Welcome to Abruzzo

Mountains in Abruzzo

Mostly mountainous and wild, this region is a land of rustic charm dotted with medieval villages and home to one of the finest and best preserved medieval churches in Europe. It is also the land of bears and wolves who live protected in nature reserves.

During your stay we will visit the Abbey of San Clemente, a fine example of romanesque construction, and will enjoy a half day excursion to the Orfento Valley where Hermits built their hermitages. Read more...

Culturally enriching and intellectually rewarding

Summer retreats are organised by Dedalo Art Center and are designed to offer guests an ideal environment for making art while enjoying themselves to the fullest. All courses encourage the development of new skills and build confidence through creative expression.

the studio

The studio

Dedalo is a working studio and gallery which provides a relaxed environment that is ideal to learn a new skill, explore an interest or refine your creative techniques. Learn more ...

accommodation and meals

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation is in comfortable rooms within walking distance (2-5 minutes) from the studio. All meals are included.Learn more ...



There is lots to see and do in the area. As part of the programme, we offer several excursions to nearby attractions, including the abbey of San Clemente, the castle of Rocca Calascio, Bominaco's medieval church and S. Stefano di Sessanio, one of the best preserved medieval villages in Italy.Learn more ...

Your tutor

The retreat is led by Colleen Corradi Brannigan, an experienced artist who enjoys working with several media.Learn more ...