Three Types Artistic & Creative Holidays You Can Enjoy In Tuscany
Posted by Virginie (06/07/2017)
It’s not just romance that can be found in Tuscany. Beauty can ignite romance and passion. but it can also inspire creativity. What better place to get your creative juices flowing than amongst the breathtaking countryside in Tuscany? It’s no wonder the author of ‘Under The Tuscan Sun’, Frances Mayes found such inspiration here.
Tuscany is also a magnet for culture and art, with Florence being the artistic hub. So, if you are after more than time away to unwind, and want to escape somewhere to complete a project or find the creative motivation you need, hide away in Tuscany for a few weeks. Here are some creative activities and holidays you can enjoy in Tuscany.
1. Painting holidays
There are plenty of painting classes and workshops you can attend throughout Tuscany, including courses for complete beginners. The magical and awe-inspiring vistas across Tuscany have been transformed into spectacular paintings by artists for centuries. There’s just so many beautiful views and interesting things to paint throughout the region.
Combine a few days of painting, with adventures to medieval hilltop towns, and visits to enchanting cities like Florence and Siena where you can admire Tuscan artistic masterpieces in the art galleries. Florence Art School is a wonderful place to visit, they run courses in traditional Italian decorative arts. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to paint, Tuscany is quite simply an artist’s dream.
2. Cooking courses
There’s an endless selection of cooking classes and experiences to choose from in Tuscany. Attend a cooking class at a local family run restaurant where you can learn how to cook dishes from scratch. Then, head back to your self-catering apartment in Tuscany and test out some of your new skills. Our self-catering apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen.
If you feel like being extra creative, visit the local food market and pick up some fresh ingredients, and rustle something up based on what you find. Fresh, local ingredients are a crucial part of Tuscan cooking, the locals will make dinner based on what vegetables and foods are in season.
We have put together a list of all our favourite cooking classes and schools in Tuscany, click here to book one. Or, if you would prefer to be wined and dined, why not give yourself a night off and book yourself a private chef?
3. Photography holidays
If you are passionate about photography, you can put your skills to the test in Tuscany. There’s literally something to photograph around every corner. Make the most of your time in Tuscany and take a photography class where you will learn how to photograph some of the region’s hidden gems. Take pictures of everything from vineyards and wine cellars, to olive groves, Chianti farms and classic Italian gardens. You will return with some absolutely stunning pictures of Tuscany that you can treasure forever and use for your photographic portfolio.