16th annual acoustic guitar camp - italy 2020

May 27 - 31, 2020
Falcade (BL) ITALY

Learn Acoustic, Flatpicking Guitar with



The Acoustic Guitar Camp is a five-day residential picking workshop for acoustic guitar musicians. It is held each end of May in the scenic town of Falcade on Italy’s Dolomites, close to nearby Venice airport.

Guitarists come from all over the world to create an international community of musicians, all living together and sharing the learning experience.
The non-competitive atmosphere and well-balanced program provide students with the perfect setting for learning flatpicking style, taking chances, and interacting with other musicians.

Roberto Dalla Vecchia has a deserved reputation for warmth, patience, and extraordinary teaching skills. Attendees are unanimous in their praise of Roberto, and for the quality of experience offered at this highly regarded camp.

Don’t talk yourself out of a life changing guitar experience because you feel that “you’re not good enough.” You’ll find that the other students are just like you – crazy about the guitar and anxious to learn and play with others.

The Acoustic Guitar Camp will take place May 27 - 31, 2020, don’t miss this chance to spend a few days in this romantic and historic country, home of some of the world’s best foods, wines, and landscapes.

Over half of the students return every year. Come join the family!

 The Acoustic Guitar Camp is all about hands-on playing. All the exercises and pieces are supported by a booklet printed in both standard and tablature notation. Attendees will be divided into two groups according to their level. All students will have classes with both Roberto and guest instructor.

Only 20 students are allowed to attend so each class (max 10 students) is small and you'll go back home with:

* Newfound passion and renewed energy for playing guitar

* Enough homework and song tabs to keep you busy a long time

* New songs for your repertoire

* Friendships that last a lifetime

* Opportunity to jam with Roberto & Steve

the daily schedule

Wednesday, May 27
10.30am-12.00am Arrivals
12.30am Lunch
2.00pm Orientation, Group Picture
3.30pm-7.00pm Afternoon Workshop
7.30pm Dinner
9.00pm Song Circle Night

Thursday, May 28 
9.30am-11.30am Morning Workshop
12.30am Lunch
2.30pm-3.30pm Slow Jam with Roberto
4.00pm-6.00pm Afternoon Workshop
7.00pm Dinner
9.00pm Roberto & Steve in Concert

Friday, May 29
9.30am-11.30am Morning Workshop
12.30am Lunch
2.30pm-3.30pm Slow Jam with Roberto
4.00pm-6.00pm Afternoon Workshop
7.00pm Dinner
9.00pm Quiz Night & Open Mic

Saturday, May 30
9.30am-12.00am Morning Workshop
12.30am Lunch
2.30pm-7.00pm Free Afternoon
7.00pm Dinner
9.00pm Never Ending Concert

Sunday, May 31
10.00am-11.30am Morning Workshop
12.30am Lunch
2.30pm Goodbye to the Next Year

A lovely little town, Falcade is situated in the heart of the Dolomites (UNESCO natural heritage) surrounded by amazing mountain peaks with Marmolada to the north being the highest.

The whole area is full of fabulous little resorts and characteristic villages; it provides a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, tennis, swimming, chair lift rides and more. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Venice… maybe, depending on much of that local vino you have been sampling…anyway, Venice is less than 2 hours away by car.

 meet your camp teachers





Acoustic guitar artist Roberto Dalla Vecchia succeeds in bringing together a crystalline technique and solid musical background with delightfully inspired compositions. His aptitude and dedication to the guitar have caused mentors, fellow musicians, and the public to take notice.

His seven CDs have received international praise and recognition and all make marvelous listening. He is the winner of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's 2003 Homegrown CD Award.

He has made various teaching methods, has individual students, and has also gained respect as an instructor at workshops including Steve Kaufman's Kamp, USA and the Musique Acoustique Workshop in Virton, Belgium.
He is one of the instructors for the leading online instruction company TrueFire.




Steve Baughman is a California fingerstyle guitar player whose music was described by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as "A must for all lovers of guitar and especially Celtic music."

Steve is a pioneer of various unusual guitar innovations, like the Orkney Tuning and clawhammer guitar.

