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Watercolors, Wine, and Cooking in Italy with Nancy Couick

January 4, 2013 - (Chicago, IL)

In a unique trip to the heart of Umbria, guests will have the opportunity to travel, cook, and paint with award-winning artist and painting instructor Nancy Couick. When Couick isn’t teaching classes in her Charleston, SC studio, she’s traveling throughout Italy with The International Kitchen.

In this special 10-night itinerary, only taking place May 10-20, 2013, guests will experience Norcia, a medieval town known for its cuisine – including black truffles, lentils, sausage, and cheese – but also for its breathtaking scenery. Experience Mont Sibillini Park as Couick leads a painting class focused on small color studies and small paintings.

Following your time in Norcia, which includes four cooking classes, it’s on to a luxury country resort just outside the capital of Perugia. This magical place, surrounded by unspoilt Umbrian valleys and lakes, promises to inspire you.

“After a five week painting tour of Italy in 2000… I began my series of works based on Italian life and the amazing vistas offered by the country,” Couick said in a recent interview. “My love of the country began then and I have returned annually to see even more of Italy and its people! I believe that there is so much to see that these small paintings provide a perfect way to capture more of our travel experience. They become wonderful mementos or gifts.”

In addition to the 10 nights of accommodations, this cooking vacation also includes all dinners; a fabulous truffle hunt; excursions to local towns, such Assisi, Spoleto, and Montefalco; visits with local food producers; wine tastings; and of course time for painting!

Prices start at $4150 per person (based on double occupancy) for this all-inclusive cooking vacation in Umbria with artist and instructor Nancy Couick. More information and reservations for "Watercolors, Wine, and Cooking in Italy with Nancy Couick" can be made online at www.theinternationalkitchen.com.

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