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Margaret Cowling
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Maggie Chiara Cowling
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Maggie Cowling Art Tours

San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Palermo KINGDOM OF THE TWO SICILIES

7th to 29th September 2018 – 22 nights in Italy

A 3-week tour to Naples, Palermo and the Aeolian Islands for painters and travellers.

The splendour of great historical cities, stunning coastlines and
picturesque scenes including Procida, Amalfi, Herculaneum, Caserta, Lipari, Monreale, Segesta and Bagheria.

This tour has been planned following the tremendously enthusiastic response to Maggie’s 2013 and 2014 tours to Sicily.

Register your interest now –

phone 0438 298 741 or email Maggie

Procida
Procida
Sicily
Amalfi coast

This tour offers painters great painting and sketching opportunities with care and (optional) tuition from award-winning artist and seasoned traveller, David Disher, while giving non-painters their own dedicated itinerary led by artist and translator, Maggie Cowling.

David Disher is a highly accomplished and well travelled artist, who has collaborated on previous art tours to Sicily and mainland Italy. He is also an attentive and caring tutor. Find out more about Dave and his artwork at www.jackmangallery.com.au/artists_david_disher.html and www.daviddisher.com.
 
Maggie Cowling planned, organised and conducted tours to Sicily and mainland Italy for about 15 years while working with her parents’ business, Margaret Cowling Arts. She is fluent in Italian, has studied Sicilian and Italian history and literature, as well as Classical Studies, and is an exhibiting artist. Maggie and her partner Piero recommenced tours as Maggie Cowling Art Tours in 2013 and this will be their fourth tour since then.
Palermo panorama
Palermo panorama

In Naples and Palermo we stay in 4-star hotels in ideal locations for exploring the cities and making day excursions. We travel by coach, ferry, hydrofoil and historic train and benefit from the insight of authorised local guides.

Twin share price, including all scheduled entry fees, 8 dinners and all breakfasts for 22 nights: $11350 Single room supplement: $1875 (flights and insurance not included in tour price)

For full tour details including prices on printable PDF click HERE.
   
Ginger, Procida
Ginger, Procida
Amalfi beach
Amalfi beach
Why ‘Kingdom of the Two Sicilies’?
Naples and Sicily have a great deal of shared history and culture. After the events of the Sicilian Vespers in 1282, the monarchs of both Naples and Sicily called themselves ‘King (or Queen) of Sicily’, giving rise to ‘the Two Sicilies’, until the 19th century Spanish Bourbons united the two realms under the ‘Kingdom of the Two Sicilies’. But their shared story hails back to an ancient past, with Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab and Norman influences. They also both share the company of active volcanoes, survived the Spanish Inquisition, and boast stunning seaside towns, the influence of Caravaggio, great theatres and magnificent food.
Procida port
Procida port
Vesuvio
Bay of Naples and Vesuvius
Naples by night
Naples at night with Vesuvio behind, taken from outside our Naples hotel
Vesuvio
Stromboli
Procida beneath the fort
Procida beneath the fort
Cefalu
Cefalù
Via dei Calderai (Street of the Tinkers) Palermo
Via dei Calderai (Street of the tinkers), Palermo
Segesta
Segesta
Salt pans, Mozia
Salt pans and windmill, Mozia
Painting at Segesta
Painting at Segesta
Mozia
Mozia
Palermo, Vucciria Market
Palermo, Vucciria Market

Segesta
David Disher
David Disher tutoring
in San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Palermo

Cefalù
Procida nets
Procida nets
Sicily archway
Procida archway
Amalfi coastline
Amalfi coastline

Venice Florence Rome 2016 ... a review

Our 2016 tour to Venice Florence and Rome was a delight.

Italy was resplendent and our group was small, cohesive and tremendously enthusiastic. Opportunities abounded for painters, who used their time effectively. Sketch books were out at breakfast on the Grand Canal and at aperitifs in Piazza Navona. Paintings were completed in piazzas, from windows, on rooftops and in gardens.

Non-painters visited historic libraries and archives, followed droll local guides and saw ancient silk looms, modern galleries, and colourful markets.

Here are a few snapshots taken during the trip.

2016 tour
Painting from the Boboli Gardens, Florence
2016 tour
Our favourite painting spot in Venice
2016 tour
A Roman Garden
2016 tour
Pazzi Chapel, Florence
2016 tour
Outside the walls of San Gimignano

2016 tour
Sunset behind St Peter's from our hotel rooftop in Rome


 

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