Cinque Terre

Painting holidays in Cinque Terre

  • May 3rd – 11th 2023 > FULLY BOOKED!
  • May 15th – 23rd 2023 > FULLY BOOKED!

Painting in Liguria, Italy! The Cinque Terre (five towns) is a string of five beautiful fishing villages perched high on the Italian Riviera which until recently were linked only by mule tracks and accessible only by rail or water.

The price for this trip is €3500 per student or €3300 per person when two are sharing accommodation (for example, if you wish to bring your non-painting partner).

Tess knows her countryside and her palette very well… She took us to all of the most picturesque places, carefully chosen to capitalize on the weather conditions and our levels of skill, to develop our individual strengths and styles and to challenge us to new levels. I highly recommend a week with Tess to learn, enjoy, paint, sight-see (and shop, eat and wine-taste!) and let yourself be inspired and challenged as well as spoiled and amazed – at all of the beauty, fun, laughter, great results and good times! I would go back in a minute – any day!

Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre

Your Art Course in Cinque Terre:
An Overview of the 10 days.

The two nearest airports to Cinque Terre are Pisa and Genoa. If you are flying from the States Genoa is probably the easiest.
We will of course pick you up and take you back to the Villa I have found the perfect villa in La Spezia with a huge pool and beautiful grounds. The Lonely Planet advises that we go to the villages by train as the terrain is difficult as is parking and the trains take us to the center of the villages.

Day 1:
Pick up from airport in the afternoon and drive to villa, relax swim, settle in and dinner.

Day 2:
A gentle morning followed by a train trip to Vernazza, we will paint the harbour views, it really is so beautiful here.

Day 3:
We visit the monastry Santuario Nostra Signora di Soviore, a sanctuary of peace and relaxation on the Ligurian coast, perched above Monterosso with breathtaking views over Cinque Terre.

Day 4:
A trip to Porto Venere, with its Gothic-style Church of St. Peter atop a rocky headland. Nearby is the centuries-old Castello Doria, an imposing clifftop fortress with views of the Gulf of Poets.

Day 5:
If we are up for it in the morning, a visit to Pisa I think we have to go since we are here.

Day 6:
After our day in Riomaggiore we will spend the morning at the villa going over and finishing our paintings from the day before.

Day 7:
Monterrosso, the last but not least of the five villages to visit and paint in. Of course we eat locally and go home for a swim and dinner.

Day 8:
We say our goodbyes.

I think we are going to have a truly wonderful trip and as usual the itinerary is subject to change due to weather or other circumstances.

Looking forward to seeing you all in May!

We will…

  • Pick you up from and take you back to the airport.
  • Take you to some of the most stunning scenic destinations.
  • Provide delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinner by our chef.

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