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with Vilma Noga

Weekday Mornings
       August 1 - 5 and August 8 - 12
        9:30 am to 2:00 pm
        or one at a time to fit your time 

Weekday Evenings
        August 1 - 5 and August 8 - 12
        4:30 pm to ~ 8:30 pm.
        or one at a time to fit your time.

Status:  CLOSED

For Kids and Adults alike.

Vilma Noga and her husband Bledar and sons Davide and Andrea are coming to the Cape in late July and staying with us for much of August.   Vilma, whom some of you know from zoom classes, is our absolutely wonderful Italian teacher.  Besides being a very warm, kind person, she is also a fabulous cook.

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We are offering 2 classes each weekday, one in the morning and one in the evening.  You are welcome to join us just for one class during the week or for the entire week.   

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During the morning sessions, which will be more geared to kids or the young at heart,  we will have fun getting some food from the garden  (let’s hope it grows … !!) and then make our own pizzas, gelato, colorful salads, pastas (i.e. ravioli, linguine), gnocchi, and more.   Vilma will  also teach us the art of presentation - how to create pretty platters of food. And while we’re at it,  we’ll even learn about healthy food even though we’ll always have dessert! And we’ll find out how to help Mom and Dad in the kitchen. 

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You can make pizza like this, too and then have some dessert, all made from scratch!

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During the evening sessions, we’ll prepare apericena (an Italian word that combines aperitivo and cena – appetizers and dinner) and enjoy our meals with a glass of wine.   We’ll make a myriad of tasty appetizers to satisfy everyone’s palate.   Vilma’s husband Bledar will be master of the grill and produce some tasty meats or fish.  And, of course, we’ll finish up with some delectable deserts. 


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Venite a Eastham, MA in estate. Sarà un vero divertimento!


Morning session cost for 5 days:  $400;  per day:  $90.

Evening session cost for 5 days:  $475;   per day:  $105.


Location details given upon registration.

Also, presented on Zoom:  Each session's cost is $25.

Vilma Noga

My name is Vilma, and I live near Florence, Italy. I have a bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages, Literature, and Intercultural Studies from the University of Florence. I speak fluent Italian, English, German, French, and Albanian, and I teach the Italian language.

I worked for many years as the Reception Manager in a hotel near Florence. While working with tourists from all over the world, I improved my own language skills. My day-to-day interactions with the hotel guests allowed me to better understand the difficulties that foreign speakers face while learning a new language. 

I personalize my lessons according to the student's needs. I stress the importance of the spoken language, and we interact with one another in a friendly conversation–laughter included! I encourage everyone to speak immediately, from beginners to those with an advanced level of Italian. I believe that speaking another language is an enriching experience for everyone. Two years ago, I created my Italian online classes, which have been very successful. After much positive feedback from my students, I have also expanded my practice to include Italian language and culture group workshops and cooking classes. I also lead small group tours around Florence to teach about our magnificent art and architecture.

I truly enjoy teaching, and look forward to working with you!

Joan Hill
Owner, Host, & Director

In 2008, the seed of Artful Journeys was planted in her brain, when Joan brought together all of her life's passions, her love of music, an affinity for the beautiful things in life, and an ability to organize events to give birth to Artful Journeys, a program of art education trips for the soul.

Joan was born and raised in the apple country of the Hudson River Valley in New York; her father was a gentle, very tolerant, educated land surveyor, and her mother was the efficient business administrator and home engineer. The youngest of four children, Joan was encouraged to pursue anything she wanted, but also to do her best. Sometimes that was very difficult, especially succeeding three very accomplished siblings.



  • $400 for the  morning series; $475 for the evening series.

  • $25 for any session on Zoom.

  • PayPal is preferred; however, we do take checks   

  • A Zoom link will be provided by email within 24 hours of each meeting

To register for a session or the series, please click below:

A Zoom link will be provided by email within 24 hours of each meeting.

Please note that PayPal remittances must go through the form on this website.  Thank you.

For details or questions, please click here to contact Joan Hill.
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