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Muses of Tuscany Creativity Retreat

Dorothy in TuscanyFALL 2017

Join me in Tuscany for an 8-Day Creativity Retreat

Setpember 16 ~ 24, 2017


September 30 ~ October 8, 2017


Come let the Colors of Tuscany Seep into Your Life & Art

A Retreat Like No Other 

Small Group, Individualized Painting in a Tiny Hilltop Village

Do You Know the 5 Muses of Tuscany?

#1 Wine . . .  Chianti to be specific, as that IS what one drinks in the Chianti Region of Italy. And of course, Vin Santo, the delicately sweet nectar Chef Danilo and Grandpa make in the vineyard on the hill.  

meet Chef Danilo

#2  Paint . . . Whether painting in a watercolor journal at a bicycle race in Figline, a castle in a vineyard, or with oils on the terrace overlooking the Arno Valley just down the street from your apartment ~ the colors of Tuscany began flowing immediately.  

painting the Val'darno

#3  Food . . . Chef Danilo will treat you to a traditional Tuscan dinner party in his private restaurant. From your first taste of real Italian anti-pasti to homemade pasta and Tiramasu, the real muse is in the kitchen. Your cooking lesson with Danilo confirms it. Like the Energizer Bunny, Danilo will coax Florentine Ravioli from your fingertips, whip up his Garlic Butter Sauce and serve up another dinner party. Laughing harder than you've laughed in years.  

Italian cooking lessons

#4  Tuscan Landscape . . . That dreamy landscape you imagine is everywhere! Misty morning sunrises on vineyards below the balcony, it appears different every day. Some mornings Florence drenches herself in sunlight. In the evening, she twinkles below the stars. Living in that landscape, with its ancient villages and artifacts, profoundly moves dreams to reality

view from my balcony

#5  Gracious Italian People . . .  Last but certainly not least, the Becattini family welcomes us like family. Chef Danilo and his wife, his son Lorenzo, and grand parents shower us with their magnanimous spirit. Unsuspecting of the contageous nature of such generosity of spirit, you'll open your hearts and let them inspire the colors inside you, so deeply words cannot express, so I'll show you in paint. 

plein air painting in Tuscany

Let the colors of Tuscany can seep into your life

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