Italy • Campania • Amalfi Painting holiday
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Colours, cliffs and Capri
A typical itinerary on this painting holiday in Amalfi
A short transfer takes us to Furore in time for a quick explore before dinner.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
Some sea-view rooms are available at a supplement.
Airport transfer time
Approximately 1 hours
Dates and prices
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
Where we stay
Paths and pavements, sometimes steep