Historic and beautiful Venice is the perfect place for a painting holiday in Italy. Let the splendour of Venetian canals, bridges and baroque architecture inspire you. Venice is a city surrounded by water and the medium of watercolour can really help you to capture the fluidity of the city. Our villa is away from the hustle and bustle situated in the wine region of the Veneto near Treviso. The villa is surrounded by rolling green hills and local vineyards. Venice offers a lot of inspiration for painters and the fertile countryside of the region lends itself to landscape painting.
It is a great place to escape to and a little haven of peace in which to dwell for a while.
At a Glance
- Stay in a renovated, farmhouse in beautiful countryside.
- Get inspired by the magnificent city of Venice and paint on location.
- A trip to Conegliano for a private Prosecco tasting.
- Enjoy the wonders of Venetian cuisine prepared by our Italian chefs.
Your Holiday Price Includes
- No single supplement
- £100 towards your flight costs.
- 5 days of painting tuition with our experienced tutors.
- Private, en-suite accommodation in our Veneto villa.
- A visits to the local town of Treviso and the city of Venice.
- All meals and wine, including 2 meals at a local restaurant.
Where you’re going to stay
Susegana is a large villa in the hills outside of Venice in the Valdobbiadene wine region, famous for producing Prosecco. This vast estate is situated amongst woodland, pastures, and rolling hills and provides an idyllic escape from everyday life. Nearby there is a farm that produces its own buffalo mozzarella
and cured meats as well as yoghurt and honey. This place is a must for all foodies. The villa has all modern conveniences and is surrounded by quiet countryside. There is plenty of outside space for relaxing or alfresco dining – there is even a delightful natural swimming pool. View our photo gallery to see more of your cooking venue & download your brochure to see more.
Day 1 (Saturday)
Private transfer to the villa
Our Flavours transfer will meet you at Marco Polo Airport and take you to the villa for welcome drinks on the terrace followed by dinner prepared by our local chef.
Day 2 (Sunday)
An introduction to watercolour techniques
After breakfast, you will have your first painting session, with an introduction to watercolour, looking at basic techniques, different kinds of paper, brushes, etc… After lunch, the afternoon is yours to continue painting or relax by the pool. Dinner will be prepared for you at the villa.
Day 3 (Monday)
Enjoy a day trip to Venice, sketching and painting
An excursion to Venice with a chance to explore this iconic city and paint or draw on location. A packed lunch will be provided to allow you to maximise your time for sketching. Dinner will be prepared for you at the villa.
Day 4 (Tuesday)
Spend the morning with the painting tutor, developing your work at the villa.
A leisurely morning to spend with the painting tutor, developing your work at the villa. For the rest of your day, you are free to paint or relax by the pool. Dinner will be at the villa.
Day 5 (Wednesday)
Lunch at the villa followed by a trip to Treviso.
Today you will have more time to continue your artwork before lunch at the villa. In the late afternoon, you will go to Treviso. Here you will have time for some sight-seeing and sketching before dinner in our favourite local trattoria.
Day 6 (Thursday)
Spend the morning Painting before heading off for a private wine tasting.
After breakfast, you will have time to continue painting followed by lunch. In the afternoon, the group will drive to Conegliano (the home of Prosecco). Here you will enjoy a private wine tasting. Later returning to the villa for dinner.
Day 7 (Friday)
A day to paint followed by a farewell dinner at the villa.
After breakfast, you will have time to continue painting followed by lunch. In the evening, the chef will prepare a farewell dinner followed by a group exhibition of work from throughout the week.
Day 8 (Saturday)
Private transfer to the Airport.
After breakfast, our transfer will collect you and take you back to Marco Polo Airport for your fight home.
Get inspired in Venice
Our Venice painting taster sessions are great for beginners and experts as we have a relaxed itinerary that allows for a great deal of experimentation and development at all levels. Would you like to find out more? We are here to help – simply 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 the Flavour’s painting tutors are passionate about sharing their extensive knowledge and experience. So whether you are after the quintessential rolling hills of Tuscany or the exoticism of Sicily; each of Flavour’s destinations will undoubtedly inspire any artist. Sounds good? Make a holiday enquiry »