CLICK HERE: Slow Art Retreat / Venice, Italy / April 29 - May 4, 2018

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CLICK HERE: Slow Art Retreat / Venice, Italy / April 29 - May 4, 2018

from 3,600.00

A Slow Art Retreat - Venezia!

A day slow living creative retreat in one of the most magical cities in the world, Venice, Italy!! And let me introduce you to my Secret Venice, something few tourists ever experience. When I lived in the north of Italy I visited Venice many times, and the most enchanting moments were off-season, or late-night wanderings through empty streets & along the canals, or discovering a local dive with the best 'Spritz' ever... This retreat will encompass everything and more I love about the real Venice. We will stay in a 4-star luxury historic palazzo, explore the city like locals, all the while making time to connect to our creativity, to each other,  and follow our inspiration! 

Our mornings will begin with a luxurious breakfast, followed by a meditation, a short Italian lesson, and a slow art workshop. The workshops will be led by myself (calligraphy & sketch-booking), and I've invited Carolyn of @theslowtraveler (travel photography for Instagram success) - I'm hopeful  she'll join us again! In the afternoons you're welcome to take time for yourself gelato-tasting & getting lost along the canals, or join the group for excursions exploring the city -- tasting its delicacies, hunting the most photo-worthy alleyways, and shopping the oldest stationery stores of Europe. We'll find hidden gardens, meet local artisans in their workshops, and go for evening cichetti tours (the tastiest Venetian tapas & drinks!). 

I have also invited Leslie Rosa of @ladolcevigna to join us, who lived in Venice for several years and where she became a Sommelier! We'll meet some of her talented friends who have built their lives around sustaining the rich Venetian heritage, including an afternoon rowing traditional Voga boats through the canals of the city (& the best way to see this fairytale place)! And visiting a family glass blowing studio on the island of Murano! It will be a truly special week, whether or not you've been to Venice before -- you've never seen it like this. 

{Depending on interest, Leslie will offer a potential weekend add-on to our retreat in Venice! It will be an additional cost, May 4-6, and take us to the Veneto wine country (about an hour and a half outside of Venice). We will go prosecco-tasting at gorgeous vineyards, visit a historic Palladian Villa, and picnic with the prettiest countryside views - where we'll stop to sketch, paint, journal and lunch. Let me know if you're interested and we will update you with links as soon as it's available to join.}

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 March 1st. Contact me to pay deposit directly.

10 participants max. 

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Venice images above from Coco at @travellur / Veneto images from Leslie at @ladolcevigna


What's included:

  • Shared accommodations, 6 days/5 nights (I will pair you up unless you request to room with someone in particular)
  • Most meals (all breakfasts, 2 lunches & 4 dinners)
  • 4 Slow Art Workshops
  • Daily meditation & daily Italian
  • Group transportation
  • Rowing tour of canals
  • Calligraphy & Art supplies

What's not included:

  • Airfare
  • Some meals (2 lunches & 1 dinner - during free time, tho we will give wonderful suggestions)

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.