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PAINTING  IN  ITALY

Established in 2004

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REVIEWS ON THE CORTONA HOLIDAY

WE LOVED IT

"Both Tom and I much enjoyed our time with Painting in Italy. Our fellow holiday makers were an excellent mix of friendly and interesting people and very easy to get on with.all the holiday was all we had hoped for and more. Louisa is very special and a wonderful guide.  Thank you for a great time. We will be talking about it for a very long time. We loved it. And I hope we can enjoy one of your holidays in the future". Simon - Cortona - September 2017

A GREAT EXPERIENCE

"Great accommodation with hotel staff friendly and happy to help. Very good food . Good environment for painting and relaxing. Enjoyed excursions to othe towns however not so keen on in depth history of paintings etc. Would have appreciated a bit of time to explore the shops. The artist was helpful and must be commended for managing various different types of media. Altogether a great experience". -  Cortona - June 2017

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THE HOLIDAY WAS A GREAT SUCCESS

"I thoroughly enjoyed the holiday.  The one-to-one help and tuition from the hotel chef was both fun and informative. The guides on the excursions to Cortona and nearby monastery, to Siena and to the Avignonese Winery were all very knowledgeable, informative and clear in their explanations. The excursions themselves were well-chosen, and the winery visit was particularly spectacular! The hotel facilities and grounds, including swimming pool, were excellent and without exception the staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. The provision of taxis and minibuses was excellent. All in all, the holiday was a great success and I hope to be able to take part in a further Painting in Italy holiday and will in particular look out for activities - cooking in particular - for a non-painting partner". - John, Cortona September 2016

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A TRULY WONDERFUL HOLIDAY

I've had a truly, wonderful holiday -  a dream come true and  made so many delightful new friends whom I hope to bump into again in the not too distant future.

I do compliment you on the choice of hotel and their delightful staff - enjoyed the food too!  Yes, I've had a lovely, lovely, holiday - as I have already said 'a dream come true' and that doesn't happen very often does it?  'Thank you so very, very much'.  Annie - Cortona June 2016

OVERALL BALANCE OF TUITION AND HOLIDAY GOOD

'Good hotel, loved the original features, nicely restored. Great location too. The food at the hotel was very good.  Cortona is a lovely hilltop town & we had an excellent guide who told us interesting things about Cortona & the monastery. Jennifer Johnson our tutor was excellent. She demonstrated techniques & was not only knowledgeable but helped us all in turn. She is a talented artist in her own right and an excellent teacher! Overall the balance of tuition & holiday was good as those who didn't want to work after lunch could opt out & those who wanted to carry on could'.  - Cortona June 2016

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Cortona Group September 2015

ALREADY BOOKED FOR NEXT YEAR

"I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and ambience of the hotel that was set in beautiful countryside. Our tutor Liz went out of her way to ensure that we were all happy with our painting and gave us so much information about the Italian way of life and the surrounding area. I enjoyed it so much that have already booked my holiday with you for next year". Jill van Looy - Cortona September 2015

ENJOYED MYSELF MORE THAN I EXPECTED

"I just wanted to put on record how much I admired your holiday package and enjoyed myself more than I expected.  I will be looking next year for another week, this time in Lake Garda. I shall just have to hope  you don’t sell out in June to quickly.  Thanks again, Sheila". -  Cortona September 2015 - Phil Harris

I JUST HAD TO BOOK ANOTHER HOLIDAY

"I had such a wonderful week at Cortona that I just had to book another holiday with you". - Cortona September 2015 - Jill Van Looy

WELL ORGANISED

"well organized and a good balance of tuition and wonderful excurtions with delicious Italian food and wine". Cortona September 2015 

IT WAS VERY GOOD VALUE

"Extremely well organised, everything went smoothly and we didn't have to think about anything! The restaurants and excursions were excellent and we would not have found them if we had been independent travellers. The company and tuition was great and although the holiday appeared quite expensive when I first booked, everythin g was included and it was very good value. An excellent holiday for a single person".Cortona  September 2015

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Cortona Group June 2015

MOST ENJOYABLE WEEK

"Once again a most enjoyable week. The excursions were very good especially the day spent at Villa Laura which was a rare privilege . Looking forward to reading details of next year's Lake Garda venue!" - Cortona June 2015

I WILL BE "PAINTING IN ITALY" AGAIN

"Excursions & eating out were all excellent.  Sarah is a very good tutor and coped well with the group. (A wide range of abilities!) My room at the hotel was very good. The grounds were impressive.The staff were all very friendly and anxious to be of assistance. Overall my experience was very good indeed (Villa Laura being the best!) and I will be 'Painting in Italy' again in the not too distant future". Cortona June 2015

I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER WITH FONDNESS MY WEEK IN CORTONA

“The overall experience was very good.  I liked the hotel, my room was pleasant and the facilities good. The grounds were in good order and one was able to find a quiet spot if one wanted to. The staff at the hotel were really nice and helpful and I would particularly mention Margarita, who was lovely.  Sarah was lovely, as before, and gave encouragement and assistance without being overbearing, she is a sweet and kind person. I enjoyed the outings, all of them and the day a Villa Laura was very special. I thought Cortona amazing, I loved Montepulciano and the visit to the vineyard was excellent. Sheila you are a special lady and what you do is good, I like the style and standards that you work to, and I have enjoyed my two trips, with possibly more to come. Following my bereavement your holidays have helped me to cope and it Is a good way to meet new and interesting people.  I will always remember with fondness my week in Cortona, thank you". - Cortona June 2015

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A GREAT RECIPE FOR A LOVELY HOLIDAY

"Again a great recipe for a relaxing, lovely holiday in a beautiful setting with opportunity to develop our skills. We enjoyed the setting and tours. Fiona was a lovely person who gave tremendous energy into inspiring us in our art. We enjoyed some lovely wines and the day trip to the beautiful villa where they filmed 'Under the Tuscan sun' was a memorable experience. Rome airport was not so good because of the recent fire - pretty chaotic". - Cortona June 2015

BRILLIANT

"Another brilliant cultural painting holiday". - Cortona June 2015

Cortona Group June 2015

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