8 Day Painting Holiday in Sicily

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Come and join your fellow amici on this exclusive cooking holiday to explore stunning Sicily’s distinct landscape and culture. This Amici only holiday with flights from London Gatwick included is fully ATOL bonded for your complete peace of mind.

Don’t forget as an Amici you will get your discount! Find out more about the benefits of being an Amici here.

On this eight-day Amici only painting break, you will be staying in a typical 19th-century Sicilian villa, with an outdoor swimming pool, and learning to paint this amazing landscape alongside your fellow amici guests with your own Painting tutor.



No Single Supplement

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

Book with Confidence

Flexibility and peace of mind for our guests with their holiday booking.

Add new techniques and skills to your repertoire in your lessons with an expert Painting Tutor, who will show you that Sicily is an island of contrasts -from fertile volcanic land, ancient and arid ruins to baroque style architecture and offers beautiful compositions for painters. Taking a break from your creative classes, you will enjoy day trips to historical sights such as Siracusa’s Greek theatre and the Baroque town, Modica.

Our exclusive Amici, all-inclusive painting break in Sicily is a holiday to get excited about and look forward to meeting some of your fellow Amici who you may travelled with in the past.

"I found the whole experience wonderfully relaxing. Mark Holden, is an excellent tutor, patient and knowledgeable and both Carla and Antonella were really friendly hosts treating us like their own family and the food was really tasty"

Stewart - 14/10/2020

All-Inclusive Price

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

Solo Traveller Friendly

Over 70% of our guests travel solo taking advantage of our no single supplement policy.

Your holiday price of £1699 includes:

  • Exclusive Amici holiday
  • Return flights from Gatwick to Catania*
  • Seven nights full-board stay in one of our gorgeous 19th Century farmhouses.
  • 5 days of painting tuition with our experienced tutors.
  • Day trips exploring Sicily's historic and beautiful towns Ragusa and Siracusa.
  • All meals and wine, including 2 meals at local restaurants.
  • Group transfers and all local transport

Villa Accommodation Images

Painting Exhibition
Painting Lesson
Painting at Villa

Dates and Availability

3 Oct - 10 Oct£1699Sold Out
* Flight Options
Departing 3 October 2021 – fly direct from Gatwick
Flight times:
3 October 2021: Flight departs Gatwick at 11.45am and arrives into Catania at 3.55pm
10 October 2021: Flight departs Catania at 4.30pm and arrives into Gatwick at 6.30pm
*local flight options available at a supplement.


Day 1 - Private transfer to the villa.

Our Flavours transfer will meet you at Catania Airport and take you to the villa where you can settle in, meet your teacher, chef and host and enjoy welcome drinks. Dinner this evening is at the villa, prepared by your chef.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - A day of painting and sketching at the villa.

After breakfast, you’ll have your first lesson. With your tutor, you’ll explore the villa and its grounds with your sketch book, sketching the pomegranate and olive trees, the ancient walls of the villa and views from the roof terrace. After lunch, you will explore how to develop your sketches into more finished pieces, with a focus on composition and drawing. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to enjoy at the villa and the pool area before dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Day trip to Siracusa and Noto.

Today, you will visit the coastal town of Siracusa where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the historic old town looking for the perfect vista. After a morning sketching and painting, head to our favourite local trattoria in the old part of the city, Ortigia, for lunch. In the afternoon, travel to Noto to take in the stunning valley views for a lesson on landscape painting. Dinner tonight is prepared by your chef back at the villa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - A day trip to Marzamemi for some sketching.

After breakfast, you’ll head out to Marzamemi, a local fishing village famous for catching tuna, for a day of sketching by the seaside. Lunch will be at our favourite local trattoria, with time after lunch to continue sketching and painting. Return to the villa late afternoon for aperitivi and dinner, prepared by your chef.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Spend a day at the villa painting and relaxing.

After breakfast, you’ll have some time to draw and work on your technique. Your tutor will also give a lesson focusing on drawing buildings with a guide to simplifying perspective. You will spend the rest of the day at the villa with time to continue your work, or relax by the pool and in the villa grounds. Lunch and dinner will be at the villa, prepared by your chef.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: A morning of painting followed by a day trip to Modica and Ragusa.

After breakfast, enjoy another painting lesson. In the afternoon, you will head off to the impressive town of Modica to sketch its beautiful scenes. From here, we’ll head to the beautiful city of Ragusa. The beautifully manicured Giardino Ibleo gardens are the ideal location to sketch before settling down to paint. Dinner is at our favourite restaurant in Ragusa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Enjoy a relaxed morning by the pool or paint at your leisure.

Following breakfast, you’ll have the chance to add the finishing touches to your artwork and discuss any questions or ask for any final words of advice. After lunch, we’ll mount up your favourite artwork and hang them in the studio ready for the evening’s exhibition. Afterwards, enjoy a special farewell dinner at the villa, prepared by your chef.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Our group transfer will take you back to Catania Airport.

After breakfast our transfer will take you back to Catania Airport for your onward journey. Arrivederci!

Meals: Breakfast

How to Book this Holiday?

Call Ciaran or send him an email to secure your space on this holiday.
Call us on 0131 343 2500 Email us at info@flavoursholidays.com

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