January 18, 2023

Loyalty Program – Art Class Italy student benefits

Offer - 10% discount on student fees for each confirmed referral. Each time you refer another person to ACI, you will be eligible for a 10% discount on your tuition fee upon payment of the full fee by the person you referred. This means that with enough referrals, potentially you could attend a class for free!
January 12, 2023

New Offer – Learn Italian while cooking Italian

Cooking and learning different Italian recipes and techniques are better taught by Italians as is Italian language - words and phrases that relate to an authentically Italian activity. Art Class Italy has teamed up with The Language Center in Todi to provide an exciting cooking based language short course. Established in 1988 the Language Center is a school that teaches hundreds of students each year and has a number of programs on offer.
October 8, 2022

A trip to the perfect city of Thommaso Buzzi

Buzzi was a successful Milanese architect and interior designer, and was enchanted by the partially ruined site. He purchased it in 1957 and, subsequently, dedicated the rest of his life to the construction of his complex there. He restored what remained of the convent and built a large complex of buildings and theatres behind the convent mainly using stone from the convent ruins.
October 8, 2022

The artists who chose Todi

All of these local artists have established their own small Galleries and studios in high streets around Todi and are very generously accessible with their time to visit their studios and talk about their art. That is also a feature of the townsfolk of Todi generally. They welcome tourists openly and warmly, particularly those who are interested in Italian culture in all its forms. 
October 6, 2022

The Painted House of Brian O’Doherty

In 1977, Brian and Barbara started painting the interior of the the house, and in so doing, creating an extraordinary work of art, now called Casa Dipinta (the “Painted House”). Brian and his wife have left the house and now, presumably, retired to their home in USA, and the Commune (Town Council) maintain the house which has become a museum attraction for art loving visitors.
September 9, 2022

Accommodation options in Todi – Spring and Autumn

Accommodation in Todi is plentiful. But Todi is a hill town like so many others in Italy it rises to a flat top and has ancient walled fortifications surrounding it. The area at the top falls away quite steeply so getting some accommodation at or near the top around the main piazza is something of a priority.
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.
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