Wednesday, 1 July 2015

What's on in Italy in July

With such a varied culture and heritage, there is always something worth visiting and celebrating in Italy on our painting holidays. Check out what's on in Italy this July on our new blog and maybe you are lucky enough to join some of the events in la bella Italia!

Palio Horse Race Siena Italy July

Monday, 29 June 2015

What to pack when coming on a painting holiday!

For all our lovely painters – read our short list of what to bring on your painting holiday in Italy! 
Painting Venice

Have you been on a painting holiday? Why not share your tips & tricks with us in our comment section on our new blog? Looking forward to hearing from you! 

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Pilates – The Secret to Murrays Success?

Did you know Pilates can be used to treat back pain? -Andy Murray certainly does!
We're wishing him all the best once Wimbledon starts next week, read why Pilates might be the key to his success on our blog https://www.flav 
Andy Murray Pilates

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Venice vs Tuscany - Where would you like to go?

Considering an Italian getaway but cant decide where to visit? We compared the food, culture and scenery of our inspiring painting holidays destinations Veneto and Tuscany on our new blog. To find out who the winner is visit
Belluno, VeniceVenice canals italy

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Beginners Recipe – Tuna and Strawberry Salad

This simple recipe from our cooking holidays in Sicily is a great light meal for the summer and is even better for those who are a bit of a novice in the kitchen. This requires no oven, no hob and no heat! So there is no excuse not to try this easy and unique dish! To find out more visit our new blog 

Monday, 15 June 2015

A Brief History of Villa Padova

We are excited to introduce Villa Padova to our list of Villa options for our painting holidays in 2015. Villa Padova italy venice 16th Century
Our new venue in Venice is from the 16th century and is sure to impress guests on their painting break. With historic frescos from some of the most famous artists from the region, we are absolutely delighted to have secured this venue. Want to find out more? Then check here: 

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Happy Republic Day!

Planes in Italy showing Italian flag

Today is one of Italy's most important national holidays: La Festa della Repubblica, which marks the day Italy officially became a republic in 1946. Isn't that a reason to celebrate? Of course it is. And, for you to know how to do that in authentic Italian style, we put together a little guide to Italy's Republic Day here