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View of Otranto's dramatic coastline

Colours of Puglia Painting Week

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View of Otranto's dramatic coastline
Unleash your creative side and capture the essence of the Puglia region during this fabulous, 8-day escorted tour. Known as “the heel of Italy’s boot”, Puglia offers plenty of inspiration for your painting holiday from the sandy beaches of Gallipoli, the boulder-encrusted coastline of Otranto to the azure waters of the Ionian Sea.
Italy
Cultural

Highlights

5 days painting tuition on and-off site with an experienced painting tutor

Visits to local towns as per itinerary including Gallipoli, Lecce, Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca

Combine astonishing sun-baked horizons with a 5-day painting tuition in a luxury retreat in Puglia - the 'heel' of southern Italy. painting classes are exciting excursions to the local towns Gallipoli, Lecce, Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca from which the fortified castles, olive groves, Baroque churches, turquoise sea and the long sandy beaches become your inspiration for your canvas. Get a taste of Italy's warm south with delightful meals at local trattorias and chef-crafted indulgence in your private villa. To celebrate your art creation, this tour ends with an exhibition of your work and a special farewell dinner prepared by your chef.

2020 Departure Dates

  • 25 April
  • 2 May
  • 13 & 20 June
  • 3 & 10 October
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Included

7-night villa accommodation
All meals and wine as per itinerary, including 2 meals at local restaurants
5 days painting tuition on and-off site with an experienced painting tutor
Visits to local towns such as Gallipoli, Lecce, Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca
Transport by minibus
Group transfer from/to Brindisi Airport at specific times

Itinerary

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Day 1
Brindisi

Arrive and enjoy welcome drinks and dinner prepared by the resident chef.

Dinner
Day 2
Near Brindisi - Santa Maria di Leuca

This morning, you have your first sketching and painting session with your teacher. This will include discussing the course outline, aims and expectations and getting started. In the afternoon, you will visit Santa Maria di Leuca, at the very tip of the Salentine Peninsula where the Ionian and Adriatic Seas meet. Enjoy an aperitivo and dinner in a local trattoria.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Near Brindisi

This morning, you will have another lesson at the villa, followed by lunch. Following lunch, there will be an outing to use the techniques. Return to the villa for dinner this evening, prepared by your chef.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Lecce - Otranto

After breakfast, the group will leave for a trip to Lecce – the ‘Florence of the South’, where you can sketch the town's beautiful architecture and views. Lunch will be at a local trattoria. After lunch, you will visit Otranto situated by the sea, with the chance to visit the famous cathedral with its beautiful medieval floor mosaic. Return to the villa for dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Near Brindisi

After breakfast, there will be a lesson in the elements of composition and colour. Lunch is served at the villa. The afternoon is free to enjoy as you wish and dinner will be prepared for you at the villa.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Gallipoli

This morning, you’ll have another painting lesson around the villa, followed by lunch. You will then have a late afternoon visit to Gallipoli, on the Ionic sea, where you can sketch the fishing boats as they arrive and wander around the old town. Dinner will be at an excellent local fish restaurant.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Near Brindisi

Today is your final day of drawing and painting, with time to finish off your works and relax at the villa. Later this evening, you'll have an exhibition of your artwork to the group, followed by a special farewell dinner prepared by your chef.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Brindisi

After breakfast. join the group transfers to Brindisi Airport.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Italian
Currency
EURO
7 nights
from AUD3,518
per person, twin share
Brindisi
25 April - 10 October 2020

Important notes

  • Small group – maximum of 10 guests
  • No single supplement
  • The itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and allowing for the Italian ways.

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