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There has never been a better time to go to Italy!  Airfare is low, the trip includes your Villa room,  meals, and classes, plus you get to tour with other creatives!

Early registration discount before April 20 for $100 off.  Enter discount code: imgoingtoitaly

The first 5 that register get an additional $50 off!

Past Faux Retreat attendees contact Kathy for special discount code.

Shared room price $2249.00

Private room price $2695.00

Spouses are welcome for 35% off the Shared room price, assuming they will not be taking classes.

 

Italy         

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 instructors, and taking in some of Italy’s most gorgeous vistas and vineyards. You will 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. 

Check out the beautiful Villa where we will stay.

 

Schedule

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.

Visit Battiloro, which for 15 generations have produced real gold and silver leaf.  

 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 31

  • Spend day in Florence.
  • Zecchi Colori Belle Art
  • Tour museums
  • Late afternoon shopping and dinner in Florence.
  • We will depart for Corciano early evening.

 

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1  

  • Villa Breakfast
  • Encaustic class                                                                                                                   

 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3

  • Villa Breakfast
  • Trip to winery
  • Trip to olive oil factory
  • Tour local museums

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4

  • Villa Breakfast
  • Fresco painting with Luciano Tittarelli                                                                                                                          

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5

  • Villa Breakfast
  • Trip to Maijolica Factory
  • Cooking class at Villa                                                                   

MONDAY NOVEMBER 6

Early Departure for airport

The itinerary during our stay in Italy may change depending on tours and instructor's schedules.  Classes currently 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 given access to a private Facebook group, where you will find lots of 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.
— Kathy Boyd