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“Canvas to Kitchen” Tuscany, Italy May, 2016.

Canvas to Kitchen

Creatives Retreat – Tuscany, Italy
May 14-20, 2016

 $100 discount for Chestnut members before February 1, 2016

Great news: We’ve added cooking classes to our already wonderful retreat. Spannocchi is not only one
of the most beautiful, tranquil places on earth, it’s a cooking school on an 1,100 acre sustainable,
organic farm. Painters can paint. Cooks can cook…or you can do it all. Grab a friend and join us for this
magical retreat in Tuscany.

Our home for the week:
castello-di-spannocchiaSpacious, well appointed double rooms with private baths overlooking the garden and valley below. The villa
is the former Cinelli family residence furnished with antiques, and original family owned furniture consisting of a library,living room and dining room.Wine is served daily on the veranda.

Join us for an unforgettable retreat for creatives on the canvas or in the kitchen. There is something to excite everyone: hiking paths, farm animals, verdant gardens, cooking classes, beautiful vistas, eight centuries of rural history, a swimming pool, great wine and fantastic food.

Unlimited painting for creatives of all levels and all mediums- lots of inspiration. Included in the retreat is a day trip to Siena, a medieval walled city only 12 miles away….my favorite city in Italy!

Cooking classes to choose from:
angela_cookingTraditional Tuscan cooking day class- 9:00-2:30, three course meal with lunch included. Mini classes- Spannochia is an 1,100 acre sustainable, organic farm with lots of opportunities to learn about farming as well as cooking. Choose Bees and honey, olive and olive oil, Cinta Senese tour- pigs, vineyard tour, and a regional food culture class.

More information can be found on the web site: or email:

Only $1875/person – a great gift for any art or cooking enthusiast. Included:

  • Accommodations – double occupancy
  • Most meals – four course with wine
  • Excursion to Siena
  • Cooking classes
  • Local transfers at set time
  • Unlimited painting

$600 deposit. Limited spots. Sign up today
Angela Powers
614-271-9306 Feel free to call with questions.

Amanda Sites
615-400-8725 For questions about cooking classes.

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