September 16 – 25, 2016
Only 50 miles or so southeast of Rome, in the region of Lazio, the mountains, hills and valleys of the land known colloquially as “Ciociaria” await the traveler who favors the road less taken. Nicknamed after the handmade leather shoes worn for centuries by the “contadini” who inhabited this rugged land, Ciociaria is a part of Italy still relatively unknown to tourists. We’ll be staying near the town of Paliano at Agriturismo La Polledrara, a tranquil and beautiful site commanding wonderful views of the countryside of Lazio.
Paliano is easy to reach from Rome, only 1 hour by train from the Termini in the city’s center, or about 1 ½ hours by car from Rome’s Leonardo Da Vinci Airport at Fiumicino.
During our stay, we’ll be sketching or painting in vineyards where the famous local wine, Cesanese del Piglio is grown; in quiet hill towns, where the locals are friendly and welcoming, or near hillsides surrounded by olive groves.
Included in your price of $2500 for Discover Ciociaria:
- Transfers to and from Rome’s airport at designated times
- Breakfast, most lunches and all dinners, including wine
- Sketching/painting workshop
- Nine nights lodging: private rooms w/baths