Painting Holidays in Venice

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, 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.

No matter your level of expertise, our experienced tutors will guide you through your lessons for the week, so that beginners and advanced painters will all come home with paintings to be proud of. 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.

It is a great place to escape to and a little haven of peace in which to dwell for a while.

Villa Accommodation

Our portfolio of villas are spread throughout the Veneto region, close to towns such as Conegliano and Treviso. You will be surrounded by the quiet nature of the woodlands, pastures and rolling hills; a perfect idyllic escape from the everyday life. Enjoy full use of the villa’s pool and beautifully manicured gardens, perfect for relaxing and dining al fresco.

For more villa information please email our team.

Your Holiday Price Includes:

  • 5 days of painting tuition with our experienced tutors.
  • Private, en-suite accommodation in our Veneto villa.
  • Visits to the local towns of Treviso and the city of Venice.
  • A trip to Conegliano for a private Prosecco tasting.
  • All meals and wine, including 2 meals at a local restaurant.
  • Private transport throughout stay.
  • Group airport transfers*
  • No single supplement

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

11 May - 18 May£1799Sold Out
18 May - 25 May£1799Sold Out
7 Sep - 14 Sep£1799Sold Out
14 Sep - 21 Sep£1799Sold Out

Painting in Venice - Itinerary

Day 1 (Saturday) - Group 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.

Serving Prosecco

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 and 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.

Painting Lesson

Day 3 (Monday) - Enjoy a day trip to Venice for some sketching and painting.

An excursion to Venice with a chance to explore this iconic city and paint or draw on location. Enjoy lunch at a typical Bacaro in the heart of the city. Later this afternoon, you will return to the villa for dinner.

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.

Painting Lesson

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.

Wine Tasting

Day 7 (Friday) - A day to paint followed by a special 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.

Painting Exhibition

Day 8 (Saturday) - Group transfer to the Airport.

After breakfast, our transfer will collect you and take you back to Marco Polo Airport for your fight home. 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:

  • On the first day of  your holiday your transfer driver will  meet you in the arrivals hall of Venice Marco Polo Airport at 12:30pm.
  • On the final day of your holiday, you will be collected and taken back in time for flights departing from Venice Marco Polo Airport between 10:30am and 12:30pm.

Please note: transfer 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 Venice Marco Polo Airport and your villa.

Venice Marco Polo Airport Map

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If you might be interested in activities other than Painting, you can find out more about the Cooking activity holiday that we offer in Venice.

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