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Painting holiday in Tuscany, Italy

Italy • Tuscany • Val d'Orcia Painting Holiday

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Bathed in burnt sienna
The iconic sun-baked Tuscan landscape of rolling fertile countryside, adorned with stately cypress trees and punctuated by picture-postcard hilltop medieval villages, is an artist’s dream. Hot springs, spa treatments and easy access to Siena, one of Italy’s most famous and beautiful Renaissance towns, are added attractions on this painting holiday in Tuscany

A typical itinerary on this painting holiday in Tuscany

Arrival day

We arrive at our hotel in San Quirico D'Orcia in time to relax and appreciate the views before dinner.

Around our new home

We will spend the day painting and sketching in and around San Quirico.

High and wide

Amid fertile, undulating farmland, a hilltop farmhouse and chapel provide a typical Tuscan painting vista; sheep graze below and the spire of Pienza punctures the haze.

Pienza from below, a lovely place to visit on this painting holiday in Tuscany

Hot springs and cool shade

The pretty village of Bagno Vignoni is set around hot springs and ancient thermal baths – perfect for a delightful and typical day of painting in Tuscany.

Free day

Take a break on this painting holiday in Tuscany and visit Siena, laze in the hotel gardens, relax by the pool or enjoy a spa treatment.


The narrow streets of this beautiful walled village provide scenes for painters at every turn, while beyond, panoramas to Pienza beckon.

Vineyards galore

We wander among hilltop vineyards or olive groves enjoying the hospitality of the owners. Our picnic is the fruits of their labours, including famed Tuscan oils.

Departure day

We depart early for Rome airport.

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

Where we stay on this painting holiday in Tuscany, Italy

Hotel Casanova

Our very comfortable and welcoming hotel just outside the walls of San Quirico D'Orcia offers en suite rooms, poolside views of countryside peace and quiet and a wide choice of typical Tuscan cuisine and wines.The hotel offers a wonderful, newly refurbished spa with pool, jacuzzi, sauna and beauty treatments. All rooms have air conditioning, TV, internet access, telephones and minibar. The perfect base for a painting holiday in Tuscany.
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Swimming pool at Hotel Casanova, a very comfortable base for our painting  holidays in Tuscany, Italy
Newly renovated spa in Hotel Casanova, a very comfortable base for our painting  holidays in Tuscany, Italy Relax at the newly renovated spa in Hotel Casanova, a very comfortable base for our painting  holidays in Tuscany, Italy
Airport transfer time
Approximately 2¼ hours

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What's included
5 full days of painting tuition
7 nights in en-suite accommodation
5 lunches and 6 dinners with wine
Personal welcome at Rome airport
Visits to Pienza, Bagno Vignoni and Montecchiello
Visit vineyard and wine tasting
All transfers and transport
Free use of spa facilities
Local tour manager
Chairs and boards provided
Hotels -where we stay
Getting there
Mostly gently sloping locations within 200 metres of transport. Some steep towns.

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