|2 unique opportunities with IDI in florence|
Fresco Making Workshop
Learn the art of true fresco with an art historian/professional fresco painter in his studio in the artisan’s section of Florence. Beginning with the brief but informative explanation of the art of “buon fresco” including the chemical nature of the ancient technique, mixing of colors and methods of painting, students will then make a small copy in fresco of a detail of one of the frescoes in Florence. Each participant will make their own preparatory cartoon used to paint the fresco, mix their own natural pigments for painting and execute the fresco using the same materials and methods as the great fresco painters of the Renaissance like Giotto, Masaccio and Michelangelo. All will walk away with a fresco copy of their own making (small enough to put in a carry-on) , preparatory cartoon and small informational fresco packet with terms and diagrams. No artistic experience is necessary and good results are almost guaranteed as all participants are guided during each step of the painting process.
The Fresco lesson may be adapted to experienced painters (more demanding copies i.e. Michelangelo), for beginners or for art lovers with no practical art background who simply want to experience the ancient technique of fresco painting. Also great for children who can copy the Medici coat-of-arms. Painting a fresco in Florence is a unique experience that puts you in contact with the rich artistic tradition of the Renaissance masters.
Highlights and Boat Tour on Arno River
The perfect family tour along the Arno river floating by the Uffizi, passing under the Ponte Vecchio with a new perspective, drift towards the Santa Trinita bridge and Carraia bridge. Our guide will tell amazing stories about the city and its architecture from a different and spectacular point of view, also unknown to visitors who have been to Florence before. The boat is steered manually by a Florentine ‘Renaiolo’ (boat captain), this means no engine noise. This wonderful experience on the river is also characterized by much less city noise. The boat tour lasts about an hour with our guide, who will then continue showing the city’s monuments from different perspectives and ending with a visit to Santa Croce church with the tombs of Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo and Rossini.
|I.D.I. has become a Preferred Tour Operator and Patron for Vatican Museums|
IDI Can Arrange:
• Shore Excursions
• Day Tours
• Hotel/Restaurant Bookings
• Reservations to Special Events
• Cars and Driver/Car Rental
• Guided Tours
• Shopping Tours
• Train Reservations
• Private Entry to Various Sites/Museums
• Wine/Olive Oil Tastings
• Cooking Courses
• Villa Rentals
• Weddings and Honeymoons
• Private Yacht Rentals
• Private Visits to the Ferrari and Lamborghini Factories
IDI is an on-site and destination specialist for Virtuoso, Signature and Ensemble.