Many of Villa le Barone’s guests love outdoor painting and are practicing watercolor.
The Chianti hills are so inspiring! Various workshops have been organized by painters from the USA, UK, France, but Villa le Barone can also organize individual courses with a talented watercolor artist, Sabine Blomqvist, now established in Greve in Chanti, who graduated in Industrial Design and Applied Arts at Aalto University in Finland.
She has participated in various exhibitions in Italy and abroad (Florence, Milan, Australia, Spain…) and has won several awards. Villa le Barone will organize an exhibition of her works during the summer 2020.
Whether you are a beginner or experienced, do not miss the opportunity to paint the beauty of Chianti, and bring this wonderful memory home: a watercolor painted by yourself. Sabine will provide you with all the necessary equipment!
The gardens of Villa le Barone in Chianti Tuscany, are full of perfumes that will enchant your nose, whatever the season. The other senses are also solicited: the sight with the views on the wonderful landscapes of the Chianti hills, the hearing with the bird’s songs and the bells of the nearby church (but they stop during the night!), the taste with all the flavors of the Tuscan cuisine.
There are of course the roses, blooming in all seasons, the honeysuckles, which climb here and there and exhale their delicate perfume, the different odorous jasmine, and you will certainly particularly enjoy the large, deep green foliage and profuse white and very fragrant flowers of the poet jasmine. You will love the scent of verbena leaves by crumpling them between your fingers! At the end of June the lilies are in full bloom, and their fragrance make the garden a delight!
And of course there are all the scents of aromatic plants that perfume the Tuscan cuisine and that you can enjoy in our restaurant! Rosemary, basil, tarragon, different species of thyme, sage (do you know there are more than 100 different species of sage?) are widely used by our Tuscan cooks. We have also created in one of the gardens an angle where you can discover about a hundred aromatic herbs. Near the “Fattoria”, there is a massive lavender, where butterflies come to flit.
And what views, whether of the pool, tennis or gardens! Your eyes will be captivated by the enchanting vistas on the Chianti hills, with their vineyards and olive groves. What’s better than to be soothed by the sound of water, to hear the birds and the sound of the bells of the neighboring church San Leolino while having a light lunch on the terrace under the centennials chestnuts?
Come and experience the scents of Villa le Barone’s gardens, come and admire its unique views, come and taste the wines of Chianti and Tuscan cuisine, come and listen to the song of birds! Come and relax in this privileged environment!
Art is everywhere at Hotel Villa le Barone with 18th and 19th century paintings and authentic furniture in the lounges and bedrooms. But this year one of the lounges is transformed into Art Gallery with the exhibition of Arno Boueilh until August 30, 2018.
Whether in the rooms or in the lounges, the hosts of Villa le Barone, who has kept the charm of a family home, are indeed surrounded by portraits of ancestors, original paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries, and others This is a unique place to stay … The landscapes of Chianti around the Villa are also real paintings, which inspired so many painters!
And this year one of the salons of Villa le Barone becomes Art Gallery with the exhibition of paintings by Arno Boueilh until August 30, 2018. Arno Boueilh is a young French painter, former student of Pierre Gilou, who shares his life between Naples and Paris. After a degree in Fine Arts at Paris I University, he joined the Beaux-Arts in Paris (Ensb-A) and Art-Décos in Paris (Ensad). When he left the Arts Déco, he decided to devote himself entirely to painting.
Arno has won numerous awards in France and Italy, including the most recent in 2017 from the André and Berthe Noufflard Foundation. He has exhibited in various Art Galleries in France in Paris and in the provinces, as well as in Italy.