Cinque Terre

Painting holidays in Cinque Terre

Dates and Destinations

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 €3300 per person or €3000 per person when two sharing accommodation.

  • May 26th – 5th June 2021 – FULLY BOOKED

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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 Tessa 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.

Arrival Wednesday 27th May:
Pick up from airport in the afternoon and drive to villa, relax swim, settle in and dinner.

Thursday 28th:
Painting at home and colour palette for the fishing boats and colourful houses. I will also be teaching perspective, we might be painting quite a few houses.

Friday 29th:
Riomaggiore. We will spend the day painting in this very colourful village, the streets and small ports with its brightly coloured boats are a colourists delight. We will have lunch locally and go back to the villa for dinner.

Saturday 30th:
After our day in Riomaggiore we will spend the morning at the villa going over and finishing our paintings from the day before. In the afternoon we will drive to Portovenere to paint seascapes and sea sunsets and back to the villa for dinner.

Sunday 31st:
We will take the train to the beautiful village of Manarole, we will paint in the vines and the village, have lunch locally and go home for dinner.

Monday 1st:
A gentle morning followed by a train trip to Vernazza, we will paint the harbour views, it really is so beautiful here.

Tuesday 2nd:
Is a day off for us all to do what you would like to in. We also cook together for fun and to give Anna a day off.

Wednesday 3rd:
We visit by train Corniglia where there are huge vies over the five villages and wonderful sea scapes we will spend the day here and eat locally and go back to the villa for dinner

Thursday 4th:
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.

Friday 5th:
If we are up for it in the morning, a visit to Pisa I think we have to go since we are here. and Friday afternoon we go back to the villa to finish any paintings we need to for our evening exhibition with nibble and champagne and our
farewell dinner.

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!

With Paint Provence we will…

  • Pick you up from and take you back to the airport.
  • Drive you to some of our most stunning scenic destinations.
  • Provide delicious home-made breakfast, lunches, picnic lunches and dinner by our chef.
  • Wine tasting at several of our local châteaux just a walk away

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