I counted my blessings when I was away and cannot recall a time that I’d been so happy. Everything about the trip was perfect – our accommodation, every place we visited and the people we met. We were very fortunate to have the benefit of Lucia’s experience, research and knowledge. With all the planning and well thought out daily itineraries, everything seemed perfect and effortless. My favourite places were Padua, Vicenza, Bassano and staying at the monastery in Venice away from the tourists. Staying there showed me a side of Venice I would never have otherwise experienced.

Maria Pavlou, Veneto 2014,

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 wonderful balance 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 Roger Reitze, Umbria,