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Desarae Lee’s

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November 1-10, 2016

Contignano, Italy



Desarae’s Sketchbook Journaling workshop will be held in the heart of Tuscany, in a 500-plus year old villa, which has been in Giuseppe’s family for generations. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a working olive farm, but it will be our home-away-from-home for 10 days. We will have access to all the wonderful sites, via our drivers, Claudio, Mitry and Remigio, who have grown up in the region and know all the best places to see and discover.

Each bedroom is charmingly decorated and large enough for two people to share easily. Single supplements are limited, but available on a first-come, first-reserved basis. There is a studio for 24-hour use and our meals will be served daily in the large dining room.

The owners, Giuseppe and Paula, will be happy to give a tour of their ancient cantina (wine cellar), as well as PolarBear (2)recommendations for outings. There are so many fabulous areas to visit, it’s likely you will choose to come back again. The art in this area is rich and varied, and the food is delectable. Perhaps we will visit a winery or a 1000-year-old abbey on one of our jaunts. But you don’t have to travel far to see amazing things: our home is nestled right under the watchful gaze of Contignano, a tiny village of only 300 people, built in the 800’s and just a few minutes from the Radicofani castle ruins.

This is an all-inclusive holiday, which means everything is provided for you, with very few exceptions.

Included for your pleasure are:

  • All accommodations for your 10-day/10-night stay (departing on the 11th day.)  Double occupancy is recommended, but a very limited number of single supplements are available.) Rooms are typically en suite.
  • Meals included: 10 continental breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners. Special dietary requirements are honored when possible.
  • Aperitif daily.
  • Wine with meals.
  • Ground transportation to and from the Florence International Airport on specified days and times. (Do NOT make your air reservation until the workshop is confirmed. You will be advised ahead of time.)
  • All day trip transportation and entrance fees to sites, when required.
  • Daily instruction by Desarae.
  • Unlimited use of the studio.

What is not included:

  • Your airfare.
  • Your chocolate and spending money.
  • Alcoholic beverages over and above the usual mealtimes.
  • Any additional extended stays in the area outside the schedule of this workshop.

The regular cost of this creative holiday is $3399.USD. If you pay in full at the time of registration, we offer a $100. discount. Single supplements are available on a first come, first paid basis and are subject to availability (see below and click the option for Single Supp).

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