Lucia’s knowledge of northern Umbria and the obvious respect and affection shown to her by the many artists and crafts persons we met meant that we were introduced to workshops and studios not available to the usual visitor to Italy. This resulted in an appreciation of Umbrian culture that we both deeply value. In a real sense, we were immersed in the culture of the early Renaissance through Montone, Sansepolcro, Città di Castello and the many small, precious chapels and churches we were led to by Lucia

Paul and Jean White, Umbria,

This was a perfect holiday – sheer bliss! We are ‘old hands’ at Italy – many trips, at least one a year for 20 years – a few with organised tours and many more on our own. But this Procida and Napoli soujourn topped them all. We loved being involved in the art classes even with little or no skill and made to feel so welcome. The entire trip was exactly as I had hoped and we give you all top marks and Lucia Parrella we give 101% and many thanks.”

Mary and Richard Noall, Napoli,

Lucia’s talent for managing people; her knowledge and empathy are the main reasons I enjoy Art Incontro. And the fact that the programs are not expensive. There seems to be a focus on keeping costs down, which I really appreciate.

Jill Taylor, Sicily,