The Watermill at Posara...
A unique setting for inspirational creative courses and relaxing holidays in Tuscany, Italy
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Announcing our 2022 creative courses
We are proud to present our 2022 Holiday Programmes for Painting, Italian Language, Knitting and our Creative Writing courses. Please visit your relevant holiday above for more details.
Secluded gardens, sunny terraces, a shady vine verandah for evening aperitivi, riverside and millstream walks… just some of the charms of The Watermill at Posara in Tuscany, Italy. We specialise in relaxing, inspiring, fun-filled painting holidays, creative writing workshops, knitting holidays and Italian language courses.
The Watermill is also offering exciting online sessions, and a 'virtual' online week, painting every day with tutor Mike Willdridge. You can find out more by clicking here
The Watermill is surrounded by two environmentally protected areas: the National Park of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, the ‘backbone’ of Italy, and the Regional Park of the Apuan Alps, home of the marble mountains of Carrara. Because of this protected status the air and the water are pure and unpolluted and the area abounds in wildlife.
The buildings, dating from the 17th Century, have been sensitively restored to incorporate modern facilities while preserving their historic character. All the bedrooms and apartment suites enjoy lovely views over the river, the gardens or the mountains. All have modern en suite bathrooms. There are original artworks everywhere.
The Watermill is also Cool and Green. All the bedrooms and public rooms have air conditioning, provided by the sun’s energy! Our solar-powered photovoltaic panels make us self-sufficient in electricity generation.
Our delicious food is made with fresh ingredients locally sourced wherever possible and prepared by Lois and our skilled Italian cooks.
For more information, please select from the activities above.
We would love you to join us.
Lois and Bill Breckon
2021 - Courses still available
We still have a few courses available in 2021, if you are interested in joining us this year, please visit the following available course pages:
Bring your partner or friend!
Why not bring your friend or partner? They don’t have to participate in the course, but they will be able to enjoy the wonderful hospitality of the mill and, whenever they want, to come out with you to our beautiful locations.
We also offer a range of Alternative activities for partners on all our creative courses, as well as a generous £GBP 250 discount if they share a room with you.
You'll be Cool and Green at the Watermill
Solar-powered air-conditioning will keep you cool and environmentally friendly. For more information, please visit our Cool and Green page
The coronavirus and the Watermill
For more information about the coronavirus at the Watermill, please visit our Coronavirus Info Page