Extra Activities for painters and for non-painting partners

Tuscan cookery with Giulia Scarpaleggia of fame.  Well known food blogger and author, Giulia Scarpaleggia. Cook  authentic seasonal recipies learned from her Grandmother in her family kitchen in Tigli.  Giulia is  available for putting on workshops during the painting courses for those who would love to experience her vivacious passion for Tuscan food.  She can come and cook with a group at the Art Centre or she can take you to her wonderful house in the country to cook in her own kitchen. Depending on group size. 

lemon and white chocolate cake



Wine Tasting Tour of Chianti

Enjoy a perfect day out with a guided tour of some of the wonderful local vineyards of Chianti nearby Casole. Linda translates into Englsih after Nicola describes the perfect day visiting three local vineyards, having lunch and finally taking a dip in the Cecina River.  Nicola is standing outside  L' Osteria del Caffe Casolani in Casole d'Elsa is a wonderful little restaurant and wine merchant.  He is very knowledgeable about the wines of the area.



There are limitless possibilities for walking around the area. Fabulous countryside for walking lies all around in every direction from Casole.



Tennis and Swimming

During August there is a public swimming pool open in the village. A tennis court is available all through the season. There is a small 'plunge-pool' in the Centre itself ideal for cooling off on a summer afternoon.


Italian Language lessons can be arranged for small groups or for individuals


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