artbreak™ Enjoys Florence in its Autumnal Serenity
Six Perfect Florence Days to Luxuriate in the Healing Magic of the Arts
01.10.2023 - 07.10.2023
After a long and gray central European winter Florence greets autumntime with an explosion of artistic events of all varieties. Join with us for a bloom of nature and creativity in (who can argue?) the worldʼs most artistic city. During your 6 days, you will feast on the offerings available in music, dance, and visual arts – while developing your own inner artist during our enjoyable and invigorating morning artistsʼ workshops. Our week includes a generous sampling of the offerings of the Florence world renowned galleries.
Prepare to never be bored! Every one of this session’s five morning workshops introduces a new medium, spanning from sculpting to water color to plein air painting in the open. 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 31 10 Art Hotel Firenze, an intimate 3-star hotel located near 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.
. Pick up from Florence airport & train stations at prearranged times.
. 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.
PRICES IN 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 Prague 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!
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