COLLEY WHISSON  - TUSCANY AND THE AMALFI COAST Workshop

COLLEY WHISSON - TUSCANY AND THE AMALFI COAST Workshop
18 May - 30 May 2019

DAY 1: SATURDAY 18 MAY 2019 SAN GIMIGNANO
Tour members will be met at Florence airport at 2.00pm and transferred on to the picturesque village of San Gimignano, Tuscany. San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls form "an unforgettable skyline". This evening we will enjoy an included dinner.

DAY 2: SUNDAY 19 MAY 2019 SAN GIMIGNANO
Today you will have the opportunity to paint in San Gimignano. The "Historic Centre of San Gimignano", is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town also is known for the white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape which is grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area. Collley will paint a demonstration and then assist workshop members with individual attention.

DAY 3: MONDAY 20 MAY, 2019 SAN GIMIGNANO
Today workshop members will travel by private coach to one of the world’s greatest artistic capitals, Florence, for a sightseeing tour with a local guide. For three centuries the city was the cradle of exceptional artistic and intellectual activity, which later became known as the Renaissance. Florence was the home of Dante, Machiavelli, Michelangelo and is almost overwhelming in its wealth of art, culture and history. We will see the cathedral, with its enormous dome, the Baptistery, Santa Croce Church and famous Ponte Vecchio. The afternoon will be free for sketching, visiting museums, galleries and local sights.

DAY 4: TUESDAY 21 MAY, 2019 SAN GIMIGNANO
A full day of painting and enjoyment in spectacular San Gimignano under Colley’s helpful eye. A critique session will be held late in the afternoon.

DAY 5: WEDNESDAY 22 MAY, 2019 SAN GIMIGNANO
This morning we will travel through the Chianti countryside. Chianti offers a unique landscape, with green, gentle hills covered with wide fields of vineyards and olive groves, small stone villages, characteristic parishes and countryside homes in stone. We travel to the town of Volterra for a full day of painting. Colley will choose a location and paint a demonstration and then assist workshop members individually this will be followed by an included dinner at our hotel.

DAY 6: THURSDAY 23 MAY, 2019 SAN GIMIGNANO
Our final day of painting in San Gimignano. The town commands a panoramic view over the surrounding countryside. There is a fabulous town square, impressive church and interesting buildings, fine restaurants and inviting shops. There are many good subjects that will keep you painting all day.

DAY 7: FRIDAY 24 MAY, 2019 SORRENTO, ITALY
Today we will be transferred by private coach to Sorrento. Sorrento is a small town wonderfully located over white steep cliffs and offers a fantastic view over the Bay of Naples. Sorrento lies on a Tufa terrace and is enclosed by impressive rocks of the Limestone Mountains. For 2000 years’ visitors from all over the world have been attracted to Sorrento by breathtaking sunsets and fragrances of orange and lemon gardens.

DAY 8: SATURDAY 25 MAY, 2019 SORRENTO, ITALY
This morning we will have a sightseeing tour of Sorrento. After lunch Colley will find a wonderful painting location. He will paint his first demonstration and then move amongst the group helping members with their own paintings.

DAY 9: SUNDAY 26 MAY, 2019 SORRENTO, ITALY
After breakfast this morning 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 dips the island into different colours and enchants the artist. Colley will paint a demonstration and then assist workshop members individually. We will return to the hotel late afternoon.

DAY 10: MONDAY 27 MAY, 2019 SORRENTO, ITALY
A full day of painting in Sorrento with Colley. Helpful assistance will be provided to individual workshop members.

DAY 11: TUESDAY, 28 MAY, 2019 SORRENTO, ITALY
After breakfast we will travel to the Amalfi coast. The Amalfi Coast, is a stretch of coastline on the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula of Italy, extending from Positano in the west to Vietri sul Mare in the east. The Amalfi coast is a mixture of history and nature, with a lot to discover and today Colley will help you capture all the colour and excitement of the Amalfi Coast.

DAY 12: WEDNESDAY 29 MAY, 2019 SORRENTO, ITALY
Our final day of painting in Sorrento with Colley Whisson. In the afternoon there will be a final critique session followed by a farewell dinner to celebrate our time in Italy.

DAY 13: THURSDAY 30 MAY, 2019 DEPARTURE
Tour Members will be transferred to Naples airport in time for flights departing after 12.00pm midday.