“Farewell to Orkney” listed as one of the "Best Albums of 2013" by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

He is an experienced teacher and has taught over 80 guitar camps across the US and Canada. Steve also loves to hang out and spend time with other students and guitar lovers and sip fine beers.


Park Hotel Arnica is nestled in the heart of the Dolomites, between pinewoods and breathtaking mountain views.

Set among riverside gardens, this conservative, alpine-style hotel is only 1 Km from bars and restaurants in Falcade town center.

Blending modern and traditional alpine decor, the warm, refined rooms offer mountain-view balconies, free Wi-Fi, and TV.

There are a cozy piano bar, a rustic wine cellar and a quaint eatery with a garden terrace, in addition to a wellness center with sauna, Turkish bath, hydromassage, and tropical shower.



Workshop + Board and Lodging in shared double room - €480.00
What's included:
* All Workshops (14 hours of instruction)
* Welcome goodie bag
* Workshop booklet 
* 5 Lunches and 4 Dinners
* Wine at Lunches & Dinners
* Wellness Center


Workshop + Board and Lodging in private room - €550.00
What's included:
* All Workshops (14 hours of instruction)
* Welcome goodie bag
* Workshop booklet 
* 5 Lunches and 4 Dinners
* Wine at Lunches & Dinners
* Wellness Center


Board and Lodging in double room - €230.00
What's included: 
* 5 Lunches and 4 Dinners
* Wine at Lunches & Dinners
* Wellness Center

Reserve your space NOW!
Space is allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

There are only 20 slots available, a €100.00 ($112.00) deposit is required to hold your space.
The balance of your account is due upon arrival.

Notification must be made by email (info@robertodallavecchia.com) and received by April 1.
All money is returned less a EURO 20 administrative fee.


 frequently asked questions

Q. When do I check in/check out?
A.  You should arrive on Wednesday between 10:30 a.m. and noon. The camp ends with Italian style ... that is with one last delicious lunch on Sunday at 12.30 a.m.

Q. What do I need to bring?
A. Don't forget picks, capo, strings, tuner, music stand, etc. Last but not least, bring any other acoustic instrument you have, jam sessions will be even more fun!

Q. May I audio record the classes?
A. Yes, bring a recording device and you can enjoy learning and revisiting the information all through the year after camp!

Q. I'm a vegetarian, can I sign up for the camp without the meals?
A. Meals are included in the price and we always have vegetarian options – and not just cheese sandwiches, either, don't forget this is Italy! Please get in touch with arnica@dolomiti.com to discuss your particular needs.

Q. Can my partner attend even though they won't participate in the classes?
A. Absolutely, non-participating partners are very welcome and the price per non-participating partner is €230.

Q. Can I book extra nights of accommodation?
A. Sure, if you want to check in the day before or you are wanting to stay in the area longer, just email the Hotel at arnica@dolomiti.com.

Q. What's the weather like?
A. It's usually around 65 degrees during the day, which makes the natural beauty of the mountains and Falcade even more breath-taking, but on occasion, it has rained or been foggy. At night it's usually in the low 50s. Spring weather can vary a lot in Falcade, so bring layers of clothing.

Q. Where does the Acoustic Guitar Camp take place?
A. Park Hotel Arnica ****
Via Tabiadon di Canes, 36
32020 Falcade (Belluno)
Tel. +39 0437 599523

Q. What's the nearest airport to the Acoustic Guitar Camp?
A. Venice airport (airport code VCE) is less than 2-hour drive (140 Km/85 miles) from Falcade.

Q. How do I get there?
A. You can reach Park Hotel Arnica:
1. by car: take highway 27 to Belluno. Take exit Belluno. Continue on Strada Statale 51 di Alemagna. Take della Sinistra Piave/SP1, SR204, Strada Regionale 203 and SP346 to Via Tabiadon di Canes in Falcade.

Do you have a question that wasn't answered here?
Please feel free to ask us. Email is welcome 24 hours a day and may be answered at the strangest hours! info@robertodallavecchia.com