The Watermill at Posara...
A unique setting for inspirational courses and relaxing holidays in Tuscany, Italy
Select a creative holiday that interests you, below.
Our 2020 creative courses
We are proud to present our 2020 Holiday Programmes for Painting, Creative Writing, Italian Language and Knitting holidays. 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 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.
Our delicious food is made with fresh ingredients locally sourced wherever possible and prepared by our skilled Italian cooks.
For more information, please select from the activities above.
We would love you to join us.
Lois and Bill Breckon
Early Bird discount: book now!
If you book before 31 December 2019 there’s a £ 75 (English pounds) per person discount on all our fabulous 2020 creative holidays. To enquire about availability and/or to reserve your place, just use the relevant creative holiday's Booking Enquiry form!
2019 - Courses still available
We still have a few Painting holidays available in 2019, if you are interested in joining us this year, please visit the following programme page for more information:
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.Please click here for more details. Activities for Non-participating Partners