Cotto in Tuscany


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 LuccaCotto EntranceCotto View

Piazza in Lucca

Cotto Entrance

Cotto View

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 LandscapeCastle VerrucolaCaskets in Cotto

Still Life and Landscape

Castle Verrucola

Caskets

In 2017 Bettina is going to the following locations: in the UK there’s Devon and Scotland, in Italy there’s Cotto, Tuscany and Sicily of course, in Portugal there's the Algarve, and for the more adventurous there’s Morocco.

 

Cotto in Tuscany

La Vecchia Canonica

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May 14 - 21, 2017

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Beginners and accomplished painters welcome!

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Day trips with picnics at painting locations

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Regional cuisine and wines

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Special dietary needs met

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Swimming Pool

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Price includes bed, full-board, painting tuition and transport to/from painting locations

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£895

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No single room supplement

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£50 discount for friends sharing twin room and for non-painting partners

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