These were just some weeds on the side of the road near a cemetery we stopped at.  So pretty, I made it my screensaver.

Spend time painting, exploring, shopping, taking pictures, visiting wineries and open air markets and eating gelato!

 I was surprised and pleased what a wonderful experience this was for all of us.  Plenty to see, great shopping, fantastic food and wine.  This is just a small sampling of my memories from our 2018 trip.  We were flexible; walk as much as you want or sit in a cafe and absorb the ambiance.

San Fedele  This is the restored monestary where we stayed.  We were so well taken care of.  Great friends and food.

Our Friends Helen and Dave joined us in Florence for a couple of days before they moved on to France. What an adventure.

Painting & Pictures in Tuscany, Italy

October 17-27, 2020

Enjoy ten wonderful and relaxing days at Borgo San Fedele Tuscany, a refurbished 11th century monastery near Sienna, Italy and visit surrounding villages. 

The scenery was so beautiful.  My pictures do not do it justice.

Fran Mittelstet and I along with a group of artists and friends visited San Fedele in June of 2018.  We had such a good time.  It looks like many of our original group is returning, so you will want to sign up early!

. . . and we painted and we partied; visiting 3 wineries!

It was so beautiful, everything was a pretty picture.  Just waiting to be made into paintings!

Every morning we had breakfast on the patio.






The cost of $3,850 includes:

  • Ten nights lodging in a shared room with a private bath
  • Travel arrangement from the Florence train station to San Fedele
  • Day trips to surrounding villages with a guide escort
  • All breakfast and dinners prepared by a local chef, with wine of course
  • Enjoy watercolor, mixed media and journaling workshops taught by Fran and Carol
  • Spouses and non-painters are welcomed and receive a discount
  • At the end of your stay, you will be provided with transportation to the train station in Florence where you can make your travel connections.
  • If you would like to see more of Italy on your own, we will be happy to make suggestions for addiional places to visit before or after your stay at San Fedele


. . .and we walked and walked and walked.  Seeing so many things.  People were so nice to us.  Very welcoming.