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Painting holidays in Italy

Our painting holidays in Italy visit Abruzzo, Amalfi, Cinque Terre, Ischia, Tuscany and Umbria

Everywhere you look in Italy, there is a view to inspire art. Painting holidays in Italy continue to be one of our most popular adventures.
The land of the Renaissance and home to many of history’s greatest painters, Italy offers stirring landscapes from seaside villages, quintessential Tuscan cypress lined hillsides, sun-baked seaside villages to castles in the air. 

Romantic Italy continues to be a very popular painting destination for art holidays, with its pure light, pretty landscapes and charming people. We have fantastic relationships with all our local Tour Managers who are passionate about the diverse regions of this beautiful country, providing a wealth of knowledge that truly enhances your experience. 

You will be accompanied by a professional tutor with deep experience of painting holidays in Italy, each with a natural skill for teaching. Your painting holiday adventure awaits!

22/08/17 - Information about the earthquake on Ischia:

There is currently no official FCO advice against travel to Ischia in the wake of last night’s earthquake, and our upcoming plans to visit the island are, as yet, unaffected. However, please keep checking back for more information, and give us a call on 01453 823328 if you have any concerns.

A classic view on this painting holiday in Amalfi, Italy
Discover this beautiful coastline dotted with pretty villages. Visit Agerola, Positano and Ravello – perfect painting locations.
Visit Pontone and its 13th century paper mill, and the nearby limoncello maker – plenty of tasting!
Why not take a boat ride to nearby Capri on your free day?
Painting in Pompeii – a rare opportunity to visit this extraordinary location with its exceptional frescoes.
Spend a full day exploring and painting in Ravello, a magical and colourful town with stunning sea views.
A classic view on this painting holiday in Ischia, Italy
Discover this beautiful, volcanic island a short ferry ride from Naples.
Paint in the famous, but still very private, Mortella gardens once home to Sir William Walton.
Visit and paint famous Castello Aragonese.
Enjoy the Natural hot springs and thermal waters.
Visit and paint the vineyards and sample the wine.
On your free day, why not take a ferry ride to Procida or Naples?
A classic view on this painting holiday in Tuscany, Italy
A chance to sketch and paint iconic Tuscan landscapes – rolling hills lined with cypress and pretty hilltop towns.
A wonderful hotel and recently restored spa in San Quirico d’Orcia – the perfect place to rest before or after a days painting.
Paint in the pretty village of Bagno Vignoni, with its hot springs and ancient thermal baths.
A free day in Siena – sketch and paint or simply wander the beautiful streets and famous piazza.
Paint in hilltop vineyards or olive groves. Enjoy a delicious picnic including famed Tuscan oils.
A classic view on this painting holiday in Cinque Terre, Italy
Be inspired by some of the Italian Riviera's most spectacular coastline and paint five of its most beautiful villages, in fabulous settings.
Ride the little railways between the villages, passing monasteries and sanctuaries, enjoying panoramic views.
Discover the rich Ligurian culture, conserved thanks to centuries of isolation from the outside world, "breached" just a century ago.
Enjoy painting in the colourful villages of Vernazza and Monterosso
Visit and beautiful glittering Portofino or historic Genoa ("la Superba") with its UNESCO-protected Old Town.
A classic view on this painting holiday in Abruzzo, Italy
Sketch alongside fast flowing rivers, beside mountain lakes and in medieval stone villages where time stands still.
Get right off the beaten track in the high meadows of the Apennines, and enjoy your painting in the land of the wolf, bear, lynx eagle and chamois.
Paint the spectacular mountain scenery from the comfort of your homely lakeside hotel, perched 1100 metres above sea level.
On you free day take a break from painting and canoe on the lake, hire a bike, go horse riding in Italy's oldest national park, or ride the panoramic train to Sulmona.
A classic view on this painting holiday in Umbria, Italy
A chance to sketch and paint iconic Umbria landscapes and hilltop towns.
A friendly hotel under new management with great food and a lovely pool – the perfect place to rest before or after a day’s painting.
Visit the artists’ centre of Todi with its magnificent piazza and duomo.
Get off the beaten track amidst the pretty Umbrian villages of Cerqueta, Fratta Todina and Giano del Umbria.
A free day in Assisi – a visual and historic feast.
Sketch the famed river Tiber as it flows through the nearby valley.
Kevin was very adaptable with a wide variety of skills and experience for a varied group. He was quietly encouraging and knew how much to suggest for each of us. An extremely talented artist himself, he knew how to instil good practice in others.
ITALY - 2016
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