Art Vacation in the hills of Parma – taste the food, wine and vistas

Paint in the secret salt smugglers alcoves and 11th century villages

We are offering 3 or 5 day painting, pastel and drawing classes in the wonderful Apennine ranges Autumn and Spring 2011 2012. For more information contact Nick Garrett  @

Nick studied under Antony Eyton and Eaun Uglow at Camberwell School of art and is an accomplished artist having exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Portrait Society, South London Art Gallery, PICA (Perth) and Fremantle Art Centre in Western Australia.  Nick will take you through the essentials of preparing the canvas or panel, refining Renaissance and contemporary ground colours, setting out the pallet and mixing characteristics according to the light and the famous luminosity of Italy.

Your days will include:
Drawing at the Parmigiano Reggiano maker’s house
Walk in the hills – Painting in utopia

Drawing the rocky mines, masons villages and trails

The green hillside Pilgrims path

The hillside 11th cent hamlet

Gourmet Lunch – Food and wine tasting (Prosciutto di Parma, Culatello, Tortelli and Malvasia wines)
Painting the Castle and valley

It is a fabulous experience that can be tailored from 3 days to 5  or 7.  There is so much to see and paint!

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Photo expeditions, drawing and painting with artist Nick Garrett

Food Piacenza (via Gusto Italia Food }{ Wine Tours)

Great holiday ideas for the new year..

Food Piacenza Image via Wikipedia Our Apennines: Our Bassa The Apennines stretch across Northern Italy with dozens of valleys and inlets that offer an intriguing and stunning holiday experiences. The Tours: 4 page Catalogue Fall 2010Download Gusto Italia Tours Xmas Voucher 2010   Bologna, Modena, Parma and Piacenza are the main cities that lie at the foot of the Apennines. … Read More

NEW Classic City Food n Wine Tastings with FWT at the Pallazo, Parma

Why not round off the perfect food tour with a fabulous cellar tasting at the Palazzo?

We are constantly asked for wine tasting destinations around Parma and now we proudly launch our Wine tasting in the city – Parma’s Piazza Duomo’s 12th century private tasting cellars now open to Food n Walk tours… here you are invited to savour DOP Culatello, Rose Secca, Prosciutto di Parma, Cuvee and Balsamico Tradizionale – tastes to last a lifetime or more… So that’s the best City destination by far.





For a exclusive food and wine tasting in the Palazzo contact Nick or Vittorio or simply fill out a contact form here

via Gusto Italia Food }{ Wine Tours