Jana is in charge organisation of courses and administrative tasks, from enquiries to guest bookings, she also ensures you have all the relevant travel details you need to make your journey to us a smooth experience. She also ensures that dietary requirements of guests are met.
At our guest house, The Retreat, she also takes care of guest hospitality and focuses on providing deliciously healthy mediterranean meals from local produce. Delicious lunches and evening meals, as well as beautifully presented aperitvi after painting sessions are her speciality. So, you just need to sit back, relax and enjoy culinary delights throughout the day to re-charge your energy in-between and after painting sessions.
She is passionate learning the local ancient skills, from truffle hunting to wine-making. Her expertise, and driven by the many requests over years by guests to collate her recipes, she has written over 300 recipes, and now also runs a cooking school TrufflesinItaly at the farmhouse, where she creates inspiring and healthy dishes and teaches classes for holiday makers, and on-line classes for a British Healthy Ageing Platform. She enjoys truffle hunting with her team of dogs, takes guests on truffle experiences before teaching them how to cook with the precious aromatic tuber.
Together with John the tutor, she is a co-founder of The Retreat and Painting Holiday Italy. She is a driving force behind its development into a well-established art retreat throughout the years. Jana enjoys developing inspirational and delicious menus from local produce for our guests. She let’s herself be inspired by seasonal colours, flavours and aromas to ensure our guests enjoy healthy, seasonal and varied meals throughout their stay.