The best way to experience Italy is to savor it.
The food, the people and the vistas all warrant an undivided focus – even a contemplation – so that they are truly sensed and (as a result) remembered.
That’s why I love the idea of painting in Italy – particularly plein air painting. Capturing a scene, with its particular lighting and colors, is the ultimate way to savor a moment in a land that has attracted artists from around the world for thousands of years. It’s magical.
So having the opportunity to host a plein air workshop (conducted by accomplished artist, Kelly Medford) is truly a pleasure for me because I know that participants will be immersed in Italy’s incredible, historic surroundings, while capturing special moments from Rome to Umbria to Tuscany – with their brushes.
It’s the ultimate way to experience Italy – and to savor it.
PLEIN AIR ITALY WITH KELLY MEDFORD: ROME, TUSCANY & UMBRIA, JUNE 9-18, 2015 (Catch the early bird 10 payment option!)
Pamela Haack is the founder of Off the Beaten Strada, where she creates and hosts small group tours that are a combination of the very best of Italy: the exciting and the peaceful, the popular and the secret, the talked about and the never-heard-of-before. From art experts and operettas to authentic cooking classes and ancient Etruscans, Pamela helps visitors experience the spectacularly beautiful, endlessly interesting cities and countryside of Italy in an up-close and personal way.
She is also the author of Top 10 Favorite Etruscan Sites, as well as her popular blog, Off the Beaten Strada in Italy.
Pamela lives with her husband, Lou, in Umbria, Italy.