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Culterra Magica art retreat in Northern Tuscany

Garfagnana Alps, a local view
2 reviews
Garfagnana Alps, a local view
Morning in Canalecchia
Still life setting
Morning drawing session
Canalecchia views
Ever-changing picture from the house window
The house, over 150 years old
Breakfast on the terrace
Terrace view
Gesso session on the balcony
Beautiful Barga
Duomo in Barga
Barga's palette
Devil's bridge
View from Barga
Florence in the afternoon
Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence
Timeless Giotto
Kitchen in Canalecchia
Pasta art
Cooking fun with Italian Mom
Homemade bread
Learn to cook from real Italian Mom
Proud cooking team
Delicious meals, Tuscan wine, great company, - your Italian home away from home
Gesso lesson
Gesso sketching
Fun for any age
Express yourself in sculpture
Bedroom in the house
Bedroom for two
Dining room
Ligurian sea is only 1 hour drive
Ligurian sunset
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Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Molazzana, Province of Lucca, Tuscany
To behold beauty. To listen to the wind. To savour the flavour and fragrance of a land rich in essence. To caress the gentle stroke of a paint brush. The senses speak a magnificent language; they reveal wonder, release emotions, expand awareness and show us who we are.
There is a quintessential bliss that happens when we tap into an experience that brings together all of our senses. We become engaged, enlightened and set free to revel in the pure joy of self- expression. Art is the key that unlocks this extraordinary response. Whether viewing art, creating art or sharing ideas and feelings about art – it is a source of great inspiration and happiness.
Imagine an experience, in an exceptional place, where you will be invited to embark on an incredible adventure of the senses. Consider a unique concept that combines the exploration of...
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About the Owner, Culterra M
Languages spoken: Russian, English, Italian
Calendar Updated: 32 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 2 reviews and 1 property
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 1 June 2017 for a stay in July 2016

This was a once in a lifetime trip unlike anything I have ever done. The mountains, the nature and the wildlife all create a sensation of a true escape from real world. Coupled with fantastic professionally taught art and cooking classes this allowed for a real vacation away from everyday hustle and bustle.

You get to taste and create authentic Northern Tuscan food in classes taught by Elisa. There are numerous small restaurants a short drive away with some incredible food at reasonable prices. The art classes we attended included sculpture and painting with some world renowned artists like Mykola and Lucka.

Even though Culterra Magica is located hidden in the mountains it did not prevent us to travel to Florence and Pisa by car on the day trips as we came to stay with a family for 10 days. Also make sure to explore all the little towns in the vicinity of Molazzana.

This was definitely a trip for an adventurer off the beaten path. The house is a little over...

Management response:

Many thanks and very best wishes for this kind review dear Art! We look forward to have you and the family come back again one day!


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Reviewed 5 February 2016 for a stay in June 2015

If you dream of having a relaxing and creative holiday in Tuscany then I highly recommend staying at Culterra Magica under the care of Marina Dessiatkina and her team. I was a guest at Culterra Magica in Tuscany last summer and it was a dream come true!

Marina is a gracious and well-organized host, who creates a relaxed family-style atmosphere at her farm house in the mountains. Meals are a feast for the senses, featuring traditional Italian home cooking and local wines. Schedules are flexible and you will have plenty of opportunities for creative adventures and artistic excursions to see masterworks of the Italian Renaissance.

Management response:

Thank you very much, dear Linda! We are looking forward to see you again in Canalecchia sometime soon:-)


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Staffed Property
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    2 Full baths
    1 King
    3 Twins
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CAD 2,250
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $103 / stay - Deposit
  • Booking fee (non-refundable): $103 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
The property is located within only 55 minutes drive from sandy beaches of Lido di Camaiori on Versillia Coast, Tuscan riviera. The price includes accommodation, three meals a day (delicious!), 4-5 hours of art lessons a day (in a workshop or plein air), and a visit to Uffizi Gallery (free of charge, compliments of Culterra Magica art hub in Canalecchia). Gorgeous view, quiet yet secure location. Former farmer's home traditionally decorated and superbly clean. Professional and very friendly hosts. 1.2 hrs drive from Pisa Airport, 40 min from Lucca, famous walled city. Local bus service to the rail station. The area is full of charming small medieval towns and villages waiting to be discovered. Small groups and families welcome.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Pisa: 70.0 km
Railway: Barga-Gallicano: 15.0 km
We strongly recommend you rent a car to get around the area, however we do provide limited transfer to and from the local train station. Please advise on your approximate arrival time on Sunday, so we could plan for pick-up and transfer to your vacation home in Canalecchia. If you travel by train, we recommend you arrive to Barga-Gallicano station, or sometimes Lucca Centrale station (if your company of 5 has small children or elders). If you arrive by car, please contact us ahead of time by email, so we could send you exact GPS coordinates.
Activities nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 45.0 km.
Nearby cities
Lombardy Villas (6,248)
Tuscany Villas (20,645)
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