Italian painting & Drawing retreat
Emilia-Romagna, Italy 9-15 July 2022
Tutor Karen Iredale Lucas
Location Casa Bezzia, Localita Pietracervara 102, BARDI 43032, Parma, Italy
Hostess Sylvia Bell
Itinerary in brief
Saturday 9th July
Plan to arrive Saturday morning in Bologna – time dependent on flight bookings.
Mini bus to pick us up at designated time.
Arrive at Casa Bezzia guest house: introduction to studio, the lodge & area.
Evening arrival meal: Prosecco & Lasagne supper.
Sunday 10th July
9.30am mini bus takes students to Go ‘Il Groppo’ close up view of the castle in Bardi for the morning.
Lunch at La Colmba.
2.30-4.30pm – After lunch continue view of Castle but from across the river.
6.30pm evening meal back at Casa Bezzia.
Monday 11th July
Pick up at 8.30am Pianelleto (Picnic delivered)
6.30pm lunch back at the lodge.
Tuesday 12th July
Pick up around 9.30am – Culture day to Parma.
Arrive at 10.30 – drawing in the central square.
Lunch to be agreed.
Visit Palazzo Della Pilotta – Piazza della Pilotta 5, Parma optional.
4.15pm Mini bus to pick us up.
4.30-5.30pm – Wine tasting in Local Vineyard just outside Parma.
6.30pm Dinner at Casa Bezzia.
Wednesday – 13th July
Mini bus to pick us up at 9.30am Costageminiana, beautiful remote deserted village with church.
Lunch to be provided – picnic will be provided for 12.00am.
Pick up at 1.30pm.
Use of studio, to review and look at images. Personal development.
6.30pm Cooking demonstration, English speaking Italian Lisa. Hand made (pasta & dessert) which becomes dinner.
Thursday 14th July
Mini bus coming at 9.00am for Market Day in Bardi. Opportunity to draw people at the market and pick up local produce to bring home.
1.00-2.30pm Lunch in Pellicano restaurant in Bardi
Afternoon in studio – looking at wild flowers or market flowers.
Dinner on return & packing.
Friday 15th July
Mini bus pick up. Bags in the bus – visit to artisan Parmesan cheese maker. Sketch book Drawings of cows, cats etc, plus opportunity to purchase the most delicious parmesan cheese.
Leave for airport. Time to be agreed.