There is perhaps no country that inspires artistic souls more than Italy. With its rich, decorative history, lush rolling landscapes, picturesque hill towns, beautiful light, and historic architecture there is something to marvel about at almost every turn. What better place to explore and enjoy with fellow artisans and creative adventurers??

We invite you to join Melanie Royals of Royal Design Studio, Gary Lord of Prismatic Painting Studio, and Alison Wooley or FlorenceArt on an artistic adventure of a lifetime! Join us for a magical journey through Florence and Tuscany, followed by days in the picturesque Dolomite area near Belluno, and finishing up at the fabled canals of Venice.

We have planned an amazing itinerary that features all of these things, along with the opportunity to partake in specialty decorative painting classes with Melanie, Gary, and Alison that will be designed exclusively for this group. Together, we will leave our mark in the hills above Florence with a group painting project in one of the public spaces at the historic Fattoria di Maiano-our home in Florence. Read on to find out more about our adventure, and we hope that you will join us there!

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Best of Italy Itinerary*

May 1
Depart US on flights to Florence

May 2
Arrive Florence and private taxi to Fattoria di Miano. Afternoon relaxation and orientation. Group Welcome Dinner at Ristorante Lo Spaccio.

May 3
Guided morning visit to the "hidden chambers" at Palazza Veccchio. Forence afternoon as you wish. Dinner independently.


May 4
Morning review of group project/class prep. Catered lunch. Afternoon "Artisan Tour" in Florence. Dinner independently.

May 5
All day trip to Tuscan hill towns. Catered wine and cheese lunch. Group dinner in Sienna.

May 6
Paint/Class Project Day w/ Catered Lunch. Dinner independently

May 7
Paint/Class Project Day w/ Catered Lunch. Villa Maiano and Olive Oil Production Tour/Tasting. Dinner independently.

May 8
Paint/Class Project Day w/ Catered Lunch. Farewell to Florence Group Dinner at Cave di Maiano Ristorante.

May 9
Group bus travel to Belluno with Tuscan city stop. Villa di Modolo tour in Belluno. Dinner independently.

May 10
Morning walking tour of Belluno. Afternoon bus trip and Group Dinner in Treviso.

May 11
All day trip to the Dolomite mountains and surrounding towns. Lunch and dinner independently.

May 12
Morning bus transfer to Venice hotel. Group visit to Venice Silk Factory. Lunch and dinner independently.

May 13
Independent day in Venice.

May 14
Independent day in Venice.


May 15
Hotel checkout/Departure/Complimentary Van Transport to airport

Your Italy Adventure Includes:


  • Room Accommodation (double occupancy bedrooms/private baths)
  • Breakfast daily, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Painting classes/group project on site at the historic Fattoria di Maiano
  • Villa Tours and Olive Oil Tour/Tasting
  • Venice Silk Factory Tour
  • Private bus transportation, as needed.


Not Included:


  • Airfare and Airport taxi transfer in Florence
  • Tips
*Subject to slight changes

Best of Italy Artisan Painting Adventure Pricing and Registration

Total Cost for 13 days/nights: $3595

Payment Details:

$1000 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space
$1000 due January 15, 2016
Balance Due February 28, 2016

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Flight Information

Airfare is not included in the trip package and must be booked independently. We suggest that you plan to arrive mid to late morning on May 2. You will need a valid U.S. Passport.

**We highly recommend that your purchase trip/travel insurance to cover and unforeseen illness or circumstances that could cause you to cancel your trip. This should be to cover both your flights and your trip deposits and payments.

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to view an album of our most recent Italy Painting Adventures in September 2014