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Florence Autumn Renaissance

artbreak™ Showcases Florence in its Autumnal Majesty

Six Perfect Florence Days to Luxuriate in the Healing Magic of the Arts


13.10.2024 - 19.10.2024



After the heat of August has become a memory, Florence greets fall with an explosion of artistic events as colourful as the turning leaves. Join us for this pivotal season, in what is arguably the world’s most artistic city. During your six days, you will feast on offerings in music, dance, and visual arts – while developing your own inner artist during our invigorating morning artist’s workshops. Plus, our week includes a generous sampling of the city’s renowned galleries and museums. Every one of this session’s five morning workshops introduces a new medium, spanning from sculpting to water color to plein air painting.



A morning at artbreak™ is not a “master class” for professional artists but a chance for ordinary people to relish the catharsis and fun of artistic expression, in the supportive company of gifted art teachers. All artbreak™ morning workshops are designed to accommodate beginners: No prior experience or even prior interest is required – just a willingness to explore something new for a few days. That said, if you do happen to be an accomplished artist, artbreak™ is a no-risk chance to try new media for expressing yourself, and for meeting artists in a different country.

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.   6 nights accommodation at B&B Dolce Luna, an intimate accommodation just 30 minutes walk from Ponte Vecchio in the historical centre of Florence, with breakfast included.

.   Morning arts workshops (covers tuition and studio materials).

.   Admission to each evening’s arts events (opera, symphony, ballet, etc.) .

.   Wine and cheese tasting celebration, plus aperitifs, wine, fruit juice, tea & coffee at an afternoon sherry hour.

.   Buffet dinner (Sunday) and farewell dinner (Friday).

.   Tours (includes guides and admissions fees) of Florence's historic downtown and one of Florence's major art galleries.

.  Public transport tickets valid throughout the Florence metropolitan area.

.   The artbreak price is “land only”. There are no hidden extra charges. Please refer to FAQ for additional pricing information and event exclusions for non-participating guests.


2,709 EUR

single participant


4,415 EUR

participating couple

2,872 EUR

single participant & guest








The artbreak™ arts instructors and guides have the experience, knowledge, intuition and passion for the arts it takes to make your vacation in Florence a perfect learning experience – and a lot of fun too.


Costanza   artbreak Impressario

Her motto is 'Per aspera ad astra': to the stars despite hardships.

Costanza Bonamassa was born and raised in beautiful Florence, the mother city of the Italian language and cradle of Renaissance art. The illustrious history of the city has always influenced her life. She devoted many years to the study of  Italian literature and history of art, culminating in her obtaining a master´s degree in Art History at the University of Florence.

From the age of 18 she tutored high school students, teaching privately in fine arts subjects, along with Italian, Latin and history. From this experience there arose in Costanza a great passion for teaching, which she has continued both during short stays in London and more recently, in Prague, where she lived for four years while teaching Italian and art history to Czech students. 

Costanza considers Prague her second home. She knows it very well since in addition to her teaching she was a manager and guide for an agency organizing tours of the city for Italians. It was in Prague where she met Richard, who shared her loves of the Italian language and the arts, and who has long had a fascination with Florence, hoping one day to bring the artbreak™ model to that remarkable city. 

In 2021 Costanza returned to her Florence, mainly to be closer to her large family – she is the fourth of four children and aunt of two. She promptly obtained a Master’s degree in art management. Her thesis project involved installing museum displays inside an ancient Florentine monastic complex.

Costanza now works in the art world of Florence full time. She is actively involved in promoting the artistic activities of Florentine institutions, plus she simultaneously curates exhibitions by contemporary artists.

Throughout her life she has always been a sportswoman practicing modern gymnastics, skating, swimming and football. These days she loves running and trekking. In fact she spends a week every summer in Trentino Alto Adige with her brother Filippo, discovering new alpine trails. (The more difficult they are, the more stimulating they are for her.)

Being a true Italian she adheres to the real switch-off of relaxation. A perfect day can include sunning by the sea, taking a long bath and savoring a nice Italian “aperitivo” while watching the sunset.

Costanza is particularly sunny character. Many people define her cheerfulness as 'contagious'. She loves traveling, learning about new places and cultures, and making new friends

For her, life cannot be full without music. Her dream is to return to playing clarinet, which she played for years but unfortunately abandoned due to lack of time. Given everything she would like to do, a day should have 48 hours!





The artbreak™ arts instructors and guides have the experience, knowledge, intuition and passion for the arts it takes to make your vacation in Florence a perfect learning experience – and a lot of fun too.


Bona Vitaly   artbreak studio di Buona Vita

The Bona Vitaly - Italian Language School is a center dedicated to Italian language and culture for foreign students. Founded by Costanza and Chiara, both Florentines, the institution offers not only Italian lessons and study holidays, but also a complete immersion in Italian culture. Students are welcomed at the B&B Dolce Luna run by Chiara, located a short distance from the school.

In addition to the Italian language, the Bona Vitaly School promotes art, aware of the rich artistic heritage of Florence. In collaboration with Artbreak, art workshops are organized in English, both at the school and in other locations scattered around Florence. These interactive workshops cover a wide range of artistic techniques, led by local artists and artisans who are passionate about spreading Italian culture and art.

Scuola Bona Vitaly is committed to offering a unique educational and cultural experience, enriching students' lives with the beauty and creativity of Florence.


Bona Vitaly Language School





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