Painting Holiday in Sicily
The classic landscapes, and almost translucent light, of Sicily provide inspiration for budding and accomplished artists alike. With our renowned painting tutors you will be introduced to the world of watercolour techniques, landscape painting. You will also learn how to mix different media like pastel and coloured pencil. Add in a variety of sightseeing excursions and some delicious Italian food in the mix and you've got the recipe for a relaxing and enriching holiday.
Painting Holiday Sample Itinerary
Day 1 Our Flavours transfer will meet you at Catania Airport and take you to the villa for welcome drinks followed by dinner prepared by our local chef.
Day 2 After breakfast you will have an introduction to watercolour looking at basic techniques, different kinds of paper, brushes etc. The afternoon is free to enjoy as you wish. Dinner is at the villa.
Day 3 Demonstration of landscape painting after breakfast, looking at different ways to apply watercolour and mixing media like pastel and coloured pencil. Following lunch an outing to use the techniques. Then a critique of the work so far, followed by dinner.
Day 4 After breakfast, a day to enjoy the local area. Visit the coastal town of Siracusa and have lunch. Travel to Noto to taste local ice cream at a classic Gelateria. Tonight’s dinner will be at Villa Aragonese.
Day 5 After breakfast there will be a lesson in the elements of composition and colour. Lunch on the terrace. The afternoon is free to enjoy as you wish. Dinner is at the villa.
Day 6 After breakfast there will be another lesson. The afternoon will be spent exploring the stunning town of Ragusa and have an evening meal at our favourite local restaurant.
Day 7 A leisurely morning to spend developing your work. You are then free to paint, relax by the pool or go walking. Dinner at the villa with a group show of your paintings.
Day 8 After breakfast our transfer will take you back to Catania Airport.
Please note the itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and allowing for the Italian ways!
Dates and Prices
Painting Holiday in Sicily Price
- from £1599 per person (no single supplement)
- £100 towards your flight costs (flights can be arranged, if you prefer to arrange your own flights please deduct £100 per person)
- Transfers from airport
- Private, en-suite accommodation at one of our villas
- Experienced painting teacher on site throughout your stay
- 5 days painting tuition with various drawing excursions
- Visits to local towns, eg, Modica, Sicarusa and Ragusa
- 2 meals at local restaurants
- All meals and wine
- Transport in private minibus
Painting Holiday in Sicily Dates 2018/9
Dates available on request
Sun, sea and sand – and a hint of exotic: Sicily teeters on the edge of Europe and its flavours are tinged with the culinary heritage of North Africa. We base ourselves in Sicily’s south-east surrounded by the crumbling grandeur of historical sites such as Siracusa’s Greek Theatre, and the Baroque towns of Noto and Ragusa – and within reach of the region’s best local produce.
Our friendly transfer will meet you at Catania Airport and take you to the villa for welcome drinks.
Our home in Sicily is a gorgeous old 19th-century farmhouse (Masseria) on a private estate. Surrounded by lovely gardens and with a fabulous pool, it’s the perfect place to kick back and enjoy a pre-dinner Prosecco on the terrace.
“All staff was so helpful without exception – both in UK and in Italy – from Franca and Antonio & Gina to drivers, gardener etc. – all lovely!”
Vivienne, September 2014
“The whole holiday was fabulous and exceeded all my expectations.”
Judith, August 2014
“I am very impressed with the level of customer service prior to and during the trip. The staff were so friendly and helpful.”
Anne, June 2014
“Everything was very well organised. The lessons were excellent and the excursions were a lot of fun. And we didn’t have to worry about anything. Although no-one in the group knew each other, everyone got on really well and I made some great new friends. I hadn’t eaten so well or laughed so hard in a long time – the holiday was definitely worth the long trip from NZ!”
Donna, June 2014
“Love their locations, villas, hostesses and chefs (and art teachers, too.) Everything is taken care of for the guests – always a delight to be on holiday with your company.”
Freya, June 2014
“It was fabulous. So lovely, from start to finish.”
Maria, June 2014
“Lovely food, good company, time to relax as well as visits to interesting venues.”
Jackie, June 2014
“We loved it all, and it was the TOTAL experience that was so good.”
Alan & Carole, May 2014
“The whole experience was fantastic.”
Glen, May 2014
“Remains the best value for single travellers.”
Liz, May 2014
“This was a fabulous holiday! Beautiful venue, lovely people and fantastic food.”
Mary, May 2014