Natural Wood Restoration & Decoration with Lina
  • Catania, Sicily, Italy
  • 20 hours over 4 days

Natural Wood Restoration & Decoration with Lina

Soak up the Sicilian sun as you explore the art of decorating natural wood with expert art restorer Lina. Learn different types of wood preparation and decoration techniques and how to revive or add grandeur to wood objects or furniture. Finally, take some time to visit the stunning active volcano Mt. Etna and take a dip in the Mediterranean.
  • Lunch, Snacks, Coffee, & Tea


One Guest
USD $1125
Additional guest(s) (max 4)
USD $460

Meet the Artist

Lina is an expert art restorer with over 20 years of experience in various areas of art restoration, including painting, woodwork, gilding, and ancient painting techniques. Her passion for this art has led her to work in some of the most prestigious establishments in Paris, including the Ritz Hotel, the ‘Monuments Historiques’, and other ancient hotels.

"Nothing can stop Art and Beauty," says Lina. That idea continuously inspires her work when she restores art and wooden furniture and gives them a new life. She uses non-aggressive cleaning methods and ancient decoration techniques to preserve the pieces' unique character. For Lina, sharing her skills and knowledge is joyful and enriching, and she is looking forward to introducing you to Catania's history, nature, and life.

VAWAA Includes:

  • Discover the characteristics of different types of wood.
  • Introduction to basic history of furniture, woodworking tools and materials.
  • Natural wood preparation and wood finishing techniques.
  • Ancient natural wood decoration techniques like casein tempera, albumin tempera, and golden leaves.
  • Learn to make colors using pigment powders.
  • Visit a local gallery and museum.
  • Meet other artists in Lina's creative community.

Explore Catania, Sicily

Catania is Sicily's second biggest city, bursting with Mediterranean charm, and located at the foot of the majestic Mount Etna, an active volcano that has shaped the region's landscape. Over the centuries, Catania has been inhabited by various civilizations, including the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, French, and Spanish, each leaving their unique cultural imprint on the city's fine architecture, cuisine, bustling markets, and lively cultural events.

The city's artisans are particularly renowned for their exquisite craftsmanship in sculpture, gilding, and ennobled wood, making Catania a fascinating destination for art lovers and history enthusiasts alike. Plus, with warm weather year-round, you can enjoy swimming, long strolls and boat rides around the island.

Additional Details

The best time to visit Sicily is March–June and October as you'll experience fewer crowds, lots of festivals, and mild weather. July and August are hot and can be crowded while September is the busiest and most expensive month.

This VAWAA can be extended for up to 6 days. Please ask when you send your booking request. Sessions can be adapted for individuals in wheelchairs and with special needs.

Lina speaks English, Italian, French, and a little Spanish.
Lina's Availability 4 days

Guest Reviews

  • Mark S., Australia

    This workshop has been a most rewarding experience. We have learnt so much in such a short space of time that we can put into practice in the coming months thanks to the profound knowledge willingly shared by Lina. No question has been too mundane or difficult for her to answer and her lovely warm character made our time with her a real pleasure. Thank you again Lina