Painting Holiday to Taormina, Sicily

Sunday 16th October 2022
with Fiona Graham-Mackay

Volcanic Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea provide the cinema-worthy backdrop for Taormina, Sicily's legendary resort town. Twisting medieval streets and a second-century Greek theatre add to its romantic air, which inspired the writings of D.H. Lawrence and Truman Capote. Take a cable car to the beach, or walk uphill behind the Church of St. Joseph for panoramic views.  Guests will be collected from Cantania airport and transported to 4 star Hotel Belvedere. Painting Tuition will take place each morning and late afternoon in and around the hotel. We have taken an apartment in the hotel with private garden where tuition will begin each day. There are many painting options in the gardens of the hotel and in the Botanical gardens next door.. Beside the pool, overlooking the Bay of Naxos, is the open-air bar-restaurant where an excellent light lunch can be obtained each day.  The afternoons can be spent continuing with work or visiting local sites of interest such as the Greek Theatre, the Duomo, shopping in the interesting town of Taormina or lazing by the hotel pool. There will be an excursion with guide. The bus will take you on a tour including Castelmola, a small town above Taormina where there will be a tasting of the local almond wine. The tour will continue along the coast to Cape Mazzaro and Isola Bella. The guide will inform you about points of interest on the way and stops will be made.  The group will go to dinner together on five nights in different local restaurants. Guests will be able to choose from an a' la carte menu including wine.  .   

"This was my third holiday with Painting in Italy. I had high expectations and I'm pleased to say I was not disappointed. We had a lovely group of people, the tutition was excellent but most of all I loved the hotel. The staff were so helpful, the breakfasts were excellent and the view from my balcony looking over the blue sea and Mount Etna was sublime. I will be booking again for next year". - Sicily 2019"

4 star Hotel Belvedere, Taormina

Tutor:  Fiona Graham-Mackay

Cost and What's Included

£2400.00 per person - no single person supplement

£300.00 discount for non-painting partners

Optional Extras:

Room with Juliet Balcony and sea view £50 per night

Room with balcony/terrace and sea view £90 per night

  • Airport Transfers from/to Catania Airport
  • 7 nights' accommodation in double room with en suite facilities (no sharing necessary)
  • Painting/Drawing Tuition
  • 5 dinners with wine - Guests can make a choice from the menu
  • Afternoon Excursion with guide to Castelmola to taste the local almond wine and to Cape Mazzaro and Isola Bella.
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