Cinque Terre Painting Holiday

Inspiring small group journeys.
8 days from $4030
  • Holiday type: Painting Tours
  • Countries: Italy
  • Starts (city): Pisa
  • Ends (city): Pisa
  • Group size: 11 average
  • Trip style: Superior - 4 star
  • Tour code: 759

Between sea and sky

The remote Cinque Terre has inspired artists and poets for centuries, and is little changed today, with mountains that dive to the sea, interspersed by tiny fishing villages. Cinque Terre comprises five small villages on the Ligurian coast. The villages were long isolated due to their location and landscape and were only reached by the outside world about 100 years ago, when the railway line was built. As a result, the characteristic Ligurian culture has been conserved. There are still few roads, so we'll let the train take the strain as we explore the five settlements of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • 5 days of painting tuition.
  • Be inspired by some of the Italian Riviera's most spectacular coastline and five of it most beautiful villages, in fabulous settings.
  • Ride the little railways between the villages, passing monasteries and sanctuaries, enjoying panoramic views.
  • Discover the rich Ligurian culture, conserved thanks to centuries of isolation from the outside world, "breached" just a century ago.
  • Visit beautiful glittering Portofino or historic Genoa ("la Superba") with its UNESCO-protected Old Town.
  • Cheese, olive oil and wine tasting
Tour Leader

Painting Tutor - To be confirmed


Solo Traveller Comments

Groups include a significant number of single people who are able to enjoy the holiday with people who have similar interests. The prospect of travelling alone can be daunting but we find very quickly everyone has long forgotten this feeling and many new strong friendships are formed on our holidays. Although the average group size is 11 persons, dinner is taken in a group which can vary in size from 10 to 28 when there is another activity group sharing the hotel. This gives you the opportunity to get to know everyone in the group over the length of the holiday over a friendly relaxed dinner in the evenings.

There is NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT on this holiday.



Arrival day

Our hotel, at Monterosso al Mare, is a short hop from Pisa airport. There's time to enjoy the view, swim or do some sketching.


Monterosso is famous for its beach, but its eye-catching feature is the Monterosso Giant, a 14m high sculpture of King Neptune jutting out from the cliff face.


This little picture-postcard fishing port is just perfect painted from on high. We look down on its small harbour with tiny beach, tightly hugged by church and town. The castle imposes its presence from above.


On top of a promontory, Corniglia is the most rural of the Cinque Terre, surrounded by vineyards and terraces, broadening both our artistic horizons and our palette.

Free day

A chance to relax or perhaps visit Portofino or Genoa by train – renowned for its Pasta al Pesto!


Here in the oldest of the Cinque Terre towns, the cheerily painted, steeply terraced houses have long provided inspiration to artists. No doubt the result of the local Sciacchetra wine.

Departure day

We leave early for Pisa airport.

Note: This is a selection of the many options available. Weather conditions, group interests and the tutor will influence the final itinerary.

Currently there are no dates available for this tour. Please email us if you would like to be kept informed about new departures.


  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 6 dinners with wine
  • Personal welcome at Pisa airport and transfers
  • All transport including trains
  • Service of full-time tour manager
  • 5 full days of painting tuition
  • Chairs and boards provided


  • Tips


Our hotel, located at Monterosso al Mare, is just a short trip from Pise airport. There will be ample time to enjoy the view, take a dip in the sea or just relax and do some sketching.


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