Tuscan Countryside

Colours of Tuscany

Destination
Tuscan Countryside
Dates From
30/04/2022
Duration
7 Nights
8 Days
Price From
$3,520
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BOUTIQUE SMALL GROUP PACKAGE

Our selection of “Mix’n’Match Special Discount” tours will give you the opportunity to experience different activities in different regions of Italy. Why not combine a week of cooking with language? Or pilates and painting?

When you book 2 or more tours from this range for travel in 2022, you will receive a 5% discount off the total of both tours. All tours are subject to availability, so contact us for more information – ciao@italiamia.com.au

Tuscany is world famous for its stunning landscapes, making it the ideal location for a painting holiday. The venues for our painting holidays in Tuscany are surrounded by breathtaking countryside and provide wonderful inspiration for painters.  Not only are the views stunning, the grounds of the villas are the perfect place to relax and get the creative juices flowing!

With a sketchbook, easels and boards provided, all of the big details are taken care of for you, and we will provide you with a handy list of painting materials to bring with you for your trip.

Villa Accommodation
Stunning views are essential for a painting holiday in Italy and that is why our villas are hand-picked to find the perfect location. We have carefully chosen areas of Tuscany famous for their breathtaking scenery to inspire our guests – what could be better than painting the olive groves, rolling hills and vineyards? When you are not painting, take some time to relax by the pool and wander the grounds of the estate. All bedrooms are ensuite and decorated in a contemporary style.

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 7 nights Villa accommodation with private, en-suite
  • 5 Days painting tuition with our experienced tutors
  • Visits to local towns as per itinerary
  • Sketchbook, easels and boards provided All meals and wine, including 2 meals at local restaurants
  • All meals and wine, including 2 meals at local restaurants
  • Small group tour – maximum 10 guests
  • Villas accommodation surrounded by rolling hills and olive groves
  • Day trips exploring some of Tuscany's most historic and beautiful towns
  • No single supplement

Itinerary

Day 1: Group transfer to the villa.

Our group transfer will meet you at Pisa Airport and take you to the villa for welcome drinks on the terrace followed by dinner.

Day 2: Your first painting session: an introduction to watercolour techniques.

This morning you have your first sketching and painting session with your teacher. This will include discussing the course outline, aims and expectations and getting started. The session will be followed by lunch prepared by your chef. The afternoon is yours to continue sketching and painting, or to relax by the pool. Dinner is prepared for you at the villa.

Day 3: A day of painting followed by dinner at the villa.

This morning, your tutor will demonstrate landscape painting to the group after breakfast, looking at different ways to apply watercolour and mixing media like pastel and coloured pencil. Following lunch, there will be an outing to use the techniques. Dinner will be at the villa.

Day 4: A day trip to explore a beautiful local town.

After breakfast, we will travel to a beautiful local town to enjoy a day sight-seeing, sketching or shopping at your leisure. Lunch will be at our favourite local trattoria. Before dinner, the tutor will discuss your work so far.

Day 5: Today's painting session will involve a lesson in the elements of composition and colour.

After breakfast, there will be a lesson in the elements of composition and colour. Lunch will be served on the terrace. The afternoon is free to enjoy as you wish around the grounds of the villa or relaxing by the pool. Dinner will be at the villa tonight, prepared by your chef.

Day 6: An afternoon visit to a local town, followed by dinner at an excellent local trattoria.

A chance today to try larger and more ambitious work using the sketches and ideas you have accumulated so far. Following lunch, there will be an afternoon visit to another local town with an opportunity to sketch. Enjoy dinner at an excellent local restaurant.

Day 7: Spend today relaxing by the pool or painting.

Today is your final day of drawing and painting, with time to finish off your works and relax at the villa. Later this evening, we’ll have an exhibition of your art work to the group, followed by a special farewell dinner prepared by your chef.

Day 8: Breakfast before our transfer back to Pisa Airport.

After breakfast, our private transfer will take you back to Pisa Airport for your onward journey. Arrivederci!

DATES & PRICES

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30/04/202207/05/2022$3,520 p/pAvailable
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04/06/202211/06/2022$3,520 p/pAvailable
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03/09/202210/09/2022$3,520 p/pAvailable
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10/09/202217/09/2022$3,520 p/pAvailable
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Exclusions

Paints & paint brushes to be supplied by traveller
Optional excursions/sightseeing
City Tax: some City Councils may introduce a tourist tax that has to be paid directly at the hotel
Meals and beverages other than those specified
Tips/Gratuities
Everything which is not clearly specified under inclusions

* Please note, price is subject to fluctuation and availability is subject to change until booked and confirmed *