Below a sample program. (Please note we can change the program to suit your personal requirements)
Day1 – Arrival. Private transport transfer from destination airport to lodgings. We’ll have a warm welcoming meal to get to know everybody and summarize all aspects of the program.
Day2 – Mystical village of Brisighella
Day3 – Natur-Art Workshop at Carne’ Park
A truly delightful way to embrace mothernature amidst breath taking views. Activities will be concentrated on the surrounding scenery and water reflections on the lake. The workshop will be based on the unique procedure of painting with flowers and herbs etc. We’ll start with a guided walk, with a step by step commentary of the exciting story of the Sacred Forest whilst searching for ideal plants and herbs. After lunch we’ll learn how to make colours with the produces found. Then everyone can start painting. All host members plus a forestry guide will be present to offer art tuition assistance.
The Park presents a wavy landscape, with rocky outcrops, dolines, sinks and caves, covered with a mixed vegetation that is spontaneously going back to its original nature. In this area there are many karst hollows, most of them of vertical structure, some still unexplored.
Day4 – A guided visit of Cesenatico and Cervia seside
Italy’s most ancient seaport. Strolling through this picturesque location we’ll experience the authentic Italian sea-life culture and have the opportunity to explore the Marine Museum and the fish Market. For the remaining evening we’ll have time wonder along the Riviera Romagnola and savour the excellent seafood specialities. A wonderful experience for a relaxing and enjoyable day out. (Painting activity will be located along the enchanting ancient port walk).
Cesenatico was founded in 1302 as a fishing port. Seven centuries later and things haven’t changed. Renowned for its stunning canals, surveyed by none other than Leonardo Da Vinci, Cesenatico has both charm and purpose. Nearby Cervia (famous for its salt farms) boasts an array of towering medieval castles and churches, and gained everlasting recognition in Dante Alighieri’s Inferno.
Day5 – Medievil Dozza and its wonderful Murales
The Medieval Village of Dozza, one of the 100 “Borghi più belli d’Italia” is located south of Bologna, 6 km far from Imola, and is situated on the crest of a gentle hill dominating the Sellustra river valley.
In Dozza, art becomes urban landscape, through the decoration of houses’ walls, streets and squares. It’s a real open-air museum, where you can admire more than one hundred works by several contemporary prestigious artists. Inside the fortress, in the Centro Studi e Documentazione del Muro Dipinto, frescos and sketches of the painted walls are displayed.
Day6 – Mural-Alfresco Workshop
The workshop will offer a complete A to Z hands on experience dedicated to alfresco techniques. Participating member will work together to decide on a theme to title the art piece and work as group to paint it. The aim of this activity is not only to learn the alfresco technique, but to stimulate your creativity and experience how art is truly a wonderful means of communication and fellowship.
Day7 – Ferrara the magnificent Renaissance capital, treasuring some fantastic UNESCO Arts
The many museums. Far from being simple repositories for works of art, Ferrara’s collections stand out because of the way they cross-reference with the reality outside, whether that be legacies of the past or reminders of the present.
Finds from the legendary city of Spina, vestiges of the Greek and Etruscan worlds, are displayed in the rooms of Palazzo Costabili. Great paintings of the 15th & 16th Centuries are in Palazzo dei Diamanti, and in Palazzo Massari there is the art of Boldini, de Pisis, and their contemporaries.
Sights include Palazzo Schifanoia with its splendid Hall of the Months, frescoed in the 15th Century by the painters of the Ferrarese School (Palazzo Schifanoia: Temporarily closed. Reopening spring 2013); the Estense Castle, former residence of the Este dukes; the harmonious Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral and its museum with precious artworks, including an organ screen showing the Annunciation and Saint George killing the dragon by Cosmè Tura (1469), the master of the Ferrarese school. On the left side of the cathedral as you face the piazza, the Loggia dei Merciai has held shops since the mediaeval period.
Day8 – Departure. During the morning we’ll have a friendly meet to discuss opinions and get feedback comments. All members will receive a special gift and certificate of attendance presented by a member of the local council as a welcoming and thankful gesture.