Painting Holidays 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 San Gimignano and Volterra and get lost in their ancient streets, taking the chance to sketch their beautiful buildings.

The venues for our painting holidays in Tuscany are surrounded by breathtaking countryside and provide wonderful inspiration for painters.  Not only are the views stunning, the grounds of the villas are the perfect place to relax and get the creative juices flowing!

With a sketchbook, easels and boards provided, all of the big details are taken care of for you, and Flavours will provide you with a handy list of painting materials to bring with you for your trip.

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.

Villa Accommodation

Stunning views are essential for a painting holiday in Italy and that is why our villas are hand-picked to find the perfect location. We have carefully chosen areas of Tuscany famous for their breathtaking scenery to inspire our guests – what could be better than painting the olive groves, rolling hills and vineyards? When you are not painting, take some time to relax by the pool and wander the grounds of the estate. All bedrooms are ensuite and decorated in a contemporary style.

For more villa information please email our team.

Your Holiday Price Includes:

  • 5 days painting tuition with our experienced tutors.
  • Private, en-suite accommodation in one of our Tuscan villas.
  • Visits to local towns such as Siena & San Gimignano, as per itinerary.
  • All meals and wine, including 2 meals at local restaurants.
  • Private transport throughout stay.
  • Group airport transfers*
  • No single supplement

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

Dates for 2024

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Painting in Tuscany - Itinerary

Day 1 (Saturday) - Group 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.

Serving Prosecco

Day 2 (Sunday) - Your first painting session: an introduction to watercolour techniques.

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. The session will be followed by lunch prepared by your chef. The afternoon is yours to continue sketching and painting, or to relax by the pool. Dinner is prepared for you at the villa.

Painting Lesson

Day 3 (Monday) - A day of painting followed by dinner at the villa.

This morning, 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.

Painting Lesson Outdoors

Day 4 (Tuesday) - A day trip to explore a beautiful local town.

After breakfast, we will travel to a beautiful local town to enjoy a day sight-seeing, sketching or shopping at your leisure. Lunch will be at our favourite local trattoria. Before dinner, the tutor will discuss your work so far.

the Duomo in Siena

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 served on the terrace. The afternoon is free to enjoy as you wish around the grounds of the villa or relaxing by the pool. Dinner will be at the villa tonight, prepared by your chef.

Painting Class Outdoors

Day 6 (Thursday) - An afternoon visit to a local town, followed by dinner at an excellent local trattoria.

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 another local town with an opportunity to sketch. Enjoy dinner at an excellent local restaurant.

San Gimignano

Day 7 (Friday) - Spend today relaxing by the pool or painting.

Today is your final day of drawing and painting, with time to finish off your works and relax at the villa. Later this evening, we’ll have an exhibition of your art work to the group, followed by a special farewell dinner prepared by your chef.

Tuscany Villa Swimming Pool

Day 8 (Saturday) - Breakfast before our transfer back to Pisa Airport.

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

No Single Supplement

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

Solo Traveller Friendly

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

Travel Information

We understand that you would prefer flying direct from your local airport. Please see our transfer times below to help with your travel plans:

Saturday Arrivals

  • On the first day of  your holiday your transfer driver will  meet you in the arrivals hall of Pisa International Airport at 2 pm.
  • On the final day of your holiday, you will be collected and taken back in time for flights departing from Pisa International Airport between 12 noon and 2pm.

Sunday Arrivals

  • On the first day of  your holiday your transfer driver will meet you in the arrivals hall of Pisa International Airport at 2 pm.
  • On the final day of your holiday, you will be collected and taken back in time for flights departing from Pisa International Airport between 10am and 12 noon.

Please note: transfers times are subject to change so please get in touch before booking your flight to ensure the timings work with the complimentary group transfer between Pisa International Airport and your villa.

Pisa International Airport Map

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If you might be interested in holidays other than painting holidays, you can find out more about the Pilates holidays in Tuscany, cooking holidays in Tuscany, photography holidays in Tuscany and language holidays in Tuscany that we offer.

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