Casa Berti Workshop - Lucca, Italy - November 3rd - 9th, 2019

Sale price Price $2,500.00 Regular price

Join Carmelo Blandino for an exclusive retreat into the Italian countryside for a week of blossoms floral painting. Improve your painting skills during five days of classroom lectures, studio, and outdoor instruction.

Included are five days of instruction from Carmel Blandino and six nights accommodation, as well as breakfast, lunch, dinner, and wine (daily). Meals are prepared by a personal chef using all of the finest local ingredients. It is certainly an experience of a lifetime, and one which will let your artistic spirit soar. 

Dates: Arrival Sunday, November 3rd.  Departure Saturday, November 9th.  Workshop November 4th thru 8th.

Contact Sue Enos ( for details about accommodations

No refunds for cancellations.

Cast Berti is a 17th Century Tuscan estate located in the Renaissance city of Lucca. The host and owner of the estate, who is a true English gentleman, will also be your gracious tour guide for the week. The well-appointed estate is spacious, and tranquil. The grand art studio is absolutely stunning. The beautiful landscaped grounds and olive gardens of Casa Berti are bordered by the countryside with many picturesque plein air painting locations nearby. 

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Note: Those traveling to Lucca, may fly into any one of three airports. All airports are accessible to train stations which will take you to the Lucca railway station. Upon arrival to the Lucca railway station, students will be picked up by a private driver and escorted to the Casa Berti estate.

Pisa - Galileo Galilei International Airport (15-minute train ride to Lucca)
Florence - Amerigo Vespucci Airport (1 ½ hour train ride to Lucca)
Rome - Leonardo da Vinci Airport (3 ½ hour train ride to Lucca)

     *All additional information will be emailed upon enrollment and as workshop date approaches. 

    In the event of workshop becoming full, please contact Sue Enos at to be put on a waiting list. You will be notified immediately when a new workshop is offered, or if space becomes available.