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Our artistravel international selection of creative holidays in Italy!

Italy: A must for art breaks, photo tours and painting holidays!

Travel experts have long agreed that Italy is a special place. The country has become a ‘must do’ destination for just about everyone including creative minds on their search for inspiration.
Famous for its food, its historical sites, the most beautiful ancient villages and towns and also for its picturesque countryside and coastline, Italy provides a wealth of photographic opportunities, picturesque views and scenery to capture in your sketchbook. Considering all this, it might be safe to say Italy is by far unmatched as a holiday destination for any artist or creative mind!

Photo: Jutta Engelage

Roots in a rich history

Italy is a very ancient country and at the same time a very modern one. Modern civilization owes much to this nation. In Italy, visitors can breathe the spirit of the past while exploring the energy of today. The Greeks had an enormous cultural influence on Italy, and Italy, in turn, spread that legacy to the world. Even the Renaissance, which shaped Europe in terms of arts, architecture and literature, had its start in Italy.

Photo: Viktor Baron

The perfect destination for creative minds

For photographers, painters, sketchers, writers and every other kind of creative minds, Italy is the place to be or at least … to travel to. You can explore Italy's incredible wealth of inspiration in any number of ways. In the city of Rome, different eras seem to coexist together. There's the Rome of the ancients, the Rome of the Renaissance: and the Rome of today with its proud locals, the famous fashion industry and all the wonderful squares, restaurants and parks to discover.

Or visit Pompeii, where a volcanic eruption preserved an entire city's people, places and objects. Go to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and finally - don't forget Venice, its wonderful waterways, the Piazza San Marco and the many, many unexplored pathways, roads and neighbourhoods.
And then there are all the signature districts and federal states which are worth the trip. Tuscany with its ancient villages, its vineyards and its beautiful beaches, Sicily, where Africa meets Italy in so many beautiful ways, and Cinque Terre with its stunning coastline. Enough inspiration for a painter’s or photographer’s lifetime - your photo adventure is almost guaranteed.

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20 different kinds of Italian cuisine!

