Italy 2015

Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, May 31
Meet at designated spot in Bari for pre-paid coach to Alberobello (World Heritage Site). Check-in at trulli village
and welcome to individual trulli.
6pm: Power-point presentation and introduction to art journaling workshop in Puglia
8pm: Welcome dinner at Alberobello

Monday, June 1
9:30am: Morning art lesson in Alberobello, the trulli capitol of the world.
12:30pm: Lunch on your own in Alberobello.
4:30pm: Departure for Martina Franca. Bus tour of Itria Valley, land of the Trulli, sweeping landscapes, centuries-old olive trees and scents of Puglia. Short walking tour through Martina Franca. Dinner on your own in the town.
9pm: Departure for Alberobello.

Tuesday, June 2
8:30am: Departure for Castel del Monte (13th Century "Wonder of the World"). Workshop at Castle.
12:30pm: Lunch in nearby Masseria.
3:30pm: Visit to Grotte Castellana (neolithic cave). Evening free and dinner on your own in Alberobello.

Wednesday, June 3
8:30am: Departure for Matera (in the province of Basilicata). The town is a World Heritage Site and was the location
for Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. Workshop and lunch on your own in Matera.
3:30pm: Departure for Alberobello.
7:30pm: Power-point presentation on Puglian artists followed by dinner at a popular Apulian restaurant in Alberobello.

Thursday, June 4
8:30am: Departure for Oria. Workshop on the grounds or inside Castle Svevo. Visit to catacombs and mummies.
Lunch on your own at Illyria Restaurant.
3:30pm: Departure to Grottaglie and a chance to wander through the ceramics center of Puglia.
6pm: Departure for Alberobello. Dinner on your own

Friday, June 5
8:30am: Departure for the archeological site of Ignazia and museum. Workshop near the ancient Greek and Roman ruins. Lunch on your own at La Ancora, a popular fish restaurant on the Ionian coastline.
3pm: Departure for Alberobello
7pm: Cooking class and dinner in Alberobello

Saturday, June 6
8:30am: Departure for Lecce, the Baroque capital of Puglia. Workshop in the square bordered by a Baroque church and a Baroque palace, now a municipal building. Wander on your own through the town to capture the Baroque colors in your art journal. Lunch on your own in Lecce.
4pm: Departure for Alberobello. Farewell dinner in Alberobello

Sunday, June 7
10am: Farewell meeting and display of art journals with a chance for everyone to explore and comment. Workshop concludes.
12pm: Departure for Bari