Mosaic Art School: Two or three 5-day classes per month, 660 euros per week (about $870). More info at 1-877-766-7242 (toll-free U.S.) or mosaic/studio.htm.

Bed & Breakfast Al Teatro: Airy, elegant bargain. Large breakfast buffet. 10 percent discount for Mosaic students (www.bbalteatro

Bed & Breakfast Guidarello: Recommended by the Mosaic Arts School as simple, but comfortable. The owner also teaches cooking classes (

Jane Friedmann