Many artists dream about painting in Italy. Now, as retiring baby-boomers are increasingly taking up “brush and pallet knife,” more than ever, painting in Italy is the “thing.” Every day, a new “Artist’s” tour of Italy crops up in travel sections of the newspaper and on the Internet. But there still remains a majority of artists who prefer to “go it alone.” They are independent in their artistic styles, and prefer to be independent regarding their travels in Italy . This blog intends to target these free spirited artists who still need guidance to the best places to paint, especially those idyllic gems that are little known and less traveled. Certainly, independent travelers who are not artists will also benefit from this blog.

With a few exceptions, this blog is not a guide to restaurants, lodging, rental cars, or shopping, (except for art supplies.)

Sprinkled among the posts are: my paintings, and a few Italian proverbs and poems written by notable Italian authors for whom I work as a translator.

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Giclee prints of my paintings, ranging from greeting size to poster size, can be purchased at:


Sunday, February 20, 2011


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This is Rita, one hot Latina Jazz Diva. She rocks Jazz and wails the Blues and loves to “glam” it up. You can view this original 16"x20" acrylic on wrapped canvas painting on my website: http://www.PamelaAllegretto-Franz.com or purchase a giclee print at: http://pamela-allegretto.fineartamerica.com
Ecco Rita. Una cantanta Latina molto caliente. Lei canta il Jazz ed i “Blues” con brio. Si può vedere il quadro originale dipinto con acrilico su tela al mio website: http://www.PamelaAllegretto-Franz.com
Oppure si può` comprarne delle stampe a: http://pamela-allegretto.fineartamerica.com

Sunday, February 6, 2011


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Today, I’m taking a little detour from Italy to Spain. I want to announce that the art gallery, "El Retiro" in Turre, Spain, is hosting an artist's exhibit on Friday, February 11, 2011. The theme for the exhibit is Valentine's Day and all the art will have with Love as its theme. It's a great honor to be included in this exhibit, and I give great thanks to my dear friend Miki Fonvielle for making this happen for me. I also thank Curtis Helm, the proprietor of "El Retiro" for including me in this exhibition. My painting is "Island Love." See painting above. Giclee prints and greeting cards of this painting are available at: http://www.PAMELA-ALLEGRETTO.FINEARTAMERICA.COM I am very excited to be included in the exhibit with my dear friends and amazing artists: Miki: http://www.artmiki.com and Kev: http://mooremusic.biz
If you are lucky enough to be in this delightful town on Friday, please stop by the gallery. To view paintings of Turre, please visit: Http://www.paintingbycountries.com
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!