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Vacation Art Course 

Puglia, Italy



Discover the charm of Puglia, Italy, where the coastal breeze meets picturesque villages, olive groves, and winding cobblestone streets. Immerse yourself in the local culture and indulge in the delicious cuisine while taking in the stunning views of the Adriatic Sea. Come experience the beauty of Puglia for yourself on this 6 day art retreat.

When & Where

Italy inspires artists with its beauty. 

Join us for a week-long painting retreat from October 14-19, 2024 through the stunning landscapes of the heal of the boot, in Italy!  With pencils, sketchbooks, and watercolors in hand, the possibilities are endless. Let's capture the beauty of this region together, while indulging in traditional food and wine. Book your spot now and experience the perfect blend of relaxation and inspiration.


My name is Holly McWilliams

As an art educator with a lifelong passion for painting and creating art, I have developed a wide range of classes, workshops, and programs for artists of all levels. From beginners to advanced professionals, I have successfully taught thousands of people how to hone their artistic and express their unique inner artist. Through my personal work, I have gained wisdom that I love to pass down to encourage and empower others.

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My name is Cassandra Torgerson

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What to Expect

Experience the best of Puglia with our curated itinerary.  Rest easy in our hand selected accommodations with transportation to and from the airport.  Each day brings a new experience and opportunity to create art and memories that will last a lifetime.   Whether its a cooking class with Mamma Maria, getting lost in the charming trulli streets of Alberobello, or a beach paint out paired with an aperitif and Aperol Spritz, you will find yourself lost in the charm of Italy.   Evenings are left free to wandering the streets to find some of the most amazing restaurants that Monopoli has to offer.  

We will visit Alberobello, the city of trulli and later we go in the countryside where an apulian family, in the evening, will show us to make the best panzerotti, the famous Apulian street food. After we will have an a typical family Apulian dinner with homemade focaccia, pizza, salami and cheeses. Of course wine and limoncello homemade are also included.

6) Apulian cooking class with mamma Maria! 
We will go in the countryside and we will prepare orecchiette fresh pasta and antipasti with Mamma Maria, we will have a typical family lunch

4) Focaccia, Primitivo Wine & Fiat 5005) Beach Party & aperitif 
A day in a beach & an apulian aperitivo, focaccia, rustici di carne and spinach, many things to eat and 3 Aperol Spritz per person. Music

4) Focaccia, Primitivo Wine & Fiat 500 tour 
Driving in Monopoli’s countryside, we will arrive in a Casale where we will prepare focaccia together. We will also have a wine tasting in a cellar with 2 apulians wines, white Locorotondo and Primitivo.

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