Symbolic spaghetti sums up the atmosphere of a Watermill creative week

The Watermill at Posara for painting, creative writing, knitting, and Italian language holidays/vacations/workshops, Tuscany, Italy.

Our thanks to guest Emily Muhlberger for the picture.

Here’s a picture of a bowl of spaghetti all pomorodoro, simply made with fresh ingredients, cooked perfectly al dente. Behind it, a glass of crisp white local wine. Behind that, unseen, 15 guests on a Watermill painting course savouring the tastes, sights and sounds of a traditional Italian trattoria, the Locanda al Castello, in Verrucola, where we go to paint the castle and the village on Mondays.  Beyond them, Italian workmen enjoying their pranzo di lavoro: fresh ingredients, simple recipes, perfectly cooked.

We’re looking forward to our spezzatino alla Romana, a beef casserole Roman style, accompanied by the masterpiece of Mauro, the chef: a puree of fava beans with butter and parmesan cheese.

Yes, good food looms large on our Watermill weeks, whether it is in traditional local restaurants and cafes or in the dining room at the Watermill, as well as good company and inspiring teaching from internationally renowned tutors.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, cookery holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

Come and join us and savour the magic of the Watermill.

We’ve only a few places left in 2018 (see below) and we’re already taking bookings for 2019: we’ve sold some 85 places out of a potential 250, so if you want a particular course, a specific week or your favourite bedroom, no is the time to book for next year. (and there’s a 2019 at 2018 prices’ offer.) Again, links below.

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, cookery holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

2018 places left:


terry plus picTerry Jarvis
7 July to 14 July 2018 one or two places
Watercolours (and oils, pastels and acrylics)

To learn more about Terry, his course at the mill and to see more of his pictures, please visit his Profile Page


Nel Whatmore and Rebecca de Mendonça
1-8 September 2018 one or two places

To learn more about Nel and Rebecca and their course at The Watermill, please click here.


On our Writing your Life’s Stories week:

Jo plus pic

 Jo Parfitt
18 August to 25 August 2018 two or three places
Write Your Life Stories

To learn more about Jo and her course at The Watermill, please click here

On a knitting course:

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, yoga, holidays/vacations, Tuscany, Italy.

Lisa Richardson
9 September to 6 October 2018 
one place
Knitting and La Bella Vita

To learn more about Lisa and her course at the mill, please visit her Profile Page

** We are already taking bookings for our 2019 creative courses, with a special offer of any 2019 creative week at 2018 prices. Please go to our 2019 courses preview section, by clicking here.


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