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Painting holiday in Amalfi, Italy

Italy • Campania • Amalfi Painting holiday

Wonderful, beautiful, colourful Amalfi by Angela CorbenTutor Angela Corben (second from the left) with some of her painting guestsAngela on the terrace of Hotel Bacco painting the view!The orange umbrella on Amalfi beach by Angela CorbenCafe paintingAmalfi street by Angela CorbenA striking subject for painters on our painting holiday in Amalfi ItalyWe sketch in Pompeii on this painting holiday in Amalfi, ItalyAmalfi coast and hillsA favourite location of our painters on this holiday in AmalfiDinner at Hotel Bacco is a treat - painting and walking holiday in Amalfi, ItalyFisherman always make good subjects for our painting holiday in AmalfiBay of Naples, Amlafi coast ItalyRound the corner to Atrani from Amalfi - full of rich subjects for paintingNearby our hotel in Furore, the base for our painting holidays in Amalfi, ItalyAbstract possibility for painters on this holiday in Amalfi
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Colours, cliffs and Capri
This magical coast is a dream and we’ve found some superb secret spots for our guests on this memorable painting holiday in Italy. Peaceful painting viewpoints contrast with the pace of Pompeii and the hidden gem of the ‘fiord’ beneath our hotel. Take a boat ride to Capri on your free day and paint in the Moorish gardens of Villa Rufolo.

A typical itinerary on this painting holiday in Amalfi

Arrival day

A short transfer takes us to Furore in time for a quick explore before dinner.

Spectacular views

We spend our first day loosening up, sketching and painting the spectacular, panoramic views over the Amalfi Coast from a perfectly located terrace. It’s a good place to start mixing the Amalfi colour palette!

Painting Pompeii

Pompeii is a unique location. As well as the amazing ruins and roads, exceptional frescoes are found throughout the city. A registered Pompeii guide will lead us through the city, and we will stop to focus on a fresco in Villa Giulia. Your tutor will talk about ancient colour palettes including Pompeii pinks ~ create your own ‘colour bar’.

Amalfi & Atrani ~ buildings and textures

We will spend the morning in Atrani to explore and sketch textures and architectural features ~ doorways and archways ~ and enjoy the lovely views. In the afternoon we will head to Amalfi, a picturesque waterfront town with aristocratic houses, bell towers and churches of great artistic value. There will be a possible visit to a 13th century paper mill for those who would like to, and perhaps a little time for shopping!

Free day

Pop down to the sea or enjoy a boat ride to the island of Capri or Positano, further up the coast. Alternatively, simply rest and restore in the hotel which is surrounded by vineyards, views and olive groves.

The Fiord at Furore

Nearby our hotel, the fiord is a beautiful feature of the coastal landscape ~ a hidden ravine, with a small pebble beach and tiny marina for local fishing boats. The sea is brilliant teal and there is a lovely café selling the daily catch. It is a great favourite for artists as it is very quiet, peaceful with beautiful light.

Revealing Ravello

Ravello is beyond question, one of the most picturesque of villages along the Amalfi Coast. You will have a wonderful time painting and sketching the views. We will paint in the gardens of famous Villa Rufolo ~ the jewel in the crown of Ravello. It has been described as a ‘miniature Alhambra’ thanks to its Moorish air, cypress, lime and palm trees in the beautiful gardens. The lush plantlife inspires green, which Italians consider to be ‘urgente’ ~ enjoy colour mixing exercises.

Departure day

We depart early for Naples airport.

Note: This is a selection of the many options available on this painting holiday in Amalfi. Weather conditions, group interests and the tutor will influence the final itinerary.

Where we stay on this painting holiday in Amalfi, Italy

Hotel Bacco

From its panoramic position 450 metres above sea level and nestled into the hills, Hotel Bacco is a small, 3-star hotel offering breath taking views of the Amalfi Coast. Peaceful and secluded, Hotel Bacco is surrounded by vineyards and flowered gardens. For nature lovers, the hotel is within easy reach of the famous Sentiero degli Dei (The Trail of the Gods) and many hiking paths. It is a great base for exploring the rich surroundings, and is conveniently set between Positano, Praiano and Ravello. Hotel Bacco provides a welcoming atmosphere where you can enjoy individually designed rooms – some with lovely panoramas of this famous coast. The hotel is also known for its good restaurant with a panoramic terrace where you can admire the Amalfi landscape. A perfect location for these painting holidays in Amalfi.

Some sea-view rooms are available at a supplement.

Hotel Bacco, our lovely friendly hotel base for our painting holidays in Amalfi, Italy
Airport transfer time
Approximately 1 hours
What's included
5 full days of painting tuition
7 nights in en-suite accommodation
7 breakfasts and 5 lunches
6 dinners with wine
Full time tour manager
Personal welcome at Naples airport
Limoncello and local cheese tasting
Visit ancient city of Pompeii
Visit the Museum of Paper in Amalfi
Chairs and boards provided
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