Forget the stress of everyday life. Come and paint for a week in the beautiful north of Sicily! Here you will not only paint under the expert and pleasant guidance of an experienced visual artist/teacher but also under the fragrant branches of an old olive grove. In the shade of the olive and almond trees, you can relax on one of the many terraces. The terrain slopes south against the picturesque village of Reitano, while on the north side the valley is open to give you a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea. Once the brushes have been rinsed clean, you’ll want to head over to the beach for a dip in the sea, which is always the perfect temperature here.
An environment that inspires
Thanks to the property’s position at 350 m (1150 ft) above sea level, the temperature here is always pleasant, not too hot in summer and not too cold in winter. This part of Sicily is the greenest part of the whole island, even though it is almost invariably dry and sunny in summer.
Reitano borders on Nebrodi National Park; at 86,000 hectares (330 sq. mi), this is the largest natural park Sicily has to offer. Here you can walk to your heart’s content. There is even a 70 km (45 mi) route through this extraordinary area. At the coast below lies Santo Stefano di Camastra. This is the centre of regional ceramic production with countless shops and the Museo della Ceramica. The jar from Pirandello’s story ‚ÄúThe Oil Jar‚ÄĚ (La giara) originates here. Cefal√Ļ, 30 km (20 mi) away, is one of the most beautiful cities in Sicily. The centre is distinguished by characteristic splendour, with the renowned Norman cathedral as one of the highlights. Other cities that will surprise you:
- Tusa with the archaeological centre of Halaesa
- Pollina with its Pietra Rosa theatre and wide panoramic views
- Castelbuono and the castle ‚ÄúVentimiglia‚ÄĚ from 1317
In addition, many boat trips are offered to the Aeolian Islands.
In short, there is much more to discover here besides your own talent!
This is enjoyment as enjoyment was intended.