Ischia di Castro

Create and Tour this July!

Judy Gula of Artistic Artifacts worked with Italian Cultural Tours to create a spectacular week of fiber & mixed media classes, tours, wonderful cuisine and more, July 1 - July 7, 2019 in Ischia di Castro (pictured here), located approximately 55 miles (90 kilometers) northwest of Rome in the northernmost area of Lazio.

Email Italian Cultural Tours to learn more about our summer 2020 plans! (Judy will also be leading a block printing tour in India in March 2020!)

Rich in history, Ischia di Castro is strategically located to many fascinating cities, historic archaeological sites such as the ancient Etruscan city of Castro, and bodies of water.

The 2019 trip cost $2,200 (airfare not included) and participants enjoy:

  • two meals a day
  • accommodations in apartments in the city
  • morning mixed media classes led by Judy Gula — all supplies provided!
  • afternoon guided tours and sightseeing (scroll down the page), including a special excursion to the town of Fabriano, where beautiful paper is produced!

Sample pages from a Judy Gula art journalDuring morning sessions students learn new skills, hone old one and more, sampling a wide selection of products and techniques to create original and layered journal pages (examples by Judy pictured here), binding them into a custom art journal!

The afternoons find everyone exploring the unusual, authentic, medieval Italian countryside including spas, lakes, catacombs, beaches — all while sampling the best authentic, locally grown and prepared Italian foods and wines.

Email Lewis Gautieri, Travel Consultant for complete information and personalized attention, including customized tours, spouse activities, extended stay options and more. Book a few extra days before or after to explore additional attractions such as Rome, Florence and more!


Below, Civita di Bagnoregio, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy, photo by Dale Musselman, licensed by Creative Commons

Civita di Bagnoregio, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy, photo by Dale Musselman