MAY 12 – 19

Throughout the week we will take time to get acquainted with local culture as well as the natural surroundings, allowing you to fully enjoy the many aspects this beautiful part of Tuscan has to offer.

Classes will be given by the renowned Swedish/Italian painter Michelins Gatti, who’s work was on exhibitions in Roma, Paris, Tuscany, Sweden, Finlandia (Helsinki), among others. Michelins actually lives in Sweden, but was born in Tuscany where she spent her childhood.

You will be painting in the beautiful gardens around the ancient Tuscan house, in the olive grove or in Michelina’s studio in the village. Their will be time for excursions, for example to the seaside (Cinque Terre/Golfo dei Poeti), to o​ne of the beautiful villages in the neighborhood, to local artisans or to the city of Lucca.

You will stay at a rustic, ancient Tuscan mansion equipped with all modern comforts, or in one of the comfortable rooms in a Villa on walking distance on the outskirts of the village. Both are surrounded by beautiful gardens and terraces where we will enjoy romantic dinners in the evening, prepared by our Italian chef Davide. Some evenings we will enjoy dinner in one of the local restaurants.


1025 euro per week

Non-painting partners pay 770 euro per week (double room)


All painting lessons, accommodation (including bed linen and towels), all meals (3-course with wine/digestives), all aperitifs/coffees/teas, a Tuscan cooking course, transportation during the workshop.


For more information and booking, please send an email to:, or phone (+39) 320 965 26 47 (English/Dutch/French speaking)