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:

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

In season: Confit Baby Artichokes Recipe

baby artichokes confit
Artichokes are amongst the world’s oldest cultivated vegetables and are said to have their origins in Sicily. As a spring produce, they are a fantastic treat for the first summer days of the year - and a great start to a delicious & healthy start in the week! To try this mouthwatering recipe click here: 

Monday, 20 April 2015

Painting courses in Tuscany: Best painting vistas

Beautiful scenery in Val D'Orcia in Tuscany

Tuscany is the perfect destination for a painting holiday. With so much natural beauty on hands, it can get rather difficult to find the perfect painting vistas - that's why we put together our top five spots for you! To find out more read our new blog here 

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

How to balance mind & body with Pilates

Happy mature woman enjoying exercise outside

Stress is a reality of a busy lifestyle; rushing around, being distracted by thoughts, feeling exhausted and stressed. This can have drastic consequences on your mental and physical health. Whilst many of us already know the positive impact Pilates can have on the body – many aren’t aware of the astonishing effects it has on our minds, too. So, why is a Pilates holiday such a perfect opportunity to balance body and mind? Find out more here: 

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Art in Florence: Top Places to Visit

Florence is one of Europe’s great art cities which makes it such a great place for an Italian painting holiday. With so much art and architecture on offer, it can be difficult though to find the best spot for a great masterpiece. That's why we put together our art guide to Florence so you can find the perfect art inspiration. To read more, visit our blog here

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Sicilian Recipe: Peperonata Con Capperi

This delicious Sicilian vegetable recipe from our Italian cooking holidays is a great as a light lunch. It is brightly coloured and delicious but also extremely good for you as it is a true Vitamin C booster! Want to learn how to make this mouthwatering dish? Then visit our blog here:

Delicious Sicilian dish Peperonata Con Capperi with recipe

Want to learn how to make this mouthwatering dish? Then visit our blog here:

Friday, 27 March 2015

3 great Pilates Exercises for Beginners

Our lovely Pilates holiday instructor Diane Parrilla tells us her 3 favourite Pilates exercises - perfect for beginners!

Pilates holidays instructor exercising in Pilates studio

Want to learn more about Pilates? Then read our new blog post here and find out how to get started with Pilates!