Enjoy the unique experience of precious metal painting. The colours will be created from gold, silver and copper dusts. Sketch your favourite spot that by know you have come to love and start painting guided by your emotions reflected in the lights and shades of the lake atmosphere. This is your last day of painting and we will celebrate it with a tasting of excellent wines in the relaxing lake environment

Day 7 – Departure

Transfer to the airport and departure

This is a private painting holiday for minimum 2 and maximum 6 people – The programme can be customized to suit your artistic interests and your accommodation needs

Trip Provider:
Stile Italiano Tours

Province/State/City

Lake Como

Time of Year

July-Sept 2018

Cost

$$ ($1,000 - $5,000 USD)

Duration

Six to Fourteen Days

Specific Trip Dates

Ongoing