A new Italy vacation, Culterra Magica, launches to prove recent scientific research; doing art is good for the brain

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German neurologists find that doing art is good for the brain; it could delay or even negate age-related decline of certain brain functions. A new Italy vacation, Culterra Magica, launches to re-create self-awareness and emotional resilience through art.

"Recent cognitive research out of Germany suggests that the production of visual art improves effective interaction between parts of the brain,” according to Huffington Post, June 2014. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/08/how-art-changes-your-brain_n_5567050.html

Welcome to Culterra Magica – a new Italy vacation, the ultimate art experience in the Alps of Northern Tuscany. Visit (http://www.culterra-magica.com). The Culterra Magica provides a bohemian, once-in-a-lifetime vacation; on a 400 year-old chestnut farm named Canalecchia. Create art under the guidance of world-class artists, while relaxing in the enchanting alpine landscape of the Garfagnana region, and then notice the difference.

Linda Naiman, Canadian pioneer of arts-based learning for business techniques, describes creativity as “the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions.” http://www.creativityatwork.com/2014/02/17/what-is-creativity

In her professional blog, Linda noted that after one week of doing art, it didn’t take long to "de-compress" her “over-worked brain and settle into the slow rhythms of life that make Tuscany so magical.” http://www.creativityatwork.com/2015/08/20/creative-renewal-culterra-magica-under-the-tuscan-sun

Investing in an Italian vacation, actually producing art is an investment in brain health, anti-aging, and stress reduction. It is a unique cultural adventure and fun for any age. All levels of art experienced clients will benefit. A recent UK article outlines that painting has four major benefits to overall well-being. It distracts from other worries, reduces stress, builds self-esteem, and creates a healthy state of mind. See also: https://www.psychologies.co.uk/why-painting-and-art-can-make-you-happy

In addition to daily art classes, al fresco or in the farm house, beautiful historic sites can easily be reached. Explore the chestnut forests, hike the mountain paths, wander through the lush grounds, and then sit in the exquisite beauty of nature and escape. Tour the cobblestone streets of Florence, stroll through the Uffizi gallery showcasing the world’s best masterpieces. Discover the colorful town of Lucca where some of the finest medieval and Renaissance architecture resides. Explore the vibrant corridors brimming with fabulous antique markets, superb dining and a lively music scene.

Come to Italy. Grow younger. Confirm the German neurologists' findings that making art is good for the brain.

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