Painting Holidays in Venice

Dates & Prices


Historic and beautiful Venice is the perfect place for a Flavours painting holiday in Italy! The splendor of Venetian canals, architecture and artwork will inspire you on your painting holiday. Our villa in Venice is a beautiful country house that's historic with modern amenities, and is the perfect place for focusing on your art while in Italy

New to Flavours in 2013, Venice painting taster sessions will be held in April and May 2014, a perfect time to enjoy the spring sun. If you are interested in our holidays in Venice then please see our sample itinerary (click on 'Itinerary' tab, above) for more information about what this holiday entails. You can also see our available holiday dates and if you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to contact us.

We also offer other Painting Holidays in Tuscany, Sicily, and Umbria.  

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Venice Holiday Venue

Villa Bianchini is a recently renovated historic rural building in the countryside not far from an ancient walled Venetian town on the Sile River. This immaculate villa has its own private pool and is surrounded by well-tended gardens, with modern amenities throughout. This peaceful villa is not far from nearby historic places of interest, including the magnificent city of bridges - Venice. Villa Bianchini is the perfect base to explore Venice and its surrounding region of Veneto.

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Painting Holidays in Venice - Itinerary

Our Venice painting taster sessions are great for beginners and experts as we have a relaxed itinerary that allows for a great deal of experimentation and development at all levels. Please see the sample itinerary below for more detailed information.

Sample Itinerary:

Day One (Saturday)

Our Flavours transfer will meet you at Marco Polo Airport and take you to the villa for welcome drinks on the terrace followed by dinner prepared by our local chef.

Day Two (Sunday)

Old buildings, canal and gondolas in VeniceAfter breakfast you will have your first painting session, with an introduction to watercolour looking at basic techniques, different kinds of paper, brushes, etc., followed by lunch. The afternoon is yours to continue painting, relax by the pool or walk through the olive groves. Dinner is prepared for you at the villa.

Day Three (Monday)

Excursion to the city of Venice with a chance to explore this historic city and paint or draw on location. A packed lunch will be provided to allow you to maximize your time at the location for sketching. The afternoon is yours to continue painting and developing your works. Dinner tonight is prepared for you at the villa.

Day Four (Tuesday)

A leisurely morning to spend with the painting turor, developing your work at the villa. For the rest of your last day you are free to paint or relax by the pool. Dinner at the villa with a group show of your paintings.

Day Five (Wednesday)

After breakfast, our transfer will collect you and take you back to Marco Polo Airport for your flight home.

Price Includes:

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  • Five days/Four nights £899.00 (No single supplement!)
  • £100.00 towards your flight costs. There are direct flights to Marco Polo from many regional airports – ask us about options
  • Airport transfers
  • 4 nights en-suite accommodation at a stunning Venetian villa with pool
  • 3 days painting tuition
  • Various drawing excursions
  • Visit to Venice
  • All meals and local wine
  • Transport by private minibus


Please see our dates and prices page for more information regarding availability.

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