Monday, October 15th - Friday, October 19th 2018

Gorgeous art holiday in Italy! Staying in SORRENTO.

A spectacular artistic adventure in remarkable places in the heart of the Mediterranean. 

Painting / drawing in breathtaking POSITANO, intriguing POMPEII, NAPLES, and last but definitely not least majestic CAPRI.


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Paint (or draw, whatever you prefer) in a small group with a talented tutor in one of the most breathtaking places on the Mediterranean!

Finally, a painting holiday in Europe where you can do art in fabulous scenery on the Amalfi coast, in Pompeii and on the island of Capri on the same trip.


The Amalfi art holiday group will stay in Sorrento. You'll be able to choose a rental or hotel of your choice, close to the centre of town. From there, your small group and tutor will meet every morning for painting outings, extraordinary excursions, and group meals.  The tutor will teach and also guide the group throughout the week to some astonishing two-in-one sightseeing/painting sites. 

We’ll take you within the depths of the incredible unearthed ancient city that is Pompeii, where we will sketch and paint. You’ll discover its secrets, admire the bejewelled remnants of a surprising lifestyle, and be forever moved by the eternal silence of its inhabitants. On this one of a kind painting trip, you'll also discover Positano, a jewel nested on the Amalfi Coast, where blue is bluer than blue, where your palette will overflow with colours, and where painting/drawing will take a whole new dimension! We'll go to NAPLES. Finally, last but not least, we'll sail away (well, almost...) we'll take an enjoyable ferry ride to the marvelous island of Capri.



  • In the afternoon before the first painting day, the tutor will meet the group and welcome everyone at the airport. We'll get everybody in the right direction to buy their train ticket and the group and tutor will travel together to Sorrento.  A group dinner will be suggested without any obligations.

  • Day 1: We will start our plein air painting morning in the beautiful city of SORRENTO where the tutor will give some explanations of what's going to happen that morning. The group will sketch, paint / draw until about noon. We'll then have our lunch break. We'll visit and paint a different view of SORRENTO in the afternoon. Around 5 pm, we'll have a well-deserved coffee or tea break at a nearby café, where we'll have informal constructive talk about our work. Free time, then dinner.

  • Day 2: A short morning train ride from Sorrento. Group and tutor will spend the day in POMPEII, sightseeing. No painting inside (only sketching), as they no longer allow bags for safety reason. We'll just take paper and a pencil (or watercolour pencils) which we'll be able to colour later. We'll take lunch just outside of the ruins, and spend the afternoon back at the ruins, leaving the site at about 4:30. Back to Sorrento by train. Free time, then dinner. 

  • Day 3: We'll take a morning ferry (stunning views!) to utterly beautiful POSITANO  and spend the day painting / drawing there.  Lovely lunch there. We'll spend our afternoon session painting a different view.  Back to Sorrento by ferry by the end of the afternoon.  Dinner.

  • Day 4: We'll take another morning ferry,  this time to the famous, beautiful island of CAPRI where we'll spend the day painting / drawing. Enjoyable lunch. We'll spend our afternoon session painting on the island at a different place.  Back to Sorrento by ferry by the end of the afternoon.  Dinner.

  • Day 5: Our last day will be spent painting in NAPLES. The group will sketch, paint / draw until about noon. We'll then have our lunch break. We'll visit and paint different views of NAPLES in the afternoon. Goodbyes for those leaving from NAPLES (possibilty to bring luggage in the morning, so as not to have to get back to Sorrento. Trip back to Sorrento for group members leaving later. 

 Sketching in Pompeii

Sketching in Pompeii

What’s included?

  • 5 full days of tutoring (25 hours) with a tutor who knows the area of this painting trip and who will guide you throughout the week. 

  • Art materials (Paints, pencils, paper, brushes, eraser/rubber, cup, tape)

  • Equipment provided on this Amalfi art vacation: board and stool.

  • Airport group welcome by tutor. Help buying tickets. The tutor will tavel with the group to Sorrento.

  • Free: Non-painting partners or friends are welcome to join excursions at no extra cost. 

  • Guiding on excursions: The tutor will guide the group throughout the week on this art trip. 


Nearby airports (Naples and Sorrento) are accessible from major European cities. Flights can be as low as £40 when booking early, and less than $400 from overseas. - Accommodation: Sorrento hotels are about £60 / night pp, for a double room, and £90 / night for a single room. - Restaurant lunches, dinners, cafés (roughly £150 to £200 for the five days). - Transportation: [Some are free for 65+] Sorrento - Pompeii train (£5 round trip), Sorrento to Positano ferry (£25 round trip), Sorrento - Capri ferry (£35 round trip on average). Pompeii entry ("skip the line" £12 for EU citizens, or £17 other).  A few bus tickets in Sorrento and Capri. Naples aiport - Sorrento train (£7 round trip).