The week in general Breakfast at about 8 am. Departure to our painting locations will be at around 9 am every morning, ready with your paints and/or sketchbook and camera. On some days OUR Tutor will give a demo and then the students will paint the rest of the day. Of course, you always have the option to take a walk, take a nap, shop, etc. We will be painting plein-air on the Amalfi Coast, staying in the village of Minori at Hotel Santa Lucia with visits to our painting locations such as Vietri Sul Mare, Ravello, Cetara, Maiori, Positano, Atrani The scenery is never-ending and inspirational.
Arr 1st September Naples airport no later than 4pm if possible. Staying at the Hotel Santa Lucia in Minori , one of the smaller towns on the Amalfi coast. Settle into our accommodation, meet for a pre- dinner drink & meet the Tutor talk about the week ahead. Dinner at hotel Santa Lucia 8pm
Day 2; 15 minutes trip to Ravello - Morning painting at Hotel Villa Rufolo gardens & in the visinity with views of the Amalfi coast , gardens – Lunch at the Hotel Villa Rufolo gardens. Afternoon - Optional visit/photo & paint if you wish Ravello town of the Giardini Villa Rufolo . There is an entrance fee of €5 for the gardens. Eve meal at Hotel
Day 3; Painting in very quaint Town of Cetara with coastal & views of Cetara from the beach – Lunch at a local Trtattoria . Afternoon we may continue in Cetara or move to Maiori or Minori for the afternoon . Dinner- we will venture out into the Mountains above the Amalfi coast for our evening meal.
Day 4; – Trip to Capri Weather -permitting we catch the ferry in the morning arriving in Capri by 10.30 ( 1:30 circa trip) Return from Capri 4.30 to relax & ready for our evening meal at the Hotel. This day will most likely Not be a painting day but you can take your sketch books & camera . We would treat it as a Free day to just enjoy the Island & explore. Maybe just go to the beach & enjoy the Med Dinner at our Hotel Base
Day 5; - Positano – We will take the local bus at 9.00am arriving in Positano by 10.00. This is an opportunity to photo/shop & paint.....but it is a busy town with little quit spots . The best views are from the beach. On this day , some may wish to stay with the Tutor & some go it alone finding your preferred painting spot…....the choice is yours. Leave Positano by 4.30. Meal out .
Day 6; Trip to the town of Vietri Sul Mare 30 minute drive along the Amalfi Coast . This town is up above the coast & the last town on the Amalfi coast with lots of Ceramic shops & street painting possibilities . Possibly a Full day here. Return to Base for our Eve Dinner
Day 7; - Painting in the beautiful tiny town of Atrani Just 10 minute drive. Although a very small town like Cetara , Atrani have much to offer in the way of Subject matter. Peaceful town which would be as good place for an all -day painting Early finish for an evening critique on what we have produced during our week & feed -back / comments on your experience in Amalfi Coast with Tuscany in the Frame. Our final farewell Meal at Hotel
Depart day 8 for Naples Airport approx. earliest flight departure?
When doing a 2 week Back to back For those continuing onto the Sicily workshop we will take the overnight Ferry from Naples to Palermo arriving in Palermo 7am. We then drive 1 hr to our Location on the South Coast of Sicily
Meals at Hotel Generally 8pm
Some changes may be made to the itinerary during the week depending on unforeseen circumstances & if the boss decides to!!!!!!
Professional tuition (ex non-painting partners), all-inclusive accommodation, published excursions, meals including wine/soft drinks, bilingual guide, minibus transportation to and from pick-up point as detailed in itinerary.