Painting Holiday to Sperlonga, Latina

Thursday 20th May 2021
with Massimiliano Locco
and
Sunday 19th September 2021
with Christopher Forsey

We are really delighted to introduce this new wonderful location to our programme.  We have spent a lot of time investigating the coastal areas of Sardinia, The Almalfi coast, Positana and Cinque Terra in search of a picturesque coastal town.  Nothing matched all of our requirements but Sperlonga does. It's within easy travelling distance of Rome (south) and although very attractive it's not full of tourists and has the perfect family run hotel situated on the beach and easy walking distance of the village.  Although Sperlonga geographically resembles Positano and other towns on the Amalfi Coast it has  maintained a quiet unpretentious charm.  The town looks more like something from Greece with its white buildings and small winding streets. In its dazzling heyday in the 1950s and '60s solitude-seeking writers, movie stars, and artists retreated to this peaceful vertical village.   Films such as "Contempt",  "Two Women" and "No peace under the Olive Trees" were filmed here.  Stars such as John Clever, Sofia Loren, Marlene Dietrick, Brigit Bardot, Arthur Miller etc. were among the famous who stayed in this village.   The beautiful white washed village and traditional harbour offer excellent drawing/painting sites.   The Roman emperor Tiberius, who reigned from AD 14 to 37, decided to spend time at a summer retreat here.  Not far from the town there is a large grotto which was part of Tiberius' summer villa. In 1957 the smashed remains of marble sculptures were found buried in the sand.  They were put back together and are now exhibited in the collection of the Sperlonga Archaeological Museum which is well worth a visit.    
Hotel Aurora is a perfect hotel situated on the beach and again fulfills our requirements in that it's a medium sized family owned and managed hotel with tastefully decorated rooms and high quality en suite bathrooms.  Painting and drawing tuition will take place around the hotel each morning and late afternoon.  There will be plenty of time left to explore the town or enjoy the beach.  Guests will have a sun lounger and umbrella allocated to them for the whole week.  Lunch is not included as there are many places to have a light lunch in the area including on the roof terrace of the hotel.  In the evening the group will get together to eat in different restaurants in the town.  Pick up from Rome Fiumicino Airport at 16.00
Drop off at Rome Fiumicino Airport 13.00.


2021 Sperlonga Programme .pdf

Hotel Aurora, Sperlonga

Massimiliano Locco - Painting Tutor

Christopher Forsey - Painting Tutor

Cost and What's Included

£1,800 - no single person supplement

£300.00 discount for non-painting partner sharing a double room

Optional Extras:
Room with Balcony including table and chairs and garden view = £40.00 per night

Room with sea view and Juliet Balcony = £40.00 per night

Suite with terrace = £100 per night

Only a 10% deposit is required to secure the booking to help our guests at this difficult time. The balance is due 60 days before commencement of the holiday.
  • Airport transfers from/to Rome Fiumicino Airport
  • 7 nights accommodation in double room with en-suite facilities(no sharing necessary)
  • 5 days painting/drawing tuition in the morning and late afternoon
  • 7 dinners choosing a la carte from menu with wine and coffee.  By choosing a la carte vegetarians and people with dietary issues can make the right choice for them.
  • Allocated sun lounger and Umbrella on the beach
  • Afternoon Excursion
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