2017 TRIPS


Discovering Lucca

September 30 - October 7, 2017

Trip Description:

Come with us on a seven-day food, music and cultural tour to the beautiful, eleventh-century, walled city of Lucca, Italy. The city is the birthplace of one of the world’s most beloved opera composers, Giacomo Puccini, who wrote La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, and Tosca. Historically, Lucca was a hub of silk production which created much wealth among its citizens.  Gastronomically, the area is now well known for its high quality olive oil and farro, something similar to spelt wheat, and chocolate.

Lucca, Italy


Focusing on Prague

September 9 - 16, 2017

Trip Description:

Join us as we explore a stunning medieval city while you improve your photography skills. Regardless of what camera you are using, even if it is your cameraphone, you will learn the basics of photography and take photos amid one of the most stunning cityscapes in the world!

Prague, Chech Republic 


Paris & the Loire Valley

May 27- June 6, 2017

Trip Description:

Trip Description:

This trip, first to Paris and then to the Loire Valley, is abundant in music, urban life, famous sights and also rural relaxation. Included in this trip is an opera, a symphonic concert, and much chamber music, along with fantastic French food, a wine tour in the Loire Valley, and time to unwind.

Chateau in France


A Brush with Portugal

May 6-13, 2017

Trip Description:

Join Eli Cedrone’s third workshop with Artful Journeys LLC. It is designed to be a fun, stimulating and stress-free experience for beginners to advanced students. Everything has been carefully organized so all you have to is paint and enjoy the wonderful experience of being in Cascais, Portugal. Painting locations are carefully chosen for scenic beauty and class size is limited for plenty of one-on-one instruction.

Eli instructs in Fiesole


Milan, Parma, & Turin​

March 7-17, 2017

Trip Description:

This will be a fabulously elegant trip for those who love opera, food, and architecture. Included in this trip are two operas, a gala dinner with a private concert, and visits to the notable museums in Milan, Parma, and Turin, which is known as the Paris of Italy after its architectural grandeur.


So get gussied up to hear some wonderful music in the finest of halls and enjoy all the splendor that northern Italy has to offer.

Turin, Italy

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