Quite pleased with this holiday from Azenart. Quality and commitment from beginning to end. Lovely. Our [accommodation] was quite close to the places we were painting! And what places! Our tutor was attentive to us older folks who walked a little slowly, which was nice. We weren’t rushed at all. Getting to our painting spots was stressless and easy. I was worried about the group’s average age but was surprised to see a mix of all ages... Our group only had 6 people in it, which was just right. Our tutor was patient and kind. We will miss her! I very much enjoyed our group painting and giggling and learned new techniques. Our lunches and dinners were great fun... To conclude, these painting holidays were a good find!
— B. Patterson


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CINQUE TERRE Painting Holiday (/Drawing).

All artistic levels. Watercolor, acrylic, oils, drawing, pastels, gouache.

Cinque Terre painting group

You've probably heard about Cinque Terre. It's a chain of villages on the Western Italian Riviera coastline, in the Liguria region. It includes 5 villages ('cinque' in Italian): Riomaggiore, Monterosso Al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, and Manarola. The villages and the surrounding hills are part of the Cinque Terre National Park. 

Join us for this quality plein-air painting holiday.

Book your slot today for just £175.


  • 1 week on site.

  • Great painting sites with tuition directly in the Cinque Terre villages in a relaxed environment with a talented tutor. Small group.

  • Sightseeing.

  • Art equipment provided.

  • Art materials provided.

  • 6 nights SINGLE ROOM accommodation + Breakfast at a comfortable condo shared among guests and tutor. Visit our Accommodation section.

  • Local Transportation: All local bus and train tickets.

    Practical information: Closest airports (closest first): Genoa, Pisa, Florence. There have been great low prices to Pisa if you're coming from the US on Norwegian Airlines. Other great deals if coming from Europe with RyanAir or other airlines. The closest train station is La Spezia.

2019 Group at Vernazza, Cinque Terre.

2019 Group at Vernazza, Cinque Terre.

About the accommodation:

On the 2019 trip, guests stayed at 2 comfortable apartments in La Spezia, a few minutes’ train ride away from Riomaggiore. Below are a few photos of our 2019 accommodation.

What artistic level do I have to be?

We welcome all levels. Beginners, intermediate artists, and confirmed artists. 

What medium?

You may choose from the following media: watercolors, acrylics, drawing (all drawing media), oils, hard pastels, gouache.

Painting holiday Cinque Terre

Who's the tutor?

Marie Remond will be accompanying the group on this trip to Cinque Terre. You may view her profile in our tutor's section.

What's the group size?

6 - 8 painters.

Can I come on my own?

You may most definitely come on your own. Most participants do. You will be with like-minded people for the week.

How fit do I have to be to join?

You by no means need to be an athlete to join this plein-air workshop painting holiday in Cinque Terre, Italy. Cinque Terre is a string of villages on the Mediterranean in Western Italy, and although we try and avoid sporty itineraries, you should be able to walk at an easy no rush pace for 15 - 20 minutes at a time, without it being strenuous.


Transportation (included in the price); we will take quick train rides(a few minutes each way) every day to get to the different Cinque Terre villages.

Day -1 (Sunday): Welcome! Meet up at the train station among participants and tutor. Dinner.

Day 2 (Monday): Breakfast at the apartment, in a cheerful artistic mood. Then guests will have time to rest or to explore La Spezia, the lovely city where we stay. Then we will have lunch at the accommodation before our first afternoon of painting (or drawing if that is your chosen medium) at Vernazza. This beautiful 13th century village known for its history and for its wine, is the southernmost village of the Cinque Terre chain, and has inspired many artists. After our afternoon of painting, we will make our way back to La Spezia, where we will rest and have dinner at a local restaurant. Those wishing to skip dinner or make an at-home dinner will be able to do so.

Day 3 (Tuesday): Breakfast at the apartment. Free time, then lunch. After lunch, we will take a short train ride to Manarola village where we'll spend the afternoon painting. Throughout the afternoon painting session, everyone will have a choice of diverse subjects to paint/draw: scenery with small boats, colored houses, seascape and rocks, and even greenery. Back to La Spezia, then dinner.

Day 4 (Wednesday): Breakfast together at the apartment. We'll then take a short train ride to Corniglia, the third village in the string of the Cinque Terre villages. A bus will take us up to the village in a short ride. Corniglia is the only village without a port. We will only sight-see there, as its tight streets make it complicated to paint. Lunch will be packed that day, and we will have it on the beach of Monterosso, where we will paint for the afternoon.

Day 5 (Thursday): Breakfast together. Free time, then lunch. The afternoon will then be spent painting in Riomaggiore. Then, we will make our short way back to La Spezia, freshen up and have dinner.

Day 6 (Friday): After breakfast, we will have some free time, then have lunch. After lunch, we will be off to a town called Lerici. This beautiful town would far deserve to be the 6th village of the Cinque Terre, as it is undeniably as beautiful as the other 5!

Day 7 (Saturday) Departure day. Breakfast and goodbyes. Tutor accompanies group at train station (train then heads for airports).

Interested in this holiday? Simply fill out this form and we will respond within 24 hours. OR pay your deposit to book your slot (below the form).

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Planning your art trip. What's not included?

Getting to Cinque Terre, dinner (cost depends on what you order etc. you can also make dinner at the rental), city tax (about £2 per day).

This Cinque Terre Italian art holiday is a watercolor holiday, but also an acrylics and oil painting holiday, and is generally called a multi-media art holiday.