CLICK HERE: Slow Art Retreat / Ragusa, Sicily / June 16-23

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CLICK HERE: Slow Art Retreat / Ragusa, Sicily / June 16-23

from 3,100.00

Slow Art Retreat - Ragusa!

A week long retreat at a magical oasis in the south of Sicily, a lovingly restored 16th century estate (turned slow living paradise)!  Once belonging to the Knights of Malta and still bearing their iconic cross, this active farmstead produces olives, olive oil, capers, and carob harvested by locals from neighboring farms. It’s a historic property now with modern luxuries - a distinctly bohemian-artistic atmosphere. There’s also a great indoor-outdoor open living space (once stables) perfect for yoga, workshops and parties!

Our hosts, Michael & Salvatore, will be our guides for the week, and they'll introduce us to all the best of this dreamy region, Ragusa. And do these gorgeous guys know how to live-- when I arrived they had opera on surround-sound by the pool with cocktails at the ready.. My kind of villa! They will take us to dine outside a castle - the most incredible pistachio ravioli I've ever had in my life!! To secret beaches where treasures can be found on the sparkling sea floor, to magical mineral pools in white limestone gorges, to amazing baroque cities, and to a gorgeous winery to taste delightful Sicilian wines. Now if we can just pull ourselves away from the pool.. !

Our mornings will begin with yoga and meditation, a luxurious breakfast, followed by a short Italian lesson, and a slow art workshop. The workshops will include brush-lettering, intuitive sketching, and watercolor for all levels with Diva (me!). Yes, that means even those of you that have never ever done art before!! I’ve also invited our friend and incredible photographer Carolyn Stritch of @theslowtraveler. If Carolyn joins us she’ll teach travel photography for Instagram success: She'll share her approach to shooting, editing, self-portraits, landscapes, and city-scapes, as well as how to build a strong online presence.

In the afternoons you're welcome to take time for yourself at the pool & villa, or to join the group for excursions exploring the region: A visit to Donnafugata castle, a swim at soft sandy beaches with aquamarine water, long lunches with sublime sea views, wandering into baroque churches... All the while following our inspiration, taking photos, sketching, laughing, and gelato-tasting of course :)

Fee:  $3100 - $3700

To reserve your place you can pay the total amount (non-refundable) or give a $1500 deposit (also non-refundable) to be paid in full by April 1st. Contact me to pay directly.

14 Participants max.

 

 

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What's included:

  • 8 Days/7 Nights at a Private Villa (for shared option we will pair you up unless you request to room with someone in particular)
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 7 Dinners
  • 6 Slow Art Workshops
  • Daily Yoga, Meditation & Italian
  • Transportation to/from Catania Airport & during our week

What's not included:

  • Airfare
  • Lunches (TBD, itinerary to follow)

Note:  After you register I will be in touch with more detailed information regarding our itinerary. Please wait to buy your airfare until I've confirmed we've met our group minimum. We suggest you purchase travel insurance in case of any unforseen happenings.