We would not usually be interested in organised travel but Art Incontro Napoli sounded amazing and turned out to live up to these high expectations. Lucia demonstrated outstanding knowledge and enthusiasm from the beginning. Her availability before the trip started to answer queries by email was great. We were given access to people and places that we could not have experienced otherwise. I would not hesitate to recommend Art Incontro to any discerning traveller with a real interest in Italian art and culture.

Evan and Jenny Johns, Napoli,

Art Incontro Sicilia was a purpose filled journey. It was journey where I made links with my own Sicilian background and collected ideas and images for my future work as an artist. The flexible structure of the program allowed me to pursue my interests and readily achieve my goals.

Jane Creenaune, Sicilia,

ART INCONTRO was a fantastic art retreat and exceeded my expectations. It was a wonderfulbalance between doing things and seeing things. I had the time to pursue my own painting as well as making the most of the superb cultural environment of central Italy.

Jo and RogerReitze, Umbria,

I love Art Incontro because Lucia does an enormous amount of preparation and is an unfailingly happy person to be with. I love the very good reading lists, the practical information and the diversity of the itinerary. I love the personal touch and the small group, the being part of a town for whole weeks, the great expanse of art and architecture and history and the opportunity to try artistic experiments one self. I love the idea of self-catering, market shopping, belonging temporarily to a culture. It’s always memorable, busy, funny, active and challenging and utterly impossible to describe adequately unless you’ve done it yourself. Bravo Art Incontro!

Ann Savill, NapolI,