With magnificent views to the mountains of Carrara, La Vec-chia Canonica provides the painter with perfect surroundings of, unspoilt Tuscan landscapes. Perched on the edge of the village of Cotto, the villa lies close to the borders of Tuscany and Liguria, the regions enjoyed by Art critic Andrew Graham Dixon and Chef Georgio Locatelli in their recent BBC series ‘Italy Unpacked'.
The villa is set in an acre of terraced and secluded gardens with mature trees and vines. There is also a swimming pool surrounded by shaded terraces where you can enjoy an invigorating dip or relax with a glass of wine and watch the sun sink over the verdant hills.
Piazza in Lucca
In addition to painting in and around Cotto's old washing places, rustic farm cottages and irresistible domed church, we will also go on painting trips to, for example, the medieval market town of Fivizzano, the private cloistered convent of Il Convento Di Carmine, and the imposing Castle Verrucola.
You will also have the opportunity of going on an excursion to the ancient walled town of Lucca, famed as an historic centre for the arts and architecture, stylish shops and ice cream parlours.
This part of Tuscany is unique in its beauty and is perfect for both the beginner and the accomplished to enjoy the pleasures of painting!
Still Life and Landscape