Colours of Sicily Painting week

Price:From *$3280

8 Days/7 Night

Tour Description

Its stunning location in the middle of the Mediterranean means it is blessed with good weather, ideal for painting outside, and with experienced painting tutors to guide you to the best painting spots. This carefully designed painting holiday in Sicily is a complete artistic journey from start to finish.

DEPARTURE 2019: 19 May | 09 Jun | 01, 21, 29 Sept | 06 Oct
7 nights villa accommodation
All meals and wine including 2 at local restaurant
Transfers from/to Catania airport at specific times
5 days of painting lessons with our experienced painting tutors
Visit to local towns as per itinerary
All meals and wine, including 2 meals at local restaurants
Sketchbook, easels and boards provided (paints & paint brushes not included)
NOTE: the itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and allowing for the Italian ways!

Small group tour – maximum 10 guests
No single supplement
Suitable for all levels of experience
Learn from experienced tutors

Pick up:Arrival transfer from Catania Airport | Drop-off: Departure transfer to Catania airport


Day 1:

Catania – Siracusa Region Meet at Catania Airport and join the group transfer to the villa where you can settle in, meet your teacher, chef and host and enjoy welcome drinks. Dinner this evening is at the villa, prepared by your chef. (D)


Day 2:

Siracusa Region After breakfast, you’ll have your first lesson. With your tutor, you’ll explore the villa and its grounds with your sketch book, sketching the pomegranate and olive trees, the ancient walls of the villa and views from the roof terrace. After lunch, you will explore how to develop your sketches into more finished pieces, with a focus on composition and drawing. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to enjoy at the villa and the pool area before dinner. (B, L, D)


Day 3:

Siracusa - Noto Today, you will visit the coastal town of Siracusa where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the historic old town looking for the perfect vista. After a morning sketching and painting, head to a local trattoria in the old part of the city, Ortigia, for lunch. In the afternoon, travel to Noto to take in the stunning valley views for a lesson on landscape painting. Dinner tonight back at the villa (B, L, D)


Day 4:

Marzamemi After breakfast, you’ll head out to Marzamemi, a local fishing village famous for catching tuna, for a day of sketching by the seaside. Lunch will be at a local trattoria, with time after lunch to continue sketching and painting. Return to the villa late afternoon for aperitivi and dinner, prepared by your chef (B,L,D)


Day 5:

Siracusa Region After breakfast, you’ll have some time to draw and work on your technique. Your tutor will also give a lesson focusing on drawing buildings with a guide to simplifying perspective. Guests will spend the rest of the day at the villa with time to continue their work, or relax by the pool and in the villa grounds. Lunch and dinner will be at the villa, prepared by your chef. (B, L,D)


Day 6:

Modica - Ragusa After breakfast enjoy another painting lesson. In the afternoon, you will head off to the impressive town of Modica to sketch its beautiful scenes. From here, we’ll head to the beautiful city of Ragusa. The beautifully manicured Giardino Ibleo gardens are the ideal location to sketch before settling down to paint. Dinner is at a restaurant in Ragusa.(B, L, D)


Day 7:

Siracusa Region Following breakfast, you’ll have the chance to add the finishing touches to your artwork and discuss any questions or ask for any final words of advice. After lunch, we’ll mount up your favourite artwork and hang them in the studio ready for the evening’s exhibition. Afterwards, enjoy a special farewell dinner at the villa, prepared by your chef. (B,L,D)


Day 8:

Siracusa Region - Catania After breakfast transfer to Catania Airport for your onward journey (B)

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