Tuscan wine and sketching holidays in Statiano farm. Enquire now for holidays in September 2022 at Statiano in Tuscany. We offer a 7 night sketching holiday with tutoring by visiting artist, Jane Smith. Our holiday includes visits to local villages and markets, wine tastings with our own wine from the farm and wine pairings with Tina, one of the owners and a qualified sommelier. Excursions to local places and markets will provide excellent sketching subjects and the authentic Tuscan experience. We can also trek along the wild and beautiful riverbanks of the stream Trossa. Visits to the medieval hilltop town of Volterra (Tuscan Capital of Culture 2022), the market of Cecina, and the Mediterranean coast will be included. Guests stay at Statiano, our beautiful country house in a quiet corner of  Maremma, Tuscany. Tiny hilltop villages perch above rolling fields: Montegemoli, Querceto, Montecatini, which are still relatively undiscovered. Nature will provide plenty of inspiration too; we are surrounded by beautiful woods where wildlife including foxes and turtles and flocks of jays live among the oak trees. The area is famous for Sangiovese wine and typically the cuisine will include bruschetta, pappa al pomodoro, ribollita. Holidays are held in Statiano, a beautiful stone farmhouse in a quiet country setting sur rounded by wood, 5 km from the lovely village of Micciano, where you can have a good coffee and pizza, and 5 km from  Ponteginori with its own ‘panetteria’ where we shop daily for our ‘pane toscano sciocco’ or you can have a typical aperitivo or prosecco at the nice bar down in the village.

 

Statiano offers 5 double or twin or singles en suite bedrooms. There are 4 large and panoramic apartments.
Apartments A: at the ground floor with two bedrooms, a bathroom en suite, a kitchenette and a private terrace with a
breathtaking view on the sunset each.Apartments B: private garden, kitchen at the ground floor, and at upper floor 2 panoramic bedrooms and
2 bathrooms.The outdoor pool, surrounding shaded area, covered terrace esure that there is plenty of space to relax
in comfortably.

About Jane: Artist and Illustrator Jane will guide you through sketching and drawing, giving suggestions and en
couragement, whether out on trips or back at Statiano. She will show you techniques and tips for sketching architecture,
markets, restaurants, people and landscapes, using a variety of media.
I am an artist and Illustrator based in east London. I love drawing and have been doing it ever since
I could hold a pencil. Originally from the rural north of England and Wales, I studied at what is now
the University of Northumbria then moved to London. Working briefly for the BBC led to a freelance illustration career that has lasted until the present day. Other clients have included Marks and Spencer, Jamie Oliver, Ted Baker, Greenpeace and many others. Also I exhibit widely in galleries, cafes and shops around London.
I have given art workshops for lots of groups including an art retreat in France, staff at Facebook and Marks and Spencer’s head offices and local schools and community .
I have travelled widely, but these days concentrate on Europe and the UK. I never go anywhere without at least a small sketchbook in my pocket. If I am away for more than a couple of days, I will pack a variety of sketchbooks and art materials, a box of watercolours and a few pens and brushes. To me there is nothing better than sitting sketching outside a cafe somewhere, with a nice coffee or cold beer, totally in the ‘zone’, with the sounds, smells and general ambiance of life going by, whether in a Roman piazza, a small street in Marseille, at home in London or the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

 

PRICES AND TRAVEL

 

730/950,00 €seven nights in double, twin, single room or in apartment for 2 or 4 people

-828,00 € in double / twin room with ensuite bath and shower based on 2 people sharing

-628,00 € non painting partnerin double/twin room with ensuite bath based on 2 people sharing

-950,00€ single room with en suite bathroom

-730,00 € in double / twin room in the apartment with two en suite bathrooms and kitchen based

On 4 people sharing the same apartment note this apartment has stairs.

-530,00 € non painting partner in double/twin room in the apartment with two en suite bathrooms and

kitchen based on 4 people sharing the same apartment.Note this apartment has stairs

-828,00 € single room in the apartment based on 2 people sharing the apartment with 2 en suite bathroom

and the kitchen.<note: this apartment has stairs

1000,00 € in double /twin room of the apartment with bathroom en suite, kitchen and private terrace

note: this apartment has no stairs.2 people

800,00€ non painting partner in double/twin room of the apartment with en suite bathroom, kitchen and private

terrace. Note: this apartment has no stairs.2 people

Insurance is included in the price of Your stay.

At the time of reservation, we will send all the information about.

We are one hour from Pisa international airport and we provide a pick u and a drop off service

included in the price of your holiday, on arrival and departure in all security at arrival and departure days at pre-arranged time.

ITINERARIES

 

Day 1:Pick up at Pisa International airport Galileo Galilei at 7.30, transfer to Statiano

and setting in.Time for a deserved aperitivo in the terrace before a relaxing dinner with wine.

Day 2: Leisurely breakfast and time to visit the farm and the vineyard. First session with your

tutor. Lunch at 1 pm at the shady terrace and time to relax by the pool before your next sketching session. Opportunity for some plein air session in the garden.Dinner at 7.pm with wine.

Day 3:Breakfast and working trip to the etruscan/medioevale Volterra to visit Piazza di Priori, and the roman Theatre and have a delicious coffee in the most characteristic cafè.

at ‘caffè dei Fornelli’ and visit Porta all’Arco a very impressed Etruscan town entrance.

Lot’s of time to sketch there and take reference pictures and paint.

We take a pocket lunch to go sketching.

Back home in the afternoon, and time to continue your sketching or relax in the pool.

before a delicious dinner with wine.

Day 4:Breakfast and working trip to Montegemoli, a picturesque well preserved

small medieval village. Lot’s of time to sketch, take reference pictures.

Then we reach Pomarance, visit it and Bicocchi house, and have lunch at the farmer’s shop

‘Sottovoto’ is where we can have authentic local food with a glass of wine.

back home, afternoon of painting and relaxing and dinner on the terrace with wine.

Day 5: Breakfast and morning at Cecina, first at one of the very colourful local market where we can

buy our pocket lunch.

Then we reach the beach ‘spot1’ passing through an amazing natural wood of marittime pines.

There we can have our pocket lunch and then go to the beach to reach the bar and have their delicious strong espresso.

Back home in the afternoon, and time to continue your sketching or relax in the pool.

Barbecue at 7 pm and wine.

Day 6: after breakfast sketching time and finishing off any work.

Lunch on the terrace and afternoon of relaxation. You can have a walk around until the

beautiful Micciano,or just until the river, or help Tina to prepare a nice apericena,

Day 7 : breakfast and arrivederci! Transfer to Pisa international airport Galileo Galilei at 9 to arrive at 10.15.

Please note the itinerary may be subject to minor changes due to weather and/or after

consultation with the tutor.

 

INCLUDED

 

Accomodation at the farm

Breakfast, lunch and evening meal at the farm

Pick up and drop off to and for Pisa International airport Galileo Galilei

is included. Please, arrange your flight with our pick up at Pisa airport at

7.30 pm of the 3th September, the start of your holidays at Statiano.

Refreshment throughout the day . Help Yourself with tea, coffee and herbal teas.

Excursion and visit included in the course program.

Lunches at Cecina and Volterra are not included

Lunch at ‘Sottovoto’ farmers’ shop is included.

Museums’ tickets are not included

Some art material are available here, but you are kindly asked to bring

Your essential.

Insurance is included. You are kindly asked to read the contract before booking.

 

Info: [email protected]

tel + 39 3385057879 

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