Sunday 11 January 2009



Finely crafted musical instruments, intricately engraved cameos, slapstick comedies, jazz music – Neapolitan artists and artisans are heirs to traditions of artistry dating back 2000 years.

ART INCONTRO NAPOLI is offering 12 travellers a unique opportunity to learn from artists and craft practitioners during an 18 day program of creative workshops, studio visits and excursions starting on 2 May 2009.

ART INCONTRO NAPOLI is based on Procida, the smallest and oldest island in the Bay of Naples and the setting for the Oscar winning film, Il Postino (The Postman). Travellers will live in seaside cottages in the fishing village of Corricella, found in a natural amphitheatre at the foot of an ancient abbey.

The program begins with a bookmaking workshop enabling participants to create their own handmade visual journal. Drawing, relief printing and painting workshops are also included in a flexible program, open to all skill levels from beginner to accomplished artist.

Away from the island-studio, ART INCONTRO NAPOLI explores the region's extraordinary archaeological heritage, its legacy of master painters and architects and its vibrant contemporary art scene. There are excursions to Amalfi, Ravello, Pompeii, Ischia, the Campi Flegrei and six days in Naples itself.

ART INCONTRO NAPOLI has been scheduled to coincide with the city's premier arts festival, featuring exhibitions, concerts and performances staged in historic churches and palazzi normally closed to the public.

ART INCONTRO NAPOLI costs $4,720 (p/p twin-share) including 18 nights accommodation, 12 art workshops, excursions, land travel, some meals and art materials. There is a $200 discount for bookings before 15 February 2009.

Information and bookings: Alumni Travel
Tel: 02 9290 3856 or 1300 799 887

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