Join artist and teacher Margaret Best for a botanical painting workshop on the rugged coast of Puglia in southern Italy. Participants will begin their excursion by exploring the white-washed buildings and cobbled streets of Monopoli, then spend seven days at a restored farmhouse, painting in a garden studio overlooking olive groves and the Adriatic Sea.
Other highlights of the tour, organized by Quench, include visits to nearby Baroque towns, a botanist-led tour of the Botanic Gardens of Monopoli, entrance to the private Pomona Gardens and a hands-on cooking class with a Puglian chef. A final evening reception will showcase the artists' works to the local community.
Dates: Oct. 16-24
Price: From $3,950 per person, double occupancy; single supplement available. Includes eight nights' accommodations in boutique hotels, some meals, exclusive use of an art studio and five days of personal instruction by Best. International airfare not included.
Info: Quench, (416) 366-2777