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 Siena and Arezzo 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.

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Dates and Availability 2018

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DatePriceAvailabilityEnquiryBooking
23rd Jun - 30th Jun£1599Last Room Enquire »
8th Sep - 15th Sep£1599Last Room Enquire »
15th Sep - 22nd Sep£1599Sold Out
22nd Sep - 29th Sep£1599Sold Out
29th Sep - 6th Oct£1599Last Room Enquire »
6th Oct - 13th Oct£1599Only 2 Rooms Left Enquire »

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11th May - 18th May£1599Available Enquire »
18th May - 25th May£1599Available Enquire »
1st Jun - 8th Jun£1599Available Enquire »
8th Jun - 15th Jun£1599Available Enquire »
15th Jun - 22nd Jun£1599Available Enquire »
22nd Jun - 29th Jun£1599Available Enquire »
7th Sep - 14th Sep£1599Available Enquire »
14th Sep - 21st Sep£1599Available Enquire »
21st Sep - 28th Sep£1599Available Enquire »
28th Sep - 5th Oct£1599Available Enquire »
5th Oct - 12th Oct£1599Available Enquire »

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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
  • Sample the region's finest cuisine at local trattorias

Your Holiday Price Includes

  • No single supplement
  • 5 Days painting tuition with our experienced tutors.
  • Private, en-suite accommodation in one of our Tuscan villas.
  • Visits to local towns e.g. Siena & San Gimignano
  • All meals and wine, including 2 meals at local restaurants.

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.


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.


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 a beautiful local town.

Enjoy a day in a local place of interest, such as Siena or Volterra, sight-seeing or shopping at leisure. Lunch will be at our favourite 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 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.


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 a local town, e.g. San Gusme or San Gimignano, with an opportunity to sketch. Enjoy dinner at an excellent local restaurant.


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.


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!


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»

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