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Painting Holiday in Umbria

Italy • Umbria • Canalicchio & Titignano – two centre holiday

The Umbrian hills by Amanda HamiltonTake a dip with views across the vineyards!View from a bedroom in Titignano AgriturismoHappy painting group....plus one dog!Titignano ~ the private estate where we will be staying later in the holidayUmbrian rooftops by Amanda HamiltonThe beautiful town of Todi where we will spend a day painting.Todi, nestled on the hillside.Walls of jasmine in Montecastello di Vibio
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Castles in the air
This two-centre holiday combines the joys of a small town with the solitude of a beautiful agriturismo. Narrow, winding streets reveal tiny churches sheltering their precious frescoes and distant views of rolling hills, vineyards and almond orchards. For budding Hockneys you’ll find a perfect swimming pool!

A typical itinerary on this painting holiday in Umbria

Arrival day

We arrive at Canalicchio in time to explore this beautiful medieval village.

Nests, nooks and crannies

Below our hotel in gentle farmland we sketch looking up at this elevated eagle’s nest of a village. After lunch we move to the ancient alleyways within the village.

Castles and monasteries

We go to Fratta Todina a fortified town protected by a castle. The Franciscan monastery in the town centre is our location for the afternoon.

A picture of perfection

We cross the Tiber to spend the day at Giano dell’Umbria, an unspoilt fortified hamlet ringed with olive groves and deep pastoral countryside – a peaceful spot for painting in Umbria.

Charming Cecanibbi

A fabulous day around the pretty village of Cecanibbi with striking views of the two towers of Poggia Brico and Monte Castello. Villagers tend their gardens, children play and we paint surrounded by olives groves.

Free day

Spoilt for choice; try Assisi or Perugia.

Transfer day

We arrive in Titignano in time for lunch, after which we paint its beautiful buildings.

A turn around Todi

Fast becoming a centre for arts in Umbria, we spend the day in the centre of Todi in the Piazza del Popolo, one of the most thoroughly medieval outdoor spaces in Italy.

Titignano and surroundings

A day of focused tuition with no time lost on travel. Structured sessions in the grounds of this beautiful agriturismo.

Beside the water

Castiglione del Lago lies on the shores of Lake Trasimeno – a fabulous mix of medieval town, ancient fortress, frescoes and reflections of light on water.

Departure day

We leave after breakfast for Rome.

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


Where we stay

Hotel Relais il Canalicchio

Nestled amongst the rolling green countryside of Umbria, Relais Il Canalicchio overlooks vineyards and olive groves, standing like a small gem proud on the summit of a hill. It was once a medieval village with a church and tower. The panoramic restaurant serves fine Umbrian cuisine, together with classic Italian dishes.

Hotel Relais il  Canalicchio, Umbria Dining Room, Hotel Relais il  Canalicchio, Umbria
Dining, Hotel Relais il  Canalicchio, Umbria Bedroom, Hotel Relais il  Canalicchio, Umbria
Hotel Relais il  Canalicchio, Umbria

Airport transfer time
Approximately 2 hours

Hotel Titignano

Our hotel occupies the whole village of Titignano, now a modern estate complete with forty bedrooms decorated in a traditional Italian style, a church (perfect for our singing groups!), traditional restaurant serving handmade pasta, olive oil, bread, truffle and game, an outdoor swimming pool and glorious panoramic views of the surrounding hills and vineyards. Our very own perfect Umbrian paradise for a week.

Swimming Pool, Hotel Relais il Castello, Umbria Twin Bedroom, Hotel Relais il Castello, Umbria
Swimming Pool and Vinyards, Hotel Titignano, Umbria Piazza, Hotel Titignano, Umbria
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What's included
7 1/2 days of painting tuition
10 nights in en-suite accommodation
10 breakfasts and 8 lunches
9 dinners with wine
Full-time tour manager
Personal welcome at Fiumicino airport
Visit the towns of Todi and Lake Trasimeno
Chairs and boards provided
Lovely swimming pool
Visit villages of Fratta Todina, Giano dell’Umbria and Cecanibbi
Where we stay
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All locations are within 400 metres of transport (trains). Village streets are steep.

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