A painting holiday in Italy with inspirational landscapes & teacher to develop your painting technique & explore its food, wine & culture
Sample Itinerary
Day 1
Welcome to Abruzzo Dinner!
Get to know your guide and learn more about the 4-day painting holiday in glorious Italy.
Day 2
Getting to grips with paintsPainting Vasto Old Town
A painting class in Vasto’s historic centre, the “Athens of Abruzzo”, exploring majolica

After a leisurely traditional breakfast of freshly baked bread, whole fruit country-style preserves, cake, pastries, coffee, tea and freshly squeezed juice…

  • Our first  painting class surrounded by monuments, renaissance palaces and Vasto’s spectacular crescent gulf.   We’ll be concentrating on:
    • Composition techniques study
    • Subject research of landscape architecture
    • Painting of several architectural details with different painting techniques
  • A scrumptious  traditional light lunch
  • We’ll explore Loggia Amblingh, a promenade overlooking the fascinating crescent-shaped coastline, the old town with its medieval Castle, charming lanes, a tower, the Cathedral and Piazza Rossetti, dedicated to Gabriele Rossetti, a poet from the town and father of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
  • A visit to ceramic artists Michela and Giuseppe at their pottery studio who will reveal the secrets of the Abruzzo majolica tradition that stretches from Castelli down to Vasto.
  • Aperitivo and dinner in our favourite pizzeria
Day 3
Picnic at Punta AderciA winery tour
Relaxing at the  Punta Aderci Marine Park, wine tasting, dinner and painting class at an award winning winery
  •  Following  breakfast we’ll have the morning at the  glorious Punta Aderci Marine Park, holder of Abruzzo’s most scenic coastline as well as it being its highest point.  Depending on the weather we can relax in the sun and take in the view, go for a swim or canoe or if requested in advance explore the area on horseback, or bicycle
  • Light picnic style lunch
  • Onto the Fontefico Vineyard, a young vineyard that sits between the marine park and the mountains, the location of our second painting class.  In this landscape class we’ll cover:
  • The study of tone and color
  • Research of typical landscape subjects
  • Planning and implementation stages
  • Painting of details or the landscape itself
  • Owners Emanuele and Nicola will give a wine tasting with pairings from local cheeses and tour of the vineyard and cellars
  • Against the backdrop of what is normally an unforgettable sunset we’ll have dinner prepared by Mamma Miriam
Day 4
Learning Italian fish cookery aboard a traboccoTraboccoA painting class on a trabocco, visit C6th Abbey


  • After breakfast weather permitting, we’ll have a special painting class on a trabocco that is constructed mostly from arcacia wood and railway iron sleepers
  • Rinaldo our host will show us how to fish from it and the secrets and history behind Abruzzo’s unique fishing platforms
  • In this exclusive location, surrounded by the blue green Adriatic and olive clad green hills our last painting class will feature:
    • Study of perspective
    • Study of light
    • Analysis of colors and natural subjects
    • Creation of a painting focusing on particular details or on the entire landscape with different painting techniques.
  • Maria who comes  from a family of well-known cooks will prepare lunch sourcing fish from the Adriatic Sea
  • To close the day we’ll visit the enchanting San Giovanni in Venere Abbey that sits on a hill dominating the coastline, surrounded by orange, olive, oak and pine trees

This is an example of our 4-day painting  holiday in Abruzzo Italy. Changes and modifications can be made according to the size of the group, the season, the selected accommodation, painting skills and preferred experiences that are created daily

Price: 4-day Painting Holiday in Abruzzo Italy  – from €845.00
Included in the price
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Vasto at a location of your choice, – the historic centre, the coast or inland at an agriturismo (farm)
  • All meals and breakfasts (food, water & wine)
  • 3 painting classes and painting materials
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Daily trips and excursions
  • Shuttle at Pescara Airport or Pescara Railway/Bus Station
  • All transport for daily trips and excursions
  • All entry fees for excursions, tours and wine tastings
  • English-speaking tour manager for the duration of the course
  • All taxes
What’s not included
  • Airfares
  • Spending money
  • Snacks/Drinks between meals, or any meals not listed on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, visa costs, laundry or tips
  • Travel insurance (not obligatory, but recommended)
  • Drinks not listed in the itinerary (an extra bottle of wine, for example)
  • The cost of additional excursions or activities

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Our 4-day Painting Holiday in Abruzzo Italy, starts at €845.00, depending on the type of accommodation selected, the season and the number of participants within a group.

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