After meeting your guide, travel to the Palazzo Vecchio, the palace of Florentine Duke Cosimo I in the 16th century. Here, an expert will lead you through the history of the ancient artform of the fresco, which is commonly used throughout Italy. Once your creative juices are flowing, it’s time to pick up a paint brush and produce one yourself.
You will begin by preparing the plaster base and mixing the paints you will use, then adding colour to your finished design. Throughout the lesson, there will be an expert on hand for instruction and assistance. Once your work is complete, you may take it away with you.
The palace houses many masterpieces including statues such as Michelangelo’s The Genius of Victory and a huge range of frescoes by many of Italy’s greatest Renaissance painters. The building itself is a testament to artistic achievement, with imposing battlements and sublime embellishments, crowning the Palazzo Vecchio as a landmark within the ancient city of Florence.
This experience is only available to book as part of an A&K tailor-made holiday.