The travel: Founded by the Greeks in 716 BC, Milazzo releases a singular energy due to its particular location – making it the Italian city which receives the most hours of sunshine throughout the day. Praised by Homer as the land where the Sun God grazed the herds, the beauty of the landscape and traces of history combine to make Milazzo a fascinating place. Upon visiting it will become apparent why Milazzo inspires both myth and poetry.
The stay: Beautiful historic houses, still owned by the original families —Villa Elisabeth in the beautiful Capo Milazzo, and Don Gaspano with its beautiful garden and olive groves.
The Learn: You will learn how to use your hands and appreciate the importance of dexterity and time. When creating something from scratch – using the raw materials, your own hands and creativity – you will understand that quality can only be obtained with time and attention to detail. Satisfaction will be gained in valuing the quality of the artwork produced.
The painting workshop will be hosted in the timeless Feudo San Pietro, an ancient residence dating back to 1400 which belonged to the Spadafora family. The Feudo San Pietro is a precious testimony of the past. In fact, until 1800, it was the singular location of a newly declared state, planted in the heart of the territory which up until this point had been under the administration of Milazzo. Much like Vatican City and San Marino, San Pietro it had it’s own autonomous parish administration and counted 609 habitants.
Today the historical house is still owned by the descendants of Prince Spadafora, and it is they who will welcome you upon your arrival.
- 5 day painting workshop
- 3 hours of activity will take place outdoors, in the beautiful garden surrounded by the history of Feudo San Pietro.
- Our talented artisan will introduce you to various techniques
You will enjoy an extraordinary experience on the last day in which three local artisans will join participants at Feudo San Pietro. Prior to a picnic where you will enjoy local dishes and wine, the artisans will share the secret and history of ancient techniques including:
- Basket weaving
- Ceramics (learn how to make the typical Martorana Fruit dishes)
We can’t wait to meet you and to invite you into our world of creativity and learning with our Retreat with Artisans in the city of light!
The package includes:
- 5 nights’ accommodation
- Breakfast and Lunch
- 5 day painting workshop – 3 hour workshop in the afternoon at Feudo San Pietro
- 1 day with 3 artisans sampling 3 different workshops
- Picnic with local dishes, including wine and water
- Minimum 8, maximum 16 people
⮚Can include additional workshops if required e.g. embroidery
⮚ The course will be personalized upon the level of the participants
⮚ Workshops can be adapted for children
⮚ Transportation can be arranged if required
⮚ Available all year round
Price: From Euro: 800.00 per person