Painting holidays in Italy

For centuries artists have drawn their inspiration from the Tuscan landscape and you couldn't find a better place than the watermill to enjoy your painting holiday and improve your skills.

Our relaxing, inspiring and fun-filled painting courses with hand-picked internationally renowned tutors are designed to help both experienced painters and beginners to release their talent and most of all, enjoy their painting. We offer courses in watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics and other media.

The courses run from Saturday to Saturday and we usually spend the first day or so painting around the mill, followed by excursions to the hills (olive groves and mountain views), to the medieval walls of Fivizzano and the castle and village of Verrucola. There's also a visit to the walled city of Lucca or the fishing villages of the Cinque Terre.

Your hosts at the watermill, Italy

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We would love you to join us.

Your hosts at the wtaermill in Tuscany

Lois and Bill Breckon

Here’s a lovely unsolicited testimonial, from Peter Robson, who was our guest on Lea Nixon’s painting course earlier this year. It made us blush, but proud that our efforts to serve our guests are appreciated. Thank you very much, Peter.

Peter writes: “I have been on at least 50 weeks of workshops in the last 12 years and I have to say that the last one with you was the best ever in terms of the organisation and the lovely food and wine we had. You are streets ahead of anywhere I have been”.

Bring your partner or friend!

Why not bring your non-participating partner or friend as well? There’s a generous £GBP 250 discount for him/her if they share a room with you — and there’s plenty for them to do. Have a look at our suggestions by visiting our Activities for Non-participating Partners page.