Italy • Tuscany • Val d'Orcia Painting Holiday
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Bathed in burnt sienna
A typical itinerary on this painting holiday in Tuscany
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Airport transfer time
Approximately 2¼ hours
Dates and prices
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
Mostly gently sloping locations within 200 metres of transport. Some steep towns.