I lived in Italy for
When friends/family visit I like to
The Duomo, it is the greatest building on Earth.
I love Tuscany, the cities, the countryside, also, I love Elba, it is my favourite vacation place in Tuscany.
What best describes you?
I am an artist, I paint in oils, I also help American students in a Pensione that I help to run.
I grew up in the 80s.
In my free time I like
I love gardening, going for rides on my motorcycle in Tuscany, and painting of course.
I am an artist, that means that my expertise would be in art and art history, not from a scholarly point of view, but from an active painter's perspective. I can give insights into the work of the great masters that you will not find in any guidebook, because the insights are my own. I have studied the life of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Botticelli, and many others. I can point out details that many people just can't see because my eye has been trained by many years of reproducing realistic subjects on my canvases. To see what I am talking about visit my website: www.mattbates.net.
Sicily, Sardinia, Umbria, Puglia, Tuscany, Campania
Florence, Perugia, Assisi, Terni, Orvieto, Sorrento, Amalfi
35 years British expat Cities/Regions of Expertise: All of Italy, Sicily, Sardenia
English, Italiano, français