All you want to know about what we do, where we are and where you can stay
About us: core mission and values
programme is very highly rated. The studio has been visited by
professional artists as well as people new to the
practice of art
Progetto Ecate promotes the understanding and the practice of the fine arts, with a special consideration for printmaking. All our efforts are conveyed into creating a good selection of introductory and advanced classes and into providing a shared space for the enrichment and development of the individual student's work. Our extensive academic programme will invite you to develop your skills, expand your knowledge and explore those lesser known art techniques you may have never heard of before.
We offer high quality art instruction in a beautiful and inspiring environment. We provide tuition in Italian, English or French. Most art holidays in Italy are organised by Brits or Americans, whereas Progetto Ecate relies on a network of Italian professionals (teachers, drivers, landlords, chefs, guides) who can deliver a genuine dive into the Italian culture and lifestyle.
We offer English taught intensive courses in painting or printmaking and weekly sculpture or drawing en plain air lessons (...and if you speak some Italian, the choice will also include lectures, group critiques, tutorials and artist talks).
< Damian Durante from Argentina, working @ Progetto Ecate, 2010
Planning a trip to Lake Como
Shaped like an inverted Y, surrounded by mountains and dotted with charming villages, Lake Como became quite popular when Hollywood stars started to buy properties. A glamorous reputation quickly followed. But what it was not said, is how dreamy, mysterious and authentic Lake Como is away from the spotlight.
Where to stay & What to do
We have teamed up with Eva Naldi, who continues to set seemingly impossibly high standards through her Holiday Solutions Ltd. - the best self catering agency in town. You can browse through her exquisite hideaways or contact her for further experiences (boat rides, helicopter tours, trekking, hiking, wine tasting).
I've been living in Como for several years now and adventures keep coming.
I was born in Tuscany where I learnt the value of hospitality, good food, art and the sweet life. I have a life long love of Italy and I've always dreamt of passing it down. Holiday Solutions is the chance for everybody to travel to Italy and find home.