Guides & Updates

July 9, 2022

The Grand Tour part 2 Florence (Firenze)

This was not the first time we had been to Firenze and hopefully not the last. But this time we were at first a little disappointed but then surprised.
July 9, 2022

The Grand Tour of Italy – part 1 Napoli

We stayed in a comfortable B&B apartment in Via Posillipo 382 on the northern end of the Bay of Naples with a fabulous view of the bay and Mt Vesuvius in the distance. It was four metro stops from the central station (Mergalina) and a short taxi ride to the apartment. But what a view from the 6th floor! We had a local supermarket within a short walk and private access to the beach across the road.
July 6, 2022

The Qantas Dreamliner experience

We never thought we would be writing about a Qantas flight like this. Christine and I were on the inaugural Qantas Deamliner 787 flight to Perth from Rome on the 23/24 June after our trip to Todi for the commencement of art classes in Italy for Art Class Italy. The trip was a revelation.
June 29, 2022

People of Todi

Todi is a picturesque hilltop town in the heart of the province of Umbria – often referred to as the green heart of Italy. It is a land locked province surrounded by beautiful scenery and mountains in the distance. But its people are the real beauty. They are quite literally beautiful people.
June 28, 2022

Art Classes commence – May/June 2022

Hosts Stephen and Christine, travelled to Todi in May to launch the classes with two teachers. These classes were designed to “test run” the logistics of the classes and gauge the environment services being offered. Many of our participants were beginners and Robert’s approach with them was just right…
December 9, 2021

Beverly Pepper Sculpture Park

The Beverly Pepper Sculpture Park was opened in September 2019. Born in Brooklyn NY in 1920, Beverly Pepper moved to Todi were she spent many years until her death in 2017. Ms. Pepper, who had lived and worked principally in Italy since the 1950s, “today is one of the most serious and disciplined American artists of her generation,” the art critic Robert Hughes wrote in Time magazine in 1975.
November 6, 2020

Santa Maria della Consolazione

Santa Maria della Consolazione is below the town, near the edge of the 13th-century walls. It’s a large 16th-century church with four apses and a beautiful central cupola and is one of central Italy’s best Renaissance churches.
March 28, 2020

Underground Todi

Over 5 km of tunnels as well as more than 30 pre-Roman, Roman and Medieval cisterns and 500 wells from different eras make up the city’s extremely rich underground heritage.
February 17, 2020

Todi’s green heart

Todi is a city of art with a wealth of extraordinarily valuable architecture, immersed in the gently rolling Umbrian hills, with a mosaic of settings, colours and fragrances.
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