The Grand Easter Adventure

Easter in Tuscany

The Grand Easter Adventure at Borgo Santo Pietro. Don’t miss out!

The Grand Easter Adventure
A three night fun-filled Easter experience

Offer available from Thursday 17 April – Monday 21 April 2014

Borgo Santo Pietro invites you to our annual Grand Easter Adventure,  a fun-tastic Egg Hunt with complementary Spa vouchers, 5-course Easter lunch and much much more included in an unmissable holiday package!
Our Easter egg treasure hunt has rapidly become an annual tradition not to be missed. The search starts at the villa of Borgo Santo Pietro and takes you through its 13 acres of gardens, parks and more! Find the hand-painted eggs, solve the riddles, sip champagne and bring your treasure back in tact. If you’ve also solved all the riddles you will be eligible for our grand lottery prize drawing.
Filled with treats and fun, ending in a gourmet Easter lunch for the adults, The Grand Easter Adventure is an experience to remember.
And for the kids, not only do they each receive a traditional jumbo-sized chocolate Easter Egg, but this whole-day event includes lunchtime and afternoon entertainment with an art lesson and a special savoury and sweet pizza-making activity where they actually eat their own baked creations for lunch.

Package includes:

  • 3 nights  accommodation  for two people (additional nights 30% off)
  • complementary Easter Egg Treasure Hunt on Sunday morning in the park and grounds with treats along the way (Champagne for the adults and soft drinks for the little ones as well as many colourful handpainted eggs)
  • 5-course gourmet Easter Sunday lunch for 2, following the event (excl.  beverages)
  • Art lesson and pizza-making class for the kids, who then sit down and enjoy their freshly baked creations
  • one 40 min. massage at Borgo’s award winning Spa
  • a bottle of Spumante, a fresh fruit platter, and fresh Borgo flowers in the room upon arrival
  • Borgo’s gourmet breakfast including freshly squeezed juices from our fruit and vegetable juice bar every morning
  • use of Borgo’s garden hot tub, tennis, basketball and badminton court, table tennis, mountain bikes, hiking boots, archery and trampoline
  • All taxes

Double and deluxe rooms –  €1350,00 (reduced from €1540,00
Junior Suites –  €1635 (reduced from €2050,00)
Suites – €2145 (reduced from €2650)
Superior Garden Suites –  € 2385 (reduced from €2700,00)
Santo Pietro Grand Suite – €3495 (reduced from €5650,00)

*Offer subject to availability
*Due to a high volume of enquiries for this package, we are accepting bookings on a first come first serve basis. We strongly recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.
*Regretfully, no exchanges or part-exchanges can be offered for any of the offer components included in this package

For reservations:
+39 0577 75 1222
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Easter in Tuscany

Hand-painted Easter eggs

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Featured artist, Ulrika Westerberg – October

Ulrika Westerberg

Ulrika Westerberg

Classical violinist Ulrika Westerberg always dreamt of being a painter, but remained in the classical music business for thirty years.

The last four years she has switched career by studying art at Swedish Academy of Reallist Art.

Ulrika now lives her dream and works everyday in oil and water colours, painting landscapes, still lifes and portraits. She has recently finished a big commission for a company and has also been contracted as an illustrator.

Take an art class or commission her work at Borgo Santo Pietro.

Follow her blog: skymningskonst.blogspot.com.

Exhibitions 

2013 Svartsjö Castle, Stockholm

2012 Galleri Unicorn, Enköping

2011 Svartsjö Castle, Stockholm

Commissions

2013 Painting-commission for a advertising company Snask in Stockholm

2012 Medical Illustrations for swedish medical journal

2009 medical Illustrations for Arhythmi-centrum, Söder-Hospital Stockholm

2008 Medical Illustration for a thesis on atrial ablations

2006 Illustrations for Childrens Opera

2001 Illustrations for Public Service Radio website

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Sandi Prentis, September resident artist

Sand Prentis

Sandi Prentis is from the  state of North Carolina in the United States and has been a student and teacher of all forms of art including pottery, figurative art, landscape and portrait oil painting for many years.  She was educated and honed her skills at the National Academy of Design and Fine Art and The Art Students League, both in New York City and at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. She spends part of every autumn in Italy.  Twenty years ago she started The Studio School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where she teaches and guides both adults and children in the basic skills of drawing and painting and ultimately in the proper technique to create a balanced, creative, interesting work of art. Her primary emphasis is to create an accurate representation of the influence of light upon the subject.

