Painting Short Breaks in Tuscany

Tuscany is world-famous for hearty food, rich culture and stunning landscapes, making it the ideal location for a painting holiday. Take your time to scan the landscape for the perfect composition, capture the details of beautiful local villages, and visit historic cities like Siena and Arezzo and get lost in their ancient streets, taking the chance to sketch their magnificent buildings.

No Single Supplement

A room to yourself. We never charge a single room supplement.

Peace of Mind Guarantee

Flexible booking for our guests. Amend your holiday at no cost up to 45 days before your departure.

All-Inclusive Price

Villa accommodation, all meals, drinks, activities, tuition, day trips and transfers.

Solo Traveller Friendly

Tailored to cater for solo travellers. Over 80% of our guests travel solo.

Your Holiday Price of £899 Includes:

  • Three painting lessons with our experienced tutor.
  • Spend time exploring San Miniato.
  • Enjoy dinner/lunch at a local Osteria.
  • Visit a local monastery.
  • Private, en-suite accommodation.
  • All meals and wine throughout your stay.
  • Transport throughout in private minibus.
  • Complimentary group transfer from the airport to the villa*.

* Provided you are able to meet them. Please ask for transfer times.

Painting Short Break in Tuscany - Itinerary


Day 1

Benvenuti! Welcome to Tuscany! Upon your arrival at Pisa Airport, you will find our Flavours driver waiting for the group with a sign that says ‘Flavours’. Once the group is all together, you will be taken to the villa where you can settle in, meet your chef and teacher and enjoy welcome drinks. Dinner this evening is at the villa, prepared by your chef.

Serving Prosecco

Day 2

This morning you have your first sketching and painting session with your teacher. This will include discussing the course outline, aims and expectations and getting started. Lunch will be at the villa with your group, followed by a visit to a nearby Monastery to sketch and take in the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy dinner tonight prepared by your chef at the villa.

Painting Lesson

Day 3

After breakfast, you will develop your watercolour and drawing skills in another painting session with your teacher. Spend this afternoon in San Miniato where you will enjoy lunch in a local osteria, a town that sits at a historically strategic location that dominates the lower Arno valley. Enjoy dinner tonight prepared by your chef at the villa. Dinner tonight is at the villa.

San Miniato

Day 4

After breakfast, you’ll have some time for another painting session before our driver takes you on our group transfer back to Pisa Airport for your flight home. Arrivederci!


* Please note the itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather.

How to get there?

There are direct flights to Pisa from many regional airports across the UK. For each of our holidays, we provide a group transfer on arrival and departure to Pisa Airport. Our team in the office are happy to advise you on our group transfer windows to help with your travel arrangements – simply contact us»

Flavours Holidays Tuscany Region, Villa and Airport Map
Dedicated Team - Ciaran Sara

For Information and Bookings

Your own dedicated Amici specialists are here to look after you. Ciaran, head of our travel specialist team, comes with nearly 10 years of Flavours experience, so many of you will already have booked your holiday with him. Sara assists Ciaran in the Amici team.

For further information on the above dates or to book, call Ciaran and Sara on 0131 343 2500 or email them at amici@flavoursholidays.com. We’re always happy to help.