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. 

Dates: Sun APRIL 14 - Sun 21  2019

Book your slot today for just £175.


  • Sunday to Sunday on site.

  • 6 days tuition in a relaxed environment with a talented tutor. Small group.

  • Art equipment provided.

  • Art materials provided.

  • Guiding on different exciting excursions at Cinque Terre villages.

  • 7 nights SINGLE ROOM accommodation at a comfortable condo shared among guests and tutor.

    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.

About the accommodation:

On the April 2019 painting trip, guests will stay at 2 comfortable apartments, a few minutes’ train ride away from Riomaggiore. The first apartment has 18th century decor frescoes on its ceilings, is functional, well furnished with kitchen apparatus, towels, bed linens, and at a great pedestrian location, close to everything. The second is a modern local apartment, smaller than the first one. Below are a few photos.

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.



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.

Painting and drawing group in Cinque Terre

Painting and drawing group in Cinque Terre


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

Day 2 (Monday): Breakfast at the apartment, in a cheerful artistic mood. After breakfast, off to our first day of painting (or drawing if that is your chosen medium) at Riomaggiore. 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 amongst Telemaco Signorini. We will paint /draw in this beautiful village for the whole day, with a relaxed morning session, lovely lunch there, and an afternoon session. Each session is 2 to 2 and a half hours. Free time starting 4 pm. Dinner as a group at a restaurant in the village.

Day 3 (Tuesday): Breakfast at the apartment.  After breakfast, we'll take a short train ride to Manarola village where we'll spend the day. Throughout both morning and afternoon painting sessions, everyone will have a choice of diverse subjects to paint/draw: scenery with small boats, colored houses, seascape and rocks, and even greenery. We'll spend the day at Manarola (and also have lunch there). Free time around 4 pm. 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 free bus will take us up to the village in a short ride. Corniglia is the only village without a port. We'll paint/ draw in the village for the day and have lunch there. 

Day 5 (Thursday): Home-made breakfast at the apartment. We'll then gather our things and take a short train ride to Vernazza, a fishing village of the Cinque Terre with a natural harbour known to be one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Its highlights include the incredible views from its 16th century Belforte Tower, the Doria Castle (11th century), and the Santa Margherita d'Antiochia church. We'll paint there in the morning, have lunch, and have an afternoon session there as well. Free time around 4 pm. Dinner.

Day 6 (Friday): Breakfast together. Then we'll take the train to go to beautiful Monterosso Al Mare. We'll paint the Monterosso Castle, have lunch, then head for the Monterosso Giant and the beach in Fegina for some more art. Free time around 4 pm. Dinner.

Day 7 (Saturday) Breakfast together. Painting in Riomaggiore in a different area from the first day, morning and afternoon session, lunch. Optional wine tasting after that afternoon's painting session. (We did say "after"!)

Day 8 (Sunday) 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?

Your trip to Cinque Terre, meals (cost depends on what you order etc. you can also make meals at the rental), train tickets (£5 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.