Embrace the rich artistic history of Florence, a city that inspired Renaissance masters Botticelli and Michelangelo, through a private painting session with a local artist, Mario Minarini.
A former goldsmith, Mario trained at Florence Institute of Art and his attention to detail as a craftsman helped him develop as a visual artist.
Express yourself on canvas as you learn about perspective, colour and landscape in the creative space of Mario’s studio or in an airy suite at Hotel Savoy. Surrounded by world famous landmarks of the Duomo, the Piazza and the rooftops of Florence, the views from the hotel’s suites will inspire you.
Alternatively, ask our concierge and the artist for recommendations and immerse yourself in one of the many beautiful locations in Florence, including the hilltop Piazzale Michelangelo with its picturesque panoramic views over the city. Suitable for all ages, the painting session will encourage budding artists to explore the beauty around them, made even more luminous in the Florentine light.
You’ll be in expert hands as Mario honed his techniques with the renowned painter, Alessandro Berti. Mario continued his studies drawing human figures at Florence Academy of Fine Arts under the direction of the late Italian artist and professor, Sandra Batoni. One of Mario’s most famous works, ‘Mannequin Man’, showcasing monochromatic tones to highlight light and shadow, won the prestigious Fiorino d’Argento award for painting in 2008 as part of the coveted Premio Firenze prize for visual arts.
Explore the wonders of Florence during a stay at Hotel Savoy. Capture the city’s beautiful architecture and emulate the great artistic masters of the past during this unique experience, under the guidance of an accomplished Florentine artist. Fully flexible, the art class can be tailored to your needs and all materials are provided.
For more information or to book, contact our Concierge team by emailing email@example.com or by calling +39 055 273 5836.
The experience is subject to availability, advanced bookings are recommended.