One of Italy's most beautiful squares Piazza del Popolo in the city of Ascoli Piceno is a popular spot for painters. Maria-Luisa (Chile), Bill (Belgium), Clara (Singapore), Brian & Alison (New Zealand), Maureen and Patricia (Australia) were a truly international group who enjoyed the opportunity to spend the day improving their perspective skills painting the infamous Cafe Meletti, home to the Meletti Aniseed liquor.
Several guests in this group took this course as an opportunity to meet up with family, many others on our courses come to spend quality time with friends too. Sisters Maureen (living in the US) and Patricia(living in Australia) came to spend qulity time together here after not seeing each for many years, and Maria-Luisa, orginally from Chile but living in India, stayed at The Retreat for a total of four weeks, completing 2 courses and enjoying a stay with the brother, sister-in-law and nephew from Peru. Over the last few years, The Retreat has grown into a place where people come together and we are proud of the many friendships that have been created here and the many relatives and friends who have come to spend creative time together.