Retreat to Relais iI Chiostro di Pienza, Italy
October 9th - October 16th 2023
Join LightScapes Studio on our travels to Pienza, Italy, for a Plein-Air painting retreat from October 9-16, 2023. The focus of this trip will be to enrich your artistic, and creative abilities on an individual basis in a culturally enriched environment. Our exciting, artistic journey will take place in the peaceful, breathtaking surroundings of the Relais il Chiostro, tucked away on the hilltop town of Pienza in southern Tuscany.
The Relais Chiostro di Pienza is a former Franciscan Convent dating back to the 13th century, located in an enviable position, in the center of the magnificent hamlet of Pienza-the heart of the Val d’Orcia. The Relais, in addition is the charm of antiquity all the history which has literally “passed” through its rooms, hides a wonderful surprise: the panoramic terrace with a garden set in the romantic Sienese hills of southern Tuscany.
All accommodations will be provided, including lodging in a private wing of the monastery with an ensuite in every room and every room will have a view of the famous Val d’Orcia. All breakfasts along with two dinners are included. We will have a day excursion to Montepulciano an authentic artigliano village you will remember for a lifetime. All local artists will be selling one of a kind treasures in their studio’s so if you want to bring home unique gifts you will not find anywhere in Italy. Today is your opportunity to enjoy a savory meal at any of the local restaurants all serving wines made right here in Val d’Orcia. We will tour the Cantina De Ricci and tour the wine cellar dating back to 1337 we will enjoy our wine tasting and tour of their Medieval tradition. We will also have a mini workshop on our retreat to Podere Il Casale where we will spend the entire day sketching painting and photographing. This is an exclusive organic farm to table experience and we will be taking a pasta cooking class all together. After our delicious meal we will paint the romantic landscape of their breathtaking tuscan farm among the cypress trees of Val Orcia.
I will supply your exclusive light weight New Wave Plein-Air Pochade box. An exclusive and detailed supply list of all necessary art supplies for you to bring will be shared with you to enhance your successful PleinAir experience in Pienza Italy. Feel free to click the house icon below it will take you directly to the bed and breakfast we will be staying in.
There will be a $500 refundable deposit when you book now in order to secure your spot. I will contact you to discuss additional payments after the deposit is received. There are only two rooms left so get booking!