Chan Dissanayake - AMALFI COAST & PUGLIA, ITALY Workshop

Chan Dissanayake - AMALFI COAST & PUGLIA, ITALY Workshop
7 SEPTEMBER TO 19 SEPTEMBER, 2019

DAY 1: Saturay 7 September, 2019 Lecce, Italy
Workshop members will be met at Brindisi airport at 2.00pm. Please ensure you allow ample time to collect your luggage prior to the departure time. We then travel to Lecce sometimes described as the ‘Florence of the Baroque’ or the ‘Rome of the South’, Lecce lies in the region of Puglia, down at the heel of Italy’s boot, surrounded by attractive countryside, seashore and small towns. Lecce has a lovely historical centre and will provide many wonderful subjects. This evening the group will meet Chan for welcome drinks followed by an included dinner.

DAY 2: Sunday 8 September, 2019 Lecce, Italy
This morning we will enjoy a walking tour of Lecce. We will see the Basilica di Santa Croce, Piazza Sant’Oronzo and Piazza del Duomo. In the afternoon Chan will choose a great subject in Lecce to demonstrate and then help tour members individually.

DAY 3: Monday 9 September, 2018 Lecce, Italy
Today we travel to Gallipoli. The evocative old town is a limestone island linked by an old bridge to the mainland of Italy. Its maze of streets zig zag between numerous churches and hidden alleys. Chan will find some wonderful subject that will keep you painting all day.

DAY 4: Tuesday 10 September, 2019 Lecce, Italy
A full day of painting in Lecce with Chan. Helpful assistance will be provided to individual workshop members.

DAY 5: Wednesday 11 September, 2019 Lecce, Italy
Today we travel to Arbelobello famous for its unique small historical houses called Trulli. Arbelobello is a Unesco World Heritage site since 1996 thanks to the unique architectural and historical value of trulli houses. They are considered one of the best examples of vernacular architecture in Europe. Chan will find some wonderful subjects that will keep you painting all morning. In the afternoon we will travel to Martina Franca, to see and photograph the picturesque town centre with whitewashed winding lanes.

DAY 6: Thursday 12 September, 2019 Lecce, Italy
This morning we will travel to Otranto for a day of painting. The town’s main attractions are the twelfth-century mosaic in the town’s Romanesque cathedral and Castello Aragonese. This evening we will enjoy an included dinner at our hotel.

DAY 7: Friday 13 September, 2019 Sorrento, Italy
Today we will say farewell to Puglia. We will then be transferred by private coach to Sorrento. Sorrento is a delightful small coastal town on the Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi coast is a mixture of history and nature, with many beautiful subjects to paint and discover.

DAY 8: Saturday 14 September, 2019 Sorrento, Italy
Sorrento was founded during the Roman Empire with ceramics and lemoncello (a lemon liqueur) being among the local specialities. This morning we will have a walking tour of the beautiful town of Sorrento. We will visit the lively Piazza Vittoria and Tasso Square and get a sense of local life as you stroll around the fishing harbor and take in the views from the public gardens. In the afternoon Chan will paint a demonstration and then move amongst the group helping members with their own paintings.

DAY 9: Sunday 15 September, 2019 Sorrento, Italy
After breakfast we will travel by boat to the Island of Capri. Capri is a breathtaking area of natural beauty in the Bay of Naples. During the day the light sets over the island and creates different colours, enchanting the artist. Chan will paint a demonstration and then assist workshop members individually. We will return to the hotel late afternoon.

DAY 10: Monday 16 September, 2019 Sorrento, Italy
A full day of painting in Sorrento with Chan. Helpful assistance will be provided to individual workshop members.

DAY 11: Tuesday 17 September, 2019 Sorrento, Italy
After breakfast we will travel to Positano for a day of painting. Positano is a dramatically beautiful town clinging to the cliff face as if about to cascade into the turquoise waters below, Chan will help you capture all the colour and excitement of the Amalfi Coast.

DAY 12: Wednesday 18 September, 2019 Sorrento, Italy
Our final day of painting in Sorrento, Chan will find a great spot to paint and assist workshop members individually. Tonight we will celebrate our time in Italy with an included farewell dinner.

DAY 13: Thursday 19 September, 2019 Departure
Tour members will be transferred to Naples airport in time for flights departing after 2.00pm.