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Colours of Sicily Painting Week

Colours of Sicily Painting Week

8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$2,907 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Small groupSmall group
  • Tour Code
    FOI-19-5790
8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$2,907 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Small groupSmall group
  • Tour Code
    FOI-19-5790
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 7-night villa accommodation in SicilyActivityActivity Painting lessons with experienced instructors MealsMeals All meals as per itineraryTourTour Tour of Syracuse, Syracuse, Marzamemi, Noto, Modica & RagusaTransfersTransfers Transfers from/to Catania airport

Summary

Fall in love with Sicily during this fabulous, 8-day painting holiday. Located in central Mediterranean Sea, Sicily continues to entice travellers with its breathtaking yet diverse landscape and historic treasures – majestic volcanoes, gorgeous coastline, sandy beaches, ancient Greek and Roman ruins, Baroque architecture, opulent palaces and delicious cuisine. During this 8-day tour, capture the allure of Italy’s top destination with painting lessons from experienced instructors. Explore historic cities and towns such as Syracuse, Ragusa, Marzamemi and Noto.

Departure Dates

  • May 19
  • June 9
  • September 1, 21 & 29
  • October 6

Highlights

  • 5-day painting lesson with experienced instructors (suitable for all levels of experience)
  • Stay in a beautiful villa for 7 nights
  • Explore historic towns and villages including Syracuse, Marzamemi, Modica, Noto & Ragusa
  • Small group tour – maximum of 10 guests
  • No single supplement

Itinerary

Day 1, Catania – Syracuse
Meet at Catania Airport and join the group transfer to the villa where you can settle in, meet your teacher, chef and host and enjoy welcome drinks. Dinner this evening is at the villa, prepared by your chef. (D)

Day 2, Syracuse
After breakfast, you’ll have your first lesson. With your tutor, you’ll explore the villa and its grounds with your sketch book, sketching the pomegranate and olive trees, the ancient walls of the villa and views from the roof terrace. After lunch, you will explore how to develop your sketches into more finished pieces, with a focus on composition and drawing. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to enjoy at the villa and the pool area before dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 3, Syracuse
Today, you will visit the coastal town of Siracusa where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the historic old town looking for the perfect vista. After a morning sketching and painting, head to a local trattoria in the old part of the city, Ortigia, for lunch. In the afternoon, travel to Noto to take in the stunning valley views for a lesson on landscape painting. Dinner tonight back at the villa. (B, L, D)

Day 4, Marzamemi
After breakfast, you’ll head out to Marzamemi, a local fishing village famous for catching tuna, for a day of sketching by the seaside. Lunch will be at a local trattoria, with time after lunch to continue sketching and painting. Return to the villa late afternoon for aperitivi and dinner, prepared by your chef. (B, L, D)

Day 5, Syracuse
After breakfast, you’ll have some time to draw and work on your technique. Your tutor will also give a lesson focusing on drawing buildings with a guide to simplifying perspective. You can spend the rest of the day at the villa with time to continue your work or relax by the pool and in the villa grounds. Lunch and dinner will be at the villa, prepared by your chef. (B, L, D)

Day 6, Modica – Ragusa
After breakfast enjoy another painting lesson. In the afternoon, you will head off to the impressive town of Modica to sketch its beautiful scenes. From here, we’ll head to the beautiful city of Ragusa. The beautifully manicured Giardino Ibleo gardens are the ideal location to sketch before settling down to paint. Dinner is at a restaurant in Ragusa. (B, L, D)

Day 7, Syracuse
Following breakfast, you’ll have the chance to add the finishing touches to your artwork and discuss any
questions or ask for any final words of advice. After lunch, we’ll mount up your favourite artwork and hang them in the studio ready for the evening’s exhibition. Afterwards, enjoy a special farewell dinner at the villa, prepared by your chef. (B, L, D)

Day 8, Departure
After breakfast, transfer to Catania Airport for your onward journey. (B)

Day 1, Catania – Syracuse
Meet at Catania Airport and join the group transfer to the villa where you can settle in, meet your teacher, chef and host and enjoy welcome drinks. Dinner this evening is at the villa, prepared by your chef. (D)

 

Day 2, Syracuse
After breakfast, you’ll have your first lesson. With your tutor, you’ll explore the villa and its grounds with your sketch book, sketching the pomegranate and olive trees, the ancient walls of the villa and views from the roof terrace. After lunch, you will explore how to develop your sketches into more finished pieces, with a focus on composition and drawing. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to enjoy at the villa and the pool area before dinner. (B, L, D)

 

Day 3, Syracuse
Today, you will visit the coastal town of Siracusa where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the historic old town looking for the perfect vista. After a morning sketching and painting, head to a local trattoria in the old part of the city, Ortigia, for lunch. In the afternoon, travel to Noto to take in the stunning valley views for a lesson on landscape painting. Dinner tonight back at the villa. (B, L, D)

 

Day 4, Marzamemi
After breakfast, you’ll head out to Marzamemi, a local fishing village famous for catching tuna, for a day of sketching by the seaside. Lunch will be at a local trattoria, with time after lunch to continue sketching and painting. Return to the villa late afternoon for aperitivi and dinner, prepared by your chef. (B, L, D)

Inclusions

  • 7-night villa accommodation
  • All meals and wine including 2 at local restaurants
  • 5 days of painting lessons with experienced painting tutors
  • Transfers from/to Catania airport
  • Visit to local towns as per itinerary
  • Sketchbook, easels and board provided (paint & brushes not included)

Important Notes

Photography tour is also available. Contact our team for more information.

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