Tours & activities by Reid Bramblett from Viator

  • Tour code: 5411FLRFRESCOPRI
  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $69.00

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During the Renaissance, when Michelangelo and Botticelli were in their prime, fresco painting was considered the one true test of an artist’s skill. This 3-hour fresco painting workshop will take you back five centuries to when some of the greatest artists the world has ever seen painted in Florence. It provides a hands-on experience and includes an art history lesson and instruction on painting techniques. Whether you’re a beginner or a nuovo Botticelli, this for-all-ages tour is educational and enlightening. And because this is a private workshop with a maximum of six participants, you can tailor the experience to your liking and get more attention from the instructor.

Highlights

  • Fully narrated tour
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
Fresco making, the art of applying paint to a wet surface, has been around since the 11th century. Giotto perfected the skill, and to this day one can spot many of his works beautifully preserved in churches around central Italy. A few centuries later, painters such as Michelangelo practiced the art, painting world-renowned, priceless masterpieces like the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

Now you can learn about this art form by creating your own fresco. Make your way to the instructor’s studio for a 3-hour hands-on workshop. Learn about the history of fresco making and some of the Italian masters of past centuries. Then use the same materials as Renaissance artists used to create your own work of art.

Beginning or advanced, young or old, it doesn’t matter what your artistic skill is. The instructor guides you through the process, showing you how to prepare the surface, how to transfer a drawing to it and then how to paint on the damp surface. During this private workshop, you’ll receive plenty of attention from your instructor and have time to ask any questions you may have. In the end, take home the fresco you painted and show friends and family the creation you made in the heart of Renaissance Florence.

Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Florence, near Frescobaldi Square
Departure Time:
9am between June to August
3pm between September to May
Duration:
3 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Central Florence

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Pricing information

Private Fresco Painting Workshop in Florence

Private Fresco Workshop in Florence

Inclusions:
  • Professionally guided tour by a field specialist
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.