Early registration discount before April 1. Enter discount code: imgoingtoitaly
Past Faux Retreat attendees contact Kathy for special discount code.
OCTOBER 30 - NOVEMBER 6, 2017
Come to Italy this fall and awaken your senses at Faux Retreat Italy. This is no ordinary trip, but an adventure of creativity and soul quenching activities you’ll never forget. Your days will be leisurely, with some days in classes with some amazing Italian instructors, taking in some of Italy’s most gorgeous vistas and vineyards. You’ll experience exquisite wines and learn to cook rustic and authentic cuisine and take time to soak up the charm of majestic buildings and the beauty of the Italian landscape. You will also spend a day in Florence taking in all the sights and history it has to offer. Spark your creativity, try something new, and make a memory that will last a lifetime.
We will be staying at an elegant ancient house located in front of the medioeval Castel of Pieve del Vescovo, and just 5 min away from one of the most beautiful old towns in Italy: Corciano. We are only 1 1/2 hours from Florence and 2 hours from Rome.
Meals at Villa - Bibi and her assistants do all of the cooking of the wonderful meals! Breakfast is serve yourself, lunch is one course with wine and water and dinners are typically 2-3 courses with wine and water.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 29
Departure day from U.S.A.
MONDAY OCTOBER 30
Arrival in Italy - There will be transportation available from Florence at a designated time.
We will stay over in Florence on arrival an tour this glorious city the next day.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 31
Spend day in Florence.
Zecchi Colori Belle Art
Late afternoon shopping and dinner in Florence.
We will depart for Corciano early evening.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1 Villa Breakfast
Encaustics with Lora Murphy
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3
Trip to winery
Trip to olive oil factory
Tour local museums
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4
Fresco painting with Luciano.
Cooking class at Villa
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5
Villa Breakfast Trip to Maijolica Factory
MONDAY NOVEMBER 6
The itinerary during our stay in Italy may change depending on tours and instructor's schedules. Classes being scheduled are Italian plaster, Encaustic, Art Resin and Fresco.
Included: Classes, Lodging at Villa, all meals eaten at Villa, transportation during retreat.
Not Included: Airfare, gratuities, museum admissions, solo tours.
After registration you will be sent information and helpful tips including, passport, trip insurance, travel, and more.
Special thank you to Carrie Chimenti who proposed the idea of an Italy retreat to me several years ago. Carrie is a Decorative Artist from Wisconsin, who used to work at the Villa where we will be staying. Carrie is very familiar with Italy, in particular Florence and Rome.
If you would like to extend your trip, Carrie is offering to be your tour guide in Rome starting on November 6. This is NOT part of the retreat, so all arrangements, including fees, transportation, lodging, etc. will have to be made through Carrie.
_ Kathy Boyd