The term "Italian cuisine" is misleading, as Italy has twenty different regional cuisines! As Italy was always a hub of trade and exchange, it's no wonder that various cultures influenced the Italian cuisine. Abruzzo's lamb-based dishes meet Calabria’s macaroni with pork, eggplant and ricotta. And Naples is the place to go for a truly authentic pizza!
14.02. - 20.02.20
Carnival in Venice
Available Carnival in Venice
culture, excursion, life, people, photography ...
Jim Zuckerman Venice 3 850 USD
28.03. - 04.04.20
Figurative Drawing and Portraiture
Available Figurative Drawing and Portraiture
drawing, figurative, landscape, life, people ...
Brigitte Guhle Venice 1 035 EUR
12.04. - 17.04.20
Venice Photo Adventure
Available Venice Photo Adventure
adventure, culture, history, landscape, photography ...
Roman Martin Venice 5 395 USD
18.04. - 23.04.20
Florence Watercolour Course
Available Florence Watercolour Course
painting, sketching, watercolour
John Skelcher Florence 17 000 EUR
19.04. - 24.04.20
Rome Photo Adventure
Available Rome Photo Adventure
adventure, culture, history, light, photography ...
Roman Martin Rome 5 695 USD
22.04. - 30.04.20
Venice 2020: 8 day Painting Retreat
Available Venice 2020: 8 day Painting Retreat Helen K. Beacham Venice 2 500 USD
24.04. - 29.04.20
Venice Watercolour Course
Available Venice Watercolour Course
painting, urban, watercolour
John Skelcher Venice 1 550 EUR
25.04. - 02.05.20
Sicily Photo Adventure
Available Sicily Photo Adventure
culture, history, nature, photography, sea ...
Roman Martin Sicily 6 395 USD
25.04. - 02.05.20
Watercolour Course in Tuscany
Available Watercolour Course in Tuscany
landscape, painting, watercolor, watercolour
Grahame Booth Tuscany 1 640 GBP
02.05. - 07.05.20
Florence Watercolour Course
Available Florence Watercolour Course
painting, sketching, watercolour
John Skelcher Florence 17 000 EUR
03.05. - 09.05.20
Urban Sketching in Venice
Available Urban Sketching in Venice
drawing, sketching, urban, watercolor, watercolour
Ian Fennelly Venice 1 599 EUR
04.05. - 13.05.20
Austria and the Italian Dolomites
Available Austria and the Italian Dolomites
adventure, landscape, photography
Jim Zuckerman Dolomites 6 950 USD
05.05. - 15.05.20
The Light of Tuscany
Available The Light of Tuscany
landscape, painting, sketching, watercolor, watercolour ...
Alex Hillkurtz Tuscany 3 799 USD
08.05. - 13.05.20
Venice Watercolour Course
Available Venice Watercolour Course
painting, urban, watercolour
John Skelcher Venice 1 550 EUR
09.05. - 16.05.20
Tuscany Photoworkshop Adventure
Available Tuscany Photoworkshop Adventure
animals, landscape, nature, outdoor, wildlife ...
Attilio Di Giangiacomo Tuscany 6 995 USD
13.05. - 17.05.20
"1000 Miglia" - Classic Car Race Photography in Italy
Available "1000 Miglia" - Classic Car Race Photography in Italy
landscape, photography, travel
René Van Bakel Tuscany 1 888 EUR
19.05. - 27.05.20
The Tuscan Landscape in Watercolor
Available The Tuscan Landscape in Watercolor
landscape, nature, painting, watercolor, watercolour
Jill Williams Tuscany 2 980 EUR
23.05. - 30.05.20
Florence Watercolour Course
Available Florence Watercolour Course
painting, sketching, watercolour
John Skelcher Florence 17 000 EUR
23.05. - 20.11.19
Paint Venice with the incredible Paul O'Kane
Available Paint Venice with the incredible Paul O'Kane
culture, painting, plein air, urban
Paul O'Kane Venice 1 975 GBP
23.05. - 30.05.20
Photography Workshop in Tuscany
Available Photography Workshop in Tuscany
landscape, nature, photography
Martin Sproul Tuscany 1 360 GBP
31.05. - 05.06.20
Venice Watercolour Course
Available Venice Watercolour Course
painting, urban, watercolour
John Skelcher Venice 1 550 EUR
13.06. - 18.06.20
Florence Watercolour Course
Available Florence Watercolour Course
painting, sketching, watercolour
John Skelcher Florence 17 000 EUR
20.06. - 26.06.20
Painting and Drawing Ancient Hill Towns
Available Painting and Drawing Ancient Hill Towns
nature, painting, plein air
John Skelcher Le Marche 1 400 EUR
23.06. - 30.06.20
Painting with Jamie Snugg
Available Painting with Jamie Snugg
acrylics, landscape, painting, watercolour
Jamie Snugg Umbria 985 EUR
04.07. - 09.07.20
Painting, Yoga & Cooking Retreat
Available Painting, Yoga & Cooking Retreat
culture, nature, painting, yoga
John Skelcher Le Marche 1 300 EUR
11.07. - 17.07.20
Painting and Drawing Ancient Hill Towns
Available Painting and Drawing Ancient Hill Towns
nature, painting, plein air
John Skelcher Le Marche 1 400 EUR
19.07. - 25.07.20
Portrait Painting Holiday at Castello di Petroia
Available Portrait Painting Holiday at Castello di Petroia
acrylics, oil, painting, people, portrait
Jo Pickering Umbria 1 599 EUR
25.07. - 31.07.20
Painting and Drawing Ancient Hill Towns
Available Painting and Drawing Ancient Hill Towns
nature, painting, plein air
John Skelcher Le Marche 1 400 EUR
09.08. - 15.08.20
Painting holiday: How to paint animal portraits
Available Painting holiday: How to paint animal portraits
acrylics, animals, oil, painting, portrait ...
Jo Pickering Tuscany 1 399 EUR
16.08. - 22.08.20
Plein air: Painting holiday in beautiful Tuscany
Available Plein air: Painting holiday in beautiful Tuscany
acrylics, landscape, oil, painting, plein air ...
Elena Romanzin Tuscany 1 399 EUR
22.08. - 29.08.20
"Italian Cuisine" Photography in Tuscany and Umbria
Available "Italian Cuisine" Photography in Tuscany and Umbria
culture, photography
René Van Bakel Tuscany 2 999 EUR
22.08. - 28.08.20
Painting and Drawing Ancient Hill Towns
Available Painting and Drawing Ancient Hill Towns
nature, painting, plein air
John Skelcher Le Marche 1 400 EUR
05.09. - 12.09.20
Tuscany Photoworkshop Adventure
Available Tuscany Photoworkshop Adventure
adventure, animals, basics, culture, history ...
Attilio Di Giangiacomo Tuscany 6 995 USD
05.09. - 11.09.20
Painting and Drawing Ancient Hill Towns
Available Painting and Drawing Ancient Hill Towns
nature, painting, plein air
John Skelcher Le Marche 1 400 EUR
06.09. - 12.09.20
Plein air painting holiday at Castello di Petroia
Available Plein air painting holiday at Castello di Petroia
acrylics, landscape, life, oil, painting ...
Elena Romanzin Umbria 1 499 EUR
12.09. - 17.09.20
Painting, Yoga & Cooking Retreat
Available Painting, Yoga & Cooking Retreat
culture, nature, painting, yoga
John Skelcher Le Marche 1 300 EUR
26.09. - 03.10.20
Portraiture & Nude Studies
Available Portraiture & Nude Studies
basics, drawing, figurative, life, light ...
Brigitte Guhle Tuscany 995 EUR
29.09. - 09.10.20
Naples Italy and Amalfi Coast Photo Tour
Available Naples Italy and Amalfi Coast Photo Tour
adventure, photography
Kathy Adams Clark Naples 5 495 USD
04.10. - 11.10.20
Figurative Drawing and Portraiture
Available Figurative Drawing and Portraiture
basics, drawing, figurative, life, light ...
Brigitte Guhle Cinque Terre 1 010 EUR
06.10. - 16.10.20
Watermedia for Newbies
Available Watermedia for Newbies
painting, watercolour
Georgia Mansur Rome 3 300 USD
06.10. - 16.10.20
How to paint atmospheric paintings ‘en plein air’
Available How to paint atmospheric paintings ‘en plein air’
culture, painting, plein air
Frank Eber Tuscany 3 849 USD
09.10. - 15.10.20
Venice Watercolour Course
Available Venice Watercolour Course
painting, urban, watercolour
John Skelcher Venice 1 550 EUR
09.10. - 18.10.20
Watercolour Workshop Residency Rome- Venice
Available Watercolour Workshop Residency Rome- Venice
culture, painting, watercolour
Jun-Pierre Shiozawa Rome 2 700 EUR
17.10. - 24.10.20
Photography Workshop in Tuscany
Available Photography Workshop in Tuscany
landscape, nature, photography
Martin Sproul Tuscany 1 360 GBP
25.10. - 31.10.20
Plein air: Landscape painting holiday in Tuscany
Available Plein air: Landscape painting holiday in Tuscany
acrylics, drawing, landscape, painting, plein air ...
Mark Warner Tuscany 1 399 EUR