Historic and beautiful Venice is the perfect place for a Flavours painting holiday in Italy! The splendor of Venetian canals, architecture and artwork will inspire you on your painting holiday. Our villa in Venice is a beautiful country house that’s historic with modern amenities, and is the perfect place for focusing on your art while in Italy.
It is a great escape and a little haven of peace in which to dwell for a while.
Dates and Availability
At a Glance
- Stay in a renovated, historic building 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
Villa Bianchini is a recently renovated historic rural building in the countryside not far from an ancient walled Venetian town on the Sile River. This immaculate villa has its own private pool and is surrounded by well-tended gardens, with modern amenities throughout. This peaceful villa is not far from nearby historic places of interest, including the magnificent city of bridges – Venice. Villa Bianchini is the perfect base to explore Venice and its surrounding region of Veneto. View our photo gallery to see more of your cooking venue.
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., followed by lunch. The afternoon is yours to continue painting or relax by the pool. Dinner is prepared for you at the villa.
Day 3 (Monday)
Enjoy a day trip to Venice, sketching and painting
Excursion to the city of Venice with a chance to explore this historic city and paint or draw on location. A packed lunch will be provided to allow you to maximize your time at the location for sketching. Dinner tonight is 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 at the villa with a group show of your paintings.
Day 5 (Wednesday)
Lunch at the villa followed by a trip to Treviso.
You will have more time today to continue your painting before lunch prepared for you 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 you’ll we 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)
Breakfast, time 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 there will be dinner followed by a group show 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 >
We have carefully chosen an experienced team of painting teachers, many of whom exhibit their art regularly. New to Flavours in 2015 is draughtsman and printmaker Adrian Wiszniewski. Adrian is a leading figure in the revival of figurative painting in a group known as the New Glasgow Boys and will be a great inspiration to our painting guests. To “meet” your painting tutors, please read more on our blog here >.
What should you bring?
Prior to departure your painting teacher will supply you with a 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 >