Painting Holidays in Italy

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Join us for a wonderful Painting Holiday in Italy

The art holiday is a careful balance between learning new skills from our very competent tutors, socialising with like-minded people, relaxing in beautiful surroundings, eating and drinking the best of what Italy has to offer and visiting very interesting Italian towns with a professional guide. We look after you from start to finish.

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I thought this was one of the most successful painting holiday I've ever experienced".

Hotel Belvedere, Taormina, Sicily
Thursday 8th April 2021

4 star Hotel Belvedere is one of the loveliest hotels in Taormina.  It is perched on the hillside overlooking the beautiful blue Bay of Naxos within walking distance of the town. All rooms are en suite some with balcony or Juliet Balcony.   Painting tuition takes place each morning and late afternoon on the terrace of the apartment we reserve in the hotel, followed by lunch by the pool.  In the evening the group will get together to eat in different restaurants in the town.  Pick is from Catania Airport.

Hotel Gardesana, Lake Garda
Sunday 20th June 2021

Hotel Gardesana, a beautiful hotel, is situated on the lakeside of the traffic free town of Torri del Benaco.  Painting tuition takes place each morning and late afternoon.  Each evening guests will come together for dinner in different restaurants in the town.  Excursion will be to Isola Bella. Guests will stay six nights in Torri del Benaco.  Guests will then be transferred to 4 star Hotel Accademia in Verona for one night.    Tickets for the Verona opera in the famous Arena will be available.

Hotel Aurora, Sperlonga
Thursday 20th May 2021
Sunday 19th September 2021

Hotel Aurora is situated on the beach in this fantastic Italian town reminiscent of Greece with its seaside views and wandering white streets that venture up and down stacked houses and small-town shops.   There are many painting sites including the picturesque harbour.  Painting tuition will take place each day.  There will be a visit to the Villa of Tibereo including the museum.  The group will meet in the evening for dinner.

La Ghirlanda, Saragano, Umbria
Monday 8th May 2021
Sunday 5th September 2021

La Ghirlanda is owned and managed by Count and Contessa Bernadetto di Pongese which ensures an extremely high standard of accommodation, food and wine.  The hotel is surrounded by vineyards and olive trees with stunning views over the Umbrian Hills.  Painting tuition takes place each morning and late afternoon.  Lunches and dinners will be enjoyed together.    There will be an excursion to Montefalco and Bevagna.

Hotel Il Leccio, Chianti, Tuscany
Sunday 13th June 2021
Sunday 29th August 2021

This hotel is a gem of a find.  It is like a museum piece with all modern conveniences and beautifully decorated rooms.  The Landi family  transformed the Villa from a summer residence into a beautiful hotel surrounded by gardens, olive groves and vineyards.  It has a large pool and incredible vistas over the Tuscan hills.  The hotel is situated just 15 kms from Florence.  Lunches and dinners will be served in the hotel.  There will be an excursion to Florence with guide.  Pick up is from Florence airport.

Castello di Petroia, Umbria
Sunday 12th September 2021

The word "castle" conjures up something austere but on the contrary the hotel is very comfortable and beautifully decorated.  All the rooms are charming with high standard en suite facilities.  Painting tuition takes place each day on the hotel roof terrace with a 360 degree vista over the Umbrian countryside.  There is a large pool and excellent restaurant.  Excursions will be to Gubbio and Perugia.  Pick up is from Rome Fiumicino Airport or Perugia Airport.

Hotel Celida, Lucca, Tuscany
Portrait Painting Workshop
Saturday 15th May 2021

Hotel Celide is within easy walking distance to the Tuscan town of Lucca popular because of its the birthplace of Puccini, its wide medieval wall.  The town is full of historical monuments, lovely shops, bars and restaurants.  The Portrait Workshop will take place in a light filled studio in the hotel.   There will be a clothed model.  Guests will have dinner together each evening in different restaurants in the town.  There is a Spa in the hotel which our guests can use.

Hotel Villa Pambuffetti, Montefalco, Umbria
Sunday 27th June 2021

4 star Hotel Villa Pambuffetti is situated in its own gardens with large pool yet within a 3 minute walk to the medieval hill top town of Montefalco which has shops, bars, restaurants, churches and an interesting museum.  Villa Pambuffetti was converted from a family home into a luxury hotel.  Painting tuition will take place in the gardens and the town.  Excursions will be to Assisi with guide and there will be a day painting in the beautiful town of Bevagna.

Venice
Friday 16th October 2020
Saturday 10th October 2021

The week starts with an exciting journey by private water taxi over the lagoon from the airport to The Lido.  Guests stay in the 4 star Biasutti Hotel which is just a 6 minute walk to the vaporetta terminal and offers a tranquil refuge form busy Venice.   St. Mark's square can be reached in 15 mins. Painting tuition will take place each day in Venice and on The Lido.   The group will have dinner together each evening in different restaurants near to the hotel.

Still Life Workshop in Florence
Saturday 11th April 2021

This Still Life Workshop will take place each morning in the bright beautiful Palazzo studio in the centre of Florence.  There will be a guided tour of Florence on one afternoon and on another there will be a lecture by an Art Historian in The British Institute.  Each evening guests will have dinner together in different excellent restaurants in the city.  The hotel is situated 2 minutes from The Ponte Vechio Bridge and 3 minutes from the studio.  Pick up is from Florence Airport. 

Bevagna, Umbria
Monday 31st May 2021

Bevagna is a beautiful unspoilt town with many little picturesque side streets, large squares offering plenty of lovely things to paint and draw. The town has some interesting independent shops, wine bars and restaurants..  Painting tuition will take place in the morning and late afternoon.  In the evening guests will get together for dinner in various restaurants in the town.  There will be excursions to Montefalco and Assisi and a guided tour of Bevagna.

Cortona, Tuscany
Sunday 6th June 2021

Cortona is one of the most popular towns to visit in Tuscany made famous by the book and film "Under The Tuscan Sun".  Painting tuition will take place in the morning and late afternoon. There is a medieval festival during the week with lots of activities such as flag flying, music and processions all in medieval costume.  Guests will eat dinner together each evening in some of the best restaurants in Cortona.  Pick up and drop off will be from/to Pisa Airport.  

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