Artist Statement
“Painting is about observing and recording the subject with proper lighting contrasts and in a manner to create an emotional response to the painting and not just a recorded picture. I am influenced by Bouguereau, Sargent, and Sorolla among many others.  My long career as an artist and as a teacher of art stems from a passionate love for painting and a desire and commitment to open the doors for my students to enjoy that same love and satisfaction of a job well done.”

To view Sandi’s artwork please visit her website:

http://sandiprentisartist.com/

Sandi Prentis, Borgo Santo Pietro's resident artist

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Sandi Prentis, Borgo Santo Pietro's resident artist

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Sandi Prentis, Borgo Santo Pietro's resident artist

Portrait

Sandi Prentis, Borgo Santo Pietro's resident artist

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Featured July artist, Diana Jensen Vestergaard

Diana Jensen Vestergaard

Diana Jensen Vestergaard

Diana Jensen Vestergaard is a painter working in the Classical Realist tradition. Her artistic practice is firmly based on academic methodologies and age-old approaches to drawing and painting.

Diana’s artist education began in Edmonton, Canada, where she obtained a Bachelor of Art and Design in 1997, and a Bachelor of Art Education in 2001. Inspired by the artistic paradigms of the Western tradition, Diana moved to Europe in 2003 to study the Masters. She embraced classical training at The Florence Academy of Art, whereby she received a Certificate in Academic Drawing in 2008. In 2010 Diana graduated with a Master’s degree in Art History from the University of Copenhagen.

Nature is one of the central themes in Diana’s work. She paints primarily landscapes as she is greatly inspired by Nature’s beauty. Her aesthetic attempts to capture the harmony of nature through a mastery of craft. Through her paintings, Diana seeks to “penetrate Nature’s mysteries, find its essence, compose it, interpret it, and make tangible its reality through art.” Nature is Muse!

Diana also dedicates her time to painting equine themes. She grew up riding horses in the sublime West Coast rainforest. The horse continues to captivate and inspire her. She is currently developing a series of paintings relating to equus, myth, and dreams.

Diana resides on Vancouver Island, where she works full time as a painter, while also teaching art classes and art history seminars to children and adults. Her artwork is represented in private collections in Canada, the United States, and throughout Europe.

To view Diana’s artwork please visit her websites:

http://www.ContoursofMnemosyne.com

http://www.ArtEquidae.com

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Grotto Dining Experience

grotto dining

The romantic and exclusive Grotto Dining Experience.

The Grotto Dining Experience is a romantic candle-lit table for up to four people in the grotto area surrounding the infinity pool.

Undisturbed by other diners and staff, you receive exclusive service from your own personal waiter and are left to enjoy the breath-taking setting overlooking the Borgo grounds and the Valle Serena hills.

Whether it’s a wedding proposal, an anniversary or a special birthday, the Grotto Dining Experience promises to fulfill even the most exigent of privacy and intimacy.

Minium 2 people. Tasting menu only.

For more information about Borgo Santo Pietro’s restaurant, Valle Serena, please visit the website at www.valleserena.com.

sunset at the grotto

The Valle Serena sunset. A perfect setting for your exclusive meal.

grotto dining

Dining with a view at your own private table.

The Chef’s Table

chef's table

You own private table and menu. Exclusive dining just got better!

The Chef’s Table is a special privée area that allows you to observe the kitchen staff while they work, complete with all the sights, sounds and aromas that the kitchen has to offer.

Not only do you get to a full-emersion experience, but the chef will come to your table and help you construct a unique meal based on the foods that you like or wish to taste.

You then get to watch while he puts to form what you’ve discussed before coming back to serve you personally. It’s like having your own private chef and your own private restaurant!

minimum 2 people

€ 135.00 per person excluding beverages

For reservations:

+39 0577 75 1222

Chef's Table

The Chef’s Table, a special 7-course menu created by you and for only you!

chef's table

The Chef’s table at Valle Serena restaurant for a special dining experience.

Featured June artist – M.J. Kempf

DSCN0996A painter and sculptor, M.J. Kempf is an artist inspired by the beauty of France and Italy. Traveling to these regions of Europe each year, M.J. loves the landscapes, rivers and city scenes.  She photographs, records and draws what she sees and then retreats to her Atlanta studio to create her work in gouache, oils, inks and charcoals.  Often she uses mixed media on both canvas and paper.

Painting series have included: Paris, Views of the Seine; Views of Florence and the River Arno; Landscapes of Tuscany; and Montmartre, Scenes of Paris. A true Francophile, M.J. owned a home and lived in the south of France.  She speaks the language fluently.  She has lived in both Paris and the South of France. A native of Atlanta, M.J. holds a bachelor degree of fine arts in sculpture and painting from Georgia State University.strip1

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