FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


  • WHAT IF I'M NOT EXPERIENCED IN ART, IS THIS RETREAT STILL FOR ME?
    Yes, all of our courses are intended for beginners or for the more experienced artists willing to improve or simply try something new.
    We also work with more experienced painters who simply need a well-equipped studio space and want to use our printmaking equipment.


  • CAN A FRIEND/PARTNER WHO DOESN'T WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ART CLASSES COME ALONG?
    Yes, non-participants are welcome - the extra fee for non participants is only € 450 which includes accommodation and all meals.

  • WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ROOMS?
    Guests are provided with freshly laundered linens and towels on arrival. There are toiletries such as soap, shower gel and shampoo provided, as well as hair dryers.

  • IS THERE WIFI? Yes there is an open signal available around the studio.

  • IS IT NECESSARY TO HIRE A CAR?
    No. You will be spending most of your time in the studio and field trips are included. However, if you are coming with a non-painting partner who wishes to explore the area, a car is essential.

  • HOW MANY GUESTS ARE ON EACH COURSE?
    The number is limited to 6 guests, in order to ensure a lot of one-to-one teaching.

  • HOW DO I GET THERE?
    Guests arriving from any Rome airports will find a coach departing outside the terminals to Pescara, stopping en-route at Torre de Passeri, where we will pick you up. We provide transfers from Pescara airport or station for an extra € 80 (pick up and drop off).

  • WHAT ABOUT OUR MEALS?
    We provide delicious Italian home-made food using fresh local ingredients. Breakfast will be served at 8 am with a choice of your preferred food (let us know in advance) - Lunch at 1:30 will be buffet style while dinners will be served at 6:30 pm
    We can cater for simple requests like vegetarian, but we do need to know in advance.

  • WHAT TIME IS CHECK-IN AND CHECK OUT? Check-in is after 2 pm. We officially begin around 7pm with an orientation and welcome drink before our first dinner.
    Unfortunately, we can not accommodate early check-ins nor late pick-ups. If you arrive much later we can help you arrange a private taxi. All departures must be scheduled between 9 and 11:30 am.

  • HOW DO I SIGN UP? Send us an email
  • email: colleenco@gmail.com