Friday, 29 May 2015

The Health Benefits of Painting

Who knew that painting is not only highly enjoyable but can also have immense benefits on your overall health? We put together our top facts of why a painting holiday in Italy is so good for your well-being... want to find out? Then read more here 

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Pilates Retreat in Italy – A Sense of Wellbeing

Do you sometimes wonder what the benefits of a Pilates holiday are? Do you think spending a few hours a week in your local gym is enough to stimulate body and mind? Of course, Pilates is a great form of exercise anywhere. But a retreat in Italy is not just a great opportunity to improve on your skills but the perfect chance to relax and recharge your batteries. Want to find out why? Then check our blog here:

guests doing pilates by pool in sun

Monday, 18 May 2015

5 Tips for Painting Outside

With the Venice Biennale in full swing, some of our lovely painters might feel a bit nervous about painting outside amongst hundreds of tourists. We can reassure you; with an experienced painting tutor like Adrian Wiszniewski on your painting holiday, there is really no need to feel nervous. For those who need a little more reassurance or simply would like to know the best tips and tricks for painting outside, we talked to our inspiring tutor and he revealed his top secrets here

painting students on a holiday in venice

Monday, 11 May 2015

Stuffed Vegetables Recipe from Puglia

Try our stuffed aubergine recipe from Puglia! Like most regions in Italy, food in Puglia relies on seasonal produce and ingredients are sourced freshly and locally. As May marks the start of the aubergine season, we want to share one of these mouthwatering dishes, popular on our cooking holidays in Puglia. To try our recipe check 


Thursday, 7 May 2015

Top Italian Food Expressions

Who doesn’t love Italian food? From classics such as lasagne to regional specialities – Italian dishes guarantee an amazing culinary experience. But food is much more in Italy than just just food. Italian use it to express themselves in everyday life. Want to find out how? Then check today's blog post here

parsley tomatos and peppercorns

Friday, 1 May 2015

La Notte Bianca in Florence

Spring and festival season go hand in hand in Italy. With the sunshine there to stay, Italians are ready to celebrate. One of the first events of the year in Tuscany is "La Notte Bianca" in Florence which took place yesterday. But what is a "Notte Bianca"? And what can you expect from the white night? Click here to find out more 

Florence at night Notte Bianca

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Meet our painting tutor Adrian Wiszniewski

Adrian WiszniewskiAdrian Wiszniewski is our new painting tutor for Venice in June this year. The famous artist reached global status as member of the "New Glasgow Boys" and his paintings can be found all over the world. Today, he tells us a little bit more about himself and his painting background... read more here: