Tuesday, June 30, 2009

This is where we will be traveling to September 2010! We were in Tuscany painting 4 years ago at the Villa 1 Club Pini and will stay there again. It was the home of a famous Italian painter CHINI, whose work can be seen throughout the villa. It is minutes from the Italian Riviera in the town of Viareggio. While there we will be venturing out on days trips to paint. One trip will be a train ride to the breathtaking Cinque Terre. There are no roads in so we will trek along the cliffs till we arrive at one of the villages perched on the rocks. We will also experience "Slow Food" on an amazing estate where a person roams the gardens and pathways sampling food and produce from the local farmers and bakers. The best part is almost every second booth is wine sampling! Once inside the mansion you are awe struck by the tapestries and roses everywhere. The whole video is where we will be painting in Tuscany except for the last 2 pictures. These are from Lucca where I hope to spend the 2nd week of the trip.

Watch the blog or my web page http://www.leonabrown.com/ for more info on the trip.


  1. This looks fantastic! I sure woulde like to cafrry your suitcases on the upcoming trip!

  2. These are terrific! I love what you've done and the music is perfect and the timing is perfect!

  3. I am so glad that for the presentation, we finally got speakers!

  4. The presentation was so beautiful.I wish you will enjoy your trip.My sister was there,in Italy,last year,she want now one thing to go there again,again and again.
    I am anxious to some news from your trip.
    Good luck!