Tuscany is world famous for hearty food, rich culture and stunning landscapes. It is the ideal location for a painting holiday. Take your time to scan the landscape for the perfect composition. Visit historic cities like Siena and Arezzo and get lost in their ancient streets, taking the chance to sketch their beautiful buildings.
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The painting was brilliant, our great tutor gave me lots of tips to improve my skills. The landscapes were very inspiring. The food and wine were excellent. Flavours is great value for money because everything is included.
At a Glance
- Villas surrounded by rolling hills and olive groves
- Day trips exploring some of Tuscany's most historic and beautiful towns
- Enjoy on site sketching with an experienced tutor
- Try local wines at a private wine tasting
Your Holiday Price Includes
- No single supplement
- £100 towards your flight costs.
- 5 Days painting tuition with our experienced tutors.
- Private, en-suite accommodation in our Tuscan villa.
- Visits to local towns e.g. Arezzo & Siena
- All meals and wine, including 2 meals at a local restaurant.
Where you’re going to stay
Stunning views are essential for a painting holiday in Italy and that is why our villas are hand-picked to find the perfect location. Our villa in Tuscany is situated in the countryside on a private estate. We have carefully chosen an area of Tuscany famous for its breathtaking scenery to inspire our guests. When you are not painting, take some time to relax by the pool and wander the grounds of the estate. All the villa’s bedrooms are ensuite and decorated in a contemporary style. See more of our villa in our photo gallery.
Painting in Tuscany - Itinerary
Day 1 (Saturday)
Private transfer to the villa
Our Flavours transfer will meet you at Pisa Airport and take you to the villa for welcome drinks on the terrace followed by dinner.
Day 2 (Sunday)
Your first painting session: An introduction to watercolour techniques
After breakfast, you will have an introduction to watercolours, looking at basic techniques, different kinds of paper, brushes etc. Relax and enjoy some free time in the afternoon. Dinner is at the villa.
Day 3 (Monday)
A day of painting followed by dinner at the villa.
Your tutor will demonstrate landscape painting to the group after breakfast, looking at different ways to apply watercolour and mixing media like pastel and coloured pencil. Following lunch, there will be an outing to use the techniques. Dinner will be at the villa.
Day 4 (Tuesday)
A day trip to explore beautiful Siena
Enjoy a day in Siena sight-seeing or shopping at leisure. Lunch will be at a local trattoria. Before dinner, the tutor will discuss your work so far.
Day 5 (Wednesday)
Today's painting session will involve a lesson in the elements of composition and colour.
After breakfast, there will be a lesson in the elements of composition and colour. Lunch will be on the terrace. The afternoon is free to enjoy as you wish. Dinner will be at the villa.
Day 6 (Thursday)
An afternoon visit to Arezzo, followed by dinner at a local restaurant
A chance today to try larger and more ambitious work using the sketches and ideas you have accumulated so far. Following lunch, there will be an afternoon visit to Arezzo with an opportunity to sketch. Dinner is at a local restaurant in Arezzo.
Day 7 (Friday)
Spend today relaxing by the pool or painting
Today will be a leisurely morning to spend painting at the villa. For the rest of your last day, you are free to paint or relax by the pool. Dinner will be at the villa with a group exhibition of your paintings.
Day 8 (Saturday)
Breakfast before our transfer back to Pisa Airport
After breakfast, our private transfer will take you back to Pisa Airport.
Get inspired in Tuscany
The venue for our painting holidays in Tuscany is surrounded by breathtaking countryside and provides wonderful inspiration for painters. Not only are the views stunning, the grounds of the villa is the perfect place to relax and get the creative juices flowing Would you like to find out more? Then contact us »
What should you bring?
Prior to departure, your painting teacher will supply you with the list of painting materials you will need for the course. All of our painting tutors are passionate about sharing their extensive knowledge and experience with you. Does painting the Tuscan landscape sounds good to you? Then make a holiday enquiry here »