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Painting in Umbria

11th - 17th June 2018

This is a 7 day tour

£1,995 Inc

Excluding flights: £1,795
Sgl Supp: £155
Deposit pp: £400
Please call 01453 823328 (UK)


(Excluding flights)
Sgl Supp: $235
Deposit pp: $600
Please call 888-331-3476 (US)

Be seduced by Italy’s magnificent countryside, its charming towns steeped in history and delicious gastronomic delights. With ample time to paint and capture the scenery on paper, this holiday will leave you with great memories.

Bordering Tuscany we find ourselves in Umbria, one of the was most beautiful places in Italy, renowned for its lush rolling hills, terracotta villages and rows of emerald vineyards.

Not only has it got landscapes to rival any in Italy, the food, art and culture of this hidden gem are some of the best in the world.  All these delights are a feast for the senses and we haven’t even mentioned painting yet.

In a fusion of inspiration and passion, we celebrate this beautiful region in the only way we know how and capture it on canvas – a lasting memory for long after you return home.



  • Discover hilltop towns including Giano dell’Umbria, Fratta Todina and Todi
  • Indulge in the region’s finest cheeses, wines and gastronomic delights
  • 5 full days of painting in this Italian landscape


Day 1 - Arrival day

We depart from London Heathrow in the morning and upon arrival, we drive to our hotel in Castello di Vibio where we have dinner and spend our first evening.

Day 2 - Location, location, location

Our morning is spent sketching below the hotel, which is located in stunning surroundings, and after lunch we move on to the old part of the village where we indulge in more artistic endeavours as a group. Dinner will be in a local restaurant.

Day 3 - Idyllic towns

The hilltop town of Todi, with its steep streets and charming stone houses, is ours to explore today. After we’ve discovered its treasures, we dine at our hotel.

Day 4 - A taste of the epicurean lifestyle

Today we look forward to a little indulgence. We visit Titignano, where we stop for a sumptuous wine and food tasting at the Titignano wine cellar. After we have finished here, we go for dinner in Monte Castello di Vibio and return to the hotel.

Day 5 - Small town charm

We spend today in Giano dell’Umbria, a town drenched in history and boasting an attractive town hall. There will be numerous opportunities to paint here and many views to take inspiration from. Later, we enjoy another dinner together.

Day 6 - Countryside beauty

The beautiful village of Fratta Todina is where we head to this morning. There will be time to both explore and paint this small, but beautiful area before we reconvene as a group for dinner and a final night at our wonderful hotel.

Day 7 - Departure day

In the morning, we travel back to the airport in Rome and from here, we make our way back home and say our goodbyes.



  • Pavements and tracks. All locations are within 400 metres of transport


Options for partners


  • Walking

Travel Tip


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Susanna Bailey first travelled as an artist when she won the Nancy Balfour Scholarship during her postgraduate years at the Slade School. Her love of drawing and painting has taken her all over the world as a tutor and as a working artist. A colourist, specialising in watercolor, she is popular, charismatic and fun. She enjoys sharing her love for art history and believes that careful teaching of sketching, colour, composition and the best use of materials, gives confidence and wonderful results. She delivers a structured week through demonstration and one-to-one tuition.

Susanna Bailey


5 full days of painting tuition

6 nights in en-suite accommodation

6 breakfasts and 8 lunches

6 dinners with wine

Full-time tour manager

Personal welcome at Fiumicino airport

Visit Todi and Lake Trasimeno

Chairs and boards provided

Our accommodation for this tour is located right in the heart of Umbria. Monte Castello Vibro is a very small medieval village. Views from our base will simply highlight what this part of Italy is all about – with rolling hills and glorious olive groves for as far as the eye can see.

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Contact Details

The Clock Tower,
Unit 4
Oakridge Office Park,
Southampton Road, Whaddon,
Salisbury, England, UK
01453 823328 (UK)
888-331-3476 (US)

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