ABOUT OUT TRIP TO THE ITALIAN LAKES
Paul will take us to the finest spots along the shores of the picturesque Italian Lakes. The region is considered one of the most beautiful areas in Europe and is a haven for artists of all kinds.
We will explore the many lakeside towns, with its Renaissance architecture, Italian villas and terraced gardens. Our base will be the southwest corner of the peaceful Lake Maggiore, from where we will go on daily excursions to visit towns, villas, churches and gardens. Since we are in a lake district, some days we will do our exploring by ferry, other days by minibus.
The many islands in Lake Maggiore has some of the most magnificent gardens in all of Europe. One of the highlights will be visiting Isola Bella, with its Baroque palace, and its impressive fragrant gardens where white peacocks wander freely around.
Under Paul’s guidance, we will be able to explore both traditional and modern techniques while visiting many of these charming towns and villages.
ABOUT THE REGION
Widely considered one of the prettiest areas of Europe, the Italian Lakes area was once a playground for nobility and royals, visible in the many palaces and castles dotting the lake shores.
There are five major lakes in the Italian Lakes district: Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano, Lake Como, Lake Iseo and Lake Garda – and each has its own particular character.
Lake Maggiore was once the home of Ernest Hemingway. This is where he found inspiration to write “A Farewell to Arms”. It seems like not much has changed since that time; Lago Maggiore is still a peaceful oasis with a wonderful temperate climate year-round.
Lake Como is more of an upscale resort area with many lakeside historic towns, and with a scenic setting by the foothills of the Swiss and Italian Alps. One of the most famous towns in Lake Como is Bellagio, known for its Italian villas, terraced gardens and cobblestone streets.
The Italian Lakes area has a mesmerizing, timeless beauty where we will find endless inspiration to design, generate and create art.
Alpine Creative Tours
Att Lo Mathews
Po Box 6896
Dillon, CO 80435
“The Young Maestra”
The session was a 1.5 hour demonstration endeavor.
The beautiful young musician was playing on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado.
"And the sounds we make together,
Is the music to the story in your eyes."
Art is one of the greatest methods of communication human beings have ever created. Art is romantic, humorous, inspirational, historical, and so much more. The passion of the artist is boundless and truly for myself I live art. My dreams my every day thoughts and creativity feeds upon this nourishment for my life and soul.
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