This has proved an incredibly popular destination for a painting holiday in Umbria. We have received messages such as "like eating in a 4 star restaurant every night". One regular guest messaged that "the castle was the best of our venues". The Duke of Montefeltro was born in this castle in 1422. This castle has been transformed into the luxury 4 star "Hotel Castello di Petroia" which is surrounded by stunning scenery. After a wonderful buffet breakfast, painting tuition will take place on the spectacular covered Castle roof terrace, which has incredible views in every direction of the surrounding Umbrian hills. There are so many wonderful painting locations in and around the castle. Lunch will be served each day on the terrace of the Castle. After lunch guests are free to continue painting, have a siesta, swim, or take one of the several marked walks around the estate. There will be excursions on two afternoons during the week. On one afternoon guests will be taken to Perugia, the capital city of Umbria. There are many interesting museums to visit in Perugia which has a wonderful history. There will also be a visit to nearby Gubbio.
"A wonderful, unforgettable experience. The views from the Castle were amazing. The tutor created a relaxed and enjoyable painting experience. Candlelit dinners with great companions in a 12th century castle”.
"I thoroughly enjoyed this holiday. The hotel was excellent, the service extraordinary, and as a vegetarian I was treated with exceptional consideration and delicious food. The surroundings were gorgeous and very paint-worthy, and our tutor gave us great support and many new insights. Thank you for a fabulous week”.