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Art Class in Italy

Art Class in Italy

Tuesday, 21 December 2021 12:09

News Release: Tuesday, December 21, 2021

About: Ciao Asheville Presents Tuscany Workshop Chat and Tasting 

Please join Ciao Asheville for our second “Italy Off the Beaten Path” series on Thursday, January 13, at 5:30pm at Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte Street, Asheville. This series is designed to introduce you to the lesser known, smaller, and more intimate places in Italy that offer a wealth of travel experiences.

David Skinner, a local Asheville artist, will present information about Spannocchia, which is in the Tuscan hills just 25 minutes west of Siena. David holds annual painting workshops at the 12th-century estate located there. The estate is also a working organic farm that produces its own wine, olive oil, and salumi. David calls it “a magical setting.”

David will incorporate the history of the estate and its relationship to the area, the kinds of wine and food that are specific to it, as well as an art history component. Spannocchia is off the beaten path, but is well situated for easy day trips to Siena, San Gimignano, Florence, Pisa, the Tuscan coast, and other activities and experiences that are the hallmark of the Tuscan travel experience. David will weave in stories of his past workshops and explain how they not only focus on painting but also the broader culture of the region. Typical activities include a tour of Siena, cooking class, and visits to local heritage sites. David will be providing information about his next workshop coming up in summer 2022.

To help us get in the Tuscan frame of mind, Metro Wines will present "on the taste" a white and red wine representing this region of Tuscany.

Cost is $10 + tax which includes the small wine tasting. You can register online here or by calling Metro Wines at 828-575-9525.

Come help us celebrate the new year as we transport ourselves to the Tuscan hills for an “off the beaten path” look at this magical area.

Note: Ciao Asheville events have limited seating and tend to sell out so please reserve your seat early.

Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Contact for Ciao Asheville: Gail Rampersaud, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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