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Whenever I think of my trip to Lake Como I remember the serenity I felt whilst by the lake. I’d had my fair share of Como sightings from Bond movies but I was determined to see it for myself during a 2-week, 6-city tour of Italy & Switzerland. And I can tell you now th...

We asked each of our 2017 instructors to share the best advice they ever received for their art practice and for pursuing a career as an artist. The wisdom that these artists have to share make a rich resource for any aspiring artist. Their advice is not about short cu...

Irish artist Deirdre Shanny joined Art Escape Italy as an Artist in Residence in September 2016. A life-long student of the theory and practice of art, and one of the most well-read artists we have ever met, we asked Deirdre to compile a list of her picks of the most i...

You may know Jason Arkles as the writer, producer, and host of the popular podcast The Sculptor’s Funeral, which every week dives into in-depth discussions of the history and practice of figurative sculpture. You might also know Jason as the former department head and...

I first met Coral Sisk when I went on one of her Curious Appetite Gourmet Food Tours in Florence. Coral led our group on a walking tour through central Florence to sample some its best artisanal produce and traditional Florentine dishes.  Her passions for the origin of...

Amy Florence Moseley is the founder of Studio Donatello in Florence, where she offers courses and private tuition in academic painting methods. After moving to Florence at the age of 17 to study at Charles Cecil Studios, she taught at Charles Cecil for 5 years before s...

Ponte Vecchio by Amy Florence Moseley

It’s not difficult to find a charming building or romantic spot in Florence that will capture your imagination and inspire you to set up an easel, but in case you’re a little pushed for time to explore, here’s a quick guide which sh...

If you are like me you love to try regional foods when traveling – things you can’t find at home, and dishes that connect you to and speak of the culture and people you are visiting. When visiting Florence, here are some famous traditional Florentine dishes you won’t w...

For a chilled out evening with live music check out Superfox 

Via della Vigna Vecchia, 27 

Located close to Santa Croce, Superfox is a newly opened café/ cocktail bar popular among young ex pats and English speakers, but with a growing local crowd.  It has...

Unless you are a nineteenth century art historian, an Italian native, or have spent a significant amount of time in Florence, chances are that you have never heard of the Macchiaioli. However, this short-lived artistic movement indigenous to Tuscany, which shared many...

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