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Wine Tasting and Art Experience in French and Italian Riviera
Authenticity is the key of this experience because Mortola remained a real Italian village with local people, wine(from Liguria), famous Limoncello, locally made Grappa, natural food, culture and incredible scenery. The approach is relaxed and friendly, but also very professional at the same time a little paradise! There will be a cook for all meals and an Italian ‘Mama Rosa’ who provides typical ligurian food, general housekeeping and room cleaning. For your accommodation during your culinary holiday, Villa d’arte wants to make every experience unique. You will be staying in little 16th century stone house completely designed by a famous international Sculptor. Each apartment has it’s own sea view terrace. During your stay, we look to include experiences in art history and culture. While you are learning the magic of wine tasting with Claude Massoc an oenologist graduated by the "Wine and Spirit Education Trust" in L'Ecole du vin de Paris.
1. Arts Courses & Wine tasting Outlines:
- Each session lasts 2 hours 1/2.
- All students will receive a certificate of participation together with the list of the courses they learned.
- The course will be taught in English and French
- The course can be arranged for a single person as well as for small groups of up to a maximum 8 participants.
Day 1: Arrival of the different guests, relax in the village with a welcome aperitif with local wine on the panoramic sea view terrace of Villa d’Arte. Guests are welcome to visit Menton and look at the sunset on the beach. You can also experience real lifestyle with simply having a cappuccino on a terrace. Dinner at the Vlla d'Arte with typical ligurian food in Mortola and it's breathtaking view of Monte Carlo until Cannes if the weather is very clear.
Day 2: After french breakfast, a wine tasting class (2 hours 1/2) with caracteristical french and italian wines and, of course, lunch all together on the panoramical terrace. Delightful and good Italian ice cream, a siesta might not be too much. Then visit the old Menton, the "Jean Cocteau" museum and shopping in the zone pietone. Dinner at ‘pasta & basta’ with over 70 specialties of Italian pasta.
Day 3: Visit the museum of Chagall and Matisse in Nice. Lunch in Nice and rolling around the old Nice. Try local cuisine niçoise. Afternoon is free to do what you wish, may be swimm in the beautifull méditerranée. Dinner at the villa and getting ready for the long night out. Monte Carlo night with casino gambling and fine drinks in the Hotel de Paris – then two choices at midnight; or going back to Italy or discovering the Monaco nightlife and dancing all night long !
Day 4: After french breakfast having a lesson in art painting of a sea view point of the French Riviera then an Italian style lunch at the Villa d'Arte. On the afternoon, visit of Nicole Durand local art gallery. Experience the joy of creating among European sculptors like they used to do it in the past (www.nicoledurand.com). Experience clay touching and create your own little sculpture that you can take back with you. Candle light dinner with real homemade food at the villa because some of you might be tired of sculpting all afternoon. There is nothing quite like overlooking the Mediterranean, each time the colours are different.Day 5: French breakfast. Visit of the famous Ventimiglia Market with its beautifull zucchini flowers. Late lunch and on the afternoon a magnificent walk around Cap Martin to Monte Carlo. Relax with one-hour full body massage before having a wonderfull meal in the Villa d'Arte with our famous italian Chef Maria-Rosa.
Day 6: On the morning a lesson in art painting on a see view of the French Riviera. Lunch at the villa. In the afternoon visit the winery of Dolceacqua and its castle in a typical medieval village where the famous Claude Monnet use to paint. Dinner at the Villa d'Arte.
Day 7: French breakfast. Departure day. End of the classes and activities. Private transfers to the airport. We will say our good-byes to all our newfound friends and prepare to leave for home taking wonderful memories to share with our family and friends at home.
If possible you can also choose 3 extra days:
Choose any of our shared tour itineraries in private solution.
In these extra days, you will find examples of tours that are common but not included in the shared tours.
Tell us your desires and we will accomplish them.
1. A fantastic excursion to Saint Tropez.
With a taxi-boat on the mediterranean. Discover the famous and fashion place of "Saint Tropez".
2. Cultural experience to Antibes with Picasso museum with his most famous artwork and in the afternoon visit to the house of Picasso in Mougins. Dinner in a local restaurant of your choice.
3. Celebration with Champagne tasting course: the magic of the bubbles. the Champagne method, Tasting of different styles Brut, Vintage and Pink (2 hours 1⁄2).
* Special price for these extra days (570 euros).
Guests not attending the class included in this tour, will be free to enjoy the beach, go sailing or relax. Special attention, the staff will even deliver breakfast each morning to your room if preferred, or you can enjoy eating on your own private terrace.
These are vacations that you will never forget !
PROMOTION 2012 : (for a booking before may 1st)
single couple 7 days 1278 Euros 2106 Euros 3 extra days 472 Euros 810 Euros 10 days (with extra days) 1750 Euros 2916 Euros 2 weeks 2160 Euros 3816 Euros 3 weeks 2970 Euros 5454 Euros
The cost of the package includes:- Pickup service from Menton station to the Villa- 1 welcome aperitif-1 cappucino in la Grotta overlooking Monte Carlo bay- 1 sea view appartement with terrace- 6 ligurian dinners with 1 bottle for 2 pers at each dinner- 3 lunches at the Villa d'Arte- The guides for the Excursions in museum- Transportations to the excursions- 1 cocktail drink at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo- 4 hours Art instruction by Nicole Durand- 3 WineTasting course with Claude Massoc- 1 hour full body massageNot includes:- Transportation untill the meeting point in Menton- Lunch and dinner outside of Villa
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